Harborfields High School
Principal's Corner - by Dr. Rory J. Manning
“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”
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It is difficult to believe that the days of summer are dwindling down to a precious few. I am hopeful that your family has been able to create some special memories that will last a lifetime. The faculty and staff of Harborfields High School have been working hard throughout the summer to prepare for the start of the 2015-16 school year. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back for what promises to be another fantastic school year.
We, at Harborfields High, continue to strive toward providing our students with the highest quality educational experience, as is our tradition. Student achievement, character education, safe and secure schools, and technology integration continue to be among our goals for this year. As you may have read recently, our school continues to earn accolades in several programs, rating Harborfields among the top on the local, State and national level. In addition to maintaining all of our excellent course offerings, we have enhanced our academic program by restructuring our physics program to offer AP Physics C in addition to AP Physics 1 & 2. As with previous years, our teachers worked diligently this summer to align curriculum with the new Common Core State Standards to prepare our students for success on all assessments, including the new exams in Algebra 2 and English Language Arts. I know that our students will continue to excel with the support of their classroom teachers and their parents. This strong partnership between school and home has been so important to the success in our past and it is a defining feature of what it means to be a part of the HF Family.
We will continue the practice we initiated several years ago of posting online all letters, schedules, interim reports, report cards and other items. Our primary means of communication will be through our Parent Portal system, email, and our ConnectEd system. If you do not have an active Parent Portal account, please complete the registration form which can be found here on our website and is also available in our guidance office. If you have any difficulty with the parent portal you can send questions to [email protected]. It is very important that the email address listed in the parent portal is current. Please take a few moments to update all of your contact information on the parent portal as soon as possible. You may also follow us on Twitter (@HarborfieldsHS) to receive the latest news and updates on events happening in our school. I also encourage you to visit our website often where you can find important documents, information and read my weekly bulletin.
As a reminder, the front doors to all schools will be locked and visitors will need to show proper identification and state the purpose of their visit before they will be permitted to enter the building. It is important to note that all doors will remain locked throughout the school day. Students and visitors will be required to enter through the main entrance. Recent events have resulted in the need for additional security measures to provide our students and staff with a safe and secure environment where learning is the main focus. While these new measures may pose some minor inconvenience to our visitors, we appreciate your support for the increased level of safety they provide for our students and staff.
We join our school community in looking forward to the many engaging, fun and exciting activities lined up for our students this year including our Homecoming Parade and Game on Saturday, September 19th. Our parade will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. followed by our Homecoming Football Game at 2:00 p.m. The first day of classes is Wednesday, September 2nd. Until then, you have my wishes for a very relaxing end to summer!
HF...There's an App for that! The HF Navigator App is Here!
The HF Mobile Computing Club is pleased to share that an App has been developed by our students, for our students. The HF Navigator App is available on the Apple iOS Store and on Android in Google Play. The App is free and contains many features such as links to resources for parents and students, daily announcements, staff directory, educational tools, and a bus finder application. There will be many updates throughout the year as our Mobile Computing Club students continue to develop new ideas. Download the HF Navigator App today and let us know what you think!
Support our PTSA: Please consider joining our High School PTSA. You can join online through their website or you can complete their mail order form. You can also join their email list to receive important updates and information about our school.
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A Look Ahead:
Monday, 8/24/15 - Freshmen Orientation @ 7pm, in the HHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 8/25/15 - Buddy Program @10am (Freshmen); 10:15am (upperclassmen)
Wed-Fri, 8/26-8/28 - Seniors Pics (By Appointment) in the HHS Cafeteria
Saturday, 9/19/15 - Homecoming Parade (12:30pm) and Game (2pm)
Special Announcements from our Guidance Department
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