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Horizon Community Middle School - November 12, 2020

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HCMS Veteran's Day Video

Principal G's Message




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As we gather the courage to once again fight off this current pandemic, we are reminded of those who model this every day in our community. On behalf of the staff at Horizon Community Middle School, we would like to thank and recognize our community heroes who fight every day for the rights and freedoms we possess as Americans. Proudly, HCMS serves the most military families in the District at the middle level. The sacrifice and commitment shown is certainly a point of pride in the community. Thank you for modeling the resiliency and patience it takes to overcome adversity as we continue to navigate our ever changing world. Through your service you continue to teach, and we appreciate you!

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Full Remote Learning - Full Steam Ahead

Thank you for supporting your children as we made a full pivot to remote learning this week. Our hope is that you have already seen some success and have found access to our virtual classrooms and teachers. Of course, we have had some hiccups in our transition, but we are pleased with our students' ability to manage change and direction. Please remember that we have synchronous, in-class learning that takes place from 9:00-12:30 Monday - Friday. In addition, every afternoon our teachers host instructional support sessions from 1:10-4:00 p.m. We are on an alternating A/B day schedule. This is very different than our hybrid in-person schedule, but our students have been preparing for this reality for a couple weeks now.

Automated attendance calls will start on Monday. You will receive a call or email if your student is marked unexcused from any of their remote learning classes.

Please click on the HCMS Remote Learning button below to visit our website with daily grade-level schedules, A/B Calendars, and Instructional Support schedules for student success. We are proud to announce that 90% of our students have signed in and are learning in these first few days. We are well on our way to our mission, Learning: Every Day for Every One!

Horizon Community Remote Learning Information

All you need to know right here.

HCMS Remote Learning Technology Support

Real-Time Tech Support

  • Anticipating some hiccups in technology for students and staff, we will have real-time technology support available from 9:00-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm daily. Please click here for live Teams support during appropriate times if needed:

Parent Resources

We realize that this new learning model can also put undue stress on parents as you help our students manage this change. Please click button below to assist in helping to manage their needs and access.


Remote Learning/Instructional Support - B Day

Monday, Nov. 16th, 9am-4pm

This is an online event.

Remote Learning/Instructional Support - A Day

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 9am-4pm

This is an online event.

Remote Learning/Instructional Support - B Day

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 9am-4pm

This is an online event.

Remote Learning/Instructional Support - A Day

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 9am-4pm

This is an online event.

Remote Learning/Instructional Support - B Day

Friday, Nov. 20th, 9am-4pm

This is an online event.