Orchard View Alternative High School

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  • Orchard View Alternative High School

    Attendance Action Plan

     The vision of Orchard View Alternative High School is to create a supportive, academic environment where students value hard work, and individual goals are achieved.  Orchard View students learn to make positive choices that enable them to take an active role in their education and future career.

    Of course one of the positive choices we expect them to make is their choice to come to school each and every day.  Student attendance is taken extremely seriously at Orchard View Alternative High School.  We recognize the direct correlation between daily attendance and its significant impact on student learning.  We support a diverse group of learners who all have a unique story to tell.   Every student has chosen to come to OV for the same reason: to have a chance to become a successful high school graduate.  

    Here are some of the attendance intervention strategies that we typically implement in our school:


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    Our District Mission

    The mission of the Wappingers Central School District is to empower all of our students with the competencies and confidence to challenge themselves, to pursue their passions, and to realize their potential while growing as responsible members of their community.

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Tip Line

  • Wappingers CSD uses Anonymous Alerts® 

    The Anonymous Alerts® reporting app was created to help students, parents or community members choose a school official to contact, type of incident to report, school building and/or a specific location, set a priority level of normal or high and upload a photo, screenshot or video related to the incident.  This reporting system is meant to allow for anonymous reporting but still provides for District and Building Administrators to respond (via the app) to the person who submitted a tip to the District. 

    If you plan on submitting an alert anonymously please be sure to check the "message center" in the application itself to see any responses to your tip, or requests from District Officials for additional information.

    The purpose of the app is for members of our school and community to report suspicious activity, bullying or student-related concerns to a school administrator. For all other reports, please contact your child's school directly. If you feel the need to keep this submission anonymous that is OK, we completely respect your right to privacy and appreciate you making us aware.


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    • Download the Anonymous Alerts® app for your Apple IOS or Android Device
    • Start the App, and enter the Activation Code:  wappingerscsd
    • Submit reports to District & School Officials and check the message center within the App for additional correspondence with the District
    • Add a screenshot, photo, or video about an incident

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Ms. DiStefano's Message

  • Dear Orchard View Community:
    On behalf of the faculty and staff of Orchard View Alternative High School, allow me to enthusiastically welcome you back!  I am excited to join the Orchard View community as your Principal!  With a new year and a new building, comes new beginnings with new expectations.  Orchard View will be focusing on positive behavioral supports and interventions in order to increase attendance and reward achievement.  Students at Orchard View will meet rigorous academic standards in classes that use student-centered methods of instruction.  The social and emotional supports available at Orchard View will give all students the tools needed to reach their maximum academic potential.  I look forward to working with the entire Orchard View community throughout the school year in order to provide all students with the greatest opportunity for success. 
    Laura DiStefano

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