Herndon Happenings

October 30, 2020

Purpose

This newsletter will be used to give additional information and resources to parents, students, and families of Herndon Magnet School. It will allow us to share more information with everyone than can be contained in the weekly JCall from Mr. Thomas and be easy to reference throughout the week or whenever you have questions.


Please help share this information with parents of Herndon students so we are getting the word out to all of our families.

November and December Calendar

Sunday, November 1 @ 2AM clocks fall back one hour

Monday, November 2 - Report Cards go home with students

Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day - No School

Friday, November 6 - Vision and Hearing Screening - K, 1, 3, 5

Monday, November 9 - Friday, November 13 - Fall Book Fair

Monday, November 9 - Flu Shots for Students Mid-morning

Thursday, November 19 - PTSA Jeans with Fall/Thanksgiving Top $2

Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30 - Vision and Hearing Screening - 7

Wednesday, December 2 - Progress Reports Printed

Thursday, December 17 - PTSA Jeans with Winter/Christmas Top $2

Jean/Spirit Day vs. Free Dress Day

Students must wear their uniform unless a jean or free dress day is announced.

  • Jean days mean students can wear denim pants, shorts, or skirts (no more than 4" above the knee) without holes showing skin with a uniform or Herndon shirt.
  • Free dress days are ONLY on the last school day before a school holiday. Last year we had free dress every Friday as a reward for the previous year's test scores.

Grades

JCampus is the only location to check and monitor student grades. Grades in Canvas are not applicable and no longer viewable by students or parents. Parents have access to student grades via the Parent Portal.


Progress Reports are now available in Student Progress Portal. If you have trouble creating or resetting your account, please call 221-7676 and Mrs. Sparaco can help you.

Virtual Students Attendance

Virtual students must log into Canvas daily, click on the virtual attendance course in their dashboard, answer the question, "are you here," and hit submit. This is the official record of attendance for virtual students and must be completed each day.

LIVE Lesson Schedule for Middle School

Middle School teachers will be hosting live lessons via Zoom for virtual and quarantined students following the regular bell schedule on Monday - Thursday. Students will need to check their canvas for which days teachers will be going live. When teachers go live, students must attend the live lesson during their assigned class period.


For example - 6th grade student schedule

1st - ELA - Harrell

3rd - Math - Corbell

5th - SS - Boddie

6th - SCI - Woodell

7th - Band - Jones

8th - PE - Corbell

9th - Rotating Elective


If live lessons are being held in ELA, SS, and band on Tuesday, this student will go to the live lesson for ELA from 8:00 - 9:33, SS 11:07 - 11:51, and band 1:09 - 1:53.


Here is the daily bell schedule:

1st - 8:00 - 8:47

2nd - 8:49 - 9:33

3rd - 9:35 - 10:19

4th - 10:21 - 11:05

5th - 11:07 - 11:51

6th - 11:53 - 12:37

Lunch - 12:37 - 1:07

7th - 1:09 - 1:53

8th - 1:55 - 2:39

9th - 2:41 - 3:25


ELA and math are 2 periods long. All other courses are one period.


Friday Zoom Schedule (if teachers Zoom on Friday, this will be the time for the Zoom)

ELA - 8:15 - 9:05 AM - Harrell, Rice, Miller, Barr

Math - 9:15 - 10:05 - Allen, Corbell, Wiley, Dickerson

Science - 12:15 - 1:05 - Woodell, Jennings (6th & 7th @ 12:15, 8th @ 12:40)

Social Studies - 1:15 - 2:05 - Boddie, Murphy (6th & 7th @ 1:15, 8th @ 1:40)


ALL 7th Grade Students will receive a Life Skills handbook during PE. Virtual students will pick up the handbook with their other texts this Friday, September 4. You will have LIVE Life Skills Lessons at 10:15 on the following Fridays: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, and December 4. This is required and part of your PE grade.