HPES Community School

November 2021 Newsletter

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HPES FAMILY, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

We are excited for what has been happening so far this school year at HPES! We can't wait to share all the things we have planned for you and our students (scholars) in the upcoming months and into the new year! We will be sending out a Community School Monthly Newsletter for parents about school and community resources/information to keep you updated. We know this can be a difficult time for a few and big adjustments for all of us as we transition back into in-school learning, but we want you to know that we here for you!

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY SCHOOL? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

A Community School is a public school and the “hub” of its neighborhood. It unites families, educators and communities, and provides all students with an opportunity to succeed.

FIVE Reasons for a Community School:

1. Bolster Student Achievement

2. Ensure all children have access to academic, health and social services

3. Strengthen families and neighborhoods

4. Address inequities facing students and their families

5. Forge relationships between school and communities


To learn more about Community Schools and its function, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8GaUJEP2h0 to view a short animated film on the role of Community Schools.

For additional information on or about Community Schools, please contact Community Schools Coordinator, Ms. Woodson at (301) 333-0980, ext. 54473 or via email at Laverne.woodson@pgcps.org

COMMUNITY MESSAGE

Changes to school boundaries are coming.

For more information please visit the site below.


The PGCPS Comprehensive Boundary Initiative is an effort to best utilize school facilities in support of the school district’s academic objectives. For more information, please visit www.pgcps.org/boundary.

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PGCPS REMINDER

End of First Quarter(45 days)......................................................................November 16

Professional Day for Teachers - 2 Hr. Early Dismissal for Students.........November 17

Thanksgiving Holiday..........................................................................November 24- November 26

SchoolMax Support for Parents and Guardians

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New COVID-19 Clinics at Elementary School Sites

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COVID-19 CLINIC HOURS

Monday-Friday | 3 - 8 p.m.

A complete school clinic schedule and links to schedule appointments are available online. Walk-ins will also be accepted. These clinics also provide additional vaccine doses or booster doses, if needed.

Individuals younger than 18 receiving vaccinations must have a parent or legal guardian present at the clinic to complete the appropriate consent form below:

Vaccine Consent Form for Minors

Parental Delegation Form Authorizing the Immunization of a Minor

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Principal: Dr. Wanda Robinson

Community School Coordinator: L. Denise Woodson, MSW

Community School Mental Health Therapist: Janet Norris, LMSW

Website: https://schools.pgcps.org/highlandpark/