Scheduling Information

  • Timeline

    • January 10, 2019 - 8th Grade Educational Planning Guide overview
    • January 16 & 17, 2019 - HS Counselors review and answer questions with 8th graders
    • January 24, 2019 - Mandatory meeting for 8th graders interested in honors 
    • January 25, 2019 - Students notified of Music audition results
    • January 28-30, 2019 - Grade level meetings for current 9-11th grades.  Review Educational Planning guide and course selection process
    • January 24, 2019 - Parent Night for incoming 8th grade parents/guardians
    • January 31, 2019- Portal window is opened in order to submit course selection online
    • February 4 - 7, 2019 - (Makeups on 2/8/19) 8th grade students are using portal during school time to do course selection in the Mac lab
    • February 20, 2019 - Deadline to submit online course selection for grades 8-11 **Portal Closed**
    • February 21, 2019 - Deadline for students to submit signed paperwork from parents
    • Summer 2019 - Schedules mailed home to parents/guardians
    • June 30, 2019 - Last day to submit Intent Form and complete Survey for Dual Enrollment for ALL CLASSES for both fall and Spring for the 2019-2020 school year
    • June 30, 2019 - Last day to submit applications to the counseling department for all fall dual enrollment courses
    • August 16, 2019 - Course changes will not be made after this date (Except for conflicts or course prerequisites)
    • December 13, 2019 -  Last day to submit applications for ALL SPRING Dual Enrollment courses

     

    Course Scheduling Worksheet



    Schedule Changes
    During this time, students and parents/guardians may request changes to the selections by completing the online scheduling change form. (*will be available approx. June 2019.)  Course change requests after August 16, 2019 will be considered only for the following reasons:

    • Scheduling error resulting in conflicts
    • Course sequencing
    • Student lacks pre-requisite(s) to take scheduled course
    • Academic necessity, where the change is necessary for an essential academic purpose, as determined by the District at its discretion.
    • Medical necessity, as determined by a licensed health care professional and provided to the District in writing.

    The administration reserves the right to deny course change requests at its discretion.  Students and their parents or guardians should make all course selection decisions carefully, as very few course change requests are granted, and they are only granted in serious and compelling circumstances.   
     

    Credit Promotion and Retention
    The following guidelines will be used to determine whether or not students are promoted to the next grade. Promotion will occur at the end of the school year.  Notification of failure to promote will be made at end of the year via correspondence from the counseling office. Promotion may also occur following summer school and at the end of the first semester for students who have met the requirements listed below.

    • Promotion to Grade 10 - 7 credits
    • Promotion to Grade 11 - 14 credits
    • Promotion to Grade 12 - 21 credits


    Lab Fees
    Please note a number of courses require lab fees due to the increase in costs for materials. Any student unable to pay the lab fee for a course should see his/her counselor or an administrator.


    Electronic Scheduling
    Students and their parent/guardian will do course selection online.   Students in grades 8-11 should have already set up a Community Portal Account for the online course selection process.  To begin the online course selection process, please refer to the school website at www.etownschools.org and choose “Online Course Selection” under the site short cuts. You will be able to access the tip sheet for online course selection on this site.  This online course selection process can be completed at any computer that has internet access beginning January 31, 2019 and ending February 20, 2019. Students should print out their course request document. All students must schedule a full course load of 8 credits for grades 9-11 and a minimum of 7.5 credits for grade 12. Parents will need to sign this form and students will bring the signed form to the counseling office no later than February 21, 2019. Computers are available for students before and after school in both the IMC and counseling office. If you need assistance, please contact the counseling office.