WELCOME COUGARS

2022 - 2023

AUGUST BIRTHDAY HIGHLIGHTS

CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS: PROMETHEAN BOARDS

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CLASS OF 2023 NEWS

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SAT DATES

Please stop by the front office to see Ms. Gomez to setup a College Board account, and receive a fee waiver.

Oct 1, 2022

Nov 5, 2022

Dec 3, 2022

Mar 11, 2023

May 6, 2023


https://account.collegeboard.org/login/signUp.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (ASP)

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 7:45am-5pm

7310 Bowie Street

Houston, TX

AUGUST BENCHMARK AND IOWA TESTING

1st benchmark - August 22 through August 25

IOWA - August 29 - September 1

TARDIES AND ATTENDANCE

The tardy policy at Houston Gateway Academy has been established to ensure a minimum of interruptions to the educational process in each classroom. Instruction at Houston Gateway Academy begins promptly at 7:45 a.m., and it is critical that all scholars be prepared to begin at that time.

After 7:55 a.m., student will be marked tardy. Once a student receives

three (3) tardies it will result in Saturday detention.

If scholars are absent, a note must be provided to the front office upon their return (notes may be handwritten, or from the doctor's office).


Middle school:

Late arrivals must have a tardy slip from the front office to enter the classroom.


High school:

  • Student arriving to 1st period at 8:05 a.m. or later is considered absent, for that period.
  • 10 absences or more per class (excused or unexcused) will result in credit loss.
  • Students will not be allowed out of class the first fifteen (15) minutes after the tardy bell and the last fifteen (15) minutes before the end of the period. Anytime a student is out of class, permission must be granted.
  • Students who lose credit during the Fall / Spring semester due to attendance must complete the credit recovery program during the summer for four (4) weeks in order to regain credit. Students do not regain credit will be required to re-take the course in order to earn credit the following academic year.
  • After each bell rings the halls will be swept by administrators, hall monitors and paraprofessionals and Saturday detention will be assigned.

FREE HEALTHY SCHOOL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER

The school is providing nutritionally balanced, free meals each day to all scholars.

DRESS CODE

The school uniforms are worn Monday – Friday. Jeans are allowed on Friday’s ONLY! with a school, sports, or college shirt.

Only clear or mesh backpacks.

NO RED SHOES

Shorts and skirts are not allowed.

No Crocs are allowed unless designated during special events

Hoodies are not allowed to be worn (Level 1 Offense)


Middle school:

HGA BLUE SHIRT

NAVY BLUE -or- KHAKI PANTS


High school:

HGA BLACK OR WHITE SHIRT

BLACK -or- KHAKI PANTS

CELL PHONES

Cell phones are not permitted in the classroom if a scholar is found with any type of electronics, it will be confiscated and parent/guardian must pick it up and pay $15.

Middle school: They must be powered off and turned into the homeroom teacher upon entering the classroom.

High school: They must be powered off and turned into the containers designated by grade level located in the hallway.

ASCENDER PORTAL - ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Visit the parent portal to view current grades, attendance for each scholar.

SAFETY PROTOCOL

  • Scholars’ safety comes first.

  • Parents are not allowed to visit classrooms before or during school hours.

  • All adjourned doors will remain locked at all times or supervised by campus personnel.

  • Middle and High school scholars will be signed in and out on the first floor.


Parents are allowed to pick up their children thirty minutes before dismissal begins only if they have an appointment. Only adults who are listed in the school's emergency contact list will be allowed to take scholars from school premises.

All scheduled events will be shared via cougar news (smore.com), emails and text messages.

Safety Drills

  • Evacuate

  • Fire evacuation drill

  • Lockdown

  • Secure (Lockout)

  • Shelter for severe weather

  • Shelter-in-place for hazmat