Spring Break, attendance, early dismissal, and late arrival reminders

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 6:44pm

A Message from the Front Office

Spring Break:

As you plan any upcoming travel for Spring Break, please keep in mind that HCPSS follows the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Students who have travelled to, or through, areas with an active Level Three Travel Health Notice should remain home for 14 days upon return to the country, attending school only on the 15th day back in the country. As of March 7, the countries for which the CDC has issued a Level 3 Health Notice include China, Iran, South Korea and Italy. The current list, and other pertinent information, can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.


Early Dismissal Reminder for Parents:
Please remember to send a note in the morning with your child on days when he/she will be picked up early from school.  This is very helpful, as we strive to eliminate classroom interruption and also allows for a student to leave class on their own, pack up and be ready in the Counseling Center for pick up.  The student will bring a note to Mrs. Wagner before or at the beginning of 1st period to receive an early dismissal pass.  Please note that parents need to sign students out in the Counseling Center and bring identification into school.   This time of year a note is extremely helpful as students can be outside, in a different classroom, participating in an activity, etc. and pick up can be delayed as we try to locate the student.

Late Arrivals:
Our school has seen an increase in late arrivals recently.  Students should enter school at 7:50 AM so they can arrive to class by 8:00 AM.  If students are not in 1st Period by 8:00 AM they must sign in at the School Counseling Center.  If a student is tardy three times in a quarter they are referred to their School Counselor, the 4th tardy they are assigned a detention by an administrator. If a student’s tardiness has become excessive they will automatically be referred to the Administrator when coming in late.   A student may either be accompanied by a parent who will sign them in or the child bring in a note from parent or doctor when coming to school late.  Even if the reason is unexcused, a note or parent is needed at all times.

Absence Notes:
The easiest and quickest way to let us know about an absence is to send an email to cwagner@hcpss.org. Please remember to send in a note, or email, when your child is absent. Notes must be received within two days after your child is absent so that the absence can be marked excused.  Please remember to also include in the note or email the reason for their absence.  If a note is not sent in, the absence is marked unexcused. Please be in contact with the school if your child is out for more than 2 days.

Moving? Change of Address?

Please fill out a change of address form and provide to the Counseling Center your new residency documents such as lease, rental agreement, settlement paperwork or deed.  After 45 days, a utility bill is also required.  Your child should not be riding another school bus until we have these documents. Please contact School Counseling to request a copy of the change of address form.