Important Back to School Info

The 2019-2020 student schedules are available on PowerSchool.As a reminder, all students and families must be sure all required forms are submitted on Privit, student billing account is current, and there are no outstanding JUGs in order to access their course schedule and purchase books. 

* Mercy uses Privit for required school forms. The Personal Details Form, Emergency Verification Form, Concussion Form, Permissions Form, and Medical Treatment Release Form must all be signed and submitted online through your Privit account in order for a student to receive their course schedule. All incoming 9th graders, transfer students, athletes, and students taking a Physical Education class, will also need a physical performed on or after 4/15/2019, the Pre-Participation History Form, Communications Authorization Form, and the Assumption of Risk Form. If you have Privit questions or issues, contact Kate Scalzi at kmscalzi@mhsmi.org or 248-893-3510. 

  • Click here to login to Privit. Please allow approximately 15-20 minutes to complete all forms. Be sure to reference all instructions and directions and if you have Privit questions or issues, contact Kate Scalzi at kmscalzi@mhsmi.org or 248-893-3510.

* Your daughter's schedule, Mercy email and book purchasing 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 to 2:30pm.

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

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.

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.


Opening Days of School

Friday, August 16 New Student Tech Day & Transfer Orientation

9th graders and new transfer students please arrive at the Gymnasium / Auditorium entrance between 8:30am-9:00am for Tech Orientation 9:00am-11:45am. Bring fully charged iPad. If you do not have your Mercy iPad yet, please contact Mr. Chris Janusch at ccjanusch@mhsmi.org or Mr. Tom James at tfjames@mhsmi.org in the I.T. Office. Wear casual clothing. 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. Transfer student orientation is 11:45am-2:45pm and lunch is provided.

Monday, August 19 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 the gym by 7:00am. Wear Link Crew shirt.

Monday, August 19 Marlin Business Day All 10th-12th Grade Students

All students are expected to please drop-in at the Gym/Auditorium entrance from 9:00am to 11:00am or 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

  • SCHOOL ID PICTURE DAY: Bring 2018-19 Mercy ID card, driver's license or other form of picture ID, and the personalized HR Imaging picture flyer mailed to your home. School ID and yearbook photos will be taken. 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 and adhere to the following guidelines:

    • Hair must look nice and neat. Messy buns, multiple ponytails, excessive cornrows, etc... will not be allowed.
    • Make-up must be modest. Students will be asked to remove excessive or bright colored make-up.
    • Solid color shirts are preferred. Shirts may not have any writing or tie-dyed patterns.
    • Students may not use props, i.e. no glasses if glasses are not worn daily.

 

  • YEARBOOK ORDERS: Order online here with code 13826 or submit your yearbook order at Marlin Business Day for the discounted rate of $60. Yearbooks will increase to $70 after August 19th.

  • MEDICATION RELEASE FORMS: If applicable, turn-in the dispensing medication form and over the counter medication form. Students are not permitted to have any medication in their possession, including over the counter/non-prescription medication. A release for dispensing of medication form must be on file in order for the school to administer any prescription medication and a release for dispensing over the counter medication form must be on file in order for the school to administer Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.  

  • USED UNIFORM SALE: The Mothers Club will be holding the Used Uniform Sale throughout Marlin Business Day. 

  • MARLIN SHOP: The Marlin Shop will be open and selling Mercy apparel throughout Marlin Business Day.

Tuesday, August 20 Opening Mass and First Full Day of School All Classes 
All grades report to Adviser room by 8:00am.  
  • Opening Mass and Assembly 8:30am-9:50am, all 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: 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. 
Uniforms will be worn starting Wednesday, August 21.

Book Purchasing

MBS Direct Virtual Bookstore

Once your daughter obtains her 2019-2020 schedule through PowerSchool, 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 Student ID 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. (The Shop by Schedule option only available to students with activated PowerSchool accounts by August 2. If your account was activated thereafter, please use the Shop by Course option.) 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 "Let's Get Started" button on Mercy's Virtual Bookstore

  • Under "Shop by Schedule", enter your student ID number 

  • 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 digital formats and free shipping offers!

Since every Mercy girl will have an iPad to facilitate her learning, consider 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 the Teacher Course Messages listed. Students may take advantage of free shipping offers of hardbound books through August 16th, 2019.

Contact our MBS books liaison Kelly Bickes at kabickes@mhsmi.org with book ordering questions.


Parent Engagement Survey

Last chance! We want to hear from you! In an effort to support a quality experience for your daughter(s), it is important for Mercy High School to engage parents in the activities and important work of the school. We would also like to better support and communicate with parents to strengthen our Mercy community in general. Strong parent involvement means a strong school and student success. Please assist us in assessing parent interest by answering the following questions in the survey linked below by August 15, 2019.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mhs_parent_engagement

Thank you for your time. We look forward to sharing these results with you as we continue to work in partnership to ensure Mercy is an exceptional experience for students and parents!


Join us for Mass at Mercy
 
Tuesday, August 20
8:30am - 9:50am
Mercy High School Auditorium
 
All parents and members of the Mercy Community are invited to join us for the first day of school welcome Mass and assembly! Worship with us as we begin another school year.

New Parent Orientation

Tuesday, August 20

6:00pm - 7:30pm

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!


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