January 23, 2021
H-BC Secondary Families:
It’s Halftime! We did it. As you already know, we just wrapped up our 1st semester of school for the 20/21 school year. Great job students, teachers and families! Semester 2 starts on Tuesday, January 26th. A reminder that there is NO SCHOOL for students on Monday, January 25th.
Please continue to remember our goal of keeping our students learning and participating in their extracurricular activity. We can only do this if we continue to stay vigilant with the health and safety recommendations given to us from the state. Thank you for reminding your students to bring a clean mask daily, keep their mask above their nose and do what you can to socially distance.
Here are some pictures from the past week:
GREAT work HBC Robotics Team! These are pictures from their Wednesday practice. Collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, coding, communication, learning from mistakes, engineering, and much more! A lot of learning happening with these students. #Patriotpride #STEM
HBC Mock Trial Team celebrates 1st WIN of the year with a donut party! Congratulations to Lauren, Abby, Taylor, Tahliya, Madison, Hannah, Jacob Kyler & Allie! HBC beat Fairmont yesterday in a virtual mock trail competition. #HBCMocktrial #Patriotpride #donuts
Art 2 & 3 students work on school glass mosaic for the 20/21 school year.
DO NOT FORGET TO SCREEN YOUR STUDENT REMINDER: (Repeat) Make sure to screen your child everyday, prior to coming to school! Here is the link for Screener. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
Early Dismissals & No School Days Coming Up (New)
The following dates are the early dismissals scheduled for February. HBC Secondary will be dismissed at 12:30 PM on early dismissal days. The elementary will follow at 12:45 PM.
Monday, January 25th - No School for Students
Wednesday, February 3rd - Early Dismissal
Friday, February 12 - No School
Monday, February 15 - No School
Thursday, February 25 - Early Dismissal
Other IMPORTANT DATES In January & February (New)
Quarter 3 / Semester 2 Begins - Tuesday, January 26th
Semester 1 Grades Sent Home - Wednesday, January 27th
Last Day for Students to Raise Semester 1 Grade - Friday, February 5th
Is Your Student Failing a Class? - Students who are Failing MUST stay after for Early Dismissal - Wednesday, February 3rd
Parents and Students,
Academic success is critical for graduation and giving students more opportunities after they leave HBC schools after they graduate. If a student fails a class, your student will need to make up that course (called credit recovery) to earn the necessary credits to graduate. Students who fail a class will typically make up the class the following school year. If you are unsure how your student is progressing, please view JMC now to see if your student is passing all of their classes. If you have questions, please reach out to your student(s)’ teacher(s).
On Wedneday, February 3rd (Early Release), Jr. High and Sr. High students who are failing a class MUST stay after school during the early release (12:30 PM) to work with their teacher(s) to raise their grade to a passing score.
If your student is failing, both students and parents will receive a notification letter that your student must stay after during each early release. This letter will come early in the week of January 18th
Please make plans with your student so they can get the extra support they need from our teachers. Again, please email or call your student(s)’s teacher(s) if you have any questions about your student(s)’ progress.
Deficiency Lists - Starting Quarter 3 (Repeat)
As we stress the importance of academics and being well-rounded students, athletes and participants of co-curricular activities, please be reminded that we will begin our deficiency lists starting for Quarter 3. Students who are failing will be REQUIRED to stay after school during early releases to improve their grades.
The Deficiency List / Academic Eligibility is located in Section 9 of the Secondary Student Handbook (LINK).
E-Learning Days (Repeat)
E-learning days...if school is cancelled because of inclement weather or any other reason. Here is the procedure for E-Learning Days (Link).
HBC Basketball Season - HBC App, Facebook & Twitter (Repeat)
There are a number of games coming up this week through March. Please download the HBC App today for up to date schedules and scores. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for information and changes. Thank you for supporting HBC Athletics.
Cold Weather and Dressing Appropriately (Repeat)
PLEASE make sure your student is prepared for the colder weather. Students will be walking to their PE classes which are located at Hugo Goehle Gymnasium which is 6 blocks away if the conditions are NOT slippery or wet. In most cases, students will walk and need to be dressed for the colder weather.
HBC Football Championship Apparel - Taking MORE Orders (New)
Due to many students’ and families’ requests, you can order HBC Football Apparel again.
Click on the LINK below to purchase.
Pizza Time (Repeat)
Please email me or call if you have any questions.
Andrew Kellenberger, Principal
Phone- 507-962-3240 ext. 2101 or email email@example.com