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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child at Wickenburg High School?

You’ll see it’s easy to register your child at Wickenburg! Just fill out the paperwork in our school office when you come to register your son or daughter. Please don't forget to bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, social security number, and the address of the last school he/she attended. Check out this page for more information.


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How can I stay informed on what's going on at Wickenburg High School?

You can stay updated by checking this website often. You'll find it is an easy way to stay informed and energized about Wickenburg High School. You may also log into ParentVUE (powered by Synergy) to update your personal information or to see your student's grades.


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Can I visit my child’s school/classroom during school hours?

Absolutely, we welcome visiting parents. You may call the office to set up a convenient time. Involved parents really make a difference, and we love to see you at Wickenburg. We ask that you please report to the office when you arrive at the building. We will give you a visitor's welcome badge and help you with the layout of our school.


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What classes should my child take to ensure graduation?

We expect every single one of our students to graduate, and we design our curriculum with that in mind. Please see the following list of required credits. Your child will earn a minimum of 22 credits to graduate.

 

Areas of Study Required Credits  
English 4  
Math 4  
Science 3  
American History 1  
US History/Geography 1  
Economics 1/2  
Government 1/2  
Physical Education 1 (1/2 for 2016 and beyond)  
Vocational/Fine Arts 1  

 


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Can my child eat breakfast and/or lunch at school?

Yes, the cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily. We serve delicious and nutritious meals for our students and guests. All Wickenburg students receive breakfast for $1.75. We charge students $2.95 for school lunch. We offer reduced priced breakfast and lunch to qualifying students. You'll find more information about school lunch prices and menus on this site.


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What is the dress code at Wickenburg?

We care about what our students wear – appearance is part of inspiring our students to succeed at school. Wickenburg High School has a very specific dress code. Please help us maintain our school rules.

  • Shorts may be no shorter than mid-thigh, as measured by a hand length from the top of the knee. Shirts and tops may not expose bare midriffs, bare shoulders, nor be deeply or narrowly cut in the front, back, or under the arms. Tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, and strapless tops are not acceptable. All shirts must have sleeves. Clothing that exposes undergarments will not be tolerated for males or females. Exceptions to this rule may include spirit clothing and athletic uniforms with prior administrative approval.
  • Clothing with vulgar or suggestive language (including double-entendres) or clothing with gang, drug, alcohol, death, weapon, sexual, or inflammatory references (including logos from "Skin Industries") is not permitted.
  • Baggy or sagging pants that expose undergarments are not permitted. Cut-offs, hanging belts, straps on bibs, and chains of any kind are not permitted.

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What time should I drop off/pick up my child?

Your child should not arrive before 7:30 a.m. when supervision begins. Please pick up your child promptly at dismissal time. You may view the WHS daily schedule here.


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May my child drive to and from school?

Yes, many Wickenburg students drive to and from school. Please ensure that your child arranges for a parking pass in the school office. The parking pass form is available in the Student Links area on the Home page.


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What importance do you place on attendance at Wickenburg?

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of regular school attendance. Your child should be in school every day that he/she is physically able. Your child will fall behind in class work and academic learning if he/she misses school often.


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What should I do if my child must be absent from school?

Parents, please call the school office by 9:30 a.m. if a child is going to absent from school, or late to school. If a child does not arrive at school, we want to be sure he/she is safe with you.

When your child has been absent from school, you may call the school office in the morning so the teacher can be notified and can have time to gather your child’s work by the end of the day. We will send appropriate books when necessary. You may pick up assignments in the office at the end of the school day.


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What should we do if my child arrives late to school?

Please have your child report to the office before going to the classroom if he or she arrives after 8:00 a.m. If your child gets to school after 10 a.m. please sign them in at the school office before they join their class.


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What procedure should I follow if my child has an appointment during school hours?

Please send a note to school with your child on the morning of the early dismissal. Include the time and reason for the appointment. Wickenburg parents sign out their children in the school office before leaving school early. Your child's teacher will send your child to the office when you arrive at the office, not before. Please call the school office or send a note with your child if you authorize someone else to pick your child up, or if you have arranged for your child to go home with another student.


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Can my child go home with a friend or to another destination after school?

Please inform the school of any change in your child’s transportation before 2:00 p.m. – otherwise your child will need to go home as usual. A student may not ride or walk home with another student or get off at a different bus stop without a note from a parent or a timely call to the office.


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When will I have a parent/teacher conference with my child’s teacher?

We are most willing to schedule a conference any time during the year. Please feel free to call and arrange a time at your convenience. We find that communication between school and home allows us to support each other, so contact your child's teacher as soon as you feel a need.


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What textbooks and supplies does my child need?

Please help your child prepare for class each day. We ask that your child have pens, pencils, paper, and other necessary tools for learning. We will provide any needed textbooks and/or workbooks.


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What are the guidelines for cell phones, electronics, and other valuables?

We understand that your child may carry a cell phone. We ask that your child keep his or her cell phone off during the school day. We recommend that your child not bring radios, tape recorders, Walkmans, Gameboys, electronic devices, expensive jewelry, or large sums of money to school.


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What if my child needs to take medicine at school?

The school nurse may administer medication only if she has a signed parent consent allowing this. You may request this form in the school office. Please list at least two persons to contact in the event of student illness or injury; and review or update forms as needed or requested.

Students may not have prescription or over-the-counter medicines in their possession. You should give all medicines to the nurse for proper handling and dispensing. You and your child should keep prescription medication in the current pharmacy container, labeled with your child's name and correct dosage instructions. We ask that you and your child handle over-the-counter medicines in the same way. The nurse will call your child from the classroom or cafeteria for timely administration of prescription and other medications.

The school nurse monitors immunizations, conducts health screenings, maintains medical records, and cares for students who are ill or have emergency medical needs at school. She works with parents and students and advises on preventive health care. She also calls parents to pick up children who are injured or ill.


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What courses are offered at Wickenburg High School?

You and your child can see all the wonderful classes we have to offer by viewing or printing our Master Course Catalog which can be found in the Student Quick Links area on our Home page..


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What is a sample of a daily schedule at Wickenburg High School?

You and your student can check out a sample of our WHS daily schedule here.


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