Trojan Times

By: Principal Dufrene (Jan. 18th)

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Hello Trojans,

It is here, the final week of the first semester. That means you have four days this week to get it done and finish strong. So, what are you waiting for??? Please contact your teachers today if you need additional academic support. We are "Red" on the DHHR map which means we will stay with remote learning this week. Students can make arrangements with teachers to come in person if needed.


Monday, January 25th we begin second semester (four new classes unless you are taking a year long course). If you were unable to pick up your second semester schedule last week, we will send you a copy via Schoology this week. If you have any schedule conflicts please contact your counselor. Second semester schedule change request forms are due Friday, January 29th.


We begin the newly adopted A/B format on January 25th. Students with the last name beginning with the letter A through K will report to in person learning on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students with the last name beginning with the letter L through Z will report to in person learning on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If any A/B in person learners have a conflict with their assigned days due to younger siblings, please contact the main office to switch your days as needed. Students that are electing to do virtual learning second semester must inform the main office and stay in touch with their teachers each week. All students will be doing virtual learning on Fridays. If the DHHR map is "Red", the high school will conduct remote learning that week. All staff and students must wear proper face covering when in the building (including on the bus) unless you have a medical condition.


As we finish the first semester and begin the second semester, I urge all students to give their best in order to be successful. If you work hard and communicate with your teachers, you will be successful. The biggest challenge teachers are facing each week is lack of communication by students. Students, no matter what barriers you are faced with...don't give up, try your best, and reach out to all your teachers weekly. Parents, we are in this together...please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers as needed.


Important information regarding virtual attendance:


  • Attendance reports will be generated every Friday morning for the week prior to
  • If your student does not make contact that week, he/she will be counted absent every day of that respective week.
  • Each student has 4 classes. If one or two teachers have not had contact with your student, your student will be marked half day absent every day that week by the administration. If three or four teachers have not had contact, your student will be marked full day absent every day that week by the administration.
  • Contact can consist of assignments being submitted or emails, Schoology messages, or phone calls from your students to your teachers.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Mr. Stewart at trey.stewart@k12.wv.us



Last week I mailed home a letter to all students (a copy is attached in case you haven't received it yet) encouraging them to keep their heads up. The first semester has been a struggle and very frustrating to us all. I am proud of our staff and students for making the necessary adjustments and for staying strong. Now, we most move forward this second semester by making the most of each day.

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Hampshire HS Highlights...

- Congratulations to the following students and Mrs. Long for their fantastic success on the Nurse Aid Testing that they took on Saturday, all students that took the test passed the written and skills exam...Kenlie Adams, Autumn Alderman, Isabella Benedum, Jade Blackburn, Kimberly Carr, Elizabeth Clutter, Shyanne Hock, Brae'Leigh Riggleman, Hannah Shoemaker, Alyssa Steinmetz, and Maria Terrazas!!!


- Athletics> If we are not "Red" on the DHHR map and we are having in-person learning...sports practice can resume/begin on Feb. 15. Non winter sports can begin conditioning and weight training on the same date. Please contact Mr. Stewart for additional information.

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This Week @ HHS...

- Tuesday through Friday> Virtual Learning for all (last four days of first semester); if you need additional academic support contact your teacher as soon as possible.


- Mon, Jan. 25th> Second Semester begins!


Thursday, January 21, 2021 students may pick up meals or have meals delivered. Curbside meals will be available from 10:00-12:00 at all schools. Meals will be delivered beginning at 9:30 am. Please register your child on the Hampshire County Board of Education website if you are interested in receiving meals.

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Guide to Schoology for parents and guardians:

Hampshire High School

Adult Basic Education Program

Upcoming Events – January 2021

Event: Parent’s/Grandparent’s Guide to Schoology

Part I: The Basics

When: Tuesday - January 19th, 2021

OR

Thursday - January 21st, 2021

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Register by clicking the following link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNanpvqy_UFrdCo1d5J_actwNURTlPQk43MklMUzBYS0sxNDdIVTk0V1hYTy4u

Class size is limited. All CDC guidelines will be following for COVID-19 including facemasks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing.

All parents/grandparents of Hampshire County School students welcome!!!!

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Finish Strong,

Mr. Dufrene