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Helpful information for new families

Although this may not contain ALL the information you may need, we hope this gives you a great head start to joining the Horizon Family. Please call the school office if you have any questions. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!! :)
Horizon Elementary School WEBSITE

TONS of great information for Horizon Families!

Student and Family HANDBOOK

Policies and procedures for USD232 Families

Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family Access is a website that allows parents to access information about the student. For your login credentials - please contact gstove@usd232.org

CARLOOP Procedures

Families receive a folder to be used when picking up your child(ren) in the car loop. Please hang it from your passenger side visor.


To protect the safety of both our students and our staff, please make note of the following rules:



  • Kansas Law requires all children to be properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat until the age of 8.
  • To avoid children or staff having to walk between cars, all children must be unloaded from the rear passenger door of the vehicle.
  • All parents (driver or passenger) must stay inside the vehicle for the duration of the car loop.
  • Please limit cell phone use to avoid distractions and to stay aware of the children and staff around you.



Thank you for driving slowly and carefully in the parking lot and surrounding areas!


AM drop off begins at 8:25 a.m. After 8:45 a.m., students will need to be walked in to the office to be signed in and will receive a tardy slip.


PM Car loop begins shortly after the 3:50 bell.


The front loop is for grades K-2. Any older siblings will join the K-2 students in the front loop.


The back loop is for grades 3-5 AND for any 2nd grade only families.

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Student illness & exclusion policies

Exclusion Policy


USD 232 follows the Johnson County Department of Health & Environment concerning exclusion recommendations. Individual students with specific health conditions are taken into consideration when performing a nursing assessment.


To prevent the spread of disease and to protect your student, please keep your student home and/or make an appointment with your health care provider for the following symptoms:

  • temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • severe sore throat, headache, or cough
  • eyes with inflammation, redness, and watery or purulent drainage
  • live head lice
  • undiagnosed and/or untreated skin rash
  • communicable disease


If a student becomes ill during school, the parent/guardian of the student must be contacted before a student is allowed to leave the building. It is important to provide your student's school with updated contact numbers so parents/guardians may be reached concerning illness, as well as emergencies.


http://www.jocogov.org/sites/default/files/documents/DHE/PBH/exclusion_recommendations.pdf

STUDENT ABSENCES

Please call in all student absences to the absentee line at 422-9692 by 9:00AM for EACH day your student will be sick or late. If your student is going to be late to school for any reason, please make sure and let our office know ahead of time (if possible) by calling our office by 9:00AM that morning. You can also email the office staff directly as well as your student's teacher for any absence.



EARLY CHECKOUT....

Students will not be called out of class until a parent is present to sign them out. Please plan ahead for appointments, as we would like to minimize missed class time.


You can utilize our online absentee link to report an absence.


https://www.edlinesites.net/FormDisplay.page

You can pay school fees and make lunch payments online

e-Funds for Schools is a user friendly program for parents who choose to make meal payments online. Open link for complete instructions.

Counselor's Corner - Tiger Volunteers

February 2017


Dear Future Horizon Kindergarten Parents,


Students here at Horizon Elementary have the opportunity to participate in The President’s Volunteer Service Award program. Each school in our district participate in this worthwhile program.


Community service hours will be tallied from April 2017 to April 2018, which is why you are receiving this letter so early. Attached you will find a form for tracking these service hours. Each time a sheet is completed and turned in, another sheet will be sent home. I will keep track of these sheets and keep a running total of hours. We honor our students who have reached the goal of 26 hours during our Awards Assembly each May. Students who fulfill this goal will also receive a bronze pin and certificate from the President of the Untied States. Students who achieve 50 hours will receive a silver pin, and the gold pin is awarded for 75 hours. Students who achieve 10 hours will also be recognized here at Horizon.


The definition of service under the President’s Volunteer Service Award program is quite broad and basically includes any activity that has a significant impact on meeting the needs of the community. Services that are paid for or carried out for a family member do not count towards service hours. Some examples of services that would count include helping with community organizations, school-based programs, scouting service or any effort to help others. You might also want to check my web site for volunteer websites and events. I have included on the back of this letter an explanation for each focus area supported by the President’s Volunteer Service Award organization.


If you have any questions please feel free to call me at Horizon at 667-3535. Thank you for your support.



Sincerely,


Kim Gasiorowski

Horizon Counselor


Please click here for the Student Service Tracking Form.