• Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.
    We will re-evaluate at 6:30 a.m.

    Martes, el 22 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
    Revaluaremos a las 6:30 de la mañana.
  • Attendance Policy


    EARLY DEPARTURES: Parents/Guardians arriving to pick students up for early departures must arrive by 3:00pm. 

    The Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr., High School staff is committed to providing a safe and orderly instructional environment for our students on a daily basis. In order to accomplish this goal, all of our students have received written materials relative to the Code of Student Conduct for Prince George’s County Public School policies on attendance, truancy and tardiness to class. Students with legitimate reasons for late arrival to school should report to Ms. Turner, the Attendance Secretary, with documentation.

    Legitimate reasons include:

    • Death in the immediate family – absences for this reason should not exceed three (3) days
    • Illness of the student – the school may require certificate of a doctor
    • Court Summons – a note from the court will be required
    • Observation of a religious holiday
    • School authorized activity or work
    • State of Emergency


    Hall Sweeps will be held on a daily basis during the school year. The expectation is that all students are in class on time. In keeping with the above guidelines, the following consequences tardies to class will be enforced:

    • 1st hall sweep = Parent Notification
    • 2nd hall sweep = 5 days of Cafeteria Duty
    • 3rd hall sweep = 1 day of 7:30 AM Detention 
    • 4th hall sweep = 3 days in the Student Accountability Center
    • 5th hall sweep = 3 days Out-Of-School Suspension or Parent Shadowing 


    The staff of Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr., High School is soliciting all of our parents/guardians, as partners in your child’s educational experiences, to assist us with this very important life skill. Please assist us in emphasizing the importance of reporting on time to school and class.