WEEKLY EBLAST -- 04/23/2021
GRADE "A" SCHOOL - AZ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
HORIZON HONORS SCHOOLS
ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES = 2
Horizon Honors Schools population (students & staff) = 1,700
last updated: April 23, 2021 at 10 a.m.
Please review the COVID Protocol located at the bottom of this transmission.

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COVID-19 REMINDERS

Siblings of Sick Students:
If a student is sick AND/OR awaiting COVID-19 testing results, we require all siblings to also remain at home.

Masks Still Required:
Face coverings are required on the Horizon Honors Schools campus for staff, students, and visitors per Regulations GBGB-R, JICA-RR, and KI-RB as adopted by the Horizon Honors School Board on August 11, 2020.

Kindergarten Parents:
We are excited to allow Kindergarten parents to walk their students onto the campus in the mornings! However, please remember that all parents (and students) are required to wear a mask while on campus grounds, even if they are not going inside our buildings.

Stronger Together:
If you would like to check our case count or find information on mitigation strategies, the information is always available on "Stronger Together" website.

If you have any questions or need to report a possible COVID-19 case, please reach out to our Health Office at health@horizonhonors.org. Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to keep our community members healthy and our campus open.

Please review the COVID Protocol located at the bottom of this transmission.
STUDENT SECTION
Spring Testing Update:

Per Arizona state testing requirements, all students in the required cohorts, both in-person and remote learners, will need to come to campus to complete AzM2 (AzMerit) and AIMS Science testing in the spring. The way we are facilitating testing, without further affecting class time and maintaining COVID mitigation strategies to the best of our abilities, is to have certain cohorts of students come to campus on different Asynchronous Wednesdays from April 14th through May 5th. Please reference the following graphic which maps out the different activities, including testing, happening on upcoming Asynchronous Wednesdays. A more detailed communication regarding the processes and procedures for testing will be sent out closer to the testing dates.
ATHLETICS
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE AN EAGLE!

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS
(Dates and times are subject to change.)
 
Monday, April 26th
Basketball **AWAY vs Gilbert Christian MS
Girls 5:00 PM / Boys 6:00 PM
 
 Wednesday, April 28th
Basketball **AWAY vs Phoenix Country Day
Girls 3:45 PM / Boys 4:30 PM
  
Friday, April 30th
Basketball *HOME vs Valley Christian MS
Girls 4:00 PM / Boys 5:00 PM
*HOME GAMES WILL HOST 3 PARENTS/GUARDIANS FOR EACH ATHLETE
**ALL SPORTS ARE SELF TRANSPORT FOR PRACTICE, GAMES & EVENTS.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Spring Testing Update:

Per Arizona state testing requirements, all students in the required cohorts, both in-person and remote learners, will need to come to campus to complete AzM2 (AzMerit) and AIMS Science testing in the spring. The way we are facilitating testing, without further affecting class time and maintaining COVID mitigation strategies to the best of our abilities, is to have certain cohorts of students come to campus on different Asynchronous Wednesdays from April 14th through May 5th. Please reference the following graphic which maps out the different activities, including testing, happening on upcoming Asynchronous Wednesdays. A more detailed communication regarding the processes and procedures for testing will be sent out closer to the testing dates.
CALENDAR
APRIL DATES
April 24
Theatre Arts Performance 3:30 – 5:30 PM
 
April 26
Cartooning Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Girls Who Code 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Harry Potter Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM

April 27
Jewish Student Union (JSU) 2:45 – 3:15 PM
School Board Meeting - 5 PM
 
April 28
Asynchronous Learning Day Grades 9, 11, & 12
On-Campus Testing for In-Person & Distant Learning Students 8:00 am to 11:30 AM Grades 7, 8 & 10
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM
 
April 29
Kindness Krew 2:45 – 3:15 PM
MS Gamers Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
 
April 30
Band Council 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Theatre Arts Performance 3:30 – 5:30 PM

MAY DATES
May 1
Theatre Arts Performance 7:30 – 9:30 PM

May 3
Girls Who Code 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM
 
May 4
Critical Thinking Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Protect Our Environment (POE) Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
 
May 5
On-Campus Testing for In-Person & Distant Learning Students 8:00 am to 11:30 AM for Grades 7 & 8
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM

May 6
Student Council 2:45 – 3:45 PM
 
May 7
Baking Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Calligraphy Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM
This is a reminder that face coverings are required for all staff and students (ages 2+) when inside school buildings, anywhere on school grounds, inside school vehicles, and at school-related activities, whether indoor or outdoor.  Face coverings will not be provided by the school.

Students will be allowed to remove face coverings while eating or drinking. In addition, students will be required to wear face coverings outside and during some PE activities. Finally, students may be allowed breaks to remove their face coverings at appropriate times and locations. However, please understand that social distancing is not guaranteed.

Please pack extra face coverings in student backpacks, as coverings may get dirty during the day. Again, the schools will not supply face coverings.

Face coverings MUST:
  • Fully cover a person’s nose and mouth
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the wide of the face and under the chin.
  • Remain affixed in place without the use of one’s hands.
  • Not have holes except for band-style masks when actively playing an instrument.
  • Not be face shields. However, face shields may be used in addition to face covering.
  • Follow the “all clothing and accessory guidelines” dress code guidelines.  Middle School Dress Code
  • Be laundered regularly or disposed of appropriately
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Phoenix, AZ 85048
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