Newsletter #14/15: December 5, 2013
The end of Semester 1 is quickly approaching; there are only five school weeks left before exams start. Please make sure you are informed of your child's progress. How many days have they been absent so far? What are their current grades? Are they at risk of failing any courses? Let's work with teachers to make sure that your child performs to the best of his or her abilities and passes all classes. Please contact Ms. Cheung if you have any questions.
Picture Day will be on Friday, December 6. Ladies must be in professional attire that is not too tight, too short or too revealing. Gentlemen need to be in professional attire that is not too baggy or saggy. Jeans, boots, running shoes, stiletto heels and cargo pants are not permitted. Please be aware that the school reserves the right to send students who are not in appropriate attire home, and students will incur one day's absence. For further questions, please contact Ms. Hannah.
Homework Center is a safe and quiet place for students to complete homework after school. Students who do not complete homework for that day will be issued a MANDATORY "Homework Center" requirement, which means that they are expected to complete their unfinished work THAT SAME DAY after school in Room 112. By attending Homework Center, students can earn up to full credit on their homework assignment. Students who skip a mandatory Homework Center will be issued 2 demerits and will earn 0% on that particular assignment. We will also call home to inform you of your child's missed Homework Center requirement.
Any student who accumulates more than 20 days of absences, EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED, must take a summer school class in order to be promoted. Failure to take the summer school class results in your child not moving on to the next grade level or not graduating and receiving their high school diploma.
Free CPS Dental Clinic
The CPS dental clinic will be visiting PHH on Monday and Tuesday, December 9 and 10, to provide free cleaning to our students. To date, we have 70% of our students signed up to receive this free service. If you would like your child to participate and receive a free dental exam, please complete a consent form and hand it in to the Main Office as soon as possible.
Free CPS Eye Exam Clinic
There will be an opportunity for 45 PHH students to attend the free eye exam clinic offered by CPS on Tuesday, January 28. Students will receive free glasses as a result of this examination. There are only 10 spaces left. Forms are available in the Main Office, and completed forms should be returned to Ms. Cheung.
Class of 2014 News
Are you keeping up with your college application deadlines? Have you asked teachers to write your recommendations?
Important websites for all seniors
ACT: The next ACT test date is Saturday, December 14th.
The Common Application (Common App)Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The second Interim Assessment for Juniors will be on Friday, December 13. Seniors will not have classes that day. Detentions will still be in session at 2:00 p.m.
Winter Break will start on Friday, December 20, and end on Friday, January 3. School will be in session again on Monday, January 6. The offices of PHH will not be open during break.
End of Semester 1
Semester 1 ends on Friday, January 17. Students with failed S1 classes must make up the credit in Night School or Summer School in order to be promoted to Grade 12 or graduate from high school.