Dear HSHMC Families,
Our first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year is now complete! It has been a successful few months at HSHMC as we have engaged together through distance learning. Your partnership with us has made this possible and we are truly grateful for your continued support of our school program.
Enclosed is the report card for your child's grades for Quarter 1. If your child is holding an incomplete from Quarter 1 he or she has now been assigned to an Academic Intervention class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Attendance is mandatory at this class until all incompletes are cleared. It is also expected that any student who holds an incomplete in any course is actively taking advantage of teachers' online office hours and resources we have put in place to support their academic efforts. Students who do not make an effort to clear their incompletes are at risk of failing the course.
HSHMC is now accepting New Student Applications for next year (2021-2022) for grades 9-12! If you have a sibling of an HSHMC student who hopes to attend next year, please apply no later than February 1, 2021. If the number of applications exceeds available spaces, a lottery will determine application selection. Siblings of current HSHMC students and children of HSHMC and Sharp HealthCare employees will be given priority in the lottery. You must apply directly from our website at www.hshmc.org.
On Thursday, December 10, at 5:30 pm, HSHMC is pleased to offer a one-hour virtual Parent Academy entitled "The Teenage Brain." We hope you will consider joining us for this special session as we explore why our teenagers' brains cause them to think and act the way they do, especially during this time of COVID-19 and Distance Learning. Mark your calendars now and watch for the link to join on our website.
You child's health and wellness are very important to us. HSHMC is committed to supporting the mental and emotional wellness of our students as these barriers can impact student success. Access to community pupil mental health services and resources is made available through our website at www.hshmc.org.
A reminder that school is closed Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. Monday, November 23 – Friday, November, 27 is Thanksgiving Vacation and there is no school during that week. We hope this will be a wonderful time for you and your family even through these challenging times as we all strive to stay healthy and safe. In addition, the last day before winter break is December 28. School will be closed between December 21 and January 1. Classes resume on January 4, 2021.
Once again, thank you for your continued support and communication. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 619-528-9070, visit our website at www.hshmc.org or join me during Principal's Office Hours every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am (https://hshmc.zoom.us/j/82553847733 Passcode: HSHMC)
Stay healthy and safe,
Dr. Sheri Johnson
Principal of Operations and Communication