craig fall 2020 newsletter
CRAIG HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION – 2020-2021 School Year
Cohort Schedule begins Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Parent Teacher Conferences
- Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4pm - 7pm in person conferences in classroom
- Thursday, October 22, 2020
- 8am - 10:30am Virtual/Phone Conferences
- 10:30am - 12:30pm In person conferences in classrooms
- 2:00pm - 7pm Virtual / Phone conferences
Beginning October 12th, you will be receiving some communications from Craig High School with information about how to sign up for conferences. For safety reasons for you and our staff the district strongly encourages virtual or phone conferences. However, we will be offering in-person conferences in teacher classrooms for a portion of each day.
Chromebook trouble shooting and tips
- Refresh page
- update Google Chrome OS.
- Clear the Cache and Cookies
- Restart the Chromebook
- Only have a few tabs open at a time
- This video may help too
- Still having problems, students can login to a live chat session with our district technicians or call 608-743-5047 between the hours of 8am and 4pm on school days.
If a student needs a new Chromebook, we are swapping them at Craig. Students should bring Chromebooks in plastic bags when dropping it off for a new one.
Life Touch School pictures Auxiliary Gym October 19th & 20th from 8am -11:30 am
This will accommodate both A&B Cohorts
Hello from the Craig Closet! We are up and running with resources available for Craig families. Please see our website below to learn more about our services, and our current wish list. Unfortunately we are not accepting clothing donations at this time.
The Craig community has been very supportive of our program over the years, and we are forever grateful.
We look forward to offering support to our families throughout this 20-21 school year!
If you have any questions, please contact: Becky Boylan (School Social Worker) at 743-5261 or rebecca.boylan@janesville,k12.wi.us
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. 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.
- School Nurse Juliene Ewers 608/743-5235
- Health Aide: Maya Roherty 608/743-5263
Just a little reminder
Thursday, October 22nd & Friday, October 23rd NO SCHOOL for ALL Craig High School Students ALSO, NO SCHOOL on October 30
Students, please remember to park in your designated parking stall. If you are repeatedly in violation of parking in the wrong lot/stall, your permit may be revoked. Parking areas on the front street, including Visitor Parking, and in the front lot, is for staff and visitor parking only. If you are in violation you may receive a parking ticket in the amount of $30.00, and your permit MAY BE REVOKED. Repeat offenders may be towed. Violations for parking in a handicapped stall without a handicap sticker may result in a $120.00 ticket.
Parking Spots Are Still Available To Purchase!
On SALE Now for $100 Beginning October 30th, Price Goes Down To $75 PARKING PERMITS 2020-2021
*NEW THIS YEAR* Students need to email Ms. Crook at email@example.com to request the link to purchase. There is a 24 hour processing period and then the student will receive a notice that they may pickup their pass before school from 7:45 am to 8 am and/or between 3:30 pm and 3:45 pm. Payment may be made online through the Infinite Campus Portal. Students should purchase their own permit; they will have to have the following information to be able to request a permit:
- Valid driver’s license
- Proof of vehicle registration
- Proof of vehicle insurance
- Make/Model/Year/Color/Plate number
*At time of pickup they will need to sign the parking contract & show valid drivers license. Cost: Year - $100 Semester - $50 or Quarterly - $25 If the student does not have the above information they will not be able to purchase a parking permit. Please call 743-5262 with any questions.
Check the Craig High School Homepage and click the “Athletics” tab for the latest information regarding Cougar sports and upcoming activities. The athletics page also has information about joining the Cougar Athletics Team Supporters (C.A.T.S) booster club, which is a great way to help support all athletics here at Craig High School. There are three steps necessary to register for a sport
- A current sport physical, signed and dated by the doctor, must be on file in the Athletic Office.
- Parents/Guardians must register their student for a sport using the online athletic registration program.
- Students must complete the student portion of the athletic registration program once their parent/ guardian has completed their part.
ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Go to the Craig High School Website: Craighighschool.org/Athletics&Clubs/Athletic Registration Click on the link on the Athletic Website located in the green box. Parents and students will log into the Athletics website using their Infinite Campus username and password.
Craig Cares is a holiday campaign that provides gifts to students who otherwise may not receive them during the holidays. The program is anonymous for both the students and sponsors. Thanks to our wonderful 2019 sponsors, we were able to sponsor over 160 students last year.
With our school year being under so many changes this year (due to Covid-19 restrictions), our program is going to look different. We will be concentrating on gift card donations for our students. We will share specific details of those changes as soon as possible. However, if you or your business is interested in sponsoring a student please reach out to one of us below. If you are not interested in sponsoring a student (purchasing gift cards) at this time but would like to make a donation to Craig Cares, then please make the check donation to: “Craig Closet” writing “CRAIG CARES” on the memo line of the check or with a note attached.
Thank you very much for considering this opportunity to help our students and families who may need some extra support this holiday season. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of us!
Mary Severin Craig Cares Advisor Phone Number: 608-743-5251 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Boylan Craig Cares Advisor Phone: 608-743-5261 Email: email@example.com
Christal Lippincott Craig Cares Advisor Phone:743-5371 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Craig FFA Annual Holiday Sale
Sale starts October 15th Fruit, Cheese, Poinsettias, Sausage & Other Gift Ideas Fundraiser will be online this year with drive-thru contactless delivery! For More Information: Contact Diane Morgan @ 608/743-5187 Email: email@example.com More Details Will Be Posted When They Are Available Watch The Craig High School Website or The Craig FFA Facebook Page
- Counselors: Mrs. Osmond (A-De) 743-5253
- Mrs. Lehman (DI-H) 743-5257
- Mr. Watson (I-M) 743-5222
- Mr. Bryan (N-Sch) 743-5255
- Ms. Rudkin (Scott-Z) 743-5267
Counselors will meet individually with students during 2nd quarter. The topics of discussion will include transitioning to high school, transcript/ report care review, graduation requirements, extra curricular involvement and potential post secondary plans. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact your child’s counselor.
Counselors will meet individually with students during 4th quarter. Counselors will meet individually with students during 4th quarter. Counselors will discuss graduation requirements, current credits earned, transcript review, class selection recommendations, extracurricular involvement and post high school plans. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact your child’s counselor.
All juniors will be taking the statewide ACT with writing on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. A schedule for this day will be released at a later date. Practice ACT booklets will be available soon in the Craig Student Center. Counselors will meet individually with students during 3rd quarter. The topics of discussion will include graduation requirements, current credits earned, transcript review, appropriate course selections for senior year, extra curricular involvement and post high school plans. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact your child’s counselor.
Counselors will meet with seniors during 1st quarter via phone or virtually using GoogleMeet during the students off day. Counselors will discuss graduation requirements, review transcripts, extra curricular involvement and post high school plans. Please reach out to your school counselor to schedule a meeting time. A senior information form with college/financial aid/ scholarship information was emailed to all students and parents/guardians.
AP Exam Registration Information Just a reminder that AP exams will take place May 3rd - May 14, 2021. Students must register and pay at www.TotalRegistration.net/ AP/500955 by November 12, 2020. Students must also “join” their respective AP teacher’s class section. Students received a join code for each AP course they are taking. Any questions, please contact Shelly Osmond in the Student Center
2020-2021 National ACT Test Dates
(Saturday Dates) October 24, 2020 April 17, 2021 June 12, 2021
SAT Test Dates
September 26. 2020 October 3, 2020 November 7, 2020 December 5, 2020 March 13, 2021 May 8, 2021 June 5, 2021
Reminder to parents that if you have not filled out a free lunch form for this school year please do so. Free/Reduced lunch applications can be requested via phone by calling the Craig High School AP office or else can be completed via Infinite Campus online.
Unless direct certified, last year's application is good only through 12/31/20 and the sooner a new one is completed and turned in, the less likely there will be a disruption in meal service.
We look forward to feeding students! Student meals are now free until 12/31/20. Students must take AT LEAST 3 of the 5 components (bread, meat, fruit, veg, milk) to qualify, and can choose all 5 components. At least 1 fruit or vegetable MUST be taken, additional fruits and vegetables are allowed. Ala carte items are charged to student lunch accounts.
Food service will distribute “to go” meals when school lets out for consumption the next day with new A/B schedule. ALSO: brunch and lunch available as usual for students in attendance.
Students remember to drive responsibly when arriving and leaving school as well as when you are out to lunch. Obey speed limits and street signs, wear your seatbelt, be a sensible driver and don’t text and drive.
- Reckless Driving: $389.50
- Handicapped Parking: Officer Observed $120 ($288.70 if court date requested)
- Parking Enforcement Assistance Council Complaint $264.50
Attention Seniors: 2021
During the week of October 12th, Seniors will be receiving graduation packets from Midwest Scholastic that will include information on ordering caps and gowns, graduation announcements, party invitations and senior apparel.
Midwest Scholastic will be back at school during lunchtime on October 20th and 21st at the Senior doors to collect paper orders. A $50 deposit is required with paper orders. You may also order online at www.midwestscholastic.com and payment in full is due at the time you place your order.
Craig High School has selected Midwest Scholastic as their new supplier for all graduation products replacing Jostens. We understand that some of you have a gown from an older sibling that you intended to use for your current graduate. We at Midwest Scholastic have instituted a
gown exchange program for this situation. Simply bring your Jostens gown to school on order day. We will document that an exchange gown was taken in and reserve a gown for your senior in springtime. We ask that you provide us your student’s height and weight information on
the order form so we can reserve the correct size. You will need to order the cap & tassel to complete the graduation outfit, line 20 on the white order form. Please note: we are not able to process gown exchanges with online orders.
If you have any questions regarding this, or anything else with the ordering process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
During the week of October 12th, Sophomores will be receiving class ring packets from Midwest Scholastic. Please watch this one minute video: https://www.mwscholastic.com/2021-classring-info-video
Midwest Scholastic will be back at school during lunchtime on October 20th and 21st at the Sophomore doors to collect ring orders. Orders may be placed online at www.mwscholastic.com, but if you turn in a paper order the order day at school, you will receive a FREE Class of 2023 custom hoodie (please see flyer included in the packet).
The production of rings takes about 8 weeks. If you have paid a deposit, you will receive an invoice with the balance due and instructions on how to pay. Your ring will be mailed home as soon it is paid in full.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
Senior Photos Information for Craig High School 2020-21
Dear Parents, Guardians, Seniors, and Photographers, In the interest of uniformity of the seniors’ pictures included in the Janesville Craig High School Yearbook, we ask you:
1. Meet the deadline as close as possible to November 1, 2020. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Email your son/daughter/client’s photograph as a digital file (.jpg) attachment to email@example.com. If you only have a print copy of the photo, please get it to Ms. Haberkorn to scan in order to create a digital file (or do so yourself, if you’re able). OR Electronically upload the photo to ReplayIt, here: https://images.jostens.com/41444369. Be sure the full name is provided. See the attached flyer for details on ReplayIt (Josten’s private photo submission program).
3. Include a photo based on these requirements:
- Traditional portrait (head & shoulders) pose; no props. **Note: A full body shot does not allow the senior’s face to appear large enough for easy identification.
- Full color
- No border
- No name or photographer inscription on the picture itself
- At least 300 dpi resolution
- Sent as .jpeg or .jpg file
- Include a way to identify the student (full name). Additional notes:
- Keep us informed of any really late (November or December) senior photo requests (We have some flexibility for a few late pictures, but the sooner we know, the better chance there is for inclusion.)
- Any student who doesn’t follow the requirements, or who misses our publication deadline should expect to see their school photo i.d. from Infinite Campus used instead. If this photo is out of date, not traditional, or unavailable, the student will be listed as “not pictured.”
- We do our best to include everyone and to use the best photo available! We have over 400 photos to work with, so it’s a painstaking task. Please follow the suggestions and deadline here in order to help with the task.
- Don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any concerns or questions.
- If cost is an issue, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I have options or suggestions that will ensure your senior gets a professional-looking photo in the book.
***Please note: We’ve had senior pictures come in, in the past, that do not meet the requirements above. Please do your best to provide a traditional, high quality pose for the yearbook. If necessary, we will use the student’s i.d. picture if the senior picture submitted does not meet our specifications. Thank you for your efforts and cooperation, Ms. Cindi Haberkorn - PHOENIX Adviser - Janesville Craig High School Don’t forget to visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to purchase the yearbook and senior ad before it’s too late!
Wisconsin Education Fairs
Wisconsin Education Fairs we're going virtual!! WEF will continue to be a resource for our students and schools. As in the past, we'll need your help to get our students and families pointed in WEFs direction. We're expecting nearly 150 colleges, universities, military branches, and specialty schools to participate in the college fair portion. Register Now!
Offering a monthly virtual college fair from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.,
followed by 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. interactive financial aid presentation.
Stay safe and thank you for all you're doing for our youth...tomorrow's heroes! For
additional details: https://www.wefs.org
2020-2021 Craig High School
Or call 1/877-767-5217
Get your pictures in the yearbook!
The yearbook staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d
like to see them. Last day to submit your photos is: 11/1/2020
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE
LOG ON TO: images.jostens.com
Enter Login ID: 415464689
*The yearbook staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content.
Yearbook Recognition Ads
It’s Easy! Create your ad online at www.jostensadservice.com
1. Choose your ad size and layout.
2. Enter your text and upload your photos.
More questions, call 800/358-0800
PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP AT CRAIG
- Principal’s Office Main Office 743-5200
- Principal Secretary Mrs. Tricia Jones 743-5210
- Principal Dr. Alison Bjoin 743-5205
- Homework Request Line Mrs. Jill Plenty 743-5215
- Financial Assistant Mrs. Liz Murphy 743-5256
- Assistant Principal’s Office AP Secretary Ms. Judy Crook 743-5262
- AP Office Mrs. Jolene Hess 743-5264
- Assistant Principal Mr. Shawn Kane (A-K) 743-5260
- Assistant Principal Mr. Monte Phillips (L-Z) 743-5270
- Police Liaison Officer Sean Jauch 743-5221
- School Nurse Mrs. Juliene Ewers 743-5235
- Health Aide Maya Roherty 743-5263
- Athletic Secretary Mrs. Mary Adamson 743-5266
- Athletic Director Mr. Ben McCormick 743-5245
- Attendance Office To Report an Absence Machine 743-5230
- NOTE: If you call the Attendance Office and can’t reach anyone, please be sure to leave a detailed message. The office receives a high volume of calls daily but they do check messages frequently.
- Attendance Secretary Mrs. Joyce Snyder 743-5233
- Attendance Clerk Mrs. Tammy Christensen 743-5231
- Student Center Guidance Secretary Ms. Mary Severin 743-5251
- Dean of Students Mr. Zack Gavin 743-5213
- Student Center Mrs. Heather Last 743-5237
- Transcripts Mrs. Betsy Nelson 743-5252
- Social Worker Mrs. Becky Boylan 743-5261
- Food Service Food Service Mrs. Elise Allen 743-5168
If you will be moving from your current home address please contact Adams School office at 743-6300 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school. Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.
If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.
If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.
Kindergarten Enrollment - 2021-2022 School Year
School District Residents
If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2021 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District. Enrollment will take place from December 1, 2020, through December 15, 2020, at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office by appointment only. Please call (608) 743-5153 or (608) 743-5072.
If you cannot attend the enrollment period please make an appointment as possible to enroll after December 15, 2020. Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation. When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification
The window for Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students are available from December 1, 2020, through December 15, 2020, and should be submitted through the enrollment process. Enrollments are completed by appointment only. Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center. If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2021 if they are turned in by December 15th. If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school. In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame.
If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please pass this enrollment information on.
If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2021 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT. The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 1, 2021, to April 30, 2021. Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.
Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas
Due to Move:
If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue). Complete the form and return it to the school office.
Due to Parent Choice:
If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2021-2022), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow). Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2020 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2021. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office. If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.
Open Enrollment or Public School Choice
If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2020-2021 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2021. This year applications will be accepted February 1 – April 30, 2021.
If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.
Public School Open Enrollment Timelines
The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year. Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live.
The open enrollment application period for the 2021-2022 school year is from February 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021. Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment. Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 1, 2021 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission). Applications turned in prior to February 1st will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 1st but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.
Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.
Under the School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.
An application is required for each sibling in the family. For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.
Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied. The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.
If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.