Parent Info & Resources

Many questions can be answered by the Student Handbook!

Many other questions can be answered by our Course of Study!

If you have questions or feedback regarding this website, including suggestions for improvement of this Parent Info & Resources page, please email the webmaster at wheatleya@hcboe.net!

Principals

Gary Johnson - Students A-G, School-Wide Issues - johnsong@hcboe.net

Patricia Sigler - Students P-Z, Curriculum, Scheduling, Testing Coordinator - siglerp@hcboe.net

Brad Hall - Students H-O, Special Education, Maintenance, Parking, Clubs - hallb@hcboe.net

Morgane Watkins - All Freshmen, Attendance, Athletic Director - watkinsm@hcboe.net

 

If You Need to Contact the School

*Please see sections below first if you need to report an absence or request information about missed work.

Main Office - 423-586-2543
Main Office fax - 423-585-3779

If you call the main office and all lines are busy, you will be transferred to our voicemail system. If this happens, please leave a message with your name and number and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

School Counseling Office direct line - 423-586-6102
School Counseling Office fax - 423-587-6714

Attendance Office direct line - 423-587-5316
Attendance Office fax - 423-585-3780 - Please use this number if you need to fax in an excuse for an absence

Athletic Director - 423-586-2543 ext. 1212

 

If the School Needs to Contact You

Occasionally a teacher, principal or other staff member may need to contact you regarding your student.  Please make sure that we have your current telephone number and/or email address on file so that we can get in touch with you!  If a teacher calls you and does not get an answer, they have been instructed to leave a message for you containing their name, a contact number, and a brief message.  Please check for a message before calling the school back, as the Main Office may not be able to tell who called you!

 

Parent Portal

You can check your child's grades and attendance using Parent Portal through this link!
http://connect.hcboe.net 

Parent Portal login and password information can be picked up from the Main Office between 7:50AM and 3:30PM Monday-Friday  You must present photo ID to pick up login information, to guarantee the security of your student's information.

 

Attendance

Attendance in class is important to a student's success in that class. Students should make every effort to be present for every minute of every class, every day!  It is easier to keep up if you aren't having to catch up!  However, we understand that occasionally students are sick or have other events that cause absences from school.  Please see the sections below for information on reporting absences and obtaining homework during/after an absence.

When arriving at school after 8AM, students must sign in at the main office and will need a parent note with a phone number for verification (or a doctor's excuse if you are coming from an appointment).  In order to be able to leave school early, students must bring a parent note with a phone number for verification to Mr. Smith in Room 222 or Mrs. Treece in the Main Office as early as possible before the time the student needs to leave.  We cannot accept call-ins for students to leave early. 

A student is counted TARDY if he/she arrives between 8:00AM-8:20AM, but a student signing in at 8:21AM-9:34AM is counted ABSENT for the first period class. If a student is not in EACH period 70 minutes, they are absent from that period. If students are signed out before 2:40PM they are counted absent from 4th period. Medical notes for early sign outs need to be returned the following day. For full-day absences, a parent note or medical note should be turned in the next day of the student's attendance. Please see the section below for more info regarding reporting absences.

All students in all classes have the opportunity to earn an extra 2 attendance points each 9 weeks added to their final average for that 9 weeks if he or she is passing a class with no more than 2 EXCUSED absences and has had no ALP, no out of school suspensions, no Unexcused Tardies, and no Alternative School placement during the 9 weeks. Questions regarding attendance should be directed to Morgane Watkins at watkinsm@hcboe.net or Tina Worthington at worthingtont@hcboe.net.

Please see pages 25-29 in the MHHSE Student Handbook for our complete attendance policy.

Reporting Absences

When your students are absent, please do not call the school to let us know! We receive a large volume of calls to the Main Office each day & we cannot excuse a student over the phone. All absences are marked unexcused until a written note containing a phone number we can call to verify is turned in to the Attendance Office when the student returns to school OR when the Attendance Office receives an email from a parent containing a phone number to verify. Emails regarding absences should be addressed to Tina Worthington at worthingtont@hcboe.net. Written parent notes and doctor notes can be turned in to Mrs. Treece in the Main Office or to Mrs. Worthington in the Freshman Academy Office. Excuses may also be faxed to the Attendance Office at 423-585-3780.

Homework During/After an Absence

To check for homework, you are encouraged to contact your student's teachers via PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not have a Parent Portal login, this can be obtained from Linda Brewer in the Main Office  You can also email teachers through their teacher page on this website. Just click School Staff in the links on the left, find your teacher's name, and then click the email link at the top of their teacher page to send them an email. Parents can also call Teresa Johns at 423-586-2543 ext. 1202 for homework if needed. Thank you!

 

Other Helpful Resources

Parking Permit Info & Application

TN Dept. of Ed. Students & Families links

TNReady Parent Guide (PDF)

TNReady Parent Guide Spanish (PDF)

Guide on TNReady Supports for Students with Disabilities (PDF)