WHAT'S COOKING at HPA SFW - Week of 01/31/2022

INTENT to RETURN for the 2022-2023 School Year Current families should have received an "Intent to Return" email. Please follow the link in the email to respond and save your student's place at HPA. Students who will be new to HPA SFW will need to have an application completed through Schoolmint. The link to apply can be found on our website: https://www.thehighpointdifference.com/admissions HEALTH PROTOCOLS The use of face coverings at school is strongly encouraged. Please keep your student(s) at home if:

  • your student is showing signs of illness...click here for a list of symptoms to look for that may be Covid-19 related

  • you or your student are awaiting test results for Covid-19

  • your student, or someone in the home has tested positive for Covid-19

Notify our school immediately with any positive Covid-19 results by sending an email to: elizabeth.may@hpafortworth.com shannon.beauchamp@hpafortworth.com Click here to view the "Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services" plan. SATURDAY SCHOOL To maintain compliance with TEA requirements, and make up instructional minutes, Saturday School may be assigned to students for:

  • attendance

  • behavior

  • 5+ tardies within a six week period

  • 5+ early dismissals within a six week period

  • Saturday School hours are 8:00am-12:00pm

  • students need to be dropped off and picked up on time

  • students dress in their regular HPA uniform

  • please follow the coned lanes for drop off and pick up


SCHOOL HOURS

  • Our school hours are 8:00am-4:00pm

  • School doors open at 7:30am

  • Please do not leave your student unsupervised at the front doors before that time

  • Students should remain in their vehicles until 7:30am when staff members and student leaders are on duty

  • If your student gets dropped off by a daycare or other alternate driver, please make them aware of this important safety procedure

  • Afternoon dismissal begins at 3:45pm...please make sure your student is picked up no later than 4:00pm

  • We appreciate your cooperation with these drop-off and pick-up procedures

LATE ARRIVALS

  • All students should be seated in their classrooms by 8:00am to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance and morning announcements with their classmates

  • Classroom instruction begins at 8:05am

  • To minimize classroom disruption, and ensure that each student has the best start possible to the school day, all students need to arrive on time

  • Students arriving after 8:05am are considered TARDY

  • We understand that circumstances arise occasionally, but ask that every effort is made for a timely arrival each morning

EARLY DISMISSALS

  • Please be sure to arrive before 3:30pm for an early dismissal

  • For early dismissals due to doctor appointments, please provide a doctor's note

FOOD DELIVERIES

  • Food deliveries are not allowed

  • If a student forgets to bring lunch, please feel free to drop it back off before 9:00am

  • Food items sent in for parties/celebrations need to be store-bought and brought in by the student in the morning...someone will be available to help students to their classrooms

IMPORTANT SAFETY PROCEDURES/GUIDELINES

EARLY MORNINGS

  • Please do not drop-off and leave your student unattended at the front of the school before 7:30am

  • School doors open at 7:30am, at which time staff is available to help students enter the building quickly and safely

  • There is not a crosswalk from the neighboring church property to our sidewalk. Students should not be dropped-off to run across the street without an adult. There is moving traffic and it is extremely dangerous

  • Please take every measure to keep your student(s) safe

  • Notify your daycare or alternate driver of these important safety procedures

RAINY MORNINGS

  • All outside staff members will be on duty at the front sidewalk and doors helping students get into the building quickly and safely

  • Walk-up will be available for parents who choose to walk their student to the front doors...please watch your step

  • Do not drop off your student to walk across on their own. The streets are slippery, they will be very wet before reaching the front doors, and it is unsafe

  • Notify your daycare or alternate driver of this important safety procedure

RAINY AFTERNOONS

  • A walk-up option will not be available during afternoons when rain is more than a drizzle

  • All outside staff members will be on duty in the back helping students to their vehicles quickly and safely

  • Notify your daycare or alternate driver of this safety procedure

LOT TRAFFIC - SAFETY GUIDELINES


Please be considerate of others, and practice "safety first" by adhering to the following guidelines:

  • PLEASE DO NOT move, drive around, or drive over the orange cones or barricades in our parking lot

  • PLEASE DO NOT pass around other drivers in our parking lot

  • PLEASE TURN RIGHT when exiting our parking lot

  • Notify your daycare or alternate driver of these safety guidelines

UNIFORMS

  • Students need to be in uniform daily, Monday-Thursday, unless otherwise specified

  • Uniforms may be purchased from Academic Outfitters

  • Solid (no graphics) red or navy hoodies may be worn at school

  • Click here for the HPA uniform dress code

SPIRIT FRIDAYS

  • Every Friday is SPIRIT FRIDAY and students may wear a spirit t-shirt with jeans, khakis, shorts or skirts

  • Shorts/skirts need to be fingertip length

  • The uniform polo is not considered a spirit t-shirt

  • Students not in spirit wear will need to dress in regular HPA uniform

  • Students may wear distressed jeans, however, leggings must be worn underneath jeans with holes at or above the knees

VAL-O-GRAMS - Leadership Club Fundraiser


The HPA Leadership Club will be selling Val-O-Grams next week. All proceeds will go towards their summer trip to Washington D.C. If you or your student are interested in sending a friend or teacher a Val-O-Gram, you can either complete the form and have your student turn it in to their teacher, or have your student make a purchase at the Leadership Club Val-O-Gram table during early morning drop off. Please click herefor further details and the form.


UPCOMING EVENTS

02/01 - Black History Month begins

02/02 - Ft. Worth Stock Show, grade 4

02/02 - HPA MS/HS Tour, grades 5/6

02/03 - PTO Meeting, 5:30pm

02/07 - 100th Day of School (dress like your 100 year old self)

02/08 - 101st Day of School (dress like "101 Dalmatians")

02/10 - Science Benchmark, grade 5

02/11 - End of 4th Six Weeks/Early Dismissal @12:00pm

02/14 - Valentine's Day (wear red or pink, jeans allowed)

02/15 - Math Benchmark, grades 3-6

02/15 - School Board Meeting, 7:00pm-9:00pm

02/16 - Report Cards/College Day (wear college shirt/jeans allowed)

02/17 - Reading Benchmark, grades 3-6

02/21 - No School, President's Day

02/22 - Tutus, Ties & mismatched Tennies (wear tutus, ties, and mismatch your tennies on this special TWOSDAY! 2-22-22)

02/24 - Living Wax Museum (honoring some of the many impactful African Americans)


Thank you for sharing your student(s) with us! We appreciate your continued support as we work together to ensure a fun, safe and successful school year for all.


Diana Greenhouse

Elementary Principal

HPA SFW

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