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August 23, 2021

The Dog Days of Summer

Hello Phoenix families!

As we enter the last week August, I was wondering what the "dog days of summer" meant. As a dog lover, and a lover of the warm "beachy" weather, it bothered me that the phrase had a negative connotation. Well...I was wrong, the connotation is not panting, uncomfortable dogs at all! According to ABC 7, the phrase " the dog days of summer" comes from the ancient Greek and Romans. They kept track of the seasons by looking at the sky the the constellation "Sirius" was known as the "dog star" because it was shaped like a dog. When Sirius appeared in the sky just before the sun, it was near the end of July, just before the hottest days of the year. This period was referred to as "dies caniculares" or "days of the dog star" by the Romans. Eventually, it was translated just as "dog days."

This is an important week here at HSMC. Our Back to School Night will be this Wednesday. The schedule is below with all the links to sign on. The teachers have been working really hard to prepare, we hope to see all of you there.

Also, we will be having our first PSSA meeting this Thursday. A partnership is critical to the success of our school, please plan on attending this virtual meeting also, the information is below.

However you spend these last few weeks before Labor Day, I hope you are able to enjoy our wonderful California sunshine and time with your loved ones.

Have a great week.

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Office and Staff Hours

The HSMC office is open from 7:45-5:45 Monday - Thursday and 7:45-3:15 Friday to serve you.

Please be patient as oftentimes the office is staffed by only one person. If you call and the phone is not answered, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. For best results, please call between the hours of 10:00-4:00.

Thank you for your support.

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Spirit Packs Are Now Available

Hello Juniors and Seniors!

The HSMC spirit packs are now available. Please click on link below for more information. The due date is October 22nd so get yours today!

Make-Up Picture Day Is This Friday!!

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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 first interest meeting will be held virtually TUESDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 5PM at

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

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Guest Speakers

HSMC is looking for guest speakers for our senior project classes! If you are interested in sharing your interesting career, please email Mrs. Sandoval at

Social Media

Do you LOVE The High School at Moorpark College? Let us know! Help us spread the word about this incredible and successful school. Please follow these links and tell us your experience with our wonderful school.

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  • @officialhsmc on Instagram

Yearbook Purchasing Information (Flyer Below)

Ordering an HSMC yearbook is quick and easy! Visit to customize your TWO FREE PAGES and order your yearbook online. See attached yearbook information for our school code and instructions on customizing and ordering a yearbook. ** Please note that yearbook is NOT part of the Spirit Pack that will be offered.

Yearbook website for customizing and ordering:

Deadline to customize and order: April 8, 2022

Purchase price: $50

HSMC Passcode: 1014109872723234

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 11th Grade Counseling Presentation

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - Back to School Night

Monday, August 27, 2021 - Last Day To Add College Class With Code

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)

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