How does the PAWS Agenda work?
Every student will be required to carry and fill out the PAWS Agenda for each class period. Each class teacher will stamp “Y” for yes, indicating that the student arrived on time with the required materials and assignments.
What will happen if my student does not get the “Y” stamp?
If your child does not arrive to class on time OR arrives without the required materials, they will not get a “Y” stamp, rather they will be assigned to Think Tank, which will be indicated by a stamp on “TT.” Think Tank is an after-school study hall held for students to re-think their choices from 4:05 to 4:35 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Additionally, your student may not get a “Y” stamp if they did not arrive with their homework or previous day’s assignment. In this scenario, you child will be assigned to Re-Teach with their assigning teacher or Department after school. Re-Teach is an afterschool tutoring session that is also held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:05 to 4:35 pm.
You can tell that your student attended either Think Tank or Re-Teach by checking to see if they received a stamp in the “After School” section of the calendar.
* If your student was assigned “Re-Teach,” and did not go, their first period teacher will assign them “Think Tank” for their missed session, and they will still need to attend “Re-Teach” to make-up their missing assignment.
* If your student does not attend Think Tank they will be assigned ALC or other disciplinary consequences.
Your student can “opt-out” of Think Tank or Re-Teach if they choose to use one of their “PAWS Pass(es)”. The “PAWS Pass” can be found on page 2 of the PAWS Agenda. Each pass will be activated by the homeroom teacher each month. Once it is activated the student may use it, or choose to save it for later school wide rewards.