Hofius Happenings

March 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

March

3rd: Counselor Night @ 5:30

4th: NJHS Induction Ceremony

6th: Kona Ice sold during lunches

9th-13th: Spring Break

16th-19th: Cheer/Mascot Tryouts

20th: Spring Picture Day

24th: Beginner Band Solo Contest

30th: Band Pre-UIL

Looking Ahead @ STAAR Dates!

April

7th: 7th Writing/8th Math

8th: 8th Reading


May

5th: Algebra EOC

7th-8th: 8th Grade Science/Social Studies

12th: 6-8th Math

13th: 6-8th Reading

Dismissal and safety concerns regarding basketball courts being used by students.

All students, unless they are with a sponsor for an after school activity are to go to their dismissal area and leave campus after school. The basketball courts are not open for students immediately after school. This is a safety concern. Students must be picked up from school by 4:30 if they are car riders. Please do not pick up students from locations other than the car rider line in the front of the school.

Transportation Change?

Does your child need a transportation change? We are asking that parents follow some common procedures to help ensure that all transportation changes are made. If your child requires a change in transportation we must have a handwritten note from the parent. Please be sure to include your students first and last name. If they are riding home with a friend please be sure to include the friends first and last name as well. Please have your student turn in the note to the 7th Grade office no later than 1:00 PM to ensure that all changes can be made that same day. If you have any questions please contact Jeanette Green @ 832-375-8805.

Dress Code Policy

We would like to remind students and parents about our dress code policy. This information can also be found online in the student code of conduct. As we approach warmer weather please be reminded of the following guidelines.

General Requirements for All Students


1. Students may not wear a military uniform to school unless it is in conjunction with a school approved activity.

2. Students may not wear suggestive or inappropriately located decorative patches, insignia, or clothing with improper advertising, pictures, slogans, or statements.

3. An American or any state flag or facsimile thereof may not be attached on a garment in a disrespectful manner.

4. Hats or head coverings may not be worn in the school buildings.

5. Appropriate footwear is required.

6. Any attire or accessory that is distracting or disturbing will not be permitted on school property. This includes outfits that are too short, too revealing, low-cut, see-through, or backless. Underwear-styled garments should not be worn as outerwear.

7. Hair must be clean and groomed. Any hair style that is distracting or disturbing will not be permitted on school property.

8. Facial hair must be neatly groomed and styled in a way that is not distracting.

9. No paraphernalia that indicates or promotes gang membership may be worn or displayed (this may include but is not limited to bandannas, chains, jewelry, hip cloths, baggy pants, tee shirts, gang writing, and color codes).

10. Tattoos, icons, and any other markings on the body that cannot be removed shall be covered at all times in an unobtrusive manner that is not disruptive to the instructional process. A student who has such markings on his or her body and who wishes to participate in extracurricular activities shall ensure that the markings are covered by the standard uniform for the activity or in another appropriate manner. The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, shall regulate and enforce these guidelines.

Teacher/Staff Shout Outs

Parents, do you want to give a teacher/staff a shout out? Click on the link below or scan the QR code in order to complete a google doc.

http://bit.ly/HofTSSO

Bark-District issued Account Monitoring


Keeping students safe on district-issued accounts and devices continues to be of

paramount importance to Klein ISD. We heard from our families in the recent back-

to-school annual Family Survey that our families would like to be able to see what is

happening on their children’s district-issued Google Drive and Gmail accounts. In

response to that request, Klein ISD is providing Bark for Schools.


To learn more information, click below

https://kleinisd.net/familynet/families/bark_-_district_device___account_monitoring

Counselor's Corner

Course Selection Update!

When we return from spring break, students will receive a verification sheet through their hawks nest. This verification sheet is a list of all the classes students have selected for the 2020-2021 school year. Please carefully review the accuracy of all the information listed on this sheet. Any changes can be made on the form but must be initialed by a parent. The verification sheets must be signed and returned to the grade level office even if no changes are being made. Schedule changes are not permitted after Friday, May 8th. There will be an online add/drop form located in schoology as well as the Hofius website that students can use to make changes before the May 8th deadline.
Attention 8th grade students and parents: We have re-opened the career plan tab when logged into students skyward accounts. This will enable all 8th graders to finish updating their four year plans that were started in the Social Studies classes. Remember that this is a working document that will continuously be updated and changed throughout high school. Be sure to visit the promise 2 purpose website to view the different pathway options as you are completing your plan. You can also refer to your course selection folder in schoology for more information. Changes made to the 9th grade year on the career plan will NOT be reflected for next year. All changes made to year 9 ONLY must be done on the verification sheet or by using the online add/drop form. If you have questions, please stop by the 8th grade office.


(For all) Testing season is upon us and we know that this can be a very stressful time for our students. We’ll be talking about ways to deal with test anxiety through our character education lessons in March. We’ll be sure to also post this is schoology for parents to see and review with their children.

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Hofius Health Fair

Hofius is hosting a Health/Safety Fair on Thursday, April 23rd. If you know someone or

you are in the health/nutrition industry and would like to have a table for the event

please indicate by contacting Nurse Epps in the clinic.

Congratulations to Officer Montoya Jones for being selected as the KLEIN ISD 2020 Police Department Employee of the Year!

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Congratulations to Jacilyn Green for being named Teacher Of the Year!

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Band Announcements

Our Hofius band students are hard at work preparing for our events coming up this semester. Hofius Band Upcoming Events: Beginner Band Solo contest - March 24th Symphonic and Concert A Band Pre-UIL - March 30th Concert A Band UIL - April 21st or 22nd at Willis HS Symphonic Band UIL - April 23rd or 24th at Tomball Memorial HS Symphonic and Concert A Band GatorFest - May 1st

Advanced band students competed at the Klein ISD Solo and Ensemble contest on February 1st Students worked hard and came away with 123 medals! The following students earned and Outstanding Musician award, the highest distinction that can be given by a judge at this contest.


Flute: Dagney D, Madeline S., Alayna K., Rose L., Reagan M., Alondra C., Gabriel H. Clarinet: Paige B.,Zoe H., Callum M., Zachary S. Bass Clarinet: Sofia S. Trumpet: Mary B., Jake C., Ellie G., Felix H., Gerald H., Raychel M., Michael., Alayna S. French Horn: Noah D., Savanna Q. Trombone: Joseph B., Fawaz M. Tuba: Miguel D., Ron M.

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Memory Books are on Sale!

Memory Books are on SALE for $25. Get your book NOW before we sell out! 8th grade parents, family and friends, space is limited to purchase an Ad for your 8th grade student (8th graders only for the Ads), so make sure you secure your child's spot now! **8th grade Ads are a separate cost in addition to the cost of the Memory Book** Go to balfour.com to place your Memory Book Orders! Thanks and GO HAWKS!
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