THE HATTER UPDATE

The communication forum for high school families

WE HOPE THAT ALL OF OUR DISTRICT FAMILIES ARE SAFE AND HEALTHY AFTER THE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES ENDURED AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE IDA.

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NEW STUDENT TOURS

Due to the school district shut down last week, we have rescheduled tours for new students. The high school tours will take place on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Tours will be from 5:30-8:00 PM and will be led by our Link Crew Leaders who are excited to welcome new students to the Hatter Family before their first day of school. There is no need to RSVP, just show up. Important Note: The last tour ends at 8:00 PM so that our students can get home and get some rest, as the first official day of school begins the following day.

RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR 9TH GRADERS

The first day of school for high school students is September 9, 2021. There is a modified schedule on this day. So, below we have included a few important things for you to know.


  • 9th graders: Arrive at the regular time, as we will begin at 7:30 AM. Freshman students will spend the morning getting acquainted with the high school and working with their Link Crew Leaders, who will help them transition to high school life on the first day of school. From 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, the Class of 2025 will be in the building by themselves.
  • 9th graders will eat lunch from 10:50 AM to 11:25 AM.
  • The first period of the school day for ALL students will begin at 11:30 AM.

RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR 10TH - 12TH GRADERS

Students in grades 10-12 will also begin on September 9, 2021, but on a flexed schedule.


  • 10th -12th-grade students should be at school and ready to begin first-period class at 11:30 AM. DON'T BE LATE!
  • There will be NO lunches served for students in grades 10-12 on the first day of school because of the schedule adjustment.

EASTERN CENTER STUDENTS - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The EASTERN Center programming for 11th & 12th-grade students also begins on September 9, 2021.



  • Based on our adjusted schedule, PM students will not be in their first or second-period classes on September 9. Teachers will mark them present and the first official day for those students in OUR building will be Friday, September 10.
  • Students that need a ride to the PM program should come in on the later bus (approx. 10:40 AM) and the bus will take them to ECAT at 11:30 AM
  • Students that have permission to drive or ride should go directly to ECAT for their class.
  • AM students who need transportation will arrive at school at the regular time and the bus will leave for ECAT at 7:30 AM. If students have permission to drive or ride they will go directly to ECAT. AM students will have the opportunity to get lunch when they return to HHHS around 11:00 AM.

    IMPORTANT


o All ECAT students will meet with Mr. Williams in the auditorium on Monday, September 13th

 PM students @ 10:45 AM

 AM students @ 11:15 AM


Driver and rider permission forms can be found below

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SAFETY FIRST

· We are prioritizing in-person regular programming, and we hope that by adhering to a few key mitigation strategies, we can maintain our onsite programs through surges during the pandemic.

· After vaccination, recent evidence suggests that masking is the single most effective mitigation strategy that schools have. We will require all individuals to mask while indoors during periods of elevated community spread.

· Physical distancing remains important and is limited only by what we can do without compromising our regular programs. We will continue to distance students to the extent possible, within our typical classroom structures for classrooms, small groups, or flexible seating.

· We know that the risk of spreading COVID-19 is greatly reduced when outdoors, so we are encouraging physical educational activities to take place outdoors when possible.

· We will promote personal hygiene and hand-washing strategies as these actions are very effective at preventing overall spread.

· Our volunteers who work with students will be asked to adhere to the same standards as our staff when on site. Volunteers will be asked to provide a vaccination record, and if they cannot provide one, they will be asked to produce a recent negative COVID-19 test result before coming onsite.

MORNING ARRIVAL FOR STUDENTS

· Students will arrive by their normal means, as early as 7:00 am.

· Students riding buses and vans will need to wear masks while on district transportation.

· Students must be in their 1st-period classroom by 7:30 am, otherwise, they are considered tardy to school.

· Breakfast will be grab-&-go style and will be available in the cafeteria and main gym.

STUDENT LUNCHES

· Breakfast and lunch will be available at no cost, for all students. Menu choices will be displayed online.

· To ensure sufficient distancing, students will be assigned to eat lunch either in the cafeteria or the main gym. Lunch assignments can be found on student schedules in PowerSchool TODAY!

· Outdoor spaces, such as the courtyard and the front of the building, will continue to be utilized, weather permitting.

CLASSROOM PRACTICES

· Teachers will utilize outdoor spaces when feasible for instruction and movement breaks.

· Students will be reminded/encouraged to use the hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.

· Students will be allowed to sign out books from the library.

· Students who are required to quarantine will need to communicate with their teachers to gather missed work.

· If more than 33% of students in a single classroom are required to quarantine, the classroom teacher will live stream their lesson during the scheduled class period.

VISITOR PROCEDURES

· In-person meetings will resume in areas where spacing is practicable.

· Families will have the option of connecting via Microsoft Teams or attending in person.

· Electronic signatures are available for IEP meetings in DARTS.

· Visitors will be asked to complete the daily health screener and sign in at the main office.

o Click this LINK to access the Visitor Health Screener.

VOLUNTEERS

· Volunteers will be permitted into the buildings provided they follow the same guidelines that are expected of staff:

  • Clearances must be up to date
  • Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID tests results
  • Must remain masked

STUDENT VACCINATION REPORTING

For families who choose not to submit this information, we will consider those students to be unvaccinated for the purposes of contact tracing. If you are comfortable sharing this information with us, please respond to the questions below. If you have any issues uploading your student's vaccination record, please contact David Weber, Director of Curriculum, dweber@hatboro-horsham.org.



*Upload Here - Student COVID-19 Vaccination Form for Families

CLASS FEES

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


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*

Home & School News

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year from the HHHS Home and School Association. The HSA

supports the students and staff in a variety of ways. We offer many opportunities to volunteer and
we encourage you to become involved.

If you are interested in getting involved in the 2021-2022 HSA Activities (including – Post Prom, Snack Stand sales, Hospitality, Bingo, Red & Black) please fill out this form & we will update you with information about events.

· https://forms.gle/AaiNnP4zFYLWsWBc6


We ask each family to become a member of the HSA at a cost of $15/family. With your paid membership, you will receive an online of the Student Directory Your membership does make a difference, Use this Cheddar Up link to pay your membership today!

· https://hatboro-horsham-high-school-home-school-association-cop.cheddarup.com

HHHS - HSA is looking for help for volunteers and donations for our Bake Tables for Home Football games!

· Link - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4AA9A828A57-hatboro

FALL 2021 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Wednesday, Sep. 22nd 2021 at 6:30-8:30pm

899 Horsham Road

Horsham, PA

*Currently, our BTSN is in-person. We will re-evaluate should conditions change.
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