Huggins Paw Print

October 23rd

LEVELING UP IN 2020

Howdy Hounds!


It's hard to believe that the first nine weeks has come to a close! We are so proud of our students and staff for working so hard to accomplish greatness in the midst of the pandemic. We also are extremely thankful to our parents and community for the support you have provided.


Monday marks the start of the second nine weeks, and we have hounds that are transitioning from virtual to on-campus. We are looking forward to seeing them! If you have a student transitioning back, you should have received a call from your child's teacher to review back to school logistics. Please be sure that they are wearing their paw badges when they arrive on Monday. This will help us direct them to their classroom. Please be sure your child also has their Smart Tag, lanyards, and two masks. Thank you to everyone that participated in our Supply Drop-Off on Thursday!


With the transition of more students on campus, we have made minor adjustment to campus procedures to accommodate for social distancing protocols. Library has been added back to our specials rotation, but Ms. Jurkowski will be teaching her lessons and having students check out books in the classrooms versus the library. We have also added a sixth zone to recess to accommodation the number of on-campus classes. Please expect some delays in the car rider line during dismissal on Monday as we assist new students in learning campus procedures.


Please note that doors open at 7:00am each day. We are beginning to notice that our line is pretty open from 7:00-7:20am but begins to back up at about 7:20am, resulting in students coming in after 7:30am. We are asking families to consider dropping off earlier to ensure all students are in their classrooms by 7:30am.


As a reminder, October 29th and 30th are early dismissal days for our students. Students will be released at 11:30am. The afternoons provide dedicated time for our teachers to engage in Parent/Teacher Fall Conferences based on student observation and progress during the first nine weeks. Be on the look out for sign-up times from your child's teacher. All conferences will be held via Zoom this year. Although the conferences will technically take place during the first week of the second grading period, if you child switched teachers, the first nine-weeks teacher will still be the one holding the conference in order to provide you with detailed insight into your child's progress.


We want to say thank you so much to all our families that generously donated to Common Threads this week. They were extremely appreciative of all of the diapers and toiletries we were able to provide. It was also so fun to see our kids dressed up in support of Character Counts.


Next Week is Red Ribbon Week. On Wednesday, we are asking students to wear red. See the information below from our counselors for some other family activities that they have planned.


We hope you have a fantastic weekend!


Sincerely,


Bethany Cunningham

Principal

Bethany.cunningham@lcisd.org

Counselor Corner

RED RIBBON WEEK (October 23-30)

DID YOU KNOW?

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31), the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. This year’s theme is Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.™ Visit www.redribbon.org to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs. The life you save may be that of your own child or a dear friend.

Parents are the #1 influence on their children’s attitudes and beliefs, even if it doesn’t feel like they are listening! Next week, we will be providing daily at-home activities that prompt the conversation around drug prevention. You can find them on the Huggins Counselors’ Corner Canvas page and the flyer below.

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Smart Tag Parent Portal (repeat)

The Parent Portal for SMART Tag was opened on Monday, September 21ST. Parents can now register and view their child’s ridership information via the Parent Portal. Parents may see when and where their child got on and off the bus via a webpage on their computer or smart device. They may also receive notifications via text that the bus will soon be at their morning stop. Additional information can be found by clicking here. The link provides detailed steps, including videos, on how parents can get registered.

LCISD Bond 2020

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Important information for arrival and dismissal! (repeat)

Please note that our doors open at 7:00am. To help the flow of our car rider line, please ensure that your child is ready to exit the car by having their mask on when you pull up. A reminder that our school day ends at 2:55pm this year. We are now dismissing at our standard time. We appreciate your patience as we continue to maximize the effectiveness of our car rider line. With the changes in protocols due to Covid-19, it is taking some additional time to load cars, as students are being dismissed from their individual classrooms.

Specials for Virtual Students (repeat)

A special reminder from Coach Haines, Mrs. LeClair, and Ms. Barba to be sure to log into your specials courses and complete your assignment each week! This is only for virtual students...on-campus students complete their specials assignments on campus.

Computer Lab (repeat)

We are excited to announce the addition of computer lab into our specials rotation this year. Ms. Vassiliadis (Ms. V) will be working with the students. If possible, please send your child with a pair of headphones that they can use during computer lab. These can be kept in their backpack and taken to the lab on computer rotation days. We ask that you do not send expensive ear buds, but rather traditional head phones.
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Face Coverings (Repeat)

Protective measures, including the use of face coverings, will be determined by the level of disease activity of COVID-19. The District will rely on data from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Fort Bend County Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to determine the disease activity level and the appropriate protective measures.



Students are required to bring two dress code approved masks/face coverings daily. One will be worn, and one additional mask/face covering will be brought in a sealed/ziploc bag. Labeling of the masks with a student name is suggested.


Mask questions we have received:


Can my child wear a face shield? Full-face shields may be used in place of a mask to protect eyes, nose, and mouth whenever a mask is not feasible or whenever the education context may benefit from the ability to see an individual’s full face.


Can my child wear a neck gaiter/buff? Yes, these are also approved.


Does the mask have to be a Huggins uniform color? No. Masks may be any color or design. However, no inappropriate language or images will be allowed.


***Please note that BSN Sports has graciously donated Huggins Hounds lanyards that will be given to students on the first day of school. Students will be able to use these lanyard to attach their masks so that they do not get lost.


Please click below for more information regarding face coverings.

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LCISD Calendar

Below is a copy of the LCISD Instructional Calendar, including grading periods and bell schedules.

Huggins Dress Code

Students can wear Huggins Spirit Wear or solid colored polos in red, white, navy, light blue or black any day of the week. Bottoms must be denim (no embellishments or tears), khaki, black, or navy blue athletic shorts, slacks, shorts, skirts, skorts, capris or a dress. A few days of the week have themes but students are not required to participate.


Monday - Leveling Up in 2020! Students are encouraged to wear a shirt/dress coordinating to our video game theme.
Thursday - Students can support Roberts Middle School, Leaman JH and Fulshear HS by wearing purple.
Friday - Huggins Spirit Day!