Surface Pro Information
We expect to be receiving our student devices, the Microsoft Surface Pro, sometime in the next couple weeks, and will be deploying them to students shortly thereafter. We distributed Device Permission Slips at the beginning of the year, and many of you returned them, so thank you. I am attaching that form to this email and asking those of you who did not submit the form to do so ASAP. If you are not sure, feel free to send another form in with your child. All forms should be given to your child’s Homeroom teacher.
We will be sending messages out over the next few weeks specifically to parents who have not returned these forms. We are not able to provide your child with a device if we do not receive this form.
Thanks so much, and let me know if you have any questions.
Device User Agreement 2016-17 - Surface.pdf
Washington, D.C. Trip For 8th Graders
Dear 8th Grade Parents,
Thank you for being patient as we worked out the final dates for the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. The official dates for the trip will be Wednesday, May 10th to Saturday, May 13th.
If you are interested in your child attending the trip, please visit our trip website at ericaesslinger.weebly.com for all information regarding how to register and where to bring payments. Please read all directions carefully before submitting the registration form online or turning in paperwork to the HMS front office.
Please be aware that we will take trip payments in the form of cash, check, or money order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to HMS or Hopewell Middle School.
We understand the original timeline for the deposit is this coming Monday, and on such short notice this may not be a feasible deadline for you. Please know that we are committed to having as many students go on this trip as possible, and we will continue to take registrations and deposits through early November.
Last, please note that Erica Esslinger, our trip coordinator is currently out on maternity leave and will be back in late November. Should you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Joel Peterson, 8th Grade Assistant Principal.
Thank you Hopewell students for participating in our week long Digital Citizenship trainings! Please go to the Common Sense Media website for more information. The parent handouts are also linked below for your convenience.
Digital Citizenship Parent Handouts.pdf
Please review the CARPOOL PROCEDURES that explains the new carpool procedures.
Student Registration for 2016-2017 School Year
Please call Hopewell's front office at 470-254-3240, in order to schedule an appointment to complete registration. You can print and complete all the necessary paperwork (which is located under Registration and Forms) prior to your appointment.
If you have a rising 6th grader coming from a Feeder School that is zoned for our school, there is NO need to register your student. You will need to fulfill the residency verification requirement (see below).
Residency Verification Requirements
The district revised its School Admission Policy for Residence Verification. Families are no longer required to complete an Affidavit of Residence for every year of student enrollment. Proofs of residence must be provided at the following times:
- Initial enrollment into Fulton County Schools
- Entry into Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade
- When there is any address change.
See Registration and Forms for more information and a list of approved documents.
Planning to travel? Check this first
If you are planning to travel during the school year, please review your child's attendance record first. Fulton County Schools' attendance policy can be found online at www.hopewellmustangs.net under Parents, 2015-2016 Handbook and on page 6 in your child's agenda. Please note that in order to have any planned absence considered approved, a letter from the parent must be submitted to the assistant principal PRIOR (3 to 5 days) to the planned absence. Approved absences are limited to six (6) per year. The absence may or may not be approved. As well, if your child has missed 10 or more total days of school this year, you may be asked to provide medical notes for additional absences to be considered excused (in accordance with Fulton County's attendance policy). Please reconsider scheduling your family travel/vacation time to coincide with school breaks and avoid missed class time whenever possible.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping your student in class for instruction.
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