Parent Newsletter - November 2022
It's hard to believe we have been in school for almost 50 days. Our Hornets are showing dynamic growth and developing positive relationships with staff and students. Thank you to the many families who joined us for hotdogs, Smores, and family learning during our annual Campfire Night. We appreciate your support! This month we look forward to welcoming you for our November events including: Veteran's Day Program, Thanksgiving Lunch, and Parent Involvement Week. More details are included below.
First Nine Weeks Parent Conferences
Fall Picture Retake Day
Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 8:30-11:30am
3602 Williams Way Boulevard
*Any Student that is newly enrolled to the school after your original picture day
*Any Student returning their package for any reason, and wanting to Retake their picture (They must return their original package to the photographer in order to receive full credit for their package)
*Any Student that was absent on the original Picture Day*Any Student that did not purchase on Picture Day that has payment/online receipt for purchase on Retake Day.
Breakfast & Lunch visits: Parents may visit breakfast but may not interact with other students Please sit at the designated parent table for breakfast. Lunch visits with parents will begin September 6, 2022. This ensures that we have time to teach our Hornets all the proper procedures to ensure a safe and efficient school environment. All Hutchison students will receive free breakfast and lunch this school year.
Smart Tags: IMPORTANT UPDATES
If a student does not have his/her Smart Tag ID badge for five (5) consecutive days, the Lamar CISD Transportation Department will contact the school/campus or parent to request that a Smart Tag replacement card be purchased.
When a student receives the maximum number of warnings allowed by the school, the student may be subject to disciplinary action which may include the suspension of transportation service.
Transportation will track students via a Smart Tag "report" twice weekly. On Thursday mornings the week of and Monday mornings, looking back at the previous week. Once a student reaches 3 consecutive days, we will give the parent and student a courteous reminder that 2 more consecutive days will result in a conversation between our Discipline Team, Campus Administrators, and the parent(s) of the student regarding discipline going forward.
REPEAT: All students have received a Smart Tag with their picture on a lanyard. Smart Tag Information. Students are required to wear their Smart Tag daily regardless of their grade or method of transportation. Hutchison has provided Smart Tags for each student. Any replacement Smart Tags can be purchased for $5 from the front office. We encourage all parents, mandatory for bus riders of students in PK/K, to sign up for the Smart Tag Parent Portal. Smart Tag Login
Car riders: Our doors open at 7:00am. Please do not drop your child off before this time. There is no adult supervision before 7:00am. Arrival prior to 7:15 is encouraged. We appreciate your patience.
Bus riders: LCISD Transportation is highly recommended for all students who are eligible. The buses are the first mode of transportation to leave each day. PK and K students will only be released to an authorized adult listed in the SMART Tag System. (see the link above)
Daycares: We have the Gingerbread after school program on campus this year. Registration is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the website at www.gbhdaycare.com.
Transportation changes: Transportation changes MUST be made before 2:00 PM. Please call the office to indicate a change for the way your child normally goes home. These 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, it must be done by 2:00 pm. 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.
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. If your child is a walker, you are saying that they are responsible enough to get home on their own without adult assistance. If you do not want your child to walk home without an adult, please make sure to communicate that with the teacher prior to the first day of school. If they have older/younger siblings that they will walk home with, please communicate that information to the teachers as well. Rainy Days - We will be making some adjustments to the rainy day dismissal - STAY TUNED.
Hutchison Elementary has a dress code policy which should be adhered to daily. Please ensure that your student is following the policy. Reminder letters will be sent home with students who do not meet the policy.