New Covid Protocols

New protocols:

  • Quarantine is 5 days from onset of symptoms OR day of positive test if no symptoms.
  • Students or staff can return after the 5 days if…
  • Fever Free for 24 hours
  • Symptoms have improved
  • They can wear a well fitting mask with fidelity indoors for the next 5 days (ideally KN95) – and at all times indoors per BVSD policy.
  • We are now able to accept at-home tests and not just PCR tests.  However, we will be requesting a photo of the negative test, just like we asked for the copy of the PCR.

Questions?  Email Karen.wolfer@bvsd.org

 

 

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No Mobile Testing Unit This Week

Our next mobile testing day at Horizons is January 12th, 12 – 3 pm.

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Equity, Diversity, and Belonging Committee invites you to our book club.

We will be reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
We will meet February 1st, 6-7:30 via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82762050710?pwd=MXM4ckpXaWlpRHcxbHk1U3hzZ1FZZz09

Meeting ID: 827 6205 0710
Passcode: 024d0m
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Join the K-4 STEAM Club

Come join us to tinker, code, collaborate, and of course, have fun! We will code different robots, build with Keva plants, design mazes and more!

Important Details:

Who: The club is sponsored by Carol (STEAM teacher) and Lisa (1/2 Para in Aubrey’s class) with support from a few middle school students. It is open to all Horizon’s K-4th grade students, with a 22 student limit. If we have more than 22 students interested, we will hold a random drawing to select the students.

When and Where: STEAM club will run for 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 3:35-4:35 in the HUB from 1/12/22 – 2/16/22.

If interested please complete this form and return it to school with your student.

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Health Reporting over the Holiday Break!

If over the break your student receives a positive COVID test, please remember they must remain home in isolation for 10 days and follow these instructions:  How to Isolate

If you are notified of a COVID exposure, your student should quarantine at least 7 days, as per these instructions:  How to Quarantine

Use the COVID Reporting Form to report cases or quarantines during the break and contact your student’s school on Monday, January 3 for additional information or instructions on when your student may return to school.

Let’s keep each other safe and healthy following holiday travels and gatherings.

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ARTastic Rocked it!

The 17th Annual Horizons ARTastic Holiday Market rocked it.  Close to 50 vendors showed up to sell their handmade wares outside, under the tents.  Who knew back in September when the committee met and decided that we would hold the event outside in December, that the weather would be perfect! In fact, it was a good thing we had our hot chocolate table in the shade!

The event raised over $5,000 for Art programs at Horizons.  And Lynn’s class (they were amazing!) raised over $600 for The Wolf Project.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that suited up, showed up, and made it happen. We could not have done it without you.

If you would like to be on the ARTastic Committee moving forward, we would LOVE to have you.  It’s a fun and super creative commitment.

Happy Holiday Season!

~~Artastic Team

Hope, Moe, Maggie, Lucas, Desiree, Julie, Mercedes, Allyson

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Gift Cards - Gifting that Gives Back!

Gift card fundraising is an easy way to check off your gift list while raising money for Horizons!

You buy a full-value gift card, the brand sends Horizons a rebate. It’s that easy!

We currently have the following cards on hand:

Amazon: 1 x $25 (more on the way!)
AMC: 5 x $25
Apple: 8 x $15
Barnes & Noble: 10 x $10
Chipotle: 8 x $10
Cinamark: 5 x $25
Gap/Old Navy/Athleta: 8 x $25
Home Depot: 8 x $25
Joann: 1 x $10
Michaels: 3 x $10
Noodles: 10 x $10
OZO Coffee: 2 x $20
Regal: 8 x $10
Safeway: 13 x $10
Safeway: 8 x $25
Sprouts: 10 x $25
Sprouts: 4 x $50
Starbucks: 8 x $10
Target: 2 x $100
Target: 4 x $50
Walmart: 4 x $25

 

Please send an email to HORIZONSGROCERY@GMAIL.COM to request gift cards. Cash or check is preferred!

These cards are first come, first serve. However, eCards can be purchased any time through the RaiseRight app, Horizon’s school code is 2224699229772 eCards can be emailed to loved ones to use online, or printed and brought to the store just like a regular gift card.

https://www.raiseright.com

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Let's Shred Together!

Do you and your family love to get up to the mountains to ski and snowboard? Want to meet up with other families from Horizons? I know for us, our kids would LOVE to have friends to ride with.  If this sounds like something your family is interested in, please feel free to fill out this google sheet. It will be a point of reference for families to reach out and connect with each other, at your own will. Also, please feel free to share with other Horizons families. Looking forward to seeing you up there!!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-1fEOs6ltiKE0qAHuGS1L_gedJDd70wtrcG1roSgens/edit?usp=sharing

Questions?? Please feel free to email allyson_desart@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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Upcoming Board Election

Upcoming Board Election

Paul Ramer has vacated his board position because he is moving to San Antonio. We wish him and his family all the best! We will elect a new board member to serve out the rest of Paul’s term at our next Council meeting on Thursday, January 20th. We have two candidates running for the open seat- Mike Tadros and Micah Schwalb. You can read about both candidates below.

Mike Tardos:

Hello fellow skylines reader,

I’m running for the board because I believe in our school’s charter. By participating as a board member I would work to contribute positively and effectively to the school’s governance and operations.

Over the past 4 years as a parent and Horizons community member, I have regularly attended Council meetings, occasionally attended board meetings, served on the bylaws committee during the process of renewing the school’s charter, danced around like an idiot at the Halloween party, volunteered as a facilitator during the World Cafe this past summer, and have thoroughly enjoyed spending summers camping with other Horizons families and faculty.

In my day-job I work as a product manager for a software company and spend my days, collaborating, facilitating, communicating and problem solving – capabilities that I expect will come in to play as a Board member. Suzanne, my better half, is a professional photographer and has served as a classroom liaison the past 4 years. Our daughter Annabelle is a 3rd grader in Mia’s 3/4 class this year. Our dog, Bailey, is half shitzu, half poodle… and we have fun putting those 2 things together when people ask.

Here we are up at Long Lake in October, during that brief start to winter, before our second fall.

Micah Schwalb

My motivations for joining the board are follows: I am a parent to two Horizons students and one Horizons alumnus.  I have professional expertise in both nonprofit governance and finance, both as an attorney and as a consultant, with a specific emphasis on education-focused nonprofits.  In particular, I can offer extensive experience in strategic planning and institutional development based on my six years of service on the board of Colorado Public Television, the last four as board chair, as well as years spent representing Colorado’s largest grant-making foundations on education-focused impact investments.  My hope is that, by joining the HK8 board, I can contribute to broader strategic planning efforts while building upon Horizon’s historic pillars of success; namely, teacher-led education, social and emotional development of our children, and outdoor education, all with an eye towards building resilient children known for academic excellence and achievement within BVSD and beyond.

Micah Schwalb Resume

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Lost & Found

The lost and found rack will be outside the front office before and after school next week. Stop by and take a look to see if your student has lost any items. We will be donating anything still left in the lost and found on Friday, December 17th.

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