HAIS Weekly Newsletter

September 12-16, 2022

Peek at the Week

Monday, September 12, 3:30-4:30pm: First Odyssey of the Mind (OM) Meeting (Rm 204)

Tuesday, September 13: Last Day for Friday Club Proposals

Tuesday, September 13, 3:30-4:30pm: Debate Club (Rm113)

Wednesday, September 14: PTO Officer Nominations Close (see note under PTO)

Wednesday, September 14, 330-430: Odyssey of the Mind (Rm 204)

Wednesday, September 14, 330-530: Emerge (Go Center)

Thursday, September 15, 330-430: Interact (Go Center), Debate (Rm 113)

Thursday, September 15: First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 16, 11:40-12:30pm: HAIS Friday Club Fair/Begin registration for Friday Clubs

Friday, September 16: Progress Reports Go Out

***There are no after school activities on Fridays***


9/19: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising representative on campus

9/22: Middlebury College representative on campus

9/28: Spellman College representative on campus

9/29, 6-730pm: Hispanic Heritage Celebration (Community)

9/30: Hispanic Heritage Celebration (Campus)


Þ Students Enrollment Packets are due. Please complete entirely and have student return to their AVID teacher. Documents will ensure PowerSchool has the most updated information for students. **The "Blue Form" Socioeconomic Form is the most important and directly impacts our campus budget.

Þ Fri-Yay Treat Donations Needed: Help show support of HAIS faculty and staff with our Fri-YAY Treat program. Sign up here to show your appreciation.

Þ Transportation: If you need to submit a new transportation request, submit a transportation complaint, or change your existing stop, please complete this form: https://tinyurl.com/ye268tp6 https://tinyurl.com/ye268tp6

Þ Register for SchoolMessenger to get updates, our campus newsletter as well as other important information via text and/or email. Instructions can be found here.

Þ 2022-2023 HAIS Tutorial Calendar is now available! View here.

Þ College and Career Day Volunteers Needed: Please see the flyer under "Get Involved" if you would like to volunteer as a speaker.

Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder

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Review the Homework and Assignment Tracker to check in with your students’ academic progress, see their weekly learning objective, and note any important class announcements. Navigate through the tabs at the bottom of the page to view different subject areas. If you have questions about a particular assignment, please contact the teacher.

Student Services

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Need glasses?

See to Succeed is a program offered by the City of Houston Health Dept. to provide comprehensive eye exams and glasses at no cost to students up to age 18. It is a school based program.

Paperwork can be found with the Nurse Shioura or Mr. Estrada in Room 110.

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HCC Information

HCC Ferpa Forms

HCC FERPA Forms allow professors and parents to communicate once and only if students turn completed forms.

The first form is the notary form. This form is used when students are unable to be in person at the HCC Campus Registration Office. Once complete, students submit the form to HCC. Students/parents should submit the completed Notary form to their Grade Level Dean.

Gomez- 9/10

Devaney- 11/12

The second form, the FERPA Release Form, is the traditional form used in non-Covid times. Students complete this form in person at the HCC Campus Registration Office.

HCC Forms can be found here.

Helpful HCC Resources

Want to know how to log into your Canvas? What do you do if you have trouble accessing your HCC Email? How do you register for academic services?

Check out our HCC Resources page here.


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Follow @HAISstudyabroad on Twitter and Instagram and check out our updated website for more information on upcoming deadlines and programs that may interest you.




Mr. Smith & Ms. Nance: Working with our students to secure their senior internship opportunities.

- Ms. Alderete

Ms. Davis and Family: for their much appreciated Fri-yay treat.

- HAIS Faculty and Staff

HAIS Faculty and Staff: Great job on the 2022 Open House, the first in person since COVID!

- Ms Alderete

Submit your Shout Out for next week's newsletter.


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PTO Officer Nominations Now Available

Are you interested in serving in a leadership role in our HAIS PTO? Please submit a nomination using our Google Form found here. Nominations will be collected September 9-14th and voting will take place September 15-21, 2022 via Google Forms.

Open Positions include: Secretary and Treasurer

Purchase HAIS Gear and Support Your HAIS PTO

Shop Online, Donate to HAIS

Online shopping? Shop Amazon through https://smile.amazon.com/, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to your favorite charitable organization. Please consider selecting “HAIS PTO” as your AmazonSmile charitable organization!


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