Back to School 2018


It is that time of year again and we are working hard to prepare for the first day of school. We are busy preparing for another exciting school year and will be ready on Monday August 27th to greet faculty and Tuesday August 28th to greet students. Below you will find information essential for a successful return to school.

PowerSchool/Unified Classroom

Login credentials were sent through the mail to all families at the beginning of August and our hope is that all families were able to create their accounts in order to view student schedules, attendance and classroom information.

Unlike past years when you received a mailing containing emergency contact and health forms, these forms are now online and part of the "Annual Returning Student Registration". You should have received an email with a link to register your student. If you student is a senior, privilege forms to leave for DSB and lunch are also part of the online registration.

We do not print Progress Reports and Report Cards throughout the year, as they will be published through PowerSchool/Unified Classroom. We encourage parents/guardians to contact teachers if they have any questions about the learning experiences their students are experiencing.

PowerSchool/Unified Classroom Accounts for students: All students will be instructed how to log into their own accounts during homeroom on the first day of school. We appreciate your patience as we finish completing this process.

Student-Parent Handbook

The Student-Parent Handbook for 2018-2019 is available on the high school website

Opening Day Bell Schedule

The bell schedule for the first day of school begins with homeroom/advisory at 7:30 am. The homeroom/advisory location is printed on the schedule. The times for the first day bell schedule are listed bellow and the complete schedule with class meetings is available on the high school homepage.
  • Homeroom: 7:30 - 8:11
  • A Block: 8:15 - 9:34
  • B Block: 9:38 - 10:53
  • C Block: 10:57 - 12:42 (with lunch during this block)
  • D Block: 12:46 - 2:03

Back to School Night

Our first Back-to-School Night or Open House is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th, with opening remarks from the Principal at 6:30 pm and classes beginning at 7:00 pm. 

Therapy Dogs Return to HHS

The therapy dogs will be in the Holliston High School Courtyard before school from 7:00 am - 7:30 am on Tuesday, August 28th to welcome students back to school. Research demonstrates that therapy dogs not only improve the emotional, mental, and academic productivity of students, but also improve school culture as a whole. We recognize that for all students the transition from 8th to 9th grade and/or the return from the summer regardless of the grade level can be a challenging time and we hope that the presence of the therapy dogs will help to alleviate some of that stress/anticipation. We also recognize that not all students will want to participate so the dogs will remain in a contained location. 

Chromebooks

Holliston High is excited to begin Stage 3 of our one-to-one Chromebook program. Chromebooks are low-cost, cloud-centric laptops that allow students and teachers to participate in collaborative, interactive, digital learning experiences. We have seen tremendous success with our Chromebook program during the last two years, and are looking forward to continuing the program for the 2018-2019 school year. All grade 9, 10 and 11 students will have a school issued Chromebook. Grade 12 students may request a school issued Chromebook or may continue to BYOD. Please refer to the website for additional information and insurance/waiver information (also part of the new online returning student registration). 

Forms for Parking and Senior Privileges

If your student is interested in purchasing a parking pass, please download the form, have both parent and student sign, and complete a check for $50. Beginning immediately, these forms can be turned in to the main office. Please let your student know that he/she must show a driver's license at the time the parking form is dropped off. Students will be allowed to park in the lot for the first week until parking passes can be issued. 

Senior Privilege forms (leaving for lunch during the week or during DSB on Fridays) are now part of the online returning student registration in PowerSchool. Any questions should be directed to the main office at HHS. 

Athletic Tryouts

Athletic tryout days and times are listed on the Athletic Page, under Announcements. Please contact Matt Baker, Athletic Director, or the individual coach if you have any questions.

Signing up for Band & Chorus

Any student who wants to sign up for Band (Mr. Bilodeau) and Chorus (Mr. Evrard) (which meet during DSB), please plan on coming to the band/chorus rooms during DSB on Wednesday & Thursday, August 29 & 30 to enroll. These groups perform for Celebrate Holliston on Sept. 22 so the groups have to start quickly! Once you are signed up for the DSB ensembles, you will find out all the information for signing up for the after school ensembles (Jazz Band, Act 2, Harmonix and T-Tones).

Fall Athletic Night for Parents/Guardians and Students

All Fall, Winter and/or Spring athletes and at least one parent/guardian are required to attend the Athletic Night on August 29th at 6:00pm in the Auditorium. Registration procedures for Winter & Spring sports will be detailed. The athletic director will review policies/procedures as well as rules and expectations for student athletes and parents for the upcoming sports seasons. The athletic trainer will also give an overview of athletic training policies and procedures, injury evaluation, concussion overview as well as return to play procedures. 

HHS Administration

  • Principal - Nicole Bottomley
  • Assistant Principal Grades 9 & 11 - Anne Connoni
  • Assistant Principal Grades 10 & 12 - Patrick Kelley
  • Student Services Administrator - Tracy Conte
  • Athletic Director - Matt Baker