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New Student Information

Welcome to Mercy! We are so excited that your family is now part of our community. We have included everything you need to know to have a smooth transition to your first year at Mercy. 
 
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 registrar@mercyhsb.com. Occasionally providers such as AOL filter our Gmail communications as spam.

Student Gmail

Incoming freshmen 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

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

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

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. 

Academic Information

Summer Assignments and Reading

The summer assignments can be found HERE.

Book Club

In the Fall, freshmen will join the rest of the school community in a new tradition of summer reading Book Clubs. The required English reading book will be used as the basis of a relaxed discussion of what the book's story meant to each reader. Each Club is lead by a faculty member, and discussion will be focused on students' opinions and how their experiences might relate to the book's themes and story. These goal of Book Club is to encourage our students to read for fun!

Book List

The Book List for 2019-2020 can be found HERE. Books must be purchased by the first day of school.

Apps

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. 

Athletics Information

If you will be involved in Sports or Spirit Squads, medical clearance and documentation is required to be submitted through Magnus. 

Mercy has a robust Summer Athletics program. 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!

View Summer Athletic Program & Tryout Information

Student Life

Uniform

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.

Dining

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.

Transportation

View the many options for Mercy families on our Transportation page HERE, including the Summer BART/Caltrain shuttle schedule.

Service Learning

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.


 

Mercy Parent Club

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 take a moment to share your interests, and provide feedback on what you'd like to see at Mercy by filling out the Parent Volunteer Opportunities form. 


 

Contact Information

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 - support@mercyhsb.com

General questions can be directed to Elizabeth Agler, Assistant Director of Admission


 

Calendar

To access Mercy's 2019-2020 calendar online, please visit our School Calendar page. Below are instructions on how to add the Mercy School Calendar to your personal calendar.

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