January 29, 2020
Sections
  • Transition Information
  • Academics
  • Student Life
  • Advancement
  • Important Dates
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Parent Connect will be now be sent weekly
to keep you updated with any transition information.
Transition Information
Please check Mercy’s Transition Information Page regularly for the latest, up-to-date information to help ease your transition to another local high school.
Local Catholic Schools Transfer Application Deadline - Jan. 31

Transfer applications to the Catholic schools are due this Friday, January 31. Notification of Admissions decisions for transfer students will be announced on Friday, Feb. 28. Students must confirm enrollment by March 2, 2020. For questions, contact those high schools directly.

See the Transition Information Page on our Mercy Website for specific school contact and transfer admissions information
TADS Application Deadline - Jan. 31

If you want to be considered for financial assistance from the Catholic school to which you are applying, you must submit a TADS application by this Friday, January 31.  

If you have already submitted a TADS application for Mercy, you will not need to fill out a new TADS application. You do, however, need to contact TADS directly and ask them to add your prospective high school to the application so that they get your TADS application.
Request for Release of Transcript

Once your daughter's application has been received by a school, they will ask Mercy for a copy of their transcript. Please fill out this form to indicate to which school(s) you are allowing Mercy to release your child's transcript. If your school is not listed on the form, check 'other' and write in the school name. Transcripts cannot be released without parent/guardian consent, so please let us know as soon as possible.


Contact Veronica Zermani, Registrar, vzermani@mercyhs.org
Athletic Transfer Eligibility Procedures

Fall 2020 Transfers
If you transfer for the Fall 2020 semester, see your new Athletic Director and obtain an ELIGIBILITY HARDSHIP TRANSFER form. Once this form is completed and turned into the CCS office, they will then process the transfer. Due to the closing (“hardship”) of Mercy High School, once all of the information checks out, the transfer should be complete and the student-athlete will be able to play immediately.  

Spring 2020 Transfers
If you transfer schools this current Spring Semester there may be a sit-out period or you may not be able to play due to the hardship not being in full effect until June 1, 2020. Winter sports student-athletes are INELIGIBLE to play since they had already begun their season at their previous school. They are not allowed to play for 2 different teams in the same season. Spring student-athletes will need to complete an ELIGIBILITY HARDSHIP TRANSFER form with their new Athletics Director and will need to have a 30-day sit-out period until they are eligible to participate. Once the 30 days are over, the student-athlete will then be eligible to play.  

Please be mindful that it is CCS’s objective to get these student-athletes out on the field/court as soon as possible, but they will need time for these transfers to process.  

Mercy’s Athletics page has updated information about how to transfer for the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters.

Contact, Pam Alano, Athletics Director, palano@mercyhs.org
Thank You for Attending Mercy's High School Information Fair

Thank you to all the families that attended the High School Information Fair last Thursday, January 23. We hope that you had the opportunity to speak with all the representatives from the 20 schools that were present to guide you through their application processes. Each of those schools is committed to assisting families to find the best placement for their daughters. 

We urge you to visit our Transition Information Page. There are other high schools listed that have also expressed their concern for, and are ready to accept applications from our students.  We strongly recommend that students submit applications to more than one school before the deadline dates.

Contact Natalia Girlich, Admissions Director, ngirlich@mercyhs.org.
Academics
Take Time to Check In With Your Daughter

January is nearly over and now is a perfect time to check in with your daughter to see how she is doing. Students often need a little extra encouragement to seek out additional support. As to be expected, it's been an up and down our first month back but through the efforts of our faculty and staff, particularly our counselors, we are hoping that our students have been able to regain their footing and begin again to focus on their studies.
 
Please encourage your daughter to check in with her counselor, chat with teachers during Academic Advising, and make use of subject-specific lab hours. Remind her of Math Lab on Mondays after school and peer tutoring drop in on Thursdays in the library.
 
Contact Marianne Delaporte, Dean of Academics, mdelaporte@mercyhs.org
Fall Semester Honor Roll 
 
This week we celebrate students who made the Honor Roll for the Fall semester by earning GPAs that meet or exceed 3.5 for the semester. We are so proud of our students! They will be getting cupcakes and congratulations at lunch. 

Contact Marianne Delaporte, Dean of Academics, mdelaporte@mercyhs.org
Counseling Updates

JUNIOR PARENTS: SAT & ACT Practice Exams
Mercy High School has teamed up with Revolution Prep to offer full-length SAT & ACT Practice Exams on campus. 

When: 
SAT Practice Exam - Saturday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m.
ACT Practice Exam - Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m.
Where: Mercy High School Media Center - Room 302 
Cost: $10

Registration is open now! Click for more information and to register.

SOPHOMORE PARENTS: Career Exploration Workshop

During the month of January, your student will attend a Career Exploration Workshop. They will complete a career assessment powered by YouScience. The workshop will be followed up with a meeting with their counselor to discuss the results. 

  • Homeroom 10-1 - Jan. 9, 8 - 8:45 a.m.
  • Homeroom 10-2 - Jan. 15, 8 - 8:45 a.m.
  • Homeroom 10-3 - Jan. 29, 8 - 8:45 a.m.


Contact Counselors Siobhan McVeigh, smcveigh@mercyhs.org or Margaret Wickham, mwickham@mercyhs.org
Library Volunteer Opportunity (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesdays)
 
Be a parent volunteer in our library during lunch! There is no prior experience necessary in library work, just a willingness to be with our students and watch over them. 
 
We need volunteers most Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you are interested in learning more and/or volunteering, please email Marianne Delaporte with your availability.
 
Library Hours Calendar
The library hours calendar for student makeup tests and studying are available in Portal.

  1. Login to Portal
  2. Click on Calendar
  3. Look for the Blue "Library Hours" Calendar

Times noted with a "Proctor" are when students may make-up missed tests or use the library to study. "Study Hall" is time for studying only. 
 
Contact Marianne Delaporte, Dean of Academics, mdelaporte@mercyhs.org
Student Life
Winter Dance Concert:
Ode & Homage

Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Mercy High School Theatre
Cost: $15 General Admission, $10 Mercy Student

Contact Josh Ornelas, Dance Program Director, jornelas@mercyhs.org
Athletics Updates

Come out and cheer on Mercy basketball in our beautiful gym for our last season. Our girls need your support now more than ever.

Upcoming Basketball Home Games:

  • Jan. 31: vs. Mercy B
  • 6:30 p.m. Varsity
  • Jan. 31 vs. Shasta High School
  • 5 p.m. JV
  • Feb. 4: vs. Crystal Springs
  • 6:30 p.m. Varsity

Contact Pam Alano, Director of Athletics, palano@mercyhs.org
Intersession Parent Meeting - Feb. 3
 
Parents with students who are attending overnight trips must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, February 3 at 6 p.m.
 
Contact Marianne Delaporte, Dean of Academics mdelaporte@mercyhs.org
Intersession 2020

Upcoming Intersession Important Dates 
  • Feb. 3 - Parent Night for all overnight trips
  • Mar. 2 - 6 Intersession Week

All payments MUST be up to date. Please do so immediately to avoid any late fees.

Payments should be made to Mercy High School with your daughter's name and intersession course written on it and turned in to the Main Office during normal school hours.

Payment methods accepted: Cash or Check only 

Important announcements are posted on your daughter’s Intersession bulletin board in the Portal. Refer to your How to Guide for the Mercy Parent Portal for instructions on accessing your daughter’s Intersession group.

Contact Pam Alano, Intersession Coordinator, palano@mercyhs.org
Purchase a Yearbook Ad to Celebrate Your Senior

From now until February 16, you can create a yearbook ad to celebrate your Senior and her upcoming graduation.

View the flyer for new pricing and all the information you need to create your ad. 
 
Contact Karen Vanuska, Yearbook Advisor, kvanuska@mercyhs.org
Advancement
Crab Feed - Feb. 8
SOLD OUT!

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8
Time: 5:30 p.m. Beer & Wine Social Hour, 6:30 p.m. Crab Dinner
Location: McAuley Pavilion

See you next weekend!


Contact Bekah Paige, Director of Development, bpaige@mercyhs.org
Important Dates
Friday, Jan. 31
  • Local Catholic Schools Transfer Application Deadline
  • TADS Application Deadline
  • Varsity Basketball vs. Mercy B
  • McAuley Pavilion
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • JV Basketball vs. Shasta HS
  • McAuley Pavilion
  • 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31 - Saturday, Feb. 1
  • Winter Dance Concert
  • Mercy Theatre
  • 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 1
  • SAT Practice Exam
  • Media Center - Room 302
  • 9 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 3
  • Parent Night for overnight Intersession trips

Tuesday, Feb. 4
  • Varsity Basketball vs. Crystal Springs
  • McAuley Pavilion
  • 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8
  • Crab Feed
  • McAuley Pavilion
  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
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Mercy High School, San Francisco, educates women to pursue lives of spiritual and intellectual depth, determination and daring action to improve our world as an inclusive, Catholic, college preparatory community enlivened by the Gospel of Jesus and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy.