The Phoenix Feather

Homer Flex High School - Week of January 2, 2023

Upcoming Dates

January 13: Early Release

January 16: SCHOOL DAY - make up for 12/12/22 Snow Day

February 3: Last day of third rotation

February 6: First day of fourth rotation

February 16-17: Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences

February 20 - 24 and February 27 - March 3: Artist in the Schools Program with Art Koeninger

Snow Day Make Up Day

Classes will be held on January 16, 2023 (this was previously a vacation day) to make up for the school closure/snow day on December 12, 2022. Please call the office if you have any questions.

PE at the HERC

Beginning in January, we will be headed to the HERC building for PE! Attached to this newsletter is the registration and release form that Homer Community Recreation requires for everyone who uses their facilities. Please print, sign, and return with your student on Monday. The forms have also gone home with your student. Please call the office if you have any questions.

Artist in the Schools Program

We are happy to be partnering with Bunnell Street Art Gallery again this year to bring the Artist in the Schools program to Flex! This year the students have voted to bring Art Koeninger in to teach us about the art of jewelry making. We will be on an activity schedule for the weeks of February 20-24 and February 27-March 3 to work with him. Please let us know if you have any questions, and keep an eye out for pictures!

Online Student Forms

We have received a handful of the Student Forms from parents/guardians. Thank you to those who have filled them out! It is important that all parents/guardians complete these online forms for their student for the 2022-2023 school year. Please take a few minutes to make sure we have accurate information for your student. If you have any questions, please call the school at 235-5558. Thank you!

Click the button below to go to the Parent Portal.

1. Sign in or create your parent account.

2. Check to make sure your student(s) is listed. If not, click "Add Student".

Please be sure you fill out the following forms. If a form is not assigned to you, click the add button to add it to your profile.

Returning Student Information Update

Parent/Student Handbook Letter

School Survey Parent Release

Student Injuries Parent Letter

YRBS Permission

Title 1 E-Rate Household Survey/Free-Reduced Lunch

If you wish your student to be eligible to check out a Chromebook, you will also need to add the Devise Checkout Agreement.

Flex Digital Citizenship

As we return to our classrooms after so much time spent with online learning, the staff here at Flex have noticed a significant increase in distracted cell phone and technology use by our students. Part of our mission here at the school is to help students learn to live "adult lives," and with that comes the responsibility to act responsibly, especially in regards technology. Teaching students when it is appropriate to be using cell phones and be on non-educational content is the first step in this process. We are implementing new strategies to address this situation in our classrooms, and plan to employ community circles to facilitate discussions between students and staff. We realize that cell phone use, especially text messages, have become part of everyday life, and we hope to help students learn when and where it's appropriate to check them. You can help your student while they are in class by calling the office to leave messages and as a way to contact them in case of emergencies. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you for your support!