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Watchung Hills Regional High School

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Vice Principal's Corner

Terrence MacConnell

Vice Principal
School: ext. 6975

Steve Searfoss

Vice Principal
School: ext. 6831

Patricia Toubin

Vice Principal
School: ext. 4843

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome everyone back for the 2017-18 school year. The year has gotten off to a great start for the nearly 2,100 students in grades 9-12. In the Vice Principal's Corner, we will post a letter each marking period giving parents information about our school and student body. It is our goal to keep open the lines of communication and make you aware of the information we share with our students.

As is our tradition, during the first full week of school, administration met with the sophomore, junior and senior classes to review the rules and regulations. For the freshmen, who heard this for the first time, we met in small groups to make sure everyone understood our policies and gave them the opportunity to ask questions. In all meetings, the emphasis was on a number of our school policies pertaining to such topics as drugs and alcohol, HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying), cell phone use, our point system for discipline, school dress code, attendance and lateness to school. All of these important topics can be found in the Student/Parent Handbook located on our website. As always, we put a strong emphasis on attendance and students being late to school. We are very fortunate that for a majority of our students, none of these will be an issue.

The Class of 2018 was also given our policy concerning parking, which is on a first come, first serve basis. Seniors must be aware that when the main lot is full, they must park in the gravel lot adjacent to the varsity baseball/soccer field. All seniors must have a brown/gold sticker to park in either of these spots. For those seniors who have lost their privilege, they are allowed to park in the lot on Mountain Avenue only and must have a red sticker. Student’s who violate this policy and park illegally will be ticketed and lose the privilege to park on campus for the remainder of the school year. In addition, any senior late 15 times over the course of the year will also lose their parking privilege.

For the Class of 2019, juniors wishing to drive to school must enter into a lottery that will be held each semester. Parking will be restricted to the lower gravel lot. Students must have an appropriate parking sticker and those parking without a sticker or violating any of the parking rules will be ticketed as well and lose parking privileges for this school year and their senior year. Fifteen lates will apply as well to juniors for parking this school year and 2018-2019. Again, please refer to the Student/Parent Handbook for further information.

Our main focus must always be on academics and the extra-curricular activities that are so important for a well-rounded education. However, it is vital that students also feel safe and secure at all times. To obtain this, we must continue to have the support of our teachers, our parents, but most of all, our students. We are confident that this school year will once again be a successful one with all parties working together.

We again welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact your child's administrator.

Sincerely,

Mr. Terry MacConnell
Vice Principal, Grades 9 and 10

Mrs. Patricia Toubin
Vice Principal, Grades 11 and 12

Mr. Steve Searfoss
Vice Principal, Special Service Students