The Trojan Daily

Friday, September 11, 2020

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Frequently Asked Questions for the First Day of School

We are excited to see our students next week! Here are a few frequently asked questions for the first day of school:

What days do we come to campus?

September 14th-18th is our Transition Week. Students will be divided into two groups.

Group 1: Students with the Last Name A - K

  • Attend on-campus instruction Monday and Tuesday, September 14th and 15th.

  • This group participates in remote instruction Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 16th, 17th, and 18th.

Group 2: Students with the Last Name L - Z

  • Attend on-campus instruction Thursday and Friday, September 17th and 18th.

  • This group participates in remote instruction Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, September 14th, 15th, and 16th.


We will go back to our Traditional Instructional Method the week of September 21st.

  • Beginning Monday, September 21st, on-campus instruction will resume with normal school hours Monday through Friday.

  • Remote instruction will continue as normal for those students who selected remote instruction.

Will masks/face coverings be required?

Yes, everyone on campus will be required to wear a mask or face covering. This includes all students, faculty, staff, and any visitors to HGHS.


What time do I have to be there?

Our school hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our doors will open at 8:10 a.m. for car riders and student drivers. Bus riders will enter as buses arrive on campus.

Where do I go first?

Freshmen will report to Wright Gymnasium in the mornings and will be released to their 1st block class at 8:23 a.m. (While this will be the normal daily routine, on September 14th and 17th, freshmen will remain in the Wright Gymnasium for their class meeting that starts at 8:25 a.m.)

Upperclassmen (9th-11th) will report to the Main Gymnasium in the mornings and will be released to their 1st block class at 8:25 a.m.

*Students will report to their 1st block class. We will not go to homeroom.

What time will buses run?

Please see the document below for bus route information. We are unsure of bus times for pickup. We encourage students to be ready early and to watch for their bus. The earliest pickup time is 6:25 a.m. Please be patient the first few days as everyone is learning our new routine. If you have a bus question, direct it to assistant principal Stacy Junjulas at sjunjulas@mcssk12.org.

*Students are required to wear face masks on the bus.

How do car riders enter the school?

All high school traffic can either enter the front of the school from Hwy 231-431 or use Bullard Drive. We encourage parents dropping off students to use the Hwy 231-431 entrance and the student drivers to use the Bullard Drive entrance. The traffic on the north side of campus is one-way both directions in the morning. The north side road is two-way traffic in the afternoon. For the safety of our students, we lock the gates on Bullard Drive and behind the football concession stand around 8:45 a.m. each day. All traffic during the school day must enter from Hwy 231-431. We will unlock the Bullard Drive gate and the gate behind the football concession stand around 2 p.m. to allow the elementary traffic to use these entrances.
Morning drop-off

Parents, please use the car line drop off area to drop off your student. Dropping students off in front of the school, in the student parking lot in the aisles, Woolley Gym area, bus parking lot, and teacher parking lot is not allowed.

Afternoon pick-up

There are only two locations to pick up students in the afternoon. These locations are in the car line or in a vacant parking space. Students are not allowed to be picked up in the front of the school, in the student parking lot in the aisles, Woolley Gym area, bus parking lot, or teacher parking lot. Students who are picked up in the incorrect areas will be disciplined. If any student is unsure, all they have to do is ask.

How do I get a parking space?

Parking Permit Applications are online! They must be signed by a parent. Pay ahead of time with My School Fees and show your receipt to Mrs. Weir.

What school supplies do I need to bring?

There are no school supply lists for high school. Please bring paper and pen/pencil the first day, and your teachers will let you know what supplies are needed for each of their classes.

*If you have checked out a school Chromebook, you will need to bring it with you each day. Be sure to charge your Chromebook at night, and bring a fully charged Chromebook to school each day.

*If you have NOT checked out a school Chromebook, you may bring your personal laptop if you choose to do so. If you do not wish to bring a personal device, we will check out a school Chromebook to you next week. All students will need a laptop or Chromebook (fully charged) at school each day.

What is the dress code?

Here are some pictures and examples with the intent to assist parents as they purchase school clothing. Our students do an outstanding job meeting these expectations.

How do I pay school fees?

All financial transactions at HGHS may be done online. Visit My School Fees to pay for class fees, parking permits, and more! Find your item, add it to the cart, and check out. You will get a confirmation email, the bookkeeper will get a verification email for the purchase, and the sponsor will get a verification email. No more long lines and special trips to the school!

What's for breakfast and lunch?

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

*All students will be able to eat breakfast and lunch at no cost through December 31, 2020.

Dates to Remember

Fall Semester

September 14-18 -- Return to School (based on last name schedule)

September 21 -- Return to Traditional School

September 17 -- Progress Reports

October 5-9 -- Fall Break

October 23 -- End of 1st 9 Weeks

October 29 -- Report Cards

November 11 -- Veteran's Day

November 23 -- E-Learning Day

November 24-27 -- Thanksgiving Break

December 21 -- E-Learning Day

December 22 - January 1 -- Winter Break

Image Credits

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