FAQs FOR PARENTS OF HURON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Q: What is the grade-level meeting?
A: The PTSO has experimented with several meeting options and, last year, hit on a successful approach by focusing on the needs of each specific grade. Working with Dr. Williams and the class administrators, PTSO arranges and sponsors four fall evening meetings –one for each grade to provide information and answers to questions of parents at each grade level. For example, the 9th grade meeting features information on tutoring; behavior at school dances, and participation in athletics while junior parents heard about SAT and ACT test taking, resume help and college planning. Informal, roundtable meetings are also held in the spring as parents look forward to the following year. PTSO Meeting Calendar
Q: What is capsule night?
A: Capsule night is the opportunity to meet your student’s teachers by following a shortened schedule. Capsule night is held each year at the beginning of the school year. Refer to the school calendar for specific dates and times.
The Guidance Department will usually have a short presentation on their Comprehensive Guidance Program from 6:30-7:00 pm. The Capsule Night Program will begin sharply at 7:00 pm with a short musical presentation by the A Cappella Choir.
A PTSO representative will make a few remarks, followed by the Principal’s report. Each class is twelve minutes long; 1st period begins at 7:35 p.m. Your student will provide you with a class schedule to follow.
The focus of each class will be an overview of the course and expectations for success. Counselors will be available in their offices, and administrators will be in the cafeteria and hallways. Student guides will assist parents in finding rooms.
Q: When are parent-teacher conferences?
A: Conferences are scheduled in the fall usually the second or third week of October. Check the school calendar for specific dates and times. Additional dates are in November and then again in April. (See school calendar)
Sign ups for conferences in person sign-up for the Oct, Nov and April conferences will be held in the administrative lobby from 7:45 am - 7:30 pm (refer to school calendar for specific dates and times).
Q: How do I contact teachers?
A: There are lots of ways to communicate with teachers about your student’s progress. Use them!
EMAIL: The majority of Huron teachers provide their email addresses at the beginning of the school year. Email addresses are also available on the AAPS website and from each grade office. Feel free to email your questions throughout the school year. You can expect a response within a few days. A directory with emails for faculty is posted on the website at http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/huron.directory.
PHONE CALLS: Call your student’s teacher and leave a message so he/she can call you back. Leave the date of your message and the best date, time and phone number to return your call.
PERSONAL CONTACT: Arrange to meet with your student’s teacher during his/her planning time throughout the school year. Meetings need to be arranged in advance directly with the teacher. At capsule night faculty will give parents more information about how to contact them.
Q: How do I report an absence or tardy?
A: In your registration packet you should have received a Huron At-A-Glance magnet with all of the important Huron phone numbers and websites listed. If you need an extra, ask in the office.
You will need to call in an absence (or tardy) to the grade level office. See class level websites for phone number information. When calling, five your student's name and student id number, date(s) of absence and periods or time missed and reason for absence.
Q: How do I find out when school is closed?
A: You can check the AAPS website at http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/aaps.schools/school_closings or call the school closing hotline: 994-8684.
Q: Is there a student directory that lists phone numbers and when does it come out?
A: If you don't choose to “opt out” of the student directory, your student’s information (e.g., name, address, phone) will be printed in the student directory. The Student Directory will be distributed to students in the fall. A copy can be obtained from the General Office
Q: Where can I view the school year calendar?
Huron High Calendar
AAPS District Calendar
Q: When will the construction be finished?
A: Most projects begin prior to the close of the school year and will continue over the summer. Many will be finished before school starts. Details on school construction if in process can be found on the school homepage of the website.
Q: How do I report a problem or question with the school website?
A: Contact Diane Stocker-Bendersky - Webmaster
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (734) 994-2092
B: Contact Candyce Roselle-Williams - Co-Webmaster
E-mail: Phone: (734) 994-3291
Q: How do I find out about applying for the National Honor Society?
A: Info on NHS web site: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/huron.nhs
Q: What do I do if I lose my student ID?
A: Contact the General Office at 994-2040
Q: What are the religious holidays observed by Huron High?
A: Guidelines for missing school due to a religious holiday observation are presented on the calendar website:
The school events calendar lists all school observed holidays: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/huron.calendar
Q: How do I join a club at school?
A: Go to the school web site for a complete list and instructions: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/huron.clubs_orgs/clubs___organizations
Q: Can I get a parking pass on campus? How about a single day pass?
A: Parking on school property is by PERMIT ONLY during school hours. 9th and 10th graders are NOT permitted to park at school. Only Seniors are guaranteed a parking permit. A limited number of permits may be available to juniors on a lottery basis. There are no single day parking passes given to students. More info on the parking website: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/huron.parking.
Q: How do I order a yearbook?
A: Cost of yearbook DURING registration is only $50.00. AFTER registration, yearbook prices rise to $65.00. Go to website for more info: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/huron.gen_info/order_a_yearbook
Q: Where do I get sports team schedules?
A: Visit the Athletic Department website for school at http://www.usatodayhss.com/customize. Just key in the name of our school Huron and you will find the schedules posted here for each sport event.
Q: How do I find out if a game or practice is cancelled?
A: Call the Athletic Dept. office at 994-2069 or email the athletic director, Dottie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Where do I find directions to the AWAY sports games?
A: On the athletic directions site at: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/huron.ath_dept/directions_to_huron___away_matches
Q: What does the PTSO do?
A: The PTSO is an IRS 501(c)3 charitable organization that sponsors numerous programs and activities that help build community within our school.
Q: Can anyone park at the school on school property?
A: There is a specific school policy on parking that must be ahered to by all students and staff. Refer to the policy guidelines to prevent your vehicle from being tickected or towed.
Last updated: 1-25-2013 dsb