James Hart School Update

August 28, 2022

Upcoming Dates

We had a great start to the 2022-2023 School Year! There was teambuilding, a review of expectations, treats, and some fun!


Wednesday, August 31, 2022 (new date)

  • 7th and 8th Grade Open House: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm.
  • Our Open House will be a Meet and Greet format, where families can walk through the building and meet our amazing teachers and staff in their classrooms.
  • Families can enter the building on Aberdeen or by the main office on Morgan street.


Friday, September 2, 2022

Picture Day-a flyer with information was sent home with students.

7th and 8th Grade Open House

Please join us for our 7th and 8th Grade Open House on Wednesday, August 31st.
  • Open House will be a Meet and Greet format, where families can walk through the building and meet our amazing teachers and staff in their classrooms.
  • Families can enter the building on Aberdeen or by the main office on Morgan street.
Shield Testing Opt-Out Form

Please click above if you to do not want your child to participate in weekly COVID testing at the school. Shield testing will start after Labor Day during PE classes.

Purses

We have made an adjustment to our handbook and will allow female students to carry small purses.


Male students will not be allowed to carry crossbody bags, fannie packs, "murses", etc. Please use a pencil case as needed for school supplies.


Purses, crossbody bags, etc. are not allowed in the gyms or locker rooms for PE (this is for all students).


Phones must be kept in lockers during the school day.

PE Uniforms

PE uniforms can be purchased through Parent Portal (under optional fees) The cost is $20 (the shirt is $10 and the shorts are $10).

School Computers

Students will be issued a school computer this week. Students will need their school laptops daily. Students will use their devices to access instruction and submit assignments.


School laptops must be fully charged each day. There will be limited opportunities to charge devices during the school day.


Students are responsible for the care of their laptops and should use the carrying case provided by the district. Laptops should be restarted each day to make sure they are updated.

Student Device Expectations 2022

School Lunch


For the past two years, free lunches have been provided to all students regardless of income as one of the federal government’s COVID-relief measures. Please be advised that this free lunch program will expire on June 30, 2022. During the 2022-2023 school year, students must bring a lunch from home or pay for a school lunch.


School Lunch Program
District #153 lunch program complies with federal nutritional requirements set by the National School Lunch Program. All meals are served with appropriate condiments and a choice of milk.

School cafeterias in Homewood School District #153 use a computerized management system.

  • In 2022-2023, the cost of a complete lunch is $3.15.
  • Milk cost is 30¢ per a half pint. Juice is 50¢.
  • Each child will have an account in the cafeteria management system for lunch purchases. As the child goes through the lunch line, he/she will need to enter a specific 4-digit PIN (personal identification number) into a key pad. Students will keep the same PIN number from year to year. Students new to the school district will receive a PIN number on the first day of school. If a student forgets his/her PIN, the cashier will be able to assist. All food purchases will require their PIN.
  • Lunch money must be deposited in advance into your student's account using the Parent Portal.
  • Applications for the free and reduced price lunch federal program will go home will all students on the first day of school. Families who apply for and qualify for free or reduced meals will be notified by mail within ten days of the date of application. Please deposit funds/money in your student's account for a hot lunch or send a sack lunch from home with your child until you have received notification of approval. Families must re-apply for free or reduced meals each year.
  • Eighth-graders cannot charge or accumulate any debt one week prior to the last attendance day of the school year. In addition, all debt must be paid in full one week prior to the last attendance day.
Parent Portal Sign-Up Information

Please click the link above for Parent Portal login information.

James Hart School 2022-2023 Supply Lists

Please click the link above to view school supply lists.

James Hart School Bus Routes

Please click the link above to view bus route information.