The Stinging News

October 2, 2020

Important Phone Numbers

Hornung Office - 810-299-4450

Hornung Attendance Line - 810-299-4454

Jack Yates, Principal Office 810-299-4451

Hornung Fax - 810-299-4460

Hornung Friendship Center – 810-299-4461

BAS Central Office - 810-299-4000

BAS Transportation – 810-299-3890

Specials Schedule For This Week

Monday, October 5th - A Day

Tuesday, October 6th - B Day

Wednesday, October 7th - Remote Learning Day

Thursday, October 8th - C Day

Friday, October 9th - A Day

Principal’s Message – October 2, 2020

Pink Week… We are again supporting the Pink Week effort this year with a couple of activities! Here they are:

* Monday – Wear all one color

* Tuesday – PJ Day

* Wednesday – nothing planned

* Thursday – Hornung (yellow/black) or Brighton (orange/black) Spirit Day colors

* Friday – Wear PINK!

Physical Education Classes taking Place Outside… We’re asking all parents to make sure their kids come to school daily with gloves (thinner pair) and hats in their bags. It is now October and it was chilly this morning! On most days we will be having students go outside for gym class. Saying that, the same applies for classes that have a morning recess. Thank you ahead of time for your help.

Picture Day! Yes, Picture Day will be occurring on the morning of Tuesday, October 20th for students currently attending Hornung. For BVA students, Picture Day will be the morning of Wednesday, October 21st. There will be a sign up genius coming out next week for BVA students.

LEXIA… Just a reminder that our LEXIA on line academic program should only be accessed at school. Now that we are back in school, it is our intervention program.

Free Lunch Program for Every Student at BAS! … I wanted make sure you have been notified that Brighton Area Schools is now participating in the Federal “Free Lunch Program”. Every child that attends Hornung is eligible!!! This program will run through December 31st or until the Federal funding runs out. There is a more detailed description embedded in the Stinging News. This is great news for all families!


Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary School Principal


Picture Day Update!

Picture day is Tuesday, October 20th for students in the building and Wednesday, October 21st for BVA students!

A signup will be generated closer to picture day for BVA students to sign up for a specific time that day.



PTO Buzz

Next week is Pink Week! Students are encouraged to show their support in the fight against breast cancer. On Friday, October 9th, please wear your pink! Ivory Vines has spirit wear available at:

We’ve almost hit our goal for the classroom air purifiers! If you would like to help, please have your child send in a check (payable to the “Hornung Elementary PTO”) or give to the link below:

We also encourage you to help us passively raise funds by picking Hornung as your Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile charities. Links below:

Your Hornung PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

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Student Nutrition Program Brighton Area Schools

Student Nutrition Program Brighton Area Schools to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch to all Students

Friday, October 2, 2020

Effective immediately, school breakfast and lunch will be available at no charge to all Brighton Area Schools students under a temporary waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ALL students learning in the classroom, or remotely are eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch through December 31st or until Federal funding runs out.

A credit will be issued back to student lunch accounts for all reduced-price and full-paid meals purchased as of September 14th through today. Students who do not qualify for free meals will lose this benefit when the waiver expires or funding ends.

Furthermore, the USDA waiver provides the flexibility and funding to ensure nutritious meals reach all children 18 years and younger in this fluid and fast-changing time.

Brighton Area Schools will continue to serve breakfast and lunch according to our established back-to-school meal service plan. Remote study students may still pre-order meals for pick up on Wednesdays at any Brighton High School.

Families are still encouraged to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits by October 15th to avoid any disruption of current meal benefits when this USDA waiver expires. We recommend families apply for school meal benefits online. The online process is quick and easy, and we are able to review your application much faster than the traditional paper method. This service is free and facilitates a socially distanced, contact free application process for our families! Online applications can be found at Please email to request a paper application if preferred.

Brighton Area Schools is committed to ensuring that our children have access to safe, healthy, and nutritious meals. We look forward to serving your children! Additional information about the Student Nutrition Program can be found at

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:

Richard Browder, Director of Student Nutrition


USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

BAS Parent Tech Guide

Hornung Families - we are happy to provide you with a resource guide to help with student learning on technology at home. Click on this resource link to access our BAS Parent Tech Guide. We hope you find this helpful! ~Mrs. Richards

BAS Parent Tech Guide

Student device contracts

At Brighton Area Schools we have student devices for educational applications. It's important that students know how to take care of these devices, so that we can continue to offer this technology. Below are links to our device use contracts. Please click on the link below that pertains to your child's grade level. You must sign one for each child attending Hornung.

Thank you!

JK-2nd Grade iPad Use Contract

3th/4th Grade Chromebook Use Contract

~Mrs. Richards, Hornung Media Specialist

Counselor Corner

Counselor Corner!

Hello from your Elementary Counselors! We are so excited to welcome you all back for another amazing year! Although many things this year look different, we will continue supporting your children with Social-Emotional Learning. Our role will consist of classroom lessons, small group activities, individual support, and more. We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to continue the learning at home! Please feel free to contact your counselor with any questions or concerns that you may have, and Mrs. Fox or Mrs. McKiddy will do their best to support your child.

Mrs. McKiddy


Mrs. Fox


Hornung Virtual Open House for Families