Mandatory After School Study Hall
Mandatory After School Study Hall (MASSH) will take place during the regularly scheduled After School Study Hall (ASSH) time block for 7th-12th grade students. After School Study Hall takes place Monday through Thursday from 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. It is a quiet period in which students are expected to come prepared to focus on their studies. The daily sign-up is located in the main office and students must sign-up before 2 p.m., including indicating if bus transportation is needed after study hall. Students will still be allowed to sign-up voluntarily for ASSH, however MASSH will be for students that fall in Tier 2 or Tier 3, as outlined below, and therefore there is a need to mandate their attendance at ASSH.
The “Restricted List” is formulated every five weeks and includes any students who are failing (lower than a 65) a class. If a student is placed on the “Restricted List” they have limited privileges during their study hall time and will be referred to MASSH. The restricted list will refresh based on five week and quarterly reports.
Students may be assigned to MASSH by a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, coach, principal, or parent. If assigned, students must attend before participating in scheduled sports or school activities.
Students will be moved from Tier 2 or 3 to Tier 1 by achieving passing grades in all subjects. Below are tiers that outline academic standing and how it correlates with MASSH.
Tier 1: Students are attending and passing all of their classes and there is no need for MASSH.
Tier 2: If a student’s name appears on the Restricted List for failing one or more subject s/he will receive a written notice from the classroom teacher of each class they are failing. The student and teacher will meet to review the notice and the expectations of Tier 2. From that point on, the student will need to setup a weekly meeting with their teacher to discuss their progress, what can be done to show improvement, identify missing assignments, etc. The weekly meetings are required for the five week period that the student is on the restricted list and must be initiated by the student.
During the weekly meeting, if it is determined based on teacher discretion that the student is making sufficient progress, the student will be excused from MAASH that week. The teacher will sign off on this decision and will notify the guidance counselor, principal, ASSH teachers, and the parents.
At 2 p.m. on Thursday teachers will submit the names of students who are failing AND have not made sufficient progress and therefore must attend MASSH the following week. If the student is not making sufficient progress or does not visit the teacher at all, the teacher will refer the student to Tier 3.
Tier 3: Any student who does not meet with the teacher and/or is deemed by the teacher to be making insufficient progress will be required to attend MASSH one day of their choosing the following week, per class referral. Students must put forth effort to raise given grade(s) to passing. MASSH is a requirement at Tier 3.
Consequences: If a student moves to Tier 3 and fails to attend MASSH one day for every failing class, they will be referred to the principal. The principal will assign the student detention from 2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. for insubordination. If the student continues to display insubordination other consequences may be utilized if deemed necessary.