This is a copy of an email that was sent to all HWRHS families on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
We are one week from the official opening of school. The signs are already starting to appear as student-athletes begin their seasons, training is about to occur for student mentors and the 9th grade iPad pilot is underway!
As you know, the student preliminary course lists were mailed home. I realize there has been a lot of angst about the opening of the Parent Portal, but it is imperative to me that our schedule components are in the best shape possible. We have spent many hours this summer trying to rebuild certain parts of the master schedule and continue to work with guidance counselors to clean up some residual issues. I plan to have the student schedules available on the Parent Portal on Friday, August 23, 2013.
Communication is clearly an area that I want to improve. To that end, I have started a school blog which will keep you in the loop of all that is happening at HWRHS. It basically chronicles my travels throughout the school and attendance at extra curricular events. I will even post articles of interest for us to reflect upon. There will be links to other school and district websites and a calendar that outlines all that is planned or scheduled throughout the school year. Here is the address to the site: https://hwgenerals.wordpress.com/
A second tool that I use extensively is Twitter. I will send links of interest, short communications and information that may be of value to parents and students. Follow me:@etracyhwhs or check out the Twitter page: https://twitter.com/etracyhwhs
We have also opened a new district website. It is currently being updated and changed to house all of the data useful to our school community.
Other information you may find useful:
School begins promptly at 7:40 AM
The first day for freshmen is August 27, 2013. All freshmen will be photographed for ID purposes. The first day for everyone else will be August 28, 2013. On August 29, 2013 all students will be photographed for student IDs and picture packages.
There is no school on Friday August 30, 2013 and September 2, 2013
ORIENTATION FOR PARENTS OF GRADE 9 STUDENTS:
Parents of grade 9 – August 27 @ 7:00 PM; October @ 7:00 PM
Parents of grade 9, 10, 11, 12th grade students – September 11, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
1st quarter …. 8/27/13 – 11/1/13
2nd quarter ….11/4/13 – 1/24/14
3rd quarter …. 1/27/14 – 4/4/14
4th quarter …. 4/7/14 – 6/17/14 (if no snow days)
This link will take you to a working document of important dates. Please remember that it issubject to change: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R4FrF7zp4U4wPEr9AOGdrdBObFSw5xYwGW8wRd-MAzA/edit