Blue Devil Families –
I hope my message finds you and your family doing well. With Spring Break behind us, we are in the final stretch of the school year! My staff has worked exceptionally hard I am beyond grateful for all they have poured into our students. In that same spirit, below are some friendly reminders and changes to our academic support opportunities.
Please be mindful of the opportunities and changes. I strongly encourage your student to attend these additional supports in an effort to finish strong.
After School Tutoring: MHS Contact – Ms. Jennifer Williams, Assistant Principal JenniferWilliams@marietta-city.k12.ga.us
- Targeted academic support for students in grades 9 – 12 with at least a 60% in a core academic course (Math, English, Science, and Social Studies)
- Wednesdays/Thursdays - All core subjects 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
- Transportation and a snack are provided
- Remaining Dates: Every Wednesday and Thursday through May 25
Virtual Tutoring: MHS Contact – Ms. Jennifer Williams, Assistant Principal JenniferWilliams@marietta-city.k12.ga.us
- All students are welcome to attend
- Tuesdays/Thursdays – ELA & Math 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (through 5/25)
- Wednesdays – Social Studies & Science 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (through 5/21)
- Saturdays – All core subjects 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
- Zoom link
Saturday School: MHS Contact – Ms. Kelly Brangan, Lead Counselor email@example.com
- Woods-Wilkins Campus at Lemon Street (350 Lemon Street is on the Cobb Link Bus Line)
- 8 a.m. – NOON
- All students are welcome to attend
- ELA/Literature, Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers are available every Saturday
- Transportation must be provided by the student/family
- All students must be picked up by NOON
- Vending machines are available to students who wish to purchase snacks/drinks
- Remaining Saturdays: April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21
- Spanish translation is available
- Virtual Tutoring is available on Saturdays between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
- All students completing courses via Edgenuity may come to work and take assessments
Please keep in mind that all grades will be final at the semester which ends on Thursday, May 26 (Friday, May 20 for Seniors). Students have 6 more weeks to put forth their best effort knowing their grades will be posted to a transcript.
Summer School: MHS Contact – Mr. Michael Brown, Teacher on Special Assignment firstname.lastname@example.org
- Purpose: Summer school is an opportunity for students to recover credits, or accrue credits in an effort to graduate on time with their cohort and friends.
- Registration Window: May 2nd – June 6th
- Cost: No cost for students eligible to graduate at the end of Summer School and o cost for students who are recovering credit.
o Students taking class for credit accrual (initial credit) will be charged $220 per 0.5 credits
- When and Where: Woods-Wilkins Campus at 350 Lemon Street
June 6th – July 14th (Monday – Thursday) 20 total days
Excludes the week of July 5th (GHSA Dead Week, July 4th – July 10th)
- Instructional Delivery Model: Virtual, using Edgenuity as the content platform
- Teacher Office Hours:
o Virtual: Monday - Thursday: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
o In-Person at the Woods-Wilkins Campus at Lemon Street: Monday – Thursday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Marietta Student Life Center (MSLC): MHS Contact – Ms. Sarah Barbour, Director-MSLC email@example.com
- The Opportunity Room (OR) provides a quiet place for students to complete work during the school day. Teacher referral required; students may ask their teacher for a pass.
- Reset for Success provides students the skills of setting goals and staying motivated to achieve them. After school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Staff and counselors are always available to support student social and emotional needs.
A few friendly reminders originally sent in my January 28, 2022 message:
- All state required Milestones, IB exams, End of Course Pathway Assessments (EOPA), AP exams and school-based final exams are scheduled to be administered in April and May (MHS Spring Testing Calendar - click here to read). This calendar outlines the testing windows we will experience.
- Questions specific to IB Testing can be shared with our IB Coordinator, Ms. Manwell firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questions specific to AP testing can be shared with our College Board AP Coordinator, Dr. Mann email@example.com
- Questions specific to EOC testing can be shared with our MHS State Testing Coordinator, Ms. Brangan firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questions specific to EOPA testing can be shared with our EOPA Testing Coordinator, Ms. Nakeesha Wilson email@example.com
- Feel free to reach out to your student’s teacher or counselor if you have questions regarding any other exams.
School-Based Final Exam Exemptions (click here to read):
- Exam exemptions have been a popular and effective strategy at MHS for years that took a hiatus during the last two springs due to the pandemic.
- Our goal this spring is to not over test or under assess our students. Therefore, students not taking high stakes exams (EOPA, AP, IB, Milestones) and who are not in a digital course delivered by GAVS or in our DLL will be eligible to exempt school-based exams.
- Please review the attached letter for specifics as the criteria has been revised from previous years.
- More information will be shared with your student over the next few weeks specific to this process and eligibility.
Thank you all for your support and patience during this very busy time of the year. I am looking forward to a strong finish! Keith
Keith L. Ball
IB Head of School