Important Back to School Info!

Schedules
2018-19 schedules will be posted on PowerSchool (https://mhsmi.powerschool.com/public/) at 4pm on Friday, August 3rd. PowerSchool is currently shut down for maintenance and will be reactivated at 4pm on Friday, August 3rd.
If you are unable to access using your username and password, try resetting your password using the "Having Trouble Signing In?" link. Once in PowerSchool, the "Grades & Attendance" icon will give the list of classes for the whole school year. The "Exp" column lists the hour the class meets. To see a matrix view for first semester with room numbers click the "My Schedule" icon. Any periods not listed are unscheduled periods. 

*Your daughter's schedule and Mercy email are not available if her Student Billing account (including iPad and tuition) is not current. If you have questions regarding her Student Billing account, please contact Mrs. Hayes in the Business Office at 248-893-3580 or arhayes@mhsmi.org. The Business Office is open 8:30am-2:30pm.

*Your daughter's schedule is not available if she has outstanding detentions. If you have questions in regards to detentions, please contact Mrs. Tarplin at edtarplin@mhsmi.org.

 
Schedules were reviewed by counselors to resolve any known issues. Please have your daughter email her counselor if there is a "true" issue with her schedule (such as an incorrect course, course not scheduled or full year courses not scheduled all year).
 
Please note: The master schedule was built (sections and staffing) based on student course selections made in the spring. Alternates, at times, were used to complete schedules when necessary. Students with unresolved conflicts in their schedules were emailed. Please have your daughter check for an email regarding a schedule conflict (current students) or from the Admissions Office (new students) before emailing her counselor. The only other schedule changes counselors will handle, the first week of school, are straight drops (except AP or Honors courses per contract signed to enroll) or adds (if space is available). Schedules will not be rearranged to accommodate a "change of mind."
 
9th Grade Counselor:
Mrs Trish Brown (tmbrown@mhsmi.org)
10-11th Grade Counselors:
Last name A-G: Holly Markiecki-Bennetts (hbennetts@mhsmi.org)
Last name H-O: Arpna Hessler (abhessler@mhsmi.org)
Last name P-Z: Kristen Casey (kkcasey@mhsmi.org)
Freshwoman/Transfer Parents: Please email cmcmaster@mhsmi.org if you are unable to locate your login to PowerSchool (on the pink paper from registration) or need a login set up in PowerSchool.

Book Purchasing

Once your daughter obtains her 2018-2019 schedule through PowerSchool available August 3rd, you're ready to purchase her books for the upcoming school year. MBS Direct, has worked hard with our Mercy Staff to provide a comprehensive list of books needed for your daughter's courses.
 
MBS Direct offers Shop by Schedule, which enables students to enter their Mercy email address in order to access their entire schedule's course materials on the MBS Virtual Bookstore. This allows your daughter to add all of her course materials to her shopping cart at one time, eliminating the need to select each course individually. Shop by Course is also available using your student schedule. Feel free to experience this easy and convenient ordering method by visiting our MBS Direct Virtual Bookstore and try it out for yourself!
  • Click the "Order my Books" button on Mercy's Virtual Bookstore
  • Select your method of payment, "Credit Card" for the purposes of example
  • Select "Shop by Schedule" and enter your Mercy email address 
  • Confirm that you are that Mercy Girl Student - click "Continue"
  • You'll see your course materials and can select items to check out when ready!
Take advantage of special free shipping offers during a limited time!
Since every Mercy girl will have an iPad to facilitate her digital learning, consider other digital formats in lieu of a hardbound textbook. It's truly a matter of preference. We really hope students take advantage of the many digital book options available, however, please read and follow Teacher Course Messages listed.

Friday, August 17 TECH ORIENTATION New Students & TRANSFER ORIENTATION

Please arrive at the Gymnasium / Auditorium entrance between 8:30am-9:00am for Tech Orientation 9:00am-11:45am. Bring fully charged iPad and wear casual clothing. (Please note: Casual clothing includes jeans, capris, and longer shorts. Camis or strapless tops, short shorts, pajama pants, ripped clothing, leggings and yoga pants are NOT to be worn to school at any time.) The Marlin Shop will be open 11:30am-12:45pm. Transfer student orientation is 11:45am-3:00pm and lunch is provided.

Monday, August 20 FRESHWOMAN WELCOME DAY All 9th Grade Students

Please arrive at the Gymnasium / Auditorium entrance by 8:00am. Lunch is provided. Wear casual clothing. School photos and ID photos taken. Dismissal at 2:30pm.

All Link Leaders report to gym by 7:00am. Wear Link Crew shirt.

Monday, August 20 Marlin Business Day All 10th-12th Grade Students

Please drop-in at the Gym/Auditorium entrance from 9:00am-11:00am or 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

  • Bring 2017-18 Mercy ID card, driver's license or other form of picture ID, and the personalized HR Imaging picture flyer mailed to your home. Parking passes, yearbook orders for reduced $60 price, school photos and ID photos taken.
  • IMPORTANT PHOTO INFO: Please watch for your personalized August Picture Day flyer regarding school portraits which have been mailed to your home from HR Imaging Partners. Do not throw this form away, even if you are not planning on making a portrait purchase. The pre-printed envelope portion of the flyer is used as a camera card for all students. All students must be photographed regardless of whether or not you are purchasing a portrait package. The photo is used for a number of purposes including school records, the student ID, and yearbook so it is essential that students be appropriate in look and dress. You can order picture packages with a credit card by going to shop.hrimaging.com or calling customer service at (800) 433-1766 or send cash or check in the envelopes provided.
  • If applicable, turn-in the dispensing medication form and over the counter medication form. You may also drop off physical forms, all other required forms must be completed online using Privit (see section below).
  • Yearbook orders will be available for $60 through August 20, Marlin Business Day, before increasing to $70. You may also visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and purchase using the school code 13826.

Monday, August 20 Used Uniform Sale will be held throughout Marlin Business Day

All grades report to Adviser room by 8:00am. Opening Mass and Assembly 8:30am-9:50am, parents welcome! No unscheduled class periods today. Please bring a lunch from home. Link Leaders wear Link Crew shirt and students should adhere to *Special Dress Day guidelines listed below.
 
Uniforms will be worn starting Monday, August 27.
While out of uniform August 21-24, students should adhere to the *SPECIAL DRESS DAY requirements. Special dress days for holidays, liturgies, or other special events should be viewed as dress-up days rather than dress-down days. Guidelines for special dress days direct that attire be appropriate for school. It is inappropriate to expose cleavage, mid-section, or hips. Ripped clothing, jeans, pajama pants, sweatpants, casual shorts, or spaghetti straps are not allowed. Dress shorts may be worn as long as they are fingertip length or longer. Leggings or yoga pants may not be worn as stand-alone pants, only as an accessory to a dress or skirt. Students who elect not to dress up must be in full proper uniform: skirt; blouse or polo; socks; shoes. 

School Forms & Physicals using Privit

Mercy has teamed with Privit to digitize required Mercy school forms. The Emergency Information, Model Release, Concussion Awareness, Medical Treatment Release, Directory Release and Make A Difference Day forms are now all online and must be completed in Privit.

All required school forms must be submitted electronically on Privit by Monday, August 20th for all students. Students will not be allowed to attend classes if all forms are not turned in as of 8:00am, Tuesday, August 21. 


New Parent Orientation

Tuesday, August 21
6:00pm - 6:30pm Meet & Greet
6:30pm -7:30pm Presentation
Mercy High School Media Center
New Mercy parents are invited to learn about Mercy culture, technology at Mercy, policies on behavior and attendance, how you can support your daughter and more!

IT'S CAFE INCENTIVE TIME!

Load $200 or more on your student ID card during the incentive period of August 20th through September 7th and get an extra 10% per $100! For example, bring a check for $200 and get $220 loaded on your student ID card. Putting money on your cafe account makes lunch and snack purchases easy. The account works like a gift card and can be re-loaded anytime during the year. 
 
Read more here. If you have any questions, please contact Cafe Director Anne Hallberg at amhallberg@mhsmi.org.

SAVE THE DATE FOR PARENT NIGHT!

Thursday, September 6
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Mercy parents are invited and encouraged to attend Parent Night and meet your daughter's teachers and hear exciting information for the 2018-19 school year. More detailed info coming soon.

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