Orientation is held every Thursday at 1:30 PM in the Cafeteria.
When a new student arrives at Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center, the Program’s Transition Facilitator begins the process of enrolling the student. The Transition Facilitator meets with the new student and their parents/guardians to gather background information.
The District Discipline Office provides the Transition Facilitator with any paperwork on the incoming student. Once orientation is complete, the student is enrolled into classes by the Guidance Counselor.
How Does My Child Transition Back to their Home School?
Students are assigned to Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center (DWOC) for serious Code of Conduct violations. Students continue their academics while at DWOC until they are ready to return to their home school.
Two weeks prior to release, a letter is sent home to the parents/guardians informing them that their child has met the requirements of their stay. The receiving (home) school also receives notice telling them that the student will be returning to their school. DWOC then sets a time and date for an exit meeting and notifies the home school of when the student will be re-enrolled.
During the exit meeting the parent, school staff, and a representative from the home school discuss the student’s progress. Academic records, test scores, and discipline records are reviewed. The student’s grades-in-progress, current attendance, and scholastic report sheets are attached to the Exit Information Form. All participants leave with a copy of the Exit Conference and Exit Information Form.