Huggins Paw Print

September 18th

LEVELING UP IN 2020

Howdy Hounds!


It was a great week to be a Hound! Although it a rainy one, we finished strong with our first House Day of the year! We were so excited to see all of our returning Hounds decked out in their House Colors. For our new Hounds...we had a blast assigning colors during our grade level pep rallies! New staff members were also given their House assignment. For our virtual students...we hope they had a great pep rally too, as our teachers came up with fun and creative ways to bring House day to them!


This year, all community flyers will be sent electronically instead of through Take Home Folders. Please click here to review available community flyers.


Next week is Custodial Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for our hardworking custodians, and are looking forward to celebrating them!


We hope everyone has a great three-day weekend! Take some time to enjoy the weather!


Have a great weekend!


Sincerely,


Bethany Cunningham

Principal

Bethany.cunningham@lcisd.org

Smart Tag Parent Portal

The Parent Portal for SMART Tag was opened on Monday, September 21ST. Parents can now register and view their child’s ridership information via the Parent Portal. Parents may see when and where their child got on and off the bus via a webpage on their computer or smart device. They may also receive notifications via text that the bus will soon be at their morning stop. Additional information can be found by clicking here. The link provides detailed steps, including videos, on how parents can get registered.

Counselors Corner

Character Counts: Trustworthiness


At the end of every lesson, we remind the students that their Character Counts! Everywhere and all the time. Even when no one is looking. How can you help us to reinforce character at home? Here are some tips for this month’s trait.


How Parents Can Promote Trustworthiness:


  • Provide for basic needs on a consistent basis (love, proper nutrition, healthy activities, reading for enjoyment, etc...)


  • Develop a calm, emotionally responsive, and stable home environment, with a proper balance of freedom and structure.


  • Develop family rules and consequences in a preventative manner and use consistent discipline to educate.


  • Model relationships that demonstrate honesty, integrity, promise keeping, and loyalty.


HGI Counseling Services


Lamar CISD has added a wonderful resource for ALL families in our school! HGI Counseling Center will be providing a dedicated therapist to Huggins for ongoing therapy sessions during the school day. This is service will be in addition to our regular counseling services and will be managed by the Counseling Department. For now, students will meet with the therapist virtually (even if they are a face to face student), but eventually, she will be on campus for in-person sessions. If you think your child would benefit from this service, contact Mrs. Evans (grades 1, 3, 5) or Mrs. Reddy (grades K, 2, 4).


Meet our HGI therapist:


Kayla Gaddy, M.Ed., LPC Intern (Supervised by Jill Ahrens Tucker, LPC-S)


Kayla Gaddy is a School-Based Supervised Clinical Associate at HGI Counseling Center. She received her Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Houston. She also has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from Texas A&M University. Kayla has a passion in working with children and adolescents who experience difficulty in their lives through individual and/or group therapy. Kayla strives to help clients achieve a healthy quality of life through a mindful and supportive therapeutic relationship.

LCISD Bond 2020

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Important information for arrival and dismissal! (repeat)

Please note that our doors open at 7:00am. To help the flow of our car rider line, please ensure that your child is ready to exit the car by having their mask on when you pull up. A reminder that our school day ends at 2:55pm this year. We are now dismissing at our standard time. We appreciate your patience as we continue to maximize the effectiveness of our car rider line. With the changes in protocols due to Covid-19, it is taking some additional time to load cars, as students are being dismissed from their individual classrooms.

Specials for Virtual Students (repeat)

A special reminder from Coach Haines, Mrs. LeClair, and Ms. Barba to be sure to log into your specials courses and complete your assignment each week! This is only for virtual students...on-campus students complete their specials assignments on campus.

Computer Lab (repeat)

We are excited to announce the addition of computer lab into our specials rotation this year. Ms. Vassiliadis (Ms. V) will be working with the students. If possible, please send your child with a pair of headphones that they can use during computer lab. These can be kept in their backpack and taken to the lab on computer rotation days. We ask that you do not send expensive ear buds, but rather traditional head phones.
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Face Coverings (Repeat)

Protective measures, including the use of face coverings, will be determined by the level of disease activity of COVID-19. The District will rely on data from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Fort Bend County Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to determine the disease activity level and the appropriate protective measures.



Students are required to bring two dress code approved masks/face coverings daily. One will be worn, and one additional mask/face covering will be brought in a sealed/ziploc bag. Labeling of the masks with a student name is suggested.


Mask questions we have received:


Can my child wear a face shield? Full-face shields may be used in place of a mask to protect eyes, nose, and mouth whenever a mask is not feasible or whenever the education context may benefit from the ability to see an individual’s full face.


Can my child wear a neck gaiter/buff? Yes, these are also approved.


Does the mask have to be a Huggins uniform color? No. Masks may be any color or design. However, no inappropriate language or images will be allowed.


***Please note that BSN Sports has graciously donated Huggins Hounds lanyards that will be given to students on the first day of school. Students will be able to use these lanyard to attach their masks so that they do not get lost.


Please click below for more information regarding face coverings.

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LCISD Calendar

Below is a copy of the LCISD Instructional Calendar, including grading periods and bell schedules.

Huggins Dress Code

Students can wear Huggins Spirit Wear or solid colored polos in red, white, navy, light blue or black any day of the week. Bottoms must be denim (no embellishments or tears), khaki, black, or navy blue athletic shorts, slacks, shorts, skirts, skorts, capris or a dress. A few days of the week have themes but students are not required to participate.


Monday - Leveling Up in 2020! Students are encouraged to wear a shirt/dress coordinating to our video game theme.
Thursday - Students can support Roberts Middle School, Leaman JH and Fulshear HS by wearing purple.
Friday - Huggins Spirit Day!