HNGA Newsletter


Spring Updates

Parents and Guardians, as we spring towards the end of the school year, we hope that you and your student are enjoying the warming weather and looking forward to summer. However, there is still work to be done before it's all "fun in the sun".

Freshmen are required to earn at least 5 credits to go to Habersham Central next school year. At this point, all students should be on track to earn all 8 of their credits this school year, including a credit in each core content area (math, history, science, and English).

If your student is struggling in a class, please reach out to the teacher. Our teachers will happily provide morning or afternoon tutoring, by appointment, if a student needs additional help.

The third quarter of the school year will end on March 12, and report cards will be distributed at school on March 23.

PowerSchool for parents and guardians is a great way for you to keep daily track of your student's grades, attendance, and missing assignments. If you need access to your student's PowerSchool, please email Mrs. Janet Patton for that information at

If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out to us. We truly do value your feedback.


The mission of the Habersham County School System is “Success for ALL students”. In keeping with our mission, the Habersham County School System does not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind by students or staff. All students deserve respect and have a right to a safe learning environment regardless of their race, religion, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation. Comments or actions which are discriminatory, racist, or otherwise degrading towards others are strictly prohibited in all Habersham County Schools and at all school sponsored events.

Any person who believes they have experienced racism or discrimination should report such actions or behaviors to a teacher, counselor or administrator. Every situation reported will be investigated and appropriate action taken.

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Math Week

Next week we will be celebrating Pi Week. Students and teachers will have a chance to earn House points each day and celebrate all things math.

On Monday, March 15, we will kick off the week of numbers by wearing something with a number on it.

Since Tuesday is the 16th and that is a perfect square, find a friend and dress as twins.

Wednesday, we will celebrate the Golden Ratio along with those little leprechauns running about, so wear something gold.

Thursday, we will celebrate all things nerdy, so dress nerdy or with crazy hair.

Friday we will finish the Pi Week celebration by dressing as Pi-rates and having a House competition on who can recite the most digits of Pi. So start memorizing now!

We will also be participating in the Mu Alpha Theta Math Tournament this year on March 16th. Anyone who has already completed Algebra 1 or Geometry and would like to compete should contact their 1st semester math teacher by March 11.

Dress Code

Parents and Guardians, we need your help enforcing our school dress code. As the weather is warming up, students must continue to meet the dress code each day.

A few issues that we have observed have been shorts, skirts, and dresses not meeting the length requirement. According to the dress code all shorts (male and female), skirts, and dresses can be no shorter than three inches above the knee. In addition, there should be no holes in pants higher than three inches above the knee. Please take time to read the dress code that is linked below in its entirety.

Students not adhering to the dress code will be asked to change clothes if they have another option with them, or a parent will be contacted to bring a change of clothes to the school. Thank you in advance for your support as we endeavor to create a wholesome environment focused on student learning.

A.P. Exam, End of Course Test & Final Exams

Students who are enrolled in A.P. Human Geography will take the A.P. exam on May 4. Students must earn a 3 or higher in order to receive college credit for this course. If you have questions regarding the A.P. exam or study resources, please contact Mrs. Pam Broome @

Students in year-long Algebra 1 will take the Georgia Milestones End of Course test (EOC) on May 6. Because the EOC is a state-mandated exam, virtual students enrolled in year-long Algebra 1 will be scheduled for a time to take the EOC on campus. As the test dates approach, we will communicate with these students and parents with additional information.

All other semester-long courses will have a final exam prior to the end of the school year. The EOC or the final exam will count 0.01% of student's final grade in each course. Virtual students will not be required to come to campus for the final exam.

Students should ask their teacher should they have any questions!

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Rising 10th Grader Parent Night

Habersham Central will be hosting a Parent Night for Rising Sophomores on April 20. More information about this event will be forthcoming. If you have questions regarding your student’s 10th grade year, please email the following HCHS staff members:

Mrs. Brent Tuck, Asst. Principal of Curriculum and Instruction –

Mr. Dan Keef, 10th Grade Counselor -

Mrs. Dora Lucas, Dual Enrollment Coordinator -

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