The majority of classes do not require special supplies; therefore, we do not provide supply lists. Students may usually choose the tools best for them. We recommend students arrive prepared for the first day of school with their laptop/tablet and pens/pencils.
There are a few items are worth noting.
- Each ninth-grade student will receive a student planner.
- Students are required to provide a laptop/tablet device that meets the needs of their courses and assignments. Details on our Bring Your Own Device recommendations can be found here: http://www.hfchs.org/technology/.
- For mathematics, all students except AP Calculus students are required to have a TI-84 graphing calculator (regular or CE). AP Calculus students are allowed to have a TI-89 instead though not really recommended.
- Art students will be provided necessary drawing, painting, and sculpting tools.
Do ninth-grade students need a planner?
All ninth-grade students will receive a school issued planner on orientation day.
How do I purchase the required vocabulary book?
Holy Family is adopting membean, an online Vocabulary Program, as our new vocabulary program.
Why the change?Knowing the meanings of words, and being able to use them, is an essential skill for both reading comprehension and effective writing. Researchers have long known that teaching individual words is essential, but it’s even more important to build a student’s word consciousness. Membean helps:
Our Memory Engine schedules learning and repetitions to ensure that what students learn is not forgotten.
Membean provides more than seven different ways of learning a word. With engaging content such as audio, video, and word pictures, Membean’s game-like format succeeds in overcoming short attention spans.
This tool customizes a learning program for each and every student based on her existing skill level and speed of progress.
No more lost vocabulary books
Adopting Membean also means no more lost vocabulary books with the necessity to buy a replacement book.
All students, except those in Advanced Placement 12th grade English, will have $15 added to their TADS account to pay for their Vocabulary Program.
What kind of calculator is required for Holy Family math classes?
What kind of supplies are needed for art classes?
Holy Family provides all necessary supplies and tools for art classes.
What kind of safety equipment is required for Chemistry classes?
Safety goggles (along with your COVID face mask protection) are required for all Chemistry classes. They will be waiting in the lockers of students who are taking chemistry class and the $8 fee will be billed through your TADS account.
What kind of lock do I need for my locker?
A combination lock will be issued to all ninth-grade students and placed on their assigned lockers before the start of school. We prefer students use these locks so we may provide assistance if they forget their combination. A student with a lock purchased from the school store may bring the code on the back to the school office to receive their combination information. The same lock may be used all four years. A one-time $5 fee will be charged to your family’s TADS account.
If a student prefers to use a lock purchased elsewhere, that is fine. However, we will not be able to provide them with their combinations. It may be helpful to keep the combination as a note on their phones.