August 2012Dear Wootton Families:I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and humor. We have been working hard at Wootton thissummer to prepare for the new school year. I am personally excited about my tenth year as principal of this fineschool and working with your wonderful children.Below are some dates that are important to note:Meet the Coaches Night: Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 p.m. at WHS CafeteriaNinth Grade and New Student Orientation: Thursday, August 23, 7:25 a.m. to11:10 a.m. at Wootton High SchoolFirst Day of School: Monday, August 27, class begins at 7:25 a.m. Athletic Events Begin: Wednesday, August 29Senior Parent College Application Meeting, Thursday, August 30, 6:00 p.m.
First Back-to-School Night
: Thursday, August 30, 7:00 p.m. (program begins).Labor Day/Holiday: Monday, September 3Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 17 – No school for students & teachersFirst PTSA Meeting: Tuesday, September 18, 7:30 p.m. at WHS Media Center
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 26 – No school for students & teachersHomecoming Week: October 8-12PSAT Testing for 9
, and 11
graders: Wednesday, October 17Maryland State Teachers Association Convention, Friday, October 19 - No school for students and teachersFirst Marking Period Ends: Friday, November 2
Second Back-To-School Nigh
t: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m.I also need to ask for your understanding with drop-off procedures:1. Parents who drive their students to school are asked to use the parent drop off lanes in the lower lot.2. The two lanes on the right as you enter the lower parking lot are both for student drop off. Parking isaccessed by driving beyond the drop off lanes by veering to the left and following directions. There arenow two exit lanes in the lower parking lot. The left lane is for northbound Wootton Parkway and the rightlane is for southbound Wootton Parkway.3. When picking up after school, parents should enter the lower lot after 2:20 p.m.4. Parents are asked
to drop off their son/daughter on Wootton Parkway. It is a violation of the trafficlaws and is also extremely dangerous to our students and other drivers.5. Please do not drop off students on Newton DriveOur counselors will continue to work closely together to provide consistent and stable support to our students.They will meet with the incoming ninth grade students during orientation. In addition, they will meet with all of their own students in small groups in early fall. Please work with all grade level students to update and reflect ontheir Four Year Plan as we begin the new year.