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Freshman Academy Orientation

Students, Parents, & Guardians: 

Happy summer break! We hope you're having a great time! Greetings to all returning students at HHS and a warm welcome to new students. Each week, parents and students will receive an email from Mr. Seamer with upcoming high school announcements for the week. Please check your email regularly. We look forward to seeing you all back in the fall. Have a wonderful summer!

Ryan Rollinger  
Principal | Harrisburg High School

Brad Seamer
Assistant Principal | Harrisburg High School

Freshman Academy

David Dohn
Dean of Students | Harrisburg High School
Freshman Academy

Are You a New Student?

Welcome to HHS Freshman Academy! Here you will find all the resources and support you need to make a successful transition to high school. We will provide you with the skills and knowledge to excel in your classes and to be successful in your future endeavors.

You can visit our the New Student Orientation page and the HHS Counseling page for more information.

Required

⏰ Orientation Day

All High School students will have an Orientation Day August 23rd from 8:00 am - 2:44 pm.  

  • This is a required day and will run as a regular day of school for students.  The HHS Freshman Academy day runs from 8:00 am-2:44 pm. 

  • Busses will run and breakfast and lunch will be served (bring last year’s ID for lunch). 

  • If your student will not be able to attend the August 23rd Orientation day, please communicate with Mrs. Borgmann in the FA office.  Call 743-2567 ext. 3537 to leave a voicemail or email Karin.Borgmann@k12.sd.us .

2023 - 2024 Device Usage Fee

If you have not yet done so, parents must pay the device usage fee through MySchoolBucks or bring cash or check (made out to HHS). 

  • $30 iPad device usage fee 

    • If you pay the same day as pick-up, please send a copy of the receipt (screenshot or email) for payment verification. 

    • If you pay one day in advance, it will be documented on our daily reports.

    • If you paid in May to keep your device over the summer, that fee applies to the 23-24 school year.

Important Dates

πŸ’» iPad Pick-Up

  • Monday, August 14th 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Monday, August 21st, from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Pick up devices in Freshman Academy Small Theater room C101.

  • Students are encouraged to pick-up their own device, as they will need to log-in and set up their accounts. 

  • Building maps and tours will be available for all freshmen.

πŸ—“ Schedules

  • Schedules will be available for viewing on Monday, August 7th. 

  • To view your schedule, click β€œdocuments” on Student Portal.  

  • Students can fill out this ADD/DROP changes link to request changes.

  • Counselors will be available for questions.

  • Changing class periods is not permitted once sections are balanced.

  • View the 23-24 FA bell schedules here.

πŸ“Έ School Pictures

Students will take their school picture on August 23rd during orientation day.

  • This picture will be used for their ID AND yearbook school picture.

  • Order pictures from schoolphotosbymark.com 

  • Retake Day is Monday, October 2nd.

πŸšͺ Doors Open

Doors open at 7:15 AM

Important Information

πŸ“š Lockers & School Supplies

  • Students can sign up for lockers using this link.

  • Students can also bring school supplies on Orientation Day, August 23rd. There is no set high school supply list. We recommend students bring headphones, pens, pencils, a single subject notebook and a scientific calculator. Teachers will discuss other specialized items needed for their classes on orientation day.

School Counselor

Aryca Lothrop | HHS Freshman Academy School Counselor

  • Serving Freshmen - Last Name A - F

Sophie Pettinger | HHS Freshman Academy School Counselor

  • Serving Freshmen - Last Name G - Z

🩺 Health Services

🚌 Bus Route Information

Bussing is not available in all areas. Check out the bus zones in your area using the link below.

 πŸŽ Child Nutrition

District Child Nutrition Information

Freshman Academy Breakfast is served at 7:35 AM