I hope your family is enjoying the summer break! Humphries Elementary has officially relocated for the 2019-2020 school year. We are unpacking at our temporary location and getting ready for the new school year. Since parking is very limited at the temporary site, we ask that all students ride the school bus. Please make sure you have updated your address, phone number and email address with the office to ensure your student is placed on the bus list. Many students will be riding the bus for the first time. Parents are asked to arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes earlier than pick up time and stand at the bus stop in the morning and in the afternoon. Students 8 years old and younger may be brought back to the school in the afternoon if a parent, guardian or parent/guardian designee is not present at the bus stop to receive them. This rule is in accordance with the Department of Family and Children Services Guidelines for the safety and supervision of children.
Our main academic focus for the new school year will be on building strong writers. We want to equip our students with the tools to express their thoughts on paper. They will journal each day and share their writing with others. They will also develop essays to explain topics and express their opinions. This summer you can support them by letting them write about the books they read. Let them describe the characters and share the details in the story. Ask them to write and draw pictures to represent their thoughts. Also, let them write about how to do things like make a sandwich, dance or clean up.
Students will be required to wear uniforms beginning the first day. If they do not have uniforms by then, please let them start wearing them as soon as possible. The school uniform consists of the following:
Tops-white, blue, yellow or gold polo or button down shirt
Bottoms-khaki or navy blue pants/shorts. (Girls may also wear skirts, skorts or jumpers).
Shoes: closed toe, no flip-flops or sandals
We look forward to seeing your family very soon! Please plan to attend the open house on August 8th. School supply lists will be given out. Enjoy the rest of the summer.