HSA Middle School Newsletter

Staff of the Month: September and Hybrid Model Information

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Preparing our students for tomorrow through real world experiences today

Friday October 9th 2020

Reminder to Students to Turn in Your Attendance Checklist Weekly for Each Class

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Staff of the Month: September 2020

Every month the HSA staff recognizes one of their own for outstanding service to the school. Here are the selections for September!

Mr. Fresno- Spanish Teacher

Mrs. Sparks- Building Substitute Teacher

Important: Both staff are "THE GOAT"

Congratulations and thank you for all you do for our school! We are so happy to have such dedicated staff who are role models to our students!

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Transition to Hybrid

Based on the current data trends related to COVID 19, we are planning to return to a hybrid learning environment with the start of the second quarter on 10-26.

1. Parents will need to notify the school if they are choosing to keep their students fully online. You may complete the form linked in the letter attached to this email or submit an email jgibson@horizoncolumbus.org with your child's name and grade.

2. Any student needing bussing must have an application completed with Columbus City Schools. Check with them for your routing information. More information can be found in the packet being sent with the student's interim reports.

Please be aware that if Franklin County is escalated to a level 3, we will transition back to an online environment.

Please check the Reset and Restart document found on our school's website under the heading "COVID".

Attachment : Parent protocol for hybrid opening (1).pdf

HSA Middle School Students Explore 3D Printing

Student's 3D Print Designs: Virtual Edition

While students are currently learning online, it can be difficult to engage them during more hands on classes such as Art and PLTW. However, our teachers have made the best of the situation and have found ways to include the students even though they are at home. Mr. Ors' PLTW Design and Modeling class created designs and submitted them to their teacher to be printed on our 3D printer. The results were some fun designs such as minecraft party glasses, bat button, luggage tag, chess pawn, and a bird nest. The students were able to see their designs and some students were able come to school to pick up their projects.

Important Events

October 12th

S.S Tutoring 2:50 to 3:40 pm

October 13th

Math Tutoring 2:50 to 3:40 pm

October 14th

ELA Tutoring 2:50 to 3:40 pm

October 15th

Science Tutoring 2:50 to 3:40 pm

October 16th

Staff PD (No School)

October 23rd

Q1 Ends

October 26th

Q2 Begins

October 26th

Hybrid Model Begins

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Concept SIS:Student & Parent Portal!!

Concept Schools has launched a new app on IOS and Android. The app gives parents easy access to their student grades as well as important school news. If you have not downloaded the app you can download it at any time by searching "Conceptsis" in the appropriate app.

About Us

Since 2007, Horizon Science Academy Columbus Middle has been the premier college-preparatory, STEM school in Columbus, Ohio. Our award winning curriculum is available, tuition-free, to students in grades 6th through 8th grade. HSACM offers specialized STEM courses such as engineering (PLTW), technology, and robotics. Through this rigorous STEM focused curriculum, HSACM is preparing the scientists and engineers of tomorrow.