Signal Mountain Middle High School

Principals Corner

Dr. Shane Harwood
Principal


Weekly Parent Communication

Week 36

Celebrations

  • Congratulations to our HS Theatre group for their amazing musical production that took place last weekend!  Congratulations to all, and a big thanks to Ms. Farrimond and her team for all of their hard work in providing this opportunity for our students and to Ethan Bullock for providing our new outdoor stage as part of his Eagle Scout Project!
  • Congratulations to Aoife Davis as she placed 1st in the State and 11th in the Eastern Region in the Regional Academic Bee and is now qualified to compete in the National competition!  Great job, Aoife, and all the best in the National competition!
  • Congratulations to Aoife Davis as she placed 1st in the State and 23rd in the Eastern Region in the Regional History Bee and is now qualified to compete in the National competition!  Great job, Aoife, and all the best in the National competition!
  • Congratulations to Connor Pogue as he placed 11th in the Regional History Bee in the 6th grade division and is now qualified to compete in the National competition!  Great job, Connor, and all the best in the National competition!
  • Congratulations to Zander Moody, Elly Wu, Savanna Filar, Virgil Cofer, Allison Smith, Seven Dapp, Joshua Quisinberry, and Josie Wilke as they have been recognized for displaying our April IB Learner Profile Trait of Knowledgeable!
  • Congratulations to all of our HS Tennis players for their performances in this week’s District Tournament!  Grace Williams and Bindi Patel finished 1st in Girls Doubles, Ryan Griggs and Austin Hensley finished 1st in Boys Doubles, Gabe Rhyne finished 2nd in Boys Singles, and Nathan Morris and Drew Morris as finished 2nd in Boys Doubles!  Congratulations to all, and good luck as they advance to the Region Tournament!
  • Congratulations to Ms. Retchko as she has been selected to serve on the district’s 8th Grade ELA Curriculum Team that will be working over the summer focusing on standards alignment and adding additional rigorous texts to the curriculum units!

New Information

May 10 through May 14

  • May 10 through May 14 – This week’s class schedule will be:
    • Monday, May 10 – 2, 4, 6, 8 (Testing 7:45 to 9:45 with Modified Bell Schedule)
    • Tuesday, May 11 – 1, 7, 5, 3 (Testing 7:45 to 9:00 with Modified Bell Schedule)
    • Wednesday, May 12 – 6, 4, 2, 8 (Testing 7:45 to 9:45 with Modified Bell Schedule)
    • Thursday, May 13 – 5, 1, 3, 7 (Regular Bell Schedule)
    • Friday, May 14 – 2, 4, 6, 8 (Regular Bell Schedule)
  • In following our established procedures, all HCSatHome students will follow their daily schedule and will either be attending school in person in the mornings (on state testing days) or logging in to participate in live class Zooms at the beginning of each class period each day (on non-state testing days).  Please see the testing schedule shared below.
  • All Zoom log in information and assignments continue to be posted weekly in ManageBac. 
  • Any students who do not log in to participate in live class Zooms and are not completing their assignments posted in ManageBac will be marked absent.  Students who are chronically absent will be referred to our school social worker.
  • As previously shared, the district plans to announce each week’s phase on each preceding Tuesday.

State TN Ready Testing, EOC Testing, DP Exams, AP Testing, and Final Exams

  • The state assessment window for high school EOCs and middle school TN Ready/TCAPs, as well as our IB DP exams and select course final exams, will continue through Friday, May 14.  All students will test during select class periods each day with some class periods meeting at different times as reflected on the schedule that will be highlighted each week.  To access our testing and class schedule for the month of May, please click the following link:  SMMHS Testing Schedule
  • State assessments provide us all with valuable information related to teaching and learning.  This year, possibly more than ever before, it is important for our students to do their very best in showing their learning in their respective courses as this information will guide instructional decisions for the next school year.
  • HCSatHome StudentsDue to state testing requirements and test security, all students are required to take the assessments at SMMHS.  To accommodate our HCSatHome families, all HCSatHome students will take their assessments in rooms separate from our in person students whenever possible, with all of our health and safety protocols being in place including masks being worn, social distancing, etc.  Testing will take place each day from 7:45 am until 9:45 am.  Our HCSatHome students can begin entering the building at 7:30 am and will report directly to their assigned testing location posted outside the main office.  Once testing is completed, our MS HCSatHome students will report to the rear MS entrance to sign out and be picked up in the car line near the rear MS entrance and our HS HCSatHome students will report to the main HS entrance to leave as a student driver or to be picked up in the front car line.  HCSatHome students are expected to log into their remaining classes each day via Zoom after they return home from testing.  Our teachers understand that students may be logging on a little after the first class begins as they are returning home from school.

AP National Exam Information

  • All AP tests will be taken remotely at home this year through the AP online testing platform and students taking AP courses will NOT attend school in person on their assigned AP testing days and will NOT be required to participate in any other classes (in person or online via Zoom) on these two days and will be marked as participating in a school activity in Power School for attendance.
  • AP English Exam – Students taking the AP English exam will do so from home on Tuesday, May 18 at 12:00 pm.
  • AP World History Exam – Students taking the AP World History exam will do so from home on Thursday, May 20 at 12:00 pm. 
  • Both Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Baxley have met with all of our in person and HCSatHome students to review test logistics and testing platform information.  To ensure that your student understands the testing requirements and expectations, we ask that parents review the informational presentation that was shared by CLICKING HERE.
  • If you have questions about the test, the required testing environment or expectations, etc., please contact Mrs. Robertson at robertson_k@hcde.org or Mrs. Baxley at baxley_n@hcde.org.

Senior Information

  • Yard Signs – Our seniors were able to pick up their yard signs provided by the PTSA last Friday.  If a student did not pick their sign up (in person or HCSatHome student), please ask your student to stop by the main office to pick theirs up or contact the office to make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Equipment Turn-Ins and Student Holds – Over the coming days, seniors will be required to turn in all of their school-issued equipment including textbooks, athletics and club uniforms and equipment, Chromebooks, etc.  Students and families will receive additional information regarding equipment turn-ins, but all school-issued items must be turned in with any lost or damaged items paid for in order for a hold to not be placed on a student’s graduation status.
  • Academic Course Requirements – The next few weeks are very important for our seniors as they must be working to complete their graduation course requirements.  Our teachers and counselors have been working with our students throughout the year, and in particular, any students who have been at risk of not meeting graduation course requirements.  Please check with your senior and Dr. Dagnan to ensure they are continuing to be diligent in completing their assignments as we want all of our students to be able to participate in graduation and avoid summer school activities.
  • Senior Exam Exemptions – As you are encouraging your seniors to finish strong over the next few weeks, just a reminder that seniors may be exempted from taking their 2nd semester final exams (not state EOC assessments) if the student has an overall grade of 85 or higher in the class and has not missed more than 3 days in the class during the 2nd semester.  To access our testing and class schedule for the month of May, please click the following link:
  • Graduation Information – This year’s SMMHS Senior Graduation will take place at Finley Stadium on Thursday, May 20 beginning at 5:00 pm with students being required to arrive earlier.  Rain dates are currently being held for May 19 or May 22.  Additional information will be shared with our seniors and their families over the coming days regarding the practice that students are required to attend, dress requirements, ticketing information, Finley Stadium logistics, etc.
  • TN Promise Mandatory Webinar Meeting – TN Achieves is continuing to send emails and text messages to students and parents who have not yet watched the mandatory webinar.  Students must view the TN Promise mandatory webinar by June 1, 2021 in order to maintain scholarship eligibility.  The virtual webinar is a 40-minute meeting that students can view by CLICKING HERE.

Returning Student Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • To register a returning student, parents will have two parts to complete:  Updating student information in Power School, and providing 2 approved proofs of residence within the SMMHS zone.  Approved proofs of residency must be dated June 1 or after and may include mortgage or lease bills, utility bills, agency or court documentation (IRS, SS Disability, etc.), insurance statement (medical, life, auto, or home), or current bank statement or employment check stub.
  • To complete the requirement of updating Power School information for all students returning to SMMHS, parents will log into their Power School Parent Portal between May 3 and May 31 by clicking here.  Please note that the Parent Portal will close on July 1 and re-open on July 19, so please go ahead and complete this first step in the registration process soon.
  • After completing the student information updating through the Power School Parent Portal, parents must provide 2 approved proofs of residency within the SMMHS zone to complete the registration process.  Approved proofs of residency must be dated June 1 or after and may include mortgage or lease bills, utility bills, agency or court documentation (IRS, SS Disability, etc.), insurance statement (medical, life, auto, or home), or current bank statement or employment check stub.
  • We are tentatively planning for an in-person registration day, so to avoid the lines, parents of returning students can begin on June 1 emailing copies of their 2 proofs of residency (dated June 1 or after) to Kim Adams at adams_melissa@hcde.org or Susan Patton at patton_s@hcde.org.  The documents must show the parent/guardian name and address within the SMMHS zone and parents must note their student’s name and grade level on the proof of residency copies or in the email.
  • Once received, Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Patton will review the submissions and will only reach out to parents if the residency submissions are not in order and if different or additional residency documentation is needed.
  • On registration day, we will have a list of all returning students noting whether or not their residency verifications have taken place.  If 2 proofs of residency have already been received and approved, then this will be noted and the student and family will move quickly along to complete their registration, pay fees, pick up schedules, etc.  If a family has not started, or has not completed the registration process including submitting 2 approved proofs of residency, we will have a designated area for families to complete the required online process and verification of 2 approved proofs of residency within the SMMHS zone.  Approved proofs of residency must be dated June 1 or after and may include mortgage or lease bills, utility bills, agency or court documentation (IRS, SS Disability, etc.), insurance statement (medical, life, auto, or home), or current bank statement or employment check stub.
  • If you have any registration questions, please contact Susan Patton at patton_s@hcde.org.

New Student Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • To register a new student, parents will have two parts to complete:  Completing online registration through Power School, and providing 2 approved proofs of residence within the SMMHS zone.  Approved proofs of residency must be dated June 1 or after and may include mortgage or lease bills, utility bills, agency or court documentation (IRS, SS Disability, etc.), insurance statement (medical, life, auto, or home), or current bank statement or employment check stub.
  • New student online registration is tentatively scheduled to open on June 1, 2021 for students who will be new to SMMHS in the fall in grades 6-12.  To begin the online process for a new student, click here.
  • To avoid the lines on registration day, parents of new students can begin on June 1 emailing copies of their 2 proofs of residency (dated June 1 or after) to Susan Patton at patton_s@hcde.org.  The documents must show the parent/guardian name and address within the SMMHS zone and parents must note their student’s name and grade level on the proof of residency copies or in the email.
  • Once received, Mrs. Patton will review the submissions and will only reach out to parents if the residency submissions are not in order and if different or additional residency documentation is needed.
  • On registration day, we will have a list of all new students whose families have completed both the online registration process and has had their 2 proofs of residency approved.  If both steps have successfully taken place, then this will be noted and the student and family will move quickly along to complete their registration, pay fees, pick up schedules, etc.  If a family has not started, or has not completed the registration process including submitting 2 approved proofs of residency, we will have a designated area for families to complete the required online process and verification of 2 approved proofs of residency within the SMMHS zone.  Approved proofs of residency must be dated June 1 or after and may include mortgage or lease bills, utility bills, agency or court documentation (IRS, SS Disability, etc.), insurance statement (medical, life, auto, or home), or current bank statement or employment check stub.
  • Any family needing to apply for hardship consideration can contact Mrs. Patton for the application that must be submitted to the district before May 31, 2021.
  • If you have any registration questions, please contact Susan Patton at patton_s@hcde.org.

HCS Virtual School Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • During the upcoming 21-22 school year, schools will not be providing a virtual online or at-home learning option for students.
  • If families have participated successfully as an HCSatHome student this year, meet certain admission requirements, and are interested in their student continuing to learn remotely from home through HCS, then a student must withdraw from their zoned school and register with the HCS Virtual School.
  • Families interested in the HCS Virtual School option should visit www.hcde.org/choosehamilton to submit a choice application.  With a limited number of seats available, a lottery system may be used.
  • For more information, please visit www.virtualschool.hcde.org or contact the program coordinator, Kelly Coffelt, at coffelt_kelly@hcde.org.

Signal Showcase Information

  • Although our Signal Showcase could not take place this year as it traditionally has, our IB team was able to hold a Virtual IB Showcase that focused on the core of our IB Programmes!
  • The showcase video highlights the Personal Projects for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the core components of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) including Extended Essays, CAS, and Theory of Knowledge (TOK)!  To access the showcase video, please CLICK HERE!
  • A big thanks to our IB Team for providing this showcase opportunity for our students and families to highlight our IB mission and core academic values!

Sophomore IB Personal Projects

  • Congratulations to all of our sophomore students who completed some amazing IB Personal Projects this year!  As an IB school, the process and skills learned and applied throughout the project sets students up for great success in so many other academic and non-academic areas as they progress through high school and beyond!
  • To access the virtual showcase highlighting some of our students’ projects, please CLICK HERE.
  • Also, a big thanks to Mrs. Bouldin and Ms. Haydon who oversee our sophomore personal projects and to all of our teachers and staff who serve as personal project supervisors for our students!

Sophomore IB Personal Projects Informational Zoom Session

  • To better educate our parents about the Sophomore IB Personal Project, our MYP Coordinator, Mrs. Bouldin, will be holding an optional informational session for any parents of rising 6th through 10th grade students via Zoom on May 25 at 5:00 pm.
  • During the presentation, parents will receive a quick overview of the project and learn more about the overall Personal Project process and requirements.
  • To participate in the Zoom session, parents will use Meeting ID 977 0281 8046 and Passcode 123.
  • If you are unable to participate in the Zoom session, but would like to learn more, you can access the presentation slides by CLICKING HERE.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bouldin at bouldin_m@hcde.org.

Summer 5th Quarter SOAR Program

  • As we near the end of the school year, we will be identifying students in grades 6-12 who will participate in our extended summer learning program for credit recovery and academic support based on academic performance during the current school year.
  • Similar to our current afterschool SOAR Program, teachers will be working with our identified students throughout the month of June for 2-3 hours per day 3-4 days per week.  The exact days and times will be shared over the coming weeks with food being provided and bus transportation available as needed.
  • If your student is identified to be in need of this extended academic support, our SOAR team will contact you directly over the coming weeks.

Mountain Education Foundation (MEF) Information and News

  • We want to remind everyone of the important role that the Mountain Education Foundation (MEF) plays in the success of our Signal Mountain Schools!
  • If you have not yet become a monthly donor, or would like to make a one-time gift, please visit www.meftoday.org or email Hilarie Robison at hrobison@meftoday.org. Every donation is appreciated and much needed!

Reminder Information

In Person Student Attendance, Morning Tardies, and On Campus Driving

  • In Person Student Attendance – As we have continued to be in school in person over the past several weeks, a reminder that all in person students are expected to be ast school in attendance each day.  In person students participating in live class Zooms from home when they are supposed to be attending in person is not allowed.  If an in person student is quarantined, then that is an instance when they should be participating via live Zooms and completing work from home.  Otherwise, all in person students are expected to be in attendance each day and will be marked absent.  If there is a pattern of absences, or a pattern of in person students not reporting to school and attempting to participate from home, then a referral to the social worker will be made.
  • Morning Tardies – Over the past couple of weeks, we have been closely monitoring the increased number of student tardies each morning.  Now that we are back in the routine of attending in person, we will begin assigning afterschool detentions and possibly Saturday School sessions if a student continues to have a pattern of morning tardies.  If you know that your student has arrived late to school, we need your help in making sure that sound morning routines are in place that allow students to leave home with plenty of time to arrive to school before the 7:45 am tardy bell.
  • On Campus Driving – With more students on campus, we now have additional student drivers and parent drivers entering and exiting our campus each day.  Over the past few days, we have observed some cars (mostly parents, but some students) that are exceeding the speed limit on campus.  For everyone’s safety, all drivers must adhere to the posted speed limit and the traffic direction provided by our SMPD officers and our administrators.  If student drivers are observed exceeding the speed limit, driving privileges to and from school will be lost.  If parents are observed exceeding the speed limit, our SRO or the SMPD may be requested on campus for ticketing.  We ask that parents please take a moment to share this reminder with your student drivers and to make any adjustments to your own driving while on campus.

Spring MS and HS Athletics Updates

  • Spring Home Athletics Tickets – For all spring MS and HS athletic events, and other on campus programs and events, spectators must purchase digital tickets online to attend.  Each on campus indoor and outdoor venue will have a reduced max capacity with 2/3 of the capacity tickets for home spectators and 1/3 of the capacity tickets for visitor spectators.  All spectators are encouraged to purchase tickets well before each contest to ensure entry, so please visit our school website or CLICK HERE to purchase online tickets. 
  • Seating and Masks – Seating keys will be posted showing spectators where to sit (green marks placed 6 feet apart) and where they cannot sit (red or gold Xs on unavailable rows).  For outdoor venues, approved seating areas will be marked on the bleachers and on the ground for chairs brought by spectators.  Per the district and TSSAA, all spectators are required to wear masks at all times.
  • Please note that digital tickets will be available for purchase online on the day of each contest, and sometimes earlier.  If our teams are playing an away contest, our coaches typically receive ticketing information from that school and share that information with their families.  If you have questions about tickets for away contests, please contact your student’s coach for information.

Schedule

  • Our school day continues to be from 7:45 am until 2:45 pm each day for all in person and HCSatHome students.  We will run a block schedule each day with all students following their regular daily schedule to attend classes in person or participate via Zoom.
  • All in person students must come to school each day with their charged Chromebook and all HCSatHome and virtual students must be dressed and logged into their class Zooms each day on time at the beginning of each class period from an area in their home that is conducive to learning.

HCSatHome

  • Live Class ZoomsA reminder that all HCSatHome students should be following their regular daily schedule and attending live class Zooms for all of their classes each day.  Live class Zooms typically last for 20 minutes or longer depending on the class and activity and students are expected to log in and participate with their in person classmates.  Students who are not completing their work, and not attending live class Zooms, will be marked absent for those days.
  • Work Completion – Students are expected to complete and submit assignments posted in ManageBac each week by the designated due dates.  If a student has a question about an assignment, they can ask their teachers during their daily live class Zooms or email their teachers.
  • MEF Learning Center Tutoring Support – Tutoring support for our in person students and our HCSatHome students continues to be available throughout the day and afterschool on select days.  For more information, or to schedule a tutoring session, please contact our Learning Center Coordinator, Abbey Duncan, at duncan_abbey@hcde.org.
  • Chromebooks – Parents, if you have not done so already, please take a moment to complete the following short Google Form regarding your student’s school-issued Chromebook.  To access the form, please CLICK HERE.
  • If you need help with establishing a routine at home for your HCSatHome student, or have questions, please contact your student’s teachers or Mrs. Mulloy at mulloy_allison@hcde.org.

AM Arrival

  • Car Riders – Car riders continue to only be able to exit their cars to enter the building at 7:30 am.  Please note that this includes both our front AM HS car line and our rear AM MS car line.
  • Reminder signage will be posted, and it is imperative that parents do not unload students until 7:30 am when our duty administrators and teachers are on duty.  As students exit their cars, they must have their masks on and enter the building to report directly to their first class each morning.  During our arrival time from 7:30 am to 7:45 am, our students will begin their morning work, complete tasks from the day before, etc.  Cell phones will not be allowed during this morning time.
  • Bus Riders – Bus riders will be allowed to exit the buses and enter the building at 7:15 am as our buses must leave to meet the scheduled pick up times for their AM elementary routes.  Students who ride buses arriving between 7:15 am and 7:30 am will report directly to the HS gym (HS Students and 8th Grade Students) or MS gym (6th and 7th Grade Students).  The students will set in designated areas, with their masks on, and exercising social distancing for a short period of time before being released to their classrooms at 7:30 am.  Any students who arrive by bus after 7:30 am will report directly to their first class.
  • Student Drivers – To reduce the number of students entering the building at once, our student drivers will remain in their cars until our parking lot duty teachers dismiss them by lots to begin entering the building at 7:30 am.  Each lot will continue to have a designated door to enter for social distancing. 

Logistical Reminders

  • AM and PM Car Rider Arrival Timing – We need all car rider parents to plan your AM arrival between 7:30 am and 7:40 am each morning and between 2:45 pm and 2:55 pm each afternoon.  At this time, our lines are moving and parents can come in and out quickly to drop off our pick up your students without backing our car lines up or impeding our bus traffic, teacher traffic, etc.  For those who are already arriving at these times, you are already seeing how quickly the car lines are moving due to less students being on campus each day and our established procedures.  Thanks in advance for continuing to do your part each morning and afternoon!
  • HCSatHome and A/B Students Returning to School for Afterschool Activities – For student safety, and to help with traffic, students learning virtually on a given day should not return to school for afterschool practices or activities until 3:00 pm each afternoon.  Please note that this includes student drivers and parent dropping their students off for afterschool activities.

COVID Procedural Updates

  • Positive COVID Cases – With students returning to school in person, we will resume our communications regarding any in person students who test positive.  This communication will include a general email to all families and phone contact with any family who has a student considered a close contact through contact tracing.
  • Quarantine and Return to SchoolIf someone in your family must quarantine during Phase 2 or Phase 3, please be mindful of the necessity of following all quarantine guidelines.  During quarantine, students are expected to continue their studies as long as they are feeling well.  With learning phase announcements coming each week, please be mindful that if anyone in your family receives a positive COVID result at any time, you must still contact Nurse Snyder immediately to share those results and initiate next steps.  As always, do not send your student to school, athletics, or activities if he/she has symptoms and is not feeling well, has tested positive, is a close contact, or anyone in your household is awaiting testing.  The current quarantine period for positive cases is now 10 days after the first date of symptoms or after the date the person was tested if they were asymptomatic.
  • Rapid Testing Pilot – Rapid COVID testing is now available at every HCS school for staff and students who become symptomatic while at school.  These tests are voluntary with parental consent forms that are available through the Power School Parent Portal or by hard copy from the school nurse.  Parents can choose to be present or not when their child is tested.  Testing is free and administered by our school nurses with results in approximately 20 minutes.  If you have questions regarding the Rapid Testing Pilot, please contact Nurse Snyder at snyder_pam@hcde.org or Nurse Triplett at triplett_b@hcde.org.

Zoom Behavior Expectations

  • As we transition to having more students learning from home on certain days during Phase 2, please take some time to remind your students of our shared expectations for student behavior during live class Zoom sessions.
  • Initial Login – All students must log in to their class Zooms at the beginning of each class following their regular schedule.  Students must be logging in with their HCDE student account as an authenticated user.  Attendance is taken, and teachers will require students to turn their cameras on and have their correct name listed to confirm they are in attendance.  Any student not logging on correctly will not be allowed to enter the Zoom and will be marked absent.
  • Logging Into Unassigned Zooms – Students are only to log in to Zooms for their scheduled classes at their scheduled class times.  Any students who log in to an unassigned Zoom will have disciplinary consequences.  This is learning time and disruptions will not be tolerated.
  • Appropriate Zoom Behavior – Students are expected to exhibit school-appropriate behaviors during all Zooms.  If students are found to be doing anything inappropriate or being disruptive to learning in any way, disciplinary consequences will be given.  Virtual days are school days and all students are expected to behave, participate, and work accordingly.

Virtual Learning Days – Scheduled or Unscheduled

  • Anytime we have a virtual learning day, ALL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS will follow that day’s regular class schedule and are expected to continue their learning virtually by participating in scheduled live class Zooms and completing assignments as posted on ManageBac.  Please note that this includes any virtual learning days that occur in Phase 3, in Phase 2, and certainly in Phase 1.
  • On these virtual days, our teachers will be taking attendance as students are expected to log in at the beginning of each class to participate in live Zooms.  Live Zoom links and assignments will continue to be posted in ManageBac.
  • As a school, we have worked tirelessly to refine our systems and procedures and we feel confident that our teachers and students are prepared for any phase change.  As continuously shared, this is all due to the dedication and hard work of our teachers, students, and families over the past several months!

Student Counseling Support

  • As students learn remotely from home and in person, we want to remind our families that our school counselors continue to be available for student counseling support.
  • During Phase 1, our school counselors will be available via Zoom during Directed Studies office hours on Fridays and other Directed Studies days.  Students can find their counselors’ Zoom links in ManageBac.
  • With office hours being reserved for students, our counselors are also available as needed to talk with or meet with parents outside of office hours.  In addition, if a student needs immediate support, they are also encouraged to email their grade level counselor.

Chromebook Troubleshooting

  • If a student has a Chromebook issue during virtual learning, the student should contact Mrs. Roddy at roddy_shannon@hcde.org for troubleshooting assistance.
  • If a family needs to file an insurance claim, or has insurance questions, the family can visit www.smarttechins.com/Hamilton or call (877) 307-6777. 
  • If a student needs to turn in a Chromebook for repair, Mrs. Roddy will coordinate meeting the student or parent at the school during her open office hours.

Learning Center Tutoring Support

  • Tutoring support for our in person students and our HCSatHome students continues to be available throughout the day and afterschool on select days.  For more information, or to schedule a tutoring session, please contact our Learning Center Coordinator, Abbey Duncan, at duncan_abbey@hcde.org.

Foreign Language Tutoring Opportunities

  • Our Language Acquisition Department continues to provide free tutoring support to students in grades 6 through 12 in Spanish, French, and German!
  • All tutoring for this year will take place virtually via Zoom with our in person students and HCS@Home students able to participate.
  • Tutoring via Zoom will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:15 pm with Mr. Hudson providing German tutoring on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month and Ms. Meznar providing Spanish and French tutoring on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
  • To access the tutoring sessions, students will log into Zoom and use Meeting ID 947 4937 1778 and Passcode SMMHSlang.
  • If you have questions regarding tutoring, please contact Ms. Meznar at meznar_c@hcde.org or Mr. Hudson at hudson_t@hcde.org.

Calendar Items

Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14 – State TN Ready/TCAP/EOC, IB Testing, and Final Exams Take Place

Monday, May 10

  • HS Baseball – District Tournament
  • HS Softball – District Tournament

Tuesday, May 11

  • HS Boys Soccer – District Tournament
  • Strings Concert (Re-Scheduled) – HS Gym

Wednesday, May 12

  • 9th Grade Awards Ceremony – HS Gym – 12:30 pm
  • 10th Grade Awards Ceremony – HS Gym – 1:15 pm
  • 11th Grade Awards Ceremony – HS Gym – 2:00 pm
  • MS Golf Tournament – Brown Acres

Thursday, May 13

  • HS Boys Soccer Tournament
  • MS Golf Tournament – Brown Acres
  • Bluegrass Concert – Quad Amphitheatre – 5:30 pm

Friday, May 14

Saturday, May 15

Sunday, May 16

 

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