C. D. Hylton Newsletter
Welcome Back! September 2019
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C. D. Hylton Senior High School will provide creative and stimulating programs that elevate the achievement of every student to his or her highest potential. High standards and expectations for participation and achievement in a variety of rigorous curricular and co-curricular opportunities within a safe and nurturing environment will be provided for all students. Student learning and staff effectiveness will be enhanced by promoting strong family and community involvement, providing effective instruction from a global perspective and emphasizing diversity and acceptance.
Mr. David J. Cassady, Jr. . . .Principal
Mr. Eric A. Switzer . . . . . . . .Assistant Principal (A-F)
Mr. Stanley B. Jones . . . . . .Assistant Principal (G-M)
Mrs. Lee V. Holland . . . . . . .Assistant Principal (N-Z)
Mrs. Betsy G. Campagna . .Assistant Principal and CISL Coordinator
Mrs. Christina Langley . . . .Director of Counseling
Mr. Sal Colangelo . . . . . . . .Activities Director
Mr. Melvin Smith . . . . . . . . .Security Director
Main Office Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . .703.580.4000
Main Office Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703.580.5269
Counseling Office Phone. . . . . . . 703.586.6732
Counseling Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703.670.2736
School Nurse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .703.586.9828
Web site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.cdhylton.com
Calendar of Events September-December
Aug. 26 . . . . . . . . . .First Day of School
Aug. 29 . . . . . . . . . .Back to School Night 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aug. 30 . . . . . . . . . .Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 3 . . . . . . . . . . Labor Day Holiday
Oct.. 14 . . . . . . . . . Touchbase Conferences 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Oct. 14 . . . . . . . . . .Teacher Workday- No School for Students
Nov. 4 . . . . . . . . . . .Teacher Workday- No School for Students
Nov. 5 . . . . . . . . . . .Teacher Workday- No School for Students
Nov. 11 . . . . . . . . . .Veteran’s Day Holiday - No School
Nov. 27-29 . . . . . . .Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 23 . . . . . . . . . Winter Break Begins
Jan. 6 . . . . . . . . . . School Reopens
Message from the Principal
Dear Bulldog Family:
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to another exciting year at C. D. Hylton Senior High School! I hope that your family enjoyed a great summer together. I am especially delighted to welcome our new staff, freshmen/new students, and their parents to our “Hylton High School family.”
Once again Hylton was named a School of Excellence for the 2017-18 school year. We completed a very successful school year both academically and athletically. Finishing among some of the best schools in the area, and again, finishing as one of the best high schools in the country. (C. D. Hylton Senior High School Voted once again in the Top 1,000 High Schools in the Nation in Newsweek’s Challenge Index). We are excited and in anticipation of the new school year.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new students and families to Hylton High School. We hope that your years with us will be a positive educational experience. We also hope you take advantage of the culture and family atmosphere that has become a way of life at Hylton. We want you to know that you are accepted here and already a part of the C. D. Hylton High School Family. Our Web Page is an excellent source of information throughout the school year. It will allow you to anticipate important dates, events, and other activities that will help you become involved in and a part of the Hylton High School Family. So get involved!
High school is a time of change. The workload and social adjustments are greater here than at the middle school level. You will be expected to attend school regularly, complete all assignments, and behave appropriately. Your years will be exciting and filled with many new opportunities. We already know that if as a new student you get involved in something positive here at Hylton, you will be more successful. So I encourage you to find a club, sport, or other activity and get involved. In the first few days of school you will receive much information to help you decide what you want to be a part of here at Hylton. If you don’t see something you like please ask your teachers or any counselor, we will get you plugged in. As school begins you will receive quite a bit of very important sources of information: student handbook, class schedule, year calendar of school events, daily schedules, and emergency medical form are just a few. I would ask that you read all items carefully. Students are responsible for knowing the contents of their handbooks, so please go over this information as a family and ask questions when you have them.
If you are a returning family member I hope you are recharged and ready to go, we are! We hope it will be your most successful year ever. If you are a new family member, good luck in your first year at Hylton High School. We are so excited you will be with us and wish you many happy years as a Bulldog!
David J. Cassady, Jr.
Counseling & Counselors:
The members of the counseling staff at Hylton High School provide services which are designed to address three major elements in student development: academic, social/emotional and career (post secondary) needs. These services include assistance with the following: educational planning, interpretation of test scores, information regarding occupations and careers, personal counseling, financial information, college applications, and any other questions or concerns a student may present.
Mrs. Christina Langley . . Director of Counseling
Mr. Barry Smith...................Counselor, A-B
Mrs. Laurie Covington........Counselor, C – F
Mrs. Christy Genova...........Counselor, G – Ki
Mrs. Megan Pomfret..........Counselor, Kl – Ne
Mrs. Nicole Pitre.................Counselor, Ng – Sc
Mrs. Holly Banner...............Counselor, Se – Z
Ms. Michaella Beatty..........Counselor, ESOL
Mrs. Tracy Main..................Career Counselor
Mrs. Rachel Perkins............Social Worker
Mrs. Suzanne Fouche.........School Psychologist
Mrs. Sara Smith...................New Horizons
Mrs. Ingrid Puña..................Secretary
Mrs. Vanessa Alvarenga.....Secretary
Ms. Brittany Testerman...... Registrar
Center for International Studies and Languages (CISL)
ParentVUE replaces Parent Portal that you may have used in the past. This new tool will give you access to your child's bus and class schedules, grades, attendance information, and more.
Instructions on how to set up your ParentVUE account were emailed July 15, 2019. The email's subject line contains "ParentVUE Activation" from email@example.com. If you did not receive this email or are unable to locate it, please contact your child’s school.
Hylton Welcomes New Staff
Athletic Trainer: Dr. Brandon Holland
Counseling: Christy Genova and Megan Pomfret
Custodial: Celina Garcia
Library: Leslie Rhodenhizer
Math: McKenna Baublitz
Nurse: Dr. Marsha Atkins (AKA: "Doc Redd")
Secretary: Vanessa Alvarenga
Special Education: David Paciorkososki
Truancy Officer: Karen Abuabara
World Languages: Laura Hernandez-Fernandez
Cardinal District Regular Season Game Price - 2019-2020
Regular Season Ticket Entry:$5 all age 7-59 years
Age 6 and under - Free
Age 60 and over - Free
This is for REGULAR SEASON games at the following schools: Colgan, Forest Park, Freedom,
Gar-Field, Hylton, Potomac, and Woodbridge. Family Season Passes are available.
Students who are staying after school (whether it be for a club, sports or academics) must present an Purple Activity Bus Pass to get on the activity bus. It is the student's responsibility to get the bus pass from their coach or sponsor. Students will not be permitted to ride the activity bus without a valid pass. Activity buses run Tuesdays and Thursdays only at 4:15 p.m. to a select group of bus stops in the Hylton district.
Students must arrange their own transportation home if staying after school on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.
2019 - 2020 AP Exam Dates
The schedule of AP exams for 2019-2020 at Hylton High School are in the attached document. Sitting for the AP exam is mandatory for students enrolled in an AP level course. Students may also request to take an AP exam for a course they are not taking at Hylton. Questions? Contact Hylton’s AP Coordinator, Mr. Stan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AP testing dates and times are set by the College Board and cannot be changed. Late testing will be available for exceptional circumstances only. Please contact Mr. Jones, Hylton’s AP Coordinator, as soon as possible if you have a potential conflict for your AP exam.
A few tips for success in AP level classes:
- Set aside at least a few minutes each night to review your notes for each AP course in your schedule. Studying consistently each day is more effective than one big cramming session before a test!
- Meet with your teacher early and often if you are having difficulty. Your teacher is your best resource for assistance if you are struggling in a class!
- Complete all your assignments in a timely manner. Don’t let work pile up!
- Take advantage of the online resources at KhanAcademy.org. They have review and practice content available for most AP classes we offer here at Hylton.
News from the Clinic
Welcome back parents and students! I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing summer. Now that we are back to school, I would like to remind you of a few items that help ensure your students have a safe and successful year.
Medication: Students are NOT ALLOWED to carry medication on their person during the school day. Over the counter medications (such as Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, etc.) can be kept in the clinic and administered as needed by the clinic staff. Please reference regulation 757-4 Administering Medication for more detailed information. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the clinic. Click here for the Authorization for Medication Administration form.
Health Treatment Plans (HTPs): Please be sure to turn in completed paperwork at the start of the school year. If your student has an allergy that requires epinephrine or asthma that is treated with an inhaler (even only on occasion) – please be sure to have a HTP completed by their doctor and submitted to the clinic. These documents can be found in regulations 757-2 and 757-5 respectively. If your student has a diagnosis (such as seizures, diabetes, or a cardiac disorder) that was not previously discussed that you feel the clinic staff should be aware of and should have a HTP on file, please don't hesitate to contact us. If you are unable to access the HTPs online, copies are available in the clinic. Please be advised the completion of these forms is for the safety of your student.
Here's to a health and successful year!
C. D. Hylton High School Absence Process
What to do if a student …
…is absent from school (Absence)
Within five(5) days of returning to school, the student must present a written note, stating the reason for the absence, the date of the absence(s) and signed and dated by the parent/guardian with a daytime phone number. All notes must be dropped off at the 4th Street Office located at the corner of 4th and “C” Streets. Do not send notes to your child’s Alpha Administrator or their Secretary.
…arrives to school after 7:30 a.m. (Tardy)
If a student arrives to school after 7:30 a.m., they enter the building through the front door and sign in at the Front Security Desk. They will be sent to the Library/Front Office to obtain a tardy pass (Excused or Unexcused). If a student continues to accumulate excessive excused tardies (10 excused), a doctor’s note may be required.
…becomes ill while in school
Students who become ill during school need to obtain a pass from their teacher to REPORT TO THE CLINIC. The clinic will contact the parent to get permission for an early dismissal..
…needs to leave school early (Early Dismissal)
If a student needs to leave school early, a written request must be dropped off in the 4th Street Office in the morning (BEFORE FIRST BLOCK). The note must include the student’s name, reason for leaving, the time for the dismissal, and the parent/guardian signature including a daytime phone number for verification. The early dismissal will only be granted after verbal confirmation is received from the parent/guardian. Parents, after the school day begins, we will NOT release students via a phone call. If it becomes necessary to pick your child up from school, parents must physically ENTER the building to have their student released. Only those people who are listed on the student’s emergency card are legally able to come in and pick up a student. We do this to ensure the safety and security of our students by only releasing them to individuals authorized per the emergency card.
…needs classwork due to absence from school
Homework and class assignments will be accessible on each teacher’s class Web page.
…needs to be absent for an extended period
If a student is going to be absent for an extended period-of-time, (not to exceed 5 school days), the parent must inform their Alpha Administrator at least 10 school days in advance. The student must bring in a signed note from the parent/guardian including the reason for the absence, the dates of the absence and a daytime phone number where the parent/guardian will be contacted for verification purposes before the absences are approved. Requests for absences exceeding five school days will be forwarded to the Mr. Cassady, our Principal, for review. The student should access their classroom Web pages to stay current in their classes.
C. D. Hylton High School Tardy Policy
Promptness to school/class is very important. Students are to be in their seats and ready to work when the bell sounds. Repeated or habitual tardiness encourages the formation of undesirable personal habits and disrupts the orderly instructional process of the school. Students accumulating unexcused tardies will be subject to disciplinary action as described in the C. D. Hylton Senior High School tardy policy.
Unexcused Tardies to school and class will be cumulative starting and ending each semester.
1st Tardy - Warning .
2nd Tardy - Warning
3rd Tardy - Warning
4th Tardy - 2 hr. After School Detention
5th Tardy - 2 hr. After School Detention
6th Tardy - 4 hr. Saturday School Detention
7th Tardy - 4 hr. Saturday School Detention
8th Tardy – OSS assigned pending Student/Parent meeting with Alpha Administrator, and student will be placed on an Attendance Contract. Violations of the Attendance Contract may result in or include OSS. Students and their families can review policies in the Code of Behavior, on the PWCS Web site (www.pwcs.edu) or the Hylton Web site (www.cdhylton.com).
STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN THEIR SEATS & READY TO WORK WHEN THE BELL RINGS ARE
Science Saturdays at the Planetarium
Interested in seeing one of the amazing full dome science shows or perhaps one of our unique laser entertainment shows?
Visit HyltonPlanetarium.com for the full list of Saturday's and show times.
Tickets can be purchased at the planetarium box office 30 minutes before each show.
Seating is limited to 65 for each show.
C. D. Hylton "Bulldawg" Parent Teacher Student Organization
Let us be the first to welcome you and your family to Cecil D. (C. D.) Hylton High School and extend an invitation to join the C. D. Hylton Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) for the 2019-2020 academic school year. Your PTSO is a valued partner of the Hylton High School family and seeks to help promote academic and extracurricular events throughout the year. PTSO sponsors/supports various events to include: homecoming activities, Teacher’s/Staff Appreciation Day’s, senior celebration, and other school related activities as requested.
The C. D. Hylton PTSO encourages each of you to consider joining and /or volunteering your time in support of our activities. We realize most of our parents have a hectic commute so don’t be afraid to join even if you can’t support many events due to limited time. Most importantly we need your financial support in terms of dues, to help finance PTSO’s support to the school. Each penny earned is spent helping to support school related activities. The dues for 2019-2020 are $20.00 / family for the year.
A membership application is attached below. You can fill it out and either mail it back, send it back with your student or drop if off at the front office of the school along with your payment.
Also, if you are interested in volunteering with the C. D. Hylton PTSO, please attend our informational meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the school library. The 2019-2020 Executive Board elections will be held during the October General Meeting. To be eligible to vote/run for office you must pay your 2019-2020 PTSO dues by September 30, 2019.
Remember, we need “YOU” to make it happen!
Don’t forget to register at your favorite grocery stores to help Hylton earn money!
Giant Food Stores - A + Plus Bonus Bucks
Hylton Sr. High School #02651
Visit their website at www.giantfoodcom/aplus then, select A+ and Register Your Card. (Be sure to have your Giant Card Number available) OR, call 1-877-275-2758 to register your Card over the phone. (Phone numbers cannot be accepted in place of Giant Card numbers for designating schools.)
Harris Teeter - Together in Education
Hylton High School #6613
Visit their website www.harristeeter.com choose Together In Education and Register your VIC Card OR, ask at the register the next time you shop the store OR, ask at the Customer Service desk in the store.
Hylton High School #219402
Visit their website at www.foodlion.com and choose Community Outreach and For Schools. Register your card there OR, ask at the register the next time you shop the store OR, ask at the Customer Service desk in the store.
2020 Yearbooks are on sale now for $75. This is the LOWEST price possible! Order yours today to ensure the lowest price of the year: send cash or a check made payable to C.D. Hylton High School with your student to the Yearbook room, E134, or pay with a credit card by visiting www.jostensyearbooks.com
Payment Plans are also available! Send your student to room E134 with a minimum of a $10 deposit (payable by cash or check made out to Hylton) to begin the plan and reserve your book, then we will email you balance updates each month. Payments of $10 or more are due by the last school day of each month. Email email@example.com with any questions.
ATTENTION SENIORS: Senior Ads are for sale until Thursday, February 14, 2019! Attend the Senior Finale Rally right before Back to School Night on Thursday
August 29th at 5:00 pm for more information. If you cannot attend, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or your order info including any text you would like included in the ad and any electronic pictures attached. You may also drop hard copies of pictures off at the school! Email Mrs. Guidry for additional
ordering info! Senior Ad orders may be included in the payment plan.
Full Page: $400
Half Page: $250
1/4 Page: $150
1/8 Page: $80
Check the C. D. Hylton website for updates and more information!