Huggins Paw Print

October 9th

LEVELING UP IN 2020

Howdy Hounds!


It was a great week at Huggins Elementary. As I visit classrooms (both on-campus and virtually), I see students engaged and excited about learning! We also have a perfect picture day...and it was so good getting a chance to see our virtual students!


Today is the last day for parents to make a change to learning models for the second nine weeks. The first day of the second nine weeks is Monday, October 26th. For students that are returning to campus, this will mirror the first day of school. We will be spending the next two weeks preparing for a smooth transition for our students. Providing the best possible educational experience remains at the forefront of all decisions that will be made. The second nine weeks transition involves many layers. We must look at the total number of students transitioning, individual needs of students, and ensuring safety protocols. There may be changes to our master schedule as we make this move. We appreciate your understanding and support as we move through these precedented times together. Please know that what is best for kids remains at the forefront of every single decision we make.


Please note that October 29th and 30th are early dismissal days for our students. Students will be released at 11:30am. The afternoons provide dedicated time for our teachers to engage in Parent/Teacher Fall Conferences based on student observation and progress during the first nine weeks. Be on the look out for sign-up times from your child's teacher. All conferences will be held via Zoom this year.


Next Week is School Lunch Week! We are taking time to say thank you to our amazing cafeteria staff, including our lunchroom monitor Ms. Flores. These amazing ladies work hard to make sure our students enjoy one of their favorite parts of the day!


We hope you have a great weekend!


Sincerely,


Bethany Cunningham

Principal

Bethany.cunningham@lcisd.org

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PBIS Reward for Parents - be sure to access the PBIS Rewards Parent App so that your child can redeem his or her "Character Cash".

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UIL

We are excited to announce that a limited number of UIL academic elementary competitions will be offered for the 20-21 school year!

However, due to Covid19 the district will only be offering the following 2 events-

Creative Writing (2nd grade only) and Ready Writing (3rd, 4th and 5th grades)

If your child is interested in competing in UIL this year, please fill out the Google Doc Form below.

The form contains additional information and only needs to be completed if your child wishes to compete.

Both face-to-face and virtual students in 2nd - 5th grades are eligible to try-out for the events.

If you have any questions, please contact our UIL Coordinator, Susan Patterson at susan.patterson@lcisd.org

Counselor Corner

CHARACTER COUNTS!

October is the month of RESPECT!

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

October also is host to CHARACTER COUNTS! week (Oct. 19-23) and Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 26-30). Look for more information in the upcoming Paw Prints on how Huggins will be celebrating both of these weeks!

HGI Counseling Center

Our HGI therapist still has some openings for clients. She will be available on-campus and virtually. If you would like more information on this free resource, contact Mrs. Reddy (K,2,4) or Mrs. Evans (1,3,5).

Smart Tag Parent Portal (repeat)

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.

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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NEED INTERNET ACCESS? CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION

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!