Aug. 20, 2013
 
Safety message for the new school year

 

Dear HPISD Parents,

 

As we prepare for the start of school, safety and security are a top priority.  Parents, we cannot thank you enough for your partnership. Here is a list of several tips that, with your assistance, will help keep our campuses safe. 

  • Please do not drop off children before school opens unless they are meeting a coach, teacher or other campus supervisor.
  • All volunteers and parents must wear their volunteer badges in plain sight at all times when on campus. We greatly appreciate your patience when checking into the school and undergoing criminal background checks.
  • We ask that parents who need to contact their children during the school day do so through the proper campus channels. For example, if you need to deliver something to your child at school, please come to the front office to make arrangements. Please do not meet your child at the curb or at a playground fence, as this raises safety concerns for those who may not know that you are the child's parent.
  • Please reinforce the message we give to our students about the importance of not opening campus doors to let people in, even their friends or others they may know. This allows us to know who is on campus and to run visitors through the security clearance procedure at the front office.  
  • Keep an open dialogue with your children and encourage them to come forward with information related to school safety. Students and parents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to police or school officials.

In addition, there have been some changes to morning drop-off procedures at our campuses.  Here is a summary:   

 

Armstrong 

  • Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Students should remain on tiled area in front of the entry door until the 7:50 a.m. bell rings.
  • Students proceed to their classroom, be settled in and prepared to begin class when the 8 a.m. bell rings.   

Bradfield 

  • Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Students proceed to the area on the first floor designated for their grade level.
  • When the 7:50 a.m. bell rings, students may proceed to their lockers, then go to their classroom.
  • Students should be settled in and prepared to begin class when the 8 a.m. bell rings.   

Hyer   

  • Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Students may proceed to the area outside their classroom.
  • Teachers open classroom doors at 7:50 a.m.
  • Students should be settled in and prepared to begin class when the 8 a.m. bell rings.  

UP  

  • Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Students proceed to the gym until 7:50 a.m. bell rings.
  • Students proceed to their classrooms and should be settled in and prepared to begin class when the 8 a.m. bell rings.    

 MIS/HPMS  

  • The south gym door (parking/drop off in parking lot on east side of building) will open at 6 a.m. for seventh-graders in athletics or early arrivers.
  • The High School Street door will open at 7 a.m. 
  • The Granada Avenue door and the front door will open at 7:30 a.m. 
  • All four entry doors will have security monitors.

Click here for details about carpool procedures.  

 

On the first day of school, all students should go directly to their advisory class. After the first day: 

  • Fifth-graders should report to the cafeteria before the 8:10 a.m. bell.
  • Sixth-graders should report to auditorium before the 8:10 a.m. bell.
  • Seventh- and eighth-graders should report to the cafeteria before the 7:50 a.m. bell.   

HPHS

  • The front door on Emerson and the student entrance on Westchester will open at 6 a.m.  Security monitors will be stationed at those doors to check student IDs and to issue volunteer badges.
  • The north entrance will be open with a monitor from 7:30-8:10 a.m.
  • Students who wish to study or meet in the building before or after school are asked to use the library, cafeteria or a classroom. 
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