All the 2022-2023 Back to School News!

All the 2022-2023 Back to School News!
Posted on 07/15/2022
Back to School graphic Horizon Honors Elementary School Back to School 2022!
REMINDERS & UPDATES!
Horizon Honors Schools sends text messages to all parent and guardian mobile phones on file. Text messages are reserved for emergencies and for important school information.
Parents and guardians MUST follow the process to opt-in prior to message sending in order to receive notifications.
To opt-in to text messaging, send a text message of “YES” to 67587.
Please note that your mobile phone number must already be on file in PowerSchool before you opt-in to text messages.
MEET OFFICER MARTIN!
Officer Martin serves as our liaison to the Phoenix Police Department as well as a law enforcement ambassador for our community members. Officer Martin is assigned to our campus as part of the School Safety Grant Program from the Arizona Department of Education.
The roles of a school resource officer include promoting a safe learning environment, fostering relationships with students, and providing resources to school leadership.
Officer Martin is on our campus several days a week during school hours in uniform, with a patrol car parked in our parking lot. Families may see him inside and outside of our buildings before and after school. Students may see him during the school day in the classrooms, during lunch, and at other school-day activities.
CAMPUS CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
Horizon Honors Schools uses the Raptor Visitor Management System to strengthen campus safety for our entire community. Part of keeping our community safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system allows us to do that. The Raptor system also allows us to screen visitors in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.
For all visitors to campus during school hours:
  • Upon entering a Horizon Honors School Office, a visitor will need to present a driver’s license or other U.S. government-issued ID. Please plan to ALWAYS have your driver's license/ U.S. government-issued ID with you when you visit campus.
  • The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our school campuses without our knowledge. The Raptor system checks the visitor's name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the Raptor system. No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded and the information is not shared with any outside agency.
  • Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or conduct front office business.
  • The next time a visitor comes to campus that has already been processed in the Raptor system, he/she may use the self-serve kiosk to sign in with a driver's license/ U.S. government-issued ID and print a visitor badge.
  • All visitors who leave campus prior to 3:45 p.m. must return to an office and check out via the self-serve kiosk. 
If you are a parent escorting your Elementary School student to a classroom and/or attending Morning Meeting, you do NOT need to check in at the office. However, if you plan to be on campus after drop-off and/or Morning Meeting, you must check in at the office.
The app is available for both Apple and Android smartphones by searching for "Horizon Honors" or using the following links:
Apple Store
Google Play
REMINDER: TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS
Teacher assignments for students in Grades K-6 are now available in PowerSchool.
Returning families should log in at https://horizonclc.powerschool.com/public/
New families may set up their PowerSchool account at https://horizonclc.powerschool.com/public/create_multi_student_account.html? using the instruction sheets they received during the registration process. 
If you have any questions or need more info on PowerSchool, click here. We will also have printed teacher assignments at Meet The Teacher on Thursday, July 28th.
Powerschool also has a mobile app!
You will need a district code to make the app work.
District Code: BSTP
Download the app today!
REMINDER: IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFO
In order to be completely informed for the beginning of the year, please check out the links below or visit our Horizon Honors Elementary School Resource Library.
REMINDER: MEET THE TEACHER
Please join us on Thursday, July 28th for “Meet Your Teacher” Day for Kindergarten through 6th Grade students and parents. On this day, our Elementary families will have an opportunity to see classrooms, meet teachers, and hear more about the exciting school year ahead.

Go to Your Child’s Listed Classroom
Last name begins with A-M: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Last name begins with N-Z : 2:30 - 4 p.m.
SCHOOL HOURS
Half Day Kindergarten: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Extended Day Kindergarten: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1st Grade – 4th Grade: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
5th Grade – 6th Grade: 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
REMINDER: TRAFFIC FLOW
Please refer to the Traffic Flow maps for drop-off and pick-up information.
  • Allow enough time for drop-off and pick up. There will be congestion.
  • Watch for and take direction from staff members both in the parking lots and at the crosswalks.
  • Do not park in reserved spaces. 
  • DO NOT DROP OFF PRIOR TO DROP-OFF TIMES! Students will not be allowed on campus prior to the scheduled drop-off times.
DROP OFF TIMES:
Kindergarten - 7:45 to 7:55 a.m.
Grades 1-4 - 8 to 8:10 a.m.
Grades 5-6 - 7:45 to 7:55 a.m.
  • Parents/guardians and younger siblings may walk with students to their classrooms in the mornings. For the first two weeks of school, classrooms will be working on community building. Therefore, we ask that all visitors leave our campus when the school day begins. Look for more details on volunteering and visiting campus after the first two weeks of school in the coming weeks!
  • If you park when picking up your child, all visitors to campus will wait at the crosswalk closest to Frye Road.
UPDATED: STUDENT DISMISSAL FORM
Please let us know how your child will be dismissed from school each day! Complete THIS FORM prior to 3 pm on Friday, July 29th.
UPDATE: Attending Club Horizon (if registered and scheduled) is now a choice!
Students in Grades K-6 will be dismissed from the classroom doors that open to the outside of the campus. Students are expected to be picked up or walk home immediately after school unless they are attending Club Horizon or an extracurricular activity. 
REMINDER: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN & KINDERTALK
As we prepare for the first day of school, we want to provide the ideal calm, welcoming environment for your Kindergarten child. We will begin class on the first day of school at 9 a.m. for Kindergarten students. This will give you time to find a parking spot, walk to your child's classroom, and spend some time in the classroom with your child before heading to KinderTalk at 9:15 a.m. Doors to the Kindergarten classrooms will open at 8:30 a.m., class will begin at 9 a.m. If your child attends Club Horizon in the mornings, he/she will remain in Club Horizon until 8:30 a.m. and will be walked to the appropriate classroom at that time.

Come to the Horizon Honors Multi-purpose Room at 9:15 a.m. for KinderTalk and learn the ropes on how to survive the kindergarten year and beyond.
UPDATED: STUDENT FEES
Students Fees are paid online and are not yet due.
NEW THIS YEAR! Our system to pay fees is changing and getting simpler!
Look for instructions next week via email!
The Horizon Honors Optional Lunch Program begins on the first day of school! Food items are ordered, in advance, online and include menu items from popular area restaurants.
 
Important Information:
  • All existing profiles will need to be updated with 2022-2023 New Grade/Room Color
  • All existing accounts use the same login/password
  • New Accounts (new families or never ordered) please use password: HCLC1
  • Direct links found on Horizon Honors Website OR Phone App
  • Bookmark URL https://horizonhonors.boonli.com/
 
Reminders:
  • Order deadline is EVERY Friday at 11:59 p.m. PST for the following week of lunches
  • All changes to an order must be done prior to the weekly deadline
  • Check out our vendors and meal choices
  • You can order different food options and multiples of items on a single day!
  • You can order weekly, monthly or full quarter whatever fits your budget
 
Need assistance call 1-800-381-6511 (M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.PST)
REMINDER: every student should bring a lunch from home each school day or purchase a lunch.
REMINDER: CLUB HORIZON
Looking for before or after school options for your student? Then look to Club Horizon! Club Horizon is a before and after school program for children that are enrolled at Horizon Honors Elementary School. Club Horizon provides structured time in age-appropriate groups on our secure campus. Club Horizon also offers care options during school breaks.
For additional information or questions about Club Horizon, contact the office at (480) 659-3182.
Before School Program -
6:15 a.m. - 8 a.m.
$7 per day
After School Program -
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
$13 per day
REMINDER: COFFEE CONNECTION
You won't want to miss Coffee Connection! On Friday, August 5th at 8:15 a.m. both new and returning parents are invited to join us in the Media Center to meet other parents from your child's classes and much more! Coffee and goodies will be provided.