HAIS Weekly Newsletter

December 19-21, 2022

Peek at the Week

HAIS Finals Week

Monday, December 19: HAIS Finals, Early Dismissal at 12:30

Tuesday, December 20: HAIS Finals, Early Dismissal at 12:30

Wednesday, December 21: HAIS Finals, Early Dismissal at 12:30

Thursday, December 22: Winter Break

Friday, December 23: Winter Break

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

HAIS Final Exam Schedule

Please be sure to arrange Early Release pickup if you do not plan to ride the bus.
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Dec 22-Jan 6: Winter Break

Jan 13: G/T Testing

Jan 18: CIEE Scholarship and Application Deadline

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

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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Project Saving Smiles Deadline Approaching

The tentative Project Saving Smiles date is Feb 13th - 15th 2023 . The final date will be announced by the nurse once confirmed.

Completed consents must be returned to the nurse by Monday Dec. 19th to be eligible.

Pick -up consent forms from Nurse Shioura in the clinic, Mr Estrada or online.

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You can register to participate in the district COVID testing programming on campus. The parent/guardian must first give consent. The first test date is November 16, 10am at HAIS and occur bi-weekly thereafter. Only students that have consent will be allowed to test.

To give consent to participate in the COVID-19 testing program, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to http://www.houstonisd.org/COVIDtesting and click on the “begin” button to start the consent process.
  2. Enter your child’s student ID and select their school (if you are providing consent for more than one child, you will need to complete the form for each child).
  3. On the following screen, please enter your child’s date of birth, first name, and last name.
  4. You will be asked to enter an email address to continue. After entering your preferred email address, you will be sent a link to confirm registration and finalize your child’s information. Please note that the link is time-sensitive and expires in 36 hours. For complete step-by-step instructions, please click here.

HCC Information


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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STUDY ABROAD/Travel Abroad

Follow @HAISstudyabroad on Twitter and Instagram and check out our updated website for more information on upcoming deadlines and programs that may interest you. Many deadlines are in early December. Don't miss out on your chance to see the world!

CIEE Applications are now open and the deadline is January 18! Start your application and begin your journey to a new culture and place. CIEE offers scholarship opportunities that cover partial to full programming costs.

Congratulations to those students that have already started receiving their acceptance notifications for programming!

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Ms. Bolles and Ms. Diallo: Planning and implementing a successful 9th Grade field trip to screen Till, the story of Mamie Till and her fight for justice for her son, Emmett Till.

- Ms. Alderete

Mr. Smith and Ms. Sherman: Assisting the Senior class with fundraising efforts.

- Ms. Alderete

Senior Class: Great job hosting your BBQ plate sales on your waiver day!

- Ms. Alderete

Mr. Polley: Thank you for being such an amazing Santa for the Senior Class and NHS photo booth fundraiser!

- Ms. Alderete

Ms. Salinas: Great job planning a fun and festive Holiday Spirit Week leading us up to our finals day.

- Ms. Alderete

Submit your Shout Out for next week's newsletter.



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