Announcements for the Week of May 22, 2023

Good evening Panther Nation!  Please pay close attention to the events and reminders for this week! Tomorrow is Day 1 and students will attend periods 1, 3, 5, and 7.

Testing Season It’s testing season and we opened our testing window on April 26.  To all Panthers, “If you are testing, you are expected to pass!”  Also, each student who is testing will receive a separate message about the test, test date, and support strategies to prepare.

Please see the following link for testing information.

  • May 24 – Reading Retakes
  • May 25 – History Retakes
  • May 30 – Math Retakes
  • May 31 – Science Retakes

Senior Exams will be held May 22 – 24 during all classes.  Students should check with their teacher to determine if they are required to participate.

Underclass Exam will be held during the final week of school, June 5-9.

  • 6/5 – 8th Period Exam
  • 6/6 – 1st and 3rd period exam w/dismissal at 1:00
  • 6/7 – 2nd and 4th period exam w/dismissal at 1:00
  • 6/8 – 5th and 7th period exam w/dismissal at 1:00
  • 6/9 – 6th period exam w/dismissal at 10:40
Attendance Reminders Every day counts! Please make every effort to send your student to school daily!  We are currently at 23.1% absenteeism and should be under 15%.  Be sure that your Panther is at school every day this week!
Laptop Return All students will return laptops at the conclusion of the school year.  This is needed in time to prepare for the summer refresh of devices.  Students must also return their charger.  In the event students turn in a charger that belongs to another student, they must pay the $25 lost charger fee.

  • Seniors must return laptops prior to participating in senior activities
  • Underclassmen will return laptops at the conclusion of testing.
    • Students participating in summer programming (Summer Academy or online classes) will be allowed to keep their device after communicating with Ms. Hollowell.
Class of 2023! We are only 16 days away from graduation!  Seniors, be sure to check for and read all emails from Ms. Gardner about Senior events.

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:

Senior laptop Collection 5/22-5/23

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

Summer EPF It’s time to begin preparing for the Summer of 2023!  Attached is a flier from Longwood University.  Students have the ability to take a dual enrollment Economic and Personal Finance course and earn 3 college credits for only $50.   Please see the link and attached document for additional information.

Registration and payment will be through Longwood University, not HCPS.  Our Summer Academy publication will include this information as well.

Summer 2023 Dual Enrollment Economic and Personal Finance Flyer Henrico.pdf

Project Graduation Registrations are online and accepted until June 13, 2023

Project Graduation Glen Allen

Project Graduation Highland Springs

Project Graduation: For Students Not Enrolled in a Summer School Course

High school students who have passed a class but have not passed the associated EOC SOL test(s) needed for  graduation will have the opportunity to take one or more tests at Glen Allen or Highland Springs High Schools after participating in a review session.  Registrations are online and accepted until June 13, 2023. Students must attend 9 am – 12 pm each day of the review.

Session 1: Review July 10-13, test on July 13

  • WorkKeys: Business Writing (Substitute for EOC Writing, rising or graduating seniors only)
  • EOC SOL tests: Earth Science, Biology, World History 1, VA & US History, Algebra 1, & Geometry
  • W!SE Test: Economics and Personal Finance
  • Edgenuity (online tutoring class) offered for EOC SOL Tests: Algebra 2, World History 2, & Chemistry

Session 2: Review July 17-19, test on July 20

  • WorkKeys: Workplace Documents (Substitute for EOC Reading SOL in English 11)
  • EOC SOL tests: Earth Science, Biology, World History 1, VA & US History, Algebra 1, & Geometry
  • W!SE Test: Economics and Personal Finance
Calendar Updates Additional information is forthcoming on the following events as we plan for the 22-23 school year!

  • 5/22 – Day 1, Senior Exams
  • 5/23 – Day 2, Senior Exams
  • 5/24 – Day 1, Senior Breakfast/Awards Assembly, Reading SOL Retake
  • 5/25 – Day 2,  History SOL Retake
  • 5/26 – Student/Staff Holiday
  • 5/29 – Student/Staff Holiday


  • Looking Way Ahead:
    • 5/29 – School Closed
    • 5/30 – Math SOL Retake
    • 5/31 – Science SOL Retake
    • 6/1 – Underclassmen Laptop Collection
    • 6/5 – Underclassmen Awards 9:30-10:55,  8th Period Exam
    • 6/6 – 1st and 3rd Period Exam
    • 6/7 – 2nd and 4th Period Exam, Graduation Ceremony @3:00
    • 6/8 – 5th and 7th Period Exam
    • 6/9 – 6th Period Exam
    • Senior Portraits (Class of 24) – 7/17 and 7/18
    • Senior Make-Ups (Class of 24) 10/5-10/6
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.
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 707 overdue books out right now and we would really like to get them back!

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!

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

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.

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, or your partners in academic and career planning, with any questions or concerns.

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!
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.

Clinic Information Our clinic staff 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, our 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.