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Weekly Announcements - Week of 11/16

COVID-19

As COVID cases are on the rise around the United States, parents please partner with us and continue the conversations about social distancing, handwashing, and masks. Parents, if any one at your home has tested positive for COVID-19 or awaiting COVID-19 test results, please communicate with us and keep your child at home and follow the quarantine guidelines. Also parents, if your child is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, please keep your child at home. If you have specific questions, contact Nurse Morris. 



HMS Hoodies

HMS will be selling hoodies for$35 until November 30th. These hoodies will be a great way to keep warm for the winter or a Christmas gift.  If you would like to purchase a hoodie, please see Mrs. Lori in the main office. Image of the hoodie is attached to the email. 

Hoodie


Remote Learning

*Parents, as a reminder, you are not allowed to participate in direct instruction, via WebEx. This includes being on the camera and/or making comments in the chat box. If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher. 

 

Attendance

*Parents, we will be closely monitoring attendance of our remote and traditional learners. Parents, if you selected for your child to be a traditional learner and the student is not coming to school, it will be marked as an unexcused absence. Also parents, if you selected for your child to be a remote learner and he/she is not logging in, they will be marked as an unexcused absence. We will begin monitoring for truancy for unexcused absences. Beginning 2nd Nine Weeks, we will be accounting for tardies to class. Students have 5 minutes to arrive to class. Three unexcused tardies will be referred to an administrator for disciplinary consequences. If you have a question regarding attendance, please contact our main office. 

Parents, school will begin @ 7:55AM. All checkouts must be completed by 2:30PM daily.

 

Devices

Any student that was issued a ThinkPad laptop needs to bring it back to the school with the charger as soon as possible. We will be switching out all ThinkPads for new Chromebooks. Also, parents we are requesting for all students to use a school issued device. If your child does not have a school issued device, please contact Mrs. Burkholder as soon as possible so arrangements can be made to issue a device.

 

 Student Dress Code

*Jeans with open holes above the knee are not allowed

*No halter-tops, spaghetti strap tops. Midriff tops, or overly revealing shirts

*Leggings and jeggins are allowed only if you have appropriate clothing over them that meet the dress code policy

*Skirts and dresses must be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee

 

HMS Faculty/Staff Email Addresses

Please click on the link below to access all HMS Employees email addresses. 

HMS Bitmoji School

 

Student Announcements

Attention 7th & 8th Girls & Boys: HMS Tennis Tryouts will be Tuesday November 17th @3:30pm - 4:30pm at Bud Newell Tennis Courts for both girls and boys. Anyone trying out must be 100% complete in dragonfly. See Coach Smith if you have any questions. 

 

Tuesday, November 17th 

  • HMS Honor Society Tapping will be facilitated via WebEx @ 6PM. The link will be emailed to all participants. See Mrs. Fortune or Mrs. Wallis if you have any questions. 

Thursday, November 19th

  • HMS Basketball Teams will host Erwin MS @ HHS. Tipoff will be @ 4:30PM. All basketball tickets must be purchased using Go Fan.