FAQs & Announcements
Scheduling & Calendar FAQ
Typically, students have 4 classes a day – either A day classes (periods 1 - 4 plus lunch and roundtable/advisory/FIT) or B day classes (periods 5 - 8 plus lunch and roundtable/advisory/FIT). Every once in awhile they have all 8 classes (C day) but those are usually held only the day before finals.
Mondays and Wednesdays are A days and Tuesdays and Thursdays are B days. Fridays are either A or B days (not always in a rotating pattern) and are announced ahead of time.
There is only one lunch period from 12:43-1:23. Everyone has the same lunch period.
Students can eat anywhere on campus–the cafeteria, the outdoor picnic tables, classrooms, hallways, etc. My child claims lines to purchase lunch are very long but I can’t confirm. There are several microwaves available. There is no eating in the library but students can usually go there after they are done eating.
Technology & Supplies FAQ
There isn’t usually a specific list. Each teacher may require something special, which will be made known to your student on their first day of that class (Monday for A classes and Tuesday for B classes).
Generally, on the first day your child should have a Chromebook or computer if they have one, something to write with and something to write on. A reusable water bottle and backpack to put it all in is a good idea.
Contacts / Volunteering FAQ
- All Students in Fine Arts Academy:
(AP) Gabe Reyes firstname.lastname@example.org
(Counselor) Shelley Goldstein email@example.com
- Last Names A – GO (not in FAA)
(AP) Andy Baxa firstname.lastname@example.org
(Counselor) Loren Croom email@example.com
- Last Names GP – PA (not in FAA):
(AP) Larry Featherstone firstname.lastname@example.org
(Counselor) Cristela Garcia email@example.com
- Last Names PE – Z (not in FAA):
(AP) Tammy Stone firstname.lastname@example.org
(Counselor) Marc Garcia email@example.com
- 504 Coordinator: Josh Amy – firstname.lastname@example.org
- College and Career Counselor: Camille Nix – email@example.com
- Principal’s Admin Assistant: Bonnie Baker – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Guidance Secretary: Kerren Campa – email@example.com
- Donate non-perishable snacks to the counselor’s office for hungry kids. Drop snacks off at the front office and say they are for the Counselor’s Snack Cupboard.
- Sign up to bring Wednesday night dinner to the students enrolled in the Twilight Credit Recovery Program.
- Sign up to treat a teacher during the year via the Secret Pals program.
- Donate HEB/Walmart/Shell Gas gift cards (preferably in $25 increments) to the school licensed mental health professional Karen McGarity. (You can drop them off in the office for her mailbox.)
- Donate to the MACares program
More questions? Email the PTSA or contact the school office.
- McCallum Monthly CAC Meeting October 3
- Class of 2023: Senior Class Yard Sign Sale
- Twilight Program Needs Volunteers
- Seven More Staff Secret Pals Needed
- Mac Travel Offers Two Trips!
- Back to School Knight
- Support Our Mac Staff – Be a Secret Pal!
- MacTheatre Presents Descendants The Musical!
- Counselor’s Wish List
- McCallum CAC Monthly Meeting September 19
- High School 101/College 101 Night!
- Calling all Mac Swimmers – Tryouts August 29 & 30
- Mac Angling Club
- Mac PTSA Welcomes You!
- New Websites for McCallum and Mac PTSA: A Tale of Two Sites
- McCallum Social Media Round-Up
- MAC SWIM TEAM Try-Outs
- McCallum Dance and Cheer Summer Camp
- Bus Rider Information Update
- MAC Summer Band