21st Century Digital Learners
OCPS School of Innovation
Florida 'A' Rated School
5 Star School

13400 Town Loop Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 858-4620
Hunter's Creek Middle School
Friday, August 7, 2020

There is a lot of excitement here at Hunter's Creek Middle School! We are all eager to begin the new academic year with our Eagles.

All HCMS students, regardless of their instructional model choice (whether it is LaunchEd or Face-to-Face), will begin LaunchEd@home on Monday, August 10th. The Digital Learning via LaunchEd@Home for all students will continue for nine days (August 10th-August 20th). Teachers and students will follow the regular daily bell schedule throughout.
On Friday, August 21st we will welcome back to campus the students who chose Face-to-Face instruction only. The students who chose LaunchEd for an instructional model will continue with LaunchEd@Home.

In order to get our students and parents ready for the start of the year, we are sharing with you this special edition of our newsletter to provide you with important school information and first week of school details.
Our teachers and staff have worked tirelessly during pre-planning week to get everything ready. They have come up with creative ways to adapt to the "new normal" of teaching and learning.We are grateful to have such dedicated faculty and staff who are leaving nothing to chance in order to do what is in the best interest of our students.

As always, thank you for your patience and support as we are all in this together.

Joumana Moukaddam
Proud Principal
Hunter's Creek Middle School 

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Content & Upcoming Events

In This Issue:   
Student Schedules
Day One (Monday, Aug. 10)
Bell Schedule & Student Planners
Grab-and-Go Meals
Technology Problems?
Canvas Global Announcements
Face-to-Face Students
HCMS Parent Handbook
HCMS After School Zone
ELL Parents - Info. Sessions

Dates to Watch For: 
Aug. 8: Last day for free immunizations! Please click here for details.
Aug. 7-9: Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
Aug. 10:
First day of school for ALL students via LaunchEd@Home
Aug. 10:
Grab-and-Go meal pick-up frpm 4:30 pm - 6 pm in our bus loop for HCMS students only.
Aug. 10:
After School Zone live virtual programming begins (below)
Aug. 21:
Welcome back to all students who chose Face-to-Face instruction

Stay Connected

Student Schedulesstudentschedules2 

Due to class size requirements and instructional model selection, we are not making elective schedule changes at this time. However, please state your request so if circumstances change we can honor the request if possible. Thank you.

Monday August 10th is the first day of school for ALL students via LaunchED@Homeaugust10  
Did you choose Face to Face? If so, you will start coming to HCMS on Friday, August 21st and should be taking part in the August 10th-20th LaunchEd@Home learning.

So what do you do? 
** Please note, this procedure may change after Day 1 for some classes, but all classes will follow this procedure on Day 1. ** 
Bell Schedule and Student Plannersbellschedulesandplanners   

Please note: While doing LaunchEd@Home you will be following the HCMS Bell Schedule and attendance will be taken in each course during the period you should be attending.

While home, use this planner to help you stay focused and on time:

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
Grab-and-Go Mealsgrabandgomeals

Grab-and-Go meals will be available on Monday, August 10 from 4:30 pm - 6 pm in our bus loop for HCMS students only.

Student ID or student number will be required. You will receive 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches.  

If you are not on Free or Reduced lunch, your SchoolPay account will be charged.

To apply for Free or Reduced Lunch, please click here.

Information on Grab-and-Go Meals after this week will be shared via our social media.
Technology Trouble?techtrouble 

Having any technology trouble? Use this tip sheet to help you fix your problem.
(Must be signed into your @students.ocps.net Google to access)
Canvas Global Announcementcanvasglobalannouncement  
Please note: Mrs. Moye will post a Weekly Update and calendar on your dashboard. KEEP THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN as it can be updated as information is shared. Once the announcement is closed by you, you cannot re-access it. You'll notice it on the dashboard including similar information as this newsletter. 
Did you choose Face-to-Face?facetoface  

We want to make sure we know that you will be joining us at school on the 21st! If your child will be coming to HCMS face to face starting August 21st, please complete this form:

2020-2021 HCMS Parent Handbookhcmsparenthandbook  
The 2020-2021 HCMS Parent/Guardian/Student Handbook is now available on our website!
After School Zone Registrationafterschoolzone
Hello Hunter's Creek Middle School Families!

Membership registration is now open for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida After School Zone for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration is FREE and is required to participate in After School Zone programs. Live virtual programming will start August 10th.

We are also requesting families to complete a parent needs assessment survey by clicking on the link below. This information you provide will be used to make data informed decisions as schools reopen. Thank you in advance for completing the survey.

Please go to our website to register online:   

BGCCF After School Zone Parent Needs Assessment: https://forms.gle/r86WkvdTTLqGY6TH6 
OCPS Multilingual Servicesellparentinfosession
Parent information sessions   

Leadership Team

* Principal: Joumana Moukaddam joumana.moukaddam@ocps.net
* Assistant Principal: Liesl Hernandez liesl.hernandez@ocps.net
* Assistant Principal: Jessica Swain jessica.swain@ocps.net
* 8th Grade Administrative Dean: Shedrick Copeland shedrick.copeland@ocps.net  
* 8th Grade Counselor: Kelly Armstrong kelly.armstrong@ocps.net
* 7th Grade Administrative Dean: Joquetta Carter joquetta.carter@ocps.net
* 7th Grade Counselor: Sejal Shah sejal.shah@ocps.net
* 6th Grade Administrative Dean: Dominic Golia dominic.golia@ocps.net
* 6th Grade Counselor: Joel Anderson joel.anderson@ocps.net
* Librarian: Kellee Moye kellee.moye@ocps.net
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Reproduction of this material, either written or electronically, including the general layout, graphics, analyses, and content topics without the express approval of Target Performance Systems, Inc., a Florida corporation, and OCPS - Hunter's Creek Middle School is forbidden without written consent.  Thank you for your support of the Orange County Public Schools and especially Hunter's Creek Middle School. Please contact Ms. Joumana Moukaddam (principal) at 37895@ocps.net with any questions.  
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