Greetings Homyak Families! Welcome back to the 2019/20 school year. Our first week has been a great success, even with a really early start! Teachers have been working hard to get to know your little human! We are also getting routines and procedures established to ensure a successful year.
We have some new faces at Homyak this year, you will find the staff list in your Parent-Student Handbook. We are all here to support your child, if we can offer any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
Like last year, students in grades Kindergarten-5th will be on a rotating specials schedules. They will rotate between Art, Music, PE, and Library. Middle School students will have two electives. Your child selected their elective based on a 1-6 preference. Students received one of their top three choices; therefore, we will not be honoring requests for changes. Students will have the opportunity to select another elective for trimester 2.
Some Middle School students will have Advisory instead of an elective. The purpose of this class is to support your child in the academic areas. They will receive support from classroom teachers to address specific learning gaps or reteach classroom concepts from the day’s lesson. Although some students are less than enthusiastic about having Advisory, I think it will really help them be successful this year and prepare them for the future. If your child has Advisory for one of their electives, they will get priority for choosing their second elective.
We will continue to monitor cellphone use at school. Students may bring a cellphone or smartwatch to school, but the school is not responsible for loss or stolen devices. In addition, students can only use their device during lunch recess. The device must be put away and out of sight during class periods. Please see the “Electronic Device” section in the Parent-Student Handbook for more information.
PTA will be hosting a meeting at the school at 6:00 pm on September 11th. We will be starting a new Homyak PTA and dissolving the previous Quest PTA. At this meeting, new board officers will be voted on, which means all positions are open. If you are interested in being the Homyak PTA President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer please be sure to come to the meeting. All of the Homyak community is welcome to attend; however, you must be a member to run for an office and vote. Membership dues are $7 and will be collected at the beginning of the meeting.
Spirit Wear order forms went home this week. Orders are due on Friday, August 23, 2019. Checks can be made payable to Homyak PK-8. Also, if you are a Longmont Dairy customer, please save your Milk Caps! Our school earns five cents per milk cap.
Communication is critical to the success of your child, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns. I will continue to utilize Homyak PK-8 Facebook for quick communication and reminders. In addition, Mrs. Stead is working to get Instagram and Snapchat rolling, we think it will be a great way for our MS students to stay in tune.
Monthly newsletters will be sent via email, available on homyak.weld8.org, and also posted on Facebook. We will not be sending home paper copies unless requested. If you would like a paper copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the final days of summer!
Julie Garcia, Principal
Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement In compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Colorado law and Board of Education Policy AC (Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity), Weld County School District Re-8 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person has been identified as the compliance officer for the district: Superintendent, Weld County School District Re-8: 200 South Fulton, Fort Lupton, CO 80621, 303.857.3200, email@example.com