Hubert Parent Newsletter - February

February 9, 2021

In-Person Learning For Parents Who Signed Up

Parents,


The time is approaching for students to return to school for in-person learning! If you signed your child up for in-person learning back in December, then your child is currently on our list to attend school on February 22nd, 2021 under the district's new 3/2 Model.


What is the 3/2 Model for in-person learning? Students selected to come back in-person are placed in one of two cohorts: Cohort A or Cohort B (please click for a calendar for each). Each cohort will attend school either three days per week or two days per week depending on which cohort they are in. Calendars have been provided to help parents keep track of which days their children are to be at school.


Remember that students may only come to school on the days in which their cohort is assigned to attend. If you signed your child up for in-person learning in December, then your child's homeroom teacher will be in contact with you no later than 2/15 to notify you of which cohort your child has been placed in and to review with you which days your child comes to school.


If you did not opt for your child to return to the school building, then nothing changes. Your child will still receive instruction virtually from his or her regular teachers.


We are excited for the opportunity to educate your children in-person again this school year and we look forward to a great end to the school year!


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at the school at 912-395-5235.


Regards,


Brian Dotson - Principal

Choice Program Applications Now Available. Apply Now!

Get ready for the Innovative Learning Academy! The application process has begun! Please click our flyer to the left which illustrates some of the wonderful programs we have to offer such as Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications, Business and Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, and Family and Computer Sciences. Want to apply? Click here!


Students in our academy are prepared for high school​ and beyond! We are currently recruiting incoming students and current students at Hubert Middle School.


We are excited about our upcoming school year! The application window closes on the 19th, so be sure to get those applications in as soon as possible!

Black History Month Challenge!

Please have your child join us on social media so that they can participate in the Black History Month Challenge! The first student that gets the correct answer each day is eligible to win a prize! Check out our Twitter for more information.

REMINDERS From The Prior Newsletter

Congrats to Adriana!

Congratulations again to our Red Ribbon Week essay contest winner Adriana. Adriana wrote about the importance of speaking up and speaking out. She was awarded by Hubert's PTA President. Congratulations again!

Productive Struggle for Teens - How You Can Help

Whether your child is learning virtually or in-person, please continue to encourage your child to be engaged in 'productive struggle' at school.


Productive struggle happens when students have a growth mindset (please click the image to the right). This occurs when the students are engaged in work that isn't too easy or too overwhelming. The work we do at Hubert aims to hit that "sweet spot."


Productive struggle is crucial for students to become independent learners. Rather than immediately jumping in to help, teachers will give room for students to problem-solve and struggle independently before offering assistance.


That may sound counter-intuitive, since many of us assume that helping students learn means protecting them from negative feelings of frustration. But for students to become independent learners, they must have practice persisting in the face of challenges.

Parents: We need your help!

Parents, please encourage your child to wake up early and be on time! Instruction begins promptly at 7:30AM. The school schedule provides students with multiple brain breaks and a lunch break. The instructional day ends at 1:40. Teachers have tutorials scheduled between 1:40 and 3:00. Teachers must mark students absent if they are not logged in or doing classwork.


Thank you for your understanding!

Don't have internet access? WiFi on Wheels is here!

​​In an effort to provide WiFi access to students who don't have access at home, Savannah Chatham County Public School System school busses equipped with WiFi hotspots will begin operation Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The district has outfitted 10 transportation buses with technology that will provide mobile Internet access for our students. The busses will make two stops daily, one from 8:00 until 11:00 a.m. and the second from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m at locations throughout the county.


Please click here to find a location near you.

Still need a laptop? Having issues with your current laptop?

The staff at Hubert worked very hard to distribute several hundred student devices. If you still need a device for your child, please contact Ms. India Young directly by email or by phone (912-395-5235 ext. 726157).


Are you having login issues or has your technology stopped working? Please contact Ms. Weaver by email or by phone (912-395-1300).

Student Code of Conduct is now available

The 2020/2021 SCCPSS Code of Conduct is now available for parents and students. Please click here to access the student code of conduct.


All parents and students are responsible for reviewing the Code of Conduct.

How does my child login to Itslearning?

A student login link will be placed on the main SCCPSS website before Wednesday. Students will need to check the website on Wednesday morning in order to login. The district will be using Itslearning as the universal platform for students to login on.


Want to get some practice with the platform before Wednesday? Please see page 7 of the Parent Guide. The parent guide also has a lot of other useful information about remote learning, school lunch, the daily schedule, and other topics.


Please visit this link for Hubert's daily schedule.


Still have questions? Please give us a call at 912-395-5235.

PowerSchool Parent Access - Please Sign Up!

It's easy to monitor your child's grade at any time of the day. Please sign up for PowerSchool Parent Access if you haven't already. This will give you direct access to your child's grade book.


If you had access last your, your login information has remained the same. If you've never had access before, please sign up for access at the below link:


https://spwww.sccpss.com/dad/sis/Pages/Parent-Access.aspx

Comcast Internet Access for Students

If your child receives free/reduced cost lunch, your child may be eligible to receive Comcast internet access for $9.95 per month. You may apply at internetessentials.com or you can call 1-855-8-INTERNET.