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August 30, 2021

Hello Phoenix Families

Welcome to the end of August!

As we finish one month and enter another, it is a good time to look at goals. My goal for the beginning of September is to listen. I would like to make myself available for any parent/guardian that would like to take five minutes to discuss the "why" of your decision to entrust us with your child's education. Below is a link to a Google form. On it, you will be given the choice to come to a "Principal's Chat" or take a short phone call from me. I am looking both for what you see as the strengths of this program and also areas where you believe we can improve. If you are interested in having your voice heard, please fill out the form so we can talk.

This Monday school is not in session because of the Labor Day holiday. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. According to the Department of Labor's website, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American worker. This federal holiday recognizes the many contributions workers have made to America's strength, prosperity, and well-being. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend.

Attention 10th Grade Parents!!

Did you miss a Back to School Night presentation because of a scheduling snafu?

The three teachers involved have graciously agreed to do it all again! If you would like to see their BTSN presentations, they will be repeating them This Tuesday, August 31st.

As I scheduled all three 10th grade presentations for the same time, you should have seen one. With that logic in mind, I scheduled all three teachers to present twice. If you missed two sessions, you can go to one first then the other. If you somehow popped into two sessions, you can just go to one. All three teachers will present at 6:30 and 6:45

The Google links were emailed to the 10th grade parents separately

Thank you for your patience and support.

Please See Important Letter Below

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Are you a Grand Master of Chess? Or maybe just a pawn? Come to Chess Club in person to learn more and practice your skills!

Chess club meets Thursdays from 11:40-12:40 in Mr. Hoobs' room.

For more information, contact Hersh Niranjani at

Counselor's Corner

Note: One-on-One Educational Plans will be scheduled in October

Moorpark College Tutoring

On Campus Tutoring: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-4pm

Virtual Tutoring: Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm.

Here’s the link where you can find the information:

Classroom Presentations

The Powerpoints (PPT’s) for all classroom presentations have been sent to each student. They will also be posted on our website soon.

Sophomore’s will have their presentation on Sept. 24th.

MUSD Wellness Center

For a wealth of information on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Please check out the site - the Tab is on our school websites - Click on the tab (or the button below) for the link

Math Help Is Available

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, Ms. Treese is here to help! Go to her classroom for help with your math concepts and understanding!
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Keep Up With Your Student's Progress!

Parents that would like to view their student's Canvas progress (for HS@MC classes only) may do so by following the instructions on the MUSD Canvas Student & Parent Resources website and watching the short tutorial. Please note this will only grant a parent observer access to the high school Canvas pages, observer access to Canvas for the college courses is unfortunately not available at this time. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding observer level access to your student's high school Canvas pages or if you need additional assistance with Q ParentConnection.
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Become Involved In Your Child's Education

If you haven't already filled out the interest form for PSSA, SSC, and WASC, please do so.

We need parents to help out on these very important committees.

Studies show that children in schools with active parent involvement achieve higher in all areas. Please click on the button below to sign up to serve HSMC.

Thank you.

Join The Art Club

Bring your artistic talents and passion for art and meet virtually with other artists and art lovers on Friday September 10th at 4:30 pm.

Join here:

Each week the art club's work is featured in the HSMC newsletter. Art club also has wonderful opportunities for scholarships, collaboration in school events, guest speakers and showcasing art in the community! We hope to see you there. For more information, please email the club's founder, Emily Fisher at

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Join The Debate Club!

Are you interested in learning more about debate and engaging in interesting discussions?

Join the HSMC Debate Club! The next meeting will be held virtually, Thursday, September 9th at 5pm.

Join through this URL

If you have any questions, please contact the club's founder, Ashley Kim at

Join The Tabletop Role Playing Game Club

This club will allow students to be introduced to Tabletop Roleplay Games (TTRPG) in a safe environment, express creativity, and mainly have a lot of fun in a game that allows for endless possibilities.

This club will focus on the TTRPG game known as Dungeons and Dragons and will consist of a homebrewed version, made by your local funny guy, Ryan McCombs, based on a popular anime series known at Hunter x Hunter. This anime in combination with the rules and strategy of Dungeons and Dragons will create a fun environment that allows students to explore the true depth of their creative minds.

Meetings will be held on Fridays from 12:00pm-1:00pm in TR-4. Contact Ryan McCombs if you have any questions

Hunter x Hunter info (

Tabletop Roleplay Game info (

Dungeons and Dragons info (

Another Way to Support HSMC

Good news to any HSMC supporters out there that shop at Office Depot!

You can now provide our Give Back to Schools ID #70118038 at checkout in store or enter it online on the Thank You confirmation page after you complete your online purchase. With the Give Back to Schools program, 5% of qualifying purchases are given to your school of choice as a credit towards free school supplies!

If you forgot to provide our ID at checkout, you can simply visit the Give Back to Schools website to apply our ID to your transaction (be sure to save your receipt/order ID for this step). Currently we do not require that our students purchase their own school supplies as we do our best to provide all the materials they will need in class but for those family members who purchase qualifying office supplies (see Qualifying Products PDF for general list) for their own household or business needs this would be a great way to support HS@MC and get quality products to boot!

To request a wallet sized Give Back ID card (perfect size for your next trip to Office Depot!), please email Mrs. Gaeta at or stop by our main office during our usual business hours.

Moorpark College Student Health Center Consent For Treatment

Your child was given a blue copy of the Moorpark College Student Health Center Consent For Treatment letter.

If your child becomes ill here at school, they have access to the Moorpark College Student Health Center. As we are extremely limited in our ability to provide care, we rely on the Student Health Center to provide care for our ill students.

In order for them to provide care, they must have the consent form on file. If you have not already done so, please sign the blue form and return it to the office. If you cannot find it a fillable pdf has been provided for your convenience. Just click on the link below, fill it out, and either print it or email it in to us. We will print it on blue paper for you.

Thank you.

Important Dates

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - Guest Speaker In Ms. Hendrix's Class

Friday, September 3, 2021 - Last Day To Withdraw From College Class

Friday, September 3, 2021 - Voting For ASG Candidates

Monday, September 6, 2021 - No School (Labor Day)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - MakerSpace Tour (9th Grade)

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - GCU Rep Speaks To Senior Project

Friday, September 10, 2021 ASG Workshop

Friday, September 10, 2021 - Club Rush

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - MakerSpace Tour (12th Grade)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - CSUCI Rep Speaks To Senior Project

Friday, September 17, 2021 - Last Day To Change College Grade To Pass/No Pass

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Last Day To Upload Vaccine Information Or Exemption

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - St. Johns College Visits Sr. Project

Friday, September 24, 2021 - Counselor Speaks to 10th Grade Class

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - PSSA Meeting