Hubert Parent Newsletter - December

November 28, 2020

Thanksgiving Break is Almost Over!

Parents,


Thank you for for making Hubert a safe learning environment not only for your child, but for all children learning in-person at Hubert. Hubert has been fortunate to not have had a single outbreak of COVID-19, and that is a testament to the dedication of our families and staff; adherence to social distancing and masking has been universal. Thank you again!


With that said, it has been a long break for the students! If your child has developed COVID-19 over the break (or currently experiences symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19), please keep your child at home on Monday and fill out this form as soon as possible. After filling out that form, a contract tracer with the school will be in contact with you as soon as possible with information.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me directly at Brian.Dotson@sccpss.com.


Regards,


Brian Dotson - Principal

The End of the Semester is Quickly Approaching!

Parents, the end of the semester is quickly approaching! Semester 1 ends on December 18, 2020. That means students only have 3 full weeks in school before report cards are issued. It is extremely important that students attend class regularly and are on time for their classes.


Thank you for ensuring your child is attending their classes on time!


Teachers will be scheduling Critical Decision Meetings on December 7-11. If you have immediate concerns with your child's grade, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher before that date.

Upcoming School Council Meeting

Parents, Hubert will be having a School Council meeting on 12/4/2020 at 2:30. This meeting is open to all who wish to participate. In order to promote social distancing, this meeting will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Please see the login information below:


Meeting access: Microsoft Teams


Upcoming Hornet Dates To Remember For December

December 4: School Council Meeting

December 7-11: Critical Decision Parent Conferences

December 18: Semester 2 Ends

December 21-Jan 4 Winter Break

Congrats to Adriana!

Congratulations again to our Red Ribbon Week essay contest winner Adriana. Adriana wrote about the importance of speaking up and speaking out. She was awarded by Hubert's PTA President. Congratulations again!

REMINDERS: Information From The Prior Newsletter

Productive Struggle for Teens - How You Can Help

Whether your child is learning virtually or in-person, please continue to encourage your child to be engaged in 'productive struggle' at school.


Productive struggle happens when students have a growth mindset (please click the image to the right). This occurs when the students are engaged in work that isn't too easy or too overwhelming. The work we do at Hubert aims to hit that "sweet spot."


Productive struggle is crucial for students to become independent learners. Rather than immediately jumping in to help, teachers will give room for students to problem-solve and struggle independently before offering assistance.


That may sound counter-intuitive, since many of us assume that helping students learn means protecting them from negative feelings of frustration. But for students to become independent learners, they must have practice persisting in the face of challenges.

Girl's Volleyball Tryouts - November 10

Ms. Hill, Hubert's volleyball coach, will be sending out information soon regarding tryouts- please be on the lookout.


In order to try out, a sports physical packet must be filled out completely by the child, the parent, and the child's physician. Please see below for a copy of the form.

Parents: We need your help!

Parents, please encourage your child to wake up early and be on time! Instruction begins promptly at 7:30AM. The school schedule provides students with multiple brain breaks and a lunch break. The instructional day ends at 2:30. Teachers have tutorials scheduled between 2:30 and 3:30. Teachers must mark students absent if they are not logged in or doing classwork.


Thank you for your understanding!

Don't have internet access? WiFi on Wheels is here!

​​In an effort to provide WiFi access to students who don't have access at home, Savannah Chatham County Public School System school busses equipped with WiFi hotspots will begin operation Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The district has outfitted 10 transportation buses with technology that will provide mobile Internet access for our students. The busses will make two stops daily, one from 8:00 until 11:00 a.m. and the second from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m at locations throughout the county.


Please click here to find a location near you.

Still need a laptop? Having issues with your current laptop?

The staff at Hubert worked very hard to distribute several hundred student devices. If you still need a device for your child, please contact Ms. India Young directly by email or by phone (912-395-5235 ext. 726157).


Are you having login issues or has your technology stopped working? Please contact Ms. Weaver by email or by phone (912-395-1300).

Student Code of Conduct is now available

The 2020/2021 SCCPSS Code of Conduct is now available for parents and students. Please click here to access the student code of conduct.


All parents and students are responsible for reviewing the Code of Conduct.

New 8th Grade Administrator

8th grade students and parents, you have a new Assistant Principal! Ms. India Young is the new 8th grade Assistant Principal. She has been with Hubert for many years and has a passion for helping the students and teachers of Hubert.


You may email her here if you have any questions or concerns. You may also call her at the school at 912-395-5235 ext. 726157.

How does my child login to Itslearning?

A student login link will be placed on the main SCCPSS website before Wednesday. Students will need to check the website on Wednesday morning in order to login. The district will be using Itslearning as the universal platform for students to login on.


Want to get some practice with the platform before Wednesday? Please see page 7 of the Parent Guide. The parent guide also has a lot of other useful information about remote learning, school lunch, the daily schedule, and other topics.


Please visit this link for Hubert's daily schedule.


Still have questions? Please give us a call at 912-395-5235.

Immunizations

Congratulations to our rising 7th graders! Please see the below notice from the Department of Public Health regarding your child's immunizations. Immunizations must be up to date before the first day of school. You can email a copy of your form to the nurse at Monique.Mobley@sccpss.com.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eolLWixjBlNSBXJuRCa8s5l31ok3_1zV/view?usp=sharing

PowerSchool Parent Access - Please Sign Up!

It's easy to monitor your child's grade at any time of the day. Please sign up for PowerSchool Parent Access if you haven't already. This will give you direct access to your child's grade book.


If you had access last your, your login information has remained the same. If you've never had access before, please sign up for access at the below link:


https://spwww.sccpss.com/dad/sis/Pages/Parent-Access.aspx

Comcast Internet Access for Students

If your child receives free/reduced cost lunch, your child may be eligible to receive Comcast internet access for $9.95 per month. You may apply at internetessentials.com or you can call 1-855-8-INTERNET.