This letter explains how your child(ren) can get free or reduced-price meals, as well as information on other benefits. It is sent to all households, posted on the district website and is available in all main offices during the school year.
Free and Reduced Applications
Free and Reduced Applications must be renewed every year at the beginning of the school year in all circumstances in order to insure your student’s lunch status remains the same. Please do not assume if your student qualifies for TANF, or other state programs that their status will be automatically updated.
Free and Reduced Price Meals Application (PDF)
Seniors interested in attending a four year college or university need to take either the SAT or ACT. Please see the table below for a list of dates the tests will be administered.
- You can register for the SAT on the website www.collegeboard.com
- You can register for the ACT on the website www.act.org
- For more information, questions, or fee waiver inquiries please contact our Counselor, Shelley Ross either by email, email@example.com or phone 335-3000 ext 78212
|HFHS School Code #480146|
|SAT Test||Deadline||Late Fee|
|Oct. 6||Sept. 7||Sept. 21|
|Nov. 3||Oct. 4||Oct. 19|
|Dec. 1||Nov. 1||Nov. 16|
|Jan. 26, 2013||Dec. 28||Jan. 11, 2013|
|March 9, 2013||Feb. 8, 2013||Feb. 22, 2013|
|May 4, 2013||Apr. 5, 2013||Apr. 19, 2013|
|June 1, 2013||May 2, 2013||May 17, 2013|
|Register at www.collegeboard.com|
|ACT Test||Deadline||Late Fee|
|Sept. 8||Aug. 17||Aug. 24|
|Oct. 27||Sept. 21||Oct. 5|
|Dec. 8||Nov. 2||Nov. 16|
|Feb. 9, 2013||Jan. 11, 2013||Jan. 18, 2013|
|Apr. 13, 2013||Mar. 8, 2013||Mar. 22, 2013|
|June 8, 2013||May 3, 2012||May 17, 2012|
|Register at www.act.org/|
Juniors interested in a four year College or University should take either the SAT or ACT in spring of 2013.
The PSAT date for interested Sophomores & Juniors is Wednesday, October 17.
At Hayes Freedom High School @8:30 a.m.
Cost is $14.00. Checks need to be made out to HFHS ASB.
Interested students contact Mrs. Ross.
Some talented Renegades have passed through our doors ~ we are showcasing them Wednesday, June 6 at the Hayes Freedom Commons at 7:00.
Please come check out what our students have to offer in the arenas of song & spoken word. This event is free and open to the public.
Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to take the College Readiness Test (COMPASS test) now in order to qualify for the Running Start program at Clark College. For more information, students can pick up “Fall 2012 Testing Information” located by Mrs. Ross’s door.
Running Start is a state-funded program that allows students to concurrently earn high school and college credits. Students who are college-ready and pass the COMPASS test can choose to enroll - tuition free - either full time or part time at Clark College.
The following information outlines the qualifying steps to becoming a Running Start student:
- Come by the Counseling Center and pick up a Fall 2012 Testing Information Sheet.
- Fill out an online application to Clark College. The application fee is $20.00 which is paid at the time of testing.
- Take the COMPASS test at one of the Clark College campuses: Columbia Tech Center by Walmart on 192nd offers this computerized test at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. The downtown Vancouver testing center is located in Gaiser Hall and is open until 4:00pm each day. You must bring photo ID and a $20.00 check for the application fee in order to test.
- If the test scores are at college level (Reading & Writing; Math is optional), take the test scores to Gaiser Hall and sign up for an orientation which will take place in June or July.
- Students can retest if scores are not high enough to qualify. The initial test is free but retakes cost $10.50 per test.
- Students with passing scores will need to get an Enrollment Verification Form filled out by the high school counselor and turn it in at Gaiser Hall in May.
- Following orientation, students register for Running Start classes.
Please call or email Mrs. Ross with any questions about the Running Start program or process of applying.
Go for it, Renegades!
Using a grant awarded to our school last year by Camas Education Foundation, we will begin an all-school reading project after Spring Break. The novel chosen by staff is the 2007 National Book Award winner The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
Due to some sensitive subject matter, students will be required to return a signed permission form before being issued a copy of the novel. Parents are welcome to check out a copy of the book from us to preview in mid-March. Please see Amy Holmes or Stephanie Spencer at the school for more information.
The staff at Hayes Freedom High School have chosen this title because of Mr. Alexie’s ability to capture the voice of an adolescent facing questions about his identity and his place in society, which we believe are relevant themes to our students.
We hope you will join us in reading & discussing this novel throughout the month of April.
Senior Kyle Treece has planned a school-wide Game Night this Friday, January 13 as part of his Senior Project.
From 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the HFHS Commons, students & guests are welcome to play board games and enjoy snacks.
There is no cost to participate – students are requested to bring a snack to share during the event.
We would like to invite all parents & guardians of Hayes Freedom Renegades to join us for monthly informal meetings in the school Commons.
Every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 we will gather to discuss upcoming events as well as other topics relevant to students & education.
We hope to see you here!
Sophomore Tiffani Pekkala, recently chosen as a “Real Hero” by Red Cross, shows her Renegade spirit & pride by not only consistently producing quality schoolwork, she is a remarkable force in the community as well. This is the third blood drive she has organized to help Red Cross and raise awareness of the need for donations. Please join her by donating blood or volunteering your time at the event.
APRIL 26, 2011
TIME: 2:OO – 7:00 PM
PLACE: LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM
To sign up to donate and/or volunteer, please call Bette-Jo Poser ~ 844 5532 or 772 8971
Seniors from Mrs. Spencer’s English 12 class have been reading the classic novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest this quarter and created some insightful haiku poems about the characters. Mrs. Spencer shared the students’ work with the Education Coordinator at Portland Center Stage as their company is currently performing the stage version of the novel.
Check out the link at Portland Center Stage’s blog featuring our Renegades’ work!
Some HFHS students will be attending a performance of the play March 16.