Reminders & Announcements for the Week of June 6, 2022

Happy Monday, Panther Nation! 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 3 positive cases.
HCPS Community Conversation From the national news to local neighborhoods, we are seeing a surge in violence impacting young people, their families, and communities as a whole. Caring thoughts are no longer enough to heal our heavy hearts; it is time for a solutions-focused conversation.

 

You are invited to join a team of school, county, public health, and law enforcement leaders for two special town hall meetings, “Together We’ll Heal: A Community Conversation for Peace.”

A panel discussion will focus on the issues facing our community as well as available intervention and support resources. Attendees can be part of the conversation by submitting questions that will guide the discussion.

 

Together We’ll Heal: A Community Conversation for Peace (In-Person Event)

When: Monday, June 6, 6-7:30 p.m.*

Where: Henrico High School

302 Azalea Ave.

*Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with resource tables available for families.

 

Together We’ll Heal: A Community Conversation for Peace (Virtual Town Hall)

When: Wednesday, June 8, 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: Tinyurl.com/bridgebuildersacademy.

Testing Season is here! Final Exams are back for underclass students! Listed below is pertinent information about all tests.

Exam Schedule

  • June 8 – Underclass Exams 8th period
  • June 10 – Underclass Exams 2nd and 4th period
  • June 13 – Underclass Exams 1st and 3rd Period (1:00 dismissal)
  • June 15 – Underclass Exams 5th and 7th Period (1:00 dismissal)
  • June 16 – Final day for students – Underclass Exam 6th Period (10:40 dismissal)

Exam Schedule

HHS Community Forum Please join us at 7:00 on Wednesday, June 8th 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.

Hermitage School Counseling Website

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Panther Swag 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.

HERMITAGE HS JKT 21.pdf

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Attendance Tomorrow is our 166th day of school and attendance matters.  If you missed 16 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 28% 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 Our Athletic Season has come to an end and now it’s time to prepare for the 22-23 season!  Please join us on Wednesday, June 8 for Sports Physical.  HHS Athletic Calendar

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Seniors We are only 9 days from graduation!  Listed below are a few reminders and don’t forget to turn in your laptop!

Hello seniors! It is time to brag!! We need you to send us any and all scholarships that you have received. That includes offers and awards to schools that you are not going to attend but were accepted to. You should be able to print these off from the awards letter the schools sent you. Please bring them to School Counseling or email them to Mrs. Ferrell at ksferrell@henrico.k12.va.us 

We need all this information to announce at graduation on June 14!

Graduation Practice

Students participating in the graduation ceremony MUST attend the MANDATORY practice on Monday, June 13th at 9:30 A.M. We will run through the entire ceremony (for the most part).  After rehearsal, students will receive graduation tickets (10), a parking pass, and their tassels. All fees must be paid in order to participate in graduation.

Every human being entering the Siegel Center must have a ticket (including babies). If a student needs more than 10 tickets for graduation, s/he must ask their peers.  Hermitage High School cannot offer more than 10 tickets per student.  Also, note that tickets will be scanned at the Siegel Center.  If anyone makes a duplicate ticket, the first ticket scanned will be the person who is able to enter the Siegel Center.  Graduates DO NOT need a ticket.

Parking passes will be available for purchase if families need more than one pass.  Parking passes are $7 and will be available for purchase from Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th.  Please be prepared to either pay with a card or cash.  We will take payments in the front office at Hermitage High School.

GRADUATION

  1. All graduates must be at Hermitage High School by 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday, June 14th.
  2. Students will ride buses to the Siegel Center.
  3. Students should be dressed accordingly.  Gentlemen should be dressed in dark slacks with a long-sleeved white collared shirt, and a tie. They should have matching shoes.  Ladies should wear white or black dresses or pantsuits with white, black, or nude shoes.

There will be no sneakers, flips flops, Crocs, or the like allowed.  Please contact Ms. Gardner with questions about graduation attire.

  1. Students should NOT bring their phones to the Siegel Center.  However, if they do, they will be collected and bagged by Hermitage staff and can be retrieved after the graduation ceremony when the graduates exit to pick up their diplomas.
  2. Immediately following the ceremony, students will go back to the auxiliary room to retrieve their diplomas.  They will then connect with their families outside.

**No graduate is permitted to decorate their cap.  This is non-negotiable.

  1.  Graduation will be held on Tuesday, June 14th at 11 A.M. at the Siegel Center.  Doors will open for families at 10 A.M.
  2. There is plenty of wheelchair-accessible seating.  Please just ask when you arrive at the Siegel Center.
  3. Parking for families will be in the Broad Street parking deck across the street from the Siegel Center.
  4. Please do not attempt to bring noise makers into the Siegel Center.  This is a formal affair and every family should be able to clearly hear their graduate’s name.  We appreciate your help and cooperation.
Upcoming Student Holiday Tuesday, June 14 is graduation day for HHS and school will be closed.

Thursday, June 16 is the final day of school with dismissal at 10:40.

Calendar Updates Additional information is forthcoming on the following events as we plan for the 21-22 school year!

  • June 6- Day 2
  • June 7 – Day 1
  • June 8 – Underclass Exams-8th Period, Sports Physicals 4:00-5:30
  • June 9 – Day 1
  • June 10 – Underclass Exams 2nd and 4th Period
  • June 13 – Underclass Exams 1st and 3rd Period (1:00 dismissal)
  • June 14 – Graduation @ 11:00 VCU Siegel Center
  • June 15 – Underclass Exams 5th and 7th Period (1:00 dismissal)
  • June 16 – Final day for students – Underclass Exam 6th Period (10:40 dismissal)
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.

ROLL PRIDE!