Washington Irving High School
Sarah Hernandez, PRINCIPAL
40 IRVING PLACE, MANHATTAN, NY 10003Phone: 212-674-5000
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Daily attendance is essential to full participation in all learning experiences as well as in establishing a work ethic that will benefit students at higher levels of education and future employment.
The New York State Department of Education has set a standard of 90% attendance for promotion to the next grade level. Parent(s)/guardians will be notified of absence from school via our automated calling system; therefore, it is important for student biographical information to be updated and correct. Our school attendance plan also provides for the effective implementation of attendance outreach, follow-up and support services if the 90% attendance standard is not being met.
In order to ensure a safe and nurturing environment that facilitates effective teaching and meaningful learning and which fosters a sense of responsibility, good citizenship, and accountability. It is, therefore, necessary that students understand that there are standards of behavior with which all students are expected to comply and that there are consequences if these standards are violated. The complete Discipline Code is also available for viewing and downloading by logging on to the New York City Department of Education website: http://schools.nyc.gov/.
WHAT EVERY WASHINGTON IRVING STUDENT MUST DO
TO EARN A SUCCESSFUL GRADE IN EVERY CLASS
1. You must be in your assigned seat by the time the second bell, which signals the end of the change of periods, has rung.
2. You must attend your classes. Good attendance is essential for doing well. Failure to attend any class, including first and second periods, is considered a cut. Cutting will result in a failing grade on your report card.
3. You must bring a full-sized loose-leaf notebook to every class every day. You must maintain a separate section for each class in this notebook. A well-maintained notebook is key to a good course grade. Failure to bring and use this notebook will result in a failing grade on your report card.
4. You are expected to participate in each class. Get involved – respond when called upon and volunteer.
5. You must complete all your homework assignments on time. Doing the homework is necessary in order to fully understand the course work. Absence is not an excuse for not doing homework. Failure to do homework will result in a failing grade on your report card.
6. You must earn passing grades on your exams, including quizzes, tests, midterms, finals and Regents. Exams evaluate whether you have learned the course work. Failure to earn passing grades on exams will result in a failing grade on your report card.
7. You must complete all assigned projects (including labs in science classes). Projects are an integral part of the courses. Failure to complete projects will result in a failing grade on your report card.
8. You must wear the appropriate clothing in classes where such clothing is required.
9. You must adhere to all of Washington Irving’s rules regarding behavior and discipline while you are anywhere in the building.
10. Your grade will be based on homework, class work, tests, projects, notebook, and attendance. You must perform satisfactorily in all these areas. You must strive for the highest possible grade. A 65 means you have learned little more than half of what you should have learned. Would you want to be operated on by a doctor who got a 65 in medical school?
" Do your work, the rest falls into place!" - Senior 2009