MHS Back to School Information 2022-2023
Below is some important information for Vikings and families regarding the upcoming school year.
9th Grade Orientation - Our Freshmen Orientation will be on Tuesday, August 30th, from 8:00 am—12:00 pm. Incoming 9th grade students should be dropped off in the front of the building. This is a student-only event. Our newest Vikings will participate in both large and small group activities, working with 11th and 12th grade student Link Crew leaders during the morning. This peer support then continues throughout the year.
9th Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation - Our 9th grade parents and guardians are invited to join the Mendon High School Administrative team for an overview of high school on Tuesday, August 30th, from 8:00 am - 9:00 am in the Mendon High School Auditorium. We look forward to meeting you.
New Student Orientation for Grades 10-12 - We invite any new Mendon Student to join members of our Link Crew on Tuesday, August 30th, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm to participate in small group activities, take a building tour, and learn about various technology platforms you will use throughout the year.
Open House – Our Open House this year is on Thursday, September 15th and will be from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. More information about Open House will be shared after the start of the year.
Attendance Information - Please refer to our Attendance page on the website for information.
Schedule – The 9 class periods a day are 40 minutes each with a 4 minute passing time. Lunch periods are 40 minutes. You can find the daily schedule here: MHS Daily Schedule. Vikings will receive their individual schedule of classes closer to the start of the school year.
6-Day Schedule - This year, we are implementing a 6-day schedule. This allows us to schedule all of our science labs during the 9 period day and thus eliminate the 10th period lab for all students. On your schedule this year, you will see letter days of A-F rather than days of the week. The first day fo school, will be an A day and you should follow your schedule accordingly. The second day of school will be a B day and so forth throughout the year. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your counselor.
Homeroom/2nd period - A student's "homeroom" is attached to their second period class and is extended for 9 minutes to allow for morning announcements.
Lockers & Backpacks – Students will be issued a locker at the beginning of the year. Locker information will be on their schedule. As always, students can carry backpacks with them throughout the day.
Lunch periods - We will be using the Commons for lunch periods this year. All of our regular food options will be available for our students. Students will need to pre-order wraps in the morning if that is what they want for lunch. If you want to learn more about setting up the lunch account you can visit the Pittsford Payment Center.
PE class/locker rooms - Changing for PE class remains optional, but students are expected to be dressed appropriately for physical activity, potentially going outside, etc. Arrangements will be made on special occasions (i.e. presenting in another class, picture day, etc.) to accommodate those that need to change.
Infinite Campus Access for Families – Family members will be able to monitor student progress through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. All returning PCSD parents should already have access. Parent or Guardian who needs to set up access to the Infinite Campus Portal, should reach out to our school registrar by calling 267-1627.
PTSA – Our PTSA remains a wonderful partner and support for our students, teachers and programs. Please consider joining the PTSA. More information can be found on their webpage.
Teachers and other staff members have been planning ways to support students as they transition into the new school year. Students’ physical and emotional well-being is at the forefront of our work. Please contact your counselor or administrator if you have any questions or concerns.