Weekly Parent Newsletter

January 9, 2022

Note from the Principal's Desk

As we welcome 2022, I want to take a moment to commend our Huntley Hills parents, students and staff for starting the year virtually. Parents, thank you for everything you’ve done to support our tigers and to build a strong school community. Thank you for your commitment, passion, and dedication to make Huntley Hills the BEST!

We look forward to seeing our tigers Monday, January 10, 2022.

Due to the current level of exposures/cases, please be patient as there may be possible bus delays and staff coverage for absences. Everyone is doing their best to keep our students and staff safe, in the meantime keeping schools open.

A friendly reminder all staff and students must wear a mask daily.

Tiger Time after school care resumes as scheduled Monday. As usual, the weekly payment is due on Monday. If you are interested in your child attending Tiger Time, the fee is $60 a week with a $25.00 registration fee. You can see Ms. Branch, coordinator, at the school to register.

If your home has a current exposure or positive case, email Nurse Khan for guidance. Also, contact the homeroom teacher if your child is in quarantine due to exposure. Teachers will ensure students are not reported absent and will get a work packet ready for parent pickup while your child is in quarantines. Virtual learning is not available for students in quarantine.

Lastly, if you have a rising 6th graders, Chamblee MS will host a virtual parent orientation January 13, 2022 at 6:00pm. The flyer is below.

Virtual Parent Meeting Web Address: Zoom.us

Click Join A Meeting, Enter Meeting ID: 276 708 6359 Passcode: 764645

We hope you had a good week and students are ready to come back to school! The weather has changed so make sure your tiger is dressed and bundled warmly each day.

As always, if your child is feeling sick, please keep him/her home. Contact Nurse Khan at faiza_khan@dekalbschoolsga.org for questions.

Proud to Serve,

Mia Ford


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Chromebook Collection

Chromebooks are due back to the school Monday morning. For your convenience, parents can place your child's Chromebook and charger in their book bag. Remember, your child can not use their Chromebook during the day without the charge cord. Chromebooks are placed in a charging station and each child has their own charger. Please don't forget the charger. For PBIS, students who return their Chromebook and charger will receive 5 Tiger Bucks for being responsible.

School Uniforms

Huntley Hills has a uniform dress policy. Students may wear: Tops (with collars): White, light blue, navy blue, or canary yellow; Bottoms (long pants, shorts, skorts, skirts, dresses, or jumpers): navy blue or khaki, and jeans.

From our Student/Parent Handbook:

The wearing of clothing, insignia, symbols, or adornments worn or carried on or about a student which promote gangs, the use of controlled substances, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco is prohibited. The wearing of clothing which shows offensive and/or vulgar words, pictures, diagrams, drawings, or includes words or phrases of a violent nature, a disruptive nature, a sexual nature, or words or phrases that are derogatory regarding a person’s ethnic background, color, race, national origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability is prohibited.

What's Happening @ the Hills?

Thank you PTA for the staff breakfast!

Virtual Learning-We did it!

PAC School Address

The purpose of the Principal Advisory Council is to bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.

The members of the Principal Advisory Council are accountable to the constituents they serve and shall:

  1. Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues;
  2. Act as a link between the school and the community;
  3. Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community; and
  4. Work to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations and shared best practices.
The Principal Advisory Council (PAC) created a video of our school's address. Please take time to view and sign in here. Thank you!

Dirección De La Escuela PAC

El propósito del Consejo Asesor de Directores es reunir a los padres, empleados de la escuela, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad para crear una mejor comprensión y respeto mutuo por las perspectivas de los demás y compartir ideas para aumentar el éxito y el rendimiento de los estudiantes.

Los miembros del Consejo Asesor Principal son responsables ante los constituyentes a los que sirven y deberán:

1. Mantener una perspectiva de toda la escuela sobre los problemas;

2. Actuar como vínculo entre la escuela y la comunidad;

3. Fomentar la participación de los padres y otras partes interesadas dentro de la comunidad escolar; y

4. Trabajar para aumentar el éxito y el rendimiento de los estudiantes a través de operaciones transparentes y mejores prácticas compartidas.

El Consejo Asesor de Directores (PAC) creó un video de la dirección de nuestra escuela. Tómese un tiempo para ver e iniciar sesión aquí. ¡Gracias!

Sight word & Multiplication Challenge Celebrations

Dr. Ford's Book giveaway

Save the dates

Jan. 6-PAC meeting @ 5:00pm

Jan. 7-Montessori School Choice opens

Jan. 10-Students return to in person learning

Jan. 10-PTA council at 5:00pm

Jan. 13-PAC ad hoc Montessori Committee mtg @ 5:00pm

Jan. 13-Rising 6th grade virtual parent orientation @ 6pm

Jan. 14-Report cards go home

Jan. 17-MLK Day. No School

Jan. 27-Grades 3-5 GA Milestones parent meeting (Virtual) @6:oopm

Jan. 28-STEM Day & Tiger Buck Store Opens

District Highlights

DCSD Montessori School Choice Opens Jan. 7

Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.

If you are interested in our K-5 Montessori program, parents can apply online here.

There is no experience required for Kindergarten or 1st Grade seats.

The Montessori Pre-K lottery is through Georgia's Bright from the Start. The date to apply for the Montessori Pre-K program will be announced later.

Puntos Destacados Del Distrito

La Elección de Escuela Montessori del DCSD Abre el 7 de Enero

Montessori es un método de educación que se basa en la actividad autodirigida, el aprendizaje práctico y el juego colaborativo. En las aulas Montessori, los niños toman decisiones creativas en su aprendizaje, mientras que el aula y el maestro altamente capacitado ofrecen actividades apropiadas para su edad para guiar el proceso.

Si está interesado en nuestro programa Montessori K-5, los padres pueden presentar su solicitud en línea aquí.

No se requiere experiencia para los asientos de jardín de infantes o primer grado.

La lotería Montessori Pre-K es a través de Bright from the Start. La fecha para solicitar el programa Montessori Pre-K se anunciará más adelante

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Huntley Hills Announcements-Repeat

Spanish Parent Liaisons-Repeat

Mrs. Arbona is our Spanish Title I Parent liaison. Mrs. Arbona works to bridge the communication between school and home by helping parents get the information, support, and help they need to ensure their child’s academic and social success in school. She wants to empower parents and make sure they that they understand what they can do to get involved, keep informed, and share information to ensure that their child does his or her best.

Liliana Hoyos also works at the school every Thursday!

Ms. Arbona's email address is rebeca_arbona@dekalbschoolsga.org and Ms. Hoyos email address is liliana_hoyos@dekalbshoolsga.org.


La Sra. Arbona es nuestra coordinadora de padres de Título I en español. La Sra. Arbona trabaja para unir la comunicación entre la escuela y el hogar ayudando a los padres a obtener la información, el apoyo y la ayuda que necesitan para garantizar el éxito académico y social de sus hijos en la escuela. Quiere empoderar a los padres y asegurarse de que comprendan lo que pueden hacer para involucrarse, mantenerse informados y compartir información para asegurarse de que su hijo haga lo mejor que pueda.

¡Liliana Hoyos también trabaja en la escuela todos los jueves!

La dirección de correo electrónico de la Sra. Arbona es rebeca_arbona@dekalbschoolsga.org y la dirección de correo electrónico de la Sra. Hoyos es liliana_hoyos@dekalbshoolsga.org.

Morning Carpool-Safety Guidelines-Repeat

We continue to adjust the morning carpool to ensure the safety of all students. Therefore, starting Monday, November 1, please follow the guidelines below during morning carpool.

  • Students should be in their seats by 7:40 am
  • The carpool starts at 7:00 am. Please begin entering carpool at least by 7:10am-7:15 am to help eliminate congestion at 7:35 am. 10 minutes is not enough time for staff to assist students inside the building from carpool before 7:40 am
  • There is No student drop off from the street or street parking spaces. Parents MUST walk across the front parking lot with their child(ren) to the school. It's the responsibility of parents to get students to the front door of the building.
  • Carpool is a no cell phone zone
  • Have students READY to exit the vehicle
  • Follow the directions of staff and the Security Resource Officer (SRO). The SRO can issue tickets for violations of city signs.
  • Right turn only exiting the school

Morning Reminders:

  • 7:00am-school opens to students
  • 7:40am-students should be in their seats
  • 7:45am-studets are tardy; announcements and instruction begins

We appreciate the support of all families to help us make coming to school safe each day.


Continuamos ajustando el viaje compartido de la mañana para garantizar la seguridad de todos los estudiantes. Por lo tanto, a partir del lunes, 1 de noviembre, siga las pautas a continuación durante el viaje compartido de la mañana.

Los estudiantes deben estar en sus asientos a las 7:40 am

• El viaje compartido comienza a las 7:00 am. Por favor comience a ingresar al viaje compartido al menos a las 7:15 am para ayudar a eliminar la congestión a las 7:35 am. 10 minutos no es tiempo suficiente para que el personal ayude a todos los estudiantes dentro del edificio desde el viaje compartido antes de las 7:40 am

• No se permite dejar a los estudiantes en la calle O en los espacios de estacionamiento del frente. Si se estaciona en el espacio de estacionamiento, DEBE caminar con su (s) hijo (s) a través del estacionamiento delantero hacia la escuela. Es responsabilidad de los padres llevar a los estudiantes al frente del edificio.

• Carpool es una zona prohibida para teléfonos celulares.

• Haga que los estudiantes estén LISTOS para salir del vehículo.

• Siga las instrucciones del personal y del oficial de recursos de seguridad (SRO). El SRO puede emitir multas por violaciones a los letreros de la ciudad.

Gire a la derecha solo saliendo de la escuela.

Agradecemos el apoyo de todas las familias para ayudarnos a llegar a la escuela de manera segura todos los días. ¡Gracias!

Recordatorios matutinos:

· 7:00 am- la escuela abre para los estudiantes

· 7:40 am - los estudiantes deben estar en sus asientos

· 7:45 am- los estudiantes llegan tarde; comienzan los anuncios y la instrucción


Ms. Cassonia Millier can assist with withdrawals, registration, and takes attendance notes for absent students. For attendance help, please email Mrs. Cassonia Miller at cassonia_miller@dekalbschoolsga.org

GA Breathes

Georgia Breathes Video - HHES

Bus Tracker! Sign -Up for Edulog-Repeat

DeKalb announced the launch of the Edulog Parent Portal smartphone app. The app is designed to give parents and guardians information about their child's school bus ride. For more information and to sign up, visit the Edulog page: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/parents/edulog-parent-portal

Rastreador de autobus! Registrarse en Edulog

DeKalb anunció el lanzamiento de la aplicación para teléfonos inteligentes Edulog Parent Portal. La aplicación está diseñada para brindar a los padres y tutores información sobre el viaje en autobús escolar de sus hijos. Para obtener más información y registrarse, visite la página de Edulog: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/parents/edulog-parent-portal

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How to Get Started With Edulog Parent Portal
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The 2021-2022 DCSD readiness response guide is below. Please take time to make yourself aware of protocols. You can also read information here which can be changed to different languages.

Parent Portal Directions-Repeat

Infinite Campus

It's our goal to have every parent access the parent Infinite Campus portal. You can review MAP results, GA Milestones, register for school each fall, view grades & attendance, in addition to update phone numbers and email addresses. Please email Cassonia Miller at cassonia_miller@dekalbschoolsga.org for your activation key.

Nuestro objetivo es que todos los padres accedan al portal Infinite Campus para padres. Puede revisar los resultados del MAP, los hitos de GA, registrarse en la escuela cada otoño, ver las calificaciones y la asistencia, además de actualizar los números de teléfono y las direcciones de correo electrónico. Envíe un correo electrónico a Cassonia Miller a cassonia_miller@dekalbschoolsga.org para obtener su clave de activación.

Accessing Infinite Campus for Parents

January Lunch Menu

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