Hampton Cove Elementary School
January 23, 2022
Parent Information Letter
Dear HCES Family,
Virtual Learning January 24-28. Thank you for your continued support, patience and acts of kindness as we continue to navigate this unprecedented time. I've shared your words of encouragement with our faculty and staff and we all appreciate you. I would like to update everyone regarding some of the questions/concerns that have been shared with me. Please continue to notify us if you or your student begins to exhibit symptoms of, has be exposed to, or diagnosed with COVID. We are still monitoring cases.
Student safety is paramount.
Student safety is our number one concern. For that reason, we must continue our normal arrival and dismissal procedures. There is no parent walk-up pick up on the school side of the building. If parents choose to walk to pick up their student(s) they have two options: 1. Complete the Walker Agreement Form and park in the neighborhood and walk to the pick up location in the back of the school, or 2. walk to the crosswalk on the carline side of the breezeway with a sign showing the student(s) name (please note that these names will be called approximately 5 minutes after carline has begun). Student safety is our only option. I know that parents are trying to avoid the carline, however, student safety is paramount. Thank you for your support in arrival/dismissal. Yesterday we were able to have all student names called for carline by 2:45! I am super pumped!
Mrs. Berryman, Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Pape are working diligently to correct attendance and excuse quarantines. In the meantime, you may receive an automated call about attendance. Please know that we are working hard to get everyone's attendance up to date. Please notify us if you receive a notification and your student is actually at school. So far we have only had one of these cases and it was immediately rectified.
Students cannot be checked-out after 2:00 p.m. Thank you for having your required I.D. ready in order to check students out.
The ADPH has now adopted the new CDC quarantine guidelines. Please continue to alert your child's teacher (please include myself and firstname.lastname@example.org on the email) if your child or someone in your home is positive for COVID. Masking is required while on campus. Please make sure your child is wearing a well-fitting mask when they enter the building. We are not equipped to provide masks daily. If you or a member of your family are positive, we ask that you do not enter our building to pick up your children or their materials. Please call us if you need us to walk your children out to you. If you are positive, please send someone else who is not positive and has not been exposed to the school to pick up needed materials for your children. If your student is symptomatic, please call or email your teacher prior to sending your scholar to school. We are happy to work with you, just give us a call us at 256-428-7180.
Please know that if you have placed a block on your child's EZPay account to NOT purchase snacks, they will be unable to provide ice cream for your child, so make sure you didn't set blocks on your child's account.
Our cafeteria has halted ice cream sales due to supply shortage, however, we are still taking birthday orders. If your child has a birthday, you can purchase ice cream for the class to celebrate and it does not have to be on a Friday, however, Ms. LaTonya (our cafeteria manager) does need to know this in advance so she can place her ice cream order. I would contact your child's teacher and/or Ms. LaTonya a few days before the ice cream is needed. I have added her contact below as well as the EZ Pay website that can be found on the HCS website or below.
To find the EZ pay website, visit the HCS website, click on the parent tab and then click on Breakfast and lunch. Scroll down and you will see the EZ pay link.
The state has shared that our school menus may be a little different due to the supply chain shortage and staffing shortages experienced around the state. Please know there could be menu changes due to the delays in shipments and order changes.
New roof for HCES:
Thank you for not using the playground closest to the middle school. The roofing team is beginning work above the playground. We expect the project to last a few more months.
If you need to contact Dr. Perkins or any school staff, please do so by email. This way we can schedule a meeting (if required) and you can have our undivided attention. Please do not attempt to hold discussions during carline or other times when student safety is a top priority. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
If you would like to order a yearbook, please use the following link: https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=102282.
Upcoming Events and Important Dates:
NAEP testing (select students only) - Feb 9
Thank you so much for your support,
Front office and Administrative Assistant: