Program Changes

Dear Midwood Community,

PLEASE READ THIS MEMO IN ITS ENTIRETY:

I hope this email finds you and all of your loved ones well.  We are excited that our students are returning to the building.

By now, students on our register have received their programs for the fall term.  Programming students correctly in a school as large as Midwood, is normally extremely challenging; under COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, it was nearly impossible.  Our AP of Programming and his assistants have worked tirelessly to make sure our students received programs and our school is ready on day one.

Our priority is to make sure all students are programmed correctly.  We are unable to accommodate individual students’ personal programming requests (earlier/later schedule, after-school responsibilities, employment, teacher, lunch period, etc.).  Each term parents and students at every grade level must assume their day can begin as early as 7:15 and end as late as 3:35.

The only requests that will be addressed by the school counselors are incorrect classes.  The program you received, is the program you will follow unless there is an error (a class you have already passed, a class is missing, classes are out of sequence) on your program.  If you believe there is an incorrect class, you will report to the auditorium on your designated day and time to speak with your counselor.  No changes will be made before your designated time and day.  Follow your schedule as is until you meet with your counselor to see if there is truly an error, or your request can be accommodated.

If you are requesting to drop an Advanced Placement class, a note from your parent or guardian is required.  You can request a replacement class, but there is no guarantee you will receive the class you requested.

To drop an AP, there must be a seat available in an appropriate alternate class.  If no seats are available, you must remain in your originally requested classes.

Once an error is corrected, we cannot undo that change.

If you are on a team and it is not on your schedule, you must get a letter from your coach and submit it to your counselor.  If you are dropping a team, your coach must speak with Ms. Vershleiser. 

If you drop an approved class, then a lunch or service period will be added.  Your program will not be moved earlier or later.

September 13 -Seniors- You can speak with your counselor to correct an error beginning period 7 only in the auditorium.  DO NOT GO TO SEE YOUR COUNSELOR IN THEIR OFFICE.

September 14 - Freshmen – You can speak with your counselor to correct and error, beginning period 7 only in the auditorium.  If you do not know who your school counselor is, we will help you. DO NOT GO TO SEE YOUR COUNSELOR IN THEIR OFFICE

September 15 -Juniors – You can speak to you counselor to correct an error, beginning period 7 only in the auditorium.  DO NOT GO TO SEE YOUR COUNSELOR IN THEIR OFFICE.

September 17 - Sophomores– You can speak to your counselors to correct an error on September 17, beginning period 7 only in the auditorium.  DO NOT GO TO SEE YOUR COUNSELOR IN THEIR OFFICE.

September 20 -If you missed your day to speak with your counselor, you can go to the auditorium on September 20, period 7. DO NOT GO TO SEE YOUR COUNSELOR IN THEIR OFFICE.

When you enter the auditorium you must be seated at least one seat apart from other students and one row in between the row in front or in back of you.

We thank you for understanding.  Wishing each of you a successful school year!

Sincerely,

Ms. Bren