July 2014 Summer Newsletter

Thu, Jul 24, 2014


Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Friends of Herron High School,

The 2nd session of Summer Academe is underway and that means the start of the coming school year is fast approaching. This edition of our summer newsletter also contains important information for the start of school including some policy reminders, the academic calendar, immunization information, and details for important upcoming back to school events. Also, Federal law requires that we provide our students and families with important information about privacy of student records and harassment policies on an annual basis. Please read the information carefully.

Student Schedule Pick-Up and School Portraits for all grades will be held on August 7th from 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. Individual class schedules for all students will be available for pick-up. Student portraits for the Yearbook and student ID’s will be taken at this time. All students should plan to pick up their schedule and have their photos taken that day. Students should come dressed-up appropriately for their portrait. Portrait order forms are available now at Students Services and will also be available at the Information Fair on the August 5th Parent Orientation night.

Herron High School does not issue a school supply list prior to the start of school. Teachers will go over what supplies students need during the first days of school, and the students will have several days to acquire these items. However, there are some basic items that that are always appropriate:

  • lined notebook paper
  • binders
  • pencils and pens
  • note cards (Students can never have too many note cards.)

Another item that is very helpful but not required is a USB flash or thumb drive. Most school supplies outlets have reasonably priced small memory flash drives which are sufficient for students to save their projects from school computers and at home.

I’d also like to remind families that back-to-school sales are underway on laptop computers and tablets in the event you are considering purchasing a device for your student. Many computer repair shops also offer refurbished devices –it may be worth inquiring about inventory

I hope all students are wrapping up their Summer Reading assignments. Students must have completed their reading by the start of school and be prepared for the follow-up assignments. Some students have assignments due on or before the first day of school. If you have any questions about the reading assignment you may review the complete details on our website here.

Finally, I wish to extend a warm welcome to our new incoming students and their families. You are about to become part of a remarkable community of scholars, and I look forward to the opportunity to get to know each of you in the years ahead. I hope to see all parents at Parent Orientation on August 5th.


Janet H. McNeal
Head of School

Complete newsletter available here: July 2014 Summer Newsletter