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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 $7 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 graphing calculator (Texas Instruments TI 83 or TI 84) is needed for Algebra II and higher. 

Graph paper is also helpful in Algebra I classes. 

August 1 - Physical forms for all new students planning to try out for a fall sport are due.  The physical form needs to be updated.

August 4 - Freshman Technology Meeting, Gym, 6:00-7:00 p.m. for all freshmen.  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.  

August 4- New Parent Social, Franey Hall, 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Freshman Parents please join us for an informal gathering to meet Monarchs Parent Club Core Team and other new parents while your daughters are learning all about their iPads and Mercy technology.

August 4 - Fall Sports Parent Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Gym is required for all students who are planning to try out for cross country, golf, softball, or volleyball.

August 12 - Fall sports practices begin.

August 12 - Freshman & New Student Orientation, 8 a.m., Franey Hall

August 12 - New Parent Orientation, 7 p.m., Franey Hall

August 13 - Returning Student Orientation

August 14 - First day of classes, 7:40 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

August 15 - Mandatory Work Study meeting after school for freshmen and sophomores in the work study program

August 23 - Welcome Mass and Picnic, 7:40 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. dismissal


August 24 - Welcome Dance (for high school students with ID) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

August 29 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. - Back-to-School Night for Parents, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

September 9-10- Senior Retreat (overnight)

September 9 - Freshman Retreat (no school for sophomores and juniors).  Retreat begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends with Mass beginning at 6:15.  Parents, we’d like to invite you to dinner at 5:00 this evening and then to attend Mass with your daughter in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel.  Please plan to attend. More information will be coming soon. 

September 23, October 1 & 10 - 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 - 3:15 p.m.

September 24 - Mercy Day - 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, please have her come to the main office so that we 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. We prefer that you email Mrs. Rashid at to alert us to your daughter’s absence.  You may also call and leave a message on the attendance line at 402.553.9424.  
  • When a student returns from an absence, she should go to the school office with a note from her parent or guardian. 
  • More information may be found in the Student Handbook.

Parents Web (also called FACTS Family Portal) - 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. Although this resource is most designed for students, 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.