The official monthly newsletter of Horning Middle School
Main OfficePrincipal: Mr. Robert Blessington 262-970-3305
Principal's Secretary: Ms. Jodi Aylsworth 262-970-3305
Assistant Principal (6B, 7B, 8B, Dual Language 6 and 7): Mr. Bryan Lyday 262-970-3311
Dean of Students (6A, 7A, 8A, 8C, FLIGHT): Ms. Susan Inkmann 262-970-3450
Attendance/Associate Principal Secretary: Ms. Pamela Craig 262-970-3317
Attendance Line: 1-866-490-7371 or 262-970-3316
Athletic/ Activities Director: Ms. Susan Inkmann: 262-970-3450
School Resource Officer
Officer James Wolbert, 262-970-3304
Mrs. Angie Jackson (6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT), 262-970-3327
Ms. Natalie Ramirez (6B, 7B, 8B, 8C, Dual Language 6 and 7), 262-970-3326
Student Services Secretary: Ms. Sue Miller, 262-970-3303
Social Worker: Ms. Angie Krueger, 262-970-1699
School Psychologist: Ms. Lindsey Lemus 262-970-1093
Health Room: Ms. Olivia Trejo 262-970-3315
Mark your Calendar
September 1: First Day of School
September 10th, Horning Site Council, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Virtual, more details to follow)
September 14th, Virtual Monday
September 17th Listening Conferences 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
October 2: Picture Day
Thursday, November 19 Family/ Learner Conferences, 3:30-6:30 PM
Thursday, March 2nd, Family/ Learner Conferences, 3:30-6:00 PM (more information to follow)
May 2021 TBA Showcase of Learning, 4:00 -7:00 PM
Upon arrival, please drive up to door 2 (to the left of the new entrance on Butler Dr) for curbside drop off. You will not be allowed in the building. Necessary forms/paperwork can be found on the Horning Website. Please click HERE to access.
Parent, Student and Family Info Night Presentations
Horning Middle School Virtual Parent, Student and Family Information Night was Thursday, August 27, 2020. If you missed it, you can still see the presentations!
Click HERE for links to presentations.
An Overview of the Horning Hybrid Model
Return to School Information
Much of the important return to school information will be found in this newsletter. However, for more information regarding return to school this year, please check out the District's website via the link below. There is information regarding 2020-21 learning models (hybrid and eAchieve), as well as student/parent resources, communications, and FAQs.
This year we will be utilizing multiple entry points to cut down on crowding at any one door. Upon being dropped off, students will walk outside to their designated door. Entry points are assigned as follows (see map pictured below with these doors listed):
Door 2: DL6,7B
Door 5:, FLIGHT
Door 7: 8C
Door 8: 6A, 6B, 8A, 8B
**ALL BREAKFAST EATERS**
At each entry point, every student and staff member will have their temperature taken using a touch-less scanning thermometer. Temperature checks for students will begin at 7:10am. No students will be allowed into the building before 7:10am. If a student has an elevated temperature (100.4 or higher) or shows signs of sickness, we will be following a district mandated procedure to quarantine that student and that student will be sent home.
Following this, students will go to their locker as quickly and efficiently as they can and then go to their first hour classroom. Students only visit their locker before school, before lunch and after school to reduce hallway traffic.
How will attendance be taken?
Attendance will be taken each period, every day. Students who are on their virtual learning day will submit their own attendance via Check In using Infinite Campus Please review this video for how to Check In. The teacher will monitor the level of participation for all students, and the teacher will reach out to the parent/guardian should participation and engagement become a concern. Families will continue to use the Safe Arrival app to mark their child absent from school or contact the building attendance secretary.
Students will be assigned a lunch location and and seat. They will be called to the Cafeteria serving area in shifts:
This allows for contact tracing and social distancing.
SDW: Mask Expectations
All staff members will be wearing masks and face shields while teaching.
Hallway Traffic Flow
Following these guidelines will keep orderly, safely distanced lines through our hallways and stairwell. No one is to use the elevator unless medically necessary.
All drinking fountains will be shut off, and only the touchless bottle filling stations will be available. All students can bring their own bottle for accessing water during the school day. They will be allowed to have bottles with them in class.
Teachers and students will also use disinfectant wipes that kill COVID to wipe down desks and other common work spaces throughout the day . There is also hand sanitizer in all the classrooms for students to use. Please review the short video below regarding other SDW cleaning protocols.
Virtual Mondays, Cohorts, and Attendance
Mondays will be an all virtual day. On this day, students will follow a Monday schedule with Homeroom and will engage in live virtual sessions with their teacher. This day is important, as it will set the instructional tone for the week of work. The activities that will occur are teacher specific, but all teachers will be live on Mondays with every class.
Cohorts: Students are broken into two cohorts, and each will attend face-to-face two days per week. Cohort 1 will attend in person on Tuesdays/Thursdays and Cohort 2 will attend in person on Wednesdays/Fridays.
Attendance: Teachers will be taking attendance for students on face-to-face days. For attendance on the other virtual days, students will log into Infinite Campus during their scheduled class time and check off if they are present. Students who do not do this will be marked absent. That means that on virtual days, students will have to check in to each class individually as the attendance check-in will only be available during the class period. Students cannot complete or change their self attendance before or after their class time. Students will be expected to complete tasks on these days in preparation for face-to-face days. The face-to-face and virtual learning all feeds together for a week of learning.
Picture Day 2020
Cohort 1: TBACohort 2: Students will have their school photos taken during school on Friday, October 2nd.
Packets to purchase photos will be sent home the week prior.
Physical Education Uniforms and Locks Updates
Physical Education Uniforms and Locks: As of now, students will not be using the gym locker rooms or changing for gym class. Therefore, we are NOT requiring the purchase of gym shirts or gym locks, at least for the first semester. Students will be required to wear proper gym shoes to class.
Cloth Face Coverings in Schools-What Families Need to Know
Tutor Request 2020-21
Athletic and Activities
Our website, https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/horningms will have a current calendar of our co-curricular activities for your planning purpose and a Guidebook that will help you learn more about our offerings.
Please contact Ms. Inkmann with questions at email@example.com.
Join Horning Site Council!
The 2nd Thursday of each month starting in September is reserved for our Horning SIte Council meetings. More information will be provided regarding the format.
Horning Site Council's mission is to build community among families, learners, teachers and staff. We WANT people like you to get involved to help improve communication, support school needs, and plan activities to bring the Horning community together.
Site Council was formed in the 2016-17 school year, so we’re fairly new and trying to build our family involvement here at Horning. For the 2019-20 school year, we are looking for members to fill the following roles:
Please join us at any meeting, or contact us any time for more information!
Site Council Representatives: