Horizon News

Horizon Elementary School

...For All Incoming Kindergarten Students

If you have a kindergarten student this year, please complete the following paper packet and return it to the main office by August 6th. We will need one from all families (even those that registered in the Spring.) Thank you for all of your help getting our paperwork in order.

Along with the packet, please bring the following to the school office (by Aug 6):

  • (Completed registration packet)
  • A copy of your child's certified birth certificate
  • A copy of your child's immunization records

  • Proof of residency (This is only required for families new to Horizon. If older siblings attend Horizon, this is not needed.)

School Supplies

Below is a printable list of school supplies for the 20-21 school year!

Addition to list from spring: We added a water bottle for all grades. We want to make sure all of our students are safe while in school. The drinking fountains will be turned off to prevent the spread of germs. Students will be using their own water bottle during the day this school year.

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Virtual Meet Your Teacher will be August 20, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Teachers will have a video link on this website after August 18th. You may watch the introduction video after you know who is your student's teacher.

Students and parents may also request an appointment using PTC Fast after August 18th (on this website). While this isn't required, it gives you a chance to speak with the teacher live. Please realize these meetings will be scheduled and no longer than 5 minutes. We appreciate your promptness to the meetings. If you have conversations that will take longer than 5 minutes, please email the teacher to set up an appointment. They will be glad to meet with you. We love when parents share insights that will help us meet and understand their children's needs.

We are looking forward to this school year and have missed your students dearly! Please understand we as a school are being flexible to adjust as needed with the current pandemic. We want our world to heal. Please be patient with us as we navigate these uncharted waters together.

Dates to Remember 2020-21

August 11-13 - Call In Registration (8:30-3:00)

August 20 - Meet Your Teacher (4:00 –7:00 pm)

August 24 - First Day of School (first bell at 8:20, starts at 8:25)

August 20 - Meet Your Teacher (4:00 –7:00 pm)

September 1-4 - IRI / ISIP Testing

September 7 - Labor Day (No School)

September 21 & 22 - Individual Pictures

October 16 - End of 1st Quarter

October 20 & 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 23 - Teacher Inservice (No School)

October 26-30 - Red Ribbon Week

November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

December 18 - End of 2nd Quarter

December. 21 – Jan. 1 - Christmas Break (No School)

January 4 - School Resumes

January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – (No School)

February 1 - 100th Day of School

February 12 - Teacher Inservice (No School)

February 15 - President’s Day, (No School)

March 12 - End of 3rd Quarter

March 16 & 17 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 19 - Teacher Inservice (No School)

March 22-26 - Spring Break (No School)

March 29 - School Resumes

May 2-8 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3 - IRI / ISIP Testing Begins

May 13 - School BBQ

May 26 - Last Day of School / End of 4th Quarter

Other activities we have planned, but are subject to change based on health dept. and school board recommendations:

September 11 - Jerome High School Homecoming

September 17 - Literacy Plan Night (For students who are on a Literacy Plan)

October 1 - Family Literacy Night

November 2-11 - Wall of Honor Submissions

November 11 - Veteran’s Day Concert (3rd Grade)

December 4 - Pastries for Parents

December 6 - Buy One, Get One Book Fair

December 7-9 & 15 - Christmas Concerts

January 21 - STEAM Night 5:00-7:00

February 26 - School Carnival 4:00-6:00

March 11 - Class Pictures

April 2 - ISAT Kickoff Assembly (3rd Grade)

April 13-14 - Kindergarten Registration

April 16 - Family Movie Night (6:00 pm)

May 10-12 - Spring Concerts (1st-3rd Grade)

May 26 - Kindergarten Graduation

Horizon PTO

Horizon PTO would like to invite all parents to join them in serving to support our students, schools, teachers, and community while improving our children's educational experience.

El PTO de Horizon desea invitar a todos los padres a unirse a ellos para servir a nuestros estudiantes, escuelas, maestros y comunidad mientras mejoran la experiencia educativa de nuestros hijos.

Meet The Principal

Welcome to Horizon Elementary School! I am excited to continue working with the amazing Horizon staff and eager to work and build strong partnerships with the families and students of our school. Learning should be fun and engaging. It is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors – teacher, students, and parents – are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges and curriculum goals in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.

I have been a member of the Jerome Community and worked for Jerome School District for 23 years. While in Jerome, I have had the opportunity to be a technology teacher and guidance counselor at Jerome Middle School and a guidance counselor, IOT teacher, and Work-Based Learning Coordinator at Jerome High School. My passion is children and watching them develop their individual skills while bringing out their inner genius. I have 4 children ranging in ages from 9-19 and being a parent is the most rewarding challenge ever.

I believe every student is entitled to an equal and individualized education. Building relationships and providing structure are essential to meet this goal. In addition to a focus on student achievement and positive relationships, it is particularly important to me to make sure you and your child feel safe at school. If you ever have a concern or question about a specific situation or procedure, please do not hesitate to stop in, call, or email me to discuss any concerns or ideas. We are focusing on setting up protocols to keep all students safe during the pandemic. Thank you for all of your help following the protocols to help keep all students healthy.

We look forward to building a partnership with the Horizon families this year.

Wendy Ohlensehlen, Ed. S.
Principal, Horizon Elementary School

Zonar ZPass +

Students carry a small card that automatically logs their entry or exit when they pass the scanner on the school bus. The information is then instantly and securely available to you. Notifications can also be sent directly to your computer or to your cell phone via text message. Z Pass+ brings you a whole new level of assurance. Knowing when and where your child gets on and off the bus gives you added peace of mind and makes it easier for you to plan your day. Click here to learn how to sign up.