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District Wide Performance Task to be Given November 5th
What is a Performance Task and why do the students all have to do it? Right now, that is a question a lot of students and parents may be asking.
Our Performance Task is a SUHSD-wide assessment, to give our students a chance to show their writing skills in a controlled setting. Throughout the district, all students are given the same articles to read and students then take part in discussions on those articles. This evens the playing field, ensuring all students have background knowledge on the topic on which they will be writing.
Before the actual Performance Task is given, students have worked with the rubric, which shows them exactly what is expected in the final task. Fortunately, the writing task topic is usually one in which the students have a lot of interest, and when it comes to writing, they should have a lot to say.
Teachers have been leading classroom discussions and prepping for the Performance Task for several days now. The actually task will be given on Tuesday, November 5th. We plan on allowing all morning for this assessment, but more time will be given if a student wants it. It isn’t a timed test, and students are encourage to do their very best.
So how does this effect my student’s grade? The actually assessment will not have any bearing on your student’s grade. However, some teachers may elect to give a student a participation grade based on effort, use of resources and readings, and use of organizational tools provided. In other words, we want to give our students the message that the entire writing process is important in this assessment.
Students will know how they performed on the District Wide Performance Task before Thanksgiving break. Students and teachers will use the rubric and student scores to not only measure how much improvement there has been since the last Performance Task, but also areas in the writing process that are weak and need to be remediated.
Welcome 2020
We are back to school after our winter break, and everyone at HCHS is looking forward to the new year. It is a new semester, which means a fresh start. Both our boys and girls basketball teams have a couple of league games and tournaments under their belt and are now ready to show our league what they can do. Coaches Sal Tello and Kevin Harrison are doing a great job preparing our players and molding them into a team. Coach Savana Oliver-Hickey is receiving compliments from referees and others for the positive attitudes and sportsmanship of our cheer squad. They make every basketball game better!
Our after school program coordinator, Carl Bauder, is getting this program off to a great start. Besides homework, ping pong, movies, video games, cooking, and snacking, his groups are busy planning some fun activities for January and February The program has purchased a washer and a dryer, which will be available to students needing to do laundry.
All the students are awaiting the connection of our new hydration station...chilled, filtered water is a high priority for these students, and no one wants to use disposable plastic bottles. We are happy our students are thinking about taking care of our planet.
Happy Camp High School has an open campus for the lunch period. We do, however, offer lunch here on campus and encourage all our students to participate. Students sign up for either breakfast (nutrition) and/or lunch each morning, and we bring the meals to the school directly from Happy Camp Elementary School, where they are made.

Parents are invoiced monthly for meals purchased by their student the previous month. Many students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program, where students may qualify for a free lunch and breakfast, or meals at a reduced rated.

If you are interested in applying for free or reduced meals, please click on the Lunch Program link in the Quick Links section on the right side of this page and complete the application.
Congratulations to the Happy Camp High School Class of 2019!
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