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08/23/2020 Sunday Night Message
Rich Shepler
Sunday, August 23, 2020

Good evening, this is Rich Shepler, principal of Warren Central High School.  This evening I would like to take a few moments to address several important CORE expectations for Warren Central and Walker Career Center Students.  

As we collectively work toward the goal of excellence, we ask that all students, those on hybrid schedules and those working virtually full time, attend classes each day.    Hybrid students should present in person on their assigned black or gold day.  Students working from home, whether virtual or hybrid must complete a daily exit ticket for each course they are enrolled in to ensure they are marked present for the days they are working virtually.  Daily attendance, both in person and virtually demonstrates a commitment to excellence in academics and will lead to positive outcomes in the classroom.  

Additionally, I want to remind all students and families that high school coursework results in credit attainment that directly correlates to grade point average and earning credits toward graduation.   On-time completion and submission of coursework is key to both student learning and the resulting grades and student transcript.  

Maintaining order in our school building is more important now than ever before.   In accordance with CDC guidelines, I am asking that all students and adults wear appropriate face coverings every day and that those face coverings cover both the nose and mouth unless the person is actively eating or drinking.   Compliance with our mask management policy displays our respect for one another and our community.    It is also necessary that all students sit in their assigned seats in both the classrooms and cafeterias.  Students who fail to comply with the mask management and seating assignments may face progressive discipline.    

As we end each school day, it is imperative that students move quickly to their cars and buses.  We encourage all students to pick up a snack pack on their way out of the building and demonstrate civility by moving quickly to exit the building.  

The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

Finally, in order for our schools to be in compliance with the state laws regarding immunizations, please make sure that your student(s) have their updated information on file with your school's nursing staff.  All student vaccines must be on file and up to date by September 21, 2020, to avoid exclusion.  Please make your school's nursing staff aware of any upcoming appointments for vaccines, or if there are any medical or religious objections to your student receiving his or her vaccines    

Also, PLEASE inform your school's nurse of any chronic health conditions that the school should be made aware of, and that your student's medical emergency information is up to date."

As we prepare for another great week, please be reminded this week will start with a Black Day on Monday. Black day students should attend in person and Gold day students will work from home.  Please screen students daily for COVID 19 symptoms. Students experiencing symptoms should stay home and parents or caregivers should contact the cohort office with that information 

As always, please make sure to check your email, the Warren Township app, and social media for continued updates. 

Thank you and have a good evening.