Words cannot express how proud and thankful we are for each student, family member, community
member, and teacher who have come together in this unusual time in our history. Covid 19 has
presented great challenges but in the face of adversity -- the BULLDOG NATION has stepped up in
amazing ways! We want to continue to forge our community, celebrate each other and share how
we all are together in this new learning environment.
Next week we are hosting a “virtual” spirit week. We want to see all the smiling faces of our district
community. We have selected themes for each day. The goal is everyone participate and post
pictures aligned with the daily theme.
SPIRIT WEEK THEMES:
MONDAY - Show us your pets day OR hold up a picture of a pet you would like to have one day
TUESDAY - I’ve Got Spirit Day - Wear attire of your favorite college or pro sport team
WEDNESDAY - Crazy Hair Day
THURSDAY - Create a picture spelling out “I Love HISD” How creative can you be?! (see sample picture)
FRIDAY - WE are TEAM - Wear Bulldog Colors
The district counselors' have coordinated to hold office hours Monday through Thursday to serve the needs of our parents, students, and teachers. If you are in need of some assistance, even if it is not your counselor's scheduled time, any of them can help you or get the answers you might need. On Friday, and any other times not listed, they will be working on returning emails, planning for the rest of the school year and getting ready for the 2020-21 school year.
Monday - Thursday:
8-10 am Rona Smith (Primary) email@example.com
10-12pm Melissa Arnold (Stewart) firstname.lastname@example.org
12-2pm Christina Cowey (High School) email@example.com
Vicki Rabino (district counselor) firstname.lastname@example.org
2-4pm Tommetria Womack (Crosby) email@example.com
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their
employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
Please do not consider the hours listed below as the only time you need to be available for your students- this is just the time frame that you should be available for immediate responses to your students. The expectation is that during school hours, you should be checking your students work and communication with you. The office hours will be for immediate responses to students needs and requests.
Office Hours for Online Instruction ~ Monday - Thursday:
Science (Carter, Frye, George, Akers, Norris) ~ 10am-11am
Social Studies (Graham, Cliburn, Moore, Havron) ~ 11am-12pm
Electives (Hidalgo, Villarreal, Sanchez, Caliz, Hill) ~ 12:30pm-1:30pm
Electives (Bryant, Grabowski, Hale, Jordan, Grassmuck) ~ 1:30pm-2:30pm
English (Oduwole, Bedford, Martiez, Rhone) ~ 2:30pm-3:30pm
Math (Crawford, Menendez, Harris, Morado) ~ 3:30pm-4:30pm
Friday can be used for following up with students on work missing, not completed successfully, etc.
The faculty and staff at Lorraine Crosby Middle School are available to assist parents and students on a daily basis during school hours.
For Immediate Responses Designated Times Listed Below:
ELA (Carr, Koebelen, Sears, Thomas, Walthall) ~ 1pm-2pm
Electives (Brunson, Grabowski, Hale, Otto, Smith, Spell, Therrien) ~ 10am-11am
Math (Law, Menasoff, Revak) ~ 11am-12pm
Physical Education (Bolton, Chaney) ~ 10am-11am
Social Studies (Reader, Vestal, Williams) ~ 9am-10am
Science (Acker, Lockwood, Morado, Rojas) ~ 8am-9am
Sped (Abdullah) ~ 10am -11am
Unique Learning (Caldwell) ~ 11am-12pm
504 and Counselor- Womack ~ 1pm-3pm
Nurse ~ 8am-9am
Stewart Elementary teachers are here to answer questions or concerns you may have. Teachers are responding to parents by email, Dojo, video chats and phone calls. We have dedicated an hour a day to respond to questions immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact your student's teachers if you have any questions.
3rd grade 9:00-10:00
4th grade 10:00-11:00
5th grade 11:00-12:00
Teachers will have a dedicated “office hour” Monday-Friday if you have any questions or concerns. Teachers will be available for video chat, phone calls, emails, Dojo messages, text messages, etc. If your child needs help with their packet they will be available to you during this hour. You may reach out to them at any time but this is a guaranteed time slot to be able to contact them and receive immediate feedback. Look for a message in Class Dojo on how your individual teacher will be communicating with you during this hour.
1st grade: 11:00-12:00
2nd grade: 9:00-10:00
Starting next week teachers will have a dedicated “office hour” Monday-Friday if you have any questions or concerns. Teachers will be available for video chat, phone calls, emails, Dojo messages, text messages, etc. If your child needs help with their packet they will be available to you during this hour. You may reach out to them at any time but this is a guaranteed time slot to be able to contact them and receive immediate feedback. Look for a message in Class Dojo on how your individual teacher will be communicating with you during this hour.
1st grade: 11:00-12:00
2nd grade: 9:00-10:00
Greetings parents of Hitchcock High School Students,
We will be doing our Course Requests for next year on Google Classroom. Your student has received an "invite" from the High School Counseling Center. They need to accept the "invite." This is where they, and you, can view the 2020-2021 Course Guide. The Course Guide is also on the Hitchcock ISD website. Please make sure your child completes the assignment.
Hitchcock ISD has designated 8 meal pickup locations for any school age person to receive free meals. We will have a bus parked at the following locations for meal pickup, but will pass out 2 meals between noon and 1:00 starting Monday, April 6th. Next Friday, April 10th, there will be no meal delivery so Thursday, April 9th, we will pass out 4 meals at each location between noon and 1:00. There will no longer be 2 pickup times each day. Please help us spread the word about these changes.
Also we have had a few complaints regarding trash from the meals. Please throw away all trash from these meals in a trash can and not on the ground.
1) KFHS parking lot
2) Crosby Middle School – you will pick up from the cafeteria
3) Bent Oaks Apartments
4) The Life at Emerald Oaks
5) The Village Apartments
6) Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
7) Joe Moore Park
8) The corner of Heron & Highland Dr.
We are asking for you to minimize your large scale interaction in public locations in order to assist in our efforts at preventing any contact with infected people.