Hearne Family Newsletter
Week of January 5, 2021
Welcome back 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!
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.
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.
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.
Sample Hearne Classroom
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
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
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!
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
Breakfast is free for all students until 7:50 AM.
Breakfast and Lunch
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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.