Reminders and Information from Wakefield HS

Student Attendance

Improving student attendance is perhaps the most important goal we have this school year. We are battling unprecedented challenges nationally that impact students attending school every day. I would like to ask you to discuss the importance of daily attendance at school with your child(ren) and encourage them to attend school every day. Please limit absences to urgent issues. While we have been tracking some improvements in our daily attendance rates so far this year, we still have a lot of work to do. Together, I am confident that we can all set goals around attending school every day.

Student Grades 

With only a few weeks left to go in the second quarter, students should be focused on completing all assignments and studying for any upcoming tests. Please discuss with your child(ren) about their plan to finish strong for the second quarter. And, regular daily attendance is critical for students to be successful. In addition, we provide after-school tutoring and Saturday academy for various content areas. Please encourage your child(ren) to take advantage of these opportunities for remediation and enrichment. And please help reinforce the message that at Wakefield, cell phones should be off and away.

Warriors’ Period

Each day, students have Warriors’ Period for approximately 30 minutes. On Mondays, students engage in a social-emotional learning (SEL) lesson. On Tuesday, students engage in a community circle to help build relationships and connectedness. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, students are able to go to other locations to see their other teachers, their counselors, or any other related service provider. We truly encourage students to take full advantage of this time to get extra help, work on class assignments, and study.

Selecting Classes for 2024-2025

Over the next few months, our school counselors will be meeting with students in grades 9, 10 and 11 to help them select courses that they need to take or wish to take next school year. More information will be shared from our school counseling department.

Registration/Withdrawal Information:

If you need to register a new student or withdraw a current student, please contact our registrar, Cassiele Camacho or 703-228-6741 to make an appointment.

Mental Health Resources

If you are in crisis, take action! If someone you care about is in crisis, take action!

You have options:·

  • Call 9-1-1·
  • Go to the nearest emergency room at your local hospital·
  • Call Arlington Emergency Mental Health 703-228-5160·
  • Call Crisis Link 24-hour Hot Line 703-527-4077· Go to In Crisis Need Help Now? on the APS website for important phone numbers, tips for students and families, and links to emergency information.
  • Call the Cigna School Support Line: 833-632-4462 at any time. The line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staff can help in English and Spanish and can link callers to local resources. Other languages are available through the Language Line. Calls are Anonymous; no insurance, legal status or documentation requested.


NAVIANCE Family Connection

Access the Wakefield Naviance website!
Naviance’s Family Connection is a college and career exploration tool for students and parents. You have access to this web-based resource 24/7!
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