Principal

Dear Hempstead Parent and Student,

We hope your summer has been active and you have had the opportunity to work, travel, or just relax. We are eager to help you receive the best education possible during the2016-2017 school year. We have proud traditions of excellence in the areas of academics, fine arts, athletics and sportsmanship at Hempstead High School and we look forward to building on these traditions with you this fall.

Our school registration has been set for Tuesday, August 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 10 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We will continue to offer online registration options this year. If you have questions or concerns regarding registering your student, please feel free to contact us at 552-5200 and we will help get you started.

All families are required to update family and student information through the parent PowerSchool login. If you know your parent PowerSchool login you can follow the directions for updating family and student information through eRegistration located at the district website www.dbqschools.org/backtoschool . If you do not update family and student information at home, please allow yourself an additional 15-20 minutes at the fall registration days to log onto PowerSchool and complete this process or call 552-5200 to receive help with your login prior to registration. We will have staff available to assist you as needed at registration.

In addition to updating student and family information, the registration process includes paying student fees, picking up student schedules and textbooks and taking student ID pictures. Picture order packets are available in this mailing and can be presented with a separate payment to our photographer at registration. There is not a separate school picture day at Hempstead. This is your opportunity to purchase a professional school picture for your student.

On the reverse side of this letter is a list of forms available to you for your individual student and family situations. Medical release forms, Hempstead parking permit form, concussion form (must be returned to the activity office before the first day of practice), the Booster Club form and many other important district and school forms can be accessed through the eRegistration process. Please refer to this list to complete your student registration for the 2016-2017 school year.

You can make an immediate impact in our school community by joining the Hempstead Booster Club at this time. I encourage you to become a part of one of the top Booster Clubs in the State of Iowa. Booster Club volunteers support athletics, academics and the fine art organizations at Hempstead High School. We appreciate your support of our Mustangs. Thank you for your consideration and best wishes for a pleasant summer!

Sincerely,

J. Lee Kolker
Principal, Hempstead High School
Hempstead High School 2016-2017 Registration Information

** If you are attending the ALC or CONNECT program, Four Oaks, or Hillcrest you will register at Hempstead.**

The Parent-Student Handbook is available at www.dbqschools.org/backtoschool
District Forms
After updating family and student information on the parent PowerSchool login you can access the following district forms by clicking on the eRegistration Forms link and choosing District Forms.
• Free and Reduced Meals Application & Fee Waiver Forms
• Athletics Participation Forms
• Asthma or Airway Constricting Medication Self-Administration Consent Form
• Certificate of Dental Screening: All 9th grade students and students new to Iowa are required to have documentation of a dental exam. Copies will be available during registration.
• Request for Medication to be Given at School Form: (Prescription and Over-the-Counter). Copies will be available during registration. This form requires a doctor/nurse practitioner signature.
• School Nurse Administration of Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen: Copies will be available during registration. This form only requires a parent/guardian signature.
• Information Release (Directory/Military), DCSD Homeless Questionnaire, Proof of Residence, Non-Employee Background Check Packet, Iowa Youth Survey Refusal of Consent, Wellness Curriculum Student Exclusion Form

Hempstead Forms
AFTER you verify your student/family information through PowerSchool, click the FORMS link on the FORMS tab in PowerSchool.  You will be directed to a listing of forms.  Scroll to the bottom of the page under SCHOOL FORMS to find the following:

* Parking Permit Application – PARKING PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED VALID UNTIL E-REGISTRATION IS COMPLETED.

* Hempstead Booster Club letter and application

o This club supports all activities and academics at Hempstead High School, not just athletics.  Please consider joining.

Regular and Green Team parking permits are available by completing the online application referenced above.  The application is also available for download to be submitted by email to menke@dbqschools.org.  After Green Team permits have been assigned, seniors will have priority followed by juniors, sophomores, then freshman.  Parking applications must be submitted no later than August 4, 2016.  Student permits are $40 for the year.  The list of students receiving permits will be posted at registration.  Students on the permit list can make payments and receive their permit at registration or later in the Assistant Principal’s Office.  Please do not mail in your checks.  Remember, parking permits are not considered valid until eRegistration is completed.

Student Fee Payment:
See separate sheet in the mailing for Student Fee Options. We strongly encourage families to prepay. Thank you.

Schedules:
Schedule changes: Counselors will be available during the registration process to correct errors on student schedules. Schedule changes are only allowed if the student needs a change because of ability level, early graduation, post-secondary course, or graduation requirements.