Back to School Info

Back to School Info
Posted on 07/15/2019
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Welcome back!  We look forward to another year of learning, growing, and working together as a community of people dedicated to children and the adults they will become. As always, we hope that you will be involved in all that Horizon Honors Elementary has to offer this year. We are ready and waiting for your arrival! Please make sure to read this e-mail in its entirety so you will have all the important information you need for the school year.


TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS
Teacher assignments for students in Grades K-6 are now available on PowerSchool. Returning families should login at https://horizonclc.powerschool.com/public/. New families may setup 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 hereWe will also have printed teacher assignments at Meet The Teacher on Thursday, July 25th.


IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION
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.

2019-2020 CALENDAR
2019-2020 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DAILY EVENTS CALENDAR
SUPPLY LIST
ELEMENTARY DRESS CODE
FERPA NOTICE
HORIZON HONORS SCHOOLS FAMILY HANDBOOK
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK
TRAFFIC FLOW MAPS
CLUB HORIZON (optional)
FAMILY DIRECTORY FORM (optional)
CARPOOL DIRECTORY FORM (optional) 
ELEMENTARY YEARBOOK ORDER SITE (optional)
HORIZON HONORS ON FACEBOOK
HORIZON HONORS ON TWITTER
HORIZON HONORS ON INSTAGRAM


STUDENT FEES
Students Fees are paid online. Look for additional information via email soon.


LUNCHES
You will receive a separate email on how and when to order lunches soon!


ABSENCE PROCEDURE
When a student needs to be absent, parents should call the attendance line at (480) 659-3062 or e-mail attendance@horizonhonors.org before 9 a.m. each day the student is absent.  State law mandates that the school record a reason for all student absences. This greatly reduces the need to call you at work or home to confirm the absence.  When calling or e-mailing, please give the child’s name (with spelling), date of absence, grade level and reason for absence, along with a telephone number where you can be reached in case of questions. The absence will be unexcused if no reason is given within 24 hours of the absence.


SIGN IN/SIGN OUT PROCEDURE
To excuse a late arrival, a parent must sign a student in with the reason or call the office/e-mail within 24 hours. Parents picking up students early from school are required to report to the front desk and sign the student out. Only a parent or adult designee (age 18 or over) who is listed as an emergency contact in PowerSchool may sign a student out of school. 

For information on office procedures on signing in/signing out students AND visitor check-in, click here. Please note that  all visitors to our campus and anyone signing in or singing out a student are required to show ID.


GRADES 3-6 SPORTS SKILLS CLUBS & GRADES 5-6 COMPETITIVE TEAMS
Please make sure to stop by the Horizon Honors Elementary Athletic Booth at Meet the Teacher!   You will have an opportunity to learn about the exciting opportunities we have in a variety of sports.  Remember, all students wanting to participate need to have completed a 2019-2020 Annual Pre-participation Physical Evaluation!  All paperwork is available online.


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.


CLUB HORIZON
Looking for 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. Daily Fee as low as $7 per day (scheduled.)
After School Program - 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Daily Fee as low as $13 per day (scheduled) 


COFFEE CONNECTION
You won't want to miss the first Coffee Connection of the school year! On Friday, August 2nd at 8:15 a.m. 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.


FIRST DAY FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS & 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. 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. and learn the ropes from veteran parents as they give you advice on how to survive the kindergarten year and beyond.


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 tomorrow, July 17th.

We are all looking forward to being together with your children on the first day of school, July 29th!