Hickory Highlights-August 19, 2022

Hickory School Hours - 9:25 am - 4:10 pm


  • Fri., August 19th- TEXTBOOK RENTAL STATEMENTS -sent home via ParentSquare
  • Mon., Sept. 5- NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
  • Mon. Sept. 26 - Fri. Sept. 30- Book Fair
  • Mon. Oct. 10th through Sun. Oct 23rd - FALL BREAK NO SCHOOL
  • Thurs. Oct 27th - PICTURE RETAKE DAY
  • Tues., Nov. 8th - E-LEARNING DAY -students learn from home

School Calendar for 2022-2023 School Year

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Fall Book Fair is taking place next month (September 26 - 29). Mrs. Dunn is looking for parent volunteers to help with various tasks (setting up, tearing down, personal shopper). For every shift, a parent volunteer will receive a $5 book fair credit.

Please remember that parent volunteers must have a current background check on file with Avon Schools. To confirm that your background check has been approved and is current, please reach out to the Hickory office.

To sign up to volunteer at the book fair, please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aa4a628a1fc1-fall

From the Hickory School Treasurer-Mrs. Rhonda Harris TEXTBOOK RENTAL

Dear Hickory Parents/Guardians:

You will be receiving your student/student’s textbook rental statement this evening via Parent Square. This bill is due upon receipt.

How to Pay: Textbook Rental can be paid to Hickory via cash, check (payable to Hickory Elementary), or by paying online through E-Funds. ($1.50 fee for the e-check/banking account option OR $2.95 fee per $100 for debit/credit card use)

Payment Plans: Please contact Mrs. Rhonda Harris with any questions or to set up a payment plan.

Free and/or Reduced: If you feel you may qualify for free or reduced lunches and textbook fees, the Free/Reduced application can be found at: https://family.titank12.com/ . Click on "Apply for Meals" and complete the online application form.

Per ACSC district policy, all unpaid textbook balances will be submitted to Kinum Collections.

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Your Child's Attendance is Important to Us!

As we start the school year, we want to remind all of our parents/guardians of the importance of having your child come to school. When a child misses 10 or more days of school-for any reason (including prearranged, ill, medical appointments, bereavement etc)- we see a negative academic impact. Your child is an important part of Hickory Elementary and we are excited to help them succeed.

To this end, we want to review the attendance policies and expectations.

1. After the fifth (5) day missed, a courtesy letter will be sent out to parent/guardians informing parents that absences are beginning to accumulate.
2. After the eighth (8) absence, a second attendance letter will be sent home stating that an excessive number of absences have occurred.
3. After the tenth (10) absence the school will work with the family to create an attendance contract.
4. Upon the fifteenth (15) absence, excused or unexcused a referral will be made to Project Attend.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's attendance, please contact the Hickory office at 317-544-6300 or email the attendance secretary, Rene' Wright at srwright@avon-schools.org.

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Review of Car Rider Procedures-PLEASE READ

Morning Car

Rider Line

· Parents must enter Hickory’s parking lot from the 100 South entrance.

· Students will enter the building through Door #1.

· Doors will open at 9:10 am. Students should wait until Hickory staff invite them in with a wave.

· Once all cars have pulled all the way forward and are along the curb, please have your child exit on the PASSENGER side of the car.

· Students will enter the building and wait on a spot until they are dismissed to their rooms at 9:15 am.

· Parents, stay in your car at all times. Please be sure that students have their belongings in hand and ready to exit as you enter the line. If your doors have child locks “on”, then a staff member can open the door.

Afternoon Car Rider Line

· Dismissal will begin at 4:10 pm at Door #1

· Parents must enter Hickory’s parking lot from the 100 South entrance.

· Please make sure your car rider sign (car rider number) is clearly visible in the window. Car rider signs are only given to students who are regular car riders.

· A staff member will collect numbers. We will call student numbers in groups of 10 to walk to cars.

· All students need to enter their car on the PASSENGER side.

· Please do not exit your car or park your car for any reason. All students must be picked up via the car rider line. We will not be able to dismiss students to parents that have parked and walked up.

Car Rider Arrival and Dismissal Map

-Enter the lot from 100 South

-Follow the map so that cars are lined up with the passenger door facing the front of the building

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Notes from the School Nurse:

  • If you think your student may have trouble with bathroom accidents at school, please have a change of clothes available in your student's backpack. This is particularly typical at the beginning of the school year for our youngest Hickory friends!
  • If your child has needed to borrow clothing from the clinic for a potty accident or spill, please wash those items and return them to school. This helps to keep items available when friends need to borrow them!

Thank you for your help with these important matters!

Amber Walker RN

Hickory Elementary School Nurse

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