Wednesday Newsletter

10 January 2018

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone enjoyed your 18 days off from school!

Campus Leadership


Todd Evans- Dean of Students:

Sofieh Hopovac- Dean of Academics:

Jennifer Kolb- Campus Principal:


Kim Chinchilla- Operations Manager:

Mandi Wofford- Engagement Coordinator:

Asha Bell- Testing Coordinator: (on maternity leave)

Kyla McDade- Special Education Coordinator:

Tamara Yarborough- ESL Coordinator:

Milada Kazazic- GATE Coordinator & Teacher:
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The Bake Sale for Ms. Matias was a HUGE success!

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A Message from Superintendent Karan

Click to see what Mr. Karan has to say about beginning our spring semester.

Flu Season is here!

Helpful information from the CDC regarding the flu.

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Click here to read new Campus Visitor Policies that go into effect on 12/14

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Campus Events Calendar

Stay up to date with all events including testing, parties, field trips, etc!

Upcoming Events:

1/9-11: Classroom Spelling Bees

1/12: School-wide Spelling Bee

1/12: Re-Enrollment period ends

1/15: Federal Holiday: NO SCHOOL

1/18: NEHS Spring Induction (Invitation only)

1/19: Awards Assembly for Quarter Two

1/22: MAP Testing starts

1/27: VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Robotics Tournament

Spelling Bee is Friday!

We have been having our classroom spelling bees this week and will have our school-wide bee on Friday. Below is a link to all the spelling words for each grade level. Please study these with your child.

Our School-Wide Spelling Bee will be on 1/12/17.

4th-6th Grade 9:30 AM

1st-3rd Grade 12:30 PM

Spelling Word Lists

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Sign-up for Voly to help with campus needs!

Notice regarding Voly and international IDs.

Voly currently does not accept or recognize international IDs. If you have tried to sign-up to volunteer and been denied by Voly, please come to the front office so we can make a photocopy of your ID to keep on file and resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
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Jackets must have the hood tucked in at all times. Students who repeatedly violate this campus policy may have their jacket confiscated. Parents will be called to come pick it up.


Friday Blue Jeans and Spirit Shirts: On Friday, students may wear blue jeans and spirit shirts to school. We are getting the order form ready for the sale of our 2017-2018 spirit shirts. Students may wear a previous year’s spirit shirt or their uniform shirt with jeans until the order goes out.

Medication: If you would like your student to take medication at school please make sure to fill out the form and turn it into the front office, so medication can be distributed. You can find the form in the front office.

Uniform Reminders:

Shirts: We have plenty of uniform shirts available for purchase at the front office. Students must be in a Harmony uniform shirt. Plain red shirts are no longer acceptable.

Pants 4th-6th: Pants must have belt loops and be worn with a belt. Pants with elastic waist bands are a dress code violation. Joggers, leggings, and tights are also not acceptable per the student handbook.

Dress Code Violations: Students will be issued dress code violations during their homeroom classes in the morning for being out of dress code. A form detailing the specific infraction will be sent home. Please sign and return this form if you receive one. Consistent dress code violations can incur disciplinary action.

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Low-cost Internet Options for Those Who Qualify

Students with access to the internet in their home consistently score 27% higher on formal assessments than those students without reliable internet access. Internet access is becoming an increasingly important aspect of a quality STEM education. HSA Garland is dedicated to working with technology companies to ensure that all families have access to essential academic technology. That starts with having affordable and available internet access at home.

AT&T and Comcast both offer low-cost options for families who qualify. Please click the links below to see if you qualify for low cost options.

Low Cost Internet Option #1

Low Cost Internet Options from AT&T

Low Cost Internet Option #2

Low Cost Internet Options from Comcast