Class of 2021



Important Information for Seniors


Class Administrator: Mrs. Victoria DeSimone 508-829-6771 ext. 1633

Upper School Secretary: Karen Lapierre, Ext. 1623
Class Advisers: Samantha Cornwell, Bob Becker, Dave Entwistle, Jeff Gribouski, and Kayla Lewis

Class Officers: Brendan Mullaney, president; John Kelly, vice president; Jillian Stone, treasurer; Riley McNamara, secretary

Student Council: Giana Bianchini

School Committee:  Kathryn Mangus and Kenichi Gomi

WRHS Student Handbook

Remote Learning Expectations

Parent Letter - For parents of Grade 10, 11 & 12 Students

Dismissal Policy

Students to be dismissed must bring a note, signed by a parent/guardian, to the Upper School office before 8 a.m. on the day they are to be dismissed. No phone dismissals are allowed. Students may not be dismissed during long block except for a documented medical or legal appointment. The class administrator must approve all long-block dismissals.

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SENIOR PHOTO INFORMATION
Class Dues 
Student Parking
Late Entry/Early Dismissal
Military Information

Driver's Ed
SAT
Health Services
Cafeteria/Food Services
Clubs and Activities
Classroom Learning Assistants (CLAs)
School Supplies
Guest Forms

SENIOR PHOTO INFORMATION
SENIOR PORTRAITS ***Only 1 photo allowed***

Official School Photographer: Schedule or change an appointment with our official school photographer

at Creative by O’Connor Studios, Leominster, MA at: www.oconnorstudiocom/seniors -or

call- 978-424-4313. You will be given a Personal Online Code to view your proofs online. Proofs will be

uploaded within 48 hours. You select your yearbook pose and O’Connor will deliver your photo pose

choice to the yearbook.

Outside Photographer: If you have your senior portrait taken by an outside photographer, give your

photographer this information to upload the photo to yearbook link below:

https://forms.gle/PoZSVhzZHTyag1kw7

Senior Portrait specifications:

● Size in yearbook 2”x 2.5” Vertical format

● Head and shoulder recommended for best fit

● No weapons, pets, or props, etc

● File must be JPEG or PNG, 1mb - 15mb. (Not greater than 15mb)

● No studio logo or name imprinted on the front of your photograph or in the file

● Submit portrait online at: https://forms.gle/PoZSVhzZHTyag1kw7

SENIOR QUOTE/BIOGRAPHY

● 220 characters OR LESS. This includes spaces, commas, punctuation etc

● School will omit or edit quotes that don’t meet school integrity standards

● Must have an attributed author

● If you do not submit a quote, will fill your quote/bio space with:

Congratulations Wachusett Class of 2021!

● Submit quote/bio online at: https://forms.gle/xAiNgQJyMWHVHA887

PURCHASING YEARBOOK and FAMILY RECOGNITION ADS (**BROWSER MUST BE CHROME)
Can only be ordered online at: https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool

Yearbook Pricing and Dates:

Aug 21, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020: $59 (Save $11) Dec 28, 2020 - Apr 11, 2021: $70

Family Recognition Ad Pricing:

Full Page: $300 Half Page: $155 Quarter Page: $80 Eighth Page: $42

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO REMEMBER

August 21, 2020 Online Ordering for Yearbooks @ $59 (Save $11 by ordering early!)

November 22, 2020 Senior Portraits Due (no late fee)

November 22, 2020 Senior Quote/Biography Due

December 28, 2020 Online Ordering for Yearbook - Ordering price increases to $70

December 13, 2020 Last Call for Senior Portraits ($25 late fee after Nov 22nd,
                            checks payable to:
 WRSD deliver to Chelsea L’Ecuyer, Yearbook Financial Advisor)

March 14, 2021 Family Recognition Ads Due

April 11, 2021 Last Call for Purchasing Yearbooks ONLINE ORDERS ONLY

May 2021 Anticipated Arrival of Yearbooks

 

Any Yearbook QUESTIONS: email or contact Michelle Waire, Yearbook Advisor

at: wrhsyearbook@wrsdk12.net

Reporting Student Absences

All student absences must be verified by a parent or guardian. If a freshmen or sophomore will be absent, the parent should call 508-829-6771 ext. 5070 and report/verify the student's absence.

Class Dues

Every student is responsible for class dues. Class dues fund some of the graduation expenses, as well as help defray the cost of other senior activities as well as future alumni events. Class dues are $100 for all students present during their senior year. All students, whether participating in senior activities or not, are responsible for dues.

It is recommended that students pay dues in yearly installments or in advance so as not to increase the financial burden at the end of senior year. Checks should be made payable to WRSD and payments can be dropped off to Karen Lapierre in B201. For information on class dues or to find out how much dues your child owes, contact the advisor in charge, Ms. Samantha Cornwell at Samantha_Cornwell@wrsd.net.

Student Parking

Information on student parking for the 2020-2021 school year can be found in this document: Parking Application 2020-2021

Daily parking passes are not available for 2020-21.

In addition,  there will be a limited number of Sports Parking passes available to those who participate on a WRHS sport team. Passes may be purchased for the season in which you participate in a school sport.  Please request this pass through your coach.

A reminder: Parking on campus without a proper pass or permit will result in a parking ticket.


Late Entry/Early Dismissal

Seniors may apply for Late Entry/Early Dismissal by downloading and filling out the Late Entry/Early Dismissal ApplicationThat application, signed by the student and a parent, must be turned in to either the Main Office or the Upper School Administration Office (B201).

Military Notifications

The Wachusett Regional School District is required by federal law to release the names and contact information of students to military recruiters and institutions of higher learning. Parents and eligible students have the right to "opt out" of having a student's name and information released by contacting the District in writing and requesting the information not be released. Click here for a letter explaining the notification and "opt out" process and the form to be completed for the "opt out" to take effect.

Getting a Driver's License: Are you 16 years old and ready to get your driver's license? Check out the WRHS Driver Ed. program. The classes are held after school at the high school. It couldn't be more convenient.

SAT

SAT Registration/Administration: Students must register for the SAT online. There is no more standby testing. Students with questions should contact their guidance counselor. For information on SATs and to register, please visit the College Board website.
Please review these rules for taking the SAT:

  • All testers must have an acceptable ID (Driver's license, passport, school ID, state ID) with a passport-quality headshot that must resemble their present appearance. Even with a picture on a registration ticket and even if we know the students personally, we cannot admit them without an acceptable ID.
  • All testers must have their SAT registration ticket with them at all times during test day. Without a ticket, we cannot admit them even if they are on the roster and even if we know them.
  • No more test center or test changes. For example, if someone changes her mind on test day to take a subject test instead of the regular test, we cannot permit the change. The same goes for center changes. A student registered at Burncoat, for example, cannot come to Wachusett.
  • The only test changes possible are non-standard to standard (and vice versa). Those with accommodations can only waive their rights with written permission from a parent or legal guardian. Otherwise they must report to the extended-time proctor. Those registered for the regular SAT or Subject Test, who come with SSD approval letters for extended time (or other accommodations), can switch to the non-standard administration (i.e., they can go to the extended time room).
  • All testers must have a picture on their registration. Exception: 7th/8th-grade talent search students.

Important information for returning students

Clubs and Activities

WRHS offers many extracurricular activities for students. Students can find a full listing of clubs, musical groups, and athletic teams on the Clubs and Activities page of the website. If a student wishes to form a new club, the student must download the Application to Form a Club, fill it out and bring it to the main office. 


Classroom Learning Assistants

The CLA program places Upper School students in Lower School classrooms to assist teachers and students. An overview of the program is available in E113 and the Main Office. Students seeking more information should contact Ms. Bosco in E113. Click here for the Classroom Learning Assistant Application. CLAs from last year do not have to apply again. All accepted students will go through a brief training session with Ms. Bosco.
  

School Supplies

Some ideas about what students need to be successful in school and a list of suggested school supplies can be found here.

Bringing a Guest to a WRHS Event

If a WRHS student wants to bring a guest to a WRHS dance or other school function, the guest must fill out a WRHS Dance Permission Form. The completed form must be turned in when the WRHS student is buying tickets for the event.