Hallsville North Elementary
Creating an Environment Where Learning is Powerful!
Dates to remember for November
- November 5- Fall picture retakes
- November 9-13 Book Fair week
- November 12- Big Kahuna Pizza blast (Kinder and 1st grade)
- November 13- Big Kahuna Pizza blast (2nd and 3rd grade)
- November 23-27- Thanksgiving Break
Needed: Snacks and Water Bottles
Ideas for snacks: must be individually packaged, cheez its, animal crackers, pretzels, pre-popped popcorn, chips, granola bars, fruit snacks.
Please mark these items as "donation". You can call the office when you arrive and someone will come out to accept them from you. THANKS SO MUCH!!
Gifted and Talented Program Referral Dates
The HISD Gifted/Talented Education Program provides for students who perform or show potential for advanced intellectual ability. If you believe your child is academically gifted and would like your child evaluated, please complete a HISD Gifted and Talented Referral Form no later than:
Kindergarten - Last school day in December
1st-12th grades - Last school day in February
If you are not sure whether to refer or not, please talk to your child’s teacher about how your child is doing compared to other classmates and/or how quickly new information is mastered.
Forms can be printed at https://goo.gl/5jAhU7, found on the Special Programs website, or obtained from your school’s campus office.
Fechas de remisión al programa para estudiantes Dotados y Talentosos
El programa de educación para estudiantes HISD ofrece a los estudiantes que se desempeñan o muestran potencial para una capacidad intelectual avanzada. Si cree que su hijo es superdotado académicamente y le gustaría que lo evaluaran, completen el Formulario de recomendación para Dotados y Talentosos de HISD a más tardar:
Kindergarten - Último día escolar de Diciembre
1 al 12 - Último día escolar en Febrero
Si no está seguro si su estudiante es o no Dotados y Talentosos, hable con el maestro de su hijo sobre cómo le está yendo a su hijo en comparación con otros compañeros de clase y / o qué tan rápido se domina la nueva información.
Los formularios se pueden imprimir en https://goo.gl/5jAhU7, se pueden encontrar en el sitio web de Programas Especiales o se pueden obtener en la oficina del campus de su escuela.
Help! I have to quarantine and my child has switched to virtual!- Info from a parent's point of view.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR IN SCHOOL LEARNING
Please check your child’s temperature each morning. Students should not attend school if they have fever and/or related symptoms.
All students (PreK - 12th grade) and all staff members will wear a face covering while here at school. Mask breaks, lunch, and physical activity will be the only times face coverings may be removed. (Please know face coverings include face shields.)
Students that exhibit symptoms at school will be screened by the nurse. If the child needs to go home, the nurse will contact the parent. The child should be picked up within 30 minutes.
All other information related to COVID-19 protocols may be found on the HISD website or by clicking here.
PARENT PICK-UP/DROP-OFF PROCEDURES
Drop off time 7:15-7:55. After 7:55, students are tardy. If you arrive after 7:55, please park and call the front office to gain entrance to the building to check your child in.
Pick up time is 3:30-3:50. At 3:50 students are taken to the office to call home.
Parents/guardians must stay in their vehicle.
Students are not allowed to walk to adjacent parking lots to enter or exit a vehicle.
Parents/guardians are not allowed to walk up to the pick up area to retrieve their student(s) unless the student is in PreK.
Please reference campus maps to see the flow of traffic and expectations for entering and exiting the campus.
The back of the building is for buses only.
Please contact our school resource officer if you have questions regarding procedures.
Students should be ready to learn and in the classroom by 7:45.
The official tardy bell will ring at 7:55.
All exterior doors will be locked from 7:55-3:30.
Official Attendance Time is 9:30.
Please send a note to your child’s teacher within two school days when your child has been absent.
Please limit the number of times your child leaves early. Every moment of their school day is important to their success.
If your child needs to be picked up early, please park in the designated reserved spot and call the front office (903-668-5990, ext. 1301). You will want to allow extra time for your child to be walked to your car from the classroom.
We will follow the laws set out by the State of Texas regarding compulsory attendance. Should you have questions about excused/unexcused absences, call Attendance clerk (903-668-5990, ext. 1323).
There is an attendance reward for grade levels that reach 98.5% attendance for the day.
TRANSPORTATION CHANGES & EARLY CHECK-OUTS
Transportation changes may not be made after 2:00 p.m., unless there is an emergency. Please call the office for emergency changes. Do not call your child’s teacher as they do not have official documentation regarding your child’s transportation needs.
Early Check-out will NOT be allowed after 3:00 p.m. unless prior approval has been granted by one of the campus administrators due to special circumstances.
Other Important Campus Information
Parents may not bring treats this school year because of precautions that are being made to keep staff and students safe. Teachers will recognize student birthdays in the classroom and they will be announced on morning announcements. We will return to our regular policy as soon as possible!
CELL PHONES & ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Technology integration is a focus on our campus but we recognize that children need to be taught how to properly use it. Students may bring their devices to school each day but will be required to lock them up in their teacher’s classroom until it is time to use them. Students are not to use them for non-academic reasons and their use must be approved by a staff member.
Devices used for other purposes will be confiscated immediately and the following fees will be charged:
First offense: Student conference with administration and student may collect
Second offense: $15 fine and parent must pick up
Third offense: $15 fine and student is no longer permitted to have electronics in possession.
Any items that are not picked up after 30 days of the last day of school will become property of the school.
Please ensure that your emergency contacts are up to date.
As you change numbers throughout the year, the school needs to be notified. It is so important that we be able to reach you. Please call the school office if you need help with this.
LUNCH AND SNACKS
Due to the nature of allergies on our campus, our entire campus is nut free. Please make sure all snacks and lunch items do not contain nuts of any kind.
Volunteers will be very limited this fall. We will return to our typical volunteer involvement as soon as possible.
www.hisd.com - district website where you can locate email addresses and phone numbers
Thursday folders - will include behavior report, graded papers, and notes
Monthly newsletters from the principal
Skylerts as needed - responsibility of parents to keep phone numbers accurate
Skyward (what you used to register) allows you to access grades at any time
See-Saw and newsletters from classroom teachers
Behavior Rewards - Every 9 Weeks
Class parties - Christmas & End of Year
End of year awards and parties
***All other activities will be evaluated based on current restrictions.
HAVING LUNCH WITH YOUR CHILD:
For the fall semester, we will not allow lunch visitors. This will be reevaluated and any changes shared prior to spring semester.
Third Graders will have the following STAAR Tests:
Math and Reading - May
Visitors must park in one of the reserved parking spots when arriving on campus and call the front office. The phone number is 903-668-5990, ext 1301 and is also posted on the reserved signs. Instructions will be provided by the campus receptionist.