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.
August 2 - Physical forms for all new students planning to try out for a fall sport are due
August 4 at 7:00 p.m. - Fall Sports Parent Meeting in Franey Hall is required for all students who are planning to try out for cross country, golf, softball, or volleyball
August 8 - Fall sports practices begin
August 12 at 8:00 a.m. - New Student Orientation
August 14 at 5:45 - 7:15 p.m. - Monarch Parents Club Back-to-School Picnic
August 14 at 7:30 p.m. - New Parent Orientation
August 15 - Returning Student Orientation
August 16 at 7:40 a.m. - First day of classes
August 12 - Mandatory Work Study meeting after school
August 13 - Work Study begins
August 19 from 8:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Welcome Dance (for high school students with ID)
August 25 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. - Back-to-School Night for Parents
August 26 - Welcome Mass and Picnic with a 1:30 dismissal
September 1 - 2 - Senior Retreat (overnight)
September 2 - Junior Retreat; no school for freshmen and sophomores
September 12, 19, 26 - Late start with classes beginning at 8:55 a.m
September 23 - 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.