HDS Hawk Happenings Aug. 18, 2022

Posted by Michelle VanOrnum on 8/18/2022 7:00:00 AM

Good morning High Desert Hawks and Families!

What a fantastic first day of school yesterday! The campus was filled with students eager to get back to school, see each other, and meet their amazing teachers! Thank to all of the parents, students, and especially staff members who made the first day of school a big success!

A few reminders:

  • Student Schedules
      • If students have not picked up their schedule, it will be available in the school office. 
  • Pick up and Drop Off
      • For drop-off, please see the attached diagram. Students will be dropped off at the gate in front of the main office and will continue to the gate in front of the MPR to enter the quad. Students will be remain in the Quad in the mornings. The bell will ring at 7:55am for students to line up at their first class. Parents will proceed down Antelope Woods Rd. They will pull into the bus loop and follow it around to exit. For the safety of all of our students, please do not make a U-turn.
      • For pick-up, parents will follow the same procedure. Students will wait on the sidewalk area for their ride and parents will follow through the bus loop to exit after picking up their student.
  • Transportation
      • Our High Desert School Dress Code will be enforced. Please remind your students to double-check their attire to ensure that they are dressed appropriately.
  • Cell Phones and Gum
      • We are a NO cell phone and no gum campus. Students are expected turn off cell phones when then arrive on campus and leave them in their backpack. Gum should be left at home.
  • Lunch
      • AADUSD will be serving food to ALL students at break and lunch. Students may still choose to bring their own food, but food will also be provided to all students.
      • Thank you to all of the families who completed the meal application. Your participation and submission of this important document helps to secure funding for food for all students. 
  • Visitors on Campus
      • All parents and visitors to the campus must sign in using their ID through the Raptor system in the front office in order to enter the campus.  
      • Parent Volunteers will need to be fingerprinted through the District Office to volunteer on campus.
  • Dress Code
    • Our High Desert School Dress Code will be enforced. Please remind your students to double-check their attire to ensure that they are dressed appropriately.

August 18, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

  • Grades 6, 7, 8 Florida Trip Parent Meeting
    • We invite parents of all interested students to attend an information meeting. Parents can attend either in person or via zoom. There will be two meetings on Thursday night.
      • In Person 6:00pm in Room 308
      • Zoom 6:30pm

August 18 and 19, 2022 - Regular Block Schedule Days

  • August 18 - Period 0, 1, 2, 3 with Dismissal at 2:20pm
  • August 19 - Period 0, 4, 5, 6 with Dismissal at 2:20pm
    • Students will be utilizing their planners every day. Please ensure that their planner and school supplies are in their backpack daily.

August 18 and 19, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

  • Volleyball Tryouts in the MPR
    • Wishing good luck to all of the student athletes who are trying out! More details about the season will be shared once the team members are determined.
    • Attire for tryouts: Athletic shoes, knee pads, and shorts. Players should bring a water bottle. All students need to complete the Athletic Clearance online as well as submitting proof of a physical prior to the first day of practice.

August 19, 2022 - Spirit Day

  • Show your Hawks Pride and Wear Green, Black, and White on Friday!

September 1, 2022 - Back to School Night

  • Join us on Thursday, Sept. 1 for Back to School Night beginning at 5:30 pm.

Have a great evening and GO HAWKS!