Dear Halverson Families,
The first week of school has been very successful. Our students have arrived with smiles on their faces, an eagerness to learn and a “can do” attitude. We sincerely appreciate all of your support in helping to make the transition back to school positive. In being new to Halverson Elementary, I wanted to take a moment to share a few important logistical items relating to before school procedures and visiting our school.
Each day we welcome our students to school between 7:45-8:10. During this time, students may have breakfast and/or play outdoors. Our supervisors are on duty at 7:45. We ask that students do not arrive before this time, since there is no supervision. The first bell rings at 8:10, at which time students enter the building. The second bell rings at 8:20, at which time teachers begin classes.
On Wednesdays, our schedule allows for more outdoor play time. The first bell rings at 8:20, with the second bell at 8:30. Again, supervisors are on duty on both the north and south sides of our school beginning at 7:50 a.m. until the first bell rings. Buses will run on the same schedule and parents do not need to alter their transportation plans in any way.
The change on Wednesdays is due to Professional Learning Community Team meetings which teachers attend from 7:30-8:15.
Anytime you are coming to visit our school, we ask that you sign in at the office. This process is in place solely for the safety of our students and staff. Visitors who check in at the office will receive a sticker stating that they are visiting our school – if you do not have this sticker you will be asked to go back to the office and check in. Please remember that this process is in place to help ensure a safe learning environment for all of our students.
A few up-coming dates to remember:
- Students in Grades 2-5 will be taking the Math and Reading MAP Assessments starting September 17.
- Picture Day is scheduled for September 27. Look for more information to come your way very soon.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.
Yours in Education,
Nick Sofio, Principal