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September 13, 2019

Parker High School

Keeping You Informed

Viking Voice

Week of September 13th, 2019

Important Numbers:

  • Attendance Office: 743-5630
  • Nurse Secretary: 743-5652
  • Student Services Secretary: 743-5651
  • Athletic Secretary: 743-5641
  • Assistant Principal Secretary: 743-5665
  • Principal Secretary: 743-5610

Senior Pictures

Senior Pictures for the yearbook are due November 1st to Mr. Dobner. You may email it to him or drop off in the main office to be put in his mailbox. eric.dobner@janesville.k12.wi.us. Pictures need to be wallet size, in color, no props and no inappropriate clothing or writing.

Parker Activity Calendar

MONDAY, September 2

LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL

 TUESDAY, September 3

WELCOME CLASS of 2023

4:00 pm Tennis vs. Sun Prairie

4:30 / 5:45 / 7:00 pm  Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball at Craig Triangular

WEDNESDAY, September 4 

WELCOME BACK ALL STUDENTS

1:30 pm Golf vs. West, Sun Prairie – Riverside Golf Course

THURSDAY, September 5

4:00 pm  Tennis at East

4:30 pm  Frosh Football vs. Sun Prairie

4:30 pm  JV Football at Sun Prairie

5:00 / 5:00 /6:30 pm  Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball at West 5:00 / 7:00 pm  JV / Varsity Soccer vs. Edgerton

FRIDAY, September 6

5:00pm Swim vs. Sun Prairie 7:00 pm 

SATURDAY, September 7

9:30 pm Cross Country at Lodi Invite

10:00 am Swim at Elkhorn Varsity Invite

11:30 am Golf at Middleton Invite, Pleasant View Golf Course

MONDAY, September 9

1:30 pm Golf vs. Craig, Janesville Country Club

TUESDAY, September 10

4:00 pm Tennis at Middleton

5:00 / 5:00 / 6:30 pm Fresh / JV / Varsity Volleyball at Verona

5:00 pm JV / Varsity Soccer at Verona

WEDNESDAY, September 11

12:00 pm Golf at Memorial Varsity Invite, Blackhawk Country Club Madison

THURSDAY, September 12

4:00 pm Tennis at West

4:30 pm Fresh Football vs. LaFollette

4:30 pm JV Football at LaFollette

5:00 / 5:00 / 6:30 pm Fresh / JV / Varsity Volleyball vs. Craig

5:00 / 7:00 pm JV / Varsity Soccer vs. Craig

FRIDAY, September 13

5:00 pm Swim vs. LaFollette

7:00 pmVarsity Football vs. LaFollette

SATURDAY, September 14

TBD Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country at West Invite, Lake Farm County Park

8:00 am Golf hosts Varsity Invite, Riverside Golf Course

8:30 am  JV / Varsity Volleyball host Invite

9:00 am Tennis at Whitewater JV Invite

 

 

Time is running out to sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT(Practice SAT test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Janesville School District will offer the PSAT on

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 7:30-12:00 at the Pontiac Convention Center 2809 N. Pontiac Dr.

 ●     9th, 10th, or 11th grade students may take this test.

Students who answer YES to any of the following questions should consider taking the PSAT/NMSQT:

1.   Do you plan on taking AP classes and would like to know what the likelihood is that you will score a 3 or higher on the exam-before you even take the class?

2.   Do you plan to take the SAT in the future?

The PSAT/NMSQT is first hand, practice for the SAT test.

3.   Are you currently an 11th grade student and have earned mostly A’s and B’s, OR score well on standardized tests?

11th grade students could qualify for scholarship opportunities their senior year

4.   Do you want to see how your Reading, Math, and Writing skills compared to other students in the country?

5.   Do you plan on attending college?

The PSAT/NMSQT results will help you know what academic areas you need to work harder on so you will be successful. Students will have free access to personalized Khan Academy Resources.

●     Important dates for the registration process:

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Registration Begins Friday, Sept.  20, 2019 at 4:00 PM - Registration Ends

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2019 at 11:59 AM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.

●     The cost of the test is $18.00

There is a limited number of spaces available. We will take payment until all the spots are full OR September 23. I recommend paying early, if you plan to take the PSAT. Payment is online at: www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/500953

Debit, credit card or mailed payment are accepted.

●     If you need financial assistance, we have a limited number of fee waivers. They are only available to 11th grade students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Please indicate this in Total Registration.

●     After students have paid, Student Services will contact them and handout the Official Guide and Practice Test. It will state on the guide what students should bring on testing day.

●     The day of the test, Students are expected to have their own transportation to the Pontiac Convention Center and should return to Parker. Students should arrive at the Pontiac Convention Center by 7:30. The test will end at approximately 12:00. There will be a lot of students taking this test, so it is difficult to give an exact end time. Students should return to school at 1:08 to attend 4th hour. It is possible that this time may change. Any updates will be given to students before they leave the building on testing day.

●     For more information from College Board on the PSAT https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/k12-educators/resource-library and select Prepare for the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT

●     If you have any additional questions please contact Jen Leneau at 743-5655 or stop in Student Services.

Child Find Notice

 “The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the  district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides.

Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

School District of Janesville

CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

 The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find. This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities. This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities. Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health. This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained  by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

●     "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

●     "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

●     "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

●     "Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

●     The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

●     The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

●     The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

● The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

 

 

September 27, 2019

Parker High School

Keeping You Informed

Viking Voice

Week of September 27th, 2019

Important Numbers:

  • Attendance Office: 743-5630
  • Nurse Secretary: 743-5652
  • Student Services Secretary: 743-5651
  • Athletic Secretary: 743-5641
  • Assistant Principal Secretary: 743-5665
  • Principal Secretary: 743-5610

WANTED:

Parker High School will be hosting our annual Homecoming Parade on the afternoon of Friday, October 11. We are looking for vehicles to help transport members of the court during the parade. If you have a suitable vehicle and would be willing to help contact Mrs Amanda Olson at 743-5778 or aolson@janesville.k12.wi.us. Trucks and convertibles typically work best.

 

Senior Pictures

Senior Pictures for the yearbook are due November 1st to Mr. Dobner. You may email it to him or drop off in the main office to be put in his mailbox. eric.dobner@janesville.k12.wi.us. Pictures need to be wallet size, in color, no props and no inappropriate clothing or writing.

From the Office:

Student Attendance:

Homecoming School Attendance Requirement: Click Here

Homecoming Week is October 7-12

Attendance at the Homecoming Dance is a privilege. In order to purchase tickets to the dance students must meet the attendance requirement above, and not have any outstanding detentions, and be a student in good standing.

Electronic Devices: Click here for Policy

Electronic devices used improperly are a distraction to student learning. Please encourage students to follow the policies set forth by their teachers in regard to personal electronic devices.

If parents need to get a message to their student(s) during the school day. Please contact the Attendance Office at 743-5630. The message will be delivered as soon as possible.

E-cigarettes: Parker High School is not alone in seeing the increasing use and possession of e-cigarettes. Please take the time to have conversations with your kids about the dangers associated with the use of these devices.

Consequences for getting caught: In addition to the harmful health effects of these products there are school and police consequences for use/possession of these items.

School/ Police Consequences

City Citation under 16: $ 25

City Citation 17 and over: $ 169

Possession and use of these products are also violations of the School District Co-Curricular Code. First time violations include: Suspension for 25% of contests, and community service

 

PARKER ATHLETICS

FALL ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES ARE DUE

Parents, this is just a friendly reminder that if your student is participating in a fall sport, athletic participation fees are now due.  The participation fee for the following sports is $75.00 – Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Swim, Girls’ Tennis, Volleyball, Cheer and Pom Pon. In addition to the participation fee, Football includes a $65 surcharge. The total fee for football participation is $140.00.  Girls’ Golf also has a $150 surcharge.  The total fee for golf participation is $225.

Students who are approved to receive free lunch qualify to have the participation fee waived. However, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office. This form is available in the athletic office and is also available on the School District of Janesville website.

Students who are approved to receive reduced lunch qualify for a 20% reduction of the cost of the assigned athletic participation fees.  But again, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office.

A Special Circumstance waiver is also available to families. This waiver would apply to families that do not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but due to a hardship are unable to pay all or a portion of the participation fee. Please contact the Athletic Office for more information.

ATHLETIC EVENT PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

School District of Janesville Annual Athletic Event Passes are recognized at all high school athletic events (excluding WIAA postseason competitions). Student Athletic Event Pass costs

$35 and are available for purchase online through Infinite Campus or in person with at Parker High School. Family Athletic Event Passes admit up to 5 family members into a contest and costs $75. Family passes can be purchased online through Infinite Campus or in person at the SDJ Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI.  Family passes must be picked up at the Educational Services Center.

FROM the NURSE

Have you received your HPV vaccine yet? It’s not too late! The CDC recommends that all males and females get vaccinated before age 26, but research shows the earlier the better. The HPV vaccine protects you against certain types of cancers and is given in 3 doses with 6 months between each dose. Stop by the nurse’s office or visit CDC.gov/vaccines for more information.

Hey seniors! Want to check one more thing off your college to-do list? Get your vaccinations up to date! The CDC recommends teens receive the meningococcal vaccine before entering college, and are also recommending the meningococcal serogroup B vaccine due to recent outbreaks. The meningococcal vaccination protects against diseases like meningitis, which are serious bacterial infections that spread quickly in community settings such as college dorms. Stop by the nurse’s office or visit CDC.gov/vaccines for more information.

Parker Activity Calendar

MONDAY, September 30

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116

TUESDAY, October 1

3:30 pm           Culture Club Meeting, Room 2113

 

6:00 pm Washington Seminar Meeting, Small Auditorium

WEDNESDAY, October 2

 
 

8:30 am Golf Regionals at Edgewood Golf Course

 

9:30 am Tennis Varsity Conference Meet, Nielsen Tennis Courts

 

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116

 

7:00 pm Boys’ Basketball Open Gym

THURSDAY, October 3

2:00 pm Tennis Varsity Conference Meet, Nielsen Tennis Courts

 

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116

 

4:30 pm JV Football vs. West

 

5:00 / 5:00 / 6:30 pm  Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball at Middleton 4:30 / 7:00 pm   JV / Varsity Soccer at Middleton

FRIDAY, October 4

5:00 pmSwim at West

 

7:00 pmVarsity Football at West

SATURDAY, October 5

7:45 amSAT Test, Rooms 1110, 1111, 1153, 1154

 

9:00 amBoys’ & Girls’ Cross Country at Stoughton Invite

 

9:00 amJV Volleyball at Badger Invite

 

9:00 amVarsity Volleyball at Craig Invite

 

10:00 am Frosh Football at Hononegah

 

HOMECOMING WEEK

MONDAY, October 7

MISMATCH DAY

9:00 am

Tennis Subsectionals at Badger

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

4:30 pm

Frosh / JV Volleyball at Middleton Triangular with West

5:00 / 7:00 pm

JV / Varsity Soccer at West

7:00 pm

Girls Basketball Open Gym

TUESDAY, October 8

JUNGLE DAY

8:00 am

Golf Sectionals at Bristlecone Pines Golf Club

3:30 pm

Alliance Club Meeting, Room 2113

WEDNESDAY, October 9

COLOR WAR DAY

WHITE / ORANGE / BLUE / RED / BLACK

 

9:00 am

 

Tennis Sectionals at Oconomowoc

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

THURSDAY, October 10

INFLUENCER DAY – CELEBS or SPORTS FIGURES

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

4:00 pm

Frosh Football vs. Memorial

4:00 pm

JV Football at Memorial

4:30 / 6:30 pm

JV / Varsity Soccer vs. Memorial

5:00 / 5:00 / 7:00 pm

Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball vs. Memorial

FRIDAY, October 11

GREEN & GOLD DAY

5:00 pm

Swim vs. Memorial

7:00 pm

Varsity Football vs. Memorial

SATURDAY, October 12

 

9:00 am

Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country at Albany Invite

11:00 am

Swim at Beloit Invite

8:00 PM

Homecoming Dance “A Night In Hollywood”, Main Gym

Child Find Notice

“The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides.

Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

School District of Janesville

CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find. This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities. This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities. Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health. This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services. Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

"Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

"Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

"Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

"Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

 

The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education

concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

October 13-25

Parker High School

Keeping You Informed

Viking Voice

Week of October 13-25, 2019

Important Numbers:

  • Attendance Office: 743-5630
  • Nurse Secretary: 743-5652
  • Student Services Secretary: 743-5651
  • Athletic Secretary: 743-5641
  • Assistant Principal Secretary: 743-5665
  • Principal Secretary: 743-5610

Senior Pictures

Senior Pictures for the yearbook are due November 1st to Mr. Dobner. You may email it to him or drop off in the main office to be put in his mailbox. eric.dobner@janesville.k12.wi.us. Pictures need to be wallet size, in color, no props and no inappropriate clothing or writing.

HOMECOMING

Thank you to all who participated or helped in any way with Homecoming 2019.  Homecoming is a great opportunity to build Westside Pride. The Parker Viking Community thanks you all.  

From the Office:  

  Electronic Devices: Click here for Policy

  • Electronic devices used improperly are a distraction to student learning.  Please encourage students to follow the policies set forth by their teachers in regard to personal electronic devices.  

  • If parents need to get a message to their student(s) during the school day.  Please contact the Attendance Office at 743-5630. The message will be delivered as soon as possible. 

E-Cigarettes:  Parker High School is not alone in seeing the increasing use and possession of e-cigarettes.  Please take the time to have conversations with your kids about the dangers associated with the use of these devices.  

  • Consequences for getting caught:  In addition to the harmful health effects of these products there are school and police consequences for use/possession of these items.

  • Possession and use of these products are also violations of the School District Co-Curricular Code.  First time violations include:  Suspension for 25% of contests, and community service

PARKER ATHLETICS

FALL ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES ARE DUE

Parents, this is just a friendly reminder that if your student is participating in a fall sport, athletic participation fees are now due.  The participation fee for the following sports is $75.00 – Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Swim, Girls’ Tennis, Volleyball, Cheer and Pom Pon.  In addition to the participation fee, Football includes a $65 surcharge. The total fee for football participation is $140.00. Girls’ Golf also has a $150 surcharge.  The total fee for golf participation is $225.

Students who are approved to receive free lunch qualify to have the participation fee waived.  However, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office. This form is available in the athletic office and is also available on the School District of Janesville website.

Students who are approved to receive reduced lunch qualify for a 20% reduction of the cost of the assigned athletic participation fees.  But again, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office.

A Special Circumstance waiver is also available to families.  This waiver would apply to families that do not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but due to a hardship are unable to pay all or a portion of the participation fee.  Please contact the Athletic Office for more information.

ATHLETIC EVENT PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

School District of Janesville Annual Athletic Event Passes are recognized at all high school athletic events (excluding WIAA postseason competitions).  Student Athletic Event Pass costs $35 and are available for purchase online through Infinite Campus or in person with at Parker High School. Family Athletic Event Passes admit up to 5 family members into a contest and costs $75. Family passes can be purchased online through Infinite Campus or in person at the SDJ Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI.  Family passes must be picked up at the Educational Services Center.

Join Us! All Juniors and Seniors welcome!

Apprentice: A person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer.

Youth Apprenticeship Meeting,
Wednesday October 16, 2019
When: During ACP
Where: Small Auditorium

Already have a job?

Students can apply for the apprenticeship program and earn high school credit for working their job!  Your job duties just have to align with one of the program areas!

Looking for a job?

After students apply for the apprenticeshop program we help place them in a program area of their choice! This is a great way to build your resume and get experience in the field you are interested in. Ex: someone interested in finance could possibly get a job at a credit union!

Program Areas:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Art, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • hospitality, Lodging & Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

FROM the NURSE

Tips from the nurse: 

Avoiding sport and phys ed injuries. 

  1. Always stretch and warm up before exercising. Start with stretching each major muscle group for 30 seconds each, and then some light activity before exercise. This helps release tension in your muscles. 

  2. Wear the appropriate protective gear. Some protective items may include helmets, shin guards, mouth guards, ankle braces, and proper footwear. If you are not sure about what protective equipment is required, ask your coach or phys ed teacher. 

  3. Stay hydrated. Remember to bring a water bottle to practice or class. You should drink water 30 minutes before exercise and take water breaks periodically during exercise. Staying hydrated is important to replace the fluids you lose from sweating, and it also prevents muscle strains. 

  4. Recovery is important! Make sure you are getting enough sleep at night and eating a balanced diet in order for your body to recover from the exercise. Taking it easy on the weekend will help your muscles recover. Listening to your body is very important. 

 

parker Activity Calendar

MONDAY, October 14

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 3:30 pm French Club Meeting, Room 2147
  • 7:00 pm Fall Choir Concert, Auditorium
  • 7:00 pm Girls’ Basketball Open Gym

 

TUESDAY, October 15

  • 3:30 pm Human Relations/Culture Club Meeting, Room 1214
  • 4:30 / 6:30 pm JV / Varsity Soccer vs. Beloit
  • 5:00 / 5:00 / 6:30 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball vs. Beloit

 

WEDNESDAY, October 16

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 3:45 pm Alliance Club Meeting, Room 2113
  • 5:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Choir Room
  • 7:00 pm Boys’ Basketball Open Gym 

 

THURSDAY, October 17

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 4:00 pm Frosh Football vs. Beloit
  • 4:30 pm Frosh Volleyball at Memorial Triangular
  • 5:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Choir Room

 

FRIDAY, October 18

  • 3:30 pm Musical Rehearsal, Choir Room
  • 5:00 pm Swim vs. Beloit
  • 7:00 pm Varsity Football vs. Beloit

 

SATURDAY, October 19

  • 8:00 am Volleyball Hosts Conference Meet
  • 9:00 am VR Football at Beloit
  • 9:30 am Cross Country Hosts Conference Meets, Rockport Park
  • 10:00 am Swim at Craig Invite
  • 10:00 am Musical Rehearsal, Choir Room


SUNDAY, October 20

  • 9:00 am Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse
  • 1:00 pm Lego Competition Practice, Cafeteria


MONDAY, October 21   

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 4:00 pm Winter Cheer Tryout Clinic, Multipurpose Room
  • 7:00 pm Fall Orchestra Concert, Auditorium
  • 7:00 pm Girls Basketball Open Gym


TUESDAY, October 22        

  • 3:30 pm Alliance Club Meeting, Room 2113
  • 4:00 pm Winter Cheer Tryout Clinic, Multipurpose Room
  • 4:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium
  • 4:00 pm Wrestling Open Mat, Wrestling Room 
  • TBD Soccer Regional at / vs TBD 

 

WEDNESDAY, October 23      

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 4:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium
  • 6:30 pm Boys’ Basketball Player Parent Meeting, Small Auditorium
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Student Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 7:00 pm Volleyball Regional Semi-Final at/vs TBD


THURSDAY, October 24     

  • 10:00 am Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium
  • 8:00–12:30, 2–7 pm Student Parent Teacher Conferences


FRIDAY, October 25 NO SCHOOL  

SATURDAY, October 26

  • TBD Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country Sectional Meet at Kettle Moraine
  • 7:00 pm Volleyball Regional Final at/vs TBD

SUNDAY, October 27

  • 9:00 am Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse  
  • 12:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

MERCY HEALTH MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR TEENS

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Introduction to medicine
  • Career opportunities in the medical field
  • Types of schooling needed as well as classes that will help prepare you for a career in medicine.

Neurology

  • Basic parts of the human brain, as well as which part of the brain is responsible for memory, sight, feeling movement
  • Hands-on dissection of a sheep brain

Pulmonology

  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the lung system as well as different diseases that affect it
  • Hands-on opportunity to suture pig feet
  • MusculoskeletalLearn how many bones are in the human body and how the bones work with muscles to provide movement
  • Learn about x-rays and how we evaluate for broken bones, as well as application and removal of casts

Gastroenterology

  • Examine organs that help digest food and what they look like
  • Hands-on evaluation of colon using sigmoidoscope

Cardiology

  • Illnesses of the heart, as well as blood supply and circulation with an introduction to high fidelity human patient simulation
  • Hands-on opportunity to see, feel and identify the different parts of the heart
  • Meet in the Simulation Lab in the prehospital and Emergency Services Center (Mercy Care Building)

Is it for you?

Are you interested in learning more about the human body? Are you age 14-21 and considering a career in health care? If so, this program is for you

Dates: Monday, October 14 / December 9
Time: 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm
Cost: $30
Location: Mercy health South
849 Kellogg Ave, Janesville
 

Child Find Notice

 “The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

School District of Janesville

CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

 The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children.  The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.  This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities.  This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities.  Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health.  This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

 The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

●  "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

●  "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

●  "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

●  "Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

●  The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

●  The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

●  The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

●  The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.