The Stinger

Parent Newsletter - September 2022

First Two Weeks

Hutchison Hornets

Thank you for a fabulous first two weeks at The Hive. We are off to a great start to the school year. The parent newsletter will be sent monthly with reminders sent through text or email of upcoming events.

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PTA Meeting/Title 1/Open House

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 5-7:30pm

3602 Williams Way Boulevard

Richmond, TX

We will welcome Hornets during Open House starting at 5pm. This is an opportunity to hear about Title 1, sign up for PTA, and visit the classroom to learn school procedures. Parent conferences will not be held at this time. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
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Beginning, next week we will accept Parent Volunteers to make copies, fill teacher boxes, cut out laminating, and help in the morning car line. Please complete the sign up sheet if you are interested. Volunteer opportunities will be communicated monthly.

School Information

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: All students will receive 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 or visiting the website at

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.

Dress Code

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.

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September Dates

September 5 - School Holiday

September 6 - Parents may begin visiting for lunch.

September 9 - (7:00-7:30am) Grandparent's Breakfast

September 13 - (5:00-7:30pm) Title 1 Parent Meeting/PTA Kickoff & Open House

September 14 - (9am) 2nd option- Title 1 Parent Meeting (Virtual Link)

September 22 - Early Release at 11:30am

September 23 - School Holiday

September 28 - Fall Picture Day (free dress)

September 29 - Progress Report 1 Sent Home

September 30 - PTA Fun Run/House Color Day

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Beginning of Year Forms 2022

This is a reminder that for the 2022-23 school year, all required Lamar Consolidated ISD beginning-of-year forms must be completed online through the Skyward Family Access Center.

Online forms are available through the Family Access Center starting Aug. 1st and all forms need to be submitted no later than Sept. 16th. Your student’s schedule will not be available online through the Family Access Center until all of the beginning-of-year forms are completed for your student and after the campus has released schedules. Student schedules will be available online on Wednesday, Aug. 17th if all online forms have been completed.

Instructions, important dates, a username/password reset button, and technical assistance regarding the online forms can be found by clicking here.

For those who need access to a computer or the Internet, computers will be available on campus Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3:30p.m.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact the school front office at 832-223-1700.