Hollister High School Informational Update For Monday, August 1: Red/White Day Calendars Released; It's New Teacher Academy Week; Back To School Dates to Remember

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August 1, 2022

Dear Hollister High School parents, students, staff and community:

Red/White Day School Calendars

Click the calendar image to access the Red/White Day calendar in English. The Spanish version is accessible in the link below.

Click For The Spanish Version

It's New Teacher Academy Week

It's New Teacher Academy week at Hollister High School. Led for the sixth year by Teacher Support Program/Induction Coordinator Kathy Picchi, planning for the week starts at the beginning of May. Every aspect of the school is involved so advanced planning is crucial. The New Teacher Academy is more than a 30-year tradition in the district. "We offer our new teachers workshops on best teaching practices and onboarding presentations to give them the best possible start to the new school year," Mrs. Picchi said. "There is time set aside for teachers to work in their classrooms for preparation and chances to meet with their professional learning community and division chair leadership. Tours of the campus and the community are included. It really is a highlight of our school district and one of the best ways we can support our new teachers."

Welcome Back Information 

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! All Hollister High School students and families will be mailed a Welcome Back Packet with information about Freshman Orientation, the bell schedule, a list of counselors and the Student Services team, parking and traffic information, and the school dress code policy. Click the links below to access the packet in English and Spanish. It will also be posted on the school website under the "Parents Info" link under the "About" tab.

Welcome Back Packet (English)
Welcome Back Packet (Spanish)

Back-T0-School Dates To Remember

Save the following dates as the 2022-2023 school year approaches:

  • August 9: Schedule distribution for 10th- to 12th-graders only. Seniors can pick up their schedule between 9 and 11 a.m.; juniors will get theirs between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and sophomores will get their schedule between 1 and 3 p.m.
  • August 10: Freshman Orientation. The Class of 2026 will receive their schedules during orientation.
  • COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution: During schedule distribution, all students will be given a home test kit. While it is not mandatory for a student to test in order to return to school, we continue to follow COVID-19 exposure and positive case protocols, outlined by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
  • August 11: First day of school. Schedules will also be available to all students at 7:30 a.m. in front of the main administration building on Monterey Street.
  • August 12: Kickoff Rally. All students will receive a "Baler STRONG" T-shirt during schedule distribution and are encouraged to wear it to school on this day.
  • August 15-19 Haybaler Support Time and Schoolwide Sessions: Included in the Welcome Back Packet mailer is a schedule of what the first full week of school will look like. Each student's "Schoolwide Session" teacher and classroom will be listed as their 7th Period class on their schedule.
  • August 15 & 16: School pictures. These will not be taken before the start of school, as has been done in the recent past. Photos will be taken during the first full week of school. Picture ordering information will be included in the first day of school packet being mailed home to families.

Gavilan Smart Start Event Aug. 11

Gavilan College will hold its Hollister Smart Start Enrollment Event on Thursday, August 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. First-time, full-time students who are California residents or have AB 540 status can qualify to earn a two-year degree for free.

Adopt-A-Tree Program Continues

The Adopt-A-Tree program, which has already resulted in more than 200 trees planted on the campus of Hollister High School, is back with an opportunity to have a tree planted in honor of a person, business, club, class or group. Contact Carol Heiderich or print and submit the order form to sponsor a drought-tolerant tree.

Click Here For the Order Form

New Student Enrollment is Open

Hollister High School is accepting enrollment information from students who will be new to the school in the 2022-23 school year, which starts in August. Please visit the online enrollment page to complete an application to enroll a new student.

  1. Click on the "Enroll a New Student" link and use the dropdown menu to select 2022-2023 Pre-Enrollment.
  2. Complete each page of the application as fully as possible.
  3. Email the required documents to Registrar Miriam Mendoza at mmendoza@sbhsd.k12.ca.us

These include:

  • birth certificate
  • immunization records
  • proof of residency (current PG&E or water bill specific to the address and parent/guardian
  • last report card from previous school
  • unofficial transcript for grades 10, 11 or 12, if applicable
  • IEP/504 Plan, if pertinent

Now Hiring: Instructional Aides and Campus Supervisors

Diplomas, Cumulative Folders Available For Pick-Up

Class of 2022 graduates can pick up their diplomas and cumulative folders from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the administration building at 1220 Monterey Street.

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