Hello Holy Name High School Students and Parents,

Week two of the 2016-2017 school year has begun, and with it brings several announcements to share with you about the days and weeks ahead:

Picture Day: Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30 is Picture Day. Please remember that students should be in normal Holy Name dress code on that day. Student pictures will be used for the yearbook and for student ID cards. If you would like to order pictures, please fill out the form that was given to your student, or, visit mylifetouch.com. Holy Name’s unique Picture Day ID is WP096014Y0.

Meet the Faculty Night: Please join us this Wednesday, August 31 from6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for Meet the Faculty Night. Before you come on Wednesday, please have your son/daughter prepare a copy of his/her class schedule on either the form that is attached, or on the same form that was included in the back-to-school information packet. Class sessions will be 11 minutes each with a four-minute allowance for change of class. Guidance counselors will be available in their offices, and guides will be available to assist in locating classrooms. Students should not attend this program with their parents. Meet the Faculty Night – Schedule

Dress Down Day on Friday: On Friday, September 2, all students are invited to participate in a Green and White Dress Down Day. This is a FREE dress down day, and students are allowed to wear Holy Name gear. Please keep in mind that no shorts are permitted. The complete list of dress down day regulations can be found on pages 28 and 29 of the student handbook.

Paperwork: Included with each student’s schedule was a packet of papers that must be turned in to the Main Office. Please turn your completed papers in as soon as possible. It is especially important that we have updated contact information on-file for your student.

Senior Meningococcal Vaccine Required: Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, all students entering 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccination. This is a requirement mandated by the Ohio Department of Education. If you have a senior student, please have him or her turn in a copy of his or her immunization records, indicating that the meningococcal vaccine has been administered.

Email Addresses: During the first week of school, all freshmen and transfer students were set up with Holy Name High School email accounts, and trained on how to login to their emails. As a reminder, every email address is formatted so it includes the student’s legal first name and legal last name.

All students should now have access to a Holy Name email account.They have each signed an Acceptable Use Agreement, and have been told that poor behavior will not be tolerated. Students are encouraged to check their emails daily for messages from teachers and school administrators about school-related assignments and activities.

ACT Test Prep Books: All sophomores, juniors and seniors will receive an ACT Test Prep Book this week. Additionally, juniors will receive a PSAT Test Prep Book.

Teachers will be using these prep books in a variety of classes and homework assignments will be given in relation to them. Students are expected to have these books at school with them daily; they are not to be kept at home. Everyone has been instructed to keep the books in their lockers unless told otherwise. Students will only be provided a copy of each prep book once; if lost, Holy Name will not provide replacement books. Students are expected to maintain care of the book throughout their years at Holy Name.

Additionally, Holy Name does have SAT Test Prep Books that juniors and seniors can sign out for use from their guidance counselors, if needed.  

ACT Tutoring and Practice Tests: Holy Name is once again offering FREE ACT tutoring and test prep to juniors and seniors! The full practice tests will be offered on the following dates, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in either the cafeteria or Room 110:

Saturday, September 17
Saturday, October 8
Saturday, November 12

Please RSVP to Mr. Kozlowski in Room 110 if you plan to take a practice test.

Additionally, there will be drop-in tutoring available every Tuesday andThursday during the first semester from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Room 110.

Writing Handbook: Sophomores, juniors and seniors are expected to have their Writing Handbooks on-hand for all classes. Every student did receive a few updated pages to reflect the MLA handbook’s eighth edition. If an upperclassmen has lost his or her Writing Handbook, he or she should come to the Main Office and request one be printed for a nominal fee.

Freshmen will receive their Writing Handbooks later this week.

Thank you,

The Holy Name High School Administration