Principal's Updates

  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of November 18th

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 11/17/2019

    Our academic conversation of the week pertains to the sustainment of academic excellence. Being a Titan Academic Scholar is not something that just happens on its own. Being an academic scholar is a result of repeated academic focused behaviors that that are routinely followed at school and at home.  

    Have you had that discussion to clarify your expectations with your child? How do you monitor your child’s academic progression in regards to completion of assignments, preparation for tests and exams and track points earned for assignment in each class?

    Your child should be spending  a minimum of 40-60 minutes a night reviewing their schoolwork that was completed at school and preparing for upcoming quizzes and exams. If you have any questions regarding any of the classes your child is enrolled in, we encourage you to review each course syllabi, communicate with teachers, and monitor completion of classwork, assigned homework and test/quiz scores.  PowerSchool is a great tool to check on your child’s academic progress. It is important to review PowerSchool grades and assignments with your child at least once a week. Progress reports for the 2nd quarter will be distributed on Thursday December 5th

    We would like all parents to log into their PowerSchool account and update your contact information which includes best phone number to reach you and email addresses for both parents.

    All students who participate in extracurricular activities, which include athletics, school productions, performances and school sponsored events, are expected to maintain a 2.0 gpa, have less than 10 days of unexcused absences and have less than 20 tardies. Academic/Athletic and Extra Curricular eligibility is verified at the start of each quarter. More information can be found on our school website.

    Our graduation date for the class of 2020 has been scheduled for June 6th at 6:00pm. All West Contra Costa Unified Graduation Ceremonies will take place at the Richmond Convention Center. We look forward to utilizing this venue for our graduation ceremony this year.

    The Parent Teacher Organization will be meeting this Wednesday at 6:30pm in the school library. There will be some important fund raising updates. We also look forward to introducing our new PTO Treasure. Refreshments will be provided! Hope to see you there!

    School Site Council meeting will be this Thursday at 4pm.  We invite you to attend our school site council meetings and welcome your participation.

    Our Fall Play productions have begun. This year’s play is A wrinkle in Time. Showtimes are Wednesday – Saturday of this week starting at 7pm each night.  General Admission: $8.00 for students and $10.00 for adults

    Friday November 22nd is a minimum day; we will be on our collaboration bell schedule.

    Yearbooks are currently on sale for $90. Prices will be going up so do not miss reserving yours through the cashier’s office. Dedication pages are still available. A dedication form can be picked up through Ms. Schrampf or from room H105. Full page dedications are $150 and half page dedications are $80. Quarter page dedications are also available for $40.

    Academic habits continue to be a focus for us. We want all students to be responsible citizens of our school community. This means that we expect all students to come to school dressed appropriately with their ID’s visibly hanging around their neck. If a student does not have a photo ID, they will not be allowed into their assigned classroom. Before a student receives a duplicate photo ID, they will need your permission. Each ID costs $3.00 and a lanyard costs $2.00.. We expect all students to be on time to all their classes, including 1st period class. Any student who is repeatedly tardy to their classes will be assigned time management sessions which occur every Friday at the end of 6th period. 1st period starts at 8:20 am and we would like all students to be on campus by 8:10am so they are not late to 1st period class. We look forward to seeing all bright and smiling faces Monday morning.  Have a great evening.

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of November 11

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 11/10/2019

    A big thank you to all the veterans in our community, who served our country, risked their lives - and perhaps lost them - defending the American ideals of freedom and democracy. Veterans who have passed and those who are living should be remembered with respect, honor and pride. In addition, we appreciate all active members of the armed services – A special thank you for your service, dedication and commitment to our country.

    Our academic conversation of the week pertains to the sustainment of academic excellence. Being an academic scholar is not something that just happens on its own. Being an academic scholar means that you have developed academic habits that include studying for quizzes, completing all classwork on time, preparing for exams weeks before the exam date and making sure that you double check your assignments prior to turning them in. Progress report for the 2nd quarter is November 22nd.    

    Congratulations to all of our Titan Scholars – Quarter 1. For the 1st quarter, we had a total of 489 students who earned a 3.0 or above. The 9th grade class had 135, 10th grade had 105, 11th grade had 119 and the 12th grade class had 130 individuals who earned academic honors for the 1st quarter. Honor Roll certificates will be distribute this Thursday during 3rd period!

    This is a special reminder to keep watch over your personal belongings or items of value that you may bring to school. It is important not to carry large amounts of cash, not visibly count money in front of friends or classmates, not allow other people to use or borrow each other’s electronic devices, and to always be cognizant of how you carry or store your personal items of value.  As a rule, it is best to leave any item of great value at home and not bring it to school. 

    Any student, who drives to school, must have a valid parking permit. Parking permit applications are available through the cashier’s office.

    African American Parent Advisory Council will be meeting on November 12th at 6:30pm in the library. All are welcome to attend.

    Yearbooks are currently on sale for $90. Prices will be going up so do not miss reserving yours through the cashier’s office. Dedication pages are still available. A dedication form can be picked up through Ms. Schrampf or from room H105. Full page dedications are $150 and half page dedications are $80. Quarter page dedications are also available for $40. Senior quotes need to be turned into Ms. Schrampf by November 15th.

    All students need to be on campus by 8:10am so you are not late to your 1st period class. Thanks for having your son or daughter on campus by 8:10am. We look forward to seeing all student on campus Tuesday morning!

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of November 4th

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 11/3/2019

    Our academic conversation of the week pertains to Interpersonal Communication. Students need to communicate with their peers with a vocabulary that reflects respect, dignity, and their intelligence. Expressed vocabulary is a learned and an acquired behavior.  It is not uncommon to hear kids speaking, arguing, roasting, using profanity, and carrying on with little or no awareness of the vocabulary they use. In some instances, the tone can be harsh, combative and derogatory in nature.  Intelligence should not be something we turn on or off, it should be something we actively develop throughout our entire life. The words we choose to use in every day conversations need to represent the intelligent individuals that we are with sensitivity and tolerance to the personal differences of everyone around us.

    Senior Boat Cruise is November 16th. We have 10 tickets available for any 12th grade student that did not purchase their tickets last week.  The final day to purchase tickets is Wednesday. You must have a signed permission slip prior to purchasing your tickets. Tickets are $90 for this event.

    On November 5th, we will be hosting UC President Janet Napolitano.  All 10th and 11th grade students will participate in a short assembly.  In addition, we will be having representatives from all 9 UC’s for a college fair during lunch.

    We had 67 students with perfect attendance for quarter 1!  We encourage more students to strive for perfect attendance for quarter 2!

    We need all families to complete the Multipurpose Family Income Lunch applications, which is available on our school website. The online application is secure, and approval, if eligible, is within 24 hours. The link to the lunch applications is available on our school website and on the Hercules High School Facebook page.

    Yearbooks are currently on sale for $85. Prices will be going up so don’t miss out on reserving yours through the cashier’s window. Dedication pages are still available. A dedication form can be picked up through Ms. Schrampf in room H105. Full page dedications are $150 and half page dedications are $80. Quarter page dedications are also available for $40. Senior quotes need to be turned into Ms. Schrampf by November 16th

    Next Monday, the 11th  is Veterans Day Holiday, there will not be school on that day.

    Academic habits continue to be a focus for us. We want all students to be responsible citizens of our school community. That means we expect all students to come to school dressed appropriately with their ID’s visibly hanging around their neck. If a student does not have a photo ID, they will not be allowed into their assigned classroom. Before a student receives a duplicate photo ID, they will need your permission. Each ID costs $3.00 and a lanyard costs $2.00. We do not want your son/daughter to build up excessive fines without your consent. We expect all students to be on time to all their classes, including 1st period class. 1st period starts at 8:20 am and we would like all students to be on campus by 8:10am so they are not late to 1st period class. We will see all of you on campus by 8:10am.

    Here we are in the 2nd quarter already. Do you use PowerSchool to review all completed assignments, review all the grades that have been earned, and double check to make sure that you are doing everything that is required of you to get a C or better in each course. If you find your son or daughter is receiving a sub-par grade, please refer to each course syllabus to make sure that all expectations presented by the teacher are being met. If you find that you have concerns regarding the course syllabus or need further clarification on specifics courses, please reach out to individual teachers

     

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of October 28

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 10/27/2019

    We hope that you had an enjoyable and safe weekend. The district continues to monitor air quality and power outages. Messages and notifications will be sent out to families, as information is received.

    Our academic conversation of the week pertains to the use of social media and its effects on academic performance. As a high school student, the most important job they have is to focus on their academics, develop good habits and acquire useful knowledge so that they can build the necessary skills to move productively in pursuit of higher education and/or a career of their choice.  Yes, school should be considered a job and their academic paycheck is their grades.

    The other concern that we have is that of Cyber bullying. Cyber bulling is a crime and students can be criminally charged if found guilty. Some forms of cyber bullying can be sending insulting texts, and sharing or storing inappropriate videos or pics on their electronic devices.  We encourage you to monitor your son or daughter’s electronic device usage, have a discussion with them about appropriate social media use and check their phones on occasions to gain insight to the forms of communication they are engaging in. We encourage you to review all messages/photos that are stored on your child’s cell phone, social media accounts and text messages.

    Please make sure you shut down your tablet on a nightly basis, so all updates on software and applications can upload on a nightly basis. Also, it is very important to charge your tablets on a nightly basis, so students can utilize their tablets without interruption.  

    1st quarter report cards will be mailed out Thursday to the address we have on record for each student. If you need to update your mailing address, please stop by the front office so we can assist you with that.

    Thursday, October 31st is Halloween and we expect all students to be appropriate in the manner they choose to celebrate this holiday.  Students should not bring bags of candy or sweets to share with other students. Check in with individual teachers for questions pertaining to appropriate guidelines for this day. Students are not to wear full face masks, items with excessive goo or odor. Dangerous objects, or toys that replicate dangerous objects are not allowed on campus.

    On November 5th, we will be hosting UC President Janet Napolitano.  All 10th and 11th grade students will participate in a short assembly.  In addition, we will be having representatives from all 9 UC’s for a college fair during lunch.

    Senior Boat Cruise will be on November 16th. Boat Cruise tickets are on sale for $90 through the cashiers office.

    Yearbooks are currently on sale for $85. You can still request your yearbook with your name on the front cover so do not miss out, prices will be going up soon reserve yours through the cashier’s window. Dedication pages are still available. A dedication form can be picked up through Ms. Schrampf or from room H105. Full page dedications are $150, half page dedications are $80 and Quarter page dedications are available for $40. All Senior quotes need to be turned into Ms. Schramp.

    All students need to be on campus by 8:10am so you are not late to your 1st period class. Thanks for having your son or daughter on campus by 8:10am. We look forward to seeing all beautiful smiling titan faces on campus bright and early Monday morning!

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of October 21

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 10/19/2019

    We hope that you all had an enjoyable weekend. The end of the 1st quarter is October 22nd and report cards will be mailed out Thursday, October 31st to the address we have on record.  If you need to update your address, please contact the main office. Honor roll certificates will go out to all students who have earned a 3.0 or above for the 1st quarter.

    We encourage each family to reserve some time within the school week to have an academic conversation with your son or daughter. This week’s academic conversation, “How effectively do we use PowerSchool?” Students have a PowerSchool account, Parents have a PowerSchool account and teachers have a PowerSchool account. The purpose of PowerSchool is to enhance communication between all three groups. Take some time to share with each other the benefits that checking PowerSchool can have on monitoring academic progress. Do you use PowerSchool to review all completed assignments, review all the grades that have been earned, and double check to make sure that you are doing everything that is required of you to get a C or better in each course.  PowerSchool can also be used to verify attendance. If you find your son or daughter is receiving a sub-par grade, take time to review each course syllabi, make sure that all expectations presented by the teacher are being met. If you find that you have concerns regarding the course syllabus or need further clarification on specifics courses, please reach out to individual teachers.

    Homecoming week is upon us!  We plan on having a parade on Refugio Valley Road on the 25th starting at 10:47am and a school wide assembly during 6th period.  Refugio Valley Road will be closed from 10:47 – 11:00am, so please plan accordingly. The Homecoming football game is Friday night vs. Saint Mary’s at 6pm and the Homecoming dance is Saturday October 26th. Homecoming dance tickets are on sale, make sure you get yours this week!

     There will be a general meeting for the Parent Teacher Organization on October 23 at 6:30pm in the Library. Come out and join the PTO, our membership and parent involvement is growing!

    Our 1st School Site Council is October 24th at 4:00pm. These meetings are open to the public and we invite your participation. We are looking for parents to participate as a school site member for these meetings.

    If you have not ordered your senior portraits, information on scheduling your appointment is on our school website. The next of senior portraits will be from October 21st – October 25th in the career center. Parking will be available in the staff parking lot after school.  The senior boat cruise will be November 16th, Seniors make sure to purchase your tickets this week!

    This week we will be performing dress code sweeps, tardy sweeps and ID checks.  Our # 1 goal is to make sure students are on time to all classes and show themselves as academically prepared so they can learn and earn in each class they are assigned to.  1st period starts at 8:20 am, we would like all students on campus by 8:10am.  We appreciate all you do to get students on campus by 8:10am.  We look forward to seeing all student on campus bright and early Monday morning!

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of October 14th

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 10/13/2019

    How quickly the weeks come and go, here we are with two weeks till the end of the 1st grading period.  What does that mean? In titan terms, it is our 1st academic paycheck. Academic paychecks, 1st quarter report cards, demonstrate the level of academic excellence each student has achieved. In the next two weeks, make sure you log on to PowerSchool and check your child’s grades, attendance and tardies.

    Thanks for having an academic conversation with your child to make sure they are earning the high marks that will propel them into the college and or career of their choice. Academic habits are built with continuous repetition of hard work, dedication, and preparedness.

    College day is Wednesday, October 16th. All 12th grade students will be taking the SAT exam with essay. All 9th, 10th, and 11th will be given a form of the PSAT. The cafeteria will be open for breakfast from 7:00am – 9am.

    All 12th grade students must be on campus by 8:00am and report directly to their assigned testing rooms.  The SAT exam will begin at 8:20am and last till 1:15pm.

    All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will need to be on campus by 9:00am, PSAT exam will begin at 9:30am. The PSAT exam will finish at 1:15pm.

    All students must report to their testing room on time, no one will be allowed in the testing room after the testing session begin. Students will need to have their photo ID to enter each testing room and all electronic devices will need to be turned in to the proctoring teacher. Testing room assignments will be posted throughout campus on the bulletin boards in the old quad and on the library window.

    October 16th  is our fall concert  which will feature the Orchestra, Band and Choir starting at 7pm. It will be a fantastic performance, so don’t miss out.  The music performance will be in the high school gym and tickets will be $5.00 at the door.

    There will be a general meeting for the Parent Teacher Organization on October 16th at 6:30pm in the Library. Come out and join the PTO, our membership and parent involvement is growing!

    The end of the 1st quarter is October 22nd , report cards will be mailed out Thursday, October 31st.

    Our 1st School Site Council is October 24th at 4:00pm. These meetings are open to the public and we invite your participation. We are looking for parents to participate as a school site member for these meetings.

    This week we will be performing dress code sweeps, tardy sweeps and ID checks.  Our # 1 goal is to make sure students are on time to all classes and show themselves as academically prepared so they can learn and earn in each class they are assigned to.  1st period starts at 8:20 am, we would like all students on campus by 8:10am.  We appreciate all you do to get students on campus by 8:10am. 

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of October 7th

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 10/5/2019

    Topic of the week, campus safety. How do we make sure that each student is safe throughout each school day? Our school wide safety net includes individual’s senses of everyone connected to the Hercules High School community. This includes the senses of parents, teachers, students and staff members. If we are all aware, alert and sensitive to out of the norm behaviors, we will be able to be more proactive, while sustaining a safe and effective academic environment.  If you see, hear, sense, smell, or feel something, anything that would disrupt our academic environment or that would threaten our physical safety, we must report it immediately to any adult on campus or to the appropriate authority. In addition, parents it is important to keep all student social media posts appropriate. We appreciate you checking in with your child to make sure they understand the importance of appropriate used of social media as well as reporting threats to individuals, communities, or schools.

    College Day is Wednesday, October 16th.  All students will be taking some form of the SAT. All 12th grade students will be taking the SAT w/essay. 9th, 10th and 11th grade will be given the PSAT. The PSAT is also a National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT will provide baseline scores to our 9th, 10th and 11th grade students and can help students and parents get a sense of the level of preparation needed for students to achieve the scores that will make them competitive candidates at the schools they wish to attend after high school. It is very important that all students perform at their very best on these exams. Any student entering a testing room will be asked to turn in their electronic device during the testing period.

    Boat Cruise for the senior class will be on November 16th. All students planning to attend will need a completed permission slip, which includes parent signatures and emergency contact information. Tickets will be on sale for $85.00 for the next two weeks and will increase every two weeks. 

    Are you interested in being on our School Site Council?  School Site Council meetings occur monthly and are open to the public. We have several openings on the site council, if you are interested in serving please contact the main office.

    Homecoming week will start on October 21st.  Our parade and rally will be on Friday, the 25th. The homecoming dance will be on the 26th.  The floats and homecoming royalty will be presented at the halftime of the varsity football game on the 25th.  Homecoming dance tickets are now on sale through the cashier window for $15.00, ASB Cardholder tickets are $10.

    Winter sports is right around the corner. If you plan to participate, you will need to complete the athletic participation forms. All forms are submitted electronically and the links can be found on the school website.

    Academic Habits that create an academic environment: Each day students are expected to have their school issued photo ID on a current Hercules high school lanyard. Students are not allowed in their classes or on campus without their Photo ID. If a student forgot their ID, they have the choice to call home to retrieve their ID or to purchase a replacement one. This is a special reminder that each time your son or daughter requests a replacement ID, it is a $3.00 cost for the ID and a $2.00 cost for the lanyard.  Students are expected to be on time to every class throughout the school day. 

    All students need to be on campus by 8:10am so you are not late to your 1st period class. Thanks for having your son or daughter on campus by 8:10am. We look forward to seeing all student on campus bright and early Monday morning!

     

     

     

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of September 30

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 9/29/2019

    The end of 1st quarter is October 23rd.  I hope that you were able to take some time to review your child’s progress report and had an academic conversation with them. How do we respond to our child’s academic performance? Do we only pay attention when they are failing? Do we only communicate with them when they are successful? Or do we respond and acknowledge their performance no matter the level of achievement.  It is important to let your son or daughter know that whether they succeed or fail, we are here to support them.  Support may come in appreciation and praise, but support also comes in motivation, encouragement and tips on how to be successful.  If your son or daughter is receiving a D or an F, we encourage you to review each course syllabi with your child and inquire what they believe they can do to perform better. If you need further clarification, please reach out to individual teachers for information on how your son or daughter can achieve C’s or better. Many teachers post assignments through PowerSchool. If you have not signed up for PowerSchool, you can get the login information through the main office.

    Attention seniors, college applications are officially open and those who wish to be considered for early acceptance need to complete their applications by November 30th.  Our academic counselors have posted multiple resources to help you along the process on our school website under academics/college and career advising and on the Hercules High School Facebook page.

    We need all families to complete the Multipurpose Family Income Lunch applications online – Any student who has received free lunches or lunches at a reduced price will revert to full price if a renewed lunch application is not received by October 1st. The application is online; it is secure, and approval, if eligible, is within 24 hours. The link to the lunch applications is available on our school website and on the Hercules High School Facebook page.

    College Day is October 16th  – All students will be participating in the SAT or some form of the SAT. 9th , 10th and 11th grade will have the PSAT, and 12th grade will get the SAT.  It is very important that we focus on preparing for this day, so all students will perform at their very best. 

    Senior Boat Cruise will be on November 16. Tickets are on sale through the cashiers window for $75 and will go up to $85 on October 7th. Don’t delay seniors, get your boat cruise tickets this week.  All participants will need to complete a permission slip with parent signatures and emergency contact information, prior to purchasing their tickets.

    Senior dedication pages are on sale. A quarter page is $40, half a page is $80 and full pages are $150.

    This week we will be performing dress code, ID and tardy sweeps.  Our # 1 goal is to make sure students are on time to all classes and present themselves as academically dressed for school. 1st period starts at 8:20 am, we would like all students on campus by 8:10am.  We appreciate all you do to get students on campus by 8:10am. 

    Academic Habits that create an academic environment: Each day students are expected to have their school issued photo ID on a current Hercules High School lanyard. Students are not allowed in their classes or on campus without their Photo ID. If a student forgot their ID, they have the choice to call home to retrieve their ID or to purchase a replacement one. This is a special reminder that each time your son or daughter requests a replacement ID, it is a $3.00 cost for the ID and a $2.00 cost for the lanyard.  Students are expected to be on time to every class throughout the school day. 

    All students need to be on campus by 8:10am so you are not late to your 1st period class. Thanks for having your son or daughter on campus by 8:10am. We look forward to seeing all student on campus bright and early Monday morning!

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of September 23rd

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 9/21/2019

    Progress reports were delivered last Thursday to all students. Progress reports should serve as a guide that monitors academic focus as well as your child’s trajectory in becoming an academic scholar!  Academic habits are not inherited, they are developed.  It takes hard work plus dedication to achieve the success you desire. Are you focused at school and putting in the time at home to become a Titan Academic Scholar? The end of the 1st quarter is October 23rd.  If you have not already, please review each course syllabus, clarify class expectations, keep a log of all your assignments, and study for each test and quiz. We recognize academic excellence at the end of each quarter.

    Our dress code policy is posted on the school website. All students are expected to dress appropriately for school. Any student who is not dressed appropriately for school will be given the opportunity to change. Please help support our dress code policy by reviewing the policy with your student. We will be conducting dress code sweeps throughout next week.

    Lifetouch Picture Re-take day is Tuesday, September 24th. There is a link to order picture packets on the school website.

    Back to School Night is September 26th.    The cafeteria will be open at 5:00pm providing a $1.00 menu for all food items. The general assembly for Back To School Night will start at 5:30pm in the gym and will feature performances from our drumline, jazz dance and our cheer squad. Thursday September 26th will be a regular bell schedule and Friday the 27th we will be on a minimum day bell schedule.

    College Day is October 16th  – All students will be participating in the SAT or some form of the SAT. 9th, 10th and 11th grade will have the PSAT, and 12th grade will get the SAT.  It is very important that we focus on preparing for this day, so all students will perform at their very best. 

    Boat Cruise for the senior class will be on November 16th. All students planning to attend, will need a completed permission slip which includes parent signatures and emergency contact information. Tickets will be on sale for $75.00 for the next two weeks and will increase every two weeks. 

    Are you interested in being on our School Site Council?  School Site Council meetings occur monthly and are open to the public. We have several openings on the site council, if you are interested in serving please contact the main office.

    Lunch Applications are available on the school website. If you have not renewed your lunch application, we encourage you to do so. All applications that have not been re-newed for this school year will expire on September 30th.  The federal government has placed very high standards on school nutrition. In keeping with the set guidelines, we cannot have students receiving food products from outside vendors during the school day. Students are not to order or receive food from outside restaurants throughout the school day. If you need to drop off a lunch for your son or daughter, please do so through the attendance office. Students are not allowed to leave campus throughout the school day and this includes all student parking lots.

    Academic Habits that create an academic environment: Each day students are expected to have their school issued photo ID on a current Hercules high school lanyard. Students are not allowed in their classes or on campus without their Photo ID. If a student forgot their ID, they have the choice to call home to retrieve their ID or to purchase a replacement one. This is a special reminder that each time your son or daughter requests a replacement ID, it is a $3.00 cost for the ID and a $2.00 cost for the lanyard.  Students are expected to be on time to every class throughout the school day. 

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of September 16

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 9/15/2019

    1st quarter progress reports will be distributed on September 19th  to all students during 3rd period. Please take this time to review each of your child’s progress reports and discuss the importance of passing each class with a “C” or better. It is also very beneficial to view PowerSchool each day for up to date grades and attendance. In addition, it is great practice to  review each course syllabi for each class, check PowerSchool for missing or incomplete assignments, set aside time each night for your child to review classwork, complete homework and study for upcoming tests and or quizzes.

    We anticipate a visit from the county office on Monday to validate our compliance with the Williams Act. All students will need to carry their textbooks to each class on Monday, September 16th. These visits are unannounced, so we do need to be prepared.

    Lifetouch Picture Re-take day is September 24th. There is a link to order picture packets on the school website.

    We will be having a 12th grade parent night on 19 September in the high school cafeteria. There are many things to keep up to date with as parents of a 12th grade student. Make sure you make plans to attend this very important 12th grade parent meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30pm.

    Back to School Night is September 26.    The cafeteria will be open at 5:00pm providing a $1.00 menu for all food items. The general assembly for Back To School Night will start at 5:30pm in the gym and will feature performances from our drumline, jazz dance performers and our cheer squad.  Thursday September 26th will be a regular bell schedule and Friday the 27th we will be on a minimum day bell schedule.

    Are you interested in being on our School Site Council?  We will need parents to serve on the School Site Council Committee for this school year. If you are interested, please let me know through the main office. There will be a parent training for School Site Council on Monday, September 30 at the middle school cafeteria.

    Lunch Applications are available on the school website. If you have not renewed your lunch application, we encourage you to do so. All applications that have not been re-newed for this school year will expire September 30th.  The federal government has placed very high standards on school nutrition. In keeping with the set guidelines, we cannot have students receiving food products from outside vendors during the school day. Students are not to order or receive food from outside restaurants throughout the school day.

    College Day is October 16th  – All students will be participating in the SAT or some form of the SAT. 10th and 11th grade will have the PSAT, and 12th grade will get the SAT.  It is very important that we focus on preparing for this day, so all students will perform at their very best. 

    If you plan to participate in a sport, you must complete an electronic version of the athletic participation form, available on the school website.  All athletes will need to purchase an ASB card for $65.00.  ASB cards cover all athletic participation costs, support the purchase of equipment, supplies and pay for tournament fees and transportation. ASB card sales will be available throughout the week.  All ASB cardholders will get the ASB logo printed on their school photo ID, so make sure you get your new photo ID Card re-printed when you purchase an ASB Card.

    Academic Habits that create an academic environment: Each day students are expected to have their school issued photo ID on a current Hercules high school lanyard. Students are not allowed in their classes or on campus without their Photo ID. If a student forgets their ID, they have the choice to call home to retrieve their ID or to purchase a replacement one. This is a special reminder that each time your son or daughter requests a replacement ID, it is a $3.00 cost for the ID and a $2.00 cost for the lanyard.  Students are expected to be on time to every class throughout the school day. 

    All students need to be on campus by 8:10am so you are not late to your 1st period class. Thanks for having your son or daughter on campus by 8:10am. We look forward to seeing all student on campus bright and early Monday morning!

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