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Hawk News from The Principal 11/1

Hello HCES families,

Thank you all for making our Trunk or Treat such a success! It was great to see so many happy, smiling faces and so great to see our parents! :) Thank you for your support!

Since we did not get to have our Telescope viewing, we will reschedule for the spring.

We are working hard to start our school day on time to make the most of instruction. We will note the car line at 8:00 and once those cars unload, we will be closing the doors and asking parents to park, walk their child in, and sign in as tardy. Please understand that we need to get our day started on time and the closing of the door has progressively pushed later and later. We can do better for our students so I will ask that we all work hard to get our children to school on time each morning. We understand if there is rain or the line is backed up, however, we have lulls in the car line each morning and then another rush right before 8:00. We can do this! :)

We are noticing many students come in daily without masks. Our teachers will be monitoring as students unload and reminding students to get their mask before exiting their cars. We still have a mask mandate at this time and we must follow procedures. This also applies to parents who enter our building. Please be prepared to return to your car if you do not have your mask with you. Our safety bubble in the front office is now in place and we are not allowing people in the building without masks per our district policy.

New roof for HCES:

Our new roof project is scheduled to begin this week and will take many months to complete. I'm sure you have noticed the equipment and materials in the middle school parking lot. I have met with the roofing team many times because our priority is the safety of everyone during this process. We will continue to meet on a daily basis and I will share updates with our school family frequently.

We have tried to coordinate the more difficult roof sections to the times we are out of school. They are well aware that our traffic flow can not be blocked. The roofing team will also need to use part of our Pre-K parking lot for materials as well. We will plan to use what we can of that parking lot but once all the spaces are filled, PreK parents will need to use the larger parking lot and walk their children across the crosswalk.

I will work to communicate with you so you are aware of the sections and where they are working. They are set to begin on our 2nd and 3rd-grade hallway section this week. Again, I will send out updates to keep everyone in the loop.


Thank you all for your support,

Ms. Spivey