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Weekly Update 11/11/22

Weekly Announcements: November 7-11


Yale University School of Medicine Research Survey

Please see the letter below from the Tobacco Research in Youth Group at Yale University:

The Tobacco Research in Youth Group at Yale University School of Medicine is conducting an anonymous survey as part of a research study to understand more about adolescents’ use of and perceived risk for different types of substances. The survey focuses on tobacco products (e.g. cigarettes, e-cigarettes), but there also are some questions about alcohol and marijuana.

This survey is open to all students and will take no more than 20-30 minutes of your child’s time. It will be administered at school during school hours.

If you DO NOT want your child to participate in this study, please email Dana Cavallo of Yale University at If we don’t hear back from you by November 30, 2022, we will assume that your child has permission to participate.

There are minimal risks/inconveniences associated with participation. Although this survey will not benefit your child personally, we hope that our results will add to the knowledge about substance use among youth.

We will make every effort to insure your child’s confidentiality. We will not collect any information from your child that will make it possible to trace his/her responses back to him/her.

If you have any questions about the study, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of the study personnel:

Dana Cavallo, Ph.D. |
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D. |

If you would like to talk with someone other than the researchers to discuss problems or concerns, to discuss situations in the event that a member of the research team is not available, or to discuss your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Yale University Human Subjects Committee, (203) 785-4688,

Additional information is available here.


Junior Prom

The deadline to purchase Junior Prom tickets has been extended to Wednesday, November 16. Tickets can be purchased using the link below. Only logged-in Junior students can access the link to purchase tickets. Additionally, students who would like to bring a guest from another school must have the guest permission form (found in the main office on North Campus) completed and approved before purchasing tickets.

Prom will be held on Saturday, November 19 from 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. at the Sturbridge Host Hotel.

Purchase Prom Tickets


Yearbook Information Deadline for Seniors

Please use this link to fill out your Yearbook layout information. As a reminder, you will need to log into the form using Gmail and not your WA email address. Please note that seniors must have a photo taken by Legacy Studios. You can find the session information below.

Legacy Studios Session Information 

Once you have that photo taken your yearbook layout is added. You make the final decision on your yearbook layout and the photos you provide will be included as long as they are appropriate. Your main photo needs to be a photo of you alone, then you can have 2 additional photos of your choice.

All submissions are due by November 18, 2022. If you have any conflict with this date, please reach out to Yearbook Advisor Amanda Tosetti at

If you haven't already ordered your yearbook, you can purchase one using the link below!

Order a Yearbook


Quarter 1 Report Cards

Quarter 1 report cards are now available for all students and families on the PowerSchool Public Portal, accessible at This report card should serve as an official report card for any purposes you need. To view the report card, once logged into the portal, click “Student Reports” on the Navigation menu located on the left of the screen.

Honor roll status is based on the earned Quarter 1 grades.

Please note that the report card is only available from the PowerSchool Portal, not from the PowerSchool App. Although the PowerSchool App does a good job of showing a snapshot of information, its features are limited. The Public Portal is the only way to see report cards; it is also the only place to see a specific breakdown of student fees.

Click here if you have not yet created a PowerSchool account.

If you have any questions about accessing report cards, please email the technology office at  


Counseling Information for Seniors

Connecticut Automatic Acceptance Program

Eligible students recently received a letter regarding the Connecticut Automatic Acceptance Program. This entitles your student to automatic acceptance to the colleges listed in the letter. They still need to apply, but there is a free, shorter application for this program. Letters of recommendation are not needed. The application can be accessed using the QR code in the letter. You must hold on to the letter you received in the mail and upload it onto your application. 


It is very important that seniors fill out the FAFSA. For assistance or questions about the application, please contact your student's counselor.

Apply for FAFSA

U.S. Service Academies

Is your student interested in attending West Point or one of the other U.S. service academies? If so, they are encouraged to meet with WA grad and current West Point cadet, Hannah Matsas '18, for more information. She will be visiting Monday, November 21 from 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. in room B109.

Sign Up

Free Application Day - Connecticut Public Colleges

If your student plans to apply to UConn, ECSU, WCSU, CCSU, or SCSU, we suggest applying on November 15 as it is a free application day for Connecticut public colleges.