Summer Reading assignment
Tablet Pick Up Days
Class of 2024
Mandatory tablet pick up for incoming freshmen and parents will be held July 30, 31, Aug. 4, 5, and 10 in the Library. Students must register for one session
click here to register
and be accompanied by their legal guardian.
The sessions will address the following:
- Introduction to the tablet
- Student email account set-up
- Tablet and network policy; students and parents will sign the Acceptable Use Policy
Students will receive more in-depth tablet training during freshman orientation. Please contact Mr. Andy Ey, Director of Technology, at
Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023
If have not picked up your tablet yet, please contact Mr. Ey
Elective course adjustments
The requirements for social distancing have necessitated some adjustments to student schedules for electives. Many elective classes are not able to split into multiple rooms, and unfortunately, these constraints will reduce the number of students able to take a particular course, especially some of the art classes. Time and consideration have been given to all student schedule adjustments with priority given to seniors. Please note that any adjustments affect only
courses. Contact Mr. Rosenbaum at
with any questions after schedules are sent in August.
Parking permits for 2020-21
McNicholas will accept parking registration forms with payment beginning August 1 for seniors only. Applications from underclassmen will be accepted beginning Aug. 24. Students may park in the Paradise or lower lots on a first-come first-served basis until the second full week of school.
Click here for more information.
The Milford school district will not offer busing to McNicholas this year. After conducting the state approved official timing for McNicholas, the Ohio Department of Education and the Milford Board of Education found McNicholas to exceed the 30-minute rule per state requirements. Please contact Judson Philips at 575-1563 with questions.
Uniform Polo and Spirit Wear Options
Around the beginning of August, McNick will launch some exciting new visual ways to express its mission and spirit. In the fall you will begin to see clothing available with the new look – spirit wear as well as uniform shirts. As we phase in the new look, it will be fine for students to continue to wear the current uniform polo for this school year and next school year. We would like all students to wear uniform polos with the new look beginning in 2022-23. Similarly, during the school day students may wear sweatshirts with the school logo purchased from current stock in the Rocket Shop and/or through McNicholas athletics, clubs or programs during the 2020-21 fall season through 2021-22. Last year the school announced a plan to discontinue hoodie sweatshirts. That plan has been withdrawn: it’s fine for students to continue to wear McNick hoodies during school days. We’re alerting you to the upcoming change in look so that you can make informed shopping decisions. You might prefer to buy the current Rocket Shop stock (at a discount as we try to move older stock) or to wait and buy items with the new look. Members of the Class of 2024 will need to buy at least one current uniform polo because uniform shirts with the new look are not yet available. Thank you for your consideration of these special circumstances.
Rocket Shop Back to School Sale
Thursday August 6—2-8 p.m.
Freshmen/transfers families only for priority on uniform shirts
Saturday August 8—8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Open to all families.
McNicholas High School partners with Schoolbelles for new uniform options
McNicholas High School is proud to announce a new partnership with the uniform supplier Schoolbelles. Schoolbelles, which operates a retail store at 5718 Harrison Ave. in Western Hills, has been serving numerous schools in the Tri-state area since 1957.
Please click here
for ordering and sizing information.
Back-to-school and sports forms
Parents of returning students should
log in to Final Forms
and complete their forms for the 2020-21 school year. Parents of freshmen and new students received an email from Final Forms and should complete and sign the forms. When students pick up their tablets, there will be an email waiting for them in their inbox directing students to sign and complete their forms.
Forms for all students must be completed and electronically signed by parents and students no later than the first day of school.
You can click here to review and follow the directions
to fill out your forms. If you run into problems with Final Forms, click the
button at the bottom of any Final Forms page and submit an email inquiry. If you need help from McNicholas, please contact Susan Rohlfs at
Class of 2024 Orientation
McNicholas High School welcomes the Class of 2024 to Freshmen Orientation on Wednesday, August 19, and Thursday, August 20. While all activities follow health and safety guidelines and requirements outlined in the Launch Manual, freshmen will have this opportunity to get a good sense of expectations and procedures to start high school successfully!
Wednesday, August 19
Arrive by 7:40 a.m. dressed in Class of 2024 T-shirts and uniform shorts or skirts—Senior Peer Mentors will greet freshmen in the courtyard. After a grand welcome in the main gym, freshmen will meet their Crew and adult and peer mentor leaders. The freshmen will walk through their schedules, meet each of their teachers, and set up lunch accounts in the café. Pizza lunch provided! Bring your best smiles for a class picture on the football field in the shape of a ’24, and the day will conclude at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday August 20
Arrive by 7:40 a.m. dressed in school uniforms—Freshmen will report to their Crew rooms with their mentors for donuts and juice! This morning, freshmen get to know their counselors, the McNick technology department, the theology department, and the directors of student life and curriculum. The day will end at 11:45 a.m. and will NOT include lunch.
Friday, August 21
First day of school
All students will need to be in their Crew rooms at 7:40 a.m.
Attention Class of 2021 Families--
McNicholas High School has partnered with Prestige Photography for your senior pictures. For in-studio photography and session details,
please click here
to review and schedule your appointment. All senior portraits need to be taken by November 1, 2020 in order to be on the class composite and in the yearbook. Only photos taken by Prestige will be allowed in the yearbook.
Click here for more information
Senior Sunrise—Friday, Aug. 28
Senior Sunrise is a senior event started by the Class of 2020 to kick off its senior year. On Friday, August 28, the Class of 2021 will continue the tradition! Seniors will be excused from the first half of their first bell class to gather in the stadium for socially-distanced bonding, breakfast, and fun.
Click here to register
for the breakfast and order a T-shirt by August 5. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact student council moderator Jennifer Tumser at
Parent School Day Volunteer Corps
We are considering launching a corps of parent volunteers to assist during school days. One service we have in mind is circulating through classroom corridors as an additional adult presence during class periods. Think of it as school walking rather than mall walking. Volunteers may sign up for regular or occasional shifts of any length. Our students are courteous and well-behaved. If you happened to notice any misbehavior, you would not be expected to intervene directly. Instead you would draw it to the attention of a nearby teacher. Parent volunteers will need to complete Virtus training. They will need to comply with COVID-19 precautions required for students, faculty, and staff members. A perk of volunteering is an insider’s experience of the McNick school day. For more information, please contact Dave Mueller at
. Thank you for considering this opportunity.