High School Expectations

  • Calendar, Grading, & Accountability

    How long will we be out of school?

    Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all schools to remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year. The last student day will be June 5. 

    How will each week of remote learning be structured?

    We will have designated days for instruction based on a rotating block schedule and even-odd period day calendar. There will be assignments and expectations for the completion of schoolwork. It will be important for students to access the Schoology pages for each class daily so that they are aware of what they need to do.

    When will the 3rd marking period end?

    The 3rd marking period will conclude on April 7th. We’ve extended the marking period to give students the best opportunity to complete outstanding assignments. Students, if you owe assignments, you need to resolve them ASAP. The fourth marking period will begin on Monday, April 13th.

    Will student attendance matter?

    Yes! Beginning April 13 there will be a new attendance taking policy for all secondary students.  It is very important that we can account for students. Otherwise, we cannot issue course credit.
    Secondary students will log into their Schoology Homeroom Course to check-in for attendance. We are offering this new attendance procedure during the school closure to simplify the attendance process. Students will enter attendance for each instructional day on the day of instruction. The system will not allow students to enter multiple days of attendance at one time.

    You will find the check-in form at the top of your Homeroom Course. Students must be signed into their WCASD Google Credentials and will be asked to verify:

    • Today’s day of the week is…
    • My Homeroom number is…
    • I am on Schoology to complete my work. I will reach out to my teachers as needed.

    Watch this 1-minute walk-through video: Check-in for Attendance in Schoology Homeroom

    Will student assignments be graded?

    Yes. For the 4th Marking Period, we’re moving to a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (Pass/Fail) grading system. Please click here for detailed grading information. Please reach out to your principal with any questions.

    Will students earn full course credits for this year?

    The district plans to award course credits for work completion so that students can matriculate on time, and in case of our seniors, graduate on time in June. It is imperative that students are attending their assigned Schoology courses and completing required work for the duration of time we are virtual.

    What will be the last day of school for students?

    We expect the last student day to be Friday, June 5.



    How do I communicate with my teacher?

    You may choose to chat with your teacher via Schoology or reach out directly through email. Our faculty is checking email routinely and will respond within 24 hours, if not sooner. Teachers will also be establishing “office hours” during which students can speak with them via Schoology or conference call.

    How do I communicate with my counselor and grade level administrator? 

    Email is probably best. Our faculty is checking email routinely and will respond within 24 hours, if not sooner. Check our school homepage for contact information.


    Events & Other Items

    What about athletics and events we had planned, like junior and senior prom?

    At this time, we are reluctant to cancel athletics and momentous events. Our interest would be to preserve as many of these important activities as possible, but that depends on many factors. Stay tuned.

    What if I am currently enrolled in a TCHS program?

    The Chester County Intermediate Unit is currently finalizing a plan for students enrolled in one of their courses, including TCHS. They are working in conjunction with our school district and in the best interests of our students. They are canceling standardized testing for students in career and technical education (CTE) programs for the 2019-20 school year. These include exams from the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) and National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

    What if I am a senior and I still need to provide my college or future employer with transcripts or other information.

    Our counselors stand ready to help students as needed. Do not hesitate to reach out to yours with what you need. Most colleges and universities across the country are going through this experience just like we are.

    What if I am having an issue with my laptop?

    You can call our help desk at 484-266-1050 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM or email one2one@wcasd.net.

    What about the Keystone Exams (KE), the annual state assessments given in Biology, Algebra, and Literature?

    The KE tests have been canceled for this year. We do not yet have specifics about how this cancelation will affect future graduation requirements for students in 9th and 10th

    What about AP exams?

    The College Board has been working on an alternative plan to deliver AP tests this year and will communicate those plans directly with students and teachers very soon. Students who signed up to take an AP exam should keep a close eye on email, and when in doubt, contact your teacher(s).