DO I GO WHEN I GET TO SCHOOL? When you arrive at
school in the morning enter through the main entrance and wait in the cafeteria
or the auditorium. Breakfast is available for purchase in the cafeteria. You
will be dismissed with enough time to visit your locker before your first
period class. Supervision for early
arrivals begins 30 minutes before school starts.
DO I OPEN MY LOCKER? Your locker number and
combination can be found at the top of your class schedule. Write your
combination down somewhere that only you know where it is. Clear the lock out
by turning the knob clockwise (to the right) at least three times. Keep
rotating to the right until the notch on the lock is pointing to the FIRST
number in your combination. Turn the dial counterclockwise (to the left) past
the SECOND number ONCE and stop when the notch is on the SECOND number the
second time around. Twist the dial clockwise (to the right) and stop when the
notch is directly above the THIRD number. Then push the black latch up to open
the locker. Sometimes going a little beyond the THIRD number helps. If you
can’t open your locker, ask a teacher or administrator nearby for help. For
chronic locker issues, please visit the Attendance Office.
IS “TIE”? TIE stands for
Tutorial, Intervention, and Enrichment. It is a time on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings when you are assigned to work with specific teachers. If you are
caught up with your work, you have the opportunity to sign up for exciting
enrichment sessions. You will sign up for TIE sessions during your 5th
period class a few days beforehand. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, you go to
your first period class where you’ll be shown which session you will attend.
Then you are dismissed to your sessions and return to 1st period
DO I EAT LUNCH AND WHAT DO I DO WHEN I GET THERE? Students are divided into A, B, and C
lunches depending on your schedule. Look for a letter next to your 5th
period class on your class schedule. At lunch, you should sit at your table
first. When you are quiet for any announcements, the lunch supervisor will
dismiss students by tables starting with a different table each weekday. Lunch
procedures will be explained in detail the first few days of school. Lunch
payments should be made to the cafeteria staff BEFORE school during breakfast
IS “ARMOR”? ARMOR stands for
Attitude, Respect, Maturity, Ownership, and Responsibility. This is our
expectation for our students and our culture here at Tri-North. Your name may be entered for weekly ARMOR
awards if a teacher observes you displaying these qualities. Teachers can also
nominate you for a Star Student breakfast that we have each grading period.
DO I GO AND WHAT DO I DO AFTER SCHOOL? After 7th
period dismissal, FIRST wave bus riders should go to their lockers and head
outside immediately. Walkers, car
riders, and SECOND wave bus riders should go to their lockers and then to the
gym. In the gym, please sit on the floor and wait to be dismissed. If you have
athletic practice later in the evening you cannot stay after school unless your
coach has arranged a supervised study hall.
DO I GET SCHOOL EMAIL? Every student has a
school email account. It is their
computer login (name & numbers) @mccsc.net.
You should check this account periodically for messages from teachers,
overdue library notices, and club information.
IS “BELL WORK”? Each class will start
with bell work. You should walk into class, find the bell work expectations and
get started immediately to maximize time on task. Be sure to show up with
required materials so you are prepared to start on bell work.
IS “TNT” AND WHEN CAN I GET TO THE LIBRARY?
stands for Tri-North Twenty. During your 5th period class, you will
spend twenty minutes every day reading a book of your choice. Our library has a
huge selection and our students look forward to the opportunity to getting lost
in a good book every day. Make sure you swing into the library, either during
lunch or before school, to pick up a book that you will enjoy. If you want to
get a book during lunch, you have to sign up for a library lunch pass in the
AM I ALLOWED TO BRING TO CLASS? Arrive at each class
with all of the materials you will need for that period, plus a book to
read. You need to make sure that hats,
backpacks, and cell phones, iPods, etc. remain in your locker throughout the
school day. If you have electronics other than your iPad in class, they will be
taken to the office and your parents will be called to pick them up. For a
second offense, they will be taken until the end of the school year. You may
not bring food, drink, or water bottles to class.
DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ABSENCES? Attendance is one of
the most important things you can do to insure that you will be successful.
Absences must be reported to the office by 9:00am. If you arrive to school
late, after 8:00, then you must stop at the Attendance office to get a pass to
class. If you know ahead of time that you are going to be absent for at least 2
days, you need to get a pre-planned absence form (PPA) from Attendance 2 weeks
beforehand. If you are absent for a full
day due to illness you will not be permitted to participate in any athletic or
after school events on that day. Any more than 10 absences during the school
year will result in “unexcused” absences which lead to parent conferences and
HAPPENS IF I AM TARDY? You need to be seated
in class and started on bell work to be considered on-time when the bell rings.
Passing periods are four minutes long and give students plenty of time to get
across the building. During each six weeks grading period, two tardies to the
same class will result in a verbal warning; three tardies results in a parent
letter; four tardies results in a discipline referral to an administrator, who
will talk with you and determine if any discipline measures are warranted.
DO I DO IF I AM SICK? If you start feeling
ill during the school day you need to go to class first, and then ask your
teacher for a pass to the nurse. If the nurse decides you need to head home,
the nurse will call your parents to come pick you up. Do not go to the nurse
during your locker break; check in with your teacher first. Do not call or text
your parents; the nurse will make the phone call for you.
DO I GET AN IPAD? Each
student is issued an iPad, cover, cable and charger at enrollment. These 4 items must be returned at withdrawal
or the end of the school year in good condition. You must always have a headshot photo of
yourself on the lockscreen of your iPad for identifying purposes. You must bring your iPad everyday fully
charged. Report damaged or non-working iPads to the Librarian or School
CAN I GET INVOLVED IN SPORTS OR CLUBS?
Listen to the announcements each morning for opportunities to sign
up. In the past we’ve had Game Club,
Frisbee Golf Club, Y.E.S. Club (Youth Engaged in Service), Science Olympiad,
and others. Fall sports are Cheer Team,
Girls Volleyball, Boys & Girls Cross Country, and Football; winter sports
include Cheer Team, Boys & Girls Basketball, Wrestling, and Swimming/Diving;
and Track & Field is offered in the spring.
All athletes must have an annual sports physical form and concussion