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COVID Booster Clinic at HSHMC

2022-05-13T22:34:21+00:00

HSHMC Community, We will be hosting another clinic with Sharp for COVID booster shots for our students and their families on our campus. This clinic not open to the public. Families can register at the link below. When: Monday,  June 6, 2022 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Register: https://myturn.ca.gov/?config=37bcada9-796c-46ba-b26e-7181cfce7923

COVID Booster Clinic at HSHMC2022-05-13T22:34:21+00:00

Weekly Bulletin – February 22, 2022

2022-02-22T18:22:55+00:00

February 22, 2022- Weekly School Bulletin We look forward to seeing all our students tomorrow. We hope you had time to relax and enjoy some family time over the long weekend. This Wednesday, ASB will be outside the school selling Costco Pizza for $2.00 a slice at lunch time to raise funds for ASB activities. We hope your student will join in for some yummy pizza to support our ASB. Speaking of ASB, there is a new LIFE (Learning Important Skills for Everyone) Club on Wednesdays from 11:00 to 11:30 am in Room 105. All students are welcome to join. Make-Up School Picture Day is scheduled for next Monday, February 28. If your child is attending in-person and is in 9th-11th grade and they did not have their school picture taken yet, please mark your calendar for February 28th to remind them that it is picture day. If your child did not get their Covid-booster yet and they are eligible, you can sign them up now for our next vaccination/booster clinic with Sharp HealthCare which will be held on campus on Monday, March 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This clinic is only open for our staff, students, and family members. Appointments are required. Please use this special LINK to sign up now. If you need any help making the appointment, please call the school and we will gladly help you. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 619-528-9070 or email me directly anytime at sjohnson@hshmc.org. Thank you. Have a great week.

Weekly Bulletin – February 22, 20222022-02-22T18:22:55+00:00

From the Leadership Team

2022-01-21T21:24:56+00:00

January 18, 2022 (traduccion abajo) Dear HSHMC Families, Happy New Year! As we approach the beginning of our Spring semester, we know these remain uncertain times and the COVID pandemic continues to challenge so many decisions we need to make as individuals, as organizations, and as a community. Nobody seems to have a crystal ball that can predict how these challenges will resolve or what challenges lie before us. We are encouraged by the advice we have received from medical experts predicting that the current COVID-19 surge is a temporary situation. However, the current surge reminds us we must continue to be prepared and act to safely offer educational services. And we will do everything possible to continue to keep our school and classrooms open. Currently, we are experiencing a high number of absences of both staff and students. This in part is a result of our strict quarantine procedures. Your patience and support during this time has been amazing. There are some certainties, however. HSHMC will continue to take every step we can to provide a quality and safe learning experience. The vaccination mandate, passed on 10/12/21, by the HSHMC Board of Directors added to the safety and welfare of our students, staff, and community. The plan has been highly successful.  More recently, on January 13, 2022, the Board extended vaccination requirements to include booster shots for all eligible students and staff to remain part of the HSHMC community. Our next vaccination/booster clinic will be held on campus on February 7, and we encourage any, and all, family members to come in for their shots. These measures are complemented by our mask enforcement policy, ongoing testing, and strict adherence to stay at home and quarantine guidelines. All these decisions follow guidelines and recommendations from various local, state, and national school, public and health organizations, including the CDC. Our policies and practices will continue to be updated based on the guidelines and requirements of these organizations. At this time the science is in and the use of three-ply masks, including N95s, have proven to be much more effective than cloth masks. We encourage you to make that switch. We have been advised that San Diego Unified School District has not ruled out declaring COVID Impact Days in specific situations and if it was absolutely necessary, we might follow suit. However, our goal is to stay open and stay safe. We might also limit certain extra-curricular activities and events during high surge times. We will do what we need to be responsive and responsible. In the meantime, we are so proud of the staff and students who show up here each day to share in teaching and learning. Witnessing their efforts and accomplishments makes all this work worth it. Every day, exciting things are happening, and our staff and students are going above and beyond to make that happen. We know from talking with our educational colleagues and parents from other schools that what is happening here remains unique. We want [...]

From the Leadership Team2022-01-21T21:24:56+00:00

January 24-28 Now Minimum Days

2022-01-12T19:11:25+00:00

HSHMC has modified our schedule for the week of January 24-28, which is the last week of Semester 1. During the week of January 24-28, students will have minimum days with early release at 12:30 pm. However, if a student has one or more incompletes, they are required to stay for Academic Recovery until 3:00 pm each day on Monday through Thursday until all incompletes are cleared. There will not be academic recovery on Friday 1/28 and all students will be released at 12:30 after finals. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 619-528-9070.

January 24-28 Now Minimum Days2022-01-12T19:11:25+00:00

January 3, 2022 COVID Exposure Notice

2022-01-03T22:41:24+00:00

We were notified today that an individual at our school has tested positive for COVID-19. Due to procedures related to privacy laws, we are limited in what we can say. We urge you to also respect the privacy of our students and staff. HSHMC works with the San Diego Public Health Department to follow up with all cases and symptomatic contacts to identify all exposed persons and recommend home quarantine and testing. If you or your child are not contacted, it means that we have no evidence of direct exposure to you or your child. Our advice and practice has not changed since the beginning of the pandemic. That is, if your child is feeling ill or has a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, even if symptoms are very minor, please do not send your child to school and consider getting your ill child tested for COVID-19. Students should remain home until a return date is determined in consultation with school personnel based on test results and symptom improvement, and following all applicable state and county health guidelines. They can return immediately if they have a documented chronic illness that explains their current symptoms. Remember, symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure, can range from mild to severe, and could include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, muscle or body aches, headache, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and new loss of smell or taste. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested. However, many infected people do not develop symptoms, which is why it is recommended that exposed people be tested whether they have symptoms or not. If your child is well and without any symptoms, please remind them to use their face covering, and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. We know this information is concerning for our students and families. Ensuring the health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff members is of the utmost importance to us, and we will continue to follow all public health guidelines strictly.

January 3, 2022 COVID Exposure Notice2022-01-03T22:41:24+00:00

Weekly Bulletin – November 15, 2021

2021-11-18T17:04:34+00:00

November 15th, 2021- Weekly School Bulletin It is open enrollment time at HSHMC. We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 9-12. This open enrollment period ends January 31, 2022. Siblings of current HSHMC students should submit their applications NOW! Please go to our online application to apply directly online. And, if you know other families interested in applying, we appreciate you letting them know as well. Our first virtual New Student Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1 at 5:00 pm. The link to join will be available on our website. According to our Vaccination Plan, by December 18, all HSHMC students will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated to be permitted on campus, unless they have a qualified exemption. Students without the vaccine may still participate in our independent study program. To support this plan, Sharp will be on campus again on Monday, December 6 between 10:00am and 2:00 pm to provide Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations to students, families, and community 12+ years and older. There is no school next week for Thanksgiving break. School will resume on Monday, November 29. If you have questions please contact the school at 619-528-9070, or email me any time at sjohnson@hshmc.org. Have a great week – Thank you!

Weekly Bulletin – November 15, 20212021-11-18T17:04:34+00:00

Board Approved Student Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

2022-02-04T20:19:07+00:00

1/13/2022 - Board Approved Student Vaccination Plan Background: On 10/31/21, The HSHMC Board of Directors passed a vaccination mandate plan designed to add to the safety and welfare of our students, staff and community. The plan has been highly successful in obtaining a vaccination rate of 99% for students who attend campus programming. There is now a need to update that plan to respond to CDC recommendations for booster shots. CDC reports that studies show after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus and the ability to prevent infection with variants may decrease over time and due to changes in variants. And that the recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19. Policy Update: Students eligible for COVID 19 Booster Shots must receive those shots as determined by current CDC eligibility guidelines. This policy will be updated in response to any changes in CDC guidelines that affect vaccinations and boosters. Students must provide documentation of the Booster shot. Students will be given a grace period of 30 days from when their eligibility begins to allow time to schedule appointments. Currently eligible students will need to show documentation on or before March 1, 2022. Families are encouraged to use the health provider of their choice and should know the booster shots are available at several local pharmacies. In addition, HSHMC will attempt to regularly schedule and post any on site vaccination clinics that will be available for students, families and community members. Students may apply for exemptions or conditional admission (see Board Policy 10/12/21 for criteria). Students who are unable to comply with this policy will not be permitted on campus and families should seek enrollment at another school. The school will work diligently to update and inform students and families of their vaccination status as it pertains to this policy.   Board Approved Student Covid-19 Vaccination Plan After inviting and receiving public comment today and an extended discussion, our HSHMC Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve the Required Student COVID 19 Vaccination Plan. Thank you to those who took the time to speak to our board to voice your opinions. At HSHMC, we have always been committed to the safety, health and well-being of our students, their families, and our local community. It is because of this commitment that we have decided to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all HSHMC students 12 years and older. By November 15, all students will be required to have their first shot administered, unless they have a qualified exemption.  By January 1, 2022, all HSHMC students will be required to show proof of vaccination to be permitted on campus, unless they have a qualified exemption. Students without the vaccine may still participate in our independent study program. The complete plan and timeline is available on our website. The first step to the plan is as follows: By November 15 Vaccination clinic at HSHMC for those needing 1st or 2nd doses [...]

Board Approved Student Covid-19 Vaccination Plan2022-02-04T20:19:07+00:00

Weekly Bulletin – October 11, 2021

2021-10-11T15:28:08+00:00

October 11th, 2021- Weekly School Bulletin As you may have seen posted on our website, we are very excited that our Board of Directors will be reviewing a proposed required student vaccination plan at its board meeting this Tuesday, October 12 at 10:00 am. Our board meetings are open to the public. The link to the board meeting along with the agenda and documents can be found on our website here. If you want to register for public comment, please use this link to register for public comment. Public comment is limited to 2 minutes. Together, we can reach peak immunity at HSHMC! There is a HOSA meeting this Thursday at 11:00 am in the lecture hall for any students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade interested in joining our HOSA team. HOSA, or Health Occupations Students of America is a career and technical student organization for students planning to pursue health professions. If you have questions please contact the school at 619-528-9070, or email me any time at sjohnson@hshmc.org. Have a great week. Thank you.

Weekly Bulletin – October 11, 20212021-10-11T15:28:08+00:00

October 12, 2021 Board Meeting

2021-10-12T19:21:17+00:00

Here is the Zoom link to attend our October 12, 2021 board meeting at 10 am: Join Zoom Meeting https://hshmc.zoom.us/j/89284992580 Meeting ID: 892 8499 2580 Passcode: Board If you would like to register for public comment, please fill out the form below. Remember, public comment is limited to 2 minutes. Public Comment Registration Link

October 12, 2021 Board Meeting2021-10-12T19:21:17+00:00

Weekly Bulletin – September 13, 2021

2021-09-13T17:28:22+00:00

September 13th, 2021- Weekly School Bulletin We are excited that our students will begin their College and internship classes this week on either Monday or Wednesday. If your child is fully vaccinated, please provide the school with a copy of the vaccination card for our records. Feel free to just take a picture of the card and email it to gortega@hshmc.org, mail it in, or drop it by. Anyway that is easiest for you to get it to us as soon as possible. For those of you who have not yet been vaccinated, we are working to set up another clinic with Sharp HealthCare here at HSHMC in the next few weeks. We will provide the date of clinic as soon as it is confirmed. We are asking that every family create a parent account on PowerSchool in order to track your child’s grades and attendance. Access codes were mailed home to you last week in a letter to families. Directions on how to create your account can also be found on our website here: https://hshmc.org/creating-powerschool-parent-account/ If you have questions please contact the school at 619-528-9070, or email me any time at sjohnson@hshmc.org. Have a great week. Thank you!

Weekly Bulletin – September 13, 20212021-09-13T17:28:22+00:00
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