Sheyenne High School News
Ryan Salisbury, Assistant Principal A-C & AVID
Nate Schleicher, Assistant Principal D-H
Amanda Henry, Assistant Principal I-Me
Dr. Pam Cronin, Principal Mf-Sc
Jana Oistad, Dean of Students Sd-Z
Ross Richards, Athletic Director
Attendance Phone Line: 701-356-2160
- A parent or guardian must notify the office of their student’s absence for an illness or appointment. No emails or texts.
- Call by 9:00AM whenever possibleor an automated messaged will go out.
- Call for a Blue Pass for student check-out.
- When a student returns from an appointment, they are required to check back into the office.
- Automated messages are sent to Parent/Guardian 1 cell phone and email at 10:40AM & 3:00PM for classes marked “Unverified” by teacher.
- Teachers mark students "Unverified" when they are absent from class. Attendance marks students "Excused" when they are notified by parents.
- Call to report absence if you forgot.
- Full attendance policy is in the Student Handbook
SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL
All classes for the 2019 summer school sessions will be held at West Fargo High School at 801 9th St E, West Fargo, ND. Due to the condensed schedule, student attendance is required for all 10 days of the session. Classes are from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Monday – Friday of each session.
Students not currently enrolled at a West Fargo Public School must also return the Out of District Parent Registration Form to West Fargo High School.
All classes are at West Fargo High School. Transportation will be provided from Sheyenne High School, leaving the front of the building at 7:30AM and arriving at West Fargo High School by 7:50AM. The shuttle will return students to Sheyenne immediately following the end of summer school class. No other transportation is provided for regular summer school classes.
Classes begin promptly at 8:00 AM and dismiss at 2:30 PM Students will be given one break and lunch during the day:
- 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM - a snack with milk or juice will be provided free of charge
- 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM - one lunch option will be provided free of charge. No items will be available for purchase (except vending machines).
Students will not be allowed to leave the building during the day, unless permission is given by administration. This includes lunch. Snacks and lunch will be provided at no charge.
Summer school covers a large amount of material in a short amount of time; this makes regular attendance crucial. Due to the condensed schedule, attendance is required all 10 days unless an emergency occurs.
Summer school differs markedly from the regular school term in that participation of students is entirely voluntary. Any student who, through tardiness, absenteeism, poor work habits or classroom disturbance, distracts from the summer school experience instead of adding to it, will be sent home and dropped from the course.
Students may not use lockers during summer school.
Session 1: June 3 – 14, 2019
Session 2: June 17 - 28, 2019
If at all possible, we would like to have all of our students register on Tuesday, August 6 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Wednesday, August 7 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. School pictures will be taken during registration; please come prepared to take your photo at this time. As a reminder, all returning students received a DRAFT SCHEDULE at the beginning of the summer. If you need to request a schedule change, you have until August 1 to fill out the online form at http://tinyurl.com/y3bbnrcz. If your student will be out of town for registration, please call the office 356-2160. Administrators will be available during registration. Students will be able to tour their rooms and access their locker. SCHEDULE CHANGES
Students will again receive their schedules at registration. Teachers’ schedules have been built around students’ requests, and class sizes are set. Therefore, there can be no schedule changes without administrative approval.
Wondering about your 2019-2020 Class Schedule?
Scheduling for the 2019-2020 school year is underway. Currently, SHS administrators are building the master schedule and carefully reviewing each student schedule.
- Class schedules for all students will be distributed during Welcome Back Registration on August 6-7.
- Information and guidelines for requesting schedule changes will also be distributed at registration.
Questions about schedules or schedule changes WILL NOT be addressed until the designated time in August.
High achieving sophomores and juniors are invited to consider taking the PSAT exam on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Those students best prepared for the PSAT are taking the most challenging core curriculum coursework, planning to attend a 4-year college or university, and are highly motivated to improve their academic skills. Testing will take place at Sheyenne HS. Students will be given registration information in early September. Please contact your student’s counselor at 701-499-3570 if you have further questions. You also can find additional information at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-suiteassessments/psat-nmsqt-psat-10
All Junior’s will be attending a college fair on Monday, September 16 at the Scheels Arena. This College Fair will be represented by over 75 colleges including in-state, out-of-state, 2-year, and 4-year colleges (public and private), as well as Technical Programs.
Peru Travel & Family Stay Program Summer 2020 – Student & Parent Interest Meeting!
The Spanish Department is excited to provide this unique opportunity to their students and to enrich their learning of Peruvian culture and language. Spanish 3 & 4 students will be able to travel to Peru in the summer of 2020 through an immersion program offered by Language & Friendship, Inc., a Bloomington, MN based company. The mission is to provide meaningful intercultural opportunities through short-term travel and family-stay programs abroad as well as through hosting opportunities in the U.S. Highlights of the trip include tours of the capital Lima, the former Incan capital Cusco, authentic markets, the ancient city of Machu Picchu, and a family stay. Interested parents and students should stay tuned for our first Parent Student Interest Meeting early this fall! If you need more information about the trip, please contact Katie Germscheid or Ryan Mayer via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
SHS Fall Play
We are excited to announce the SHS Fall Play, The Outsiders, based on the novel by SE Hinton!
Auditions for the play will be held in September. Students get ready to look for more information about auditions during the first week of school!
Fall Play Performances will be November 21-24, 2019.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the North Dakota Department of Health School Immunization Requirements have been updated to require a second dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) for students entering eleventh or twelfth grade. All eleventh and twelfth grade students will need proof of two doses of MCV4 before returning to school in the fall. Students must be 16 years of age to receive the second dose.
MCV4 protects against meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis, and possibly lead to death or permanent disability within hours of the first symptoms. Meningococcal disease is contagious and can be very serious in young people.
Please schedule an appointment with your child’s health care provider or your local public health department today. Please have your child receive this booster prior to the start of school year. Also remember to bring the documentation to school so it can be added to your child’s records.
Below are the required Immunizations for the 2019-20 School Year:
Information for Self-Administration of Over the Counter Medication for 2019-20:
Self-administration of over the counter medication (i.e. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) requires a parent and student signature (no physician signature needed). However, if the dosage is above the recommended dose on the bottle, it will require a physician signature. Prescription medication that is self- administered will still need a physician, parent, and student signature.
A copy of the Medication Policy and associated forms are posted on the district website www.west-fargo.k12.us under the Families link and health services tab.
If you have any questions, please refer them to the School Nurse.
2019 – 2020 ACT Test Dates
Register at www.actstudent.org
Late Fee Required
June 8, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 15-24, 2019
September 14, 2019
August 16, 2019
August 17-30, 2019
October 26, 2019
September 20, 2019
Sept 21 – Oct 4, 2019
December 14, 2019
November 8, 2019
November 9-22, 2019
February 8, 2020
January 10, 2020
January 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020
February 28, 2020
Feb 29 – March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020
May 8, 2020
May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020
June 19, 2020
June 20-26, 2020
District News & Updates
The most recent issue of WFPSchools Scoop is now available. WFPSchools Scoop is a quarterly publication for all West Fargo Public Schools families. An electronic edition of WFPSchools Scoop is emailed every September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15 via the Blackboard Messaging System. The publication includes communication from district administrators, as well as district updates and new.