Principal Message

Principal Kevin Rupprecht

August 13, 2021,

Hello HP Families,

We are getting closer to the start of the New School Year! We had a great 6th grade orientation and welcomed the Class of 2028 to HP.  We want to share a few updates and reminders with you as we get closer to this new year. The first day of school is September 1, 2021!  School starts at 7:25am and ends at 2:10pm.  The School doors will be open at 6:45am.  After School programs including HPX information will be available in the coming weeks. 

We will be distributing Student Schedules through Skyward in the coming weeks. Hard copies will be available for students on the first day of school. Students are asked to bring their CPSD issued laptops to school every day. We will distribute laptops to students who turned them in at the end of last year, during our first two days of school.

We encourage all parents and students to download the Skyward app onto their phones, and students also the Teams app on their phones, as these will continue to be primary learning and communication tools for this school year. HP will also be communicating every Friday to our Families, in the Friday Pumapost. This will be another primary source of up to date information.

  • We have included the suggested school supplies list

  • We ask families to bring in Student Medications and Doctors orders, during the week of August 23-27.

  • We will have School Pictures on September 10th. 

We are asking all families to complete the CPSD Annual Family Update forms.  These forms are available in Skyward. We have included screenshot directions of how you can complete these forms.

These forms are only available to parent or family number one, as listed in Skyward.  

We want to share a few updates and reminders with you as we get closer to this new year.  In regard to our Healthy School Protocols;

  • Face masks will be required for all students and staff, except when eating.

  • Guests and visitors will be limited into the building and by appointment. 

  • Seating charts will be required in all areas of the building, including; classrooms and cafeteria, and buses to the degree possible.

  • No Lockers.

  • Students will walk on the right in the hallways, keeping the flow steady and socially distanced

  • Classroom dismissal between classes will be staggered to assist with hallway flow.

  • Social distancing will be required. 6ft while moving about, and 3ft or more when in a seated position.

  • We suggest students have a refillable water bottle.

We may have more Healthy School Protocols to share with you as they develop.

High School Fall Sports are starting soon.  Football begins on August 18 and all other Fall sports begin on August 23, 2021.  Students and parents will need to complete the clearance process online through Skyward.  As part of the COVID safety procedures, unvaccinated students will be tested for COVID throughout the season, vaccinated students will be asked to voluntarily provide proof of vaccination.  Please contact Mrs. Vlaming in the HP main office with any questions. 

Acceptable documentation for verifying vaccination status includes one of the following: 

  • CDC vaccination card which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date(s) administered, or a photo of the vaccination card.
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider with the information listed above. • State immunization information system record with the information listed above.
  • Other school immunization record system that provides the information above. 

Vaccination verification will be confidentially recorded by school ASB/ Student Accounts Secretaries via Microsoft Forms. The Microsoft Forms information will be used to track vaccination status of student athletes and allows for contact tracing with the COVID-19 response coordinator. Information regarding MS athletics will be available in the coming week.   

We will continue to share updates and reminders as we have them.  We hope you are as excited as we are to start this school year and have a Healthy year for our students!




Kevin Rupprecht

Lt. Gen. W.H. Harrison Preparatory School
An International Baccalaureate World School