HP Parent Newsletter

August 2022

Let's gear up for the 2022-2023 school year!

Our student's first day of instruction is on August 8th, and we are excited to welcome our new and returning students back from a well-deserved summer break! All important dates and reminders can be found in this newsletter.


The mission of South Texas ISD Health Professions is to provide students with rigorous academic instruction and advanced technical skills that will allow for their successful transition into allied health careers and/or post-secondary education.


The vision of South Texas ISD Health Professions is to engage students in a focused, challenging curriculum within a small, caring community of learners.

Visit our website for important updates and information

HP Pep Rally!

Health Professions will be hosting grade level pep rallies on August 25th and 26th. We are excited to see our students show their school spirit!
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Student Registration (Mandatory)

Thank you to all parents and students that came out to our Meet the Teacher!

If you still have not registered your child, please send your signed packet on the first day of school. Registration packets can be turned in at the front office.

Link to the forms can be found here: Registration Forms - South Texas ISD Health Professions (stisd.net)

Student Recruitment Giveaway

Health Professions will be participating in a giveaway for any student that is referred to enroll at our campus. If your child brings another student to enroll at our Health Professions, you have the possibility of winning either Apple Air Pods, Apple iPad, or a catered lunch for your child and 5 of their friends. Please contact Health Professions at (956) 565-2237 for more details.
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Student Pick up/Drop off Locations

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Mercedes Regular Bus Routes

Our bus routes have been updated. You can find the bus route pick up and drop off times below.

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

Our bell schedule for the 2022-2023 school year can be found below. Parents, make note of the change in start time (8:20 AM) and end time (4:00 PM). All students should report to their 1st period class on time, every day!
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School Supply List

Below you will find the school supply list for the 2022-2023 school year. In addition, students will need to bring a clear or mesh backpack to school.
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Dress Code

The district’s dress code is established to reinforce good grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, promote a disruption free educational environment, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority. Students are expected to adhere to the following standards of dress and grooming:

  • Extreme hairstyles are not permitted.
  • Students should come to school well-groomed and appropriately dressed. (Note: Examples of inappropriate dress would include: backless or semi-backless blouses, see through apparel, mesh stockings/blouses/shirts, low cut blouses, jeans worn at a level between the knees and waist, leather jewelry and other accessories with metallic studs, blouses with one shoulder only, blouses with straps less than three fingers in width, excessively tight clothing, gang or cult-related clothing, absence of foundation garments, etc. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive.)
  • All students are required to wear appropriate footwear while on school premises. (Note: Due to safety reasons in laboratory situations, students are discouraged from wearing shower or beach thongs to school.)
  • Apparel of any kind having obscene slogans, endorsements of any alcoholic beverages or tobacco products, emblems, or writing that is deemed inappropriate by the principal or designee will not be worn.
  • Students may wear shorts. The length of the shorts shall be no more than two inches above knee cap.
  • Students may wear earrings. Piercing in any other location of the body will not be worn at school.
  • The length of any skirt or dress cannot be more than two inches above the kneecap, nor may slit in clothing extend two inches or more above the knee.
  • No gang/cult-related clothing, accessories, or imagery is permitted.
  • Chains attached at the waistline are not permitted.
  • Undergarments may not be worn as outer garments nor may sleepwear (including slippers) be worn.
  • Science, Health Science, Engineering, and Career Technology classes will follow OSHA standards as it regards dress code and safety, including footwear.
  • Male students should not wear sleeveless shirts.
  • Frayed/tattered jeans are allowed, provided there is no exposed skin above the knee cap.
  • No visible tattoos are allowed.
  • Leggings may be worn with a blouse/shirt that extends through the thigh (Leggings cannot be sheer/see through).
  • No midriff blouses/shirts allowed. No visible skin of the waistline or midriff is permitted.
  • Hood covers (from hoodies or sweaters) are permitted provided that head is not covered inside the building (for student safety)
  • Backpacks are allowed, but must be clear or mesh.

If a student is found in violation of the dress code, parents/guardians will be called and asked to bring appropriate attire. If a parent/guardian is unable to come, the student will be placed in in-school suspension.

STISD A/B School Calendar

We are so excited to welcome our students to Health Professions for the 2022-2023 school year! First day of school is August 8th, 2022.
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After School Tutorials

Starting the week of August 8th - 12th, students will be able to stay after school for tutoring. Late busses will be provided. You will find the schedule below:
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PTSO - Parent, Teacher, Student Organization

Our campus will be developing a PTSO to discuss and plan important events impacting our students at Health Professions. If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the form below.

Mustang Volleyball, Flag Football, and Cross Country Tryouts

Mustang tryouts are taking place next week! If your child would like to try out, make sure the physicals are turned in before tryouts. Don't forget to join remind @hpmust so you can get important updates. If you have questions, see Coach P. Calderon or Coach E. Calderon.
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Upcoming Dates and Events:

Friday, August 5 - Meet the Teacher Night @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday, August 8 - First Day of School

Have a great school year!