Huffman News 10/27

October 27, 2020

The Huffman Commitment

We will work with every student, staff member, and family to develop and maintain a safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning community. We are committed to continuously improving our professional practices and take responsibility for the academic, social, and emotional growth of every student. We believe all people can grow in a positive direction.

Principal's Note

Dear Huffman Families,

I hope this finds you well. Please review the news items below.

Our staff took part in a half day health and safety training this past Friday and our procedures and mitigation plans are just about complete. We will continue to hone our protocols over the next two weeks. When I get the final approval, I will be sharing the detailed plans with the Huffman community.

Our Huffman specialists have put together a newsletter for the community. Please check out their link below.

Our staff updated their small group intervention plans and have reached out to specific families for participation. If your teacher contacted you, please do your best to have your student participate in these small group lessons. It will be the most impactful way for staff to specifically support your student and target areas of need. If you have questions, please reach out to your teacher.

As always, please reach out with any celebrations, questions, or concerns.

All the best, Chris

K-2 and ER Family Visits on Thursday, 11/12

We are excited to welcome our K-2 and ER students back into the building. Our teachers will be scheduling a time for students and families to visit the school before students are scheduled to return on November 16.

NOTE: Families of a K-2 or ER students, if you haven't completed the survey from last week, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!

On Thursday, November 12, K-2 and ER students and parents will have an opportunity to...

  • Meet your teacher
  • See your desk and classroom
  • Learn where to store your gear
  • See the the common areas - restroom, hallways, etc...

After your classroom visit, specialists, TAs, or office staff will provide a tour of the outdoor campus. Students will...

  • See and learn about the car drop off & pick up procedures
  • See and learn about the bus loading and unloading procedures
  • Practice walking around the building to find their classroom's exterior door
  • See and learn about the different playground zones

Teachers will be sharing specific protocols to follow as well as directions to sign up for a visit. We are excited to offer this opportunity and believe it will pave the way to a smooth transition.

Huffman PTA Update

Our Huffman PTA would love to hear from you. They are meeting to make a game plan on how to support our community and school during this pandemic. More than ever, we all need to feel and be part of a positive community. We would love for your voice to be part of the Huffman PTA. If you are interested in joining the conversation, please email the Huffman PTA at

In-Service Days - No School for Students

Tuesday, 11/3 - No School for Students

Wednesday, 11/11 - No School for Students

Small Group Intervention and Support

Teachers have begun to meet with small groups of students to provide extra support, interventions, and guidance. As teachers reach out to you to offer this support, I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity for your student.

Small Group Interventions Offer:

  • Many opportunities for students to respond and share their thinking
  • Many opportunities for staff to provide specific feedback to individuals
  • Targeted work - students will work on the particular skills they need to develop

Don't forget, teachers are available M-Th from 2:45 - 3:15 for Office Hours. If your student is struggling, if grades or effort are low, if you are worried about your student's learning, this is perfect time to get individualized attention. We are here to support your student and family.

K-2 Learning Material Pickup This Thursday, 8am - 6pm

The next K-2 learning material pickup is this Thursday, 10/29, from 8am - 6pm.

8-4: Pick up from front office doors near the flag poles

4-6pm: Pick up from back parking lot

ASD Virtual Materials Pick Up

What: Phase 2: Math in Focus Workbook Chapters 5-10 for 1st-5th grade

When: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm OR Thursday 4pm-6pm at Library Book Pick-Up

Where: Huffman Elementary front office 742-5650

Are you on the list to Pickup Library Books this week?

Please check the list HERE. If you see your student's name (alpha by first name) on the list, you made the deadline and are scheduled for a pick up this Thursday. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to RETURN library books if you are done with them. If you do NOT see your student's name on the list, you are NOT scheduled for a pick up this week. Please email Mrs. Schroeder with any questions.

If you want to order books for next week, be sure to visit Mrs. Schroeder's Library Link on your student's Clever page.

Library Pick Up / Drop Off this Thursday

  • 8-4, please pick up at the front office door near the flag poles
  • 4-6, please pick up in the back parking lot

Consider Supporting our Staff with their DonorsChoose Projects

Staff often use DonorsChoose to help fund cool projects in their classroom or to purchase needed materials. Please check out staff's current projects below. As new projects come on board, they will be shared here.

Mrs. Calabro's Project: Here a Tub, There a Tub

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News from Nurse Krista - Click Here: Common Q&A

Please review these important questions & answers and reach out to Nurse Krista with any questions.

Help Keep ASD Symptom Free

We are counting on all families to help keep ASD symptom free. Although there have been confirmed Covid cases reported in school activities, there has been no confirmed community spread within schools. We want to keep it that way. So far, the mitigation strategies have worked.

At any time, if you have questions, please email nurse Krista at

Please review the document, Keep ASD Symptom Free.

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