Good Afternoon, this is Steve Mares, principal of Broughton High School with some important announcements for the upcoming school year. A copy of this announcement will be posted on our school website.
I want to continue to remind our school family that we have a new start time this year—7:25 a.m. Please don’t wait until the last minute to try to adjust your sleeping patterns to be prepared for teaching and learning to begin happening at 7:25 a.m. on Monday, August 27th! Our new school hours will be from 7:25 a.m. until 2:18 p.m. Our new Bell Schedule has been posted to our website. Students please know that we will start the first day of school in First Period “A” Day beginning at 7:25 a.m.
Freshmen should be receiving their schedules for the upcoming school year in the mail beginning today. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be able to download their class schedules from SPAN starting on Wednesday, August 22nd. Please understand that we are still registering students and trying to ensure that all of our students’ schedules and our Master Schedule are correct prior to releasing them on SPAN. I know we had a computer glitch where SPAN was open for a little while, but schedules have not been finalized. There is a link to SPAN under the “Resources and Links” tab on the side of the home page of the Broughton website in order to assist you with this effort. If you have trouble with your login, any staff member in Student Services can help you reset your password. If you cannot download your class schedule from SPAN or if your schedule did not get delivered, you may come to school on Thursday, August 23rd or Friday, August 24th and pick up a hard copy in the front office. Times for schedule pick-up will be from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Students should remember to bring their schedules with them on the first day of school.
The Buildings and Grounds Committee of our PTSA is planning a clean-up day on Saturday, August 25th, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Volunteers are asked to bring rakes, shovels, clippers, gloves, etc. to help with the clean up. We would like to get our campus ready for the start of the new school year and any help is much appreciated!
Juniors and Seniors, please remember that our Off-Campus Lunch Pass Request Form has been posted to the website and is available in the Main Office. The sooner you submit your Request Form the faster we can process it. Please remember that in order to obtain an Off-Campus Lunch Pass, each student must be current with his/her Community Service hour requirements. Off Campus Lunch passes are $20.00 and details on acquiring an Off-Campus Lunch Pass are written on the Request Form.
The Summer PTSA Newsletter was sent home last week. This newsletter contains a lot of great information and I would ask that you please take time to read it as you prepare for the new school year. Thank you to our PTSA for providing this informative mailer to all of our Broughton families! If you did not receive one, we do have extra copies available in Student Services.
Just another reminder that AP and IB Summer Reading lists, handouts, and assignments are posted on the Broughton website. If you have a student taking an AP or IB course this coming school year, please be sure to have him/her check our website to keep up with Summer assignments.
For rising Freshman, please remember that we have our FRESHMAN EARLY START DAY on Wednesday, August 22nd, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. Please remember that no pre-registration is necessary and there is limited bus service provided for this event. Information regarding transportation to our Freshman Early Start Day was sent to students with their schedules. Additional information regarding our Freshman Early Start Day can be found on our website.
Parents, please remember that we will be offering two sessions of our 9th Grade Parent Orientations.The first Parent Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the Diane Payne Auditorium while your student is involved in our Freshman Early Start program.This Orientation will be led by Broughton High School parents, teachers, and counselors who will go over suggestions and tips for parents of 9th graders. Following the morning session, there will be a short break followed by a Question and Answer session with me from 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. in the Auditorium. Parents may then meet the students for the closing session at 11:15 a.m. The building will then be open from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for parents to walk around the school with your students and meet their teachers. We will also have a repeat 9th Grade Parent Orientation session for those of you that cannot make the morning session on Wednesday, August 22nd, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. We hope you will join us for one of these informative sessions.
We are also having a “New To Broughton” Orientation for new Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors on Wednesday, August 22nd. This brief Orientation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and we ask our students to meet in our Student Services office.
Seniors, we want to remind you to be sure that you schedule your Senior portraits before school begins. Prestige Portraits is our official Senior Photographer and you can go to their website atwww.prestigeportraits.com/raleigh to schedule your Senior appointment. This website will inform you of our yearbook deadlines, requirements, and the different sitting sessions available. If you prefer, you can call them at 919-571-0075 as well to book your appointment. It is important that you book your appointment as soon as possible.
Please be sure to follow the link to WCPSS Bus Transportation information on our website under “Parents and Alumni” tab and then click on “Transportation: Bus Routes.” Please remember to continue to check this site as it will continue to be updated until school starts.
Please know that our Fall Sports have started and are in full swing. Our first home football game is this Friday night, August 17th. Our game against Cary High School begins at 7:30 p.m. Please check the Broughton Athletic website for other game dates and times and come out and support our incredible Student Athletes!
That is all of the announcements for today. I hope you all are enjoying an outstanding summer and I look forward to seeing each of you soon! Please take care.