Arrowhead Students Receive 2nd Semester Information

Jordan Miller and Thomas Arndorfer

On January 4th, 2021, Angela Rodenkirch, an Arrowhead High School North Campus Counselor for students with last name initials P-Z, sent out an email to students, regarding schedule changes for the second semester.


In the email, Rodenkirch states “Semester 2 schedules will not be printed … students access their schedules on their Skyward account the weekend prior to classes beginning.”  She also states that schedule changes can only be done face-to-face, although this can mean either in-person or virtual.  Schedule changes cannot be done via email or phone, as has been procedure in previous years.  This is due to the complexities of potential schedule changes.


Ethan Damon, a student at Arrowhead High School, states “I did not know they weren’t printing out schedules this year but it doesn’t really have any effect on me since I’m doing virtual as of right now.”  He also states “Skyward is pretty helpful when it comes to accessing schedules in my opinion.”


A form is linked in the email for students who would like to change their schedule, where students would have to fill out which class(es) (two maximum) they would like to drop and add, their reason for changing their schedule, and a parent and student signature.  Students will need to print off this form, fill out the information, and schedule an appointment with their specific counselor, bringing this sheet with them, in order to change their schedule.


For grades 9 and 10, students with a last name starting with letters A-G are assigned Thomas Stuber, H-O to Barb Whyte, and P-Z to Molly Sroka.  For grades 11-12, students with a last name starting with A-G are assigned Mark Ward (long term sub for Stephanie Hopkins), H-O to Todd Reineking, and finally, P-Z to Angie Rodenkirch.


Arrowhead students can see their counselor for a schedule change from when Rodenkirch’s email was first sent (Jan. 4, 2021) to January 12th, 2021.  These meetings can take place during a study hall.  Counselor meetings are also allowed on the afternoons of January 13th and 14th, after final exams.


Rodenkirch warns that once courses are chosen in Skyward, opportunities to make changes to these courses will be extremely limited.  She states “our expectation is that students will choose their courses thoughtfully, carefully, and with their Academic and Career Plan in mind.”


Pertaining to all students besides seniors, Rodenkirch’s email also includes 2021-22 school year course selection information.  2021-22 course requests will be available on Skyward from Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 5:00 PM to Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 5:00 PM.  Summer School Course Requests will also open with staggered access by grade level (meaning higher grade levels will have priority over lower grade levels) beginning January 29th, 2021 and ending June 10th, 2021.