Monday, February 19 & Tuesday, February 20:
February Break – No school


Attached is a letter to explain how the school is handling mid-year senior transcripts and the designation of “NYP” as it relates to GPA and the transcript. If you have questions about this please don’t hesitate to ask the school counselors, Mr. Strever, or Dr. Martinez. Click HERE to see letter.


Time to register for Spring Sports
The on-line registration for spring sports is open. Go to the “Athletics” tab and click on the registration link. The first day for Baseball pitchers & catchers is Monday, March 12. All other spring sports will begin on Saturday, March 17. Team Parent Meeting is Wednesday, March 7.


Career Experience Student Workshops
Students can sign up in Enriching Students under Dr. O’Neill.
Winter 2018 Newsletter of the HVRHS Career Experience Program is available HERE
For information on an upcoming workshop click this link:
Happy–It’s More than an Emoji – Google Docs

Future Workshops:
Wednesday, March 7 – Jane Williams Director, Entrepreneurial Center for Northwest CT
Tuesday, February 27 – Mark and Lauren Trager, Entrepreneurial Consultant Two-Twelve Consulting


DRIVER EDUCATION
A representative from The Next Street Driving school will be coming Thursday, February 8 during lunch block. For more information or to enroll online follow this link: www.thenextstreet.com/housatonic


Class Rings and Graduation Cap & Gown Orders
Due to schedule changes the date for the Josten’s visit has been changed to Friday, February 23. A representative from Josten’s will here to distribute forms and answer questions.


Winter 2018 Parent Newsletter Now Online
The Winter 2018 edition of the Parent Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the most recent edition, and email us if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future newsletters!


High School Late Opening Dates 2017-2018
Thursday, March 29 will be the next Teacher Professional Development, the high school will start at 9:45 am and dismiss at the regular time of 2:25 pm. There will also be Late Openings April 26 and May 24.

Click the link for your bus on Late Opening Days:
Cornwall Bus #2 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Cornwall Bus #3 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Cornwall Bus #4 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Falls Village Bus #13 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Falls Village Bus #14 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Kent Bus – #17 Late Opening_2017_2018
Kent Bus #18 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Kent Bus #19 – Late Opening_2017_2018
North Canaan Bus #21 – Late Opening_2017_2018
North Canaan Bus #22 – Late Opening_2017_2018
North Canaan Bus #24 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Salisbury Bus #27 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Salisbury Bus #28- Late Opening_2017_2018
Salisbury Bus #29 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Salisbury Bus #30 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Sharon Bus #5 – Late Opening
Sharon Bus #8 – Late Opening_2017_2018
Sharon Bus #9 – Late Opening_2017_2018

PLEASE NOTE: The above schedules are for High School PD 2 hours late openings (with Elementary Schools on regular time). For weather related 2-hour delayed openings effecting all of Region One schools; the pick up times will be 2 hours later than regular pick up time. (Example: normal time 6:45 am, 2 hour unscheduled delay opening 8:45 am). For questions about bus pick up or drop times contact: All-Star Transportation 860-435-0352.


Order 2018 Yearbook
www.yearbookordercenter.com
You will need to use School Order #14109. The yearbooks will arrive at the school late August to early September and we will announce they are ready for pick up on this website.


Congratulate your student with an ad in the 2018 yearbook!
Ad details: Files must have .jpeg, .jpg, or .png extensions. If necessary, we can convert the file for you. Photos/images must have a resolution of 300dpi or higher, Ad & Shout Out deadline is February 1, 2018, Pricing: $300 Full Page, $165 Half Page, $90 Quarter Page, $50 Eighth Page, $30 Sixteenth Page. Ads are full color. How to pay for the ad using the website: Go to this link to create and place your ad (You can also order a yearbook here.) Use school code 14109. Confirm that you are on the page for: Housatonic Valley Regional HS. Click on “Buy a Yearbook Ad for your student or your business”. Select the Size/Price you prefer. Choose “Buy this Item for”: Student OR Business.
Type the name of your Student or Business in the pop-up window and click “Search”. Select your Student or Business name if it appears. If your name doesn’t appear, click “Add Business/Student Name”. On the next pop-up window, add the full name for your Student or Business name, and again select “Add Business/Student Name”. Another pop-up window will confirm that your name has been added. Click “OK”. Click on the green button “Ad type selection”. (This is where you will choose either to have us create the ad — OR — create the ad yourself.)
A pop-up window will ask you to select: “I want to use School Ad Creation” (in which you pay online for your ad. Then you email your photos and text to us, we create your ad for you, and we submit the ad to you for approval.) OR “I want to use Online Ad Creation” (in which you create, submit, and pay for your ad online). Click “Next” in the lower right corner.
At any time, if you’d like to edit your selections, click on the yellow pencil icon. If you chose “I want to use School Ad Creation”, select “Check Out” and complete payment for your ad (then email us your images and text and we’ll take care of the rest). If you chose “I want to use Online Ad Creation”, follow the prompts to select a layout template, upload images and text, create your ad, and submit payment. For Tech Support while using the online ad creator, contact Herff Jones Technical Support at 877.362.7750


Self-defense Club
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm run by community member Bill Anstett. All are welcome – you just need to get a waiver form from Mr. Tripp and return it signed by a parent or guardian. If you are headed off to college next year – this is a great opportunity to gain some confidence in your ability to protect yourself. In addition to learning techniques, you will learn situational awareness and how to avoid potentially dangerous situations.


Robotics Team
The Who’sCTEKS Robotics team meets at the Mahoney-Hewat Science & Technology Center (located behind the high School). All are welcome to attend.
Click on the link below for the Who’sCTEKS website:
www.716robotics.com

To learn more about FIRST Robotics click on the link below:
www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc


Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint
Here at Housatonic, we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve gotten rid of Styrofoam plates in the cafeteria, and we’re working on eliminating as much plastic as possible from our wastebaskets by looking at solutions such as metal cutlery and boxed water. We’re also using solar power now to offset our fossil fuel consumption. Click on the image to the left to view real-time data on the energy being generated by our new solar panels!