Hood River Valley High School
August 10 2023
Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year Hood River Valley High School Eagles!
I realize our summer was a bit shorter this year, but I do hope you were able to find some time to be with family and friends. That being said, I am excited to welcome you back to a new school year filled with new opportunities, growth, and positive changes! This school year we have some exciting updates to share that will create more positive experiences for you.
First and foremost, we're shifting to a semester-based academic calendar, that will help support a balanced load of coursework. This also means we will be reintroducing an 8-period A day B day alternating block schedule. This new schedule will provide you with extended class periods, and this change will also give you more time to engage with the content in your courses.
In addition to this, we're bringing back the advisory period with a few modifications. This group will meet weekly, and students will be paired with a dedicated advisory teacher allowing for connections that will last throughout four years at HRV. We realize how important it is to have someone that students feel safe with and can go to. This mentorship will offer guidance, support, and space to discuss your goals, and challenges. During this time we will also have an opportunity to help students identify an organizational structure that will help achieve their goals. The bell schedule embedded below will help illustrate some of these changes.
Another piece that we recognize is needed, is the importance of more time for individualized academic support, we're thrilled to announce our teacher access time. This unique opportunity allows students to schedule meetings with teachers four times a week, ensuring students receive the additional help and support that may be needed to excel.Teachers will also use this time to proactively address any concerns and tailor their support to individual learning needs. This access time will be called WIN (what individuals need) time.
Although I have just addressed a few changes, there are some components in high school that remain the same and essential. This is the correlation between student engagement and student success. There are many avenues to get involved at HRVHS, and I encourage students to explore the various ways to do this at HRV. There are a myriad of clubs, sports and activities to participate in and be a part of. Once we get started, there will be more opportunities for students to learn more about how to get involved.
For now, there are a few pieces of information and dates for you to keep in mind that I'd like to share so you are ready for the start of the school year. It is coming quickly, and we are all busy preparing for what we know will be a great school year. Please see below for important dates and information.
See you all soon!
~Columba | Principal
Student Check in Dates & Information- August 17th & 18th- Office Hours 8am-7pm
- Electronic registration emails were sent out last week.
- Electronic registration needs to be completed by guardians prior to check in.
- Updating information before check in is essential so that we can have up-to-date information and a current and correct roster of returning students.
- Only parent/guardian or student (if electronic registration is complete) can pick up a schedule.
- We will have a station set up for guardians, if help is needed completing the electronic registration process.
- iPads will be available for pick up.
- 9th grade students will pick up their schedule and a course correction form code.
Registration / Change Arena– August 28th
Students make changes to schedules, get your picture taken for an ASB card, pick up yearbooks, pick up offsite forms, and 11th -12th graders can pay for parking permits.
ASB card (HRVHS ID card) will be required to attend any school event.
Please check in on the north side of the building.
If you have multiple students, you can come at one time, but be aware that Change Arena is strictly by the class times listed below so that upper grade levels have the first choice of changes
- Parents attendance is not required.
Course Correction Form will be available on Monday, August 28th, until 1:30 pm. If you are not physically in Hood River County due to a previously scheduled family event, you may request a course correction. School counselors will do their best to honor your request but may not be able to adjust your schedule. Your requests will be reviewed at the close of Change Arena on Monday, August 28th. School counselors will not make changes based on A day|B day or period of day, or teacher, using this google form. Students will be able to view their adjusted schedule in HAC on Tuesday, August 29, after 3 pm.
Please see the following schedule:
12th Grade: Registration (and Change Arena, if students wish to change their schedule)
A-G 7:30 - 8:00
H-O 8:00 – 8:30
P-Z 8:30 - 9:00
11th Grade: Registration (and Change Arena, if students wish to change their schedule)
A-G 9:15 - 9:45
H-O 9:45 – 10:15
P-Z 10:15 - 10:45
10th Grade: Registration (and Change Arena, if students wish to change their schedule) Last Name:
A-G 11:00 - 11:30
H-O 11:45 - 12:15
P-Z 12:15 - 12:45
Change Arena Closes at 1:30
Please NOTE: Students forecast for classes in the spring the previous year and the master schedule including teacher staffing is created to meet these requests. Changes will ONLY be made if there are errors, and open periods, or conflicts with requested courses. School counselors will not make changes based on A day|B day or period of day, or teacher.
Students are expected to maintain enrollment in AP and Year long Courses. Dropping a yearlong course at the semester will not be allowed, unless there is significant conflict or change for the student in the required course needs.
We encourage payment of yearbook orders by check or cash, and payments may also be made online at any time by visiting HRVHS.com , selecting connect on the top bar, and then clicking "webstore". We are unable to process credit card payments at school.
Registration Fee: none
2023-2024 Yearbook: $70 - (2022-2023 Yearbooks that were ordered can be picked up)
Parking Permit: $10 (only available for 11th and 12th grade students )- Cash or Check only at Registration
Orientation Day (LINK Day) for Grade 9 and New Students: Tuesday, August 29th
- 8:20 am - 1:00 pm
- Check-in in the Commons. Buses will run a normal schedule.
- New students (grades 10 -12 ) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
- Check-in in the Summit Office. Buses will run a normal schedule.
Students will get their ASB picture here.
First Day of Classes for 9th -12th – Wednesday, August 30th
1st period starts at 8:20 a.m. 4th period ends at 3:10 p.m.
Supplies HRVHS recommends that students show up for the first two days of classes on August 30th with the following:
- notebook with lined college ruled paper
- Pencil/pen pouch
- Planner and or Binder- This year all students will work on organization and will identify and use a system that will help keep them organized.
Please Note: Students will receive a syllabus from each instructor with detailed requirements and supplies for each class for the following week. Teacher syllabi will also be on the teacher pages on the school website.
Transportation- For questions about transportation please call 541-354-1388.
HRVHS Athletics Upcoming Events
Fall sports are beginning at Hood River Valley High School. For weekly updates please view this Google Spreadsheet.
Friday, Aug. 11: If you need assistance with athletics registration, please visit the Hood River Valley High School Library. We will be able to upload physicals to your student's account and answer any questions you may have.
Friday, Aug. 18: Hood River Valley High School Football Blue/Gold Game at 5:30pm. Hamburgers, chips, and other food/beverages. $8 per person.
First official practices for fall sports is August 14.
Team info can be found HERE.
HRVHS Fall Sports include:
- Cross Country
- Girls Soccer
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Water Polo
- Boys Water Polo