We hope that you and your family are enjoying a wonderful summer so far. For us at Provo High, it has been very productive as we prepare for next year. To help your family plan for the the start of school, we would like to share some important information with you.
August 8, 9, 10 Bulldog Registration Days, 8:00 A.M.-6:00P.M.
August 16 New Student, 7th and 9th grade Orientation, 9:00-11:00 A.M.
August 17 First day of school for all students (All 8 classes), 8:00-2:15
August 18-19 School pictures taken during English classes
August 25 Back to School Night, 4:30-7:30 P.M.
September 28 Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:00-7:00 P.M.
BULLDOG DAYS: Students will be able to view their class schedule online through Class Choice on Monday, August 1st. Students/parents should only attend Bulldog Days if an approved schedule change is necessary and/or if you would like to pay fees at the Business Office or take care of other business items. Approved schedule changes include incomplete or incorrect schedules (such as being enrolled in the wrong level of a class).
To access Class Choice, go to classchoice.provo.edu:6443. The User ID is your student’s school ID number. The Password is your student’s birthday. Use one of the following formats: mm/dd/yy or mm/dd/yyyy. Do not use leading zeros. You can also be directed to Class Choice by going to the Provo High School website at http://provohigh.provo.edu/. On the right hand side, click “Request Your Classes- Class Choice.” Follow the same log-in directions as above.
In order to meet with a counselor during Bulldog Days, students must show a receipt for their registration fees. Fees may be paid online any time through myschoolfees.com or at the Business Office on the designated Bulldog Day. If you qualify for a fee waiver, please complete the enclosed form and include necessary documentation and turn it in to the Main Office on the designated Bulldog Registration day. Payment plans will be available in the Main Office and must be completed with an administrator. Your receipt from one of these items is your ticket to meeting with a counselor.
Please come according to the following schedule. Families with more than one student needing a schedule change can come at the same time.
Mon, Aug 8 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. 11th & 12th Grade
Tues, Aug 9 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. PUPs & 10th Grade
Wed, Aug 10 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. 9th & those unable to attend other days
Parking Passes: For students who would like to park on campus this year, we are requiring a $10.00 fee for a parking pass. All students who park on campus must have a parking pass.
Locker Coupon: For students who would like a locker, locker coupons will be available in the Main Office during Bulldog Days or during the first week of school.
PowerSchool: Provo High is committed to limiting the use of paper as much as possible. Please log in to Power School to update your Parent/Guardian information. Check all information carefully so you can be contacted in the event of an emergency and make sure that Power School is current. We will send weekly emails regarding events at Provo High.
Thank you for ensuring a smooth opening to the 2016-2017 school year by participating in Bulldog Days.
Freshman Mentor Program (FMP): For many years we have been concerned about the transition between junior high and high school. Many of our ninth graders struggle with the academic environment, the new freedom of being in high school, and their relationships with others as they mature. After careful investigation and much discussion, we launched a program in the fall of 2014 called the Freshman Mentor Program. Following a model that has been successful around the country, we have carefully selected junior and senior students to be mentors to our freshmen. These students, teamed with one of our best teachers, teach a curriculum that helps our freshmen transition successfully to high school. Mentors are role models and in many cases take the place of an older sibling so the freshmen have a student they know and can get help from at school.
The FMP program has four main purposes:
- To create an academic culture at Provo High School.
- To teach the freshmen academic skills necessary to be successful in high school.
- Skills include note taking, test taking, study skills, time management and how to communicate with teachers.
- A guided homework time is also provided where the mentors act as tutors for freshmen who are struggling with academic concepts.
- To teach the freshmen social and emotional skills as they become young adults.
- Skills include coping with emotions, dealing with stress, handling friends and peer pressure, and appropriately using social media.
- College and Career preparation is also a component of the instruction.
- To create a strong transition between junior high school and the high school experience.
After a successful initial year, we are excited to continue the program. There are some returning mentors (who served their junior year and are excited to continue serving as seniors) and some returning teachers. We are looking forward to an even better program in 2016-2017.
The schedule for the upcoming year includes a class for all freshmen first semester from 7:20-7:55 A.M. Tuesday-Friday. Students will attend their FMP class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays and Fridays they will check in with their FMP teacher and will then attend intervention as directed by their teacher according to needs. We are hopeful that this new schedule will help students make better use of intervention time as well as their FMP class time. The course will give students .50 of elective credit.
Please call the Main Office at 801-373-6550 starting August 1 if you have any questions. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!