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Getting ready for the 2022-2023 academic year!

Check out the following important information regarding the start of school.  If you do not see your question answered here, please do not hesitate to call us at 651-777-1376. New families are always welcome to connect with Jen O’Gary at jogary@hill-murray.org.

Please complete the following three steps by your child’s Orientation or Business Day:

STEP ONE
Complete the following forms for student(s), print them and have your student(s) return them to school on one of the dates listed in step two:

Annual Health and Emergency Contact Form

Student Immunization Form

Request to Administer Medication at School Form

Technology Acceptable Use Policy Acknowledgment Form

STEP TWO
Mark your calendar and check to see that your student has these dates. Attendance is required. Returning students in grades 10-12 attend “Business Days”, all other students will attend an Orientation day.  All 9th Grade students also attend an Orientation Retreat on August 15.

Returning students grades 10-12: Business Days, August 22. 8am-2pm. See Business Days tab for assigned times based on last name. Please see the Business Days tab below. 

New students in grades 10-12: Orientation, August 29. 12:00pm-2:00pm. Please see Orientation below. 

All 9th grade students: August 15th, 7:30am-3:00pm. Retreat at Hidden Pines Ranch. See Retreat information tab below. 

All 9th grade students: August 30, Orientation 8:00am-1:00pm with computer pick-up to follow. See Orientation tab below. 

All students Grades 6-8:  August 29, 8:00am. All returning 7th and 8th grade students will be dismissed at 11:00am with computers. All 6th and new 7th and 8th grade students will be dismissed at 12:30 with computers. See Orientation tab below. 

STEP THREE
Take a look at the items below.  You will find school supply lists, fall sports information and forms, the academic calendar, parking permit information and details on the used uniform sale. This page is a handy reference for all things related to back to school.  Information will be updated as it becomes available.

STEP FOUR
Enjoy the rest of summer!  We are looking forward to the start of school, it’s going to be a great year!

Academic Calendar 2022-23

The Academic Calendar will provide you and your family with all of the planned days off during the 2022-23 school year.

Click here for the 2022-23 Academic Calendar.

School Start Time: 7:55am

School End Time: 2:30pm

Specific bell schedule information coming soon.

Back to School Night

Back to School Night is September 6, 2022. This will be an opportunity to meet your child’s or children’s teachers and ask questions of faculty and staff.

An email with be sent out with more details in the coming weeks.

Business Days

Business Days are REQUIRED for returning 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. This is where students will be assigned a locker, and locker combination, get their school picture taken and turn in their required forms.

Business Day is August 22 from 8:00am-2:00pm.  We’re encouraging everyone to follow the assigned times, based on last names (see below).

Orientation Days

Orientation Days are REQUIRED for all 6th – 9th grade students AND all NEW 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

Orientation Dates:

Click here for Orientation information on all students 6-8

Click here for Orientation information on all 9th grade students

Click here for Orientation information on new students grades 10-12

 

9th Grade Retreat - August 15th (Mandatory for all 9th graders)

Click here for information on 9th Grade Orientation Day and Mandatory 9th Grade Orientation Retreat

  1. Enclosed HERE is the Release/Emergency Contact Form that must be printed, filled out, signed and brought on the day of the retreat. This is very important!
Fall Sports Registration & Form for Physicals

If your child wants to play a fall sport, please register here. 

In order to be eligible to play high school sports, your child must have a physical completed every THREE years: Link to physical form here

TRIA is offering FREE sports physicals for high school student athletes. The Woodbury location is offering physicals on Monday, August 8th. CLICK HERE to sign up and download the required form.

Fall Sports Offerings:

  • Girls & Boys Soccer (HS & MS)
  • Girls Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Girls Volleyball (HS & MS)
  • Girls Swimming

Questions? Contact John Pohl

Fall Sports Information Night and Mandatory Parent Meeting (August 9th)

Fall Sports Information Night and Mandatory Parent Meeting: August 9th in Hill-Murray Auditorium

6:00pm – Football, Girls Tennis, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim & Dive

7:00pm – Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Cross Country

Makeup Days: For parents who can’t attend on the 9th, makeup dates are August 25 and September 13th. Both meetings are at 6 pm.

Parking Passes

Similar to last year, parking passes will be available to purchase for 12th and 11th graders, one per family. The cost is $160. Permits can be picked up on Business Days.

Sign up for a parking permit here.

10th Graders

At this time, parking passes for 10th graders will be issued when a license is earned and only as long as we have parking space. When your student receives their driver’s license, they can bring their license to the Office of Student to Life to purchase their parking permit. If your 10th grade student gets his or her license by Monday, August 22, they can bring their license to Business Day and purchase their permit that day.

Student Class Schedules

Schedules will be available for students to view in Infinite Campus on August 1st.

If you’re a new family, you will be getting an email with a code that will allow you to set up an account in Infinite Campus, Hill-Murray’s Student Information System. After setting up your account, you will be able to access your student’s schedule for the upcoming year. If you have more than one student, you are able to toggle from one to another.

Student Laptops

Middle School students will receive their Chromebooks at Orientation Day.

Ninth graders and new 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will receive their MacBooks at Orientation Day.

School Pictures

Students will have their pictures taken during either Business Days or during Orientation. Students must be in full uniform and abide by the policy guidelines as it relates to facial hair, hair cut and color, etc.

Click here to order school photos.

For more information about Picture Day, please contact Mrs. Trembley at ktrembley@hill-murray.org

Key Contacts

Activities Office – Mr. John Pohl: 651-748-2432

Attendance Line – 651-748-2250

Business Office –  TADS Billing/Financial Aid – Mrs. Jacquie LaMonica: 651-748-2408

Dean of Students – Mr. Aaron Benner: 651-748-2484

Director of Middle School (6-8) – Mrs. Kelley Barbato: 651-748-2481

Director of Upper School (9-12) – Mrs. Kelly Harrington: 651-748-2495

FLIK Food Service –  651-748-2434

Health Office – 651-748-2431

Main Office –  651-777-1376

Office of Student Life – Mrs. Kateri Trembley: 651-748-2423

The Nicholas Center – Mr. Brent Johnson: 651-748-2450

Busing / Carpooling

Busing

Busing is provided by local school District 622.

Click here to view the IDS 622 Busing Calendar.

Families submit their names to the school via email, jlamonica@hill-murray.org , to be included as the district prepares the routes.

In late August, the District 622 will send a postcard to each household listing the route number, pick-up and drop-off times, and the districts contact info.

Carpooling 

Parents interested in carpooling should click this link to add their name and contact information for the carpool list. Any questions, contact the school via email, jlamonica@hill-murray.org .

The list is emailed to parents throughout the summer, fall, and a final update is sent in early January for second-semester student additions.

Parents coordinate their carpooling independently.

CLICK HERE to view the current carpool list.

 

Uniform Policy - Update

Click here for the H-M Uniform Policy 2022-2023

Required school uniforms are a long-standing tradition at Hill-Murray. Each student agrees to wear a uniform when accepted as a Pioneer. It helps our students and faculty focus on teaching and learning and reminds us that we are part of something larger than ourselves. Students are required to dress in the required uniform every day with the exception of special occasions like Homecoming Week.

While the changes to the uniform requirements for 2022-2023 are minor, we want students and families to know how important it is to honor our uniform policy expectations daily.

Please Note: We are phasing out the white polo.  Students may wear them for the 22-23 school year, but they will not be available for purchase.

Cell Phone Use Policy

Cell phones have always been prohibited during classes at Hill-Murray, and we will continue to uphold this policy.

Middle School students are required to leave their phones in their lockers for the entirety of the school day.

High School students may check phones between classes, but can not have them during classes.

High School Supply List
Middle School Supply List
Mass / Retreat Schedule 2022-23
Gym Uniforms

There are no school gym uniforms. Students must wear a t-shirt, athletic shorts or sweatpants, and tennis shoes. Physical Education teachers will go over expectations. 

Attendance Policy

Research has shown, and we know from experience, that daily in-person schooling  is the most effective way to learn. Consistent and constant interactions between teachers and students create a partnership in the learning process, resulting in greater success for students who regularly attend school.

Post-secondary and peer schools consider Hill-Murray an excellent academic institution because of our commitment to in-person learning and robust curriculum.  

Hill-Murray’s long-standing attendance policy remains in effect. The policy states that a student can have a maximum of nine (9) absences per semester. If that number is exceeded, a student will not earn class credit. 

Note: Families must schedule trips, appointments, and other commitments outside the school day as much as possible.

Attendance Line

Attendance Hotline – 651-748-2250

Excused absences are absences caused by illness, family emergency, or trips that have been pre-approved by the Office of Student Life.

Parents/guardians are asked to call the Attendance Hotline (651-748-2250) before 7:30am on the day the student will be absent. Upon returning to school, the student must present a note to the Office of Student Life that explains the reason for the student’s absence. The note must be signed and dated by the parent/guardian. Failure to return a signed note the day after an absence may result in a 30-minute detention.

Early dismissal requests should be submitted to the Office of Student Life before 7:55am. Parental permission in the form of a note is required. The request must include the student’s name, the date, the time of dismissal, and the specific reason for the student’s absence.

The Office of Student Life will not accept phone calls for early dismissals.

Drop-off & Pick-up Procedure

The entry point for drop-off and pick-up is the east access point from Larpenteur Ave.

Drive west in the front lot to the “Primary Drop-off/Pick-up location.

Students will exit from the passenger side of your vehicle and utilize the sidewalks to enter the school.

Click here for a pickup and drop off map. 

 

Please use the right lane to drop-off/pick-up, and if needed use the left lane to carefully pass the vehicle in front of you to keep the line moving forward.

You will have a single lane exit option to turn right or left onto Larpenteur Ave.

If the line of vehicles extends down to the east access point, and vehicles are waiting, you will be directed further north where support staff will direct you to a turn-around location. You can then head south to line up for your turn to enter front lot area. This will help keep Larpenteur Ave clear.

By heading north to use the turn-around, you can utilize the Athletic Drop-Off/Pick-up location (Near maintenance garage) or the 2nd Drop-off/Pick-up location, as you head south. You can exit using the east access point.

There are no drop-off/pick-up options on the west side of our campus during AM & PM peak times.

AM PEAK TIMES = 7:15am–8:00am. PM PEAK TIMES = 2:15pm-3:00pm.

Before and after “peak times”, drop-off/pick-up can occur on the west side as long as traffic flow patterns are followed.

No cars are allowed in athletic area parking for drop-off or pick- up. The two options for that are by the corner of sidewalk by the Chapel or the sidewalk in front of the Stadium Plaza.

Technology Acceptable Use Policy
Happenings Newsletter

Happenings is our bi-weekly e-newsletter filled with important information and key days. If you are not receiving Happenings, contact Noah Hackman at nhackman@hill-murray.org

You can also view Happenings in the News section on our website here.

Service Hours

As a graduation requirement, all students in grades 9-12 must complete two service experiences each year with one serving the poor or vulnerable.  Service experiences are not required for students in grades 6-8.

CLICK HERE for details on how to find service experiences and turn them in for credit.

Students will meet with the Service Coordinator at the start of school to go over the procedures.

COVID Protocol

Hill-Murray continues to implement a health and safety plan to mitigate the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19. We will continue evaluate all public health recommendations and implement those that will best serve our students, staff, and the entire community.

The Nicholas Center (TNC) Information

The Nicholas Center is where students will find individualized support for their intellectual, personal, social and spiritual needs. Learn more by clicking the link below.

The Nicholas Center

Lunch Account Set-Up

Lunch account set-up is a part of Business Days and Orientation Days. New students will set-up their account and returning students will be able to add money to their account.

You can also add money to your account at anytime by clicking the link below.

Add money to your lunch account 

Guidance and Counseling Staff

Middle School:

Mrs. Lisa Valentine – (Middle School) – lvalentine@hill-murray.org (651-748-2224)

High School:

Mr. Charlie Cicalello- (Grades 9-12 A-Hus) – ccicalello@hill-murray.org (651-748-2426)

Ms. Beth VonGemmingen (Grades 9-12 Hut-Ott) – bvongemmingen@hill-murray.org (651-748-2259)

Mr. Aaron Goulet – (Grades 9-12 Otu-Z) – agoulet@hill-murray.org (651-748-2493)

College Counselors

Ms. Carrie Egan – cegan@hill-murray.org (651-748-2238)

Mr. Shawn Reid – sreid@hill-murray.org (651-748-2441)

Used Uniform Sale (Aug. 10 and 11)