Raider Nation Newsletter

Week of May 24, 2021

Dear Atholton Families,

It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching the end of this unprecedented school year. As the brakes on most restrictions begin to ease, we must still follow the guidelines outlined by HCPSS regarding safety protocols. The latest message from Dr. Martirano outlines expectations. In short, the wearing of masks outdoors on HCPSS school grounds is optional except for athletic events.

As graduation nears, our last rehearsal will be held this Wednesday, May 26 at 8:30 am. We will do a final walk-through (all students should have their seat numbers). More importantly, we will distribute cap and gowns, graduation tickets, and collect all HCPSS materials (textbooks, Chromebooks, etc.). All seniors are expected to return any HCPSS items and settle any outstanding obligations before graduation tickets will be issued. If you have any questions regarding obligations, please contact Ms. Fowler at

As many of our senior parents now know, the number of tickets for each senior has been increased to six! If for any reason, a family requires more than six tickets, the request must come to me at All requests need to be in by Tuesday, May 25. Information regarding parking has been updated on the HCPSS Commencements webpage. Please refer to this page for details on health and safety protocols, parking/maps, Livestream and TV rebroadcast, and photography. You can find all of that at

Lastly, have you thought about summer sports camps? The Atholton Athletic Boosters is holding their annual Raiders Summer Sports Camps this summer. Each individual camp will be taught by highly talented and skillful staff. The staff is committed to implementing an instructional clinic from beginners to advanced athletes in a safe and fun environment. Tuition for each camp is $150 per camper which includes a t-shirt, individual skills testing, and specialized instruction from qualified staff members. Eligible Campers are any students aged 10-18 who HAVE NOT played that particular sport at Atholton High School. PLEASE NOTE: the Boys & Girls Soccer Camp is offered to boy and girl campers aged 6-16.

Fifteen Camps are being offered - please go to for the complete schedule for June, July & August, and more information.

Wishing everyone a spectacular Memorial Day! Please take a moment to honor and remember our servicemen and servicewomen who answered America's call to service and paid the ultimate price.

There will not be a newsletter next week due to the holiday.

Robert A. Motley


Half-Day Schedule for June 10, 11, 14, 15

High School Schedules (7:45-11:30)

7:45-8:30 -- Period 1

8:35-9:20 -- Period 2

9:25-10:10 -- Period 3

10:15-11:00 -- Period 4

11:00-11:30 -- Grab & Go lunch distribution

  • At 11:00, virtual students are dismissed. In-person students remain with their Period 4 teacher.
  • Classes are sent to the cafeteria in shifts to pick up grab & go lunches.
  • ARL students will remain in their home school during the ARL period on these days.
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  • Settle any outstanding obligations. Tickets will be distributed on May 26. All obligations need to be settled by May 24. Please contact Ms. Fowler at if you have questions regarding an obligation. Those seniors with obligations have been notified.

  • Graduation Rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 26 from 8:30 am to 11:30. It is imperative that seniors attend.

  • The collection of HCPSS materials (uniforms, textbooks, chrome books, etc.) will take place on May 26. Seniors are expected to bring those items with them to turn in.

Atholton Gear

Please check out the Athloton items on sale from our school store. Need a sweatshirt, water bottle, car magnet, etc. Get them here:

Atholton Gear Online

Have You Moved or Planning to Move?

If you have moved or are moving soon, please notify us as soon as possible. We will update your address to ensure that you are receiving all communication promptly. If your move will take you outside of the Atholton district our registrars will partner with your student's new school to make the transition as smooth as possible.

If you have an address change, please fill out the attached fillable Address Change Form (below) and email it back to us along with your new deed or lease and a utility bill. This way we can update your address, electronically verify your school district, and provide assistance in cases where your student may be transitioning schools. If you have any questions, contact our registrar, Allison Sultan, at

Administrator Assignments

Ms. Nasir -- ALL 9th Grade AND Last Name Sm - Z Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Veslany -- Last Name A - H Grades 10 - 12 (

Mr. Richman -- Last Name I - Sl Grades 10 -12 (

School Counselor Assignments

Ms. Wade -- 9th Grade ONLY (

Mr. Cohen -- Last Name A - E / Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Meledick -- Last Name F - Kj / Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Clearfield -- Last Name Kk - P / Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Rogers -- Last Name Q - Z / Grades 10 - 12 (

Mark Your Calendar

May 26 -- Senior Graduation Rehearsal (8:30 am)

May 26 -- Senior Collection & Distribution

May 31 -- School Closed -- Memorial Day

June 1 -- Atholton HS Graduation (7 p.m.)

June 10, 11, 14, 15 -- Early Dismissal Days (schedule above)

June 15 -- Last Day of School for Students