Patriot's Look Ahead

Patriot's Look Ahead
Posted on 09/12/2019
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New Electronic Interim Reports

New this school year, you will be able to access interim reports electronically through your student’s PowerSchool account. This will be the primary method that Hanover County Public Schools will use to transmit interim reports to improve convenience and efficiency. On interim report days, we will send an electronic notification alerting you to check your child’s PowerSchool portal. Please visit the PowerSchool website to access your account.

Please note, if you prefer to continue receiving a paper copy of your student’s interim report, you will need to complete an “opt-in” form that we sent home during the first week of school.

For parents and guardians of students receiving special education and related services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), we will only send IEP progress reports home should the parent select to “opt-in.”

We prepare and issue interim reports to all students/parents four times per year, at the midpoint of each nine-week grading period. The interim reports reflect the standard of work the student has achieved, his/her attitudes, and his/her work habits. The purpose of interim reports is to provide parents a snapshot of the student’s progress at the midpoint of each grading period.

Please contact Gail Dail, our registrar, if you have any questions or need assistance with PowerSchool.

Reminders from the Attendance Office

Full Day Absence
If your student is going to be absent, please do one of the following within three days of the absence:

  • Call the attendance office.
  • Send a parent-signed note to provide a reason for the absence to the attendance office.
  • Send medical or court documentation to the attendance office (preferred).

Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence.

Late Arrival
We consider a student who arrives after 8:30 a.m. to be late. He or she should report to the attendance office for a pass. A note or phone call from a parent/guardian is necessary in order to excuse the late arrival.

Early Dismissal
We strongly encourage you to schedule all appointments after school hours. If an early dismissal is necessary, please do the following:

  • Drop off a parent note at the attendance office before school. Note must include your student’s full name, time of departure, parent/guardian signature, and a contact number. We deliver passes during first block.
  • Quietly leave class at the time designated on the pass (we will not call students from class).
  • Sign out at the attendance office. We do not require a parent to come into the school.
  • If someone other than a parent/guardian is picking up the student, you must send/call in a note with the pick up person’s name. We do require a photo ID at the time of pick up.

We do not take early dismissals over the phone. We must receive a fax or a scanned email to Melinda Hammack. The fax number is 804-365-8056.

PH Financial Aid Night

Have questions about your college financial aid options? It is so easy to be confused and overwhelmed by all the terminology you hear and see on college websites. Sorting out the purposes and deadlines of all the various documents adds to a lot of the anxiety and frustration that many students and their parents experience. Take a deep breath, bring your questions, and come spend an evening with Mrs. Edwards (career counselor), Mrs. Patterson (school counselor), and Mrs. Spaulding (GRASP financial advisor) to get a financial aid and scholarships overview. Who can attend? Although this evening will be geared towards current seniors and their parents, any PH student and/or their parents are welcome to attend. It’s never too early or too late to start gathering information now. Please contact Mrs. Edwards with any questions. We hope to see you there!

  • Date: Tuesday, October 1
  • Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: PHHS Library
  • Please RSVP online.

Student Schedule Information

The deadline to change student course requests has passed. At the first interim, we will permit students to request a level change or drop to a study hall. Counselors are working through student conflicts. At fee night, counselors will meet with students who still have a conflict in their schedule. Examples of conflicts include: missing a block, two classes scheduled for the same block, or taking a class that has already been completed. We will not permit students to make changes based on the following: teacher change, block preference, placement into an alternate elective, change of mind, or did not complete the summer assignment.


Be sure to bookmark the below scholarship opportunities spreadsheet, and visit it weekly to view
and apply to the latest local, national, and community scholarships that you may qualify for. Start searching and applying for scholarships today!

Fill out the 2019–2020 senior scholarship application as soon as possible! Completing this application will qualify you for consideration for scholarships provided by several area businesses and organizations through the PH Scholarship Committee. The deadline to complete the application is on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at midnight.

Senior Release

Many seniors have not filled out a senior release form for the 2019–2020 school year. For students who have not turned in the form, seniors have been placed into study halls in place of any requested senior release. Senior release forms are located in the main office and will be available during fee night. Students must obtain a parent signature and turn the form into the Counseling Center for principal approval. Because we require principal approval, counselors will not be able to change study halls to senior release during fee night.

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