Announcements for the Week of May 9th

Good morning, Panther Nation! Happy Mother’s Day to all Panther mothers and motherly figures!  Please read over the events and reminders for the week. 

Safety First HHS continues to follow all other layers of mitigation strategies listed below:

  • If your student tested positive and is showing symptoms, please communicate the date of the positive test to the school via phone,
  • Complete the Health Screening for Students prior to leaving for school in the morning,
  • Maintain distance between others as much as possible during the school day.
  • Follow our traffic safety plan
    • Student drop off and pick up is in the Stadium Parking lot and students enter through Music Ramp doors
    • Bus Riders enter through the Bus ramp doors
  • In the event that your student must quarantine, please view the Flowchart for quarantining
  • Last week we had 2 positive cases.
Testing Season is here! It is SOL and Final Exam Testing Season!  Listed below is pertinent information about all tests.

SOL Testing Schedule

  • May 10 – Students in World History I, World History II, World Geography, and VA US History are expected to attend and participate in this assessment.
    • All other students who arrive on campus will report to one classroom until 12:55 as this is a secure testing environment and there is no movement.  Students will complete assignments on Schoology for attendance purposes.
    • All students will resume a normal schedule at 12:55
    • Check your email from Luiza Wood for specific information about testing
  • May 17 – Math SOL
  • May 25 – Science SOL

Exam Schedule

National Nurse Day We will recognize Nurse Lockhart and Nurse Tyree for their efforts! Please connect and thank them Wednesday and every day!  Also, this is a perfect time to recognize Nurse Valerie Tyree as she was recently named the runner-up as the HCPS School Nurse of the Year!  Congratulations!!!!!
HHS Community Forum Please join us at 7:00 on Thursday, May 12 via Microsoft Teams to discuss all things Hermitage!  We hope to see you there!

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Counseling Information Attention all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors, please connect with your school counselor to discuss courses for the 22-23 school year.

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Panther Items for Sale In addition to HHS water bottles and masks, we now have Panther letterman jackets for sale. Please see the attached order forms if you would like to purchase.  Stop by the main office for further details.


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Attendance Tomorrow is our 147th day of school and attendance matters.  If you missed 14 days of school so far, you are considered chronically absent.  Once you are labeled Chronically Absent, parents may be referred to the court system for not sending their child to school.  Please bring in a doctor’s note if you have any unexcused absences and remember to come to school every day!

Also, if you complete work during a quarantine, contact the Main Office to update your attendance.  HHS is currently at 29% absenteeism.  Remember, if you do not feel well, please call the Main Office and stay home to prevent others from being sick.  Thanks for your assistance!

Deliveries This is a reminder that we are NOT accepting any food deliveries at HHS during the school day. This includes DoorDash, GrubHub, and Parent drop off.  All students eat for free and we are unable to determine the safety of the contents of items dropped off for students.  Thanks for understanding and working with us.
HHS Athletics Spring Sport game tickets are on sale now for all Hermitage athletic events.  Thanks for supporting our Panthers!

We encourage everyone to support our student-athletes and view the VHSL schedule for this week.

HHS Athletic Calendar

Seniors You are on the clock!  It is finally 2022 and we are 37 days from graduation!

Senior Parents –  Is your student planning on attending college next year? If so you will need to fill out your FAFSA form! This is the federal application for student aid which is MONEY FOR COLLEGE! Mrs. Cox- our GRASP representative – will be in the school counseling office on Tuesdays to help you and your family submit this very important form.

Appointments will be every 30 minutes, but please sign up for 2 slots if you will attend along with your student.  Appointment times will be on Tuesdays from 9 am -2 pm.  Schedule your appointment today by clicking on the following link:

If you have any questions you can email Mrs. Cox at

Upcoming Student Holiday Friday, May 27, and Monday, May 30 are student holidays and school will be closed.
Calendar Updates Additional information is forthcoming on the following events as we plan for the 21-22 school year!

  • 5/9- Day 1
  • 5/10- Day 2/SOL Testing
  • 5/11 – Day 1, National School Nurse Day
  • 5/12 – Day 2, Community Forum @ 7:00
  • 5/13 – Day 1


Looking Way Ahead:

  • May 8 – Mother’s Day!!!
  • May 10 – History SOL Testing
  • May 11 – National Nurses Day!!!
  • May 17 – Math SOL Testing
  • May 19 – Talent Show
  • May 23 – Prom Tickets on sale
  • May 25 – Science SOL Testing
  • May 27 & May 30 – Student Holiday
  • June 1 – Senior Breakfast and Awards
  • June 2-3 – Senior Exams
  • June 4 – Prom
Lastly, Stay safe and connected Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  Thanks for all that you do to support us at HHS.  Stay safe and stay healthy,  Roll Pride!

Hermitage High School, a safe and inclusive academic community, BELIEVES that ALL students will exceed expectations, ACHIEVE personal goals, and pave their way to SUCCESS.