Before calling the school, you might find the answer to your question here.  If your question is not answered here, please feel free to call the Main Office at 781-786-5800.

For Parents

How do I receive information from the school?

hammer and wrenchWestonGrapevine is temporarily out of service.  All communications to parents will be delivered via information derived from our student information system.  This will include both parents/guardians listed within the student’s record.

 To check to see what email addresses are listed for your student(s), login to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal .  Updates can be submitted online.  If you do not have access or are new to the Weston Public Schools, please contact Nick Blank for login information.

 If you have questions, please contact Dr. McCanne at 781 786-5250 or email him at mccannel@weston.org

Can my child drive to school?

11th and 12th grade students who have a driver’s license and plan to drive to school,  must register his or her car at the attendance office ASAP.  Cars must be registered EVERY year; last year’s sticker expires at the end of that year.  If you have not registered your car by 10/15/16 you will be ticketed.  If you are found in violation a second time, your car will be subject to being towed, you may be assigned Saturday School or lose your parking privileges.

Bring Your Own Technology

Please read Weston High Schools Bring Your Own Technology FAQ

For Students

How do I calculate my GPA?

Weston High School calculates a weighted GPA which is on a 4.0 scale and includes AP courses and all
courses that meet five times per eight-day cycle at Weston High School. Students attending Weston High
School at least 4 semesters have their weighted GPA computed three times: a 3-year GPA determined at the
end of the junior year; a 4-year GPA determined at the mid-point of the senior year, averaging in the first
semester; and a final GPA upon graduation. Weston High School does not rank students. For more
information abut grade point average and its calculation, please ask a guidance counselor.

What should I do if I’m going to be absent or late to school?

Parents are to call the 24 hour Absence Line, (781) 786-5299 before 10:00 a.m. on the days their child is absent from school, tardy to school or to be dismissed from school, in order for the absence, tardy or dismissal to be excused. The phone message should include the student’s name, the parent’s name, the date and reason for the absence, late arrival or dismissal. Students will be allowed to make up work missed during excused absences, tardies and dismissals.

The Attendance Office is located in the corridor off the main lobby.  This is the office that parents call to report a student’s absence, late arrival, or dismissal.  The 24-hour call-in line is:  781-786-5299 .  In lieu of a phone call, parents should provide the student with a note that includes the date, time, and reason for their student’s absence, late arrival, or dismissal. Also available in the Attendance Office are copies of student schedules, locker information, and homeroom mailboxes.

The following circumstances constitute an excused absence, tardy or dismissal:
1.  Illness
2. Visit to physician
3. Bereavement for family or friend
4. Religious holiday
5. College visit with advance notification and college appointment letter provided to the Attendance Office
6. School sponsored activity/field trip
7. Significant family events: parents to notify the Attendance Office in advance
8. Special exemptions granted by the Principal only

Regarding classes missed due to unexcused absence, tardiness or dismissal, students will not receive credit for work assigned and/or due that day in the classes missed and will be given a grade of zero for that day for tests, quizzes, presentations and participation.

Do I have to do anything if I am late to school or miss a class?

Students arriving at school tardy must report immediately to the Attendance Office and sign in on the Tardy Register.  Disciplinary consequences will be issued to students who fail to sign in immediately upon arrival.  The Attendance Office is located in the corridor off the main lobby.  Students who are late to school must report there immediately upon arrival to sign in and be given a pass to class.  Students who are dismissed with parental permission for an appointment must report there to obtain a dismissal pass and to sign out.

All students arriving at school tardy must verify that their parent/guardian is aware of their tardiness by a phone call from said parent/guardian before 10:00 a.m. that day.  Students who have unexcused tardies will not be given credit for work missed.
• Minimum consequence: one hour of after school detention for the third and each subsequent tardy arrival to school in a term.
• Repeated violations may result in one or all of the following consequences: loss of free periods, Senior Privileges, and/or permission to drive or have a motor vehicle on the high school/middle school campus, ability to participate in extra-curricular activities, and suspension from school.

Tardy arrivals pre-arranged with the Attendance Office at least a day in advance will not be included in this tally.

The following circumstances constitute an excused tardy:

1.  Illness
2. Visit to physician
3. Bereavement for family or friend
4. Religious holiday
5. College visit with advance notification and college appointment letter provided to the Attendance Office
6. School sponsored activity/field trip
7. Significant family events: parents to notify the Attendance Office in advance
8. Special exemptions granted by the Principal only

What is the N rule?

Absences

• 7 absences or more in a class per term in a 5 block course (meets 28 times) = N
• 5 absences or more in a class per term in a 4 block course (meets 22 times) = N
• 3 absences or more in a class per term in a 2 block course (meets 11 times) = N
• Seniors: 4 absences or more in a class in the fourth term in a 5 block course (meets 15 times) = N
• An absence that is a cut has a penalty of Saturday School and/or suspension.

Tardies/early dismissals

• 3 tardies in any class per term = 1 absence
• Students absent from a class 40 minutes (half the class) are marked absent. On days when there is a special schedule with shortened classes, students will be marked absent if they miss half of the class  (e.g. on a day with 50-minute class periods, a tardy of 25 minutes = an absence).

Unexcused absences

• Students have three days after returning from an absence in which to turn in a note signed by a parent or guardian excusing the absence. After three days the absence is classified as a cut.

Implications of an N

• An N is an attendance grade. There is a letter grade behind the N: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D,  D-, or F.
• If a student earns one N in a class over the year, he/she receives a regular letter grade as the year-end grade. All four-term grades are averaged including the grade behind the N.
• If a student earns two N’s in one class during the year, or one N in a one-semester course, he/she may receive an N as a final grade. In consultation with the guidance counselor and approval of the department head, the teacher has the discretion to remove the N.
• A student who earns an N as a final grade in a course does not receive credit for that course.
• A course required for graduation must be repeated. An N cannot be made up in summer school.
• A senior who earns an N in a course for the fourth term will receive an N on his/her transcript as a final grade for that course. In consultation with the guidance counselor and approval of the principal, the teacher has the discretion to remove the N.

Exceptions to the N rule

• Medical waivers
• School-sanctioned field trips
• Students suspended from school
• Exemptions granted by the principal

For Visitors

Whom should I contact regarding a visit to the high school?

If you are considering Weston High School for your child or if you just want to learn more about our school, please email Diane Kaskon or call 781-786-5802 to make an appointment to visit, or visit the Guidance Department’s New Student Information page for a schedule of information sessions for prospective students.

We are new to town. What do we need to do to register our child in the high school?

Welcome to Weston!   Prospective students and families can learn about what documents and processes you will need to complete by reviewing the Guidance Department‘s page for New Student Information.  You will find a schedule of regular information sessions for prospective students as well as the documents and processes that must be completed to register your student.