Hometown School Newsletter
August 6, 2021
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Welcome to the 21-22 School Year
Skyward & Classroom Assignments
Supply Drop off/ Open House/Ice Cream Social
The PTA ice cream social will follow from 5:30-6:30 by the playground in the back of the school. This social event will allow families to join the PTA, catch up with old friends and meet new ones! We hope to see you there.
First Day Logistics
This year’s first day of school will be Wednesday, August 18th and it is a half day of school ~ for students in grades 1st through 5th. The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 11:30 am. We are looking forward to seeing all of the smiling faces coming back to in person learning. The earliest students can line up is Students can start arriving at 8:10am. Upon their arrival, scholars should line up with their grade level peers at the appropriate door. Students will be escorted into the building by staff at 8:25 am.
Pre-K- Door 20
Kindergarten- Enter door 1, exit door 8
1st grade- Door 6
2nd grade- Door 7
3rd grade- Door 19
4th grade- Door 17
5th grade- Door 15
When school is dismissed at 3:20 pm, students are able to walk home, line up in the gym for their bus, or meet their parent/ caregiver outside of the school. Older children who walk younger siblings or neighbors should meet them in a prearranged location outside of the building and will be dismissed first in order to pick up their sibling or relative.
New Family Celebration
Families new to Hometown School are invited to join us on Friday, August 20th at 8:45 am in the Multi-Purpose Room. This informal breakfast celebration will include a brief introduction to Hometown School and discussion topics including: attendance and lunch procedures, Skyward, Take Home Tuesday, and the Late Start Schedule, followed by a brief Q & A session. We hope to see you there!
Health and Safety
MasksGovernor Pritzker announced through an executive order that masks are now required for students, teachers, and staff at pre-kindergarten - 12th grade public and nonpublic schools throughout the state. The new measure is part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat the surge of the Delta variant. Hometown school will follow the mandate.
Starting the school year, self-certification will not be required to be turned in at the school. Please take time each morning to ensure your child is healthy and ready to learn.
All students will be temperature checked as they enter the building daily.
Breakfast and Lunch
Take Home Tuesdays
Students will bring home all pertinent school information and classroom work on Tuesdays. Some of this information will also be sent home electronically through our School Messenger Communication System. Information used to send home the information will be used from Skyward. Please look for important information, resources to use at home, as well as celebrations of students throughout each week.