Welcome to Washington High School, the home of the Eagles!
We are very proud of the 75 years of educational excellence at Washington. We are equally proud of the championship sports teams and clubs at Washington.
This is a very exciting yet critical time in your child’s life. The teachers, counselors and administrative staff at Washington want to provide the necessary supports for your child to be successful and ready for college.
Many students may tell their parents that they do not need assistance with homework or their grades. Then the report card comes home and the parents find that the grades on the report card tell a different story. Her are a few suggestions to help your child be a successful student:
- Meet with your child and ask them what assignments they are working on. Each George Washington student should have some type of homework each and every night.
- Provide a quiet place for your child to study. Students need a specific place where they can do their homework each night.
- Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.
- Eat a healthy breakfast-Students need to eat a healthy breakfast so they can concentrate in class.
- Get to school and each class on time- Many students are late to school each morning. As a reminder, Washington High School has a 5-day cut list. If a student is tardy a minimum of 3 times in one class, he or she is given one cut. After 5 cuts, the student is put on the 5-day cut list and he or she cannot participate in school activities such as dances or sports during time that he or she is on the cut list. In addition, if a student returns late from lunch more than four times he or she is automatically put on the cut list. The cut list is complied monthly.
- Meet with your child’s counselor. Schedule a meeting with your child’s counselor to discuss how to improve their grades and attendance. One of the tools that students can use is a daily or weekly progress report so that the teachers can report the progress in class to the parents and students. The progress report is a general check-in with the teacher regarding the progress for a specific period of time (daily or weekly).
- Be in contact with the teachers so that the teachers know that the student is concerned about his or her grades and wants to do better. You can contact teachers via School Loop.
- Get involved in the school-There are many ways busy parents can participate at GWHS. The PTSA is a great way to start. Attend concerts, sporting events, plays, speech contests and even dances!
Education is the most important tool that a young person can have. We are very fortunate to have so many excellent students at George Washington High School. It is truly a joy to work with all 1,960 exceptional GWHS students. They inspire me to be and do better! If you have any questions, I can be reached at the school at (415) 750-8400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great semester!
Mrs. Ericka Lovrin