“The Mission of the Hermitage School District is to educate our students to become motivated and responsible citizens. We will graduate students who are critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, strong communicators and creative individuals. Our students will use literacy, writing and technology as tools to contribute and compete in a diverse society.”
News and Announcements
Hickory High School 8th grade orientation/open house will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 6:00-9:00 PM. During this orientation Chromebooks will be distributed, schedules will be distributed and families will have the opportunity to meet teachers and walk throughout the building. Payments for the Chromebooks will also be due at this time. Please see this post for more information on the payment. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 PM in the high school auditorium.
Hickory High School 9th-12th grade open house will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 8:00-9:00 PM. Students should take printed copies of their schedules with them to the open house, or reference their schedules on their cell phones using the PowerSchool app.
At the January 18th, 2022 School Board Meeting, the 2022-23 School Academic Calendar was approved. Please view the calendar for the upcoming school year.
Each parent/guardian is asked to pay a $25 Technology Usage Fee at the start of each school year from grades 4-7. The reason for this is to offset the cost of the Chromebook and repairs. The Fee for any student who qualifies for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program will be $5 or $10, respectively.
As part of the DMS/IES 1:1 Program, which is different from the HHS 1:1 program, manufacturer defects and accidental damage to Chromebooks will be repaired by the district. Intentional Damage or Lost/Stolen Chromebooks are not covered. An example of intentional damage is a student picking the keys off of the keyboard and would result in the replacement of the keyboard at a cost of $15-$35 depending on the model Chromebook.
If your students’ Chromebook would be lost or stolen, we will provide a loaner for up to two weeks to allow the student time to locate the Chromebook. If it is not located within those two weeks, the student would be responsible for the replacement cost, which can range anywhere from $50-$250, again depending on the Chromebook model issued.
Payments can be made either via the invoice generated in the School District Online Store beginning on August 1st, or by bringing a check or cash to the DMS Main Office starting August 8th through August 26th. Please note that there is a transaction fee to use the Online Store.
Payments can be made either using the invoice generated using the School District Online Store on August 1st, or by mailing or dropping off a check, made payable to HSD, to Mrs. Leonard in the High School Library. Please note that there is a transaction fee to use the Online Store. This fee is $50 unless your student is eligible, and has an application submitted, for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program. If eligible, the fee is $20 for students in the Reduced lunch program and $10 for those in the Free lunch program. You must have an application on file to be eligible. If you have questions about the Free or Reduced Lunch program or you would like to submit an application, please contact Adam Reagle, Food Services Director, at (724)981-8750 ext. 1800. If any of this information is incorrect, please contact the High School Main Office or Mrs. Leonard in the HHS Library.
Payments are due by August 26th, 2022. If you do not pay the fee before that date, the Chromebook will be disabled until the payment is made. If you have already made the payment and received this notice, or you have any questions regarding how to submit a payment, please contact Mrs. Leonard in the HHS Library at (724)981-8750 ext 1300. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the High School Main Office at (724)981-8750 ext 1000.
Attention Parents and Guardians: The Returning Student Information Form Snapcode, which is required to be completed each year, was sent via email on August 1st. If we do not have an email address on file for you, a printed copy of the letter with the Snapcode will be sent instead. Please do not complete a New Student Registration Form to update your information, as that is intended for new students to the district. Instructions, and the link to the form, can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Student Registration Office at (724)981-8750 ext. 6000. Thank you.
At the June 21, 2021 School Board meeting, the board approved the Health and Safety Plan Summary, which will guide the district in starting the school year. The School Board reviewed this Health and Safety Plan at the January 18, 2022 and the June 20, 2022 Board Meetings. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (724) 981-8750 ext 6010. Thank you.
Attention Parents of 2022-23 8th Grade Students: A letter was sent home discussing the HHS 1:1 Program on June 29th, which your student will now be a participant. Details about this program will be provided at the 8th Grade Orientation, but we wanted each parent/guardian to know beforehand that this program has a shared cost. Each parent/guardian is asked to pay either an annual $50 Technology Usage Fee at the start of each school year until graduation, which will total $250, or purchase the Chromebook now at a rate of $200. If you choose to buy the Chromebook, you would not owe the Annual Technology Usage Fee and should you decide to leave or move from the Hermitage School District, you would keep the Chromebook. If you choose to only pay the Technology Usage Fee each year and you leave the school prior to graduation, you will need to return the Chromebook and the case. Please note the the Technology Usage Fee for any student who qualifies for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program will be $10 or $20, respectively, per year.
A change from previous years is that each student will receive accidental damage and extended warranty coverage up to $250 per student for 4 years. This is included in the Technology Usage Fee and there is no other additional cost for insurance.
Beginning on August 1st, payments can be made either via the School District Online Store (click on HHS Chromebook 1:1 Program after signing in) or by bringing cash or a check/money order, made payable to the Hermitage School District, to the 8th Grade Orientation. Please note that there is a transaction fee to use the Online Store.
The Hermitage School District has an online registration process for all incoming students for 2022-23. Please go to our the Student Registration Page to access the online forms, fill in the required information and upload the necessary documents to complete your child’s registration.
If you do not have access to a computer or you are not able to scan and upload your documents, Chromebooks will be available at our Central Administration Office (411 N. Hermitage Rd.) for your use by appointment only. Please contact (724) 981-8750 ext 6000 to schedule an appointment.
Online Registration will close on Tuesday August 15th, at 3pm. After that date any new registation applications must be submitted by appointment only. Thank you.
Please note that this is only for new students or students who were not enrolled at the end of the 2021-22 school year. The Returning Student Information Form will be available August 1st for all currently enrolled students so that parents can update their student’s demographic and medical information.
We are excited to share with you the course offerings for the 2022 Summer Academy. By clicking on this link (Summer Academy Brochure) you will find the courses being offered this summer. Course enrollment forms (Enrollment Form) and payment must be submitted to the main office of your child’s school. Space is limited, so course enrollments will be received on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions regarding the Summer Academy, please contact Mrs. Barb Knauff at 724.981.8750 ext. 6010.
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