Key Dates From Principal

Important information for parents and students from the high school principal
Posted on 07/24/2019
Mattias van’t Hoenderdaal speaks at a podium.

Dear Quakertown Community High School Students and Parents/Guardians:


As the new principal of Quakertown Community High School I am both excited and honored to join a community with a rich history and dedication to excellence in education.  I am very passionate about educating our youth and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our children with a rigorous, engaging, high-quality school experience. 

As the parent of three children, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection.  For children to reach their highest potential it takes the partnership of dedicated administrators, teachers, parents, support staff, and students.  I look forward to beginning to build relationships that will strengthen this partnership to meet our students’ social, emotional, and academic needs.

 

I value the strength of the community and ask that you stay connected with the school in one or more of the following ways:

  • Meet and greet with the administrative team at one of two scheduled parent coffees.  These will take place on August 13 at 2 PM, and August 15 at 6 PM. Please RSVP to Jill West (jwest@qcsd.org) if you plan on attending.

  • Join our Parent Advisory (PTO).  We will meet on the first Monday of every month. Our next meeting is on September 9 at 6 PM.

  • Establish an observer account on our Q-munity Canvas page where we post daily announcements, events, reports, and other information.  Check the website for details.

  • Follow us on Twitter @OfficialQCHS. 

To have the best possible start to the school year, please read the checklist below carefully and complete all of the required items for your grade level.  

  • The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3. Students should report to their first-period classroom by 7:10 AM.  


HANDOUTS AND INSTRUCTIONS MENTIONED BELOW WILL BE SENT VIA USPS IN THE COMING WEEKS

  • Schedules will be available online through the Parent Portal on Wednesday, August 21.  A handout with your log-in information is included in this mailing.

  • Laptop Distribution & Orientation Events

  • August 19 - Freshman and New Student Laptop Distribution / Orientation Night


5:00 – 6:30 PM     Freshmen with last names A – L
7:00 – 8:30 PM     Freshmen with last names M – Z

August 20th  – Sophomore Laptop Distribution
6:00 – 7:00 PM     Sophomores with last names A – L
7:30 – 8:30 PM Sophomores with last names M – Z

August 21st – Junior Laptop Distribution 1:00 – 3:00 PM
August 22nd – Senior Laptop Distribution 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Refer to the Student Information Update (Infosnap) instructions.  Please complete the requested update no later than Friday, August 16.  The preferred method for laptop payment is through the Infosnap website.  If you indicated that you will be paying the laptop fee by check or cash, please make payment to the QCHS main office by Thursday, August 15.  Our office is open Monday through Thursday, 7 AM – 3 PM.

  •  Please complete the SNAP medical information – see handout for details.
  •  Your Bus Assignment is included in this mailing.

Here are a few additional informational items:

  • Student parking information will be available at laptop distribution events and in the main office.
  •  Fall sports practices begin on Monday, August 12.  (Football will have Heat Acclimatization starting on Monday, August 5.)  If you are still interested in joining one of the fall sports teams, you need to submit a PIAA physical form as soon as possible.  PIAA physical forms are available on the high school website.

  • Meet the Teacher Night/Open House will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00 PM.   Mark your calendars for this important event. This is an opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about the curriculum and classroom expectations.

Best wishes to everyone for a very successful 2019-2020 school year. Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by QCHS by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. I am proud to be part of Quakertown Community High School and I look forward to a great year!  

Sincerely,

Mattias van’t Hoenderdaal

Principal

 

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