Principal's Update

1st Week of School 2020

Dear Students & Families,

Last week our teachers spent 3 days together preparing for this year. I am confident in our staff and our ability to provide a high quality education. We will make mistakes along the way and there will be some bumps in the road. However, we are committed to doing this well and will improve as we learn.


Go Hawks!


Sincerely,

Mr. Schoonover

Office is open

Monday, Aug. 31st, 8am

16819 Northeast 159th Street

Brush Prairie, WA

The Hockinson High School office is now open from 8am to 4pm. We are still keeping social distancing protocols. Please call or email whenever possible. Our phone number is 360-448-6450.

First Day of School

September 2nd is our first day of school. We will kick off the year with Class Meetings followed up by getting students logged on to Schoology and "meeting" their new teachers.


THIS WILL BE A CHANGE TO THE GENERAL SCHEDULE


Class of 2024 - 10am

Class of 2023 - 11am

Class of 2022 - 12:30pm

Class of 2021 - 1:30pm


An email will be sent to the students with the zoom link for the class meetings. Please be sure students can log in to their emails and schoology before September 2nd.


Here is the link to the Class Meetings. Please be sure your First and Last Name are displayed or you may not be let into the meeting. https://hocksd.zoom.us/j/5280408729


Parents are welcome to listen in to the meeting if they choose.

Student Expectation for Live Learning (zooms)

We are in a new era for what a 'classroom' is, at least for now. We've created some guidelines we expect everyone to follow to ensure our best opportunities to learn.


We are aware there are some technical issues with zoom. If your zoom meeting cuts in and out, it may not be your wifi. We are working on the tech side to get this figured out.

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Textbook and Material Pick Up

If you did not pick up your student's chromebook, you can do so from the library between 12 & 4 on Monday or Tuesday. Students will be expected to attend the Class Meetings on Wednesday. Please make sure they have a device by then.


Textbook and any other materials distribution will be done the week of September 8. Your student's teachers will have more information in class, and students won't need textbooks the first week of classes.

Work Based Learning

Do you have a JOB? Sign up for Work Based Learning and earn credit towards graduation. It's that easy! Reach out to your counselor to get signed up and Ms. Barkee will help with the rest. You simply need to turn in a time-sheet with the hours you worked each month. For questions please email Ms. Barkee at Kamarla.barkee@hocksd.org. To sign up email your counselor. GO HAWKS!

WiFi Issues?

If you have any internet needs, we will open our building to access the WiFi. Students will have temperature checks and sign a form saying they are symptom free. Students will be expected to follow all social distancing protocols and stay focused on school work. Please enter through the bus entrance on the north side. We will have an area of the commons set up to accommodate approximately 30 students. To ensure you have one of those 30 spots, please call ahead and get scheduled.


The commons will be open from 8:45 to 3:45.


We strongly encourage students to bring headphones that work with their chromebooks. It won't work well if 30 students are listening to different meetings at the same time.


Our internet procedures are listed below.

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Student Expectations & Daily Schedule

Here is a reminder of our daily schedule. This schedule will go fully into effect on Thursday September 3rd.
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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.

Student Class Schedules

Counselors are still working on student schedules. But they won't be completely done until Tuesday afternoon. Please log in Tuesday afternoon to see your classes.


If you are requesting a change, please email your Counselor. Please be aware that they have a tremendous amount of scheduling to do and it may take a few days before they respond.


Brian Kimber - brian.kimber@hocksd.org

Myke Pace - myke.pace@hocksd.org


Schedule changes should only be requested for:


  • Students missing class period
  • Students in the same class twice
  • Students in the wrong grade level class
  • Students missing a class they need to graduate
  • Students who want in/out of AP or Honors

Tips for Success

The first week of school is usually pretty relaxed. We are trying to recreate that. Teachers will spend time explaining their courses and getting to know kids.


  1. Spend time this week making sure you know the technology we will be using. Are you comfortable with Schoology? Zoom? Google drive? Gmail?
  2. Spend time this week getting to know your teachers. Relationships are important to us and we look forward to building them.

Hockinson High School

Our Mission:


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