Virtual Board Meeting Agenda- 11/12/20

Board Agenda
November 12, 2020

6 PM
Welcome & Invitation for Public Comment
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes 10/8/20

635 PM
Partnership with WEEAC- opportunity for Anti-Bias course for parents
Update on parent needs survey
Charter renewal update and timelines
New Cold Weather policy
Review decision making guidelines
Review COVID protocols and community support needed during break
Strategic Plan: Proposed process

755 PM
Process Observer

Board Meetings are open meetings.  If you would like to attend, join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 864 1299 7067 Passcode: 872491

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Materials needed for STEAM

The STEAM lab is collecting recycled materials for future projects. We need:
  • toilet paper, paper towel, and wrapping paper rolls
  • small plastic water bottles
  • rubber bands
  • brown paper bags
  • newspaper
Contact with questions. Donations can be left during grade-level material pick up time. A tub labeled STEAM will be placed outside the main office. Thank you!
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Open Enrollment

For anyone that would like to attend our Open Enrollment Zoomer on 11/10 at 6…here are the details.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 5607 1269

Passcode: 708642

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Their Flowers: Anti-Racist Workshop for Teens

Their Flowers: Anti-Racist Workshop for Teens
Join the Boulder Library on November 18th for a special Her Flowers workshop, open to all teens! Participants will learn from a group of diverse teens about racism, oppression, and justice in the US and gain the confidence to discuss social justice issues and incorporate anti-racism in their daily lives.  Registration is required. There are currently 15 seats available.
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Need a Little Election-Season Hope?

7/8 students have been investigating issues they care about related to the 2020 election and have created commentaries about the issues that matter to them.

If you are in need of a rest from the news and a reminder of how powerful our young people are, take some time to enjoy their work here!

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Gifted 101

If you missed last week’s Gifted 101 conversation, please reach out to Dr. Kate Bachtel, Special Education Teacher, and Gifted Coordinator at The attached slides provide a brief overview.

Giftedness ~ a resource for parents, students, and staff.

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Schedule of Events 11/2020

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 5, 7pm-8:30pm: EDB Book Club Discussion
Join the Horizons Equity, Diversity and Belonging Committee and One Book One Boulder for a Discussion of “So You Want to Talk About Race”. Registration required.
Tuesday, November 10, 4:00-5:00pm: Coffee Connections
CU Professor, indoor air quality expert and Horizons parent Shelly Miller joins us to discuss planning for safe in-person classes. Join us via Zoom:
6-730 PM Open Enrollment meeting for people wanting to enroll students in Horizons this next year.
Wednesday, November 11: Veteran’s Day NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 12, 6:00-8:00pm: Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 17, 6:00-7:30pm:  Community Conversation on Bias with Vernon Jones
Thursday, November 19, 6:00-8:00pm: Horizons Council Meeting
November 23-27: Thanksgiving Week, NO SCHOOL
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Attendance Announcement

Due to the nature of attendance in COVID with some students in person and others online, attendance is taken only by teachers.

If you receive an absence message (robocall), you can log in to your parent portal to see what period your child was marked absent and check in with that teacher.

We do request that if your child is unable to attend school, you let the front desk know.

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Updates from the 7/8 team

Please visit the 7/8 Website to find our daily schedule and up-to-date information about our learning program.

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Hello Horizons Families!
We are going to start having a Song-of-the-Month at Horizons.  Sometimes it will be a song for everyone to sing, and sometimes it will just be for listening.  This week, our song is “The Impossible Dream.”  The kids will receive it in their musical slides, but here is the link and the lyrics for some inspiration:
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear the unbearable sorrow,
To run where the brave dare not go.
To right the unrightable wrong,
To love pure and chaste from afar,
To try when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star.
This is my quest,
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless,
No matter how far.
Alice Hartman
Music Teacher
Horizons K-8 School
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