WEEKLY EBLAST -- 03/16/2021
GRADE "A" SCHOOL - AZ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
HORIZON HONORS SCHOOLS
ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES = 0
Horizon Honors Schools population (students & staff) = 1,700
last updated: March 16, 2021 at 10 a.m.
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.
Tryouts begin
Wednesday, March 17th
**All sports are self-transport at this time for practices, games, and events
PARENT INVOLVEMENT
EARLY RELEASE DAYS & ILP CONFERENCES
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
MARCH DATES
March 17
First day of Fourth Quarter
Early Release Day
Virtual ILP Day 1:00 – 4:00 PM

March 18
Early Release Day
Virtual ILP Day 1:00 – 4:00 PM

March 19
Early Release Day
Virtual ILP Day 1:00 – 4:00 PM

March 22
Cartooning Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Harry Potter Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM

March 23
Jewish Student Union 2:45 – 3:15 PM
School Board Meeting - 5 PM

MARCH DATES
March 24
Asynchronous Learning Day
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM

March 25
Kindness Krew 2:45 – 3:15 PM
MS Gamers Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM

March 26
Baking Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Band Council 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM

March 26
Student Support 2:45 – 3:45 PM

March 30
Critical Thinking Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Protect Our Environment (POE) Club 2:45 – 3:15 PM

March 31
Asynchronous Learning Day
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
16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Office: 480.659.3000
Attendance: 480.659.3062