Agenda of the Horizons Board Meeting 8/15/19

Agenda of the Horizons Board Meeting 8/15/19
6-8 PM in the Hub
1. Head of school update- construction update/beginning of school updates
2. Board observer protocol
3. Board by-laws and motions review
4. Board elections
5. FRC update
6. 1/2 Teaching position proposal
7. Marquee options
8. Board training
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Sat, Aug 17 Work Day Update

Teachers will be emailing workday needs to parents directly.

Whole school needs include:

Bulletin boards.  We need to change and beautify every bulletin board.  Bring a step stool if you have one.  We will provide all materials.

Cleaning. Bring glass cleaner, paper towels and any other cleaning supplies you have.

Garden/Weeding.  Bring garden gloves.

Health Room Organizing. 

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More Info on Staff Changes

We are excited to announce that Tali Shapiro will be returning to Horizons to teach with the 1/2 team this year!  Fran Cohen was initially hired to join the 1/2 team this spring, however, given the big transitions at Horizons, Fran has agreed to defer this position for the year, in order to support the administration and Learning Lab team with the important work of MTSS, GT, 504 and Middle School Literacy. Fran will support the 1/2 team throughout the upcoming year in the classroom and on-field experiences.  Thank you for welcoming Tali and Fran to the 1/2 team.

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New Student Lunch Accounts

New Student Lunch Accounts

BVSD is having software problems loading new students into the program we use to manage student lunch accounts, MyPaymentsPlus.  They are recommending bringing a check (preferred) or cash to Horizons office that would cover the first two weeks of school.  Please write the name and student number on the check.

Lunch money for continuing students can be added to MyPaymentsPlus as usual.

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Classroom Liasions Needed...can you help?

Classroom Liasions Needed...can you help?

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Staff Changes & Announcements

Staff Changes & Announcements

Due to staffing changes, Fran will be remaining in her position as MTSS Coordinator.  We are so pleased to welcome Tali Shapiro (former K teacher) on to our ½ team.

Imogene Salva will be offering K-6 Spanish and comes with a wealth of experience.

Shanda Andrews will be our new Health Para and will also assist Hope at the front office. Shanda has been working at the ICAN program at Birch and has a great understanding of health needs and processes.

We excitedly welcome Carol Schwendener as our STEAM teacher.  Carol has previously taught math, science, STEAM, and computer. And she is a Horizons parent.

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Drop-off time correction

The drop-off and pick up document in the back to school packet indicated that doors open at 820 AM.  The doors actually open up 815 AM, and students are marked late at 825 AM.  We have a full 10 minutes in the morning for students to enter the school.

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Board Meeting Agenda- 8/8 6-8 PM

The Horizons Board will be meeting on August 8, from 6-8 PM at Manhattan MS library. All Board meetings are open meetings and all Horizons’ community members are invited to attend.

Meeting of the Board of Horizons K-8 School Agenda

Thurs, August 8, 2019, 6-8 PM

Items for Discussion:
 –Board Membership
 –Partnership with Innovative Learning
 –Hiring Updates: STEAM, Spanish, Health
 –Purchasing question- marquee
 –Board Trainings

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Need to call the school?

BVSD has instituted a new phone system.    

When you call the main number at Horizons, 720-561-3600, you will hear a canned outgoing message instructing you to push different numbers for different reasons.

When you hear this, simply push and that will take you to our specific school message.  You can then leave a message of any type.

Thank you!

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2019-20 Important Information

  • To see schedule of events, and important dates for the 2019-20 school year, click here.
    We hope that by having this information now, you will be able to schedule family travel during the 189 days we are not in school.  Family travel taken during curricular days is unexcused.
  • To access our Daily Schedule, which, by the way, is not published publicly, look here.
  • To access The 2019-20 School Supply List and Budgeting Info, click here.

Many students require medication as well as inhalers and EpiPens. If your student needs to keep medications on the school premises this form needs to be returned with the medicines.  We encourage you to have this ready to go when we begin school.  All of our students leave on outdoor education experiences in September and it is important to have medications ready to go.

Lastly, class lists.  Horizons concurs with BVSD’s schedule of when class lists should be distributed.  However, this year, due to our late start, you will be receiving an email with your child’s class placement on August 12, in the afternoon.  Thanks for your patience!

Have a wonderful summer relaxing and adventuring with your family!

 

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