New Student Information
Welcome to Mercy Burlingame! We are so excited that your family is part of our community.
Communications and Logins
Families will receive an email in mid-July with the following information:
- Student's Course List
- Schoology Login
- Powerschool Login
- Direction on how to use Magnus
Please note - if you are not receiving email communications, or if your contact information has recently changed, please email our registrar Stephanie Montoya at firstname.lastname@example.org. Occasionally providers such as AOL filter our Gmail communications as spam.
Incoming students will receive information for Gmail logins in mid-June. Students that are on campus for summer programs will need to use this login to download apps for classwork.
Schoology is Mercy's communication portal. On Schoology you can:
- View course information
- Communicate with teachers; receive communications from teachers
- See homework assignments
Families will receive login information for access via an email in mid-July.
Powerschool is Mercy's Student Information System where you can:
- Check grades
- Check attendance
- See teachers' comments
Families will receive login information for access via email in mid-July.
Magnus is where you will upload heath and immunization documentation as well as athletic-related forms. You can access Magnus through a link in Powerschool. Directions for registration will be included in the Schoology/Powerschool email.
Summer Assignments and Reading
The summer assignments can be found HERE.
The iPad is a standard requirement for all students for the 2020-2021 school year and the Mercy High School summer programs. It is the only computer or tablet option for Mercy High School.
iPad Specifications: Mercy requires an iPad with at least 128GB of memory. iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro are all acceptable - do not purchase an iPad Mini.
Please check your local retailers for pricing. Many students purchase a portable charger for their ipad to use during the school day.
Apps: Schoology, PowerSchool, and Notability are Mercy’s required apps. Teachers may require additional apps specific to a course.
Contact and Support: If you have any questions regarding the iPad program or technology support, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Book List for 2020-2021 can be found HERE. Books must be purchased by the first day of school.
All students will use their Mercy Gmail accounts to establish a school-based Apple ID for the purchase of all apps and books. Only the Mercy Gmail Apple ID will be used for school purposes. Do not purchase apps or books with your personal Apple ID.
*Students who wish to use their personal Apple ID for games and home use may do so. Please be aware that students will need to switch back to the school Apple ID when they come to school.
All athletes are required to have a physical between June 1 and July 13, 2020 to be approved to participate in athletics and spirit squads at Mercy. Schedule your appointment with your physician as soon as possible as this is a busy time. Physicals are good for one year, so we recommend having it after June 1 so she will be approved for the entire next school year.*
Mercy has a robust Summer Athletics program! Due to social distancing guidances as a result of COVID19, we will be hosting our Summer Strength & Conditioning over Zoom. If you are planning to play a sport at Mercy, we encourage you to attend Strength & Conditioning training, as well as your sport-specific skills development workshops. Summer training will give you a solid foundation for fall sports, and you will get to know your classmates before school starts! CLICK HERE for the schedule and what to expect from the summer program.
Fall Sports Update: On July 21, the Central Coast Section announced the new start dates for the 2020/21 school year. Fall sports have been postponed: Cross Country, Gymnastics, Volleyball, and Water Polo will now have a Dec 14 start date. However, as that is Finals Week, we will not have sports convene until Dec 18. Tryout dates will be determined and posted in the coming weeks. Please click HERE for the approved CCS Calendar.
**Please note that all of these Season 1 sports will have some sort of practice scheduled during the Christmas break. If you plan to participate, you must commit to being at practices and games when scheduled during that time period. It should be noted in advance, Volleyball will most likely practice and/or play games for the greater part of the break.
We will be holding Athletics interest meetings once school starts, and we will share more details regarding practice and game schedules as they are finalized.
Soccer, Tennis, and Cheer will have a start date of Feb 22. It should be noted that Cheer will be competing at CCS events for the first time.
Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming/Diving and Track and Field will have a start date of March 15.
Mercy students have a day-to-day uniform, and a formal uniform for special occasions. Uniform details and policy is available HERE, including Mills website links and shop information.
Mercy uses a 'Cashless Card' program through MySchoolAccount.com. Families will be able to register when students receive their ID numbers. More information is available HERE.
All Mercy students are required to complete 22 hours of service each year. Students can complete these hours over the summer for the following school year. For Summer Hours: keep track of your hours, dates, and person of contact with email address. You will learn how to enter your hours in the fall during your religion classes.
Click here to read more about our Service Learning Program, including the Requirement Section which details specifics about service hours at Mercy.
The Mercy Parent Club is our parent organization that provides many opportunities to be invested and involved, strengthening our partnership and enhancing everyone’s Mercy experience. All parents and guardians are automatically a part of the Mercy Parent Club (MPC) and we invite you to be involved in whatever ways interest you! MPC hosts many of our beloved events and supports different functions at Mercy throughout the year. Please fill out this Parent Volunteer Opportunities form to indicate your areas of interest!
If you have questions about:
Physicals, health records, Strength & Conditioning sessions: Keri Sotak, Head Athletic Trainer
Athletic tryouts - Charlie Dougherty, Athletic Director
Registration for Powerschool, Schoology - Stephanie Montoya, Registrar
Uniforms, Parent & Student Handbook - Claire Rietmann-Grout, Assistant Head of School for Student Life
Technology, iPads, Gmail - firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions can be directed to Elizabeth Agler, Assistant Director of Admission
To access Mercy's 2020-2021 calendar online, please visit our School Calendar page. Below are instructions on how to add the Mercy School Calendar to your personal calendar.