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Author Archives: The Hawbridge School

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Partnership with Alamance County Public Libraries (ACPL)

Category : ACPL Connect

The Hawbridge School and Alamance County Public Libraries (ACPL) are happy to announce a partnership that will allow students, faculty, and staff to have full access to the ACPL collections and digital media including e-books, databases and online resources.

This “ACPL Connect” account is a special library account that utilizes a student’s ID number. There is not a physical card associated with these accounts, and they are created automatically using data provided by The Hawbridge School. For more information, please see the attached ACPL Connect Welcome Letter.

Best,

Jennifer Shelton
Assistant Director, Curriculum and Instruction


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Absenteeism

Category : Executive Director

Dear Hawbridge,

As you heard from your child’s teachers on back to school night, student attendance will be a point of emphasis for us this year. Let me begin by saying that we are not discouraging educational (or even recreational) travel.  However, we do want our school community to know that we miss your child when they are not here and that repeated time out of the classroom can have an impact on a student’s performance and academic growth.  Let’s begin examining this focus area with a clear definition of what chronic absenteeism is.

The organization Attendance Works outlines a clear distinction between truancy and chronic absenteeism.  The following graphic is from their website:

 

Hawbridge does not have a truancy problem.  Hawbridge was, however, on the verge of a chronic absenteeism problem last year.  Some faculty members believe we do suffer from chronic absenteeism.

Re-emphasizing our earlier point, we are not attempting to discourage educational or recreational travel.  We are, however, discouraging recreational travel that occurs 3-4 times a year taking a student away from school for more than two consecutive days.  Couple this amount of missed instructional time with any additional time missed due to unforeseen reasons–such as illness–and the impact can be significant.

We appreciate your attention to this important aspect of school and look forward to faithfully serving your child(ren) in the 2017-2018 school year.


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Communication

Category : Executive Director

Hello Hawbridge,

On September 19, we transitioned from using email to using Google Groups. If you still do not have access, you may request it at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/thehawbridgeschool. Once you have access, you will be able to see past messages, as they are archived in the group.

It was a rainy week. All of our scheduled sports games and meets were cancelled. We’ll have information about rescheduling soon. In the meantime, check out our upcoming competitions at http://thehawbridgeschool.org/category/sports/.

Please continue to monitor the new website (thehawbridgeschool.org), Twitter (@hbcounselor), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/hawbridgeschool/) for continued updates on Hawbridge events.  Social media and Google Groups will be our primary communication methods.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or write.

Have a great weekend,

Mr. Moles

 

 


Upcoming Events

  1. Winter Break (No School)

    December 18, 2017 - January 1, 2018
  2. High School Game/Movie Night

    January 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

    January 15, 2018
  4. Teacher Workday (No School)

    January 22, 2018
  5. “Hawbridge’s Got Talent” Talent Show

    January 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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