Hearne Family Newsletter
Week of August 10-20, 2021
Please Report Positive COVID cases
It's Husky Spirit Week, sponsored by 4th Grade Team! Tweet @hearnehusky #spiritweek #bettertodaythanyesterday
Welcome Back Message from Mrs. Sanchez!
Our theme this year is "Better Today, Than Yesterday" which represents our determination to push our students and expectations for ourselves to improve, grow, and develop each day. We cannot control what yesterday brought to us. We CAN control how we show up each day to make Hearne the best campus in Texas!
If you are new to Hearne Elementary School this year, we welcome you to our Hearne Family with open arms and a huge smile!
If you are returning to our campus, we welcome you back to a new and exciting school year! we've missed you so much. We love seeing all our students around the building this year.
Since we left in May, our entire Hearne staff has been working tirelessly to make this school year the best one ever with safety and an excellent education in mind. Our passion for teaching and supporting you will never end. Our Mission is Possible!
Parents, we need your help to make this year successful. Our partnership is essential! If you haven't done so yet, please:
- Log into the Alief ISD Home Access Center and update your contact information with us. You can access it here: https://aliefhac1.aliefisd.net/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fhomeaccess%2f
- Sign up for your child's teacher communication shared with you at Meet the Teacher--Remind or Class Dojo!
- Check your student's agenda/planner daily for updates and reminders from our campus and classroom.
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
These simple steps will make a big difference in supporting your child's learning this year as we work together to help ALL students reach college and career readiness.
To make sure you stay informed, you will receive a weekly newsletter (like this one) with updates and reminders to the cellphone and email you have listed in Home Access Center.
Please read our newsletters carefully so you are prepared for the upcoming week(s). Each grade level newsletter will be linked below to help you stay informed with your child's specific grade level needs as well.
Hearne Elementary School has a long, proud tradition of academic success, grounded in a family atmosphere. I look forward to the exciting journey we will have during the 2021-2022 school year!
If you need anything, please let us know so we can support you and your family.
Mrs. Johanna Sanchez
We had a successful start to the school year! Thank you sending students ready to learn! Tag us on Twitter @hearnehusky #BetterTodayThanYesterday
Updated School Supplies List for 2021-2022:
- Each student should have a personal water bottle
- Hand sanitizer
- Sanitation wipes
- Personal crayons/markers
- Personal pencils
- Personal notebooks
We Are An Energy Bus School
Hero the Husky!
7:55 AM to 3:20 PM
Dismissal begins at 3:20 PM
We build meaningful relationships with all stakeholders.
We maintain a safe environment in a positive atmosphere.
We focus on student achievement.
We are committed.
We are a family.
Hearne Elementary will provide a learning environment, where all stakeholders are empowered as leaders and critical thinkers. We are committed to building positive relationships in a safe environment while creating life-long learners who are prepared for the 21st century.
The mission of Hearne Elementary School is to guide our stakeholders to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make responsible life choices and positive contributions in a diverse society. In collaboration with home and community, we respond to the needs of every child, ensuring that each child can and will learn.
Learning today; leading tomorrow!
Theme this year
Better Today, Than Yesterday
STEM for All
Action Based Learning
All students who borrowed technology, should bring it back to campus for in-person learning
Thank you for taking good care of the devices!
Don't forget the charger!
Students may bring their own device (laptop or iPads only) to school for in-person learning, according to our BYOD Policy.
Students are responsible for personal devices.
Welcome back to School Huskies- Follow these Procedures!
Our doors will open at 7:15 AM for breakfast, which is free for all students. Staff members will be stationed throughout the building to assist students as they head to breakfast or their teachers' classrooms. Our hallways are one-way hallways at this time.
- If your child will be coming by car, parents should utilize the car rider line and remain in their vehicle. Students should be able to open their own door and exit the vehicle. We will have staff stationed down the car rider line and on their path to breakfast to help as needed!
- Bus riders will be dropped on the side of the building as usual and staff will assist them as they go through the hallways.
We are asking all parents to be patient in the drop-off line as we expect the line to move more slowly than in previous years. We will not count tardies the first week of school as long as we still have cars in line. Please help us out by having your child ready to exit the car.
For our little ones, you may want to practice how to unbuckle, put on backpacks, put on their masks, and open the car door. All students will need to exit the car on the passenger side.
Please make sure your child arrives to school prepared so they can get to their classrooms quickly.
Thank you for partnering with us to make this year the best one yet!
Breakfast and Lunch
PK students will eat breakfast during their morning procedures, at 8:15AM.
Please speak with your child's teacher or call the front office for questions regarding the times.
Student Arrival Locations
Breakfast is free for all students until 7:50 AM.
Our school's dismissal procedures accommodate social distancing, whenever and wherever possible.
Students will be released in this order:
- Bus Riders
- Car Riders (please expect delays)
All car riders will receive a number tag for all students and siblings. This must be visible and hanging for all vehicles. If you do not have a car rider tag or skip the car rider line, this will cause delays.
Kindergarten Transportation Guidelines
Visit the Alief ISD Transportation Website: https://www.aliefisd.net/Page/6257
KINDERGARTEN RELEASE GUIDELINES
If your kindergarten student will ride a school bus home and you want him/her to be met at the bus stop by you or a guardian, the following items must take place.
- You must fill out a Kindergarten release form and specify the student must be met.
- You must return the Kindergarten release form to the school office.
- The school office will then issue a Bright Orange name placard to the parent/guardian.
- The Bright Orange name Placard is the Only Way a parent/guardian can receive their kindergarten child at the bus stop if you checked that you want him/her to be met at the bus stop by you or a guardian. If you did not get a Bright Orange Name Placard you should contact your school immediately to get one before the first day.
- If you or your child's guardian fail to show the Bright Orange Placard to the school bus driver the student WILL NOT be released at the bus stop. The student will be returned to the school where the parent/guardian will have to come and pick him/her up.
Please make sure to carefully read the entire contents of the NEW Kindergarten release form to familiarize yourself with these guidelines.
English Kinder Video: https://video.aliefisd.net/show?video=5ebc3267d5b0
Spanish Kinder Video: https://video.aliefisd.net/show?video=3fc459d94e9c