The James E. Groppi staff welcomes you back! We have a positive attitude and sincere desire to work with your child(ren) as he/she works toward obtaining their high school diplomas. Over the past two years we have had tremendous success in graduating students.
Placement at James E Groppi is voluntary. If our format does not fit your needs please let us know and we will assist you in finding the right spot for your student. Our scheduling includes an A.M. and a P.M. session that include three hour long class periods. Students will be assigned either the morning or afternoon session.
In addition to our basic half day format, we offer our students hot lunches and the opportunity to participate in our various “extra” classes such as music production and parenting. The school day for A.M. students began at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:05 a.m. Students in the P.M. sessions began at 11:35 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. Please be advised that during the day computer labs are available for students who would like to participate in the Edgenuity Program. Participating in the computer based curriculum will speed up progress towards graduation.
Students will receive their schedules on the first day of the term; No changes will be made on the first day. They will, however, have the opportunities to meet with the guidance counselor for an individual course review at a later date.
If your child is at least 17.5 years old I encourage you to investigate the GED-02 program. This pathway for graduation utilizes a series of tests that students pass in order to demonstrate they have high school level knowledge in the core curricular areas. In order to participate, however, students need to demonstrate a ninth grade reading level. Our GED teacher will be available in August to administer the pretest for all interested students.
Groppi High School- SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT – 2020-2021
Our school and the families of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how the families, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.
It is the school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables children to meet the challenging State academic standards. It is the parent’s responsibility to support their children’s learning. For each to do these things, the school and families must have strong, ongoing communication and work to be equal partners in supporting student success. The MPS Family and Community Engagement Framework include six standards that when met, allow for this partnership to flourish. The following compact will serve as our action plan around family and community engagement for this school year.
We, as school staff, will support families by working to meet the MPS standards of family and community engagement so we can partner to support student learning. We will implement the following strategies to achieve each standard this year.
Our school will be a welcoming and culturally relevant environment:
- Groppi employs a highly skilled parent coordinator, Ms. A. Carter, who can be reached at (414) 934-8303 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Families are encouraged to visit the Parent and Family center in room 104 from 7:30 AM until 1:30 PM on school days.
- The Parent and Family center offers free coffee, community resources, and computers for your use.
Our school will be connected to the community:
- Groppi High School is seeking community partners to help meet our students’ needs. If you have any community partners that would like to connect with us, please contact Ms. Carter- Parent Coordinator.
- Parents who are in need of community resources and assistance should make an appointment with the Parent Coordinator. I can assist with resume writing, interviewing skills, employment applications, and energy assistance .
- If there are any training families would like to see at Groppi, please make the Parent Coordinator aware. I will work with you to so that our community partners will come to Groppi to assist you.
Our school will have the tools and knowledge needed to build relationships with families and the community:
- The School Engagement Council meetings will occur on the second Tuesday of each month from September – May. All meetings are open to the public and families are encouraged to attend.
- The Parent Portal is a tool that can be used to check students’ attendance, academic progress and grades.
- There will be a Family Fun Night in the Winter of 2020 and Spring of 2021. Please look forward to more information!
PARENT AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES:
We, as families, will support students and school staff by working to meet the MPS standards of family and community engagement to partner and support student learning. We will implement the following strategies to reach families year.
Our families will have the tools and knowledge needed to be active in our child’s education.
- Parents are encouraged to register for Parent Portal to view their child’s grades and assignments. See the school secretary for information on how to register.
- Parent-teacher conferences will be in October and March. Parents and families are encouraged to come and discuss their students’ progress
- Families are encouraged to participate in their child’s classroom by making an appointment in the main office, reaching out to the teacher, or contacting the parent coordinator. MPS board policy permits parents to visit and observe their child’s classroom at any time.
- Teachers can be contacted through phone, email, or in writing. Families can request appointments to meet with teachers by contacting the parent coordinator.
Our families will have opportunities to build peer networks.
- On the 1st Monday of each month, the parent center will be open for families to enjoy free coffee and sweet baked treats! Come in to hangout and meet other families!
- Our families will have avenues to serve as leaders.
- Groppi is looking for parents to be apart of the District Advisory Council. Please see flyer that was mailed to you, check the Parent Portal, or see the Parent Coordinator to fill out the form.
- There are ample volunteer opportunities for parents and families to participate in. Please contact the parent coordinator for more information.
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will show we are responsible:
By attending school every day and attending all class on time
Showing up to school ready to learn
Working hard to achieve academic success
Asking for help when I need it
Help keep our school clean.
By being respectful towards each other and to staff