7-12 Grade Mandatory After School Study Hall

7-12 Grade 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, school counselor, coach, principal, or parent. If assigned, students must attend before participating in scheduled sports or school activities. In this instance the student may have a passing grade in the class, but risk receiving a failing grade and/or are behind on class assignments/homework/tests/quizzes and/or have exceeded the maximum allowance of absences from class and therefore need to work on credit recovery.

A list of students who are required to stay for MASSH will be published and posted on the third floor bulletin board on Friday mornings. This list will outline the requirements for the following week. Any questions regarding the posting should be directed to the teacher who assigned the student to MASSH.

Tier 1: NO MASSH ATTENDANCE: The student is attending, passing all of their classes and current on all of their assignments and there is no need for MASSH.

Tier 2: MASSH ATTENDANCE DETERMINED WEEK-BY-WEEK: The student is failing one or more subjects at the time that five week and quarterly reports are issued during the school year. The student and teacher will meet to review the student’s grades and what is needed for them to make sufficient progress. During this meeting the teacher will review what is needed in order for the student to improve their grade. From that point on the student will need to initiate a weekly in-person meeting with the teacher before 2 p.m. on Thursday to follow-up on their progress. During that weekly meeting the teacher will review progress with the student and let the student know if they are required to stay for MASSH the following week. If the teacher has deemed MASSH to be a requirement for the following week, the student will have the choice of what day they will stay. If the teacher has determined that the student has made sufficient progress, they will be excused from MASSH the following week. However, the weekly meeting will still need to take place until the next five week or quarterly report is issued. The teacher will sign off on this decision and will notify the student during the meeting, as well as the school counselor, principal, ASSH teachers, and the parents following the meeting.

If the student neglects to initiate weekly meeting with the teacher, they are automatically classified as Tier 3 and will be required to attend MASSH the following week and the teacher will determine the day they are assigned.

Tier 3: MASSH ATTENDANCE REQUIRED: The student does not initiate a weekly meeting with the teacher and/or is deemed by the teacher to need support for sufficient progress to be made and/or is assigned by a teacher, school counselor, coach, principal, or parent due to the risk of receiving a failing grade and/or excessive absences and/or incomplete class assignments, homework, labs, tests/quizzes. The student is required to attend MASSH. The student will be notified by the teacher, counselor, coach, or principal that they are required to attend.

Consequences:  If a student moves to Tier 3 and fails to attend their assigned MASSH dates, they will be referred to the principal. The following progressive consequences will ensue:

  1. For the first offense, the student will meet with the principal and be given a warning and the opportunity to schedule a makeup date by talking with the teacher who assigned them to MASSH.
  2. If the student neglects to schedule a makeup date, the principal will assign a day for the student to make-up the unexcused MASSH absence.
  3. If the student neglects to attend the assigned makeup date or has another unexcused absence, the principal will assign the make-up date for the unexcused absence as well as a detention to take place from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the same day as the makeup for MASSH.

If a student continues to demonstrate insubordination further discipline measures will be applied at the discretion of the principal.