From the Principal
We have arrived! Today marks the end of regular classes with final assessments beginning tomorrow. We have limited those to two per day, on a morning schedule. Students must take their final during the assigned time, or check-in with their teacher and submit their final projects on or before that time. The teacher records of students attending the final class period and completing their assessment will be their attendance for the day from May 21-27. They will not sign into the Google form separately. Students may turn in missing work through May 29th. Teachers will be calculating and verifying grades on June 1.
Parents and students will be notified of any failing grades or incompletes from the second semester, and the expectations for dealing with them, by June 5th.
Students who have credit recovery work to do from the first semester will begin on June 15 under the guidance of Ms. Zeno. This work will be done online. She will be checking in with them regularly and overseeing their progress. They are expected to put in several hours of work each day to complete their credit recovery.
As always, there are a lot of things to finish as we draw near the end of the year. If you have not completed your registration for next year, please contact me or Mr. Malloy. We are in the process of creating a schedule for the next school year and your participation is important to this process. See below for some of the more important 2020-2021 calendar dates!
Because so many summer programs have been canceled we have tried to watch for some online opportunities. Northwestern Medical School is continuing with its SciHigh GoKidney program for the HT students they interviewed and selected in a different format. Portions of the program will be open to other students. Please watch for more details next week.
One of our friends shared this virtual summer opportunity with us. It is new to us but looks promising:
Free, virtual STEM summer camps open to students at the middle, high school, and college levels. Course offerings include SAT Test Prep, Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics, all taught by top-ranked STEM PhDs, college professors, and high school teachers. Students can enroll now for this free program and begin taking their courses as soon as June 1 with ongoing enrollment available thereafter. Learn more.
Finally, take a few moments for yourself! We are the World
Be safe and well.
For AP and Final Exam schedules, visit the school calendar.
- Friday, May 22, 7 p.m.: Senior Robing & Awards
- Tune in for the video premiere on HT’s YouTube and Facebook channels
- Monday, May 25: Memorial Day (No School)
- Saturday, May 30: Class of 2020 Commencement Processional
- Parking lot opens at 10:30 a.m., car processional begins at 11 a.m.
- One car per graduate’s family; graduate will be invited to step outside their car for a photo opportunity
- Event will be live-streamed on HT’s social media; more details to come!
Students will be invited to the building to turn in HT belongings and clean out lockers on the following schedule. Note: No more than 30 students will be permitted in the building each day. Check-out times will be assigned alphabetically between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Students should bring all textbooks and technology that belong to HT with them to check back in and avoid fines.
- Seniors: June 3 – 5
- Juniors: Week of June 8
- Sophomores: Week of June 15
- Freshmen: Week of June 22
- June 29 – July 3 will be reserved for students who did not show up or might like/need extra time for unique check-out circumstances.
More specific details will be coming from Mr. Ongwela, Dean of Students, following final assessments next week. We discourage students from taking public transportation at this time; please reach out to Mr. Ongwela to coordinate your check-out time to help ensure you can avoid using public transportation.
2020-2021 Academic Calendar
Our plan is to begin school as always. If we need to make adjustments to the form that takes, we will do so based on the best medical advice at the time.
- August 17-18: Freshmen Orientation
- August 19: First Day of School
- November 25-29: Thanksgiving Holiday
- December 18-January 5: Christmas Holiday
- March 15-19: Spring Break
- June 3: Last Day of School
- June 5: Graduation
Door Decorating Contest
Spread some joy to your community. Decorate your door or window and share your photos with Mrs. Clark by Thursday, May 21.
- Ideas: HT Tiger Pride! Thank an essential worker! Inspirational messages! Class of 2020, celebrate graduation and college acceptances!
- All participants will be entered into a drawing. The winners will receive a Domino’s pizza gift card to throw a “pizza party” for your family!
Underclassmen Honors Awards
If you missed the live premiere of our awards video…