T-Bird Times

May 7th , 2021

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May


13th - Track Meet @ HMS vs BVMS, 3:15


28th - Last day of school, 10:50 dismissal

Principals Note:

HMS Families,


Wow! What a week at HMS. We are so fortunate to work in a school community that is so supportive of our school. Our PTO, with the help and support of many of you, put on a staff appreciation week for the ages. The entire week was filled with all sorts of things that made our entire staff feel appreciated and supported. THANK YOU so much for making us feel special. Our staff is ready for the final three weeks of the school year.


Don’t forget we are planning for the 2021-22 school year and staffing is assigned to HMS based upon paid enrollment. If you have not done so already, please take a moment and click here to register your child for school, update your child’s information, and pay fees. Please choose online registration in the upper righthand corner and be sure to choose the 21-22 school year.


We did finish up most of our spring testing this week. Students who were absent or did not finish in both the In-Person setting and VirtualEd will conduct make-up testing during the school day with Mrs. Haeffner prior to the end of the school year. VirtualEd students will receive an email from Mrs. Haeffner on Monday, May 10, through Canvas in regards to the make up date.


Below this note you will find the following information:

  • Sunflower Ambassador Recognition

  • Registration for 21-22

  • Arrival Reminders

  • In-Person Learning Information

  • Activity Participation Fee

  • May Red/Blue Calendar

  • Red/Blue Modified Block Schedule

  • Securly Parent App

  • PTO

  • Counseling Corner


As always, thank you for your support of HMS. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


Nate Winslow

Principal


Harmony Middle School

Sunflower Ambassador Recognition

A big congratulations to our 2021 Sunflower Ambassadors- Danielle Croom (student) and McKenzie Lueders (staff)!!!


Thank you to our Sunflower nominators (Leah Martens- student nominator) (Trish Madsen- staff nominator) for recognizing two great examples of people representing the Blue Valley virtues and their positive contributions to our school!!!

Register for the 2021-22 school year today

Middle school registration for the 2021-22 school year is open and online now for current students and families. Registration is required annually and is the time to update your child’s information (phone, email, emergency contacts, health information, etc.) and pay fees. At this time, you have access to pay all required fees with the exception of course fees. Course fees will be assigned in August. Please choose online registration in the upper righthand corner and be sure to choose the 21-22 school year.



Completing registration now confirms that your child will attend school in August and helps the district determine staffing/hiring needs in a timely manner. Thank you for providing important information and parent permissions as part of the registration process. For more information about registration, visit www.bluevalleyk12.org/registration. If your student will not be attending HMS next year, please contact Vicki Springer, vlspringer@bluevalleyk12.org to update your student’s records.

Arrival Reminders

Here are our four main rules to the carline at HMS:


  1. Use the east entrance to the front circle. The west entrance is for buses only.

  2. Pull forward all the way before allowing your student to exit the car.

  3. Pull to the left after your student exits your car.

  4. Turn right only when exiting the parking lot. Waiting to turn left completely halts our carline.


As we continue to work to be more efficient in our carline, please keep the following in mind:


  • Students may exit their car at 7:25 am.

  • We will open our doors at 7:27 and allow students to go straight to their first hour class.

  • We will ask students to social distance and properly wear their mask as they wait to enter the building. We are working extremely hard to prevent any mass quarantines based on large groups of students gathering in close proximity to one another.

  • Please continue to pull forward until you cannot stop and have your student exit the car quickly. Do not wait and then pull forward to allow your student to be closer to the door they enter. This adds time and slows down our carline.

  • Please do not drop your student off on 141st street. Please pull into the carline and drop your student off in the front circle.

In-Person Learning Information


As we return to full in-person learning at HMS this document contains important information for in person students at HMS.


In-Person Learning Information Document


Activity Participation Fee 20-21

Please check to make sure you have completed paying your student’s Activity Participation Fees (APF) for the 2020-21 school year. Remember, this is a fee charged at the time of registration to all students in grades 6-12 and goes toward the support of activities in middle and high schools. The Activity Participation Fee supports the existence of these programs and allows students the continued opportunity to receive the valuable experiences that these programs offer. The Activity Participation Fee includes all sports, activities, clubs and other supplemental contract items that support student activities.


Take a moment to log in to ParentVUE to confirm you have paid your child’s Activity Participation Fee.


Activity Programming Fee questions?

For information on the fee, including the purpose and use of funds, please see the Participation Fee section on the district’s website.

May Red/Blue Calendar

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HMS Red/Blue Modified Block Schedule

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Securly Parent App

Your child’s online safety, in the palm of your hand. We recognize that student safety and well-being in the online world is a shared responsibility between our schools and families, especially during this time of In-person and VirtualED modes of learning. As part of the Blue Valley’s commitment to digital safety, families can download @SecurlyHome Parent Portal app for opportunities to monitor your child’s online activity, set custom filters, pause the internet and more on their child’s district-provided device device. Download today on iTunes or Google Play!


  • Parents that have “Education Rights” and “Lives With” in Synergy/ParentVue will have access to an account. The login for the Securly App will be the parent email address listed in ParentVue. Put in a BV Care Technology ticket if you have trouble getting started.


Click here to learn more about Securly Home Parent monitoring.

PTO

Order your school supplies now

SHOP NOW for your 2021-22 school supplies. Avoid the stores and get all your school supply shopping done online. EPI school supply packs contain all the items and brands our teachers require. Not only is this convenient for you, but it is a fundraiser to help our school. Order now with our School ID of HAR784 at https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/
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Counseling Corner

8th Grade Families

Sarah Beren Liaison for the Career Ready Programs and Joe Whalen, teacher at our Center for Advanced Professional Studies Program (CAP) spoke to all 8th graders about opportunities for program placement students’ Junior or Senior year.


Please see below for a message about the BV Career Ready Programs:

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