Back to School Info

Back to School Info
Posted on 07/16/2021
Back to School graphic Horizon Honors Elementary School Back to School 2021!
Dear Horizon Honors Elementary Families,
Welcome back! We are excited to have all our students on campus, #STRONGERTOGETHER! We look forward to a great year of learning, growing, and working together as a community. 
Please make sure to read this e-mail in its entirety so you will have all the important information you need for the upcoming school year.
TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS
Teacher assignments for students in Grades K-6 are now available in PowerSchool.
Returning families should log in at https://horizonclc.powerschool.com/public/
New families may set up their PowerSchool account at https://horizonclc.powerschool.com/public/create_multi_student_account.html? using the instruction sheets they received during the registration process. 
If you have any questions or need more info on PowerSchool, click here. We will also have printed teacher assignments at Meet The Teacher on Thursday, July 29th.
Powerschool also has a mobile app!
You will need a district code to make the app work.
District Code: BSTP
Download the app today!
IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFO
In order to be completely informed for the beginning of the year, please check out the links below or visit our Horizon Honors Elementary School Resource Library.
MEET THE TEACHER
Please join us on Thursday, July 29th for “Meet Your Teacher” Day for Kindergarten through 6th Grade students and parents. On this day, our Elementary families will have an opportunity to see classrooms, meet teachers, and hear more about the exciting school year ahead.

Go to Your Child’s Listed Classroom
Last name begins with A-M: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Last name begins with N-Z : 2:30 - 4 p.m.
TRAFFIC FLOW
Please refer to the Traffic Flow maps for drop-off and pick-up information.
  • Allow enough time for drop-off and pick up. There will be congestion.
  • Watch for and take direction from staff members both in the parking lots and at the crosswalks.
  • Do not park in reserved spaces. 
  • DO NOT DROP OFF PRIOR TO DROP-OFF TIMES! Students will not be allowed on campus prior to the scheduled drop-off times.
DROP OFF TIMES:
Kindergarten - 7:45 to 7:55 a.m.
Grades 1-4 - 8 to 8:10 a.m.
Grades 5-6 - 7:45 to 7:55 a.m.
  • Parents/guardians and younger siblings may walk with students to their classrooms in the mornings. For the first two weeks of school, classrooms will be working on community building. Therefore, we ask that all visitors leave our campus when the school day begins. Look for more details on volunteering and visiting campus after the first two weeks of school in the coming weeks! .
  • If your student needs to walk home, needs to walk to the sidewalk to meet you after you park, needs to walk across the street to Mountain Park Church via the Frye Road crosswalks, or needs to be picked up by a Secondary School sibling, please fill out the Elementary Dismissal Permission Form by Tuesday, July 27.
  • If you park when picking up your child, all visitors to campus will wait on the crosswalk closest to Frye Road.
SCHOOL HOURS
Half Day Kindergarten: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Extended Day Kindergarten: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1st Grade – 4th Grade: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
5th Grade – 6th Grade: 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN
& KINDERTALK
As we prepare for the first day of school, we want to provide the ideal calm, welcoming environment for your Kindergarten child. We will begin class on the first day of school at 9 a.m. for Kindergarten students. This will give you time to find a parking spot, walk to your child's classroom, and spend some time in the classroom with your child before heading to KinderTalk at 9:15 a.m. Doors to the Kindergarten classrooms will open at 8:30 a.m., class will begin at 9 a.m. If your child attends Club Horizon in the mornings, he/she will remain in Club Horizon until 8:30 a.m. and will be walked to the appropriate classroom at that time.

Come to the Horizon Honors Multi-purpose Room at 9:15 a.m. for KinderTalk and learn the ropes on how to survive the kindergarten year and beyond.
COVID-19 MITIGATION STRATEGIES
Last month, the State of Arizona passed a law prohibiting public schools from requiring face coverings. Face coverings are optional for all students, staff, and community members while on the Horizon Honors campus.
Additional state and county COVID-19 guidance for school leaders is being finalized as students head back to school. The latest information about Horizon Honors' response to COVID-19 is available HERE.
#HORIZONHONORS
#STRONGERTOGETHER
STUDENT FEES
Students Fees are paid online. Look for instructions next week via email on how to pay student fees.
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM IS BACK (ALMOST!)
The Horizon Honors Optional Lunch Program will resume on Monday, August 23! Food items are ordered, in advance, online and include menu items from popular area restaurants. Look for an email in early August with details!
Until the lunch program resumes, every student should bring a lunch from home each school day.
NEED BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL CARE?
Looking for before or after school options for your student? Then look to Club Horizon! Club Horizon is a before and after school program for children that are enrolled at Horizon Honors Elementary School. Club Horizon provides structured time in age-appropriate groups on our secure campus. Club Horizon also offers care options during school breaks.
For additional information or questions about Club Horizon, contact the office at (480) 659-3182.
Before School Program -
6:15 a.m. - 8 a.m.
$7 per day (scheduled)
After School Program -
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
$13 per day (scheduled) 
 
COFFEE CONNECTION - POSTPONED!
You won't want to miss Coffee Connection! Both new and returning parents are invited to join us in the Media Center to meet other parents from your child's classes and much more! Coffee and goodies will be provided. 

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED AT THIS TIME.
QUESTIONS? NEED HELP?
If you have any questions, you may respond to this email or call us at 480-659-3000. Horizon Honors Offices will re-open on Monday, July 19th.
We are all looking forward to being together with your child on the first day of school, August 2nd!
Sincerely,
Laura Wanstreet
Horizon Honors Elementary School Principal    
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