In order to maintain a safe school environment, we have installed locks on all student restroom doors. These doors are locked from the exterior only, and can be opened by swiping a student ID. Students who do not have their school ID will be issued a temporary ID sticker, and will need to be let into the restroom by a member of administration. Students are not to share their ID’s, or let other students into the restroom. It is important that students do not lose, bend, chew, or mutilate their ID, as this may ruin the sensor contained in the ID. After the first ID purchase, replacement ID’s will cost $10.
Dear HCSS Parents/Guardians;
Research has shown that homework can be an effective means to enrich, extend, and reinforce the learning that takes place in the classroom. Parental support and involvement in the children’s education has been shown to have a tremendous effect on their overall success in school.
Important Attendance Announcement!
Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his or her education-to benefit from teacher-led activities, to build each day's learning on the previous days, and to grow as an individual. It is also the law in the state of Massachusetts.
Welcome Back to HCSS!
Dear HCSS Parents and Students:
It's hard to believe that in a few short weeks, we will welcome our students back for the 2014-15 school year. It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome all of you back for an exciting new school year! I trust this message finds you refreshed and recharged to begin new learning experiences this school year. I also want to share how immensely grateful and proud I am of our school community for the many ways that we bind together to facilitate a comprehensive, effective, and highly engaging learning environment for all of our students. From our faculty and staff, to our parents and community partners: it is because of your selfless efforts that HCSS's students are amongst the highest performing and best educated middle and high school students in the region. The proof is in the pudding! Last school year our students achieved demonstrable gains on many academic indicators.
Important Announcement - Uniform Policy
HCSS has a uniform to help create a safe and orderly environment, instill discipline, and eliminate competition and distractions caused by varied dress styles. Parents are encouraged to stop by with their students before school begins in order to purchase uniforms and avoid waiting in lines at orientation. You can also order school uniforms including optional pants and fleece jackets from Allen's Uniform by following this link. Allen's Uniform. Uniforms ordered online will be shipped directly to your house. Please be sure to refer to our uniform policy before purchasing any items for the school year.
School Bus Routes
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
HCSS 2014-2015 school year bus stops & schedules will be as follows: