Hampton Cove Elementary School
April 19, 2021
Parent Information Letter
Hello HCES families,
We will continue our ACAP testing this week with 4th and 5th grade students. We hope you will help us by making sure your child arrives to school on time each day. We will provide breakfast before testing begins. Please remind your child to bring their laptop charged and ready to go! We understand this year has been different, but this test will help provide a growth measure for next year. We had a great week last week with our 2nd and 3rd grade students. Our teachers have shared the specific testing schedules for each grade level. Our amazing PTA is providing treats for our students after each day of testing. We are very thankful for our wonderful school family!
Our next PTA meeting will be held via zoom on April 29th at 6:00 p.m. I will be sharing information about the Alabama Literacy Act and what this means for your child and how we are addressing our students' learning and growth. The Alabama Literacy Act was passed in 2019 and is focused on improving literacy. I have added a link below for our K-3 families to view the frequently asked questions. We hope you will join us!
I have had a few parents inquire about masks and events for the end of the year. The district has stated that we will continue the current procedures that we have in place. We will continue to wear masks and we are not hosting events to limit visitors to the building. We are planning celebrations for our students during the school day after testing is complete as well as other celebrations for the end of the year. We are also planning a Fifth Grade Bridging Celebration for each classroom on the stage. This celebration will be shared via zoom and also recorded for family members. More information will be shared soon. Our PTA is selling personalized yard signs for our 5th grade students. I will add the information below or you can visit our school facebook page or our Hampton Cove Elementary PTA facebook page.
Our Virtual "K for a Day" video is now live on our school website. Please visit our school website and click on the link for "K for a Day" under the School News section. If you know of any families in your neighborhood who plan to attend HCES in the fall, please ask them to visit our school website or call the school to obtain registration information. Our PTA is hosting a Kindergarten Parent Information Night on April 20, 2021 at Cove Church. Parents must sign up to attend and I have added the flyer below with the sign up link. The link can also be found on our school facebook page and PTA facebook page.
This week is National Student Leadership Week and we want to celebrate our SGA officers:
SGA President - Jack Meko
SGA Vice President -Tessa Grace Dollman
SGA Secretary - Bailey Grace Curtis
SGA Parliamentarian - Sophia Hendershot
- April 9th - K for a Day - virtual presentation is live on our HCES website
- April 20-23 - ACAP Testing for 4th and 5th grade students
- April 20th - Kindergarten Parent Information Night hosted by our PTA at 5:30 at Cove Church (please sign up at the link below)
- April 23rd - Progress reports will be sent home
- April 29th - PTA Meeting at 6:00 p.m. via zoom - Alabama Literacy Act explained
- May 3-7 - STAR Testing for K - 2nd grade students
- May 10-14- STAR Testing for 3rd-5th Grade students
- May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 28th - Last day of school
Thank you all for your support,
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COVID-19 Exposure or Diagnosis:
If your child is exposed to someone with Covid-19 or is diagnosed with Covid-19, we need to know as soon as possible. Please alert your child's teacher and admin so we can share this information with our district nurses. They will then reach out to you to determine when your child can return to school. We will rely on our parents to be honest and responsible in sharing this information in an effort to keep everyone safe to include other students as well as our teachers and staff.
5th Grade Yard Signs
HCS website -> Parent Info ->Transportation ->Stopfinder information
The number for Apple Bus is listed if further assistance is needed.
The bus routes are also listed on the transportation page if you need to find the time the buses will be running. They will stop at every stop until we get the cohort system routine.