WHAT'S COOKING at HPA SFW - Week of 02/21/2022

NO SCHOOL, PRESIDENTS' DAY - 02/21 There will be NO SCHOOL in observance of Presidents' Day. Classes resume Twosday, 02/22. Enjoy the three day weekend! TUTUS, TIES & MISMATCHED TENNIES - 02/22 To commemorate this one-of-a-kind TWOsday, 2-22-22, students may wear tutus, ties, and/or mismatched tennies to school! We hope everyone will join in on the fun! PAJAMAS for PAPER - 02/23 Students who bring a ream of copy paper to school may wear pajamas! Please be sure to send your student to school with their regular street shoes, but they may bring slippers to wear at teacher's discretion. Thank you, in advance, for your contribution! LIVING WAX MUSEUM - 02/24 As part of the celebration of Black History Month, students will participate in a Living Wax Musuem. Our teachers have guided them in researching and presenting the life of a prominent Black figure either in history of modern day. They will showcase significant contributions from inventors to novelists to Olympians. Students have truly learned when they themselves can teach! YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE Yearbooks for the 2021-2022 school year are now on sale for $25.00. Please click the following link to complete an order form: http://simplyyb.entouragego.com/YBStore/YearbookStoreMain.asp?yearbook_id=54837 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 emailing: 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

  • 10+ tardies within a six week period

  • 10+ 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 click here for Early Morning Safety Procedures and Guidelines.

RAINY or VERY COLD MORNINGS

Please click here for Safety Procedures and Guidelines when mornings are rainy or very cold.

RAINY or VERY COLD AFTERNOONS

Please click here for Safety Procedures and Guidelines when afternoons are rainy or very cold.

LOT TRAFFIC - SAFETY GUIDELINES

Please click here for Safety Procedures and Guidelines on school property.


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

UPCOMING EVENTS

02/21 - No School, Presidents' Day

02/22 - Tutus, Ties & mismatched Tennies(tutus, ties, and mismatched tennies 2-22-22)

02/23 - Pajamas for Paper(students who bring a ream of copy paper may wear pajamas)

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

03/10 - Spring Open House

03/14 - Spring Break this week

03/21 - Classes resume


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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