Hixson Happenings

62nd Issue, January 29, 2021

Important Reminders & Updates

Stolen Cones: The orange cones that we use to clear a walkway for students in the Circle Drive were stolen from our campus around 8:35 pm last Friday night. In the surveillance video, we see four individuals exiting what appears to be a light colored Ford Fusion (or similar vehicle). These individuals take the cones and promptly leave campus. We would really like to have our cones back, as they help us keep our students safe during dismissal! If you have any information about this, please contact Dr. Mayes.

Arrival: If you drop your students off at the S. Elm lot in the morning, please make sure you pull all the way up to where Dr. Mayes is standing. When parents stop in the middle of the drive, it cuts the line off and creates a back-up at the intersection.

Late Arrival: School starts at 8:25 am. If your student arrives at school at or after 8:25 am, please drop your student off at the cafeteria entrance located near the circle drive instead of the S. Elm lot. The cafeteria entrance is closest to the main office, which is where your student will check in. Late students who enter through the S. Elm entrance have a long walk to the main office due to the one way hallways, which is time consuming. It is our goal to get your student checked in and off to class as quickly as possible. This why we ask parents to drop late students off at the cafeteria entrance. The S. Elm door will be locked promptly at 8:25 am. If your child is late, please drop off at the Cafeteria entrance.

Attention 8th grade Parents!

As part of our 8th Grade Celebration, we will be showing a presentation with pictures of every student. We are asking parents for help by submitting 2 pictures of your child - one from their Kindergarten year and one from their 8th grade year. These do not have to be school pictures.

Please email your pictures to hill.brian2@wgcloud.org by April 16th. To help with organizing all of these pictures, please:

  1. Make sure your pictures are .png or .jpg files.

  2. Name these files as:

    1. LastName.FirstName-1 (Kindergarten), LastName.FirstName-2 (8th grade)

Revised Plan for Supporting Quarantined Students

Please click on the link below to access our revised plan for supporting students who are quarantined. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

School Pictures

Pictures for Students in the Responsive Program

Wagner Portrait Group will be at school to photograph the remaining students in the Responsive Program on Monday, February 1. If your student is in the Responsive Learning Plan, this will be the last opportunity to have their picture taken at school. Currently there are 59 students in the Responsive plan who still need their picture taken.

Pictures for Students in the Virtual Program

Because there are 92 virtual students who still need their picture taken, we are working with Wagner on some options for photos for virtual students since we know that there are concerns with virtual students coming into the building to take their picture. Therefore, we will communicate directly with parents of virtual students about a plan for capturing these remaining photos.

Please send questions, concerns, or special requests directly to Wagner Portrait Group. We are happy to help! (1-800-444-7986, info@wagnerportaitgroup.com)

Click the link provided to order your student's school pictures! http://bit.ly/3oKVTIc

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PTO Donation Request

The Hixson Middle School PTO is currently accepting donations! Please click the link below for information on how to donate.

From the Library

We are happy to say we have received a few more missing library books, but we have many more still out! If your child has any missing book you will receive an email today from the library!

Thank you,

Gail Tumminello, LMS

Amighetti's Gives Back - February 9, 2021

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SIS and Canvas

This is a quick reminder for parents to please remember to check SIS for grades. SIS is our live and final gradebook. If your student moved from virtual to responsive or from responsive to virtual, the Canvas pages might show that the student has missing assignments from semester 1. If that message shows up on your students' Canvas page, it should be disregarded.

Technology Support

Below is a link to the technology support ticket system we are utilizing to provide our learners and families with the most efficient system for submitting technology support requests. Use this site to submit your request when you are having issues with your student's equipment/access/accounts/etc.


Free Breakfast and Lunch for All WGSD Students

All Webster Groves School District students – whether in the Responsive Learning Plan or the Virtual Program -- continue to have access to FREE breakfast and FREE lunch Monday -Friday.

Meals are available for pick-up at Webster Groves High School and home delivery. Students who have opted for in person learning can choose their meal daily in the classroom.

For home delivery or meal pick up, please sign up using the below link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH08CJCOJnb0mqz6Cg45vKq9mllDBcKBWFJWwbBoiM96s-9A/viewform?usp=pp_url .

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at pelant.nancy@wgmail.org .

Check out our menus at https://webster.nutrislice.com/ or download the Nutrislice app!

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