Principal's Update

October 2020

Dear Students & Families,

We are entering our 2nd month of Remote Learning 2.0 or HVA. It feels like we are starting to hit our stride and refine our work to provide the highest level of education possible. This week we will be sending out a survey to students through their English classes to get feedback on how things are going. The survey should only take about 10 minutes, so we ask that you take your time to do it well. The more information we have the better we can serve students. We will probably send out a parent survey sometime soon as well. If you have input for specific classes, I encourage you to email the teacher.


Go Hawks!


Sincerely,

Mr. Schoonover

Reduction in Office Hours

Monday, Oct. 5th, 12pm

16819 Northeast 159th Street

Brush Prairie, WA

Due to a reduction in staffing, the HHS office will only be open from Noon to 4pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this creates.


We are still keeping social distancing protocols. Please call or email whenever possible. Our phone number is 360-448-6450.

Upcoming Calendar

This Friday is a State Inservice Day, which is a non-paid day for teachers and a No School Day for Students. It is designed to give teachers time to go to the many conferences that are scheduled this weekend.


Also, we have Conference Week scheduled for October 26th through the 30th. I will be sending out more information about those sometime soon. We will be signing up for conferences through Skyward Family Access. We hope to share a how to video along with specific times in a week or so.

Senior Pictures for Yearbook

Seniors,


To have your senior picture and quote included in the yearbook, please see the following link for important deadlines and information. Email Sally.drendel@hocksd.org if you have questions after reading the information.


IMPORTANT SENIOR YEARBOOK INFORMATION


Mrs. Drendel

HHS Yearbook Adviser

Library

HHS students can now access the High School Library for online book checkout using our Destiny Discover program. A video walking through the process is below. But here are the written instructions.


Visit Destiny Discover by clicking on this link HHS Library, or by accessing the library link on the banner of the HSD homepage.

Follow these instructions to check out library books:

  • Login to your school's Destiny Discover website (upper right corner).


Username: 5 digit library number/student number (12345)

Password: birth month and birth day (0226)

  • Search Destiny Discover to find books you’d like to checkout.

  • Put books on hold by clicking on the book you'd like and selecting “Hold”.

  • The library will pull your books and they’ll be ready for pickup the following day.

  • Books will be located on a cart outside the bus pickup doors of the HS.

  • Return books to your school and place them in the return box by the book pick up site.

*Send an email to your librarian--sandra.stroup@hocksd.org-- if you are without transportation and need assistance.

National Honor Society

10th-12th graders: Interested in NHS?


Here's a link to the application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mtFvNdBchNr6B9HY0b2JNlLZjAMhDC9oJ7hmurgwhBI/edit?usp=sharing

You'll need to make a copy of it (File -> Make a copy), at which point you'll be able to complete the document as instructed. When you're finished with everything required in the application, you can send Ms. Kretz (berit.kretz@hocksd.org) a copy of the file. PDF version works great! (File -> Download -> PDF)

Contact Ms. Kretz or any of the officers (listed in application) if you have any questions!

FAFSA

Finding financial aid can seem overwhelming when you're trying to get ready for college or career school. It doesn't have to be! This website will walk you through how financial aid works, resources to pay for college, and loan repayment options. The 2021-2022 FAFSA form opens up on September 30th

Booster Fun Run

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our AAA Booster Club is not able to run our annual auction. This year, the boosters are hosting a Virtual Fun Run. Please see the link below for all the information and an impressive promotional video.

Daily Schedule

Here is a reminder of our daily schedule for HHS Remote Learning.
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Website for more information

Below is a link to the Hockinson School District website for Reopening Information. I encourage you to go take a look for more information.

Hockinson High School

Our Mission:


To empower all students to achieve their goals in high school and beyond.