PowerSchool is our system of tracking absences and tardies as well as individual schedules, assignments, and grades for students. Students and Parents/Guardians may access their personal PowerSchool records by going to PowerSchool and entering their personal usernames and passwords. The usernames and passwords for students will be issued after the first week of school. The usernames and passwords for Parents/Guardians will be sent home soon after.
Student Work and Assessment
As part of our effort to augment and extend our instructional time, space, and control over access to course materials and activities, we have adopted Haiku Learning Management System as our platform for course development and dissemination. Students may access their Haiku classes by navigating to HealthSciencesHigh.com and using their Google Apps account information to login.
Google Apps for Education is a productivity suite consisting of web applications that create an environment for students to complete their independent work while connected to a virtual learning community. Students have their own username and password to access their Google accounts from any Internet-based computer.
HSHMC curriculum integrates teacher Haiku classes along with other online content to enhance student learning and assessment. Students and Parents/Guardians will see assigned online activities in several courses. While students (and Parents/Guardians) may access course websites from any computers, we encourage the use of iPads, laptops, or other mobile devices to access these resources to further engage their course content. We encourage students to find and listen to podcasts about health and fitness, including those found at:
Discovery Health Channel
The Body Odd
Otherwise, Instructors will direct students to specific podcasts and other webs resources through Haiku classes or online assignments.
If students use school computers and wish to transport their files between home and school (outside of Google Apps), we recommend they bring a thumb drive to school. Otherwise, they may e-mail their files as attachments using their e-mail accounts.
Students all have HSHMC Gmail accounts, which can be accessed at Gmail and are for academic uses only.
Parents/Guardians may communicate with Instructors using the e-mail information provided on the Staff Page on our website, and PowerSchool.