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School Closed Thursday May 31

May. 30, 2018

Dear HSHMC Families, After school today, we discovered that the blood pressure machine we use for demonstration purposes had leaked some amount of mercury. Since safety is our first concern we immediately contacted the San Diego Fire Department who sent out their hazardous materials team. The fire department hazardous materials division detected mercury levels on the carpets and that a major building cleanup will need to occur. Thankfully they did not detect dangerous respiratory health levels. However, we will take no risks and expect that the Public Health Department will take all necessary steps to insure the contamination is not spread further. This may mean that the Health Department will visit some of your homes to make sure there are no levels of mercury there. They will be meeting with us later and we will share more details with you then. In the meantime, we plan on closing the school tomorrow to begin the clean-up process. We will let you know if it is necessary to close the school Friday. Once again, your child's health and safety is our number one concern and our plan is to be over cautious to insure that the building is completely clean before we resume classes. We want to repeat that at this point the Fire Department Hazmat team has not given us any reason to believe your child's health has been compromised.

Students in our ISP independent studies program will still have school tomorrow at the El Cajon Blvd location.

Closing tomorrow will also mean that our Symposium will be cancelled as well. We hope to make plans to reschedule for another date.


Weekly Principal Bulletin

May. 29, 2018

Internships and college classes end this week. Next week, students will be in their regular core classes Monday through Friday.

11th graders who signed up for the SAT will be meeting at HSHMC this Saturday, June 2. Please make sure your student arrives NO LATER than 6:45am to depart on the bus to Patrick Henry. The bus will return to HSHMC by 12:30pm for student pick-up. If your student has an ID (CA Driver's License or any other government ID), please have them bring that with them.

If you have not already, please don't forget that it is time to register for the 2018-2019 school year at HSHMC. By now, you should have received either an email or a letter with instructions to register. All students planning to return to HSHMC next year, must complete registration by this Friday, June 1, 2018. In-person support is available at the school Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm. You can just come by or call 619-528-9070 for an appointment if these times do not work for you.

We hope you are planning to join us for our 11th Annual College and Career Symposium this Thursday, May 31 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. This is a wonderful evening that gives our students an opportunity to showcase their internship, college and class experiences to family, friends, and community partners and allows all of us to celebrate their hard work from throughout the year. We hope you will join us for this very special evening.

Our 6th graders leave for a week at camp next Monday June 4. If you have any last minute questions, please contact Ms. Cynthia at the middle school.

Senior Grad Nite Tickets are on sale for $100 per person. Grad Nite is at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Seniors will leave from HSHMC on Thursday, June 7 at 8:00 pm and return to school on Friday morning June 8 by 7:30 am.

Our last Saturday School of the year is this Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 to 12:00 pm. Contracts have been mailed home and handed out to students required to attend. Attendance is mandatory for those students with 5 or more absences. Saturday school is also open to any student who wants to attend to clear absences and incompletes.


Principal Weekly Bulletin

May. 23, 2018

It is time to register for the 2018-2019 school year at HSHMC. By now, you should have received either an email or a letter with instructions to register. We are excited to announce registration in now completely online for the upcoming school year! This process replaces the paper forms sent home each school year. All students planning to return to HSHMC next year, must complete registration by June 1, 2018. In-person support is available at the school Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm. You can just come by or call 619-528-9070 for an appointment if these times do not work for you.

Next Monday, May 28, school will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.

We hope you are planning to join us for our 11th Annual College and Career Symposium on Thursday, May 31 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm.

This is a wonderful evening that gives our students an opportunity to showcase their internship, college and class experiences to family, friends, and community partners and allows all of us to celebrate their hard work from throughout the year. We hope you will join us for this very special evening.

Senior Grad Nite Tickets are on sale for $100 per person. Grad Nite is at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Seniors will leave from HSHMC on Thursday, June 7 at 8:00 pm and return to school on Friday morning June 8 by 7:30 am.

We are holding our last Saturday School of the year on Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 to 12:00 pm. Contracts will be mailed home and handed out to students required to attend. Attendance is mandatory for those students with 5 or more absences. Saturday school is also open to any student who wants to attend to clear absences and incompletes.


Weekly Principal Bulletin

May. 14, 2018

ASB Spirit week is here! Today was Pajama Day, tomorrow is Tacky Tourist Day, Wednesday is Beach Day, Thursday, is Twin day, and Friday is Class Color Day. Encourage your child to show their school spirit by dressing up and joining in.

Our final Blood Drive of the year is tomorrow between 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. If you are interested in donating, please stop by. Given the number of students that have signed up to donate, we anticipate another successful drive.

Our middle school students will begin taking California's Smarter Balanced assessment tests this week, on Wednesday. To support their success, please be sure your child is getting a good night's rest and has a healthy breakfast before arriving to school on time.

It is time to register for the 2018-2019 school year at HSHMC. We are excited to announce registration in now completely online for the upcoming school year! This process replaces the paper forms sent home each school year. All students planning to return to HSHMC next year, must complete registration by June 1, 2018. In-person support is available at the school Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm.

You can just come by or call 619-528-9070 for an appointment if these times do not work for you. If you encounter issues with the online registration process, you may call the PowerSchool Family support line.

PowerSchool Family Support Hours: Monday- Friday 6:00AM-5:00PM PST (8 AM – 7 PM CST).

Phone: 866-434-6276 - Press 1 and then 4 for Registration Support.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at our 11th Annual College and Career Symposium on Thursday, May 31 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. This is a wonderful evening that gives our students an opportunity to showcase their internship, college and class experiences to family, friends, and community partners and allows all of us to celebrate their hard work from throughout the year. We hope you will join us for this very special evening.


Weekly Principal Bulletin

May. 07, 2018

It is Staff Appreciation Week and our Parent Advisory Committee who like to offer the staff a wonderful breakfast on May 10. Our parent advisory group is requesting a small donation to cover the expenses. If you are interested in participating, they ask that you please send in $5-$10,

or whatever you are able, in a sealed envelope to HSHMC's front desk by Wednesday.

Senior Prom is this Friday, May 11 on the Hornblower Cruise Boat – the Adventurer. Prom attendees should arrive at 5:00 pm for a 5:30 departure. The boat will not wait for late arrivals. The boat will return to the dock for pick up promptly at 10:00 pm.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us our 11th Annual College and Career Symposium on Thursday, May 31 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. This is a wonderful evening that gives our students an opportunity to showcase their internship, college and class experiences to family, friends, and community partners and allows all of us to celebrate their hard work from throughout the year. We hope you will join us for this very special evening.

6th grade camp is coming up the week of June 4-6.

Please be sure families of our 6th grade students have returned all the registration paperwork required. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cynthia.

We are holding Saturday School again this Saturday, May 12 from 8:00 to 12:00 pm. Contracts were mailed home and are being handed out to students required to attend. Attendance is mandatory for those students with 5 or more absences. Saturday school is also open to any student who wants to attend to clear absences and incompletes.


Weekly Principal Bulletin

Apr. 30, 2018

Sharp HealthCare will be on campus tomorrow providing TB tests to high school students in our health pathways. A permission slip was sent home last week with students who need a new TB test. You should have received a reminder phone call home from us as well if your student requires the test and we have not yet received permission. Please check in with your child and send the form back with your student tomorrow if they need the TB test and you have not provided permission. Sharp will be back on Friday to read the results of the tests given tomorrow.

Our Parent Advisory Committee who like to offer the staff a wonderful breakfast as part of staff appreciation week on May 10. Our parent advisory group is requesting a small donation to cover the expenses. If you are interested in participating, they ask that you please send in $5-$10, or whatever you are able, in a sealed envelope to HSHMC's front desk by the end of the week.

Tickets for Senior Prom are on sale now! Senior Prom is Friday, May 11 on the Adventure Hornblower Cruise Boat from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Tickets are $100 per person which includes dinner.

Our next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 8:00 to 12:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory for those students with 5 or more absences. Saturday school is also open to any student who wants to attend to clear absences and incompletes.

This Friday is early dismissal at 12:35 for both the middle school and the high school.

High school families, please also remember that there is now Academic Recovery and Advancement from 1:00-3:00 pm on Fridays. This session is especially designed for students who are carrying incompletes or want to advance their grades. If your student has carried at least one incomplete for 6 weeks or more they must attend this session. This includes all students still carrying semester one and Q3 incompletes.


Cap & Gown Portraits

Apr. 20, 2018

Now is the time to schedule your graduate portraits! See the flyer below for details.


Weekly Principal Bulletin

Apr. 17, 2018

Quarter 3 progress reports have been mailed home and should arrive any day if they have not already. Please also take time to read the general school information included with the mailing. And, as you review your child's grades, please remember that students with incompletes are expected to attend academic recovery during lunch and after school until all incompletes are cleared.

High school families, please also remember that there is now Academic Recovery and Advancement from 1:00-3:00 pm on Fridays. This session is especially designed for students who are carrying incompletes or want to advance their grades. If your student has carried at least one incomplete for 6 weeks or more they must attend this session. This includes all students still carrying semester one and Q3 incompletes.

To continue to inform and involve families in our efforts to design the most exciting, engaging and effective education for our student body, we invite you parents and guardians to take our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) survey. The survey and more information about the LCAP can been found on our website at www.hshmc.org. Your opinion matters. Please take a few minutes to visit our site and take the survey.

This Friday our high school students have an opportunity to protest the violence in schools and the lack of change that has occurred to stop it by participating in the April 20 National Walkout. Participation is a choice and regular classes will be in session for students who choose not to participate. Those who want to participate must pick up a one-day attendance contract from Mr. Kennedy and have it signed by a parent/guardian before Friday. Students participating will meet at HSHMC at 8:00 am and walk 3 miles to Balboa Park. We will not be walking back from Balboa Park as a group to HSHMC and therefore students must find their own transportation home. Students with scheduled college classes or internships on Friday must attend those classes instead of participating in the march. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Thank you and have a great week!


Weekly Principal Bulletin

Apr. 09, 2018

Tomorrow evening, we are holding a Poetry Slam in the lecture hall from at 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Please consider joining us to hear some amazing spoken words from our students.

Students in our Monday morning college public speaking class have been working on informational speeches that they have now started presenting. If your student is enrolled in the class and you are interested in hearing their performance, ask them when they are scheduled to perform and know that you are welcome to come listen.

Our next parent advisory meeting is this Thursday, April 12 at 5:30 pm. If you haven't already, please consider joining this wonderful group of dedicated parents helping to make HSHMC the best school in the universe. I would love to see you Thursday evening.

The High School ASB Spring Dance is this Friday from 7:00 - 10:00 pm at the Mission Valley Hilton. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at lunch and after school.

High school families, please remember that there is now Academic Recovery and Advancement from 1:00-3:00 pm. This session is especially designed for students who are carrying incompletes or want to advance their grades. If your student has carried at least one incomplete for 6 weeks or more they must attend this session. This includes all students still carrying semester one incompletes.

We are holding Saturday School again this Saturday, April 14 from 8:00 to 12:00 pm. Contracts were mailed home and handed out to students required to attend. Attendance is mandatory for those students with 5 or more absences. Saturday school is also open to any student who wants to attend to clear absences and incompletes.

As a reminder, the middle school dismissal time is at 3:00 pm this Friday.


Weekly Principal Bulletin

Apr. 03, 2018

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break. We were so happy to have all our students back at school today. If your student was not at school today, please be sure to call to clear the absence.

Our Family Literacy and Art night is this Thursday, April 5 at 5:30 pm. We hope you are planning to join us for a night of food, fun and family while creating art and sharing literacy together! It is not to late to RSVP by calling the school or visiting our website at www.hshmc.org.

The Spanish Club in the middle school has now moved to Thursdays at 4:00 pm.

6th grade families should have received info re: 6th grade camp. If you did not receive this information, please contact Ms. Cynthia. Camp is schedule the week of June 4-6.

Our next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 from 8:00 to 12:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory for those students with 5 or more absences. Saturday school is also open to any student who wants to attend to clear absences and incompletes.

This Friday is early release in both the middle school and the high school at 12:45 pm. High school families, please remember that there is now Academic Recovery and Advancement from 1:00-3:00 pm. This session is especially designed for students who are carrying incompletes or want to advance their grades. If your student has carried at least one incomplete for 6 weeks or more they must attend this session. This includes all students still carrying semester one incompletes.

Thank you and have a great week!