Announcements for the Week of January 30, 2023

Happy Monday! Please pay close attention to the events and reminders for this week! 

Attendance Reminders Every day counts!  Please make every effort to send your student to school daily!
HHS Community Forum Please join us at 7:00 on Tuesday, January 31 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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End of Course English Performance Task All 10th grade students will take the Henrico County Public Schools English Performance Tasks instead of multiple-choice writing SOL on Wednesday February 1.  This will be a secure testing environment as there is no movement from 9:00 – 1:00.

  • Freshmen, Juniors, and Seniors will be placed in a specific study hall from 9:00-1:00 then transition to 5th period and resume the normal Day 1 schedule.
  • All students have the option of late arrival at 1:00 and reporting to 5th period and resume the normal Day 1 schedule.
  • All students not testing have the ability to complete work via Schoology asynchronously for attendance purposes.
Summer School Online HPE Interested in the Summer School Online Health & PE 9 or 10?  The lottery opens on February 3rd. There are two live virtual information sessions, January 31st & February 8th.

Here is the link to all the information!

Overdue Library Books While we understand that we have the BEST Library in Virginia, we cannot maintain our circulation unless books are returned in a timely manner.   There are currently 600 overdue books out right now and we would really like to get them back!  We have already broken our January checkout record with still over a week to go, but imagine how many books we could check out if we could get the popular books back on the shelves!

We do not charge overdue fees.  If students are still reading a book, they should come in to renew their loan – we want them to keep reading!

School Health Services Families, if you have not already done so, please log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to fill out the mandatory school health history form. If you prefer, you can print the Student Health History, complete it, and have your student return it to Nurse Tyree. You may also email the completed forms to
ACE Center Renovation – Updates Updates:  Underground construction is in process on the walkway in between the gym and annex buildings.  Students must follow a different route to go to Business trailers, Driver’s Ed, and ROTC.  Students are encouraged to use the Music Ramp exit to access these classes.

Previous Information:  Due to the expansion of the ACE Center, construction has begun and will impact our traffic pattern.  A fence has been placed in our Auxiliary Parking lot in front of the building.  Please follow our protocols for Parent Pick-up and Drop Off as we now have limited space in the front parking lot.  Thanks for your assistance with this process!

MajorClarity HCPS has partnered with MajorClarity, an online academic and career planning platform designed to help every student in grades 6-12 explore and discover future careers and courses that closely relate to their interests, personality, skills and strengths and take ownership of their academic and career goals! Because parents/guardians play an integral role in their child’s academic and career planning process, students are encouraged to access MajorClarity at home with their family in addition to the various planned and scheduled opportunities to work in the platform at school. Parents/guardians also have the opportunity to access MajorClarity via their student’s account anytime, from any device, using Clever. Check out the MajorClarity Parent/Guardian Login Instructions for detailed directions!

Would you like an introduction to MajorClarity? This MajorClarity Overview Video is a great place for parents/guardians to start!

Need targeted help navigating MajorClarity with your student? Check out these MajorClarity student User Guides and Video Tutorials!

The following MajorClarity resources may also be helpful to HCPS parents/guardians:

MajorClarity Overview

The Secondary Student Journey in MajorClarity

Career Exploration & Self-Discovery in MajorClarity

Finally, HCPS Bridge Builders Academy will be presenting a virtual “Getting to Know MajorClarity” session in January, and details will be coming soon! In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to your school counseling department, your partners in academic and career planning, with any questions or concerns.

Yearbooks Yearbooks are $55 and we will accept cash during lunch if you are interested.
FEV Tutoring/Panther Plus We have two separate tutoring opportunities at HHS.  Use this link to access the Panther Plus after school tutoring program from 4:00 – 5:00 Monday – Thursday.

Please use the following link to access FEV online tutoring.

PTSO Update Please join the PTSO!  Don’t forget to visit the website to join for only:

$7 Parents

$5 Teachers

$3 Students

Class of 2023! Good afternoon! If you are interested in taking cap and gown pictures next week, you will need to sign up. The link and the flyer are both below. Be sure you READ before signing up.

Picture Link


We are only 128 days away from graduation!

FAFSA Information(Free Application for Federal Student Aid):

Sharon Cox is our GRASP Representative and will work with seniors on Tuesdays to complete FAFSA applications. Please select the link to the sign-up genius to schedule an appointment:

College Info Sessions:

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

Graduation Day! Wednesday, June 7 at 3:00 at the VCU Siegel Center!

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

  • 1/30 – Day 1
  • 1/31 – Day 2, Community Forum @ 7:00
  • 2/1 – Day 1
  • 2/2 – Day 2, Senior Cap and Gown Pictures
  • 2/3 – Day 1
  • Looking Way Ahead:
    • 2/20 – Student Holiday
    • 2/21 – 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!
Previous Information
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.
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.

Fall Pictures Fall Underclass Pictures took place Monday and Tuesday.  Please refer to the attached documents for assistance.  The online code to purchase pictures is:  FM397236

  • Senior Cap and Gown Pictures – February 2, 2023
School Fees School fees can be paid via the Parent Portal.  Please visit the Online School Payments page to pay all fees.
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?

How do I obtain Panther Gear? HHS water bottles 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.

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

HHS Library Congratulations to our Library as we checked out over 2000 books for the month of December.  This is a new record!
Yearbook Information 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.

HermTravels If you are interested in traveling to the Galapagos in summer 2023, but missed the meeting, you can get all of the trip information at or see Mrs. Pollock in Room 150 for more information!
Clinic Information We welcome back our clinic staff, Nurse Valarie Tyree, LPN.  They will be available 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.

Online Mandatory Schools Forms:  Families are able to fill out mandatory school forms through Ecollect Forms this year which is accessible through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Please make sure that you have filled out the school health history form in order for our clinic to have the required medical information for your child.

Testing/Credit Recovery Students, please monitor your email for messages from Luiza Wood, out Testing Coordinator.  She will make you aware of any remediation opportunities and if you have any tests to take.


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.