August 8, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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It's the start of a new school year!  Whether you are returning or joining us for the first time, the Mercy administration, faculty, and staff are very excited to welcome you for the 2018-19 school year.


Each Wednesday, Mercy sends out this Parent eNews which includes:

  • Student events and activities
  • Parent events, meetings, and volunteer opportunities
  • Athletics information - updates, games, dates and locations
  • Important information about school policies and procedures

To respect your time and inbox, we do our best to compile all the critical Mercy information into one newsletter. Please make sure to read this important communication each week in order to stay connected and not miss out! Periodic emails will be sent with special notices and class/grade-specific information.



Calendar & Important Dates

Important dates for the beginning of the school year can be found on the Calendar Page of the Mercy website. You will find the full Mercy Calendar as well as instructions on how to add it to your own personal calendar. 


Summer Work

All summer work should be completed and uploaded to Schoology (or turned into teachers) by Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Any student who does not turn in her work completed satisfactorily is required to report to school on Aug. 16 to finish her work under the supervision of the Resource Coord. HERE is the summer reading/assignment letter.



2018-2019 Book List

The 2018-2019 Book List is available now. Please order your books. You can email department chairs with any questions.


Summer reading book clubs - We are excited to host our Windows and Mirrors Book Clubs on Aug. 27 during Collaboration. All students chose their books in May, and should have just about finished. Please ask your girls about the book they are reading! 
Ebooks -This summer, we increased our library of e-books on Overdrive. There are now over 400 fabulous novels and audiobooks for your reading pleasure, accessible through the Library page on the Mercy website.


Fall Play Auditions 

August 22 & 23 - 4:00pm

This fall, Tri-School Productions will present Sense & Sensibility. Auditions held at Gellert Auditorium, Serra High School. Sign up to audition HERE.



Save the Date 

Mercy Family Welcome Barbecue  

Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 3pm

We look forward to seeing you there!


LAST CALL for Van Transportation

Service Sign-Up 

Van transportation for a morning only pick-up will be provided from two locations:


Daly City: The Mercy van currently stops at Westlake Shopping Center (near Starbucks). Cost is $800 per student.

Points South of San Mateo: The van will make stops along El Camino in Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, and south San Mateo. Cost is estimated at $800 per student.


Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please complete the survey HERE to indicate interest in either route. Your response is due by Friday, August 10. We will contact people concerning the van service no later than Wednesday, August 15. Payments will be due Friday, August 17. If you have already submitted the survey, please do not do it again.



Freshmen Welcome Day

Friday, Aug. 17 - 8:00AM - 1PM

Transfer Student Orientation

Friday, August 17 - 9:00AM - Noon


All School Orientation and School Photos

Monday, August 20

All students should be in formal dress uniform

Freshmen: 8:30AM - 2PM - (bring a change of clothes)
Sophomores: 8:30AM - 10:30AM 
Juniors & Seniors: 12:30PM - 2:30PM


Order School Photos:  To order your daughter's school photos from Lifetouch click HERE.





New Students & Parents 
Welcome Mass and Reception

Thursday, August 16th - 6:30-8:30PM
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 at the Kohl Mansion. We ask that the students wear nice free dress. 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 (near chapel). 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



Parking Permit Requests for the Class of 2019
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. 

*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 *JUNIORS. Questions? Please Email Mrs. Folan at


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If you ever have any concerns/comments, please feel free to contact me at anytime. I can be reached at my office at Mercy at 650-762-1107. I am looking forward to a great 2018 with Mercy athletics!


Charlie DoughertyAthletic Director


Follow Mercy Athletics on Twitter for game updates and scores!



Fall Sport tryouts start NEXT WEEK!

View the full schedule HERE 


If your daughter is planning on playing a sport, please make sure they are fully registered and cleared through the Magnus system. You need to register each year your daughter plays a sport, accessible from the Parent Portal in Powerschool. A current sports physical (valid for one year) is required to show clearance. No athlete will be allowed to start tryouts unless they show clearance in the Magnus system.


We are pleased to announce that we have hired a full time, certified Athletic Trainer, Keri Sotak. She will be available to treat our athletes Monday - Friday during lunch period, select collaboration days, and after school in the Grassilli Center. Girls should contact Ms. Sotak directly at to set up treatment times when needed. Keri will also be coordinating our Strength and Conditioning Program.



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