share this with your parent/guardian and keep for reference throughout the
familiarize yourself and share with your parent/guardian the PCL website. You can access this by going to Wilson’s
website – Activities - Athletics and click on PIERCE COUNTY LEAGUE WEBSITE. Then click on the Wilson “W”. This is the website that our Athletic
Director (AD) uses to communicate sports related information. Athletic Clearance, registration, game
schedules, try out information, will all be located here. Athletic Clearance is a term that will be new
to you. You must get cleared through the
AD’s office to participate in sports at Wilson.
This is done prior to each sports session. Our AD will put the Athletic
Clearance dates and times on the PCL website.
Come during the posted clearance dates/times to meet with the AD. If you come during non-posted dates/time,
there is no guarantee the AD will be on campus to clear you. You will get an Athletic Permit after being
cleared, keep this safe as the coach will ask you to provide it to them at try
outs. Keep in mind, both the AD and the
Assistant AD’s schedules are very different than the rest of the staff on
campus, they may not always be on campus.
Questions that can’t be answered on the PCL website, can be directed to their
email, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
attendance is vital to your success at Wilson High School and we want nothing
more than for you to be successful while here.
Take a moment and think about how large and unique Wilson’s campus is. We have 1300 students spread across a 14+
acre campus with several buildings. Our
campus is a “California Style Campus.”
Depending on the class, e.g. Music, PE/Swim, ROTC, it can be extremely
difficult to locate students in real time.
Because of how large and vast our campus is, we do attendance a little
differently than what you have been accustomed to at middle school. We want you to feel empowered to be a
responsible adult and take ownership of your attendance. You have one dedicated Attendance Secretary,
Ms. Cail. Her email is email@example.com
and her phone number is 253-571-6113. Your Attendance Office is located at the
top of the ramp, west of the Main Office doors. For more on our Attendance Policy, see pages
20-22 in the Student Handbook.
On the day of your ED, we need a signed note from your parent/guardian brought
to attendance first thing in the morning. Other options, your parent/guardian
can email or leave a voicemail first thing in the morning or the night before. When it’s time for you to leave, tell your
teacher you have an ED, then go to Ms. Cail’s office and look for your yellow
ED slip, it will be taped to the glass.
Grab the ED slip, and go meet your parent/guardian in the Main Office parking
lot. Your parent/guardian does not need
to come inside Wilson to get you when it’s time to leave. They are welcome to meet you in the
Attendance Office area, but the above process should have already been
completed. The following day, upon your return, bring Ms. Cail your signed
yellow ED slip for re-entry into school.
or Tardy: If
you are going to be absent/tardy from school, your parent/guardian can either
email Ms. Cail or leave a voicemail. Please
provide the parent/guardian name, student’s name and ID# if known, return phone
number, and a brief reason for the occurrence.
A signed note from your parent/guardian can also be returned upon your
arrival back to school.
Sick: If you become sick while you
are at school, please do not text your parent/guardian and ask that they come
get you. You can tell your teacher that
you are sick and need to go to the Nurse’s Office. If you need to go home, the Nurse will
contact your parent. When your parent/guardian
comes to get you, they can come to the Main Office and tell the Main Office that
their student is in the Nurse’s Office.
Becoming sick at school is not an Attendance Office matter, but a
Nurse’s Office matter.
and Assembly Days:
Please do not text your parent/guardian after a test or before an assembly and
ask that they come pick you up from school. Unless it is a TPS District
scheduled early release day, the dismissal bell rings at 2:05.
website, www.tacomaschools.org/wilson, under the “Resources” tab, you will find
our Bell Schedule. Please note,
Wednesdays are “Late Start” AKA “Modified Staff Development Schedule.” An
exception to Late Start days will be state testing, finals and first day of
school. Usually, your teachers or administrators
will communicate if a Wednesday will not
be late start.
Important dates for the school district will be available on
the district’s website. A “calendar”link is available on both the parents and the students tab on
www.tacomaschools.org. A button that
says, “More Calendars” is on the top left and provides printable calendars for
this and the next school year.
Closed Campus Policy
like visitors are not allowed on campus during the school day, students are not
allowed to leave campus during the school day without a yellow ED slip. For more information, including disciplinary
action, please see page 15 of the Student Handbook.
top goals are your safety and your education.
We take both extremely seriously.
We strive for limited classroom disruptions. If you forget items at home and it gets
delivered to you at school, you will not be called down from class. You will have to come to the Main Office
during lunch or passing periods (but don’t be late to your next class) to pick
up your item. It is not staff’s
responsibility to find you on campus when a delivery has been made. We ask that you know when something is being
dropped off for you. Most often, the
person delivering will shoot the receiver a quick text to let them know it was
dropped off in the Main Office. Then you
can come during passing, lunch or after school to pick up your delivery. The
following items are not permitted at WHS and will not be given to students
during school hours: balloons, cake or any other food related celebratory
items, flowers, etc. Birthdays should be celebrated after school hours, and not
on Wilson’s campus. This policy is to
support our goal of making sure all Wilson students are healthy, safe and are
being provided a conducive learning environment.
Delivery Services: Food cannot be ordered and delivered to
Wilson. It will be refused upon
delivery. This policy is put in place
for the health, safety and security of all students.
want our Rams to be responsible, respectful young adults. What you wear cannot be offensive, gang
related, promote drugs/alcohol, or disrupt the classroom learning environment.
The complete dress code policy is located on page 16, in the Student Handbook,
located on Wilson’s website.
When you call Wilson HS at
253-571-6000, we have created an option to expedite your call, saving you
time and providing you ease. Please use
the following options:
Athletic Office – Opt. #1
9th-11th Grade Attendance – Opt. #2
12th Grade Attendance – Opt. # 3
Guidance/Counselor’s Office Opt. # 4
Cashier’s Office/Office Coordinator Opt. #5
Main Office Opt. #6
Also, the contact tab in the banner of Wilson’s website has
a complete staff directory. You are more
than welcome to reach out to staff using their email or direct line.
class is not conducive to the learning environment. We ask that you use your time wisely to take
care of business outside of the classroom. The best time to take care of needs
is before or after school, or during lunch.
Some examples of things to take care of during your own time, and not
during class time are: Making purchases or paying fees, getting a bus pass,
asking the Guidance Office if you can make an appointment to see your
of how large and spread out our campus is, you will notice students at Wilson
don’t really use lockers. Students have
all their supplies in their backpacks and carry their backpack with them all
day. With that said, you are more than
welcome to request a locker. See Ms. Howell in the Main Office for assistance
Another great tool to know about is our nutrition
or tacomaschools.org – parents – school meals.
You can load money to your account, check your account balance and set
alerts. This is also where you would
apply for free or reduced lunch. It’s a very convenient and informative
School Supply List
does not have a school supply list. Your
teachers will tell you during the first week of school what supplies they want
you to have, if any. Students use most often: a backpack, pencils, pens and
highlighters. Students use whatever they
prefer for: spiral notebooks, a 3-ring binder with loose leaf paper, or
composition notebooks. If you choose
notebooks, you will at least 1 notebook for each class, possibly even a few
extras. The Student Store has some basic supplies.
not give hard copies of our handbook.
You can find an electronic version on Wilson’s website under
“Resources”. It is recommended that you
and your parent/guardian spend time familiarizing yourself with the Student
Handbook. It is very informative and
includes helpful information on things like: The attendance policy, dress code,
graduation requirements, bell schedules, clubs and athletics, to name just a
has an amazing Student Store. The
Student Store sells spirit wear, snacks, drinks, and some school supplies. The Student Store is located near the
Attendance Office. It is available to you daily during your lunch break only.
become familiar with the “BUS ROUTES” section of TPS’ website under the
Parent’s section. www.tacomaschools.org/transportation. There is a lot of great information and tools
on this website. This is where you will go to find out if a bus is provided for
you, and its route information. If you are going to take the school bus, you
will need to register with Ms. Brooks-Johnson sometime during the first few
weeks of school. Ms. Brooks-Johnson will
be available daily in the Main Office, after 12:30. It is OK to begin the
school year riding the bus, while you wait to meet with Ms. Brooks-Johnson. If you need to apply for an
Orca card, please get an application from the Cashier’s Office or the Main
Office on or after the first day of school.
safety of staff and students, TPS is a closed campus district. Visitors are not allowed on campus during
school hours, unless they have prior approval from a principal. Non-Wilson
students are not permitted on campus during the school day.
Wilson’s Website –
recommend that students and their parents/guardians become familiar with
Wilson’s website. It has important and
useful information. The “Contact” tab
has every staff member’s phone number and email. Parents are welcome to contact their
student’s teachers and counselor using their direct contact information. Under the “Resources” tab are important
links to other sites. Bell Schedules,
Student Handbook, Counselor’s Office section, our Anti-Bullying Pledge, Lunch
Money site, etc. Also, check out the
Programs/Activities menu option. You can
look at Wilson’s clubs and access our Athletics site.