2012-13 News Archive

Spring Break Due Dates
Spring Break is quickly approaching!  Please be aware that the eSchool office will be closed from March 29-April 7, and your teachers will not be available during Break.   Some students with varying end dates may notice that their courses have “due dates” for assignments during Spring Break. It has always been the Kenosha eSchool policy that these courses will remain open during break; however, students are not required to submit work during this time off.  We do not take attendance, and we do not penalize any work as being “late” during this time period.  Please keep in mind that the assignments that have “due dates” over Spring Break will not be excused or removed. Those assignments are still required, so students will need to complete them before break or after school is back in session.  Any new Quarter 4 courses will begin on Monday, April 8th.

Schools of Choice Informational Events

Parent Night Presentations

  • Tues. December 4, 2012 Bullen (north side) — 7:00 p.m.,
  • Wed. December 5, 2012 Lance (south side) — 7:00 p.m.
Thurs. January 10, 2013
  • eSchool Open House, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

UW-Parkside Arts & Humanities Visit Day Dec. 7

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside opens the doors of “The Rita” for Arts and Humanities Visit Day Friday, Dec.7, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. This event welcomes high school juniors and seniors to experience the university’s artistic, musical, and theatrical programs and explore Communication, English, and other exciting, career-building areas of study. The campus is located at 900 Wood Rd. in Kenosha.
At UW-Parkside Arts and Humanities Visit Day, participants can experience unique theater, art, and music events; meet faculty from Fine Arts, Communication, Music, English, Theatre, Ethnic Studies, Modern Languages, and more; and tour the new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities (“The Rita”).
Visitors also get tips and ideas to guide them through the audition and portfolio review process, information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and on-site admission. This event is free.
To register for UW-Parkside Arts and Humanities Visit Day, visit www.uwp.edu/admissions/visit online or call 262-595-2355.

Career Planning
• The College and University Admission Guidance web site is an on-line  college admission counseling program that helps parents and students  navigate through the college search, college admissions, and financial  aid process. Please visit them at http://mycollegecalendar.org/.
• It is recommended that Juniors take the ACT test in April or June of  their junior year. Seniors should take the test in the fall or winter of  their senior year if they haven’t already or if they want to retake the  exam. The cost of the ACT is $32.00, the ACT plus the writing portion  is $47.00. Students should register for the ACT on-line at www.actstudent.org. If you are interested in preparing for the ACT, you may visit http://knowhow2gowisconsin.org/ for free on-line review. You may also pick up an ACT practice booklet  from Mrs. Gorman at eSchool. ACT info for parents can be found at: http://www.act.org/path/parent/tests/explore.html

The Kenosha eSchool was recently approved to expand to grades K-5 for a full time elementary option. To begin the registration process, please visit http://www.kenoshaeschoolk5.org.

All Kenosha Unified Juniors and Seniors interested in learning more about the Youth Options Program are invited to attend an “Evening with the Counselors” presentation.  The fall session was held on September 13th at the Educational Support Center, 3600-52nd Street.  There were 2 informational sessions; one from 5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. and repeated again from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.Counselors from KUSD high schools and representatives from Gateway Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and Carthage College shared  course information to eligible KUSD students and also worked  with parents and students so that they understood the policies, procedures and paperwork required for taking Youth Options courses.  For more information see your counselor or visit the Youth Options website at http://www.kusd.edu/departments/talentdevelopment/youthoptions/

eSchool Students interested in auditing a course for the 2012-13 school year should contact the eSchool counselor, Kim Gorman. An eSchool Audit Request Form will need to be submitted as well.

Recent system upgrades may cause an inability to access BrainHoney Assessments. If you experience an inability to access assessments using the BrainHoney Learning Management system, please attempt to refresh your browser and clear your browser cache/history before contacting your teacher for assistance. For more details on clearing your cache, copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050

If you have upgraded your Internet Explorer browser to version 9, you may experience some access issues. Please refer to this IE compatibility guide for the simple fix.

Please keep in mind that most communication requests to instructors are answered on the same day, but sometimes there are circumstances that may slightly delay their response. Wisconsin law provides a requirement that any request be answered by the end of the next school day from the date of the request. If you do not have an answer by this deadline, please contact your instructor by phone or call our office to resolve the issue. For example, the KUSD e-mail filtering system may be blocking an e-mail without our immediate knowledge.

The Kenosha Transit Bus Route has access directly in front of our office location.

For those students who would like to use computers at the Kenosha Public Library, please review their usage policy.

Parent/ Mentor Training Resources: eSchool forms PMTS Training Presentation

All full time eSchool students must have a current school ID for this school year. This should be present with them while in the eSchool office, as well as while out in the community during normal school hours. We now have our own ID machine, and will be able to provide each full time student with their ID. Full Time students can pick up their new ID usually any afternoon.