Scheduling & Calendar FAQ
Mondays and Wednesdays are A days and Tuesdays and Thursdays are B days. Fridays are either A or B days (not always in a rotating pattern) and are announced ahead of time.
The method of recovery for McCallum are:
- Additional work is assigned
- Tutoring/study hall time is assigned
- Twilight happens Monday-Thursday 4:30-6pm in room 155
- Saturday School happens on Saturdays from 8-12 in the English Hall. Check in office for dates.
- NHS/PALS/AVID tutoring (must occur outside of the school day)
- Any combination of the above or
- Other academic activities as assigned
Students can eat anywhere on campus–the cafeteria, the outdoor picnic tables, classrooms, hallways, etc. My child claims lines to purchase lunch are very long but I can’t confirm. There are several microwaves available. There is no eating in the library but students can usually go there after they are done eating.
Supplies & Technology FAQ
Generally, on the first day your child should have a Chromebook or computer if they have one, something to write with and something to write on. A reusable water bottle and backpack to put it all in is a good idea.
Student Support Contact
- Guidance Counselors: Visit the Counseling page
- 504 Coordinator: Josh Amy – firstname.lastname@example.org
- College and Career Counselor: Camille Nix – email@example.com
- Principal’s Admin Assistant: Bonnie Baker – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Guidance Secretary: Anita Canterbury - email@example.com
To request a VOE, students must fill out this form. Please make sure you or your student read all of the information at the top of the form. The form automatically sends a copy of their response to the email they've provided, so make sure that they've 1) entered their email correctly, and 2) received a copy in their inbox.
Note that requesting a VOE does not guarantee that your student will get one; students must be passing their classes and have an average daily attendance of 90%. If this is not the case, they will need to talk to their AP.
To apply, contact Christel Gilbreath at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is the school’s Licensed Mental Health Professional and can help you complete the needed paperwork. From there, your request goes to the MACares Emergency Assistance Team.
Teachers may have specific needs but in general, you can:
- Donate non-perishable snacks to the counselor’s office for hungry kids. Drop snacks off at the front office and say they are for the Counselor’s Snack Cupboard.
- Sign up to bring Wednesday night dinner to the students enrolled in the Twilight Credit Recovery Program.
- Sign up to treat a teacher during the year via the Secret Pals program.
- Donate HEB/Walmart/Shell Gas gift cards (preferably in $25 increments) to the school licensed mental health professional Christel Gilbreath. (You can drop them off in the office for her mailbox.)
Donate to the MACares program