IHES- Newsletter

December 13, 2018

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Sign up to Volunteer at India Hook!

If you have the time we could surely use you! We are looking for volunteers who would love to come in to work with individual or small groups of children. If you are interested, please email Hana Sands at hsands@rhmail.org. Research says that the difference in the success and failure of a student, is based upon the number of caring adults that are in their lives.

Walking Wednesdays

On Wednesdays students will enter the school as usual. If they eat breakfast at school then they should go there first. Otherwise, students will put their bookbags in their classrooms and begin to walk the hallways. We know that exercise increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain and we're excited about this opportunity to improve our own health and academic learning. We will walk each Wednesday until 7:30 a.m. when students will enter the classroom to start their day.

PTO News

UPCOMING SPIRIT NIGHTS

Come join us this Thursday December 13th at Salsaritas from 4-8pm. Make sure to mention India Hook Spirit

We have scheduled a wide variety of spirit nights this semester. IHES PTO receives a percentage of proceeds from meals purchased on the scheduled nights. Each establishment has different times and information. To get updates and reminders about spirit nights sign up for our text system by texting: @ihespto2 to 81010

Salsaritas – Thursday December 13th (4-8pm)

Kidcreate Studio – Friday January 25th (4-7:30pm)

BOX TOPS

Box Tops will be collected Every Other Friday. The next collection day is this Friday, December 14th. Please send them in an envelope or ziploc bag with your student’s name and teacher.

MOVIE NIGHT

Thank you to all those that helped at Movie Night on Friday!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December

13 Salsaritas Spirit Night; 4-8pm

14 Box Top Collection Day

21 Half-day for Students/Winter Break begins

January

7 Students Return

11 Box Top Collection Day

25 Kidcreate Studio Spirit Night; 4-7:30pm


PTO CONTACT INFORMATION:

TEXT REMIND SYSTEM: text: @ihespto2 to 81010

FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/IndiaHookPTO/

EMAIL: indiahookpto@gmail.com

Like Shelving?

If you do, than our media center needs a volunteer like you! Please contact Mrs. Smith (JSSmith@rhmail.org) for more information.

Lunch Menu

Important Weather Information

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Friday Lunch Visits

We will have tables set up on kindergarten patio or in the center of the building for families to eat while they visit. Parents may also come have lunch on their child's birthday.

Rock Hill School District Wellness Policy

As a wellness focused school we are thrilled that our school board has approved a wellness policy. Some of the most important points of the policy are listed below.

• Candy and food will not be used as a reward for students.
• Children will have access to water during the day to stay hydrated.
• Special classroom snacks will follow the healthy snacks guidelines. Please see our website for more information about what is allowed.
• Non-food birthday recognition items are allowed if you would like to provide a treat on your child’s birthday. (Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, etc. will not be allowed.)
• Any outside snacks provided to children during school will follow our district wellness guidelines and be in sealed labeled containers with nutritional information clearly labeled. (Pizza does not meet healthy guidelines.)
• Physical activity (P.E. and Recess) cannot be withheld from a student.
• Physical activity cannot be used as a form of punishment
• All fundraisers must follow the guidelines stated in the district wellness policy.
• Valentine’s Day parties will offer a one-day exemption from wellness policy, however, all food must be clearly labeled with ingredients and nutritional information
• No home-baked items can be served to children.
• At India Hook, you may choose to bring lunch for your child occasionally on Fridays or their actual birthday. Please understand that food cannot be shared with other children.



Wellness Policy

School Improvement Committee Meeting Dates

    • December 18 at 4:30 at India Hook in Media Center
    • January 15 at 4:30 at India Hook in Media Center
    • February 19 at 4:30 at India Hook in Media Center
    • March 19 at 4:30 at India Hook in Media Center
    • April 23 at 4:30 at India Hook in Media Center
    • May 21 at 4:30 at India Hook in Media Center

Safety in Rock Hill Schools


Dear Families in Rock Hill Schools,

Like everywhere we live, work and play in our community, our schools should be a place where our children, staff, and families can feel safe and secure. We have always drilled for emergencies, equipped our buildings and buses, and trained our teachers and staff to be safe and to keep our children secure.

Our world continues to change, and concerns for safety and security all across our nation continue to increase. We must continuously adapt and improve our procedures and systems to keep Rock Hill Schools safe. Recently, we have:

  • Developed situation-specific emergency response procedures,
  • Increased trainings and drills for students and staff, including a district-wide reunification drill,
  • Improved access control to our buildings and campuses,
  • Implemented visitor screenings and background checks for volunteers,
  • Updated video surveillance and alarm systems, and radio systems, and
  • Strengthened cooperative relationships with local law enforcement.

In recent weeks, a heightened awareness and vigilance by students and staff has resulted in weapons being found on high school campuses. This is alarming, yet comforting to recognize our students and staff feel safe to share information that helps to make our campuses more secure. You are likely aware it is against South Carolina law to bring a weapon onto school property. The consequence is severe, including possible expulsion, arrest, and prosecution. Beginning this week, we are adapting our procedures to be even more proactive to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and guests. As allowed by state law and board policy, we will begin random on-campus weapons screenings as a means to help deter or prevent weapons from being brought on to school grounds.

Additionally, we are improving several other aspects of our overall campus safety and security efforts, including a relaunch of our “See Something / Do Something” campaign. More information will be shared soon about the various ways tips can be submitted, including anonymous two-way text messages, phone, and online through school websites. As we prepare to host a district safety and security summit next month that will include law enforcement and other community partners. Please share your questions and concerns with us at www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/safety.

As always, please feel free to reach out to Kevin Wren, our Director of Risk, Security and Emergency Management at kwren@rhmail.org or 803-981-1159.

Thank you for your trust and partnership.

William E. Cook, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent