Principal's Updates

  • 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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  • Class of 2020, Graduation Update

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 5/21/2020

    May 19, 2020

    To the Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2020

    The last 9 weeks have definitely been a challenge with the unfortunate cancelling of all social gatherings. It is a loss that we will never truly be able to reclaim. I empathize with all of your family members on losing out the opportunity to enjoy the best of springtime senior memories. With that said, we do have an update on what the county will allow for graduation ceremonies. It is with great excitement and jubilation that I announce our graduation by appointment and the production of a graduation video that we hope to be published by June 6, 2020.

     

    On Wednesday May 27th and Thursday May 28th, each graduating senior along with their direct household family (3 plus 1, total of 4) will be scheduled for a 3-5 minute block of time for individual filming/photo sessions. Seniors will need to report to the Titan Field, adjacent to the Field House at their specified time. Seniors should wear their cap and gown 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.  Each family entrance and exit will be spaced out to not allow interaction with other family members.  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 allow family, friends, graduates, across the world to share the moment through social media outlets in the privacy of their own homes while we all adhere to county social distancing guidelines.

     

    Dates/Times/Appointments: 

    • May  27th   & 28th:  Pre-Recording of Hercules High School Graduation Ceremony at scheduled times ONLY. Vehicles will enter through the middle brown gate, adjacent to the administrative building. Drive up towards the staff parking lot, take a right on the back service road towards the softball/baseball fields. Each vehicle will then take a right towards the Junior Parking lot and turn towards the Field house.  Each car will park. The county will only allow the graduate to exit the car, all other family members must stay in their vehicles. A presentation table will be set up on the sidewalk outside of the field.  
    • County guidelines will only allow the student to exit the vehicle, no other family members will be allowed to exit their vehicles.  We will have professional photographers present to capture the moment and will make them available to you. 

     

     Vehicle Instructions: 

    In accordance with county health guidelines and WCCUSD guidelines, we can only have ONE senior per vehicle.   PLEASE do NOT leave or get out of your car at any time during this time period. All individuals must have face masks on. All students must present their current school ID to receive their cap and gown.  

    Front Windshield: 

    • Print your FIRST and LAST NAME on an 8.5” x 11” Sheet of Paper and hold it up to your car window as this will make it easy for us to find your order

     

    Diploma Pick Up  

    • Dates and Procedures to be determined
    • We anticipate diplomas being available for pick up after June 22

     

    Additional Photo/10 sec Video Clips

    All seniors have been invited to join a google classroom. The files within the google classroom contain a graduation ceremony google slide show that students can upload their photos and videos. Each student may have two slides - one 10 sec video clip and one slide with grad portrait(s).  

    Video Criteria: 10 seconds of grad memory, profile, celebration, tossing of cap,  imagery, appropriate, dignified, scholarly, respectable. 

     

    Photo Criteria: Full Cap and Gown Grad Photo by yourself or with your family. This must be completed by May 22nd. You can upload the images to the google slide or send directly to our professional videographer, Mark Lampkin (melampkin@gmail.com).   Reference Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony in all correspondence.  

    Dress/Attire Requirements: 

    Caps and gowns must be worn to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Gowns must be zipped closed and remain on at all times.   Caps are to be worn on the top of the head, with the short point directed between the eyebrows.  Tassels are to be worn over the RIGHT eye. 

     

    Students who miss their appointment or unable to attend: 

    • If a student does not attend their scheduled appointment, and is not filmed in their cap and gown, we will not be able to provide a picture and will not be able to film their announcement to be included in the ceremony. Instead, we will use their Senior picture from the yearbook with a voiceover of their name to make sure to include every student in the Presentation of Students portion of the ceremony.
    • If a student is unable to make the physical appointment, they may submit a photo or video to the producer, so they can be added to the final production.  Video clips and or photos would be sent to melampkin@gmail.com prior to May 23rd. 

    Thank You & Congratulations to the Class of 2020

     

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  • From the Princpal's Desk: Week of May 10

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 5/10/2020

    Mother’s Day Weekend! What a special opportunity to share a loving message to all the wonderful mothers we have in our community. Thank you “mom’s” for the countless support and encouragement that you provide to your son and or daughter. We appreciate the “mom’s” throughout the Hercules community who are not only mom’s of their own children  but mom’s to other children within their community! Together we raise our kids, together we support them in their academic endeavors, together we are proud of their achievements, together we appreciate each other and for that we are thankful for the many mom’s within the Titan community! Happy Mother’s Day.

    We are in the 5th week of the 4th quarter and all students should have completed assignments in each of their assigned courses through a digital platform utilized by individual teachers. Please continue to visit the high school website and click on the distance learning icon for the latest updates from each teacher.  Distance learning assignments will be posted daily to the schools website by 8:20am. https://www.wccusd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=542&ModuleInstanceID=8857&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=67868&PageID=2029

    Academic Conversation of the week:  What is the purpose of education, what is the purpose of learning? Why should you engage in continuous learning? What should be the motivating factor for you to do quality work? Is it the grade you earn, or  the knowledge you gain that is the driving force?

    All students must earn a C or higher in each of their courses. Any student who earns less than a C- minus, will need to re take that course in the summer or the following school year. The district is developing plans for summer school, all details will need to coincide with state and county health guidelines. More information will be provided to you in the upcoming weeks. 

    Seniors: You are in the final stretch, don't lose focus! Cap and Gown distribution is May 14th and Seniors last day of classes is May 29th. We are working on finalizing plans for graduation and will share details with you as soon as plans are approved by district and county officials.   https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

    AP Exams start this week, best of luck to all of our students who are taking part of the college board 45 minute web based free response exams. More information is available on our school website. https://www.compassprep.com/2020-ap-exams-at-home/

    All students on Edgenuity, need to complete all the courses they are enrolled in.  If you need additional courses, you will need to request through your counselor. 

    9th grade : Ms. Krier’s Algebra and Geometry classes are now on Edgenuity - please check the daily assignment sheets for more information.

    2020 yearbooks are on sale for $90. Please check the school website to order your yearbook today.  https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

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

    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. 

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




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  • From The Principal's Desk: Week of May 3rd

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 5/3/2020

    Greetings Hercules High School,

    I hope this message finds you all safe, protected, nourished and sanitized. We are in the 4th  week of the 4th quarter and all students should have completed assignments in each of their assigned courses through a digital platform selected by their teacher. Please continue to visit the high school website and click on the distance learning icon for all details pertaining to distance learning bell schedule and daily assignments posted by individual teachers.  Each day’s assignments will be posted to the website by 8:30am. https://www.wccusd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=542&ModuleInstanceID=8857&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=67868&PageID=2029

    Academic Conversation of the week:  Elearning & Self Regulated Learners.   Elearning takes place through the most favorite medium of education, technology. Students are not bound by traditional classroom settings with notes and instructions in a physical environment. Students are unbound by restraints of time and place of learning.  Students have immediate 24/7 access to research, literature, and  tutorial videos. E Learning has unleashed the power of educational technology.  In order to take advantage of E Learning, each student must become self regulated learners. Self regulated learners are  focussed, motivated and active participants in their learning. Self regulated learners are also organized, disciplined and structured.

    This week marks the middle of the 4th quarter.  Parents, please check PowerSchool to determine each student's quarter 4 progress. Students, it is very important that you continue to work hard throughout the remainder of the school year, so you can earn a 70% or higher in each of your courses.  All students must earn a C or higher in each of their courses. Any student who earns less than a C- minus, will need to re take that course in the summer or the following school year. 

    The district is developing plans for summer school, all details will need to coincide with state and county health guidelines. Information will be provided at a later date. 

    Seniors: You are in the final stretch, don't lose focus! Please be aware of the credits needed to earn a high school diploma, all WCCUSD requirements need to be satisfied prior to May 29th.  All senior activities are pending state and county social distancing guidelines.  https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

    All students on Edgenuity, need to complete all the courses they are enrolled in.  If you need additional courses, you will need to request through your counselor. 

    9th grade : Ms. Krier’s Algebra and Geometry classes are now on Edgenuity - please check the daily assignment sheets for more information.

    2020 yearbooks are on sale for $90. Please check the school website to order your yearbook today.  https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

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

    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. 

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



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  • Class of 2020 - Updates, May 1

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 5/1/2020

    Greetings Class of 2020,

    Yes, It is still your senior year, and we will make it through this pandemic and we will celebrate your achievements and we will acknowledge your successful transition into work, career, and/or higher education.

    As you are aware, we remain in a shelter in place and under strict social distancing guidelines set by the state and the county.  All senior activities are pending the decision of the state and county health officials.  The extent of our celebration will have to comply within set guidelines and be approved by the district office.  We have to be creative and we need each student’s creativity to shine!

    Congratulations to all seniors who have been accepted into UC/CSU  or any other higher education institution for the fall of 2020!  If you are enrolled in an AP course, you can get the latest updates through the College Board website. A big congratulations to Kayla Balabanis as the class of 2020 Valedictorian and Jocelyn Yen for earning the class of 2020 Salutatorian. 

    We have set up a google classroom for the class of 2020.  If you have not received the class code, you can email me or email one of your senior class officers.  There are many things we are trying to virtually plan and we need your help. Google classroom platform is how we will collect all of your photos and videos.  Google Class Code: g73m5pk 

    Graduation: We are still planning to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2020.  The traditional graduation ceremony will not occur, unless the state and county health officials approve mass gatherings. At this time, the district has approved a virtual graduation ceremony.  There is a google slide document for each senior to upload a 10 second grad video and a graduation portrait of themselves. This will allow us to create a grad video from all the slides and photos. 

    Decision Day:  We want to hear and see where you intend to go to school, whether it is a state, UC, private, out of state, military or vocational - we want to share your excitement.  There is a google slide document for you to post a 10 second video and college bound portrait.  We will again have this slide deck produced into a video production. 

    Cap and Gowns:  We plan to have cap and gown distribution on May 14 from 11am - 1pm.  We must comply with local and county safety guidelines so we need to have 1 senior per vehicle when you come to pick up your cap and gown.  Drive through pick up stations will be set up in the senior parking lot at the clock tower turnaround.  More scheduling information will be sent out. https://www.jostens.com/

    The City of Hercules and ABC 7 are wanting to acknowledge our seniors.  We have created a separate google slide document for you to upload photos for the city of Hercules and ABC 7 - These slide decs should be photos only.

    18X 24 Class of 2020, graduation yard signs are available on our school website for purchase.  We have negotiated a price of $10.00 per sign, all orders must be placed by May 3rd.   Distribution of the grad yard signs will be the same day as cap and gown distribution. https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

    Official transcripts can be ordered online through the school website, the form is live and a set of three transcripts will be available for ony $5. 00  https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

    We hope that all of you are safe, healthy, nourished and sanitized, more information will be announced as news develops. Stay Safe, stay strong, and have a great evening



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  • From the Principal's Desk: Week of April 26

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 4/26/2020

    Greetings Hercules High School,

    I hope this message finds you all safe, protected, nourished and sanitized. We are in the 3rd week of the 4th quarter and all students should have completed assignments in each of their assigned courses through a digital platform selected by their teacher. Please continue to visit the high school website and click on the distance learning icon for all details pertaining to distance learning bell schedule and daily assignments posted by individual teachers.  Each day’s assignments will be posted to the website by 8:30am. https://www.wccusd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=542&ModuleInstanceID=8857&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=67868&PageID=2029

    Academic Conversation of the week: Academic research shows that being a self regulated learner is associated with better academic performance.  Self regulated learners are focussed, motivated and active participants in their learning. Parents, please support, assist and mentor your child so they can become self regulated learners who demonstrate repeated academic behaviors throughout each school day.  Academic success is not something they are entitled to, academic success is something  they achieve through hard work and determination. 

    Attendance will be taken on PowerSchool.  Please make sure that you check in with each of your teachers through google classroom, email, or attendance in live classroom sessions.  

    2020 yearbooks are on sale for $90. Please check the school website to order your yearbook today.  https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

    9th grade : Ms. Krier’s Algebra and Geometry classes are now on Edgenuity - please check the daily assignment sheets for more information.

    Seniors: You are in the final stretch, don't lose focus! Please be aware of the credits needed to earn a high school diploma, all WCCUSD requirements need to be satisfied prior to May 25th. If you feel that you are behind credits, please reach out to your academic counselors.  All senior activities are pending state and county social distancing guidelines.  https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

    All students on Edgenuity, need to complete all the courses they are enrolled in.  If you need additional courses, you will need to request through your counselor. 

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

    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. 

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

     

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  • Class of 2020 - Special Announcment, April 24

    Posted by Paul Mansingh on 4/24/2020

    Greetings Class of 2020,

    Yes, It is still your senior year, and we will make it through this pandemic and we will celebrate your achievements and we will acknowledge your successful transition into work, career, and/or higher education.

    Congratulations to all seniors who have been accepted into UC/CSU  or any other higher education institution for the fall of 2020!  Your hard work has paid off!

    If you plan to take the AP exam, you can get the latest updates through the College Board website.

    As you are aware, we remain in a shelter in place and under strict social distancing guidelines set by the state and the county.  All senior activities are pending the decision of the state and county health officials.  The extent of our celebration will have to comply within set guidelines and be approved by the district office. 

    Graduation: We are still planning to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2020.  The traditional graduation ceremony will not occur, unless the state and county health officials approve mass gatherings. The district has approved a virtual graduation ceremony, what that looks like will take some planning.  I will be meeting with senior class officers and be looking into professional companies that can help put on a virtual graduation to remember.  If you have ideas on how we can make this happen, please send me an email.

    Prom: We have moved prom to May 30th. We reserved the San Francisco City Club for this event.  Currently that venue is closed, but we remain hopeful.  If we do not have prom this spring, we will make some arrangements to have a prom at a later date, even our graduating seniors are welcomed back to prom, spring of 2021.   If we are not allowed to hold a prom, refunds will be returned after that date to the mailing address we have on record.

    Cap and gowns can still be ordered through Jostens.com.  We will coordinate a cap and gown distribution on May 14th from 11am - 1pm.  We will send out more information pertaining to how we follow social distancing guidelines while we distribute cap and gowns, drive through style.  https://www.jostens.com/

    18X 24 Class of 2020, graduation yard signs are available on our school website for purchase.  We have negotiated a price of $10.00 per sign, all orders must be placed by May 3rd.   Distribution of the grad yard signs will be the same day as cap and gown distribution. https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

    Official transcripts can be ordered online through the school website, the form is live and a set of three transcripts will be available for only $5. 00  https://hhs.myschoolcentral.com/

    We hope that all of you are safe, healthy, nourished and sanitized, more information will be announced as news develops. Stay Safe, stay strong, and have a great evening

     

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