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HHS Orientation

Students, Parents, & Guardians: 

We hope you are enjoying summer break! Greetings to all returning students to HHS and welcome to all freshmen and new students. Each Sunday evening (or Monday if we have a holiday) Mr. Rollinger will reach out to you with an email giving you pertinent information on the upcoming week. This is our 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. We hope you find this communication helpful. 

Ryan Rollinger  
Harrisburg High School Principal  

Kay Bass
10th-12th grade Asst. Principal

Brad Seamer
Freshman Academy Asst. Principal

Are You a New Student?

You will have a one-on-one appointment with your Counselor to review your schedule on New Student Orientation Day (August 8th or 9th), tour the building, and pick up your iPad device. Mark your calendar, and stay turned for further information via email/text message as we get closer to August. . New Student Orientation Info

Visit our Counseling Website for further helpful information!

Required

โฐ Orientation Day

All High School students will have an Orientation Day August 18th from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.  

  • This is a required day and will run as a regular day of school for students.  The high school day runs from 8:00 am-2:58 pm. 

  • Busses will run and breakfast and lunch will be served (bring last yearโ€™s ID for lunch). 

  • If your student will not be able to attend the August 18th Orientation Day, please communicate with the attendance office.  Call 743-2567 ext. 6215 to leave a voicemail or email.

2022 - 2023 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). 

  • 12th grade $50 MacBook device usage fee 

  • -OR-

    9th-11th grade $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 22-23 school year.

Important Dates

๐Ÿ’ป Computer/iPad Pick-Up

Monday, August 8th 8:00 am - 6:00 pm   -OR- Tuesday, August 9th 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • 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 freshmen and new students.

๐Ÿ“ธ School Pictures

Students will take their school picture on August 18th during Orientation Day.

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

  • Order pictures

  • Retake Day is Monday, October 3rd.

๐Ÿ—“ Schedules

Schedules will be available for viewing on Monday, August 8th. 

Important Information

Junior Class Dues

Junior Class Dues goes toward Prom and 2024 Graduation.

$35 Cash or Check made payable to HHS can be turned into the front office.

๐Ÿ“š Lockers & School Supplies

Students can sign up for lockers.

  • Students can also bring school supplies on Orientation Day, August 18th.

  • 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.

 ๐ŸŽ Child Nutrition

Free & Reduced Lunch

Free meals for every student ended in May of 2022.

When the pandemic hit, the federal government funded a program that allowed all studentsโ€”even those who were not previously eligibleโ€”to receive free meals. However, they have declined to continue funding this program. This means all families will need to carry a positive balance in their children's school meal accounts to ensure that their students have the nutrition they need throughout the day to learn.

For many families, the simple task of taking the time to budget for the cost of your child's school lunches may be all that is necessary.

Families that do not qualify for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits should start setting aside money each month to deposit into their child's account (MySchoolBucks.com). Keep in mind that you can use this tool to add funds when your child needs them, and even set up automatic deposits!

Some Students Will Still Qualify, But You Must Take Action

If your child qualifies for free or reduced meals, they can still receive them, but you must take action to make it happen! If you are concerned that you may not be able to afford school meal prices, we urge you to fill out an application for free or reduced meal benefits as soon as possible. You can find a copy of this application on our website or contact Chris Beach, Child Nutrition Director. The process is simple and can be done online, but Chris is happy to answer any questions you may have. See the Apply section below on the left for further instructions.

The District is always available to support families, so think about what option is best for you, and let us know if there is any way we can assist.

๐ŸšŒ Bus Route Information

For those who may need bus transportation:

๐Ÿฉบ Health Services