Dear Students and Families,
Welcome back! School starts tomorrow and we want to ensure that you have all of the most important information at your fingertips as we begin. Below you will find information about the first day of school, student schedules, Google Meet expectations, Canvas, Family File, text book distribution, and HCPSS Connect. We have also included links to our welcome letter and virtual orientation. I would save these items and refer back to them as they are a wealth of information and will support you throughout the year. It is going to be a great school year!
School starts for ALL students on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00am. Due to the fact that school starts on Tuesday, all students will start on Tuesday, September 8th in PERIOD 1 at 9:00am. Please use the meeting code sent by your PERIOD 1 teacher through Canvas. Courses were made available in Canvas on Saturday, September 5. We will be running a slightly altered schedule on Tuesday. All students will remain in their second period class for a special BearTime.
If you haven’t already read our Hammond HS Welcome please read it today. It contains everything you need to know about staying connected, receiving information, communicating with school, and accessing resources. You may want to print this document and place it with important school information or post it somewhere visible at home.
The Semester 1 Orientation introduces or reminds our community of the many resources and people that we have available to support you and your student. When you have a few minutes, click through all of the slides and hear the many supports that we are providing. Also, there is a link for how to chat with the main office (administrators) and student services (counselors, psychologist, PPW). There are also 1 minute videos introducing over 100 of our staff members, so you can pick and choose which staff introductions you would like to hear.
You might want to print a copy of the daily class schedule and Google meet expectations and attach it to the student's work space at home. Please review school expectations with your child:
HCPSS Google Meet Expectations for Students and Parents provides a clear overview to help make the virtual school environment accessible and positive for everyone.
Parents and guardians are also asked to review the HCPSS Student and Parent Handbook which includes the Code of Conduct.
Wednesday, September 16, 8:00am-3:00pm
We will be distributing textbooks to students on Wednesday, September 16. More information will be provided next week. If you still have textbooks to return from last year, we will have a cart set up by the gym entrance of the school this week, Tuesday - Friday from 8:00am-2:00pm. Please place the items in a bag labeled with your student’s name and drop them off. Thank you.
Instructions and Guides available on HCPSS Connect