WELCOME BACK HATTERS!

AUGUST 2021 FAMILY NEWSLETTER (Summer Edition)

I hope you are having a great summer thus far! The summer is quickly slipping away and we are approaching the start of a brand new school year. After the imperfect educational setting over the last year and a half, we are excited about the start of the 2021-2022 academic year and the strides we will make as a community of learners. This communication is meant to provide important information for you and your child prior to the start of the school year. Please take a moment to read this newsletter in its entirety.

-D. Williams
Principal

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THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

BUILDING PRINCIPAL

  • Mr. Dennis M. Williams, Jr.


HOUSE PRINCIPALS

  • 9th Grade – Mr. John Zuk
  • 10th Grade – Mrs. Sarah Berman
  • 11th Grade – Mr. Ralph Rapino
  • 12th Grade – Mrs. Angela Whelan

ATHLETICS/EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Mr. Lou James

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE HHHS FAMILY

We are excited to introduce the newest members of the Hatboro-Horsham High School team.

Sarah Berman - Assistant Principal

James Leddy - Science Department
Lauren Cofone - Transition Programming

Victoria Szysko - Autistic Support
Mary Joyce - Life Skills
Peta-Gaye Woodlin - English Language Learner Programming

STUDENT SCHEDULES

A copy of your child’s tentative schedule for this academic year will be available online in PowerSchool using your student and/or parent access prior to the first day of school. We do anticipate that schedules will be available online on August 25, 2021. Your guidance counselor will be available via phone and/or email should you have questions. Counselor phone numbers can be found at the bottom of your schedule or on the Guidance Department page of the high school website. Please remember that requests for course selection changes will not be honored at this time since the deadline for changes was in April 2021. We are also unable to accommodate changes in lunch periods.


If you are new to the district, you received parent/student PowerSchool access information when you registered at the district administration building. You can also contact Mrs. Deann Andrewlevich via email at DAndrewl@hhsd.org and she will be happy to provide you with the necessary access information.


Please refer to your child’s schedule for their first-period location. Daily announcements and attendance will take place at the end of the first period.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION & TOURS

Wednesday, August 31, 2021, beginning at 6:30 PM, we invite all interested parents/guardians of new students to our Family Orientation Program. This evening program is specifically designed so that our new parents and guardians can learn about the expectations, opportunities, and possibilities at Hatboro-Horsham High School.


Additionally, our optional 'NEW STUDENT WALKAROUND’ affords both students and parents the opportunity to walk the building on a guided tour of our high school led by our student ambassadors. This will allow all new students to become familiar with hallways, visit the classrooms in which they are scheduled, the cafeteria, the gymnasium, the third floor, etc. These events take place on September 2nd & September 3rd. The HHHS Link Crew Student Leaders will be present to assist parents and students with directions and answer any questions that may arise during the tour. Please select whichever date fits your schedule. You can attend more than one day if you feel the need to do so. There is no need to RSVP.

NEW STUDENT & PARENT/GUARDIAN ORIENTATION

Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 6:30-7:30pm

899 Horsham Road

Horsham, PA

NEW STUDENT WALKAROUND TOURS

Thursday, Sep. 2nd, 5:30-8pm

899 Horsham Road

Horsham, PA

NEW STUDENT WALKAROUND TOURS

Friday, Sep. 3rd, 9-11:30am

899 Horsham Road

Horsham, PA

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The first day of school will be Thursday, September 9, 2021. The school day will begin at 7:30 AM for our freshmen class. All students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will begin class at 11:30 AM. The 2021-2022 bus schedules will be made available on the district website in the last week of August.


On the first day of school, our buses will be running two schedules that day, one in the morning for freshmen only and another run later in the morning for upperclassmen. All 9th-grade students should be at their bus stop by the time listed for their bus route. All students in grades 10, 11, and 12 need to be at their bus stop location no later than 10:45 AM.


After arrival, the balance of the day will run on an adjusted schedule with shortened classes. There will be a lunch period for 9th-grade students ONLY immediately following the morning orientation activities. There will not be a lunch period for students in grades 10-12 due to their late arrival so please plan accordingly.

The HHHS FAMILY HANDBOOK will be available online and will go ‘live’ on August 30. Included in the handbook is information about the high school rules, regulations, academics, and extracurricular clubs/activities. This important resource also includes information specific to attendance, grading practices, behavioral code of conduct, graduation requirements, special services and supports, and a section entitled 'What's New' at HHHS for this year.

HHHS FAMILY HANDBOOK - available August 30th

The handbook will be updated electrioncally

HHHS BELL SCHEDULE

The school district start and end times were adjusted this year for all buildings. As a result, the high school has changed the bell schedule. You will notice that classes are still 75-minutes long for instructional periods. This year, homeroom will occur after the first period of the day. Click on the button below to see the new schedule.

CLASS FEES

You can now pay the class activity fee electronically through the CheddarUp payment site below. You can cut and paste the link associated with your child's class fee. Class fees provide students discounts on all athletic events (non-playoff games/tournaments), discounts on school dances, class t-shirts, etc.


Class of 2025 (9th grade) - $30.00 activity fee

  • my.cheddarup.com/c/class-of-2025-student-activity-fee

Class of 2024 (10th grade) - $40.00 activity fee
  • my.cheddarup.com/c/class-of-2024-student-activity-fees

Class of 2023 (11th grade) - $50.00 activity fee
  • my.cheddarup.com/c/class-of-2023-student-activity-fees

Class of 2022 (12th grade) - $75.00 activity fee
  • my.cheddarup.com/c/class-of-2022-student-activity-fees


*If you are paying by check, you can bring those fees to the main office in an envelope with your child’s full name and grade*

LAPTOP PICKUP

If you have a ninth-grader or new student to the high school that has not received their high school laptop, there will be laptop pick-up days on August 24th, 25th & 26th. Families can sign up for dates and times using this link - https://forms.office.com/r/0W3Cj51VwE

A.M. MORNING DROP OFF

Check out the video below, which serves as a reminder of the morning drop-off procedures for those families driving their child(ren) to school this year.
2019 Parking procedures for HHHS

STUDENT PARKING SPOTS

The student parking registration window opens officially on August 17, 2021.

*We will be undertaking an athletic renovation project in the rear of the building and some parking spots will be off-limits through the beginning of October. As a result, we are only able to release approximately 270 parking spots. So students who do not actually have a vehicle will be moved to the second tier of approval. Additional parking spots will open in October 2021.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Wednesday, Sep. 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm

899 Horsham Road

Horsham, PA

FALL SPORTS

Interested in playing a fall sport? Check out our sports registration information at this link:

https://pa50000097.schoolwires.net/Page/528


If you have any questions, please call 215-420-5520 or email Mr. James at LJames@hhsd.org.