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Hawk News from the Principal 1/10

Dear HCES Family,

Thank you so much for your warm welcome back to HCES! Your support is appreciated more than you know. My goal is to continue the great work and legacy of student success at HCES. Our scheduled activities will continue as planned until further notice.

We have a fun AR celebration planned for January that will celebrate our AR efforts from last year but will also kick off our spring semester push for students to reach their goals second semester. We are planning AR Mystery Trips for the end of the year for students who reach their 3rd and 4th quarter goals. Please help encourage your child to read and reach their goals for the 3rd and 4th quarters (second semester).

Huntsville City Schools has adjusted the after-school tutoring programming for the second/spring semester. HCES will continue to offer afterschool tutoring for our students who have reading needs per the Alabama Literacy Act. We have contacted those parents and have shared the schedule for tutoring for the second/spring semester. Again, after-school tutoring will only be offered for students who are invited for the second/spring semester.

The new after-school program, AlphaBEST, enrollment is now open! HCES will offer after-school care for ALL families who are interested beginning later this month. All interested families should go ahead and pre-register for our next extended day option. AlphaBEST, the company hiring for our school site, needs to have an idea of how many families will use this service. It will help with hiring if we can have students registered soon. 

COVID Protocols

The ADPH has not adopted the new CDC quarantine guidelines. Therefore we will continue to follow the same protocols for quarantine as we did the first semester. I will update you as changes occur. Please continue to alert your child's teacher, front office, and myself on the email. if your child or someone in your home is positive for COVID. Masking is required while on campus. Please make sure your child is wearing a well-fitting mask when they enter the building. We are not equipped to provide masks daily. If you or a member of your family are positive, we ask that you do not enter our building to pick up your children or their materials. Please call us if you need us to walk your children out to you. If you are positive, please send someone else to the school to pick up needed materials for your children. We are happy to work with you, please call us at 256-428-7180.

Thank you so much for your support,

Dr. Perkins