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Join the New HCHS Book Club

If you enjoy books or are just looking for something to do, come join us! 

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                                                  VOTE!!!

Students, the link for the 2020 Presidential Mock Election is now live!  This link will remain open until noon on Halloween, Saturday, Oct 31st.   Please take a moment to exercise your vote!   Results will be analyzed and shared prior to the real election on Tuesday, November 3rd.

                                                               HCHS 2020 Mock Election


                                  Attention!!!
 Please note these upcoming changes to the calendar! 



In order to keep Team H and Team C students as balanced in attending school as possible and to accommodate the PSAT 10/NMSQT test at the High School on Thursday, October 29th, the middle school and high school are adjusting their calendars. 


Team C students will attend school on Wednesday, October 28th and Friday, October 30th.  No regular classes for Team C students (or team H) will be held on Thursday, October 29th to allow the 10th and 11th grade students to take the PSAT 10 and the NMSQT on that day.  There are no changes for Team H students that week.  


There will be another schedule change the week of Thanksgiving. Team H students will come to school only on Monday, November 23rd. Team C students will come to school only on Tuesday, November 24th. 


To summarize........... 

The week of October 26:

Team C students will come to school for classes on Wednesday, October 28th and Friday October 30th. No regular classes will be held on Thursday, October 29 - The High School is administering the PSAT 10/NMSQT test to 10th and 11th graders only on this day.

The week of Thanksgiving:

Team H will come to school on Monday, November 23

Team C will come to school on Tuesday, November 24


PSAT TESTING INFORMATION
Attention HCHS 9th, 10 and 11th graders, 


As a means to better prepare our younger students for the SAT in the spring of their 11th grade year, all Harper Creek 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will take a form of the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). The PSAT/NMSQT will also provide the district with meaningful data relative to increasing student success in all classes and on the SAT. Additionally, the NMSQT also qualifies students for the National Merit Scholarship Program - a national one-time and renewable scholarship program sponsored by colleges/universities, business and industry. Students must take the PSAT to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

  • The PSAT/NMSQT will take place for all 10th and 11th grade students on Thursday, October 29thth from 7:45 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.  

All HCHS students - both Hybrid and Virtual students - are expected to test. There will be no classes, only the PSAT tests on these days.

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle, calculator, and two #2 pencils.  


Cell phones and all electronic devices are not allowed during testing. Students should leave them in their lockers or cars. 


Students will receive breakfast and snacks. Grab and go lunches will be provided after the test. 


Students will be excused from school once testing is completed.  


Transportation


Transportation within the district will be provided along traditional morning Bus routes. 


Transportation home will also follow traditional afternoon routes within the district.  Transportation will be provided once testing is completed and bussing is available at approximately 11:00 a.m. 


Self-transport is encouraged.  Students unable to self-transport will be able to stay in the building until the Bus transportation arrives.  



Dual-enrolled students and students attending either the Math & Science Center or the Calhoun Area Career Center are excused from their morning Center/College sessions and expected to test at Harper Creek on the scheduled day and time.


School begins at 7:45 a.m. Please make every effort to ensure that your student is well-rested and here on time.  


We all want our students’ testing  experience to be as relaxed and stress-free as possible. Your positive outlook and supportive manner going into these assessments also will influence your child’s experience. 


Remember, testing is a part of learning. State assessment results do not impact student grades. They are designed to provide information on student knowledge and ability to be career- and college-ready upon graduation. Schools and districts use the results for curriculum planning and school improvement initiatives that benefit all students. 


                     

                     HCHS Virtual Learning Expectations 

Learning does not stop when you are not in the building!  The school day times, from 7:45 am to 2:50 pm, should still be dedicated to learning when you are not present in school. This is especially true this year as all students are spending all or part of their time with virtual learning.   

Each weekday that students are not at school, they should:

  • Check their HCHS Outlook email accounts – morning and afternoon
  • Log onto their Google and/or Schoology classrooms to check for assignments
  • Complete assigned Check
  • Respond to communications (emails, texts, classroom posts) from teachers

Additionally, students may have the opportunity on Wednesdays to:

  • Meet with their teachers (in a virtual meeting or in-person) for additional instruction
  • Join a virtual meeting for interventions, discussion or help

100% virtual students are expected to do the following each school day as well:  

  • Check their HCHS Outlook email accounts – morning and afternoon
  • Log onto their Google and/or Schoology classrooms to check for assignments
  • Check with their Michigan Virtual or Graduation Alliance Classrooms (if enrolled)
  • Attend scheduled virtual meetings for instruction
  • Join optional virtual meeting(s) for interventions, discussion or help
  • Respond to communications (emails, texts, classroom posts) from HCHS teachers

Teacher work days are from 7:45 am to 3:05 pm. Virtual assignments can be submitted at any time within assigned deadlines, but please realize teacher availability and responses should not be expected outside the scheduled work day. Please allow time for a response/feedback from the teacher during the scheduled work day or the following day. 

Teaching and learning has never been more challenging for this generation of teachers and learners.  We appreciate the efforts you are making, and will continuously assess our programming to improve and support our students, our families, and our staff.  Thank you! 




HCHS Fall 2020 4 Block

Students should not arrive to HCHS prior to 7:00 am and must be picked up before 3:15 p.m.             Drop off and pick-up is best at the front circle drive.