Principal's Message

Chris Martinez

Dear Patrick Henry High School Community,,

We are less than two weeks from the start of school and are making final preparations to welcome our students for the 2019–2020 school year. We recently conducted our annual fee night to provide families with the opportunity to pay their students’ fees, receive student class schedules, and obtain important school information for the new school year. As a reminder, our make-up fee night will be on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. In an effort to focus on continuous improvement, we would like to gather feedback on your fee night experience. Please see below to submit feedback that our administrative team will use to improve the event for next year.

In my July quarterly message, I shared with you two areas that will be addressed this school year to keep our school continually improving: student attendance and student cell-phone use. To help improve student attendance, our staff will be increasing our level of contact with you when your student is absent. We have also set up opportunities for students to recover seat time during the school year should they exceed the threshold for absences. During our grade level expectations meetings during the first week of school, we will relay all information to our students and also add the information to their Schoology pages.

The second area for improvement this year will be student focus in class. To meet this goal we will be implementing new expectations for student use of mobile devices at school. Please see below to review our new mobile device expectations. During Tuesday’s fee night, these expectations were provided to students along with their schedules. We will be adding the new mobile device expectations to all students’ Schoology pages and to our social media pages as well. Teachers will review the new expectations with students during the first week of school. The administration will also review the new expectations with students during grade-level meetings on Thursday and Friday.

Improving student attendance and increasing student engagement will provide students with the opportunity to maximize their potential and enhance opportunities for future success.

We thank you for your continued support of Patrick Henry High School. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You can also sign up to receive our weekly Patriot's Look Ahead newsletter to stay informed.

I am excited to welcome our students in 12 days to the start of a great year.

Sincerely,

Chris Martinez
Principal
Patrick Henry High School

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