Category : Executive Director
Happy Summer, Hawbridge! I trust the summer has been enjoyable for each of our families. Fortunately or unfortunately, the start of the 2016-2017 school year is right around the corner. We are very excited about the coming year and are looking forward to seeing each of you soon.
The Hawbridge School will begin classes on August 17, 2016. The school will host back to school nights on Monday, August 15 (for students in grades 5-8 and their parents) and Tuesday, August 16 (for students in grades 9-12 and their parents). The event will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.each evening with you, parents, and your child following your child’s schedule and reporting directly to your 1st period class at 6:00 p.m. Fifth grade students and parents will report directly to their respective classrooms. You will spend 10-minutes in each class as listed on your child’s schedule. We will ring the bell when it is time to be dismissed from the current class and you will then report to the next period (with 3-minute transition times). The event will end at approximately 7:15 p.m. after you have gone through your child’s complete schedule.
We realize this will be a change from previous back-to-school nights. We believe this change will provide more structure and organization to the evening, and most importantly, provide parents with better information about what to expect this year. We will make special accommodations for parents with multiple children in one particular programmatic level (e.g. 2 children in grades 5-8). Please let us know if you will be needing such accommodations.
This first day of school will be a full-day. Our bell schedule for this year, based upon your feedback from the survey administered in the spring, will be 8:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This means instruction begins at 8:15 in first period and students arriving after 8:15 will need to see Nancy for an admittance/tardy slip. As you know, we will be operating a 6-period day, with a flex period at the end of the day. This flex period will be referred to as “Bridge” and will be 45-minutes. Periods 1-6 will be 57-minutes each. We will have two lunch periods. Lunch A will be from 11:12-11:42. Lunch B will be from 12:12-12:42.
We look forward to serving you and your family in the coming year.
With warm regards,