A National Blue Ribbon School 2021 | A California Distinguished School | Established 1918
FOX FACTS
November 17, 2021
HMS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Fox Facts is a weekly newsletter published by Huntington Middle School. It includes important information related to school activities, programs, and events. It also includes a section for the Huntington Middle School PTA and a space to publicize community events and organizations.
Important Dates and Events
11/18 Fox Fuel w T
11/22-11/26 Thanksgiving Break: No School
12/3 Vaccine Clinic #2 (2nd dose only)
12/7 5th Grade & Wind Ensemble Winter Concert @ 7PM
12/8 Winter Varsity/Spartan Band Concert @ 7PM
12/9 Grades 6-12 Winter Choir Concert at SMHS @ 7PM
12/10 Grades 6-12 Winter Music Concert at SMHS @ 7PM
12/15 Noontime Fun
12/14-12/16: Sem I Finals
12/17 Holiday Music Assembly
12/17 Minimum Day, Quarter 2 Ends
12/20-12/31 Winter Break - No School
Please check our School Calendar for more information related to student events and activities.
Athletic Updates go to hehms.us and click on the Athletics tab.
Our Athletic Director is Ms. Kido (kkido@smusd.us)
Webstore Link: Here
Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
7th and 8th graders: save the date for the ASB sponsored Winter Formal Dance on Friday, Dec. 3rd from 6-8PM at HMS. Buy your ticket from the HMS webstore now or with cash when we get back from break. Since it's Winter Formal, there is a more formal dress attire. Plan to wear your holiday best. Click here for the Winter Formal dress code on the website.

Then next dance for 6th graders is in January on the 28th.
The next live webinar with our Principal Mr. Topalian will be
Thursday, November 18th
from 9:00-9:45 AM via Zoom.

To Join Zoom Meeting:
Same meeting info every month:

Meeting ID: 893 2021 1731
Passcode: 769394
8th Grade parents,
If you would like to order a 8th Grade Graduate Dedication ad for your 8th grader, please go to www.yearbookordercenter.com. There, you will be able to follow the prompts and order an ad for your student. 

1. Enter our SCHOOL’S CODE — 17117 (you can also search for our school at the bottom of the start page)
2. Select the START YOUR AD button
3. Select the SIZE you would like to purchase: 1/8 page, 1/4 page, or 1/2 page
4. Click on BUYING THIS AD for STUDENT
5. Follow prompt to enter your STUDENT NAME
6. Begin building your ad and enter your payment

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Caire at jcaire@smusd.us.
Ads are limited and will be only be available until before the start of winter break so, don’t miss out!

You may also purchase a yearbook, if you have not purchased one, through the same www.yearbookordercenter.com website.
Math 6th grade: Mondays & Wednesdays, Room 207, 3:00-4:00
Math 7th/8th grade: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Room 110, 3:00-4:00
English & ELD 6th grade: Monday & Wednesday, Room 205 3:00-4:00
English 7/8: Mondays & Wednesdays, Room 108, 3:00-4:00
After School Homework Club: Wednesdays & Thursdays, the HMS Library, 3:00-4:00
Attendance Reporting
Parents/Families:
If your student comes to school more than 10 minutes late to Homeroom or is leaving earlier than 2:50 PM, please make sure to have them check in or out through the Main Office before going to class or leaving for the day. If they do not check out with permission the absence will not be adjusted.
Parents should use the HMS Report an Absence form. Parents may still call the office or bring in a note, however, we highly encourage the use of our online form. If you have any questions please contact our attendance clerk Elizabeth Plascencia at eplascencia@smusd.us.
COVID-19 Information
SMUSD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Ages 5-11

SMUSD has partnered with Albertsons to offer convenient clinics! 2nd dose clinic will be on 12/3/21 for ages 5-11 SMUSD students. The clinic will be at Huntington Middle School again. Only 2nd dose students will be scheduled for this clinic.

For more information or to sign up for your child, please visit https://smusd.info/ages5-11clinics.

Volunteers are needed and may sign up at https://smusd.info/ages5-11clinicvolunteer 
Students of HMS, if you would like to participate in the free COVID testing happening on Thursdays, please REGISTER HERE. After you are registered, you may test weekly or as often as you wish and skip weeks. This service is for current students of HMS only. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated students are welcome to test.
Testing times: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Testing locations: room 306

Athletes on Travel Teams (not Intramural) will be tested weekly when there's a game if they are not fully vaccinated by Omni Pathology on Tuesdays. Please register your athlete using the link above to test.

Per State Health Order by October 15, 2021, SMUSD volunteers or drivers must provide proof of COVID vaccination or test weekly. This guide is provided to SMUSD volunteers on how to provide proof of vaccination and/or how to register for weekly testing at SMUSD using the Privit system. Unvaccinated volunteers may also provide a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result administered through another healthcare or clinical provider. Results from at-home test kits are not accepted. For more info on completing this see Volunteer info.

Per State Health Order (page 13) all wind instrument students and unvaccinated students playing in music indoor groups must test weekly. The COVID Support staff will work with staff to identify students, monitor status and testing. Parents should register their students through Privit to participate in our weekly PCR testing program. For registration information please visit http://smusd.info/test. This is the same weekly PCR testing program that is offered to all students, staff and volunteers.
For more information, visit the SMUSD COVID-19 Information page.
Reminders
Our lost and found is overflowing! Clothes, bags, backpacks, water bottles, etc. If your child says s/he lost it, tell them to check the lost and found in the cafeteria before you replace it. Items will be donated during the holidays so take the next few weeks to check out our inventory.

Due to COVID restrictions, student lunch deliveries on campus will not be allowed throughout this school year. Students need to bring lunch from home or students may pick up a complimentary breakfast or lunch in the cafeteria. For the latest information please visit our SMUSD site here.

Remember to throw away your food wrappers/containers at snack break and lunch. School is not a restaurant where servers take your plates away. Thank you for doing your part to help keep our campus clean.

Cell phones are not to be on or in student's possession from 8:00-2:50. Keep them off and in the lockers.
Computers may only be used in class at teacher's direction or at the library at lunch. Keep them away from the lunch areas and food.

Laptops are not to be used at snack break or lunch unless you are in the library.

If you want to go to the library at lunch, remember you need to go there between 12:30-12:35 as it fills up quickly.

Parents, the attendance online absence form on the school website is for explaining absences. If your child has a disagreement about an absence on a particular day/period, please reach out to the teacher first. Thank you

Technical Support Contact:
Chat with a technology support team member at www.smusd.us/livechat/
Email technical support at techsupport@smusd.us
Leave a message at 626-299-7002
HMS Online Wellness Center
The HMS Online Wellness Center serves to provide resources and optional mindfulness activities that can assist students during these difficult times as well as provide supports for parents to assist in communicating with their children at home.
Huntington Middle School PTA

PTA Allocations Proposals Needed by Wednesday, December 1, 2021

HMS Volunteers work hard each year to raise money so that the PTA can fund items and programs at HMS to enrich our children’s lives. It is the PTA’s responsibility to spend these funds in a manner that will benefit the greatest number of students, enhance their education, and help make HMS the best it can be. The Allocations Committee seeks input from staff, faculty, parents, and students with suggestions on how to spend these funds.

Suggested categories for funding include visual and performing arts, campus improvement, curriculum enrichment and technology. If you wish funds spent in another category, please mark the category “other” on the attached form and explain the request. All requests will be considered by the Allocations Committee. Items approved and within the guidelines will be voted upon at the Association meeting that follows the Allocations approval meeting.

To make an allocations request, please complete the attached form and email to Jaime Gertmenian, jgertmenian@gmail.com, with any questions.

Jacqueline Tran Chuang
HMS PTA President 2021-22
Honorary Service Award Nominations

Do you know a super volunteer who is active in the HMS PTA and in our San Marino community?

The HMS PTA is now accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 Honorary Service Awards. You may submit your nominations through this online form, or you can fill out the paper form and return it to HMS PTA Historian, Lauren Shen at shmaur@hotmail.com. You may nominate as many people as you would like.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 3, 2021. The list of Honorary Service Award recipients for the past 10 years can be found here.
This Year's Reflections Theme is -  
I Will Change the World By...
 It's that time of year again where we invite all of our amazingly creative HMS kids to join in the Reflections program.  Categories include:Dance, Literature, Film, Photography, Music and Visual Arts 
Click here to find the rules and entry 

Deadline is November 19 2021
Questions? Contact: Channi Kaur  harshaneekaur@gmail.com
Community News and Events
As a courtesy, Huntington Middle School often includes information forwarded from community organizations. In these cases, the organizations and activities are not sponsored or endorsed by Huntington Middle School or the San Marino Unified School District.
Support Titan Music
with our See’s Candies Fundraiser!
Avoid the long lines, and get your holiday candy shopping done, ONLINE with NO CONTACT!! Your order will be delivered to your home.
It can’t be easier than this! 
Order by 12/3/21 at the website address below or use the QR code.
Please share the link with your friends and family!
Thank you!
Updated shipping information from See's Candies,
these rates apply AFTER 11/10/21.

See’s Candies Ground Shipping Rates (up to 6 business days)
Up to $39.99      $7.95
$40-$69.99         $5.95
$70+                   FREE!
Please join San Marino Unified School District's 2021-22 DELAC. Learn about educational programs and services for English Learners. Collaborate with our committee to conduct needs assessments, review reclassification procedures and written notifications, establish programs and goals, and so much more. Most importantly, connect with other families to support one another as we strive towards achieving student success.

All families are welcome to each meeting. 
December 2, 2021 at 9:00am Huntington Middle School Cafeteria
February 10, 2022 at 9:00am Valentine Elementary
May 12, 2022 at 9:00am San Marino High School 

Please contact Danielle Blatchley for more information at dblatchley@smusd.us or (626) 299-7000 x1312. 
From the
City of San Marino:
Do you have the most festive home
in your neighborhood?

Then gather your family and LIGHT UP YOUR HOME
with outdoor holiday decorations!
This contest is open to all San Marino residents.
Prizes will go to the top 3 homes chosen
by the community.

Visit this link for rules and information:










Fall Recreation Guide here!
Activities for September-December 2021
Any questions—please call Recreation at 626-403-2200.
Moms in Prayer welcomes all who are interested in praying over our schools, teachers, and students during this trying time. We pray both in-person and virtually over zoom, on alternating Tuesdays. Please contact Esther Yao (huang.esther@gmail.com) for more information. 
If you would like to run your company or organization's publication in Fox Facts, please email it to mhazlett@smusd.us by Thursday at 4:30 of each week to appear in the following week's Fox Facts.