June 12, 2020
HHS Seniors and Parents,
I want to thank you all for a successful 2019-2020 school year. Thank you for all of your support this year!
We will continue with our graduation plans on June 27th at 4:00 pm in Beaumont; however, due to current Texas Education Agency (TEA) restrictions, we will not be allowed to have an indoor ceremony.
We are fortunate that Ford Park has a pavilion next door to the coliseum that is available for us to use. This will allow for us to maintain the exact graduation plan that has been in place. We will not be required to change the date or time of the ceremony nor interrupt family planned graduation celebrations following the ceremony.
Also, due to TEA and government guidelines, we will have to ensure social distancing measures for the ceremony. Ford Park Pavilion is large enough to allow each graduate 13 guests. The pavilion has a large covered area (very similar to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands) where the graduates will sit. Out of the 13 guests, three guests will be given tickets for assigned seating in the covered area while the remaining ten will be issued tickets to sit in the uncovered area. Thankfully, Ford Park Pavilion is large enough to host this many individuals under the current restrictions. For comparison purposes, if we were to host graduation at Falcon Stadium, each graduate would be limited to only 2-3 guests.
Additionally, we will be streaming the graduation ceremony live so that family and friends who cannot attend the ceremony will be able to watch.
Next Thursday, we will have a senior packet pick-up scheduled from 2:00-4:00 pm in the bus loop between HHS and HMS. It is critical that every senior picks up their packet during this time. If the student cannot attend, a parent may pick the packet up instead. The packets will include important information pertaining to graduation along with the 13 graduation tickets. We will send out a reminder at the beginning of next week with more information.
June 11, 2020
Dear HHS Parents,
You can now access your child’s 2019-2020 report card through the Tyler Parent Portal. Please see the attached directions for accessing the report card. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thank you for a great school year and have a great summer!
May 20, 2020
HHS Seniors and Parents,
I want to thank all of our students for working so hard on getting their assignments turned in this week in preparation for the progress report and class rank calculations. We have seen an increase in student activity which is greatly appreciated.
After the governor’s speech yesterday, we reached out to our prom venue to seek clarification on requirements for having prom. According to the information we received, the venue would have to limit us to 250 individuals, would require that everyone wear a mask, and we would have to maintain a six-foot distance from each other. As you can imagine, these requirements would make for a less than favorable prom atmosphere. As a result of the given circumstances, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that we will be canceling prom this year. This is a decision that, although many expected, we had hoped to not have to make.
On a brighter note, we are extremely excited to announce that we will have our HHS Senior Sunset on Thursday, May 28th at Falcon Stadium. We value the friendships that our seniors have with one another and also recognize the opportunities that have unexpectedly been taken away from them by the pandemic. Our goal for this event is to provide our seniors a night of fellowship and an additional moment to build memories with each other. Our senior class officers will be sending out specific information soon (including the times). We hope that all of our seniors will be able to join us for this fun and exciting evening!
While this email probably brings a bag of mixed emotions with it, I cannot express to you enough how much we value our seniors and how incredibly proud we are of them. Although we have been forced to make some tough decisions throughout this process, we have made every effort possible to consider their perspective. I hope that all of our seniors truly understand the positive impact they have made on our school and community.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
May 15, 2020
HHS Students and Parents
We would like to remind our students and parents that next Wednesday, May 20th is grade cutoff for the last progress report. Grades will be posted Friday for the last progress report of the school year. It is critical that all of our students complete all assigned assignments for the fourth nine weeks so that their grade is a true reflection of their academic performance. If you are having difficulties with completing your assignments, please reach out to your teacher now, do not wait until Wednesday.
We have received some questions about whether or not a student needs to pass all of their electives or not. The answer to this question varies from course to course and from student to student. It all depends on state requirements, graduation plans, and graduation endorsements. With that said, the most important thing for our students to realize is that, even if the class is not needed, all class grades are reflected on your transcript. Transcripts are used for college acceptance, trade schools, scholarships, etc. and although the class may not be required, a failing grade on the transcript can be detrimental depending on the circumstances. In order for your transcript to reflect all of the hard work and dedication of our students, it is vital that all courses be given equal attention and that all assignments are completed. As a reminder, in order for a student’s fourth nine-week average to not be lower than four points of their third nine week’s grade, students must complete all assignments.
We are only just a couple of weeks from the end of the semester and we are extremely proud of how hard everyone has been working. There is light at the end of the tunnel. If you need any help with your classes, please communicate with your teachers.
Keep up the awesome work!
o Option 1: Saturday, May 30th at 4:00 PM at Ford Park in Beaumonto Option 2 (if needed): Saturday, June 27th at 4:00 PM at Ford Park in Beaumont· Prom: Friday, June 19th at Chateau Cocomaro More information will be sent out at a later time.