HHES Parent Newsletter
Back to School 2020
Starting Off Strong in the 2020-2021 School Year
The first week of instruction for students will focus on building relationships and social emotional learning. During the week of September 2, students will be given the chance to share with one another and to get to know their classmates. These relationships are the foundation of a successful classroom, where students support one another and take intellectual risks. Mr. Robertson and Mrs. Gannon will share video lessons on the how to be successful and safe in the online learning environment. Each student will also get to meet their art, music, and PE teachers.
As we continue in the month of September, our focus will shift to academics. Each teacher will be using assessments to determine what students already know and what they still need to learn. Teachers will use this information to help them make learning groups and to set goals for each child. Your child's teacher will check in with them weekly to offer help, provide feedback, and set learning goals.
During the week of September 14 - 18, student will complete the iReady assessment in math and reading. This will be completed during class time and be proctored by your child's teacher. If you have questions about this assessment, additional information can be found in the iReady Family Center.
We are here to support your family during this period of online instruction. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher or one of us. We are happy to help!
Joshua Robertson, Principal and Meredith Gannon, Assistant Principal
Back to School Parent Meetings
During the week of September 2 - 4, your child can plan on attending their class meeting via Zoom each day at 8 a.m. Each student will have video lessons to view during the remainder of the school day.
More information will be sent out next week on how to schedule your meeting time and on teacher assignments.
Device (iPad) Pick Up
Hockinson School District will be hosting device pick up August 25 - 27. All HSD students can pick up an iPad for use in the 2020-21 school year. Device pick up will be held at Hockinson Middle School. Please enter the middle school through the staff parking lot on 182nd Street and exit through the bus lane on 159th Street. Volunteers will be there to help you. Prior to pick up, please fill out the technology use form. Assurance device insurance will be available for purchase on the technology form.
Device pick up times are:
Tuesday August 25: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - last name beginning with letters A - M
Wednesday, August 26: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - last name beginning with letters N - Z
Thursday, August 27: 3 - 7 p.m. - all families
Wireless Internet Access
Welcome to Hockinson Heights Elementary!
Hannah Harris - Grade 2
Morgan Beaty - Grade 4
Sandra Stroup - HSD Librarian
Jessica Barkley - BCBA
September 2: First Day of School - Grades 1-5
September 2 - 4: Parent / Teacher Virtual Meetings
September 7: Labor Day - No School
September 8: First Day of Kindergarten
September 14 - 18: iReady testing - math and reading
September 17: Constitution Day
October 9: Teacher In-Service Day - No School
Social Emotional Learning
- At Home Self-Manager Badge Program
- Monthly Character Awards
- Daily Birthday Announcements with Principal Robertson and Asst. Principal Gannon
- Spirit Weeks
- and lots more fun surprises!
Hockinson Heights Elementary School
Location: 20000 Northeast 164th Street, Brush Prairie, WA, USA