NEWS Briefs

Salem State Dual Enrollment Program

The Dual Enrollment Program in collaboration with Salem State University, Revere High School and Winthrop High School will begin in September 2015. The course, PHL 125, Critical Reasoning, will be offered on Mondays from 6:00-8:20 p.m. at WHS. The course is funded by the Department of Education and is free for our students in grades 10 through 12, with a 3.0 GPA or above. The course starts on September 14, 2015 and ends December 21, 2015.

Salem State will provide books for the students on the first day of class, however, they must be returned at the end of the term. The Salem State course withdrawal policy will be followed.

This course will go on the student’s transcript as a Salem State course, will be considered as an Advanced Placement course and will be given 5 credits. The course will also count toward credits at Salem State, if the student chooses to attend that school after high school graduation.

Registration is open and will be accepted on a first come basis. See your guidance counselor for information and course registration forms.

Sign up for Code Red

The Town of Winthrop has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System: an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications.  This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the Town in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices).

The system is capable of dialing 60,000 phone numbers per hour.  It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three (3) attempts to connect to any number.

This system will only be used for emergency purposes.

Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be utilized:

Drinking water contamination

Utility outage

Evacuation notice & route

Missing person

Fires or Floods

Bomb threat

Hostage situation

Chemical spill or Gas leak

and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.

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