- Horizon Middle School
Items Requested for Sailors by December 9
Horizon is helping the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group 9 and Carrier Air Wing 11 while they are away for a record number of days at sea. They are looking for little things from home to keep them motivated while at sea for so long.
The following items are some things that the sailors look forward to getting from family and friends:
Snack sized candy bars, lifesavers, hot sauces, mixed nuts, granola bars, small bags of coffee, trail mix, beef jerky, protein bars, letters of encouragement, sudoku, crossword puzzles/word searchers, adult coloring books and colored pencils.
Please don’t bring anything in glass or things that will crumble, like crackers.
Starting now through December 9, students can drop off the items in the boxes located in their team areas.
Thank you for supporting these sailors!
Gift Cards Needed for Virtual Giving Tree by December 7
Dear Horizon Families,
This year we are doing a Virtual Giving Tree to support our families who need help with Christmas this year.
Families were able to request 2 gift cards per family member.
If you are able to help us fulfill our requests, please sign up using the link below and follow these procedures:
1. Purchase the gift card ($25 is the requested minimum amount).
2. Deliver the gift card/cards to the front office or student services by Monday, December 7. Please have them in an envelope with your name on it so that we can mark off which cards have been fulfilled.
3. The gift cards will be distributed to families Monday, December 14.
We appreciate your support in helping our Horizon families during the holiday season.
Please sign up to purchase gift cards for the Horizon Giving Tree by using the link below. We're using SignUp.com to organize our Virtual Giving Tree.
We would like to feature some pictures of distance learners and students learning at home on hybrid days into the 2020-2021 yearbook. If you have any at home learning pictures you would like to have considered for the yearbook, please email them to Lisa Symens . We would love to see school projects, learning environments, technology set ups, families helping each other, or anything else that shows what distance learning and hybrid learning looks like at your home! Be creative & clever – we want to feature YOUR KIDS! Please be sure to include student first and last name, grade level, team and a brief description.
2019-2020 Yearbooks are still available to purchase for $20 each. Please stop in the main office at HMS to purchase your book from last year. 2020-2021 Yearbooks may be purchased online at www.jostens.com. Books are $20 each and the deadline to pre-order and secure yourself a book is January 29, 2021.
Medications at School
PARENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS TAKING MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
1. Medication should be taken at home if at all possible. Medications not required during school hours may be declined for administration at school.
2. Medications that a child has never taken before must be started at home before requesting the school to administer them.
3. Medications needing to be given at school are to be brought to and from school by a parent/guardian.
4. All medications (prescription or non) must be in their original container with a current unaltered label. The medication must be unexpired and prescription labels must be dated within the past 12 months.
5. Tablets must be sized for proper dosage (e.g. cut in half, etc.) prior to bringing them to school.
6. Parents should provide the dosing utensils (e.g. cup/spoon) where needed.
7. Limit amount of prescription medication brought to school to the amount needed for 2 weeks or less. Limit the amount of non-prescription medication to 10 doses or less. Please do not bring large quantity sizes.
8. Medication authorization forms must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian before medication is given. Forms are available online and at the school office.
9. Students who carry and self-administer inhalers or EpiPens require physician approval and signature on specific BPS forms, which are also available online and at the school office.
10. Medications will be kept in a secured office area and will be administered by designated trained staff or a school nurse. Emergency medications will be stored in the office area and/or other locations allowed by the student’s Individual Health Plan.
11. Parents should encourage their child to report to the office on time if they receive a daily medication. School staff will call the child’s classroom if they do not come on their own.
12. Timely refill of the prescription is very important and is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
13. Expired medications will not be administered.
14. Parents are responsible for their child’s medication. Parents must pick up all unused (expired or current) medication when the school requests, and/or by the last day of school.
JULY, 2016 BPS
School Picture Orders Due Friday, December 4
School picture order forms are due Friday, December 4.
Hybrid Remote Learning Information
Hello Horizon Husky Families,
In an effort to clarify the message to families regarding the Hybrid remote learning day structure, please see the clarified message below.
Hybrid Remote Learning Day:
1. All Horizon students learning from home will join online for homebase and will also join online for the following core classes for new learning in: Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
2. Attendance will be taken in PowerSchool for all at home learning students for homebase and core classes (Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies).
3. Students receiving additional supports in person on their at home learning days will remain in their current plan.
4. To find student assignments click on the TEAMs page of the HMS website.
1. If a student is missing 3 or more assignments, they will be required to attend in person at Horizon.
2. Attendance will be taken in homebase for those students required to attend C days.
3. If a student needs intervention(s), he/she will be required to attend Horizon on C days. Parents may pick up students when they are finished with their work. A teacher will dismiss your child from school when all work is complete.
4. You will be notified by your child’s homebase teacher each week if he/she needs to attend on the C day.
Please reach out to your child’s homebase teacher with any questions.
Dr. Tabby Rabenberg
Band is Collecting Dan's Supermarket Receipts
The Horizon Band is collecting Dan's Supermarket receipts.
For every $150,000 worth of receipts collected, the band will receive $1,000 that will go towards band instruments. Students can drop off the receipts in the box in Student Services. We need the original receipts, so please no photocopies or cut receipts. We will be collecting the receipts all school year.
HMS School Newspaper
Immunizations: Required for all 7th graders and 8th graders
North Dakota requires all 7th & 8th graders to have received the meningococcal and Tdap vaccines prior to 7th grade, or if you're new to the district as an 8th grader. You are able to receive the vaccinations any time after your 11th birthday.
Students who are not up to date by October 1 will be excluded from school and this will count as an unexcused absence. Contact your child’s health care provider or Burleigh County Health (355-1540) about the immunizations your child will need.
Please fax the updated immunization certificate copy to Student Services at 323-4555 or email Sarah Larson.
*If you have already received the required vaccines and submitted a certificate copy last year, you do not need to submit another copy this year.
Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook Now-Deadline is January 29, 2021
The 2020-2021 Yearbooks are also available to purchase at this time at www.jostensyearbooks.com. All orders for the 20-21 books must be placed ONLINE. The deadline is January 29, 2021.
Indoor Spectator Games
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no students will be allowed to attend indoor competitions such as volleyball unless they are playing in the contest.
Morning and Afternoon Safety
We are looking forward to another school year and want to remind returning families and inform new families about the morning drop off and afternoon pick up procedures.
The safety of our students and staff are very important. In order to keep them safe, we need everyone to remember the following:
- The parking lots are for parking only. Do not drop off or pick up students in any of the parking lots.
- The signed parking spots for handicapped are for handicapped students/employees only. Do not drop off or pick up students in the handicapped signed area.
- Do not use the north side of the school to drop off or pick up your students. Only busses are allowed on the north side.
- Please do not drop off or pickup students in the middle lanes before the crosswalk in front of the school, only at the crosswalk.
- Always watch out for pedestrians and make sure students are using the crosswalk.
Thank you for your attention to this very important safety matter
PLEASE READ: Important updated information for new school year
Due to the pandemic we need to make a few changes.
Parents need to call the office at 323-4550 when picking up their child and the secretaries will send them out. Please remind your child to not EVER get into someones vehicle they don't know.
Deliveries like flowers and balloons will not be accepted. Along with that we are asking parents to not deliver things that are not urgent to school such as water bottles, forgotten books or sports clothing.
Remind your child that they should NEVER text or call their parent from their cell phone. That is against school policies. They need to come to student services and use the phone. If they are going home sick, we will direct them where to wait and they will be in the office and ready to go when you come to pick them up.
Students with the last name beginning with A-K will start school on Monday, August 31 and last name beginning with L-Z will have their first day Tuesday, September 1. The students that start on September 1, will not have school work on August 31.
if possible, please prepay for planners using MyPaymentsPlus. HMS clear waterbotles are also available in the office for $5.
Masks are required.
If you have questions, please call 323-4550.
2020-2021 Sports Physicals Update and Sports Registration/Payments
There has been a change to the policy regarding sports physicals for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
If an athlete had a sports physical last school year, they will not need one for the upcoming school year. Instead they will need a Form B (link below) that is filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. It is electronic so it will need to be uploaded to the rSchool online registration just like a physical would be.
**All incoming 7th graders will need a current physical if they are planning to participate in athletics regardless if they had one for BMFL or any other organization last year as 6th graders.**
rSchool online registration for the 2020 – 2021 school year opens July 1. https://century-ar.rschooltoday.com/
Pay for the sports fees on My Payments Plus around August 10.
The office cannot accept paper copies of the Form B or physicals.
Upload the physical into rSchool after you register for your sport.
Questions about registering? Contact Mark Hager at 323-4900 extension 6521.
Repairs for School Chromebooks
All chromebook repairs are going through Century High School. There are 3 ways to log a ticket (see below). From there we will either troubleshoot or replace as needed, but our whole repair model is running through CHS at this time.
Anyone with chromebook issues on district chromebooks is more than welcome to submit a ticket and we will get back to them as soon as we can.
They can fill out form
701-323-4925 and leave a message