Announcements for the Week of September 19, 2022

Panther Nation, please pay close attention to the events and reminders of the week!  

Welcome Back We are “Back on Track!” First period starts at 9:00 and students can arrive as early as 8:30.
Safety Protocols According to the latest guidance from the Health Department and HCPS:

  • Masks are optional for students this year.
    • Neck gaiters and ski masks are not allowed.
  • In the event of a positive test, communicate with the main office,
  • The recommendation is that students should quarantine for 5 days and return on day 6 with a mask until day 10,
  • Families are on the honor system with this process moving forward.

We conducted a Hide and Lock Drill last week.  All students and staff responded accordingly.  Additional safety drills will continue this week.

Transportation This is a reminder that Student Drop-Off is at the Stadium Parking lot.  Walkers may and students with Special Needs enter through the front doors.

Student Drivers must enter the building and be seated in class at 9:00 daily to be counted as present and on time.

Attendance Reminders Based on Attendance Data, HHS Chronic Absenteeism was 29% at the end of the school year.  This number needs to be under 15%.  Please ensure your child attends school every day.
Dress Code In order to maintain a safe environment, the following items are not allowed to be worn during the school day:

  • Sunglasses,
  • Sleepwear/Pajamas,
  • Revealing clothing
  • Hats/hoods when directed by staff
Back to School Events Previous events are listed below with attached resources

When are School Pictures?
  • Fall Underclass Pictures – October 3-4
    • Makeups 11/18
  • Club Picture Day – 12/5
  • Senior Cap and Gown Pictures – February 2, 2023
Where is the School Supply List? HHS supplies are determined by course.  Teachers will share a course syllabus during the first week of school containing all supplies necessary for the school year.
What are the Fees and How do I Pay? School fees can be paid via the Parent Portal.  Please visit the Online School Payments page to pay all fees.
How do I Create a Parent Portal Account? Please visit the HCPS Parent Connection Site and follow the prompts.  All information needed to create an account is located on your student’s report card.

Mire este sitio web para obtener instrucciones en español.

Who is My School Counselor? Hermitage School Counseling Website

Who is my counselor?

When Do I Get My Class Schedule? Schedules are available on PowerSchool.  Please check the Parent Portal to access all information.

Can I change my class?  Course Requests were due by June 16, 2022.  Counselors will only fix scheduling errors.  Use the QR code to request assistance with an error.  Scheduling errors include, but are not limited to:

  • Scheduled into a course you previously  passed,
  • Scheduled into a course in which you have not met the pre-requisite (example: scheduled into Spanish III but have never taken Spanish II)
  • A missing block in your schedule.
How do I obtain Panther Gear? HHS water bottles and masks are on sale in the front office.  The Hermitage Panther Spirit Store is now open!  Please select the link if you want to purchase any Panther gear.  Also, attached is the order form for the HHS letterman jacket.

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Don’t forget to support our student-athletes as they begin competition this week.  Please attend as many Panther events as possible!

PSAT Letter We will offer the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test on October 12 for all Freshmen and Sophomores.  Juniors who wish to take this test must pay a fee of $18.  Please see the attached letter for additional information.

PSAT Letter_2022.pdf

What about Yearbooks? Yearbooks will be shipped for Seniors who paid during the 21-22 school year.  Returning students may pick up yearbooks from the main office.
School Nutrition All students will continue to be able to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge.  Students must enter their lunch code for data purposes only.

Food deliveries – HCPS does not permit outside food deliveries.  Students are not able to leave campus for lunch or food delivery.

HHS Community Forum Please join us at 7:00 on Tuesday, September 20 to discuss all things Hermitage via Microsoft Teams!  We will review our mission/vision, goals for this year, and focus areas for 22-23.  We hope to see you there!

Community Forum Presentation

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Clinic Information We welcome back our clinic staff, Trisha Lockhart, RN and Valarie Tyree, LPN.  They will be available starting this week if you need to drop off medication for your child.  Linked are the forms that you will need to complete for prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Senior Information Meningococcal Vaccine:

Due to the most recent guidance, all seniors must have the second dose of the Meningococcal vaccine within the first 90 days of school.  Please contact Nurse Lockhart or Nurse Tyree with questions or concerns.  We look forward to seeing students in the morning!

FAFSA Information:

Sharon Cox is our GRASP Representative and will begin working with seniors on Tuesdays in October when the FAFSA opens for the school year. Please select the link to the sign up genius to schedule the :

College Info Sessions:

Please check the link to see which colleges are visiting Herm this week!

Transcript Notification from Technology:

To parents/guardians of all current high school Seniors: Due to a technical error, we have not been able to process the 2022-2023 Opt-Out of Class Rank Appearing on High School Transcript Form submitted through the Back-To-School Forms via e-Collect. If you are a parent/guardian of a current high school  Senior and do not wish for your child’s class rank to be included on their secondary school transcript, please complete and return the Secondary School Transcripts & Class Rank Opt-Out Request Form and return it to your child’s school counseling department. Hard copies are available for pick up in the school counseling office. Thank you, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Herm Travels Interested in traveling to France & Italy in the summer of 2023?  Join us in the library on Tuesday, September 20th at 6 pm to learn more about this exciting opportunity!  Please RSVP at for more information.
HHS PTSO Please join the PTSO!  Please visit the website to join for only:

$7 Parents

$5 Teachers

$3 Students

Calendar Updates Additional information is forthcoming on the following events as we plan for the 22-23 school year!

  • 9/19 – Day 2
  • 9/20 – Day 1 – Herm Travels Meeting @ 6:00, Community Forum @ 7:00
  • 9/21 – Day 2
  • 9/22 – Day 1
  • 9/23 – Day 2
  • Looking Way Ahead:
    • 10/5 – Student Holiday
    • 10/12 – PSAT Testing (All Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors who elect to test)
    • 10/19 – Senior Convocation
    • 10/24 – Student Holiday
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.