Hawk Happenings- 8/16/21 V.3

Hawks Fly As One

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It's Time For Students To Be Back in the Building!

Greetings Hutchison Families,

We are looking forward to seeing our students return through the front doors of Hutchison High School this week. All freshman and any sophomores or new students are invited to begin on Wednesday, August 18th as we kick off the year with our annual Ignition Day. This is a day organized by returning students identified as Ignition Mentors. They structure the day to help our new Hawks become familiar with the building, their schedule, locker, and begin to get to know one another. ALL students begin on Thursday, August 19th where we will be running a 1-6 period schedule. Any students who have not yet picked up a schedule with their locker assignments will be able to do so on the first day of school when they enter the building.

Covid- Masking- Mitigation

While we are looking forward to this new school year and as Covid continues to evolve and is ever-changing our way of operations with many unknowns, I ask for our school community to continue to be considerate and respectful of one another's stance on the pandemic, vaccinations, masking, etc. We are here to provide the best educational opportunity possible for students to be successful and career-ready!

Last spring the school board made the decision to make masks optional across all grade levels and for both students and staff. I encourage you to talk with your high school student about masking. Currently, the CDC recommends that everyone (vaccinated and unvaccinated) wear masks indoors. *Masks are required on the school bus per federal guidelines.**

  • Hand sanitizer is available in every classroom and throughout our building.
  • Free Covid Screening and testing will be available to any student or staff member in our nurse's office. In addition, you will be able to call our nurse's office to schedule curb-side testing if your student has symptoms (to avoid coming into the building).
  • Stay home if you have symptoms.
  • When a student or staff member does test positive for Covid-19, families will be notified of a Covid-positive case in that student's classroom

Click here to see district Covid information. https://www.k12northstar.org/Page/10902


All of our freshman and any sophomores interested or new students to Hutchison are invited to be at school on August 18th for our annual Ignition Day! This is a day organized by upper-class Ignition Mentors as a way to support our new students with a successful transition to Hutchison High School. There will be organized activities and students will have a chance to become familiar with the school, get their class schedule, lockers, meet one another, etc. before the entire student population arrives on August 19th. Busses will be running and our food available.

Ignition Day Q&A

Who can come?

Freshmen, interested sophomores, and any students new to Hutchison are invited to attend.

What time is Ignition Day?

Ignition Day runs regular school hours - 7:30am-2pm.

Are buses running?

Yes. If you have not yet registered for the bus, please do so here.

Is food provided?

Yes, our nutrition services program will be up and running. Breakfast and lunch are free for students this year but we ask that you register, please do so here.

What will we do?

Students will get their schedules and lockers. Everyone will have a chance to run through a mini-schedule - attending each class briefly to start to get to know classmates, the teacher, and a few details about each class. Meet this year's freshmen mentors and get time to explore the school in a scavenger hunt and connect with classmates.

What should I bring on Ignition Day?

No need to bring any school supplies this day. You are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle and a mask.

OPEN HOUSE- AUGUST 18TH 5:00-6:30 P.M.

We will host our annual fall Open House on Wednesday, August 18th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Come enjoy some refreshments and cookies, browse the school and see some of our upperclassmen in action in their cluster areas, meet staff, and visit the tables in the commons to learn about our various clubs, athletics, and activities.

Students who attend Open House may also get their schedule, locker assignments, and Chromebook issued to them.


The first day for ALL Hutchison High School students will be Thursday, August 19th. Our regular school day will run from 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily. Thursday, August 19th and Friday, August 20th will be a 1-6 bell schedule.

Here's to a great start and a new school year!

Robyn Taylor, Principal

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The school day runs from 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Students who are enrolled in a 7th period eLearning course will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:05-3:05 p.m.
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EXTENSIONS- What is it? (Freshman, Sophomore, and Upper Division Seminar)

This year we will be offering an Extension Period for our students on Tuesday,

Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, on student schedules it reads as Freshman Seminar, Sophomore Seminar, or Upper Division Seminar. Extensions are an awesome opportunity for

students to:

● Learn about how to navigate High School and their next steps well;

● Get more support from their classroom teachers if they are struggling;

● Engage in an enrichment activity that matches their interests and goals;

● Retake a course during the regular school day;

● And so much more!

During the first part of the year, all students in grades 9-12 will be required to attend this

period so that they can engage in relationship-building activities with their peers, next step

exploration and planning, and in the trainings we offer each year to ensure they are living

healthy lives. In the second part of the year, students will have access to more options that

suit their learning needs, goals, and interests.

Every 9th and 10th-grade student will be enrolled in a grade-level seminar throughout

the year to ensure they are successful academically and socially in our school community.

This will allow them to get the support they need and to earn their required

credits within the regular school day. Beginning the 2nd Quarter 11th and 12th-grade students who are on track to meet their graduation goals and are passing all of their core classes may be given the opportunity to leave campus and have this period 'excused' if that feels right for your family and they have their own transportation.

As a staff, we are focusing on the ways that collaboration can improve this offering over time.

Extensions are new this year, and we do expect some trial and error as we learn what will

work best for our school community. We welcome your feedback and suggestions along

the way!

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My schedule doesn't seem correct, what can I do?

Message from Administration and Counseling Regarding Schedules

Schedules are not finalized - Classes still need to be balanced/leveled which may result in schedule changes. Keep in mind when requesting schedule changes, they're not guaranteed.

Please see below the list of priorities we follow when dealing with schedule change requests:

  • Student has an incomplete schedule.
  • New student enrollments.
  • Change is needed for senior missing graduation requirements and/or college and career entrance.
  • Student has been scheduled into a course out of sequence (i.e., Geometry before Algebra 1).
  • Student did not pass a class that was a prerequisite for another.
  • Student has been scheduled into a course previously passed.
  • Class sizes must be balanced.

Please understand that all of these priorities come BEFORE requested changes based on preferred teachers, periods, or classmates.

The counseling office continues to work through students schedules but they are addressing them in a priority order.

What you CAN do is take a look at the attached master schedule to see where we have classes offered when. Email one of the counselors, or Mrs. Davis with your name, grade, concern, and proposed change.

Rhonda Driscoll, counselor rhonda.driscoll@k12northstar.org

Jasmine Nickell, counselor. jasmine.nickell@k12northstar.org

Brittany Davis, counseling technician. brittany.davis@k12northstar.org

What Should My Student Bring To School The First Day?

Each teacher will share with students their class syllabi, materials needed, and expectations for success during the first few days of school. It would not hurt to have a least a pen/pencil and some paper for that first day.

Students should come to school with a positive growth mindset. We encourage students to think of school as a daily job interview to help set them up for a career-ready future.

Will My Student Be Issued A Chromebook?

Hutchison is prepared to issue all students a Chromebook during the first few days of school. Students are expected to come to school daily with their Chromebook. Students must have a parent/guardian sign the district's AUP (Acceptable Use Policy). Each guardian was emailed a link to this form on August 10th allowing you to sign the policy electronically. If you would prefer to sign a paper copy, it is available in the Hutchison library.

Click here for the FNSB School District Acceptable Use Policy & Agreement

If your student has their own personal device they are welcome to use it for school. The Fairbanks School District has a network named FNSBSD-BYOD for students and staff to connect a personal phone or laptop to the district Wi-Fi. Please go to this page for instructions specific to your device's operating system. https://www.k12northstar.org/byod

Free and Reduced Meals Application Link

Please complete the 2021-2022 meals appication form.

Meals are Free this Year!

Breakfast and lunch will be offered free of charge for the 2021-2022 school year. USDA has provided a participation option through the National School Lunch Program which gives us the ability to do this for another year.

Breakfast is served Monday-Friday before school from 7-7:30 a.m.

Lunch is served Monday and Fridays 10:30-11:00 and Tues/Wed/Thurs 11:15-11:45.

Meals are free of charge but any ala carte items (e.g. a carton of milk) are not. All students will have to be able to pay for those items.

Even though meals are free, please encourage families to complete the 2021-2022 meals application Free & Reduced Meals Application . Meal status provides assistance with course fees, exam fees, and federal funding for the District (e.g. Title I), to name a few.

Class of 2022 Graduation Date is Friday, May 13th

21-22 Student Spotlight Nominations

We love featuring our Hawks! Click here to nominate a Hutchison Hawk to be featured in our Student Spotlight!

Sports Are Currently Happening

Fall activities are happening! Please see the Hutchison activities webpage to find an updated coach contact, schedule, and practice information on your specific sport.

Hutchison does not have men's football. Students interested in playing football may play for their boundary area school OR may choose to play for Monroe Catholic High School if they live in the Lathrop boundary and want a smaller school setting.

All students involved in Alaska School Activity Association (ASAA) sanctioned activities must complete all eligibility forms and have a recent physical. Physicals are good for 18 months prior to the first practice.

* All electronic paperwork must be complete in https://www.planeths.com. Both the guardian and student are required to complete this process which takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

* All outstanding fees and fines must be paid in order to participate. Check your PowerSchool account. Fees may be paid online.

* All freshmen are automatically academically eligible to begin fall activities. All 10th-12th grade students must have earned a 2.0 GPA during the Spring 2021 semester to be academically eligible to participate.

Questions? Contact our Activities Coordinator, Lynn Bernheim.


479-2261 ext. 35515

Planet HS-- Activity Eligibility

Students and parents MUST complete all documents for activity eligibility in PlanetHS. Click here to access or set up your account.

FNSBSD Covid Information

Click here for all district information related to Covid and school operations.

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Upcoming Happenings from the Hawks Nest

Upcoming Happenings in the Hawks Nest.

Some changes can and do occur on short notice but we will work to keep this as current as possible.


Week of: Aug 16, 2021

8/18: IGNITION- new students

OPEN HOUSE- 5:00-6:30

8/19: 1-6

First Day for All Students

8/20: 1-6

Swim- Monroe @ Hamme 6:00

JV VB @ Monroe Tournament

8/21: XC- Interior Invitational @ Birch Hill

JV VB @ Monroe Tournament

Week of Aug 23, 2021

8/23: 1-6

8/24: 1,2,4,5

Flag Football vs. West Valley 6:00 Turf

8/25: 2,3,5,6

Flag Football vs. Lathrop 6:00 Turf

8/26: 1,3,4,6

8/27: 1-6

VB @ Valdez

Swim- Lathrop @ Hamme 6:00

8/28: VB @ Valdez

Swim- Lathrop @ Hamme

XC- Chena Lakes All Schools Race

Week of Aug 30, 2021

8/30: 1-6

8/31: 1,2,4,5

Flag Football vs. NP 6:00 Turf

9/1: 2,3,5,6

VB vs. Mt. Edgecumbe

9/2: 1,3,4,6

JV VB @ Monroe

9/3: 1-6

9/4: Delta Invitational 12:00

JV VB vs. Valdez

Week of Sept 6, 2021

9/6: No School- Labor Day

9/7: 1,2,4,5

Flag Football @ Lathrop 6:00

9/8: 2,3,5,6

Rifle Season Begins

VB @ West Valley

9/9: 1,3,4,6

Flag Football @ West Valley 6:00

9/10: 1-6

VB vs. Monroe

9/11: XC- Palmer Invitational 10:00

Week of Sept 13, 2021

9/13: 1-6

Picture Day

Flag Football @ North Pole 6:00

9/14: 1,2,4,5

VB @ Lathrop

9/15: 2,3,5,6

Flag Football @ West Valley 6:00

9/16: 1,3,4,6

9/17: 1-6

VB @ Bethel Tournament

Swim- Hutch Hosts @ Hamme 6:00

9/18: VB @ Bethel Tournament

XC @ Salcha

Week of Sept 20, 2021

9/20: 1-6

9/21: 1,2,4,5

VB vs. Delta

9/22: 2,3,5,6

Flag Football vs. Lathrop 6:00 Turf

9/23: 1,3,4,6

9/24: 1-6

Swim @ Valdez

Possible Flag to Anchorage

9/25: XC Regionals?

Swim @ Valdez

Possible Flag to Anchorage

Week of Sept 27, 2021

9/27: 1-6

E-Sports Season Begins

9/28: 1,2,4,5

9/29: 2,3,5,6

Wrestling Season Begins

9/30: 1,3,4,6

VB vs. Eielson


10/2: XC Regionals?

Swim @ Bartlett

Volleyball vs. North Pole

Week of Oct 4, 2021

10/4: 1-6

10/5: 1,2,4,5

VB vs. Lathrop-

10/6: 2,3,5,6

Flag Football vs North Pole 6:00 Turf

10/7: 1,3,4,6

VB @ North Pole

10/8: 1-6

State Tennis in Anchorage

10/9: State Tennis in Anchorage

State Cross Country in Anchorage

VB vs. Galena

Week of October 11, 2021

10/11: 1-6

10/12: 1,2,4,5

VB @ Monroe

10/13: 2,3,5,6

10/14: 1,3,4,6

10/15: 1-6 EARLY RELEASE

End of Quarter 1

VB @ Delta

Swim @ North Pole 6:00


Week of Oct 18, 2021

10/18: 1-6

10/19: 1,2,4,5

VB @ Eielson

10/20: 2,3,5,6

Picture Retakes

10/21: 1,3,4,6

10/22: 1-6

VB @ Galena

Swim- West Valley @ Hamme 6:00

10/23: VB @ Galena

Week of Oct 25, 2021

10/25: 1,3,4,6

10/26: 1,2,4,5

10/27: 2,3,5,6

VB @ Sitka/Mt. Edgecumbe


VB @ Sitka/Mt. Edgecumbe

Swim Regionals @ Hamme 6:00


VB @ Sitka/Mt. Edgecumbe

Swim Regionals @ Hamme 6:00

10/30: Hutchison Bazaar 10:00-4:00

Swim Regionals @ Hamme 10:30

Week of Nov 1, 2021

11/1: 1-6

11/2: 1,2,4,5

11/3: 2,3,5,6

11/4: 1,3,4,6

VB Regionals

Swim/Dive @ State in Juneau

11/5: 1-6

VB Regionals

Swim/Dive @ State in Juneau

Week of Nov 8, 2021

11/8: 1-6

11/9: 1,2,4,5

11/10: 2,3,5,6

11/11: 1,3,4,6

Volleyball @ State in Anchorage


Volleyball @ State in Anchorage

Week of Nov 15, 2021

11/15: 1-6

11/16: 1,2,4,5

11/17: 2,3,4,6

11/18: 1,3,4,6

11/19: 1-6

Week of Nov 22, 2021

11/22: 1,3,4,6

11/23: 1,2,4,5

11/24: 2,3,5,6


11/26: NO SCHOOL

Week of Nov 29, 2021

11/29: 1-6

11/30: 1,2,4,5

12/1: 2,3,5,6

Basketball & Cheer Season Begins

Lottery Opens

12/2: 1,3,4,6

12/3: 1-6

Week of Dec 6, 2021

12/6: 1-6

12/7: 1,2,4,5

12/8: 2,3,5,6

12/9: 1,3,4,6

12/10: 1-6

Wrestling Regionals at Hutch

Week of Dec 13, 2021

12/13: 1-6

12/14: 1-6

12/15: FINALS

1st period: 7:30-9:30

4th period: 9:45-11:45

7th/eLearning: 12:00-2:00


12/16: FINALS

2nd: 7:30-9:30

5th: 9:45-11:45


12/17: FINALS

3rd: 7:30-9:30

6th: 9:45-11:45



Wrestling State in Anchorage

12/18: Wrestling State in Anchorage


Week Jan 3, 2022

01/03: Teacher Work Day- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

01/04: 1-6

01/05: 2,3,5,6

01/06: 1,3,4,6

01/07: 1,2,4,5

BB @ Eielson

Week of Jan 10, 2022

1/10: 1-6

1/11: 1,2,4,5

1/12: 2,3,5,6

1/13: 1,3,4,6

BB @ Delta Tournament

1/14: 1-6

BB @ Delta Tournament

1/15: BB @ Delta Tournament

Week of Jan 17, 2022

1/17: No School

1/18: 1,2,4,5

BB vs. Eielson

1/19: 2,3,5,6

1/20: 1,3,4,6

BB @ Bethel Tournament

1/21: 1-6

BB @ Bethel Tournament

1/22: BB @ Bethel Tournament

Week of Jan 24, 2022

1/24: 1-6

1/25: 1,2,4,5

BB vs. North Pole

1/26: 2,3,5,6

BB vs. Monroe

1/27: 1,3,4,6

1/28: 1-6

Week of Jan 31, 2022

1/31: 1-6

2/1: 1,2,4,5

2/2: 2,3,5,6

02/03: 1,3,4,6

BB vs. Galena

02/04: 1-6

BB vs. Galena

Week of Feb 7, 2022

2/7: 1-6

2/8: 1,2,4,5

BB @ Lathrop

2/9: 2,3,5,6

2/10: 1,3,4,6

2/11: 1-6

Week of Feb 14, 2022

2/14: 1-6

2/15: 1,2,4,5

2/16: 2,3,5,6

BB @ North Pole

Lottery Closes

2/17: 1,3,4,6

2/18: 1-6

BB vs. Valdez

2/19: BB vs. Valdez

Lottery Runs

Week of Feb 21, 2022

2/21: Professional Development Day-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

2/22: Parent Teacher Conferences-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

2/23: Parent Teacher Conferences-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

2/24: 1-6

2/25: 1-6

BB @ Delta

2/26: BB vs. Delta

Week of Feb 28, 2022

2/28: 1-6

3/1: 1,2,4,5

3/2: 2,3,5,6

Spring Sports Seasons Begin

3/3: 1,3,4,6

03/04: 1-6

BB @ Monroe

Week of March 7, 2022

3/7: 1-6

03/08: 1,2,4,5

3/9: 2,3,5,6

3/10: 1,3,4,6

Basketball/Cheer Regionals- TBD



Basketball/Cheer Regionals- TBD

3/12: Basketball Cheer Regionals- TBD


Week of March 21, 2022

3/21: 1-6

3/22: 1,2,4,5

3/23: 2,3,5,6

3/24: 1,3,4,6

State Basketball in Anchorage

3/25: 1-6

State Basketball in Anchorage

3/26: State Basketball in Anchorage

Week of March 28, 2022

3/28: 1-6

3/29: 1,2,4,5

3/30: 2,3,5,6

3/31: 1,3,4,6

4/1: 1-6

Week of April 4, 2022

4/4: 1-6

04/05: 1,2,4,5

4/6: 2,3,5,6

4/7: 1,3,4,6

4/8: 1-6

Week of April 11, 2022

4/11: 1-6

4/12: 1,2,4,5

4/13: 2,3,5,6

4/14: 1,3,4,6

4/15: 1-6

Week of April 18, 2022

4/18: 1-6

4/19: 1,2,4,5

4/20: 2,3,5,6

4/21: 1,3,4,6

4/22: 1-6

Week of April 25, 2022

4/25: 1-6

4/26: 1,2,4,5

4/27: 2,3,5,6

4/28: 1,3,4,6

4/29: 1-6

Week of May 2, 2022

5/2: 1-6

5/3: 1,2,4,5

5/4: 2,3,5,6 SENIOR FINALS

5/5: 1,3,4,6 SENIOR FINALS

5/6: 1-6 on early release schedule



Week of May 10, 2022

5/9: 1-6

5/10: 1,2,4,5


5/11: 2,3,5,6

5/12: 1,2,4,6

5/13: 1-6



Week of May 16, 2021

5/16: 1-6


1st 7:30-9:30

4th 9:45-11:45

7th eLearning 12:00-2:00


2nd 7:30-9:30

5th 9:45-11:45


3rd 7:30-9:30

6th 9:45-11:45