It is an exciting week with College Classes and Internships starting in the high school. If your child needs new brown scrubs for their hospital internship, they can be purchased at the front desk for $25.00.
It was great seeing so many of you at our welcome back family dinner last week. If we missed you, don't worry, there will be lots of upcoming opportunities get involved. HSHMC values parent engagement and invites you to participate. To begin, please consider joining our 2018-2019 Parent Advisory Committee and connect with other HSHMC/HSMS families who help plan school activities and participate in governance decisions. Our first meeting for this year is next Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be served, so please RSVP on our website.
We are also offering a Parent Academy - Access to HSHMC Technology on Thursday, October 4, 5:30 pm. Join us and learn how to easily access the school's technology to support your child's learning. Dinner will be served, so please RSVP on our website so we can plan accordingly.
Speaking of technology, you will be receiving information in the mail this week with your ID and Password so that you can monitor your child's academic progress from home (or anywhere with internet availability) through our PowerSchool parent web portal. PowerSchool is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the parent link on our website. If you need any help setting up your account, please call us and we will help.
Middle School has several new afterschool opportunities we hope you will encourage your child to join. These include video game club daily, yearbook and yoga on Wednesdays, and chess on Thursdays.
Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, September 22, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please be sure to send your child to Saturday School if they have missed a day of school. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.
We are excited to invite our families to join us at our welcome back family dinner. Come and enjoy an evening of delicious food and HSHMC company under the stars!
Thursday September 13th
As a reminder, Sharp HealthCare will be on campus Tuesday, September 11 to administer free TB tests and flu shots required for students enrolled in a hospital internship. If you have not already returned the permission form sent home with your child please download the forms from our website and send them with your child tomorrow. No student will be given the required shots without parent permission.
We hope you have planned to join us for our Welcome Back Family Dinner this Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 pm. If you plan to attend and have not already RVSP'd, please visit our website at www.hshmc.org to let us know how many from your family will be attending. We look forward to seeing many of you there!
Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, September 15, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please send your child to Saturday School if they have missed a day of school. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.
Our Friday early release days begin this Friday, September 14. Students in both the middle school and the high school will be released at 12:35 pm. Our Middle School after school program is offered until 6:00 pm daily, including Friday early release days.
As always, if you have any questions, please call the school at 619-528-9070.
As we begin a new year together, please remember that daily attendance is extremely important and directly related to student success. School attendance is a primary responsibility of every student and family and demonstrates family commitment to HSHMC and its program for student success. Therefore, students are expected to maintain 100% attendance. If a student misses school, the student is expected to make up that time by attending an extended day program, such as Saturday school.
If your child is going to be absent, please call the school at 619-528-9070. We ask that you also review our attendance policy located in the student handbook posted on our website.
Although attending Saturday School is not an ideal way to compensate for actually attending school regularly, if absences do occur, a student may clear one school absence for each Saturday School attended. Our first Saturday School scheduled is this Saturday, September 8, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.
In preparation for our health internship program this year, as a convenience, Sharp HealthCare will be on campus next Tuesday, September 11 to administer TB tests and flu shots required for students enrolled in a hospital internship. These requirements must be met before a student can attend their internship which begins the week of September 17. Permission forms are being home with your child and must be returned by Friday. A copy of the permission forms can also be downloaded from our website. No student will be given the required shots without parent permission.
If you have not already done so, we also need students to return their college form required for us to enroll them in a college course this semester. In addition, please return the free or reduced lunch form or fill out the on-line application located on our website.
As we begin our first week of school, students are meeting in family groups and rotating through various school orientation sessions and culture building activities before beginning their regular class schedules.
This Wednesday (tomorrow), the Middle School will be heading to Mission Beach for team building activities, and the High School will be doing the same on Friday. We will have plenty of food, water, and sunscreen for all!
We hope you will join us for our welcome back family dinner on Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 pm. If you plan to attend, please RVSP on our website at www.hshsmc.or or by calling the school at 619-582-9070.
There is no early release this Friday, August 31 or next Friday, September 7. The HS will be released at 3:00 pm, and the MS will be released at 4:00 pm. Beginning, Friday, September 14, both the MS and the HS will be released at 12:35 each week.
Next Monday, September 3, school will be closed for Labor Day.
Again, welcome to a wonderful new school year together.