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Family Newsletter January 24, 2022

Attendance/Saturday School

Due to COVID, many students are close to or have exceeded the 18 absences allowed by the state. Unfortunately, TEA has not made any exceptions for COVID absences and excused or unexcused doesn't matter. Excused absences simply allow the student to make up work and keeps the school from having to file truancy charges. TEA requires us to send out the form letters that many of you have received and holding attendance hearing for students close to over over 18 absences. Please don't be upset at HPA, as a school we know that COVID is the primary cause of so many absences, but we have to follow TEA guidelines.

For HPA, we make up time typically through Saturday school, but I am willing to work with families to fulfill the TEA requirement. Saturday school is 4 hours and students receive 1 day of credit per hour. Please email me if you have any questions.

Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance

SAVE THE DATE! The sophomore class is hosting a Daddy/Daughter dance on February 11th at the 8300 campus for children grades K-5. More information to come!

Yearbook Purchase

Yearbooks are now available to order! This yearbook is for elementary K-5 students.

Please note:

  • For a limited time, yearbooks are on sale for $20. The price will increase to $25 in February.

  • There is only 1 way to order yearbooks and that is through this link:

  • We do not accept cash or check payments.

  • The yearbook CANNOT be purchased through My School Bucks.

  • Yearbooks will arrive in May and be distributed the last week of school.

Intent to Return

Current HPA students should have received an intent to return email. Please follow the link and say whether your student is returning or not for the 2022-23 school year. You do not need to fill out an application for a current student. Only new students, including siblings, will need to have an application filled out through Schoolmint. The link is on the website:

Elementary Dance Master Classes Offered

Please contact Ms. Harris with any questions at marlo.harris@hpafortworth.comMs. Summer, our counselor, is collecting warm items(coats, gloves, scarves, etc.) to deliver around the city to help people stay warm this winter. Please send any items to the office at either 1256 or 8300.


The new variant Omicron has very similar symptoms to the flu and allergies. Please check symptoms and get students tested as needed. If a family member, living in the household with the student, tests positive please keep the student home. If someone is waiting for test results please keep students home until results are received.

Masks are not required, but they are highly recommended.

Please do not send sick students to school. If a students does test positive for COVID please let the school know immediately. You can email the nurses: Ashleigh Campbell for 2nd-5th graders at or Carey Diner for Kinder-1st at Please sent positive or negative results to them.

COVID Symptoms:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering

  • Significant muscle pain or ache

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting or Nausea or Stomachache

Up Coming Events

Monday, January 31--Wear PJs for $1

Monday, February 7--100th Day of School

Friday, February 11--End of Grading Period--Early Dismissal

Monday, February 14--Wear red, pink, Valentine's clothes for $1

Have a great day,

Heather Houpt

Elementary Principal

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