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Graduating students will receive their diplomas, but ALL SENIORS are invited and will be celebrated!

Quartz Hill High School is proud to announce the details for our Drive Thru Senior Celebration and Virtual Celebrations. Graduating students will receive their diplomas, but ALL SENIORS are invited and will be celebrated! PLEASE SPREAD THIS WORD!

 

When: 

Monday June 8th 4pm-7pm for students with last name beginning with A-M

Tuesday June 9th 4pm-7pm for students with last name beginning with N-Z

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE TIMES MAY CHANGE DUE TO POSSIBLE CURFEW. WHEREVER YOU SEE THIS MESSAGE, CHECK ON SATURDAY 6:00PM TO SEE IF WE ARE THE ALTERNATE TIMES OF 12:30pm-3:30pm

 

Who:

ALL seniors and early graduates, along with any family members, who can legally fit into one vehicle. 

 

Where:

Traffic pattern will come down east on Avenue L towards QHHS (be prepared for a line of cars. You can come down 70th, 80th or 90th). You will turn in to the marked driveway just past the baseball field and follow the path along the curb through the 300 quad, check in at a table by the 300 gate, and continue up to the long one-way drive thru that leads past the library. You will stop at the stage to receive your paperwork and get a picture taken, and continue along the one-way path and turn right out onto 60th St. 

 

Why:

This drive thru celebration is to honor ALL STUDENTS in the class of 2020. Graduates will also get their diplomas during this time. Any student with an award will receive that award during this time as well. QHHS staff, who have missed our students greatly, will honor, cheer, and celebrate students as they drive through. 

 

How:

Here are the particulars. Please adhere to these guidelines strictly as county and state guidelines are clear. The vehicle must not be a bicycle, motorcycle, a convertible with the top open, or a vehicle with no doors such as a golf cart. Occupants must wear a face covering. Each senior may arrive with one vehicle (if you have siblings graduating, ie: twins, you may have one vehicle per senior). Vehicles can not park in parking spots. You will pull along the identified traffic pattern, check in (to determine if you get your diploma), and drive up to the stage to music, staff cheers, and hear your name read aloud!  Once you drive through, you must leave the property, but leave loud! We encourage vehicles to be decorated and students to wear their caps and gowns!

 

What:

What should you do to prepare for the Drive Thru Senior Celebration? Start by CHECKING OUT. You must check out to receive your diploma. Last senior checkout is Wednesday June 3rd 9am-2pm or Thursday June 4th 11am-1pm (this is a new time due to curfew). After that, contact Gary Pierson at gpierson@avhsd.org.

 

On celebration day, have your car decorated! Make it full of school spirit, make it fun, make it crazy. Wear your cap and gown! Decorate your cap! Honk your horn! Order yourself to have your senior friends behind or in front of you so you can honk for them! Drive safe, be safe, but have fun!

 

Virtual Senior Celebration:

There will be TWO Virtual Senior Celebrations! On June 4th at 9am, seniors will receive a link sent to their school email. This is the senior class produced Senior Celebration. We have traditionally shown this at a senior only assembly. Seniors will be able to preview this video until 4pm. At 4pm, the video link will be shared with everyone to be viewed publicly. We wanted to keep our senior video tradition alive and are very proud of the video our senior class produced. 

 

On June 8th at 4pm (or 12:30 if the curfew alternate time is used), the parent-driven Virtual Senior Celebration presentation will be available. This labor of love will be able to be viewed while you wait in line or at home. This presentation will include the graduation speeches of all who typically speak at graduations. Thank you to you, the parents and students, for providing us the information needed for this presentation!!

ALL STUDENT TEXTBOOK RETURN

Next week Quartz Hill High School will begin the process for student checkout...

Next week Quartz Hill High School will begin the process for student checkout for our Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Seniors who have not checked out will be able to checkout as well. Please review the dates, times, and procedures. 

Student Checkout Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors 

Freshmen: Monday June 1st from 9am - 2pm

Sophomores: Tuesday June 2nd from 9am - 2pm

Juniors: Wednesday June 3rd from 9am - 2pm

Seniors: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 9am - 2pm (Seniors must checkout to receive their diploma)

MAKE UP CHECKOUT FOR ALL STUDENTS: Thursday June 4th from 4pm - 7pm

Chromebooks

Seniors are required to return their chromebooks and hotspots. 

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors DO NOT have to return Chromebooks yet as Summer School will be distance learning. You may return your Chromebook if you are not participating in summer school. We will have a Chromebook return date in late July following Summer School. 

 Description of Process:

  • Students will park and enter through the 100 gate to check-in

  • Students will proceed to the Book Depository and return all their books

  • Students will immediately exit campus once books have been returned

  • Seniors will be directed to Student Store (Fees/Fines), Guidance Office (Final Grad Check), Administration Office (Cap & Gown, Medals)

  • All individuals must wear a mask and exercise social distancing

congrats

Quartz Hill High School is proud to announce the details for our "Drive Thru Senior Celebration!"

Quartz Hill High School is proud to announce the details for our "Drive Thru Senior Celebration!" Graduating students will receive their diplomas, but ALL SENIORS are invited and will be celebrated!

When: 

June 8th 4pm-7pm for students with last name beginning with A-M

June 9th 4pm-7pm for students with last name beginning with N-Z

Who:

ALL seniors and early graduates, along with any family members, who can legally fit into their car. 

Where:

Traffic pattern will come down east on Avenue L towards QHHS. You will turn in to the marked driveway just past the baseball field and follow the path along the curb through the 300 quad, check in at a table by the 300 gate, and continue up to the long one-way drive thru that leads past the library. You will stop at the stage to receive your paperwork and get a picture taken, and continue along the one-way path and turn right out onto 60th St. 

Why:

This drive thru celebration is to honor the class of 2020. Graduates will also get their diplomas during this time. Any student with an award will receive that award during this time as well. QHHS staff, who have missed our students greatly, will honor, cheer, and celebrate students as they drive through. 

How:

Here are the particulars. Please adhere to these guidelines strictly as county and state guidelines are clear. The vehicle must not be a bicycle, motorcycle, a convertible with the top open, or a vehicle with no doors such as a golf cart. Occupants must wear a face covering. Each senior may arrive with one car (if you have siblings graduating, ie: twins, you may have one car per senior). Cars can not park in parking spots and nobody may get out of the cars. You will pull along the identified traffic pattern, check in (to determine if you get your diploma), and drive up to the stage to music, staff cheers, and hear your name read aloud!  Once you drive through, you must leave the property, but leave loud!

What:

What should you do to prepare for the Drive Thru Senior Celebration? Start by CHECKING OUT. You must check out to receive your diploma. Last senior checkout is May 29th from 4pm-7pm. After that, contact Gary Pierson at gpierson@avhsd.org.

On celebration day, have your car decorated! Make it full of school spirit, make it fun, make it crazy. Wear your cap and gown! Decorate your cap! Honk your horn! Order yourself to have friends and family behind/in front of you so you can honk for them! Drive safe, be safe, but have fun!

We will have more info to follow next week, but we wanted to get this out as soon as possible to allow you to plan, decorate, and prepare for your Drive Thru Senior Celebration. GO REBS!

Senior Celebration - ACTION REQUIRED

On June 4th we will post a link to our Senior Celebration.

Senior Celebration: See information below on how to participate. On June 4th we will post a link to our Senior Celebration. This is not a "virtual graduation," yet a celebration of all seniors. Included will be pictures, accolades, and written messages that parents supply. PLEASE send us the requested info as we want to limit the default slides to a minimum. ACTION IS REQUIRED.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR SENIOR/EARLY GRAD CELEBRATION

 

Parents are being asked to email qhhsseniorcelebration@gmail.com (please note the email address is @gmail.com and not @avhsd.organd provide the following:

  • Two pictures of the students that they want to use for the senior celebration 
  • List of accolades (awards, scholarships, athletics, college, military, jobs, outside school awards, etc)
  • Parent message (written, no video) to their student (can be from parent to student, make it personal!). Please keep in mind, the longer the message, the smaller the font will be. 

These will be used in a senior celebration presentation on June 4th. 


Some students have made their own slides (no more than 2 slides) with this information on it. That will work too, however please make sure you "share" the slides with "edit access" to qhhsseniorcelebration@gmail.com

 

 

TOMORROW YOU WILL GET AN UPDATE regarding our Drive-Through Diploma Pick-Up/Senior Celebration

 

Don't forget to attend senior checkout tomrorow 9am-2pm or Friday 4pm-7pm

2020-2021 Athletic Freshman Night - Virtual Style - Q and A

Here is a quick rundown of the important information you will need to begin to get your student-athlete cleared so when we can return to sports, your student-athlete is ready to begin competing!

 

Hello parents and welcome to Quartz Hill High School!  My name is Aaron Kavanagh and I am the Athletic Director at Quartz Hill.  I am excited to help you through your athletic career here at QHHS, but first you need to be cleared to start participating, once the official go ahead is given for athletics.  

Right now, we are in a holding pattern, but hoping for a return to sports sooner rather than later, with so much is up in the air, as things change hourly.  So instead of our usual incoming 9th grade athletic information night, here is a quick rundown of the important information you will need to begin to get your student-athlete cleared so when we can return to sports, your student-athlete is ready to begin competing!  

 

Quartz Hill High School Athletic Staff:

Vice Principal of Athletics - Judy Swaner

Athletics Secretary - Heather Cusick

Athletic Director - Aaron Kavanagh

If you have any questions please email me at akavanagh@avhsd.org.

 

  1. Getting Cleared: All Quartz Hill student-athletes MUST be cleared to try-out &/or participate in athletics. Click on this link and follow the step-by-step procedure

    1. All athletes at QHHS must begin to get cleared online, click the link above for the website and step-by-step procedure

    2. Student-Athletes CAN NOT participate sport specific activities, in-person or online until after their last day of 8th grade

      1. Westside Union - June 4th

      2. Soar/Knight/Palmdale Preps - June 4th

  2. Physicals:

    1. Starting Tuesday May 26th, Athletic Injury Management (AIM) will be allowing physicals.  

    2. There are a few conditions that AIM asks of you:

      1. Please have $20 cash for the physicals

      2. Please call ahead and get an appointment, NO WALK-INS

      3. Please limit the number of family that accompanies your child to 1, to maintain proper social distancing in the office

      4. All people that enter the office need to wear masks, per the CDC

      5. Any individual that is symptomatic, please schedule for an appropriate time, and do not enter the office

      6. AIM is located at 1051 West Avenue M Suite #209

    3. All physical forms MUST have a doctor's signature and stamp on it, otherwise they are not cleared

    4. All physicals must be returned to Quartz Hill before a student can be cleared

  3. Academics:

    1. Quartz Hill students must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average to stay eligible for high school sports

      1. This means a 2.0 GPA at the 1st Quarter, 1st Semester, 3rd Quarter and 2nd Semester (for the current year's sports)

      2. A = 4 points, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1; a student would need 12 grade points, assuming typical 6 classes and no more than 2 F’s are allowed for any grading period.

    2. Academic probation will be available for those who fall short of a 2.0 GPA at the grading periods.  However, there are minimum requirements in order to meet eligibility for Athletic Probation.

  4. Sports and Seasons:

    1. Fall:

Football

Cross Country

Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball

Girls Golf

    1. Winter:

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Girls Soccer

Boys Soccer

Girls Wrestling

Boys Wrestling

    1. Spring

Baseball

Softball

Track and Field

Swimming

Boys Volleyball

Boys Tennis

Boys Golf

 

  1. Q and A’s:

Q - Why am I not cleared for baseball but I am for football? 

A - The athlete won't be cleared until the sport comes into season. So this athlete would be cleared for football during football season, and then assuming grades and physical were still good, would be cleared for baseball during baseball season.

 

Q - I'm cleared for one season, so am I cleared for all seasons?

A - No.  Grades change and physicals expire. Physicals only last one calendar year.

 

Q - I turned in my paperwork, but I am still not cleared.  

A - Clearances do not happen instantly.  In normal circumstances you should allow 24-48 hours to get cleared after turning in the paperwork.

 

Q - I turned in my paperwork, and I am not still cleared, can I still practice while waiting?

A - No.  Student-athletes must wait until FULLY cleared (email to the parent when cleared) to participate in any sports at QHHS.

 

Q - My team is holding virtual workouts and I am not cleared.  Since they are virtual can I participate?

A - No.  Student-athletes must wait until FULLY cleared to participate in any sports at QHHS, online, virtual or physical.

Update for ALL STUDENTS 5/14/20 "Last Day of School Announcement"

The last days of school and assignments are set!

We know this is back-to-back days with updates, but I did not want the senior message to be lost in the shuffle This message is for ALL STUDENTS and includes key information.

 

Last Days of School: The last days of school and assignments are set! 

  • Seniors - No new assignments (and the last due date) after Wednesday May 20th. This means this last cycle beginning this Friday should be limited work due May 20th. Seniors can still turn in work from previous cycles up until June 4th. It is up to teacher discretion whether students can turn in 3rd quarter work. Students should contact their teacher directly with grade and assignment questions. 
  • APEX students will stop once they pass the courses they need. If a student hasn't passed a course yet, they may keep working until June 4th or until finished. If a student does not finish a course, please make arrangements with Neil Love (nlove@avhsd.org) to continue.
  • Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors -  No new assignments (and the last due date) after Wednesday May 27th. These non-seniors can still turn in work from previous cycles up until June 4th. It is teacher discretion whether students can turn in 3rd quarter work. Students should contact their teacher directly with grade and assignment questions. 

Timeline of Activities ("Senior" includes early grads)

  • Senior Checkout (May 26-29 with May 29 being an evening check out - See senior message sent 5/13/20 at 3:00)
  • Senior Celebration (June 4 - online - ACTION REQUIRED - See senior message sent 5/13/20 at 3:00)
  • Freshman/Sophomore/Junior Checkout (June 1st - 5th. This includes books and chromebook check in. More information to follow.)
  • Senior Diploma Pick-Up (June 8th/9th - times TBD- Drive-through style - See senior message sent 5/13/20 at 3:00)

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are delayed (even in normal years they get here mid-May). We were hoping to get these out during check out weeks. They SHOULD be in May 28th or 29th. We will organize them and try our best to get them to non-seniors during their check out week and to seniors during diploma pick up. We will run open dates where anyone can come and get their yearbooks as well.  

 

Picking up/dropping off random items: If you need to pick up an item (such as your senior yard sign, PE or athletic clothes from locker, instrument, valuable left in a classroom, etc) you may come to the school Monday-Thursday from 10:30am-12:30pm through the lunch line in the 300 quad. Once there, ask security to assist you and they will escort you to get your item. Please exercise social distancing and have a mask. If you need to drop off an item (not including books or chromebooks as we will have official checkout dates for those) such as an athletic uniform, please have the item in a bag with your name and ID number. You may give the item to security who will secure it in the office. 

 

Summer School: Summer School Registration is Open! Visit our webpage at quartzhillhs.org (Under Academics tab > Summer School) or Monday's email, app, or social media for detailed information.

 

I know this was a large update. Please review the information carefully. We do not want anyone left off so PLEASE share this message with everyone! Thank you for your continued support. GO REBS!

SENIOR/EARLY GRAD ACTIVITIES - ACTION REQUIRED

We hope this messages finds you all well. Included in this message is KEY senior and early grad dates with ACTION required.

We apologize that this message is being sent out to EVERYONE and not just seniors. We do not want to risk an early grad, virtual, or IS, student missing this message. Included in this message is KEY senior and early grad dates with ACTION required. We hope this messages finds you all well. 

Senior/Early Grad Activities ("Senior" includes early grads)

  • Senior Checkout (May 26-29 with May 29 being an evening check out)
  • Senior Celebration (June 4 - online - see below. ACTION REQUIRED)
  • Senior Diploma Pick Up (June 8th/9th - times TBD- Drive-through style explained below)

Senior Checkout: Detailed information (who comes which days and the full process) will follow, but for planning purposes, you can plan on May 26th, 27th, and 28th being Senior/Early Grad checkout from 9am - 2pm. May 29th will be an evening checkout 4pm - 7pm. We will be using a spread-out-station-to-station method. Seniors and early grads will be turning in their books, chromebooks, hotspots, fines (you will get a chance to do this next week as well to speed up the process), and any other materials checked out. Students will then get their caps and gowns to signify that they are all checked out! Stay tuned for detailed info.

 

Senior Celebration: See information below on how to participate. On June 4th we will post a link to our Senior Celebration. This is not a "virtual graduation," yet a celebration of all seniors. Included will be pictures, accolades, and messages (text, not video message) that parents supply. PLEASE send us the requested info as we want to limit the default slides to a minimum. ACTION IS REQUIRED.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR SENIOR/EARLY GRAD CELEBRATION

 

Parents are being asked to email qhhsseniorcelebration@gmail.com (please note the email address is @gmail.com and not @avhsd.organd provide the following:

  • Two pictures of the students that they want to use for the senior celebration 
  • List of accolades (awards, scholarships, athletics, college, military, jobs, outside school awards, etc)
  • Parent message to their student (can be from parent to student, make it personal!) 

These will be used in a senior celebration presentation on June 4th.

 

Senior Diploma Pick-up: For graduating students, we will be providing a drive-through diploma pick-up June 8th and 9th where students will receive their diploma, be cheered by staff, and be able to take a picture with a school representative with the diploma. We encourage students to wear their caps and gowns and decorate their cars!  Detailed directions and times will be provided the week before. As always, social distancing, staying in cars, and personal protection equipment will be implemented. Families will make the decision as to who will be in their car based on their social distancing and family dynamic. Our staff is looking forward to this event. We know it's not graduation, but will have the driveway lined (10ft apart) with staff cheering on our graduates! 

 

FAQ on other Senior Items

 

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are delayed (even in normal years they get here mid-May). We were hoping to get these out during check out weeks. They SHOULD be in May 28th or 29th. We will organize them and try our best to get them to non-seniors during their check out week and to seniors during diploma pick up. We will run open dates where anyone can come and get their yearbooks as well. 

 

Graduation: As the district message stated last Friday, due to an overwhelming response to postpone rather than cancel, graduation is postponed to a future date, hopefully sooner-than-later. Obviously, more information to follow as you will be contacted the moment we finalize a date. 

 

Fines: We will be sending out information regarding paying school fines early next week. We are working to provide you with a way for you to do this remotely. There will be a process to pay fines on the checkout days, but understand this will delay your checkout. We are also looking into an efficient way to post a fine list that protects the confidentiality of all. 

 

I know this was a large update. Please review the information carefully. The Senior Celebration takes action on your part. We do not want anyone left off so PLEASE participate and PLEASE share this message with everyone! Thank you for your continued support. GO REBS!

Summer School

The dates for summer school will be June 29th- July 24th, 2020.

Quartz Hill High School remains committed to our students and will continue to offer summer school. The dates for summer school will be June 29th- July 24th, 2020.  Students will continue to be able to earn up to one semester (5) or two semesters (10) of credit within the 19 days, five hours of work per day. Traditional summer school hours will be from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., however, distance learning and virtual teaching may allow for some flexibility in when students work. Due to the ever-changing landscape caused by the Coronavirus, we anticipate that summer school will continue in a distance learning format.  We will continue to monitor the guidance and recommendations of state and local officials to determine if and to what extent we can begin to provide on-campus support for our students. Click on the link below to complete a summer school application.

 

Incoming Freshman Note: Incoming 9th grade students must complete Powerschool Enrollment prior to completing a summer school application. 

QHHS PowerSchool Enrollment: 

https://www.quartzhillhs.org/future-students/registration

 

Summer School Application 2020

https://tinyurl.com/QHHS-Summer-Application

Questions about Summer School Course selections may be answered by your student's assigned school counselor. Click here to find your counselor https://bit.ly/3cfRsyU

If you speak Spanish, and need

assistance with this form, please email the Summer School Secretary, Ms. Figueroa: sfigueroa@avhsd.org .Si habla español y necesita ayuda con este formulario, envíe un correo electrónico a la Secretaría de la Escuela de Verano, Sra. Figueroa: sfigueroa@avhsd.org

 

Summer School Facts/Notes

Quartz Hill Summer School Page - Click Here

QHHS remains committed to our students and will continue to offer summer school. You will need to complete this QHHS SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATION AND the MASTER AGREEMENT link below. FAILURE TO COMPLETE BOTH WILL INVALIDATE YOUR STUDENT'S SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION. Applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis.  Questions about Summer School Course Selections may be answered by your student's assigned school counselor: https://bit.ly/3cfRsyU  If you speak Spanish, and need assistance with this form, please email the Summer School Secretary, Ms. Figueroa: sfigueroa@avhsd.org [Si habla español y necesita ayuda con este formulario, envíe un correo electrónico a la Secretaría de la Escuela de Verano, Sra. Figueroa: sfigueroa@avhsd.org ]

SUMMER SCHOOL TIMELINE & PROCEDURES
 
May 11th - 29th (Registration for students)

CURRENT (2019-2020) GRADE 9, 10, 11, & 12 STUDENTS:
Complete the  QHHS Summer School Application below.
 
INCOMING QHHS 9TH GRADE (CURRENT 8th grade for 2019-2020) STUDENTS:  You must complete Steps 1-4 below.
 
STEP 1: QHHS PowerSchool Enrollment:  https://www.quartzhillhs.org/future-students/registration MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATION.
STEP 2: THE COURSE SELECTION OF COURSES  for the 2020-2021 school year MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATION.
STEP 3:  Register for Summer School: Complete the QHHS SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATION and MASTER AGREEMENT link below.
STEP 4:  During the week of June 22nd-26th (Virtual Course Schedule Pick-up): Check for your Summer School Schedule here: https://bit.ly/2WjU613

NOTE TO ALL STUDENTS:  During the week of June 22nd-26th (Virtual Course Schedule Pick-up): Check for your Summer School Schedule here: https://bit.ly/2WjU613
 
June 29th through July 24th  (2020 Summer Session)
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm     |       July 3rd: Holiday/ No School  
 
July 26th-August 7th:  Grades will be processed and credits are issued.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ENROLLMENT AND GRADING:
Students must earn an A-D grade at the end of the summer session in order to complete either 5 or 10 credits, within the 19 days, five hours of work per day.  Non-participation or non-completion of work will result in a No Mark (NM). Only 5th-year seniors may complete variable credits.  A maximum of 10 credits may be earned during summer school.

Incoming 9th grade (Current grade 8) students: may enroll in Healthful Living (for a maximum of 10 credits).  They may also enroll (if offered) in one session of PE Elective (concurrent with Healthful Living), however no credits will be earned for the PE Elective class.

Grading During Distance Learning

On Friday, families, staff, and students were given the grading policy by the district that will be utilized during the second semester of this school year.

On Friday, families, staff, and students were given the grading policy by the district that will be utilized during the second semester of this school year. I wanted to summarize that notification and answer some frequently asked questions that we have received this weekend.

 

Grading During Distance Learning

Continuing to navigate these unusual times, the best interest of our students remains at the forefront of our thinking.  As you are aware, the need to ensure continuity of learning resulted in the District’s transition to a distance learning model.  While this model affords us the opportunity to stay connected with our students and continue to build upon their skills, we also recognize the unique challenges this model may present for families.  It was important for us to create a grading structure that recognized and acknowledged these challenges. A team of teachers and instructional leaders across our District met over the past few weeks to engage in a discussion on how to best serve our students specifically related to grading.  The team reviewed guidance from the California Department of Education and the Los Angeles County Office of Education as they developed the grading policy below that ensured students’ grades would not be harmed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

The full version of the grading policy can be found on the district Distance Learning page (click on link and click on the "Distance Learning Grading Policy tab)

https://www.avdistrict.org/schools/distance-learning

 

Below are the basic points of the plan: 

 

  • Hold Harmless- Students’ final Semester 2 grade will not be less than their issued Quarter 3 grade.   

  • Semester 2 grades will be built upon Quarter 3 grades with opportunities for students to improve throughout the remaining weeks of the semester.

(For example - If a student earned a “C” for Quarter 3, then that student will not earn lower than a “C” for Semester 2. However, that student still has the opportunity to earn a higher grade for Semester 2.) 

  • Semester 2 grades for all students will be issued by the teacher based on an earned grade of A, B, C, Pass, or No Credit.  (“Pass will be used in place of D and “No Credit” will be given for an F.)

Distance Learning Grading Policy PDF File - Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question: Since the second semester grade (S2) cannot be lower than the 3rd quarter grade, can my student stop working if they are happy with their 3Q grade of a certain class?

 

Answer: Continuing to work, even if a student has a 3rd quarter grade they are comfortable with, provides the student an opportunity to stay connected with their teacher and continue to build upon the skills that will be needed for the following school year. Ultimately, it is up to the families to decide upon and determine a work structure that will be most beneficial to their student. 

 

Question: What will happen if my student does stop working and accepts the 3rd quarter grade as the posted 2nd semester grade?

 

Answer: Teachers will continue to assign work each work cycle on Friday to be due the following Friday. Teachers will continue to grade, post grades, and mark non-participations. If a student stops working, the 4th quarter grade will reflect the missing work as zeros are entered. Keep in mind, 3rd quarter grades and 4th quarter grades are just reporting periods. It is the 2nd semester grade (S2) that goes on a transcript and is counted towards GPA. A student who stops working will see the result in the 4th quarter grade. The final grade posted for 2nd semester however will not be lower than the posted 3rd quarter grade. 

 

Question: So if my student continues to work through the 4th quarter, can my student raise their overall grade from 3rd quarter?

 

Answer: Absolutely. Your student can raise their grade in any class by working through their distance learning during this 4th quarter. For example, if your student had a 3rd quarter grade of F, D, C, or B in any class, they can raise that grade with their distance learning work and it will count towards their 2nd semester grade (if it's higher than their 3rd quarter grade). 

 

Question: Why should a student continue working through distance learning if they are happy with their 3rd quarter grade?

 

Answer: Students get more out of education than a grade. Students learn skills, information, and routines that will benefit them throughout their educational journey. There will be a "next" and it is healthy for students to work towards what will prepare them for what that "next" is. Think back to the last time you stopped doing anything for 3 months and how you felt when it was time to start back up. At the very minimum, the district's grading policy should assist you in better pacing a student through the distance learning process. 

 

Thank you, families, for your unwavering support as we provide the highest quality of a distance learning educational program as we can, given the unfortunate and undesired situation. We know you will put your student first when deciding how you will approach the educational plan of your student, just as we have done so in preparing and offering that educational plan. We trust you will do what you need to do for your student and we will continue to do what we do for your student. With this partnership, our students will not only get through this, they will succeed through this. GO REBS!

4/23  Update from the Principal

We just wanted to take a moment to check-in as we wrap up cycle 3 this Friday. There is so much to be proud of during this week. 

Good evening Quartz Hill High School parents,

 

We just wanted to take a moment to check-in as we wrap up cycle 3 this Friday. There is so much to be proud of during this week. 

 

Student's Connected 

Our Rebels have stepped up to the challenge! Only 85 out of 2996 of our students have not logged into their Google account since April 2nd (first date of Distance Learning). Families, continue to encourage your students throughout the week as some may not be participating in every class though. We have been reaching out to those 85 students throughout the week looking to get them connected. Great job families!!!

 

Participate "Attendance"

As some of you have already noticed, teachers have been marking NP ("Non-Participation") each week/cycle if your student did not participate. Thank you for your understanding during the first cycle as we initially were marking "Part" for participation, then switched to marking NP for "non-participation." This caused some marks to swap that first week. Our teachers have worked through that and corrected the participation marks. 

 

If you see your student marked "NP" for attendance, that means they did not participate in that class during that week. Have your student work with their teacher in making that work up. 

 

Senior Activities and Materials

This is our most asked question. I assure you, there is a plan for you to pick up your senior materials. We will communicate this plan as soon as everything is in order. Senior activities, as noted in previous updates, will be done in an alternative manner and will also be communicated the moment we are able. Caps, Gowns, and Yearbooks are not in yet and should be in shortly. We will contact you when they are in. 

 

Picking up/Dropping Off Items

There is a plan in place for all students to come in and pick up items left at school (lockers, classroom, etc). There is also a plan to be able to drop off items (books, chromebooks, athletic items, etc). We will communicate these plans at appropriate times. Stay tuned!

 

Grading

A final proposal has been submitted from the grading committee to our district cabinet. This district grading policy should be ready to share very shortly, possibly as soon early next week. We will share this with you the moment it is made official. I appreciate the hard word by this committee, especially considering this is a subject that garners many opinions and thoughts. Your student's best interest was at the forefront of these decisions.  

 

New Student Registration

New student registration is nearly here!. Families should be receiving our registration letters next week. I would highly suggest you get our school app so you will have updated information the moment it made available regarding registration and all other school news. We also use Facebook (Quartz Hill High School) and Instagram (@quartzhillhs), as well as our website, for this information. 

 

To get the app, go to your app store (iphone) or google play store (android) and search for the app "avuhsd." it will be a blue and orange AV logo. Download the app and open it up. Once open, select "quartz hill high school" as your school and allow notifications if it asks. From there, you will receive updated information the moment it is sent out. I assure you, we will get your student registered:) 

 

That is it for now! We appreciate the continued support from our Quartz Hill community. Please share this message on your social media and emails. Send it to everyone you know. We need to continue to get the word out so EVERY Rebel is in the loop! Go Rebs!