The Hutchison Stinger

August Community Newsletter

Hutchison Hornets, welcome to the 23-24 school year! We are excited to begin a new adventure for all of our students. The summer has been busy for teachers and staff as we learned new and effective ways of promoting learning at all levels. Please find attached important information about back to school events and campus procedures. If you have specific questions, please review the website, Facebook, or call the front office at 832-223-1700 for answers.
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23-24 Dress Code

The dress code for Hutchison Elementary has been updated to uniform optional. Parents may decide the best option for their family. We will use the District Dress Code as the guide for acceptable dress at school. Please review the link or the flyer below for more information.
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Upcoming Events

Meet the Teacher

  • Complete Beginning of Year forms before visiting the classroom
  • Meet your child's teacher
  • Drop off supplies
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Beginning of Year Forms

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This is a reminder that for the 2023-24 school year, all required Lamar Consolidated ISD beginning-of-year forms must be completed online through the Skyward Family Access Center.

Online forms are available through the Family Access Center starting July 26th and all forms need to be submitted no later than Sept. 15th. Your student’s schedule will not be available online through the Family Access Center until all of the beginning-of-year forms are completed for your student and after the campus has released schedules. Student schedules will be available online on Wednesday, Aug. 09th, if all online forms have been completed.

Instructions, important dates, a username/password reset button, and technical assistance regarding the online forms can be found by clicking here.

For those who need access to a computer or the Internet, computers will be available on campus Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. starting July 26, 2023.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact the school front office at 832-223-1700.

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Arrival Reminders

  • Doors open at 6:45am. Parents will be allowed to walk their student to class on the first day of school. Please park in designated parking areas in the front or back parking lot. Do not block other cars or the drop off line. Use the front doors to enter the building. Bring your child's school supplies if you are not attending Meet the Teacher.
  • After the first day of school, parents will be welcomed to campus for breakfast and lunch visits beginning September 5th, 2023. This will allow us to solidify our routines and build trust with our Hornets.
  • Students are required to wear their SMART Tags daily. If your student still has their tag from last year, they may continue to wear it until the new one is printed. Replacement tags are $5 and can be purchased in the front office.
  • Please place a name tag/SMART tag or label on your student and their belongings. We will have staff members available to help students get to class.
  • Breakfast and lunch are free to all Hutchison students for the 23-24 school year. Breakfast begins at 6:45 and is served in the cafeteria. More information about Child Nutrition can be found here .
  • Bus riders - Be sure to register through SMART tag to track your child's bus ride.
  • Walkers/ Bike riders - Ride along the sidewalk and place their bike or scooter in the racks. Enter through the front doors.
  • Students will go straight to their classrooms at 6:45 on the first day only unless they are eating breakfast.
  • After the 1st day, students will be seated in grade level lines in the gym from 6:45-7:00. At 7:00 they will be escorted to the classroom by a grade level teacher.
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Dismissal Reminders

  • Be sure your child's teacher knows how your student is getting home on the first day of school. We will call to confirm transportation.
  • Transportation changes MUST be made before 2:00 PM. Please call the office at 832-223-1700 to make changes. Transportation change notifications are delivered to the classrooms at 2:00pm. Therefore, we cannot accept changes after 2:00 pm. If you want to check your child out early for appointments, that must be done by 2:00 pm as well. We will not release students for early pick up after 2:00 pm. This information is in the LCISD Student Handbook. Please try and keep the way your child goes home as consistent as possible. This decreases the likelihood of a mistake occurring.
  • Bus-LCISD Transportation is highly recommended for all students who are eligible. The buses are the first mode of transportation to leave each day. The buses will load and leave early the first 3 days of school. Parents are advised to arrive at the bus stops early on these days. Give your child’s bus a 15-minute window before and after the published time as drivers work to ensure everyone is accounted for and dropped off at the correct stop. PK and K students will only be released to an authorized adult listed in the SMART Tag System. Please bring your ID to the bus stop on the first day for verification. SMART Tags will be scanned each time your child gets on and off the bus, for lunch meals in the cafeteria, and in the library for checking out books.
  • Daycare pickup - Rosters will be checked daily. Please ensure your child's teacher knows the correct daycare name. Gingerbread is available on campus for after school care.
  • Car riders - Please place your car tag on the rear view mirror of your vehicle. Students will NOT be released without the car tag decal. Parents without the car tag will be asked to park and retrieve their student from the front office.
  • Walkers/Bikers – PK/K students will be released to a parent/guardian only. Parents are not allowed to walk up to the school to meet your children. Please meet them at the stop sign on the corner of Ransom Road & Richmond Parkway. If your child is a walker, you are saying that they are responsible enough to get home on their own without adult assistance. If they have older/younger siblings that they will walk home with, please communicate that information to the teachers as well.