II. Communication

Guidelines for Effective Communication
The Home School Communication Advisory Committee, consisting of teachers, administrators, parents, and community representatives, developed a set of system-wide guidelines for effective family and school communication.  


Parents and teachers, working together, can maximize effective communication when:


1. Schools welcome parents as partners in the educational process.
2. Schools share general information so that parents are informed on a regular basis and know whom to contact with questions or concerns.
3. Parents become familiar with information distributed by the school or school system. (For example, all high school parents and students should sign up for myGrapevine so that they can receive
emergency notices as well as general information via email.)
4. Parents who seek information about their child’s progress first speak directly with the student’s teacher or guidance counselor.
5. Principals and teachers are open to parent concerns and offer opportunity for respectful discussions.
6. Parents and school staff act respectfully at meetings and forums and are considerate of speakers in asking questions or making comments.  These gatherings are important vehicles for sharing information and creating conversation between home and school.
7. Parents and school staff acknowledge the volume of information that circulates each day and are respectful of time demands.  For example, it may not be possible for a parent or staff member to respond immediately to a phone call unless it is an emergency.
8. Parents and students are expected to review the contents of the Student/Parent Handbook.

 

 

Central Administration
Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Cheryl Maloney    781-786-5210

Assistant Superintendent:  Ms. Pam Bator          781-786-5220

Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations:  Ms. Cynthia Mahr      781-786-5230

Director of Student Services:  Ms. Susan Strong     781-786-5240

 

 


Weston High School Telephone System
Our automated telephone system provides one tier of options for quick selections. In addition, we have created the ability to go to a second tier of options if you wish to connect with a department head and do not know his/her extension. The quickest way to make connections with an individual is to know the party's extension.


The High School telephone number is (781) 786-5800. For emergencies dial this number and press
either 1 for the Attendance office or 7 for the Main Office.


First Tier of Selections
Press #.
1. Attendance Office and Assistant Principal Kelly Flynn
2. Guidance Office and Director of Guidance Richard Escobar
3. Nurse’s Office
4. Athletics and Athletics Director Michael McGrath
5. Academic Departments
6. Skills Department
7. Main Office and Principal Parker

8. Staff Directory


Second Tier of Selections-Academic Departments and Department Heads

Press extension:

1. Visual Arts

2. English
3. Foreign Language
4. History/Social Studies

5. Mathematics
6. Music

7. Science
8. Health/PE/Consumer Science

Chris Fehl

Kate Lemons

Cortland Mathers

Jim Murphy
Jim McLaughlin

Chris Memoli
Erica Cole
Mitch Fennegan

5895

5905

5915

5925

5935

5945

5965

5955

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 High School Information Contact List

Weston High School

Main Number

Website

myGrapevine

 

781-786-5800
www.westonschools.org

www.mygrapevine.org

 

Principal  Mr. Anthony Parker

Principal’s Administrative Assistant  Ms. Diane Kaskon

Assistant Principal  Ms. Kelly Flynn 

Asst. Principal's Administrative Assistant Ms. Lori Reid

Attendance Office  Ms. Regina Wong

ext 5802

ext. 5802

ext. 5811

ext. 5811

ext. 5812

Student Absence Line 781-786-5299

Nurse   Ms. Kathy Becker

Art Director  Mr. Chris Fehl

Athletic Director  Mr. Michael McGrath

Bridge Program  Ms Gabriella Holland

Cafeteria Director  Ms. Tess Sousa

English Department Chair Ms. Kate Lemons

 

Fax

Athletics
Guidance
Library

ext. 5830

ext. 5895

ext. 5845

ext. 5993

ext. 5295

ext. 5905

 

 

781-786-5849

781-786-5829

781-786-5869

Foreign Language Director Dr. Cortland Mathers

GOAL Program  Ms. Allison Bees

Ms Susan Tokay

Guidance Director  Mr. Richard Escobar

Guidance Administrative Assistant  Ms. Chris Wadsworth

History Department Chair  Mr. James Murphy

Library Ms. Alida Hanson

Main Office All-School Aide  Ms. Theresa Kacoyanis

Mathematics Department Chair  Mr. Jim McLaughlin

METCO Director  Ms. La Toya Rivers

Music Director  Mr. Chris Memoli

Physical Education/Health Director  Mr. Mitchell Finnegan

Psychologist  Ms. Rita Comtois

Science Department Chair  Ms Erica Cole

Special Education Department Chair  Mr. Patrick Kelly

Skills Center
Technology Director  Dr. Lee McCanne

Transportation Coordinator  Mr. Robert Wells

Youth Counselor  Ms. Savann Donovan
Utilization of School Facilities  Ms. Marcia Cormay

ext. 5915

ext. 5993

 

ext. 5820

ext. 5821

ext. 5925

ext.5865

ext. 5803

ext. 5935

ext 5850

ext. 5945

ext. 5955

ext. 5882

ext. 5965

ext. 5943

 

ext. 5911

ext. 5928

ext.  5944

ext.  5939

ext. 5988

ext. 5972

781-786-5250

781-786-5280

781-786-5847

781-786-5230

 

  

     

 

myGrapevine Information for Parents and Students 

myGrapevine is the electronic communication system for the Weston School System as well as the community.  This is the primary communication vehicle between the schools and parents so it’s important for all families to be registered on myGrapevine.
 

To register in Weston, go to www.westongrapevine.org and create an account.  Follow the instructions to select your personal settings for topics and communications options

 

 

Websites
Information about the high school can be accessed from the Weston Public Schools website at www.westonschools.org.  In addition to the school calendar for 2013-2014, there are links for athletics, guidance, the library, academic departments, and administration. Teachers post their homework assignments and provide course-related information on the website http://www.homeworknow.com. Math teachers post their assignments and provide course-related information on the website http://www.westonmath.org. School announcements concerning inclement weather are posted on the homepage at www.westonschools.org.
 

 

“No School” Days
To find out about “NO SCHOOL” or “DELAYED OPENING” days, in case of snow or other emergencies: listen to television channels 4, 5, or 7; listen to radio stations WBZ-AM (1030), WCRB-FM (102.5), WRKO-AM (680), or WBUR-FM (90.9) or log onto this Weston Public Schools website.


To avoid interfering with emergency calls, do not call the school switchboard or the Police or Fire departments.

 

 

 updated 10/21/14

click here to download or view the entire Student Parent Handbook

 

 

 
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