IMPORTANT INFORMATION 2023-2024
First Day of School
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th, 2023. Your child should report to homebase on the first day of school. This information will be sent to you on September 1st, 2023. Students will have an extended homebase where they will get more information about lockers, a hard copy of their schedule, and other important information. School policies and expectations will be reviewed by the administrative team to help acclimate students to the building.
We look forward to meeting you during our Open House on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 at 6:30pm. You will be able to follow a modified version of your child’s schedule to meet all of their teachers and learn about their upcoming school year.
We encourage all students to come prepared for the start of school with the required supplies from their team letters/lists. However, we understand that this can put an undue hardship on some families. The school district has ordered basic supplies for us to distribute to students throughout the year, if needed. If you are unable to purchase the required supplies, please reach out to your social worker Ms. Venegas (Green and Red House) or Ms. Chuchon (Yellow and Blue House).
Synergy & Emergency Contact Information
We are utilizing a new student information system, Synergy. You will be able to update the emergency contact information through the Synergy app. It is critical that we have this information updated by the first day of school. Additionally, as this is a new system for all of us, we ask for your patience as we work through the kinks.
Students who take the bus will enter the building and go to the all-purpose room, the cafeteria, or the auditorium at the time of their bus arrival. They will remain in one of these locations until students are released to go to homebase. Please reinforce with your child that once they arrive at school, they are to report and go directly into the building. Students are not permitted to leave Weber campus for any reason.
Students can start to enter the building at 7:55am. There are 2 entry doors for students in the morning. Students can enter the building through the front field doors (which is located directly on Port Washington Blvd right before Campus Drive) or through the Bogart tunnel doors (which is located down the ramp by the Bogart Avenue and Orchard Street driveway entrance).
If you are driving your child to/from Weber, please note that the drop-off and pick-up zones are on Bogart Avenue (at Orchard Street) and across from the school building on Vanderventer Avenue (at Port Washington Blvd). There are crossing guards at both locations. Campus Drive, Weber Circle, and the Flower Hill driveways are closed to vehicles between 7:00am to 8:30am and 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Please do not drop your child off at the parking lot next to Weber Middle School or on Port Washington Boulevard, as both can cause a dangerous situation.
Students can start to enter the building at 7:55am. If students arrive before 7:55am, they will have to wait on the front field until the doors are opened for entry (main field off Port Washington Blvd right before Campus Drive). Students who are attending a club or extra help may enter the building early through the cafeteria doors in the Weber Circle. Students cannot be dropped off in the circle.
Good habits of attendance and punctuality are critical factors in promoting success in school. We urge you as parents to support the school in its efforts to develop responsible student behavior in these areas. If your child is going to be absent or late, please call, email, or send a note to the appropriate house office:
Yellow 6 and Red House – 516-767-5520 – [email protected]
Yellow 8 and Blue House – 516-767-5530 – [email protected]
Yellow 7 and Green House – 516-767-5510 – [email protected]
Student schedules have been carefully created. Please note that students will be changing classrooms each period. Each family should be able to log into SYNERGY, our parent portal, where families will be able to see a draft of their child’s schedule starting next week. Please note that changes may be made to your child’s schedule before the start of the school year. If your child has questions about their schedule, please contact their school counselor via email. Synergy information was shared with you.
When students return to school, it is very important to bring a charged Chromebook and charger for the first day of school. The IT Department will be available during the summer months to support the maintenance and repair of district Chromebooks. Should your device need repairs, please use the link to schedule a date and time for your device swap.
All students will be using lockers. There are four times throughout the day when they can go to their lockers; before homebase, before lunch, after lunch, and at the end of the day. Please reinforce with your child that it is important to use their lockers in a safe and efficient manner. 7th and 8th grade students need to bring the locks they were given from last school year. (If they lost their school issued lock, they need to go to their house office with $5 for a replacement). All 6th grade and new students will receive a school issued lock during the walkthrough on Monday, August 28th or on the first day of school.
Lunch and Recess
Students will have an assigned lunch period. Lunch 1 – means that students will eat for the first 20 minutes of the lunch period and then have recess for the following 20 minutes. Lunch 2 – means students will have recess first for 20 minutes and then will eat lunch the second half of the period. All students will have recess on the front field. Students will not be permitted to switch their assigned lunch period/location.
Sports (7th and 8th Graders)
If you are trying out for a fall sport, please submit all forms to the Medical Office prior to the start of school. The Fall sports meeting is after school on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 3:15 in the Weber Gym. All students need to be cleared by the nurses before trying out for a team.
Please check our website for FAQ’s and all additional information.