Parents & Students
If you would like to help your student…
Extra Help is available from teachers. The student should arrange a mutually agreeable time.
Reading Center: Students can ask Mrs. Lavoie or Mrs. Fitzgerald for passes to the Reading Center (room 507 during their study halls. They are certified reading teachers who are there to help students.
Computer Lab: WHS computer labs are open from 2-3 p.m. No passes are required after school. Students can conduct appropriate research on the internet, or access programs for word processing and spreadsheets. To go during a study hall, the student must get a pass from the teacher whose subject they intend to work on, and space must be available.
Media Center (Library): Students may get passes to the Media Center from subject teachers to work on specific assignments. There is a full collection of reference books in all subjects and some computers are available for use. Additionally, the Media Center is open after school most days until 3:00 pm.
Case Conference: Parents and guardians can request a meeting which includes all teachers, parents, the student’s counselor, and often the student, to discuss recent progress. Times for CC’s are either at 7:20 am or 2:10 pm.
Call a teacher. The main number for WHS is (860) 571-8200. Before you call, look up the teacher’s extension number, or ask the secretary to connect you. Most teachers cannot answer their phone during the day (7am-2pm) so leave a voicemail message.
Email a teacher: A staff member may be emailed by using the person's first initial and last name - @wethersfield.me (example: email@example.com). WHS Staff
Teacher’s Web Sites: Some teachers have websites which may include posting class work / homework assignments, upcoming test dates, helpful information, activities related to class, study strategies/games for upcoming test/quizzes, and other helpful items.
Contact School (formerly known as Guidance) Counselor. Appointment books are located in the Guidance Office for students to sign in and prearrange a meeting to occur during their Study Halls. Parents should call the school’s main number (860) 571-8200 and ask to be transferred. The guidance secretary can determine your student’s counselor.
Contact the School Psychologist or School Social Worker. If your child is experiencing personal difficulties, contact WHS for in-school support.
- School Psychologist Mrs.Harrison: 571-8200 x1660
- School Social Worker Mrs. Lauren Kremer 860-571-8200 x1665
Call for a meeting with a teacher. Contact teacher by email or phone, as discussed above.
Look for report cards.
Report cards are sent home by mail at the end of each semester (2 times per year).
- If you did not receive a report card, first ask your child, and then call the WHS Main Office at 571-8200.
Take note of mid-year and final examination dates.
- Mid-Year Exams take place the third week in January and Final Exams take place during the last week of school in June.
- Often, students are given study guides for major exams
- Students should organize and prepare in advance for these exams.
Stress the importance of study in the household in an encouraging way.
Provide your student with a quiet place to study.
Consider: Checking your students’ agenda book to make sure that all assignments have been completed. If it is blank, your student is not writing down assignments, upcoming tests, and other homework.
Consider: your student’s after school schedule. Do they have time for study and homework?
Consider: your student’s computer habits. Is your student spending too much time on the computer?
Consider: Is your student eating well?
Consider: Are they getting enough sleep?
Consider: Are they getting enough physical activity?
IN THE COMMUNITY
Town and surrounding town libraries have computer access and study areas.
- Cora J. Belden in Rocky Hill (860) 258-7621 Hours: 10-8 M-Th., and 10-5 Fri.-Sun.
- Lucy Wells Robbins in Newington (860) 665-8700 Hours: 10-9 M-Th. 10-5 Fri and Sat., 1-5 Sun.
- Wethersfield Public Library (860) 529-BOOK Hours: 10-9 Mon, Tues., and Th., 1-5 W, F, and Sun.
For more advice and information, contact the school at… (860) 571-8200
Student Guide to Help Self & Friends - for concerns regarding alcohol and drug usage...
If you are concerned about a friend, yourself, or even just have questions, these are the resources available to you at WHS:
(If you feel more comfortable speaking with a trusted teacher, that person can help access the appropriate resources.)
Guidance Department: 860-571-8267
Nurses and Support Staff:
Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America
The Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America addresses the prevention and recovery of alcohol and substance abuse. Call: (314) 589-6702
This is a support group for family members and friends of alcoholics. Call: (888) 4AL-ANON
AA's primary purpose is to carry the message of recovery for alcoholics. AA also lists symptoms of specific drugs and offers literature on sobriety and drinking.
Alcohol and Other Drug Information for Teens
This informational page by the National Children's Coalition offers facts about drugs and alcohol, teen recovery groups, and a drug and alcohol resource center.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
SADD is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and destructive decisions.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
NA is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. Call: (818) 773-9999
It is an easy to remember telephone number, which can connect people with important community resources i.e., drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation. Dial: 211
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