Hearne Family Newsletter

Week of January 5, 2021

Welcome back Huskies!

Hi Huskies!


We are so excited to welcome more students who selected Face to Face Instruction for the Third Grading Period! We are keeping the safety of your students and our staff as a priority as we make this transition together.


We are following CDC and local guidelines throughout the day, causing several changes and adjustments to our routines and procedures. This will impact not only our Face to Face students but our Virtual students as well. We've included important information in this newsletter to share with parents and students on what you can expect when you return.


Please click on the Phase-In Family Support link below for more updates and reminders.


We are here as a Hearne community to help and serve! Please reach out to us if you need anything!

Report Cards

Report Cards for the Second Grading Period will be available Thursday, January 7th. Report Cards will not be mailed home. To access your child's report card, please login to your Home Access Center profile.


The Home Access Center is Alief's central location to share information such as student schedules, attendance, discipline, grade book, progress reports, report cards, and other important information. If you need help accessing your HAC, please visit www.aliefisd.net/hac or call 281-983-8363.

New/Returning Parents: Read Welcome Back Family Letter

Click here for details for students who will be returning to face-to-face instruction.

School-Family Compact/ Convenio de Participación Familiar-Escolar

Please take a moment to review and sign our Hearne Family Compact. We appreciate your partnership in ensuring all our students can and will learn.


We sent Family Compacts Home with in-person students on January 7, 2021.

Social-Emotional Supports

Please read our social-emotional newsletter for some tips and strategies to support you and your family at home.

Block/Electives Newsletter

Read the Block Team's Newsletter so you are informed about what your child will be doing in specials this week. Make sure they log in each day. We are on a 5-day rotation schedule to match our school week.

PK Team Newsletter

Please read the PK Newsletter for this week to receive updates from your child's teacher. Click on the link below to be directed to their newsletter.

Kindergarten Newsletter

Please read the Kindergarten Newsletter for this week to receive updates from your child's teacher. Click on the link below to be directed to their newsletter.

1st Grade Newsletter

Please read the 1st Grade Newsletter for this week to receive updates from your child's teacher. Click on the link below to be directed to their newsletter.

2nd Grade Newsletter

Please read the 2nd grade Newsletter for this week to receive updates from your child's teacher. Click on the link below to be directed to their newsletter.

3rd Grade Newsletter

Please read the 3rd Grade Newsletter for this week to receive updates from your child's teacher. Click on the link below to be directed to their newsletter.

4th Grade Newsletter

Please read the 4th Grade Newsletter for this week to receive updates from your child's teacher. Click on the link below to be directed to their newsletter.

STUDENT CONSENT FORM FOR OPTIONAL COVID-19 TESTING/ FORMULARIO DE CONSENTIMIENTO PARA LA PRUEBA DE DETECCIÓN DE COVID-19 EN ESTUDIANTES

The Alief ISD takes the health and safety of our students and their families very seriously. As such, in addition to steps to screen for the virus and prevent its spread on a campus, we are adding a voluntary K-12 COVID-19 testing program for students. This program uses Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW tests provided by the federal government. We will only test with your consent. If you are willing to provide consent for us to administer this test on your child or yourself (if student age 18 or older), please fill out this form.


El Alief ISD toma muy en serio la salud y seguridad de nuestros alumnos y sus familias. Por lo tanto, además de las medidas de detección del virus para prevenir su propagación en el campus, incorporamos un programa de pruebas voluntario para detectar COVID-19 en estudiantes desde kínder hasta el 12 ° grado. Este programa utiliza los test llamados BinaxNOW del laboratorio Abbott proporcionados por el gobierno federal. Solo haremos la prueba con su consentimiento. Si está dispuesto a dar su consentimiento a que se realice esta prueba en usted o en su hijo (si el estudiante tiene 18 años o más), complete este formulario

Hearne COVID Update 1-5-2021

Dear Hearne Community:

The health and safety of our staff and students is our highest priority. I am contacting you today, 1-5-2021, to inform you of 4 newly lab confirmed positive COVID-19 cases within the Hearne community over the winter break.

I am sharing this information with you to keep you informed. The individuals have been at home, not on campus, however I want to report new cases.

Out of an abundance of caution, I advise you to continue to monitor your family’s health, follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing, and seek medical attention if you develop COVID-19 symptoms.

Thank you for your support and partnership in ensuring a safe environment for our students and staff.

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Upcoming Dates to Remember this Month:

  • January 7th- Report Cards Available
  • Janaury 12th- Wear green for character trait- Responsibility
  • January 18th- MLK Day/No School
  • January 26th- 4th Grade Writing DCA Test
  • January 28th- Progress Reports Available

Sample Hearne Classroom

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Huskies Washing Our Hands
Huskies Physical Distancing
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Updated School Supplies List:

  • Each student should have a personal water bottle, filled with water at home
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitation wipes
  • Masks that cover nose and mouth
  • Personal crayons/markers
  • Personal pencils
  • Personal notebooks
  • Headphones


Students must have their own supplies. Students will not be allowed to share any supplies, such as markers, pencils, and scissors.

All students who borrowed technology, should bring it back to campus for in-person learning

All students who borrowed a school device (chromebook or laptop) should bring the device back to campus on the first day of in-person instruction. This device will now remain at school for students to complete Schoology assignments in the classroom.


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!

We are excited to welcome our Huskies back to school in the New Yearl! For safety purposes, no adults other than staff will be able to enter the building.


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.


Below is a photo of the entrances organized by grade level. Entering through the correct doors will help us get your child to their class safely. Please remind your child of their name, grade level, and teacher name.


By utilizing multiple entry points, we are able to minimize the number of people in the hallways. The video located below was created to help everyone visualize how this will all work.


  • If your child needs breakfast, they will enter through the cafeteria doors then head straight to class.
  • 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!
  • Daycare and bus riders will be dropped as usual and staff will assist students 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.


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 with their face covering, water bottle, and backpack so they can get to their classrooms quickly.


Thank you for partnering with us to make this year the best one yet!

Student Arrival Locations

Our building opens at 7:15 AM each day.

Breakfast is free for all students until 7:50 AM.

Hearne Arrival Procedures for Car Riders
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Breakfast and Lunch

All students in grades Kinder to 4th that choose to eat breakfast will need to arrive between 7:15AM and 7:50AM. When they arrive to school, they will be asked if they would like breakfast. If they say yes, they will enter through the cafeteria doors to pick-up a bag or tray and proceed to their classroom to eat.


Lunches will be at different times depending on the grade level. Please speak with your child's teacher or call the front office for questions regarding the times.


PK students will be given breakfast that they will eat in their classroom.


The cafeteria will not be open for eating in large groups at this time.

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Dismissal Procedures

Our school has changed dismissal to accommodate social distancing. Students will be released more slowly than usual to ensure physical distancing wherever and whenever possible.


Students will be released in this order:

  • Bus Riders
  • Daycare
  • Walkers
  • 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.

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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

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COVID-19 Student Absence Policy

  • On-Campus Student Absences: If an on-campus student is absent for a reason that is acceptable to the administrator, the student can still earn the daily attendance credit by fulfilling the remote attendance requirement. Students should log in to the teacher's Zoom and complete assignments in Schoology to be counted present remotely.
  • If a student is unable to attend school (including remote learning) because the student is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or because the student has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the absence is to be recorded as an excused absence. As with any medically excused absence, the student will be required to provide documentation.
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Visitors

  • Visitors will not be allowed without an appointment. Visitors must wear a mask and will be screened before entry.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to eat lunch with their children. We encourage all parents to send student lunches in the morning with students.
  • At this time, we are not allowing cupcakes, snacks, or goodie bags for student birthdays. Teachers will work to make birthdays special in the classroom.

Apply for your Meal Application Today

APPLY ONLINE FOR FREE/REDUCED MEALS

For more information, please visit www.aliefisd.net/curbside.

Huskies will have creative ways to say hello

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Safety is a team effort. Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff safe each day. This dashboard is updated daily.