A Weekly Publication of HSMA an IB World School-MYP
“World Class Scholars: Cultivating Excellence Through Innovation and Adventure!”
Week of September 13-19, 2020
To prepare youth for lifelong learning through the Montessori and IB philosophies; fostering individual responsibility, mutual respect, self-discipline, and a passion for excellence in order to become inquiring, compassionate, internationally minded global citizens who take action to create a better world.
HSMA's MAP ASSESSMENT UPDATES
*All students' temperatures will be taken outside of the front doors. Please do not drive off until your child has been cleared to enter the building.
Next week, we will be offering MAP testing on campus and online (remotely). Whether your student is making up a missed assessment or taking it for the first time, please read the following information carefully.
MAP make-up and remote testing dates by grade levels:
Sept. 2st ~ Grades 1 & 2
Sept. 22nd ~ Grades 3 & 4
Sept. 23rd ~ Grades 5 & 6
Sept. 24th ~ Grades 7 & 8
In person make-up testing and remote testing will follow the same testing day schedule.
7:45 AM ~ Breakfast
8:30-11:30 AM ~ Math
11:30-12 PM ~ Lunch
12-12:30 PM ~ Break
12:30-3:30 PM ~ Reading
Testing On Campus
Students testing on campus will need to bring the following:
- A mask
- Charged DISD issued technology
- Bottled water
Students will take the Math assessment, followed by Reading. Some students will finish early, and others will take longer. When students have completed both assessments, parents will be called to pick up their child(ren).
Testing At Home
Parents with students testing at home, will need to review the 3 attached documents to prepare for their testing day. Remember that your child can only test on the day his/her grade level is scheduled to test. There are NO make-ups at this point. So, it is imperative that the schedule is adhered to and the attachments are reviewed prior to testing day.
Session Names and Passcodes will be sent the day before your scheduled testing date.
If you have any questions, comments and/or concerns, please let us know. Thanks!
Mrs. K. Coleman
Mrs. L. Coleman
Dear HSMA Community,
We have ended our first week of virtual instruction. Thank you for your patience as we work out the technical challenges that we've encountered. Our success is determined by the collaborative efforts of everyone in our HSMA community. This includes you. If you have concerns or suggestions about the strength and effectiveness of our prepared environment I want to hear from you. Please email me at NJones@harrystone.org.
We are welcoming students to campus to take the MAP Assessment. Safety is our first priority. We cannot serve our students if the environment is not safe. Please assess yourself and/or your child(ren) before reporting to campus.
DCHHS COVID-19 Screening Tool for K-12 School Settings
In the past 24 hours, has your child(ren) had any of the following symptoms?
These symptoms indicate a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and put them at risk for spreading illness to others (CDC)
□ Temperature 100.4⁰ F or higher (CDC)
□ Sore throat
□ New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
□ New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
□ Diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, or abdominal pain
Milder symptoms which may indicate possible COVID
□ New loss of taste or smell
□ Congestion or runny nose
□ Muscle or Body aches
Close Contact* / Potential Exposure
In the past 14 days, has the student had any…
□ Had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with a person infected with COVID-19?
If you've answered yes to any of these choices, please avoid coming to campus and contact your healthcare provider for assistance.
Embedded in the newsletter are additional recommendations from the CDC regarding COVID-19 and how to stop the spread.
We appreciate you for all that you do as a parent/guardian, school partner, and community member.
Honored to serve,
Niki L. Jones
Learning Model Survey for Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
At this time, Dallas ISD will offer parent options of either face-to-face or distance (at-home) learning beginning Oct. 5. Parents must select the learning model for their child(ren). The survey choice is binding through the end of the grading cycle.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s), in order to take the survey, please ensure you have the following information:
- Your child(ren)'s student ID number(s)
- Your child(ren)'s first and last name(s) as it appears in PowerSchool (Parent Portal)
- Your child(ren)'s date(s) of birth (mm/dd/yy)
- Your child(ren)'s current grade level(s)
- Your child(ren)'s current school
Please submit a different survey for each one of your children if they attend Harry Stone Montessori Academy an IB World School - MYP, you may submit a different survey for each one of them using the button below.
Use this link to submit your choice for students enrolled at Harry Stone Montessori Academy an IB World School - MYP. If your child attends a different school, please do not submit your choice for them using this button.
Congratulations, Mrs. Keeter!
Student Birthday Recognition
Subject: Birthday Recognition-Announcements
Date of Birth:
If you'd like us to include a picture, please send it to the email.
Your submission of the requested information gives HSMA and Dallas ISD the authorization to post your child(ren) name and/or picture during our morning announcements.
2020-21 Virtual Discover Dallas ISD
Three Virtual Discover Dallas ISD events have been scheduled to provide prospective families with information about the admissions process for all magnet programs.
Virtual Discover Dallas ISD
November 7, 2020 - Elementary/Secondary Schools
November 14, 2020 - Elementary Schools
November 21, 2020 - Secondary Schools
The 2020-21 magnet eligibility/process information has been posted on the Dallas ISD Magnet page.
Class Scheduling Assistance
The District's IT Department is now providing iPads for students in prekindergarten through third grades. Students in fourth through twelfth grades will receive a Chromebook.
We will continue the technology deployment for our students Tuesday, September 8, 2020, through Friday, September 11, 2020. Mrs. Roberts, our Media Specialist, and her team will be available to assist you daily from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Parents needing password assistance should first contact Mrs. Roberts for assistance. If they are not able to reach their campus, they can contact the IT Support Desk at 972-925-5630.
ICYMI: The reset password for elementary and middle school students is:
Username: Your child’s seven-digit student identification number
Password: The letter “S” followed by the seven-digit student identification number
If it asks for an email, it's your child’s seven-digit student identification number @DallasISD.org
Any parent or guardian of a Dallas ISD student needing home Internet access can request a mobile Internet hotspot two ways:
- Call the IT Service Desk directly at 972-925-5630
- Fill out a Wifi Hotspot Online Request Form
Class and Teacher Contact Information
THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE
Mr. A. Sandlin -- Pre-AP Algebra I
Google Classroom Codes:
1st Period Algebra I: rtgtit4
2nd Period Algebra I: koh4ehb
3rd Period Math Apps: ktbsw6b
6th Period Algebra I: t3p4kpj
7th Period Algebra I: 6sl3fr58th Period Algebra I: tswpjps
Mr. M. Smoot -- Orchestra
2020-21 Student Registration
Thank you for all of your efforts to register your child(ren) for the 2020-21 school year.
Registration status as of Sunday, September 13, 2020:
The Children's House
Prekindergarten: 32 out of 34 registered students
Kindergarten: 48 out of 51 registered students
1st Grade: 45 out of 55 registered students
2nd Grade: 60 out of 70 registered students
3rd Grade: 44 out of 47 registered students
4th Grade: 41 out of 48 registered students
5th Grade: 46 out of 59 registered students
Middle Years Programme
MYP 1 (6th Grade): 80 out of 102 registered students
MYP 2 (7th Grade): 87 out of 94 registered students
MYP 3 (8th Grade): 100 out of 105 registered students
To ensure that all students have equitable access to the instructional kits according to their grade level and specified educational program, it is important that we know who will join us this school year. Please register your child(ren) as soon as possible.
We will begin reaching out to the parents/guardians of students on our waitlist to offer them an opportunity to join our community soon.
We send out well wishes to all of the students who will not join us during the 2020-21 school year. Thank you for the notifications.
If you need assistance with registration, please feel free to contact:
M. Miramontes (Data Controller)
E. Ortiz (Office Manager)
This is the registration location for prekindergarten students new to Dallas ISD.
Students who attended a school in Dallas ISD during the 2019-20 school year should register here.
2020-21 Transportation Request
Below you will find links to the “CHOICE Program - Student Transportation Request e-Form” and our Student Transportation main website Student Transportation website to access the proposed stops at each of the Choice Schools.
This will apply to all new/existing students requesting transportation services for the first time or need to make a change.
2020-21 School Supply List
Niki Jones - Principal
Tiphanie Paige-Assistant Principal
Maria A. Hernandez - Assistant Principal
Elvira Ortiz - Office Manager
ReNeice Reed - IB Coordinator
Kristi Coleman - Counselor
LaSonja Coleman - Counselor
Rosia Roberts - Media Specialist
Robert Hawkins - Facilities Manager
Rochelle Allen - Stone Cafe' Manager
A. Keysha Hunter - Nurse
Campus Instructional Leadership Team (CILT)
Math (Montessori) - Karen Keeter
ELAR (Montessori) - Nicole Ewell
Social Studies (Montessori) - Robyn Kertz
Science (Montessori) - N. Webster
Technology (Montessori) - Desiree' Bishop
Math (International Baccalaureate) - Jennifer Miner
ELAR (International Baccalaureate) - Alexander Wakefield
Social Studies (International Baccalaureate) - Thais King
Science (International Baccalaureate) - Justin Tran
Children's House - Cammelle Ward
Lower Elementary - Nicole O'Dell & Janet Washington
Upper Elementary - Chaquita Yancy
MYP 1 - Jeremy Bennett
MYP 2 - Renita Hines
MYP 3 - Megan Capshaw
Specialist - Erica Simon
Specialist - Steven Hockenberry
Specialist - Michael Smoot
Teacher Assistants - Griselda Hidalgo
SBDM Team Chairperson - Sara Mokuria
HSMA PTA President - Tess Blackburn
Dad's Club President - Jose' Hernandez