Wednesday, February 12, 2019
Sofieh Hopovac- Campus Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett Garrett -Dean of Academics: email@example.com
Timothy Clark- Dean of Students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Gregory- Engagement: email@example.com
Kyla McDade- Special Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamara Yarborough- ESL/Testing/Federal Programs: email@example.comMilada Kazazic- GATE Teacher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Gonzalez - Operations Manager: email@example.com
What's happening this month?
Black History Month
American Heart Month
13 - Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night
14 - Friendship Parties 1:49-2:35 (check with your child's teacher for more details)
16-22 - Random Acts of Kindness Week
17 - President's Day/Student Holiday - No School
18-21 - Mock STAAR Testing (closed campus - no tutoring or clubs this week)
18-21 - Talent Show Sign Up (must sign up below)
22 - Science Fair 9AM -1PM
24 - Talent Show permission forms going home
25 - National Pancake Day
27 - Coffee and Conversation 7:15-8:15AM
27- NEHS Induction 5:00PM (for new members)
28 - Parent Teacher Conferences (please schedule with your teacher)
28 - Talent Show permission forms due
28 - Black History Living Museum (during school hours)
29 - Leap Day
STOP the SPREAD!
Fighting the Flu: What You Need to Know
The United States may be gearing up for one of the worst flu seasons in years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last month that there have been 32 pediatric deaths so far this season. That’s the most flu-related deaths in children since the CDC started tracking flu numbers 17 years ago. Most of the deaths have been linked to influenza B — a strain young children are particularly susceptible to. Now, influenza A appears to be gaining momentum, upping the risk that this flu season will be even more severe than expected.
In total, there have been at least 9.7 million cases of the flu, at least 87,000 flu-related hospitalization, and up to 12,000 deaths, according to the CDC.
To help fight the flu, the CDC recommends the following:
- Stay home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone (except to get medical care);
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub;
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue (or elbow/shoulder) when you cough or sneeze;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way;
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
Attention parents: As an added safety feature to HSA-Garland we have installed a permanent lock and camera to our front doors. This layer of security is one more way to keep all of our students safe. As many of you know we have also changed where our students leave during dismissal. Please understand that students safety is one of our highest priorities so please plan accordingly if you are needing to pick your child up for appointments. Please pick them up by 2:20 pm.
Starting Monday August 26th any student arriving after 7:30 am is considered tardy and parents/guardians will need to come inside and sign your student into school with our tardy kiosk set up in the lobby. Any student not brought in by an adult will receive a phone call or need to meet with admin. This is just another way to insure the safety of our students. We understand that this might be an inconvenience but the safety of all students is important to us.
Students should be dropped off at the designated drop off zones. No students should be dropped off in the front of the building.
Please, if you have any questions please contact the school.
If you would like to bring food items to celebrate your student's birthday, you will need to fill out a birthday request 2 weeks prior to the day. If this request is not made, you will not be permitted to leave or bring items for a birthday celebration. Please email your child's teacher for approval. The celebration will be the last 15 minutes of the day.