Mercy Parent 101
We are so excited to welcome you and your daughter to Mercy this school year! Her time in high school will fly by, and we will pack her experience with as much learning, activities, and traditions as possible. Here's some information to get you started. To learn more about our Mercy traditions, visit All About Mercy.
7:40 a.m. - School begins
3:00 p.m. - Classes end
After school, students are welcome to stay for club meetings and extracurricular practices.
The school office is open when school is in session.
Mercy offers $6 catered lunches on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Students are also welcome to bring sack lunches and have access to microwaves and vending machines. There are no refrigerators available for student use.
All students must have an iPad and a case to protect its corners. For more specific information about iPads, please visit the Incoming Student Technology page.
Other school supplies are up to each student. Generally, we recommend a notebook or binder for each of a student's classes. Loose-leaf paper, pens, pencils, and highlighters will also be helpful. Mercy High School will provide an assignment notebook.
A scientific (not graphing) calculator is needed for Algebra, Geometry, and General Math classes. We recommend the TI30XIIS calculator.
A graphic calculator (Texas Instruments TI 83 or TI 84) is needed for Algebra II and higher.
Graph paper is also helpful in Algebra I classes.
July 30 - Freshman Technology Meeting Franey Hall, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for all freshmen (parents do not attend). Prior to this meeting please open and charge your iPad, create your Apple ID and personal email account, and download the paid version of Notability onto your device. Bring your iPad tonight and we will spend this time showing you some of the apps you’ll be using at Mercy this year.
July 30 - Fall Sports Parent Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Franey Hall is required for all students who are planning to try out for cross country, golf, softball, or volleyball
August 1 - Physical forms for all new students planning to try out for a fall sport are due
August 7 - Fall sports practices begin
August 9 - Freshman & New Student Orientation, 8 a.m., Franey Hall
August 9 - New Parent Orientation, 7 p.m., Franey Hall
August 10 - Returning Student Orientation
August 11 - First day of classes, 7:40 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
August 14 - Mandatory Work Study meeting after school for freshmen in the work study program.
August 15 - Mandatory Work Study meeting after school for sophomores and juniors in the work study program.
August 18 - Welcome Mass and Picnic, 7:40 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. dismissal
August 24 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. - Back-to-School Night for Parents, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
August 26 - Welcome Dance (for high school students with ID) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
August 31 & September 1 - Senior Retreat (overnight)
September 1 - Junior Retreat (no school for freshmen and sophomores)
September 18, 25, & October 2 - Early Dismissal for Advisor Conferences. Classes tentatively dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Students will have a conference one of these days between 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.
September 22 - Mercy Day Celebration - 11:00 a.m. early dismissal for freshman, sophomores, and juniors
Volleyball, cross country, softball, and golf are all fall sports. Parents are required to attend a mandatory Fall Sports Meeting at the beginning of the season.
Students interested in participating in sports will need to complete and/or review the following forms, which may also be found on the Resource Documents page:
- All medication is dispersed through the school office. Students are not allowed to carry their own medication unless it is an inhaler for asthma.
- If a student is ill, she will be directed to the main office so that she may call her parent or guardian.
- If a student is ill and will be missing a day of school, her absence must be reported to the school office before 7:40 a.m. on that school day. When a student returns from an absence, she should go to the school office with a note from her parent or guardian. She will then be given a pass to show her teachers as she returns to class.
- More information may be found in the Student Handbook.
Parents Web - This online module provides parents with student-specific information about their daughter. ParentsWeb is where you will pay your daughter’s tuition obligation and access your daughter’s academic information including: grades, schedules, attendance, and demerits.
Canvas - Canvas is our learning management system. This is where all class instructional material can be found including: classroom resources, online tests, discussion posts, and class specific calendars. Parents can also log into Canvas to stay up-to-date with what is going on in their daughter's classes.
FACTS - This platform allows us to calculate financial assistance as well as facilitates tuition billing.