HHS Back to School Orientation Schedule

High School Back to School Orientation Schedule

Students, Parents, & Guardians:

Hope you are enjoying summer break! Greetings to all returning students to HHS and welcome to all freshmen and new students. My name is Ryan Rollinger and I am the principal at HHS. Each Sunday evening (or Monday if we have a holiday) I will reach out to you with an email giving you pertinent information on the upcoming week. This is my way of helping you keep track of what is going on at HHS and reminding you of things you will need to do for the week. I hope you find this communication helpful. 

Ryan Rollinger

Harrisburg High School Principal


All High School students will have an Orientation Day August 15th from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. This is a required day and will run as a regular day of school for students. Busses will run and breakfast and lunch will be served (bring last year’s ID for lunch). Students will be allowed to leave after 2:40 pm if all of their orientation materials are completed. Busses will leave the school at 3:00 pm.

❗Must be Complete Before Computer Pick-Up and Orientation Day:

Students must come with the following complete:

Video Tutorial for Annual Information Update & Paying Fees Here

Use Parent Portal:

Annual Information Update 

  • Must log in using Parent Login Account 

Use MySchoolBucks.com:

Laptop Usage Fee & Protection Bundle 

  • If you are purchasing the coverage plan


Laptop Usage Fee ONLY

  • If you are using your own insurance to cover computer

Junior Class Dues

  • Juniors Only

💻Computer Pick-Up:

Students - We encourage you to pick up your computer before the August 15th orientation day.  To avoid the lines and see your schedule early come Monday or Tuesday!

August 12  - Monday 8:00 - 4:00 pm 

  • Counselors available for drop/adds to schedules

August 13 - Tuesday 8:00 - 4:00 pm 

  • Counselors available for drop/adds to schedules

August 14 - Wednesday 1:00 - 7:00 pm 

  • Freshman & New Students encouraged to attend, building tours available.  Parents are also welcome on the 14th to tour the building!

📸School Pictures:

  • Students will take their school picture on August 15th. 
  • This picture will be used for their ID AND school picture.
  • Order pictures from mylifetouch.com (use the Picture Day ID: EVTV3M2GB)
  • Retake Day - Tuesday, Oct. 9th during school.

🗓Gone on Orientation Day?

  • If your student will not be able to attend the August 15th Orientation day, please communicate with the attendance office.  Call 743-2567 ext. 6215 to leave a voicemail or email joanne.highland@k12.sd.us 

⏰Why are we having one full day instead of four separate nights?

  • There are many reasons that went into this decision, but here are the main points:
  • This protects instructional time on the first day of school as logistics are all taken care of and we can start with instruction day one.
  • This full-day will allow students to follow their full schedule, meet all their teachers and receive a syllabus for all their classes during orientation.
  • Coordinating four nights between tech staff, teachers, Life Touch (pictures) and high school staff was becoming very difficult.
  • Avoids conflicts with the Middle School and Elementary open houses.
  • Avoids conflicts with extra-curricular practices and youth group events.
  • We can address schedule issues prior to the first day of school.

🔒Lockers & School Supplies:

  • Students can sign up for lockers in the front office when they pick up their computer on August 12th-14th.  
  • Students can also bring school supplies at that time, or on August 15th.  There is no set supply list for high school students. We recommend students bring: preferred writing utensils, multi-subject or single subject notebooks for each class, and a calculator. Teachers will discuss other items needed for their classes.

🚌Bus Route Information: