Find everything needed to start – or keep track of – the school year, including:

Family Handbook & School Hours  •  Bus Routes  •  Dress Code & Rush Uniform  •  Schoology for Parents  •  Yearbook

Links:  Forms • Spirit Wear • Summer Assignment & Supply List • High School Calendar • Cafe Menu • Report Student Absence

Ways you can help:  PTO Information  •  Volunteer Sign Up  •  Giving Campaign

Student Resources:  Schoology  •  GPA Calculator  •  Google Apps for Education  •  Counseling & College •  Dual Enrollment

MOT Charter High School’s Handbook outlines the rules and expectations for appropriate conduct in our school. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: academic, attendance, dress code, bus safety, technology use, health & safety policies; and details the consequences for infractions. The handbook is required by state law and is intended to promote a positive learning environment and safe schools. We ask that all parents/guardians review this information with their student in order to promote understanding and compliance.

School Hours

Doors open for students at 7:15am. Students report directly to their first block class (Period 1 on Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Period 5 on Tuesday/Thursday); there is no separate home room. Students are marked late and must be signed in by a parent if they arrive after 7:25 am.

Last period ends at 2:25 pm at which time the students are dismissed to buses, cars and after school activities. Buses leave the property promptly at 2:30 pm.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, CLUBS & SPORTS

No student may be in the building or on the campus after hours unless they are being supervised in a school activity, club or sport. The high school building closes at 4:30 pm, all students must be picked up at this time. Please be prompt in picking your child up after school activities so that our faculty may be on time for their family needs.

BUS RIDERS

Students who live within the Appoquinimink School District will be picked up and dropped off at the closest stop to the student’s home.  In most cases this is located at the front of the student’s development or the closest development.

Students who live outside of the Appoquinimink School District will be picked up and dropped off at a designated hub stop listed below.

•  Route 896 – Southern Newark Area
•  Route 896 – People’s Plaza
•  Route 13 – Southern New Castle (Farmer’s Market Area)
•  Route 13/Route 40 split – Walmart
•  Route 71 – Red Lion United Methodist Church
•  Route 71/Route 13 – North St. Georges Area
•  Route 13 – Acme Markets Plaza, Smyrna
•  Route 13 – Free Will Baptist Church, Townsend

STUDENT DRIVERS

Student drivers MUST complete a High School Driver Permission form and return to the High School Front Office with the parking permit fee in order to obtain their parking sticker.  Parking stickers MUST BE DISPLAYED and student's MUST PARK in their assigned parking spot. Failure to obtain a permit and follow student parking requirements may result in a loss of school property parking privileges.

NOTICE DURING GYM CONSTRUCTION - FALL 2016 THROUGH SPRING 2017

Student drivers parking in rear lot AM- Come up the school drive way, turn right IN FRONT of the building, follow the driveway around to the rear parking area. Follow the signs to your regularly assigned parking spots. Do not drive through or near the bus parking areas.

Student drivers leaving the rear lot PM- Exit the same driveway (by AG Waters field) you came in through, driving in front of the school building as you exit. Be careful for students crossing and parent pick-ups exiting the front circle. Do NOT enter traffic between buses. Leave before or after the buses roll.

CAR RIDERS

Student Drop-off and Pick-up: Car riders should be dropped-off between 7:15 am and 7:23 am in the circle in front of our building. Students should only exit on the curb side of the vehicle. Please wait for the car ahead to leave and do not pull out and around. If your child will be delayed in exiting the vehicle, please circle around again. If they need help unloading items, please park in the front parking lot and help them unload from there. Students are marked late and must be signed in by a parent if they arrive after 7:25 am.

Car riders will be dismissed from the front of the building at dismissal. Please park in the front lot and wait for your child, do not wait in the fire lane.

DROP OFF PROCEDURE

Student drop off  AM & PM- Come up the school drive way, turn right in front of the building, then immediately turn right in to the front parking lot. Drive through the front parking lot to the far end, remaining in line, and when space becomes available in the front circle/fire lane, please exit the parking area by making a left and coming back to the circle. Do not park or wait in the front driveway.  Do not park or wait in the front circle. Drop off only in the circle.

There should only be one lane of traffic, do not pass in the circle, do not park or stop alongside another vehicle. Pull up, drop off, and drive on.

Dress Code

In order to keep students focused on academics, MOT Charter requires the following dress code:

1. Long sleeve shirts (of any color) may not stick out from under short sleeves.  Both long and short sleeve school polos are available for purchase from Rush Uniform.

2. Dress code includes the wearing of school fleeces, school sweaters and vests.  The fleece outwear is part of the uniform-compliant items you can purchase from Rush to allow students to have temperature control and still be compliant. Other outerwear, including spirit wear/team sweatshirts, denim jackets, etc. is not permitted. School fleeces must be worn appropriately, as a jacket and not in the front (like a snuggy).

3. Only school dress code items are permissible during the school day.  Spirit wear t-shirts/hoodies may only be worn at sports practices.  Students may wear a school spirit t-shirt for PE class, but they may not be worn at other times in the building except on dress down days.

Click one of the logos below to order from a school-approved partner

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Discipline

While we expect that each student will, to his/her best ability, aspire to meet each and every conduct standard; violations of certain standards will by their nature generate an automatic response by the school. This response may include written warnings, conference with parents/guardian, imposition of logical consequences, and suspension from school. The particular facts and circumstances of a violation will dictate the consequence that is imposed.  For a detailed explanation of Discipline Consequences, please refer to pages 32-35 in the Family Handbook.

Student Fees & Supplies

Each of the students at MOT Charter High School is issued a school laptop in an effort to being an environmentally-friendly, paper-free institution.

Students are required to:

•  Sign a Technology contract, along with their parent/guardian, which outlines school procedures and expectations for school laptop use.
•  Purchase the yearly insurance for the school issued laptop.
•  Purchase a school-issued case for their laptop.
•  Purchase a basic set of materials in order to help them succeed in their chosen academy.

Families pay the annual laptop fee (and purchase a case if needed) when students pickup their laptop during Back-to-School Open House the Monday prior to the start of school.

Sports Participation Fees

For the 2017-2018 School Year, the Sports Participation fees are $150 per student, per sport. The fee is used to offset cost of: team jersey, transportation, equipment, officiating fees, and insurance.

If your student will be trying out for a high school sport, they will need a current DIAA Physical. For further information on Sports, click HERE to visit the High School Athletics page.

Schoology

Schoology is a dynamic learning management solution (LMS) designed to give faculty and students the ability to teach, learn, communicate, collaborate, grade, annotate student work, and give feedback anytime, anywhere.and on any device.

Once you have received your log in information, follow the Initial Login Instructions to setup your account. If your log in information was misplaced, lost or stolen (:p), please contact your student’s teacher or the front office.

For parents, Schoology allows 24-7 access to view student registration, scheduling, attendance, assignment, and grade information; as well as a method to easily communicate with faculty.

Click this link to learn more about Schoology Navigation – or if you already know your way around, visit MOT Schoology.

High School Yearbook

Purchase today

The cost for the High School yearbook is $50.00, there is an additional charge of $6.00 for the Personalization Package. Orders must be placed by February 23, 2018. You can order online or complete the Yearbook Order Form & return to the High School Front Office or Yearbook Advisor.

UNTIL OCTOBER 27, 2017 – SAVE $10.00 ON YOUR YEARBOOK ORDER.

Please contact our Yearbook Advisor, Laura Hutchison, with any questions Laura.Hutchison@mot.k12.de.us.

 

Submit your pictures

The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Click on the "Replay It" link below to upload your pictures today (password: Mustangs)

NOTE: The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the book.