Key Info in Preparation for 2019-20 School Year6/11/2019
Dear Hosford Students and Families, Current & Future -
Hope June is off to a good start. We want to make sure you have key info you may need as you prepare for school year 2019-2020 – please see each section below.
Remember, Rising 6th Grade Students join us for Jump Start on Wednesday, August 28; all other students return Thursday, August 29.
We look forward to seeing you back in August!
Kristyn Westphal, Principal
School Supply List/Ordering: Hosford Families have the option of ordering School Supplies online for 2019-20 at schoolhousesupplies.org. Our full school supply list can also be found on the homepage of the Hosford website.
Summer Office Closure: The HMS office closes for the summer on Friday, June 21 at 5:00 PM, and re-opens August 14 at 8:00 AM. Counselors are available to assist students and families beginning during schedule pick-up and student verification days in August (as listed below). Teachers are in professional development prior to start of school. They are available starting August 28.
Schedule Pick-Up & Student Verification Days
August 19 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
August 20 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All families come to Hosford to confirm current details for contact and emergency information, pick up student schedules, meet PTSA, make sure they’re signed up for school communications, check out lockers, and receive packet of important information/action items for school year 2019-2020.
Community Care Day: Saturday, August 24: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Families, staff, students, and community members are invited to join us as we give some TLC to the outside of our school in preparation for welcoming students back to school. Grab your tools and gloves (mark with your name) and we will see you in the sun!
New Student Family Welcome Night & Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, August 28, 6:00 – 7:30 PM: Join us in the Hosford gymnasium, then moving out back if the weather allows, to meet and mingle with staff and PTSA, and enjoy some popsicles and frozen treats.
School Start and End Times: The cafeteria opens for breakfast at 8:45. The first bell rings at 9:10, and classes begin at 9:15 each day. School ends at 3:45; we encourage students to participate in after-school HEAT activities on site. Students not participating in after-school activities are expected to leave campus by 4:00 PM, since supervision is not available outside of scheduled activities.
Back to School Night: Wednesday, September 11: Meet staff, visit classrooms, and learn about Hosford! We will have meetings for families of TAG-identified, Special Education-identified, and Emerging Bilingual students beginning at 5:30; the primary event begins at 6:20 and runs until 8:00 PM.
Principal’s New Parent Coffee: Wednesday, September 18, 9:00 AM: Join us in the library for some coffee and breakfast pastries to learn about Hosford and meet our principal and assistant principal.