This page contains information on:  bell schedules, attendance policies, school dress codes, cell phone policies, student parking, and the Trojan Honours Society.

Click on the button to access an abbreviated copy of our student handbook for new students to HTHS:

Bell Schedules

Attendance Policy


The subject teacher is to meet with the student to address attendance concerns and discuss the student’s current academic standing/situation. The subject teacher will call/email home the primary caregiver and will send this info to the mini team.


The subject teacher will inform guidance.  Guidance will meet with the student and contact the primary caregiver to investigate the reason(s)for the absences.  Guidance will contact the teachers to provide an update.  A scheduled review and contingency plan by the mini team will be explored if it is determined the student will most likely continue to miss time.  The mini team plan will be sent to the student’s teachers and will continue to monitor and meet regularly with the student.


The vice principal will take administrative action. A decision regarding the next steps (i.e., remaining in class or removal after two additional absences) will take place. Contact home will be made by the vice principal and will include a description of the attendance contract and what intervention will look like moving forward in subsequent terms.  The student will sign an attendance contract.


A formal meeting is conducted with parents informing them that the student is being removed.  A contingency plan moving forward is determined, and the student is withdrawn from class.  The vice principal will continue to meet with the student as appropriate.

School Dress Policy

There are 4 key principles to our dress code:

     1.  School is a professional location.

     2.  All students are encouraged to dress in a manner that is comfortable and conducive to an active school day.

     3.  Students should be able to wear clothing without fear of or actual unnecessary discipline or body shaming.

     4.  The student dress code should serve to support all students to develop a body-positive self-image.

NOTE:  School administration will make the determination as to whether or not clothing is appropriate to wear to school.

Students must still wear:  bottoms; tops; shoes; clothing that covers genitals, buttocks; and areolae/nipples with opaque (you cannot see through it).

PLEASE NOTE:  Courses that include attire as part of the curriculum (for example, co-op/career explorations, culinary and trades technology, physical education courses) may include assignment-specific dress, but the assignment should not focus on covering students’ bodies or promoting culturally specific attire. Teachers can require specific types of shoes for certain activities (such as physical education or shop).

Students MAY STILL wear:

Bandanas (including religious headwear)

Hoodie sweatshirts

Fitted pants, including leggings, yoga pants, and “skinny jeans”

Sweatpants, shorts, skirts, dresses, pants

Ripped jeans, as long as underwear is not exposed

Tank tops, including spaghetti straps and halter tops

Athletic attire

Clothing with commercial or athletic logos provided they do not violate the guidelines in the “CANNOT WEAR” section

Sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day

Students CANNOT WEAR clothing with:

Violent language or images

Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity) or the use of same

Hate speech, profanity, pornography

Images and/or language that create a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class

Visible underwear including boxer, sports bras, etc.


Headgear that obscures the face (except as a religious observance)

Cell Phone Policy


The cellphone/wearable will be taken by the classroom teacher until the end of class.


Students will bring the cellphone/wearable to the main office to be given to admin.

Admin will contact the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) and students are able to pick up the phone after school.


The cellphone/wearable will be taken to the main office and kept there until it can be picked up by a parent/guardian.


Devices must be “checked-in” every day at the office and will be returned at the end of the day.

Student Parking

Student parking at HTHS is limited. Parking is reserved for students who require a vehicle to:

     1.  Attend co-op placements

     2.  Attend career exploration placements

     3.  Attend off-site locations pertaining to the Essential Skills Achievement Pathway (ESAP) program

Honours and Trojan Honour Society

Any students who achieve a minimum 85% average (or higher) at the end of their school year will complete their year with honours.

At graduation, the top 10% of the graduating class will graduate with honours with distinction.