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Picture Retake Day

Students who missed Picture Day on September 7th or would like to retake photos will need to be here October 18th for retakes.

If dissatisfied with previous photos, students must bring back the original order on Retake Day to avoid an additional charge.

 

 

Open House- October 14th

***  This is a new date.  Previous date was Sept. 30th.  We had to change dates due to a CHS football game changing to Sept.30th.  Parking would have been an issue.

You are invited to attend our annual open house, Thursday, October 14th,  from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

This will be a time to informally chat with the Hayes Freedom faculty and staff, as well as visit classrooms and tour the school.  This is a great opportunity to see what type of work our students are doing!

Students who have actively involved parents perform better in their school activities, so come out and support your student & our school.

We look forward to seeing you!

Back to School Information

Please see the below that was sent out via Parent Square on Friday, August 20.  

Greetings from the front office of Hayes Freedom High School! We hope that you have had an enjoyable and safe summer. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families and students.  We are excited for you to join us. For our existing students and families, we are looking forward to starting the year with everybody in the building.  Although, we are still required to wear masks, it will be great to have you all back on campus 5 days a week!  Sit back and relax, because this post is jam packed with information to help get this year off to a smooth start! Please be sure to review this post entirely and complete any necessary forms that are linked.  There are also some attached helpful documents and a Camas School District “Welcome Back” letter.

Office Hours: Our office is now open from 8:00 am -2:00 pm. While we still encourage communication to be done remotely, appointments and walk-ins are welcome. You will be required to sign in and wear a mask.

Office Closed Tuesday, August 24th: Our office will be closed this day for an all day district training.

Daily School Schedule: We are still finalizing our bell schedule and will post it on our website when it is complete, but start time will be 8:55 and end time will be between 3:15-3:25 (TBD).

Student Drop In Days:  
9th grade and new students only/Thursday, August 26th at 10:30-11:30 or 1:30-2:30.  We are providing two time options on this day.  This day will consist of students having a short tour of the school as well as pick up their schedules if they would like a hard copy.  They will also be able to ask some general questions they might have.  

Returning students/Friday, August 27th at 1:00- 2:30.    
We wanted to have a time that returning students could stop by to pick up a copy of their schedule if needed and ask any questions they might have or just say hi! Schedules will we visible on Skyward by this day as well.

School items for purchase  (ASB-$5,  Parking-$5,  Chromebook Assurance-$20): 
All items can be paid for ONLINE through Skyward. The normal fee charged for paying online is being waived this year.  You can also pay for items at the front office with cash or check on the above days, but it does get busy and paying online will save you time.  You are also able to pay in the front office after school starts as well.

Parking Pass:  In addition to purchasing a parking pass, students will need to complete this ONLINE FORM and upload a picture of their valid driver’s license.  If you have trouble uploading a picture, they can bring a copy to the front office or we can make a copy for them.  In addition we have hard copies of the parking form at the front desk. 

Yearbooks:  Yearbooks can be purchased directly through PICABOO.  Cost is $25. If you have any problems with the website, please call the office at 360-833-5600.

*** Please be aware that teachers might not be available on these student drop in days, as they will be in trainings at various times.  Parents will get the opportunity to meet/chat with teachers on our back to school night.  That date is still to be determined.  Email communication is always welcomed.  Also, if there is any request to change scheduled classes, your student will discuss this with their Advocacy teacher the first few days of school.

Picture Day:  Picture day will be Tuesday, September 7th.  Please click HERE for the online ordering information and see the flyer below.  Even if you are not purchasing pictures it will be important for your student to be photographed.  They will receive their ID card this day and this will be the picture used in the yearbook. (Seniors, you will receive information on how to submit senior pictures for the yearbook at a later time).  Picture retakes will not be until October 18th.  We also have picture ordering forms at the front desk.

Chromebook Assurance:  This is not mandatory, but highly recommended.  The fee is $20.  Please click HERE for the overview.  Coverage must be purchased by the October 14th or you will be considered an opt-out. Pay ONLINE or at the front desk.

Student Health Inventory:  This form is important and needs to be complete each year.  Please click HERE to complete.

Walking Permission Form & Student Handbook Review Form:
Please click HERE to review and complete this form.  

Free and Reduced Meals:  Due to the public health emergency, the USDA has given schools the flexibility to operate the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) in school year 2021-22. Camas School District will be operating SSO and will offer meals each school day at no charge to ALL students. In anticipation of a return to normal child nutrition program operations and the potential expansion of P-EBT into SY 21-22, we are encouraging families to complete and submit an application for free or reduced price meals. There are additional district benefits for families that qualify In 2020, the Legislature passed House Bill 1660 – This bill aims to increase the participation of students who are low-income in extracurricular activities. Camas School District has broadened the assistance to include all fees and fines for academic and extracurricular.

 

Processing of Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications will begin Monday August 9th. Applications can be accessed online through your Skyward Family Access Account at https://www2.swrdc.wa-k12.net/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wcamass71/seplog01.wOnce in Skyward, go to Family Access, chose All Students, then Food Service tab on the left, then you will see Applications upper right. Click on that to complete and submit an online application. Applications are also available at https://www.camas.wednet.edu/schools-resources/resources/meals/, and paper copies can be picked up at the main office of your students school.   Completing a Free and Reduced application prior to August 31 can qualify your student(s) for a one time Summer P-EBT benefit as well. Please go to

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt for more information.  If you have questions or concerns please contact Tamara Westmoreland at tamara.westmoreland@camas.wednet.edu

 

Fees & Fines Waiver Consent:  In order to qualify for having school fees and fines waived or reduced, you must first qualify for the free/reduced lunch program, discussed above, or the College Bound Scholarship Program.  In addition, we are required to have the waiver consent form completed. Click HERE to complete if you qualify.

Chromebook issue or new student to the district:  These can be picked up during the student drop in day or the first day of school.
 
Chromebook login issues:  Returning students having issues with their password, should try their full date of birth in this form 02022003 for 02/02/2003.  Log in name is always first.last@csd117.org  If issue continue, please reach out to the front desk for help.  If a Chromebook is broken, please bring to the front desk, so we can check out a loaner and get the broken one fixed.

Sports:  Student that attend Hayes are able to play sports at Camas High School.  You must purchase an ASB card from Hayes along with completing  CHS athletic registration forms.   Click HERE for the athletics bulletin.
Sports Shuttle to CHS for practice is bus #80 and departs from Hayes at 3:10.  If your student is participating in a sport, please have them check in with the front desk, so we can help manage pickup times for games, etc.

School Bus Transportation:  Routes will be completed by the end of next week.  You will be able to retrieve  your student’s bus info HERE.  If you have questions, please call 360-833-5600.  If your student is unsure of busing on the first day of school, please be sure they come to the front desk during the day for help.  If they wait until after school, they run the risk of missing the bus.

Cascadia Tech Bus Transportation:  Cascadia students will be picked up by bus #53 in front of Hayes at 6:56 and depart sharply at 7:03 am.  They we be brought back to Hayes after classes at Cascadia.

C-Trans Bus Passes: If you are in need of a C-trans student bus pass, please contact Kristi Thomas at 360-833-5600 to make arrangements. Applications are at the front desk.

Website:  Our website is a great place to get many questions answered & get updates, but please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions or concerns.

Again, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help.

Kristi Thomas – Administrative Secretary/  kristina.thomas@camas.wednet.edu
Steph McGinty- Secretary /  stephanie.mcginty@camas.wednet.edu

Picture Day- September 7th

Picture day is September 7th.  Below is the link to order online.  We also have order forms at the front office for students to pick. Even if you are not ordering pictures students will be receiving their ID cards this day.  These are also the pictures that will be used in yearbook.  Please call 360-833-5600 with any questions.  

Picture Order

 

Office Opens August 16

Our offices will reopen on August 16, 2021.  Office hours will be 8:00am – 2:00pm.  We highly encourage appointments, but are happy to help with walk ins.  Masks will be required upon entering the building as well as signing in. Information for the upcoming year will be sent out electronically via Parent Square no later than August 23rd.  The first day of school is August 31st.  Students will be required to wear masks. If you need help with Parent Square, Skyward login or have any other questions, please call Kristi Thomas 360-833-5600.  We hope you have been enjoying your summer!

Happy Summer

We hope our Renegades have a safe and fun summer!  Our office will reopen on August 16th.  School starts on August 31st.  If you have an immediate needs over summer, please contact district office at 360-335-3000.  Kristi Thomas/Admin. Secretary will check emails periodically through summer, so feel free to email questions.

Seniors-Important Updates

Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed.  You can share the link with family and friends that can’t attend.  The link will go live right before the ceremony at 2:00pm.  Click HERE 

6/8/21 Important Senior Information UPDATE:  Click the following link:  Updated senior dates

 

 

 

Jostens Graduation Items: Click HERE for the Jostens website and ordering items such as cap/gown units.  

Senior Letters-  Please see flyer on how to turn in senior letters.   Senior Letter 

Did you know Camas Grad Night is for ALL seniors in the Camas school district?  Grad Night May Update 

Here is a link for their website: Grad Night 2020

They are looking for parent volunteers: Grad Night Volunteer

 

11/4/20  Senior Families- we wanted to get some important senior event dates to you. As the end of the year approaches you will receive additional emails, but we know it is helpful for planning to have these dates as soon as possible.  We will try to stick to this schedule as best as possible, but due to ongoing COVID conditions, things can change based on school status (remote or hybrid).

Early Year Important Dates

Order + Personalize your 2021 HFHS Yearbook

UPDATED 6/7/21:  We have purchased some extra yearbooks that we will have for sell here at Hayes Freedom.  The cost is $25 and can be paid with check or cash at the front desk.  If you know you would like one, please call 360-833-5600 so we can add your name to the list.  

 

Yearbooks can only be purchased through the Picaboo site.  You will NOT be able to order through school until the end of the year when we have a small extra supply.

Order online now through May 21st.  You can also choose to personalize 4 pages and the back cover for FREE! Follow the instructions here to design a unique keepsake of your school year at Hayes Freedom.

Order a hardcover yearbook for $25 or softcover for $15. It will be delivered to you at school in June, before graduation.

SENIORS : Please submit your preferred yearbook portrait to Mr. Johnson via email by May 7th, or your school ID photo will be used.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF SENIORS : If you are interested in purchasing a Senior Ad in the yearbook to celebrate your student’s accomplishments. 

 Cost: Options : 1/4 page=$10, 1/2 page=$20, full page layout=$30.

  1. Click this link, pay through Picaboo, and create your masterpiece tribute to your amazing Renegade! Click here to create your senior ad
  2. *Remember to also order a copy of the yearbook!*   Click Picaboo to order. 
  3.  If you would like us to help create your ad, please contact Mr. Johnson at Kelly.Johnson@camas.wednet.edu  to submit photos and/or text. If you select this option, click HERE to pay online or bring check or cash to the front office.

 

Earth Day Interview With Denis Hayes

One of our amazing Renegades, Sage Edwards, got to partake in an interview with the founder of Earth Day, Denis Hayes.  Hayes Freedom High School is named after Denis Hayes.  He lived in Camas and graduated from Camas High School.  Please click HERE to watch the interview.  

Potential Freshman Information Meeting

Parents join us for a webinar on March 25 at 6:00pm to find out more about Hayes Freedom.  Zoom information:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://camas-wednet-edu.zoom.us/j/88685665556

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +12532158782,,88685665556#  or +13462487799,,88685665556#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592

Webinar ID: 886 8566 5556

*****We are taking applications for fall freshman enrollment.   

Click here for application.

Did you know that Hayes Freedom High School is an innovative school of choice for ninth-twelfth grade students?

Hayes Freedom High School was founded on the principle that not all students thrive in a large, comprehensive high school environment. If your student may benefit from any of the following hallmarks of HFHS, she or he might want to get to know us!

Hayes Freedom High School offers:
Small class sizes; usually about 20 students per class.
Longer, intensely focused classes; students take three 1:40 core classes with a 30 minute advisory each day. This allows students more time with teachers, time to work on projects in
class, and a deeper understanding of material.
Intentional, project-based learning; Hayes students are encouraged by teachers to approach assignments and projects in creative ways focusing on the learning styles of individual
students.
Strong relationships; with only a maximum of 200 students and ten teachers, students will have the same teachers for several subjects over time. This cultivates a tight-knit community
where students know teachers and teachers know students. Attending Hayes is like joining a family “where everybody knows your name.”

Students and parents are invited to come to Hayes Freedom High School to find out about our program.  Please call Kristi Thomas at 360-833-5600 to schedule an appointment.

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