Principal's Updates

  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of May 2

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 5/1/2021

    May 2, 2021

    Greetings Hercules High School,

    We are currently accepting all grade levels for 2021-22 school year.  Enrollment and registration is on line, please follow the link and complete all the necessary paperwork.

    Please check out our website for more information. 

    https://www.wccusd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=542&ModuleInstanceID=8857&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=75872&PageID=2029

    Annual forms are available online for the 2021-22 school year.  ALL parents will need to log into their PowerSchool account and complete the registration forms online.

    Please check out our website for more information. 

    https://www.wccusd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=542&ModuleInstanceID=8857&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=54152&PageID=2029

    Hercules High School will be hosting in person summer school from June 14 - July 16 on Monday through Thursday for 3 hours per day.  Summer Bridge Program will be for incoming 9th and 9th grade.  While Summer School Credit Recover will be for 10th - 12th grade. Applications are available on our school website. 

    Application Links: 

     

    Parent volunteers and food donations are needed for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 7th from 12noon to 3:30pm. Please contact Muraya Ranieri or the main office to sign up. PTO Board Member Nomination Forms are out now for 2021-2021 on both HHS PTO and HHS FB pages and HHS Website. PTO Board Position job descriptions will be attached as well. Last HHS PTO meeting of the year is Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30pm via zoom. 

    Diablo Valley College, in collaboration with Bay Area LEEDS, is hosting an Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing Summer Career Academy. Explore theory and practice, a blend of hands-on exploration, problem-solving, industry field visits, and expert industry viewpoints. Learn about programming and robotics. Learn work-ready essential skills and meet industry representatives. 

    Discover Engineering

    2021 STEM Summer Camps

    Summer Residential Camp

    Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Summer Camps are now available.  The registration link is on our website. 

    The link to register is https://ba-leeds.org/summer-camps/. For questions about the registration and the camps please contact or email Mrs. Gatchalian at egatchalian@wccusd.net.


    Homework Center We are offering support for 9th and 10th grade students who need additional support in their Math and English courses.  Ms. Palis is the coordinator for the homework center and will be hosting virtual tutorial sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15 - 3:15.  Students in need of assistance can join the google classroom by entering the following code: catdenf.  You can email Ms. Palis for more specific information (jpalis@wccusd.net)

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of April 25th

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 4/25/2021

    April 25, 2021

    Greetings Hercules High School,

    Our Parent Teacher Organization meets once a month and will be hosting its last meeting of this school year on May 26th at 6:30pm via zoom. There will be a transition of leadership this year and we are looking to expand PTO membership and nominate new leadership for the upcoming school year.  Please reach out to Muraya Raineri or the main office if you have any interest in leading the PTO in upcoming school years. If you have any questions, please feel free to do so by email or phone (texts are welcome to 510-219-4035).  Declaration to Run forms can be sent   to herculeshighPTO@thetitans.org or murayaranieri@yahoo.com.

    Cap and Gown Distribution will be on April 27 from 1-3pm on the Junior Lot.  Entrance will be through the food distribution gate closest to the fire station.  Distribution will be drive through style, so please have your name on an 81/2 X 11 sheet of paper and we will process your through quickly. 

    Calling all Juniors! Our counselors are holding a special presentation for all 11th grade students on April 28th from 2:30 - 3:30pm. Be  Prepared for your Senior Year, be in the know of the tips and tricks on beginning your college apps! 

    Date/Time: Wednesday Apr. 28th 2:30-3:30PM

    Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/PrepForSeniorYear

    All honor roll certificates from quarter 1 and semester 1 are available in the front office. Please pick up Honor Roll & Principal's certificates, and pictures on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30 to 11 am in the main office.

    Class of 2021, Congratulations to those of you who have been accepted into your 4 year college/university. Seniors have the month of April to decide which 4-yr college they want to commit to attend.  May 1st is the deadline to complete the Statement of Intent to Register.  Contact the counselors with any questions.

    Athletic season # 2 started on April 19th. Anyone still interested in participating in Boys and Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, along with Track, and Wrestling please contact Athletic Director Coach Grecco for more information on tryouts and the start of the seasons.

    Tired of watching movies, playing video games, doing nothing during summer? Want to learn how to code and program robots for free while earning college credits? Register in any of the week long STEM Summer camps. The STEM Series of summer camps offers the opportunity to explore theory and practice in week-long experiences that blend hands-on exploration, problem-solving, and presentations by experts, combined with college credit.

    The link to register is https://ba-leeds.org/summer-camps/. For questions about the registration and the camps please contact or email Mrs. Gatchalian at egatchalian@wccusd.net.

    Diablo Valley College, in collaboration with Bay Area LEEDS, is hosting an Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing Summer Career Academy. Explore theory and practice, a blend of hands-on exploration, problem-solving, industry field visits, and expert industry viewpoints. Learn about programming and robotics. Learn work-ready essential skills and meet industry representatives. 

    Discover Engineering

    2021 STEM Summer Camps

    Summer Residential Camp


    Homework Center We are offering support for 9th and 10th grade students who need additional support in their Math and English courses.  Ms. Palis is the coordinator for the homework center and will be hosting virtual tutorial sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15 - 3:15.  Students in need of assistance can join the google classroom by entering the following code: catdenf.  You can email Ms. Palis for more specific information (jpalis@wccusd.net)

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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of April 18

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 4/18/2021

    April 18, 2021

    Greetings Hercules High School,

    We are in the final quarter for the 2020-21 school year. April 30 marks the middle of the 4th quarter, progress reports will be viewable on Powerschool.  

    Honor Roll Certificates from Quarter 1 and Semester 1 are available through the main office Monday - Thursday from 9am - 11am.  Please wear your mask and keep socially distanced while picking up your honor roll certificates.

    Cap and Gown distribution will be April 27th from 1pm - 3pm on the junior lot.  All seniors will need to enter the junior parking lot from the entrance closest to the  firestation.  A parent notification letter was sent out last Thursday, if you did not get your letter, you can contact the main office.  All outstanding fines will need to be settled prior to picking up your cap and gown. 

    Class of 2021, your graduation date is June 3rd.  The tentative time is at 11am.  We are hoping to have an in stadium graduation, socially distanced. More plans will be shared depending on the county status during that time.  Seniors, make sure you focus on passing all of your classes this semester, your graduation status depends on it. 

    We welcome those students who volunteered for In Person Support/Intervention Program on campus April 19th. Students who have registered for in person support will be allowed on campus. No other students will be allowed on campus throughout this period. 

    Distance Learning continues as normal.  There will not be any disruption to your child’s schedule. Teachers will still post assignments on google classrooms, weekly agendas are sent out every Monday, teachers schedule synchronous and asynchronous lessons throughout the week. 

    All students should have completed their course requests for the 21-22 school year.   Make sure that you log into your powerschool accounts and select your classes for the upcoming school year. All parents need to update your powerschool contact information prior for the 21-22 school year. 

    School Site Council will be held on April 22nd at 5pm.  Zoom link Join Zoom Meeting

    https://wccusd.zoom.us/j/91257010119

    The Parent Teacher Organization will be meeting virtually on April 21st at 6:30pm.  Please plan to join us at this meeting as we need to prepare for a transition of leadership.  If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the PTO facebook page, contact the main office, or plan to attend the PTO meeting.  Join Zoom Meeting https://wccusd.zoom.us/j/93900228015

    We are also planning for an in person summer school for incoming 9th grade, current 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade.  The registration process for summer school will start after we finalize all in person support sign ups. 

    Athletic season # 2 starts on April 19th. Anyone interested in participating in Boys and Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, along with Track, and Wrestling please contact Athletic Director Coach Grecco for more information on tryouts and the start of the seasons.


    Homework Center We are offering support for 9th and 10th grade students who need additional support in their Math and English courses.  Ms. Palis is the coordinator for the homework center and will be hosting virtual tutorial sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15 - 3:15.  Students in need of assistance can join the google classroom by entering the following code: catdenf.  You can email Ms. Palis for more specific information (jpalis@wccusd.net)

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  • From the Principal's Desk: In Person Support/Intervention Survey

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 4/9/2021

    In Person Support/Intervention Sign Ups: 

    Please complete this in person support/intervention survey:

    In Person Support/Intervention Survey

    Two Options: 

    In Person Option:

    Description

    Hours

    Intervention Block/Cohort

    Teacher support for  up to 10 students per classroom  academic intervention, social emotional, interpersonal communication, navigate through google classrooms, organization, etc

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    8am - 10am 

    Academic Hub (School Day Block)

    Teacher Support up to 15 students in person while simultaneously supporting other students with Distance Learning (aide for support).  All students will recieve instruction through distance learning. 

     

     

    Greetings Hercules High School,

    We are in the final quarter for the 2020-21 school year.  There will be a mandatory senior class meeting this coming Tuesday at 2pm. 

    Honor Roll Certificates from Quarter 1 and Semester 1 are available through the main office Monday - Thursday from 9am - 11am.  Please wear your mask and keep socially distanced while picking up your honor roll certificates. Lifetouch photo packages will also be available for pick up on Monday in front of the school. 

    Class of 2021, your graduation date is June 3rd.  The tentative time is at 11am.  More plans will be shared depending on the county status during that time.  Seniors, make sure you focus on passing all of your classes this semester, your graduation status depends on it. 

    An agreement was approved for a voluntary in person support for students, starting on April 19th.  The process for confirming and scheduling will occur through April 12 - 15th. In person support schedules will be reflected in powerschool on April 15th or 16th. This is a voluntary in person support program.  All scheduled classes will continue to be held virtually.  Any student who comes on campus will still be connecting with their classes virtually. Teachers will still be sending out their weekly agenda on Monday’s.  Weekly agendas should identify which days the teacher will be conducting live sessions. There will remain a mixture of asynchronous and synchronous assignments per class. 

    We are currently identifying the top 5% of our highest needs students and reaching out to individuals who would like to receive instructional support on campus.  There are two choices for in person support.  The first is a 8-10am Intervention Cohort,  for individuals who need assistance connecting to the WIFI, navigating through clever, and completing assignments online.  https://forms.gle/61qMbA196xDT1aBf9

    The second in person option  is the academic hub which will be from 10:00am - 2pm. This in person support will be focussed on assisting students through their distance learning, connecting with the WIFI, and completing assignments online. Students will still attend all scheduled classes virtually.

    All students should have completed their course requests for the 21-22 school year.   Make sure that you log into your powerschool accounts and select your classes for the upcoming school year. All parents need to update your powerschool contact information prior for the 21-22 school year. 

    We are also planning for an in person summer school for incoming 9th grade, current 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade.  The registration process for summer school will start after we finalize all in person support sign ups. 

    Anyone interested in participating in Boys and Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Along with Track, and Wrestling please contact Athletic Director Coach Grecco for more information on tryouts and the start of the seasons.

    Homework Center We are offering support for 9th and 10th grade students who need additional support in their Math and English courses.  Ms. Palis is the coordinator for the homework center and will be hosting virtual tutorial sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15 - 3:15.  Students in need of assistance can join the google classroom by entering the following code: catdenf.  You can email Ms. Palis for more specific information (jpalis@wccusd.net)

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  • From the Princpal's Desk: Week of March 22

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 3/22/2021

    Greetings Hercules High School,

    There will be no school on Friday, March 26th as it was originally reserved in case we had to close schools due to unhealthy air conditions from wildfires. Congratulations to all who participated in the CSU East Bay Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) preliminaries held on March 8 -13, 2021. 

    Honor Roll Certificates from Quarter 1 and Semester 1 will be available for pick up on Monday, March 29th from 8:30am - 11:00am.  Please wear your mask and keep socially distanced while picking up your honor roll certificates. Lifetouch photo packages will also be available for pick up on Monday in front of the school. 

    Class of 2021, your graduation date is June 3rd.  The tentative time is at 11am.  More plans will be shared depending on the county status during that time.  Seniors, make sure you focus on passing all of your classes this semester, your graduation status depends on it. 

    All students should be completing their course requests for the 21-22 school year.  The last day to select your classes for the upcoming school year will be the end of next week.  Make sure that you log into your powerschool accounts and select your classes for the upcoming school year. All parents need to update your powerschool contact information prior for the 21-22 school year. 

    Anyone interested in participating in Boys and Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Along with Track, and Wrestling please contact Athletic Director Coach Grecco for more information on tryouts and the start of the seasons.

    Homework Center We are offering support for 9th and 10th grade students who need additional support in their Math and English courses.  Ms. Palis is the coordinator for the homework center and will be hosting virtual tutorial sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15 - 3:15.  Students in need of assistance can join the google classroom by entering the following code: catdenf.  You can email Ms. Palis for more specific information (jpalis@wccusd.net)

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  • From the Principal's Desk: April 13

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 10/12/2020

    In Person Support/Intervention Sign Ups: 

    Please complete this in person support/intervention survey: https://forms.gle/ThZHggp9T8RxcCxM7

    Two Options: 

     

    In Person Option:

    Description

    Hours

    Intervention Block/Cohort

    Teacher support for  up to 10 students per classroom  academic intervention, social emotional, interpersonal communication, navigate through google classrooms, organization, etc

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    8am - 10am 

    Academic Hub (School Day Block)

    Teacher Support up to 15 students in person while simultaneously supporting other students with Distance Learning (aide for support).  All students will recieve instruction through distance learning. 

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    2-3 hours between 10-2pm 


    Light snack provided 

     

    Course Selection, 2021-22:

    This is a special message to students who have NOT selected their classes for the upcoming school year 21-22.  It is very important that you log into Powerschool and select classes for the upcoming year.  If you need assistance and or guidance,  please email your academic counselors.  For 10th -12th grade, we have many electives still available.  Our 9th grade students typically take 6 foundational core classes which does not allow any room for elective courses. Any courses that don't have more than 25 students registered will be closed, not offered.  We currently have open slots in all music programs, jazz dance classes, psychology, AP Psychology, Advance Art, AP Art, computer science and biotech pathway. All students should be completing their course requests for the 21-22 school year by the end of this week.  

     

    On Monday our counselors will be selecting classes for any student who has not selected their courses. Counselors' choices for your electives may be permanent, so make sure that you log into Powerschool this evening and select all your classes for the 21-22 school year. This is the last request to complete your course requests, please complete by Friday, 4pm.

     

    In addition. All parents need to update your powerschool contact information prior for the 21-22 school year.

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  • From the Princpal's Desk: Re Opening of Schools Bulletin

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 8/9/2020

    August 9, 2020

    Greetings Hercules High School,

    I hope this message finds you all safe, protected, nourished and sanitized. We are one week from the opening of the 2020-21 school year!  Due to  the continued threat from the COVID-19 pandemic,we will be opening the school year 100% online.  All classes will start on August 17th. Students will NOT be allowed on campus or on any school facilities until we are 100% certain that the conditions in the community and schools are safe. 

    Parents it is very important that all your contact information has been updated through your Powerschool account. The contact information on your Powerschool account needs to have the best phone number to directly reach you and an email address that is continuously monitored. All school communication will be through phone and/or email. 

    Powerschool schedules will be activated on Monday, so you will be able to see your child's schedule through your Powerschool account. Each teacher will be sending out invitations to your child’s school email to invite them to join their google classrooms per period.  We will also be posting up weekly assignments on the school website. Weekly phone calls will be going out to the phone number you enter in powerschool.  

    Please continue to visit the high school website and click on the Reopening of schools icon for up to date information on the details pertaining to distance learning bell schedule and daily assignments posted by individual teachers.  

    Distance Learning Tips & Strategies

    1. Create a learning space, set up a quite clutter free area - organized with all tools necessary to complete elearning assignments.
    2. Make a schedule and stick to it, we recommend that you follow the distance learning bell schedule which can be found on the high school website. 
    3. Reduce Distractions: No video games, off social media sites, no personal phone calls, etc.
    4. Scheduling/Calendar:  Mark down deadlines, due dates, set classwork  pacing guides to keep you focussed on all classes
    5. Schedule and/or time your stretch breaks. Get up out of the chair and look away from the screen monitor for 10 minutes every hour. 
    6. Exercise daily for a minimum of 30 minutes per day 
    7. Eat nutritionally sound meals - limit unnecessary snacking
    8. Utilize supplemental instruction such as KHAN Academy, or educational videos, lectures, audio books. 

    Remote Learning Materials:

    1. Headsets with microphone will help minimize audible distractions 
    2. Pencil/Paper: taking notes, problem solving, pre-writing, 
    3. Academic Tools:  ruler, calculator, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, 
    4. 3 ring binder w/ dividers for every class
    5. Wall Calendar/Organizer/Scheduler

    Academic success is not something that you are entitled to, academic success is dependent on your commitment to engage and complete academic work in all of your educational courses that you are enrolled in. 

    Online Registration Process: 

    Parents, please double check your contact information on PowerSchool. It is important that we have accurate phone numbers for each family. It is also beneficial if you add an email address to your account as well. 

     

    Homeroom/Advisory: 

    • Each student will be assigned a teacher for a Homeroom/Advisory period. Attendance will be taken daily through the Homeroom/Advisory period.  This period only lasts 25 minutes per day and is an opportunity for each student to be connected to a staff member. This period also allows opportunities for mini engagement lessons. 

    Student Expectations: 

    Students, it is very important that you connect with each of your teachers throughout every day.   ALL high school students are expected to:

    • Log into courses daily through the digital platform (google/zoom)
    • Complete and submit eLearning lessons and assignments as assigned
    • Communicate with teachers  daily as prescribed by individual teachers
    • Spend a minimum of  2-3 hours per day on coursework for all classes

    Bell Schedule/Student Day: 

    The bell schedule is designed for students to be under the care and direction of the teacher for the duration of the teaching/learning blocks using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning activities. 

    • A final configuration of the bell schedule will be posted on the school website and google classrooms by the end of next week. 

    Week of August 10 - 14th: Material Distribution

     

    • We expect all visitors on campus to wear an appropriate COVID -19 face-covering that  covers both your mouth and nose. Please refrain from physical contact with others, and/or removing the face-covering/mask from the ears or loops while on campus.  This is in addition to the mandatory six feet of physical distancing.  Adherence to these guidelines, along with hand hygiene, are critical in minimizing the spread of the virus due to the nature of its transmission through respiratory droplets and the occurrence of asymptomatic cases. 

    While you are on campus, we expect every person to adhere to PPE and strict social distancing guidelines set forth by the county health services department. 

     

    • Payment of Fines/Return of Textbooks: August 10th & 11th 

     

    • Students will need to bring their school photo ID from 2019-20 school year.
    • Textbook returns will be in the career center
    • Payment of fines - 2nd floor attendance office
    • Material Distribution: August 12th - 14th 

     

     

    • Students will need to bring their school photo ID from 2019-20 school year.
    • Step 1:  Schedule Pick Up - Front of Career Center
    • Step 2:  Textbook/Materials Distribution - Library

    Family Orientation: August 11th @ 6pm.

    The Parent Teacher Organization will be hosting a facebook live forum on August 11th @ 6pm. We plan to share as much information as possible to help you prepare for the reopening of school through distance learning.  Hope to see you on the webinar.  More information will be posted on the PTO facebook page and the school website. 

    Grade Level Google Classrooms

    • Our Associated Student Body and Class Officers will be planning school wide activities, clubs/organization will be developed and all student to student communication wil take place in the grade level google classrooms.
    • College Career/Academic Counselors will also be hosting special sessions to inform students about college readiness, academic counseling, and important school updates. 
      • 9th Grade Google Classroom Code: qd4wbb7
      • 10th Grade Google Classroom Code: c5nai4p
      • 11th Grade Google Classroom Code: fbaem5u
      • 12th Grade Google Classroom Code: nww7sbd

    District Technology Assistance: 

    If you need assistance with technology to support your student’s distance learning, you can email parent@wccusd.net or call (510) 243-3901.

    Wishing you and your family the best of health throughout these times, 

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  • Grade Level Google Classroom Codes

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 8/6/2020

    We invite every student to join a grade specific google classroom. This will be the platform for all student announcements, student activities, ASB functions, clubs/organizations, etc..

    Attention all Hercules High School Seniors, Class of 2021!

    As you all are aware, the beginning of school will be online!  We have created grade level google classrooms as a communication platform for all grade level specific announcements and activities. It is important that we get all seniors to join in. 

    The Google Classroom for your grade is where you will hear schoolwide, grade level announcements from the Student Leadership, the Principal, and the Counselors.

    You can join your class’s Google Classroom right now with your school email (@wccschools.org) and the code below.

     SENIOR, Class of 2021:  nww7sbd

     

    Attention all Hercules High School Juniors, Class of 2022!

    As you all are aware, the beginning of school will be online!  We have created grade level google classrooms as a communication platform for all grade level specific announcements and activities. It is important that we get all Juniors to join in. 

    The Google Classroom for your grade is where you will hear schoolwide, grade level announcements from the Student Leadership, the Principal, and the Counselors.

    You can join your class’s Google Classroom right now with your school email (@wccschools.org) and the code below.

    JUNIOR, Class of 2022:  fbaem5u

     

    Attention all Hercules High School Sophomores, Class of 2023!

    As you all are aware, the beginning of school will be online!  We have created grade level google classrooms as a communication platform for all grade level specific announcements and activities. It is important that we get all Sophomores to join in. 

    The Google Classroom for your grade is where you will hear schoolwide, grade level announcements from the Student Leadership, the Principal, and the Counselors.

    You can join your class’s Google Classroom right now with your school email (@wccschools.org) and the code below.

     

    SOPHOMORE, Class of 2023:  c5nai4p

    Attention all Hercules High School Freshman, Class of 2024!

    As you all are aware, the beginning of school will be online!  We have created grade level google classrooms as a communication platform for all grade level specific announcements and activities. It is important that we get all Freshman to join in. 

    The Google Classroom for your grade is where you will hear schoolwide, grade level announcements from the Student Leadership, the Principal, and the Counselors.

    You can join your class’s Google Classroom right now with your school email (@wccschools.org) and the code below.

    FRESHMEN, Class of 2024:  qd4wbb7

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  • From the Princpal's Desk: Week of August 6

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 8/6/2020

    Greetings Hercules High School,

    The 2020-21 school registration process will all be online.  Please click on the appropriate links and complete ALL forms. It is very important you all parents/guardians go through Powerschool and update all contact information

    • Parent/Guardian phone numbers
    • Parent/Guardian emails
    • Emergency Contact Information 

    Instructions for Parent/Guardian of a Hercules High School Student. 

    Step 1: 

    • New and Returning Families/Parents: Visit wccusd.powerschool.com on your computer, tablet or phone.
    • NOTE: If you have not created an account, you will need the PowerSchool Parent Sign-on Letter from your school, which contains instructions with Access ID and Password for your student. You will also need a valid email address, which we can also help you set up. You can also email pshelpdesk@wccusd.net. 

     

    Instructions for Parent/Guardian (English): 

    Instructions for Parent/Guardian (Spanish): 

    Step 2: Review & Update student information 

    Step 3: Complete annual school forms

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  • Class of 2020 - Graduation Upate

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 5/24/2020

    Attention Seniors,

    On Wednesday May 27th and Thursday May 28th, each graduating senior along with their direct household family (3 family members plus 1 graduate) will be scheduled for a 3-5 minute block of time for individual filming/photo sessions.  Please refer to the documents that are posted on the school website for your scheduled time. We will have several checkpoints along the path monitored by Hercules Police Department and Campus Security Officers.  Please plan appropriately and accordingly. 

    All seniors must enter campus through the middle brown gate leading to the faculty parking lot. Each family entrance and exit will be spaced out so not to allow interaction with other family members. Once through the gate, you will proceed through the service road behind the portables and drive towards the baseball field.  You will then proceed around the baseball field to the yellow gates leading to the Junior Parking Lot.  At that point, all vehicles will be directed to pull forward adjacent to the football ticket booth area.  Once each vehicle is parked, the graduate will exit the vehicle and walk down the sidewalk towards the presentation  area.

    Seniors must wear their cap and gown with all additional graduation regalia for this appointment. Each grad will be filmed walking up to a podium/presentation area,  have their name announced, and receive their diploma cover.  In addition, there will be a photographer to capture their graduation photo.  All video clips will be edited to create one video production of all graduates.  The final video production of the graduation ceremony will keep with the original graduation date of June 6th, at 6pm and will be made available through various social media sites.  This production will be accessible through various social media sites for all interested individuals to view  in the privacy of their own homes.

    Professional photos and graduation video will be up for sale after the event has been published. 

     

    Vehicle Requirements:

    • All vehicles must be fully enclosed, kept within six feet apart from other vehicles and all occupants need to be from the same household.  For clarity, an enclosed vehicle does not include a motorcycle, convertible with top open, a vehicle with no doors, or a bicycle. 
    • If any of the vehicle windows are open, all occupants must wear face masks. 
    • Occupants of vehicles may not interact with occupants of other vehicles. 
    • No more than 5 individuals per vehicle. 

    If your graduate has not signed up for the google classroom, please get in touch with your class officers, or you can email me directly.

    Once the graduation by appointment is completed we will be sending out information about locker clean out and textbook returns. It is important to remember that seniors' last day of classes is May 29th and all seniors are expected to meet all district graduation requirements to receive their official high school diploma, which will be available through the main office after June 22nd. 

    Update information will be posted on the school website, Hercules High School facebook and through voicemail.  Make sure your phone number is the correct phone number on PowerSchool.

    Thank You & Congratulations to the Class of 2020

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