Freshmen Orientation Information & Building Walkthroughs

In anticipation of your arrival at Emmaus High School, we invite you and your parents to participate in a special orientation program on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Students and parents will report to the auditorium first. Then, students will proceed to their assigned homerooms, and parents will remain in the auditorium for an expanded presentation followed by an informal question/answer session. Once in homeroom, students will receive their class schedules and other information from an Emmaus High School Student Hornet Ambassador. Ambassadors will then give students a guided tour of the high school ending in the cafeteria with a club fair. The club fair is designed to expose our incoming freshman to the various extra-curricular opportunities available at Emmaus High School.  Parents who are interested in signing up for Home Access Center, which enables parents to see their child’s attendance, discipline, and grades from home, will be able to do so during Orientation Day (remember to bring identification).

 

In order to ensure that the day runs smoothly, it is extremely important for students and parents to observe the following assigned timeline:  students with last names A through L should report to the auditorium beginning at 8:00 a.m. on August 18. Students with last names M through Z should report to the auditorium beginning at 10:30 a.m. on August 18.

 

We believe that your participation in orientation day and your involvement in activities at the start of the academic year will significantly ease your transition into high school, prepare you for a rigorous academic program, and build a sense of community with your classmates, faculty, and staff.

 

Although you will have time to walk through Emmaus High School during the orientation day, we would like to extend to you the opportunity to explore the building on your own time.  Please feel free to visit with your parent(s)/guardian(s) during the following times:

 

Wednesday, August 19                        9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday, August 20                           11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 Friday, August 21                                 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

An appointment is not required to tour the building during the above days/times.  Although the building will be open, we ask that you sign in upon your arrival at the Main Office, located at 500 Macungie Avenue.

Summer Keystone Testing Information

If you are scheduled to take summer Keystone Exams (and received a letter with information and details), please review the information below prior to the exam day.

Schedule:

Monday July 27  – 8:00 am

Tuesday July 28 – 8:00 am

Report to door #3 (summer school entrance) NO LATER THAN 8:00 am on the testing day.

 

Important Documents to Review:

Keystone Electronics Policy

Keystone Code of Conduct

Calculator Policy

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Report cards are ready in Home Access

Report cards are ready to view on Home Access Center (HAC).

 

Please note:

HAC will close for the 2014/2015 school year on June 26th and will reopen for the 2015/2016 school year in August.  Please be sure to print a PDF version of report cards for the 2014/15 school year prior to June 26th.  After June 26th report cards from 2014 – 2015 school year will no longer be available on HAC.

Summer Learning Academy Orientation Information

Below is information regarding the mandatory orientation sessions for the 2015 Summer Learning Academy.  Please note the following important information: if you are taking an online course AND an experiential course, you may notice a conflict in period with the two courses (both meeting at the same time).  Please DISREGARD the period assignment for the hybrid online course as these courses do not meet as traditional periods.  This will be reviewed again at the orientation session.

To access your schedule, follow the instructions at the bottom of this post.  If you are an out-of-district student or do not have access to HAC, please call the high school guidance office on Tuesday June 16 to receive your schedule.  Schedules will be updated on HAC through Tuesday afternoon (June 16), please continue to check HAC for the most up-to-date information.  Changes may continue to occur due to scheduling conflicts and teacher availability.

The orientation sessions are as follows:

First orientation session: 8:00 am Wednesday June 17

Who should attend this session?

  • All hybrid online students – students will complete pre-assessment testing in the library at the conclusion of orientation.  This may take an hour or longer to complete (for each hybrid course you are taking – students taking multiple hybrid courses may take additional pre-assessments on Thursday as necessary).  Please plan transportation accordingly.
  • All first period experiential students (health, wellness/fitness, aquatics)

 

Second Orientation Session: 9:30 am Wednesday June 17

Who should attend this session?

  • All Driver Education students
  • All second period experiential students (health, wellness/fitness, aquatics)

 

How do I view my schedule in HAC?  (Note: not all schedules will be available until 6/16/15)

HOW TO FIND YOUR SCHEDULE FOR SLA

  • Log in to Home Access Center
  • On the left-hand side, select Schedule
  • Look for courses that start with SS – these are your Summer Learning Academy Courses
  • *Remember to disregard the period assignment for Hybrid Online (OL) courses as these courses do not meet on a traditional schedule.

Period Schedule

Period 1: 8:00am – 9:30am

Period 2: 9:35am – 11:05am

Driver Ed: 9:35am – 12:35pm

 

Hybrid Learning Lab Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Monday – Thursday)