From the desk of the Principal:
With the calendar telling us that spring is here, so too is our final quarter of school. Our 3rd quarter ends on April 11th. It’s hard to believe how fast our school year has gone by. During this time of year it becomes increasingly important to stay keenly aware of your son/daughter’s academic progress, attendance, and behavior at school.
Final grades in most courses are determined by taking the average of the four quarters and a final exam. Therefore, 40% (two-fifths) of the grades used to calculate final averages come in the last 10 weeks of school (Q-4 and final exams). Please communicate with teachers and counselors if you have questions or concerns about your child’s academic progress, to best prepare them for the final quarter.
Please continue to check our Infinite Campus Portal. This is your way to check on your student’s academic progress here at school from your computer or cell phone app.
This month brings about exciting times at the high school for students with outdoor athletic events, our drama club production of “Alice in Wonderland” (4/4-5), and nicer weather to enjoy (hopefully). I encourage parents to stay involved with decisions students are making to keep them safe and focused on positive behaviors.
We are planning for the future too, by building our master schedule for next year this month as well as determining our staffing needs to support it. Our counseling office will be in touch with students who will have to make any course adjustments or changes, due to classes that will not be offered in 2014-15. Our seniors are also finalizing college acceptance plans and post-secondary pursuits which is an exciting and also challenging time for them.
At the high school, we continue to stress our three common expectations for students to Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Productive. We look to parents for support to ensure that our students are rested, ready to learn, and remaining focused for the important final quarter of school. We also appreciate you helping us enforce our dress code (contained in this newsletter) with your son/daughter. We want students to dress appropriately for school ready to learn, even with warmer weather ahead. Thanks for all you do to reinforce all our expectations at home.
Have a great spring and thanks for your support of Hilton High School.
The HS Parent Newsletter is now being e-mailed home as well as published on this site, it will no longer be mailed. If you want a hard copy, one will be available in the HS Main Office, you can have your student stop by and pick it up. If you do not have a current e-mail listed on your childs records, please e-mail HSParents leaving your e-mail address along with your student(s) name. We will update our records.
Change of Family Information
If your family's address, home phone number, cell numbers, work phone numbers, email addresses, or any other information pertaining to your family situation changes or needs updating, please call Linda Maslyn in the Counseling Office, 392-1000, ext. 2053. Proof of residency is required for any change of address. Addresses will not be changed until proof of residency is confirmed. Keeping your family information current helps to ensure that you receive any information that is mailed out during the school year.
New students to our district will need to register at our Census Office located at 225 West Ave., Hilton, NY. Parents will need to provide student's original birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, custody or guardianship papers and address of the last school attended. Student's report card and any special education services received by the student are helpful, if available. Please call Dawn Blodgett at 392-1000, ext. 7031 with questions regarding registration or to have a registration packet mailed to you.