August 2, 2017                                                                                              PARENT ENEWS

Welcome to the start of a new school year!

The Mercy High School administration, faculty and staff would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! Whether you are returning or joining us for the first time, we are very excited to begin a new school year with all of you as integral members of our community.


Each Wednesday, Mercy sends out this Parent eNews, which has all the information you need to keep up-to-date on all things Mercy! It includes:


  • student events and activities
  • parent events and meetings
  • all athletic information - games, dates, locations and updates
  • updates and important information about school policies and procedures
  • volunteer opportunities

Please make sure to read this important communication each week to stay connected! 

Periodic emails will be sent with special notices and grade-specific information.

It is essential that your email address is up-to-date in order to receive important communications from Mercy. Please notify our Registrar, Stephanie Montoya, at if your email should change. Thank you!


Check our website often for additional information


Important Dates for 2017-18 Beginning of School

(click HERE for complete school calendar)  

August 7: Main Office Opens

August 8 - 12: Volleyball Conditioning & Tryouts (click HERE for Tryout info)
August 14: Fall Sports Tryouts (click HERE for Tryout info)
August 14 & 15: College Bootcamp
August 15 & 16: Mandatory Link Crew Leader Training
August 17: GAA leadership Team Meeting
August 17: New Family Welcome Mass & Reception 6:30pm
August 18: 8:30 - 1:00 Welcome Day (Freshman Orientation) Free Dress for Freshmen
August 18: 9:00 - 11:00 Transfer Student Orientation Free Dress
August 21: 8:30 Freshman & Sophomore Full Uniform Orientation
August 21: 12:30 Juniors & Seniors Full Uniform Orientation
August 22: First Day of School
August 23: First Day of Tri School
August 22 & 23: Fall Play Auditions @Serra 4:00pm click HERE to sign-up to audition

August 24: Freshman and Transfer Parent Orientation 6:30pm

August 25: Freshman Splash @Serra

August 25: Frosh Social @ Notre Dame
August 29: Back to School Night


2017-2018 Book List
The 2017-2018 Book List is online now. Please order your books now.
Email department chairs with any questions.


Order Your Daughter's Back-to-School Photos
Picture day is Monday, Aug. 21st.   In preparation for the start of the school year, we would like to provide you with two purchasing options:



If you have any additional questions regarding how to order pictures please contact Assistant Head of School for Student Life, Claire Rietmann-Grout, at  Thank you!


Formal Dress Uniform Orientation/School Photos
Monday, August 21st
All students should be in full uniform

  • 8:30AM - 3:00PM - Freshman Orientation (bring a change of clothes)
  • 8:30AM - 10:00AM - Sophomore Orientation
  • 12:30PM - 2:00PM - Junior and Senior Orientation

eScrip Programs
Help support Mercy with your everyday shopping!
Click HERE for more information how you can help support Mercy with your everyday shopping!   Register with eScrip, eScrip Benefit Mobile App, AmazonSmile,TARGET and Office Depot and select Mercy High School Burlingame as your school choice. Each time you make an eligible purchase, a donation is made to Mercy!  It's easy! It's Fun! It's Powerful!


New Students & Parents Welcome Mass and Reception
Thursday, August 17th - 6:30-8:30PM
On Thursday, August 17th, all incoming freshmen, transfer students and their parents are invited to join us for the Welcome Mass to be held in the Chapel at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Kohl Mansion. Please park in front of the mansion and you will be directed to the Chapel. Handicapped parking is available in front of the Mercy Retreat Center (where the chapel is). You can also drop off at the Retreat Center and then park. For more information please contact Patricia Glasser, Director of Admission, at 650.762.1114  or


Freshman and Transfer Parent Orientation 
Thursday, August 24th - 6:30-8:00PM  
Learn everything you need to know about being a Mercy parent, including communication with faculty and staff; checking assignments, tests and grades, athletics, clubs, activities and more!  Attendance is highly encouraged!


Parking Permit Requests for the Class of 2018
are now available in the Main Office.

The requirements are as follows:
1. Form must be completed and signed by student AND parent. 
2. Copy of Drivers License must be attached.
3. Fee of $100 (please make checks payable to Mercy High School)
Please bring all required paperwork and fee to Mrs. Folan in the Main Office. 

* Rising Seniors: You will have one week at the beginning of this school year to get parking permits.  Following that time parking will be opened to Rising Juniors. Questions? Please Email Mrs. Folan at


Fall Play Auditions
Radium Girls

August 22 & 23 - 4:00pm
Gellert Auditorium at Serra High School
Click HERE to sign up for to audition


Click HERE for the Fall Sports Tryouts Schedule


Save the dates!


Welcome Barbeque
Thursday, September 7th - 6:00-8:30PM


Mercy Moms' Night
Thursday, September 21st


Mercy Dads' Night
Thursday, September 28th



Friday, August 25

Freshman Splash

Serra High School • 4:00-5:30PM
Frosh Social 
Notre Dame High School • 7:00-10:00PM


 Tuesday, August 29

Back to School Night


Wednesday, August 30
Late Start for Students & Teachers




Prayers and Petitions


Faculty/Staff Directory




School Calendar


Today at Mercy


News & Announcements


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Mercy High School

2750 Adeline Drive • Burlingame, CA 94010  •  Phone 650.343.3631 • Fax 650.343.2316


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