Back to School

Back to School
Posted on 07/15/2019
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Welcome Horizon Honors Families! We are excited to see all of you for a great 2019-2020 school year! Please plan to be part of all we do! Please make sure to read this e-mail in its entirety so you will have all the important information you need for the upcoming school year.


STUDENT SCHEDULES
Student schedules are now available on PowerSchool. Returning families should login athttps://horizonclc.powerschool.com/public/. New families may setup their PowerSchool account athttps://horizonclc.powerschool.com/public/create_multi_student_account.html?​ using the instruction sheets they received during the registration process. If you have any questions regarding setting up the account, please refer to this webpage for more info. We will also have printed student schedules available at the Open House.


OPEN HOUSE
Horizon Honors Secondary will be hosting an Open House on Friday, July 26th.  Students and family members are welcome to drop in anytime between 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Stop in and walk your schedule, meet your teachers, checkout your textbooks. Get your student ID in the Media Center if you do not have a Scholastic Lab. All other IDs will be created during Scholastic Lab the first week of school. 


NEW TO HORIZON HONORS?
Don’t miss a special orientation for all Secondary students and their family members on Friday, July 26th at 8:30 a.m. in the Multi-purpose Room (enter through the elementary doors.)  This event is tailored to meet your needs as a new family and to get you up to speed as we welcome you to Horizon Honors.  We will be covering many topics such as Using PowerSchool, Ordering Lunches, What’s an ILP?, Google Classroom and so much more. NOTE: These sessions do not include any of the information presented in the grade level parent orientations for 7th, 9th and 12th grade described below.  A new Horizon Honors family with a 9th grader, for example, should attend both the new family session and the 9th Grade Parent Orientation. 


SCHOOL HOURS
7:55 a.m. - transition to classrooms
8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Block 1/5: 8 to 9:30 a.m. 
Block 2/6: 9:33 to 11:08 a.m.
Lunch: 11:08 to 11:39 a.m.
Block 3/7:  11:42 a.m. to 1:12 p.m.
Block 4/8: 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Office - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when school is in session.


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – SOARIN’ EAGLE DAY
The first day of school is Monday, July 29th.  All students will attend school 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM with no late starts or early releases this day.  Each grade level will have a unique schedule for Soarin' Eagle Day with sessions specifically designed for that grade levels unique need.  All students will report to Blue Day Block 5 to receive the special schedule for Soarin' Eagle Day. Students on morning release will report to the Media Center.


ALL STUDENTS HAVE FEES
There will be additional information via email when the online systems are ready to receive fee payments. 

Horizon Honors values providing multiple opportunities that enrich student learning. In order to support these expanded programs, additional funds are needed above and beyond what state funding provides. As a result, we ask our families to pay additional fees, which represent only a portion of the costs required to provide the programming. Fees are paid online via PowerSchool and/or school website. Families may set up payment plans or apply for scholarships/fee reduction, with criteria based on need/income level.  All fees are paid after July 1st and prior to the first day of school, with the exception of extra-curricular fees.  Fees listed are only approximate and are subject to change. Fees are paid online via PowerSchool and/or school website. 

Students with outstanding consumable supply fees or elective class fees will not participate in field trips, extended day field trips, fee-based extracurriculars including Athletics, travel trips, promotion trips, High School Commencement Ceremony, or Middle School Promotion Celebration until the balance is paid in full or payment plan is current.

ALL STUDENTS: Consumable Class Supply Fees - approximately $60 per student, provides personal supplies used by students and technology supplies. Paid on Powerschool using a computer. 

MOST STUDENTS: Elective Fees - approximately $50-$150 per elective, covers specific course materials and supplies for certain elective courses. Not all electives have a fee. See the Horizon Honors Secondary School Scheduling Guide (available athorizonhonorssecondary.org) for details by course. Paid on Powerschool using a computer.

MANY STUDENTS: Virtual AP & Virtual Elective Fees -  fees range from $100-$200, must be paid prior to the initiation of each online course. See the Horizon Honors Secondary School Scheduling Guide (available at horizonhonorssecondary.org) for details by course. Paid on school website. 

MANY STUDENTS: Extra-curricular Fees – varies significantly depending on activity, provides for activities such as field trips, special assemblies, school-sponsored clubs, theatre arts, and athletics. Paid on school website. 
 


LUNCHES
You will receive a separate email on how and when to order lunches soon! 


IMPORTANT PARENT MEETINGS – THE TRANSITION YEARS
Parents of seniors, freshman, and 7th graders, please join us for an orientation designed to help you and your child successfully navigate this next developmental milestone.  Topics covered will be specific to the social, emotional, and academic needs you and your child will experience this school year.  All sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room – please enter through the Elementary doors.  NOTE: These sessions will not repeat anything presented to New Families.  A new Horizon Honors family with a 9th grader, for example, should attend both the new family session and the 9th grade Parent Orientation.
- Welcome to Middle School Orientation for Parents of 7th Graders Wednesday, July 24th @ 5 p.m. (Parents ONLY)
- Welcome to High School Orientation for Parents of 9th Graders Wednesday, July 24th @ 6:30 p.m. (Parents ONLY)
- Class of 2020 - Welcome to Senior Year Parent Orientation Wednesday, July 31st @ 6 p.m. 


HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS
Athletic paperwork for the fall is due Wednesday, August 7th.  Tryouts begin the week of August 12th.  


MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL SPORTS
Athletic paperwork for the fall is due August 14th.  Tryouts begin week of August 19th. 


ATHLETICS FEES
The Athletic Fee of $250 is required for each sport in which the student participates.  However, school fees are due prior to trying out; a student will not be eligible to tryout if both the school and athletics fees have not been paid.  If a student does not make the team, the athletics fees will be refunded.  This extra-curricular fee qualifies for Arizona School Tax Credit and your receipt will reflect accordingly.
Questions? Contact the office at 480-659-3000.


COFFEE CONNECTION
You won't want to miss the first Coffee Connection of the school year! On Friday, August 2nd at 8:15 a.m. both new and returning parents are invited to join us in the Media Center to meet other parents from your child's classes and much more! Coffee and goodies will be provided.


IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION
In order to be completely informed for the beginning of the year, please check out the links below or visit our Resource Library.

2019-2020 CALENDAR
2019-2020 SECONDARY SCHOOL DAILY EVENTS CALENDAR
SILVER/BLUE DAY SCHEDULE
SUPPLY LIST
MIDDLE SCHOOL DRESS CODE
HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE
FERPA NOTICE
HORIZON HONORS SCHOOLS FAMILY HANDBOOK
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK
TRAFFIC FLOW MAPS
SECONDARY YEARBOOK ORDER SITE (Grades 7-12, optional)
FAMILY DIRECTORY FORM (optional)
CARPOOL DIRECTORY FORM (optional)
HORIZON HONORS ON FACEBOOK
HORIZON HONORS ON TWITTER
HORIZON HONORS ON INSTAGRAM


FOR STUDENTS!
The student handbooks are now available on our website:
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK

Students must read the appropriate handbook prior to the first day of school. Remember, students will be required to sign off that they have read the handbook, understand the dress code, technology agreement, and code of conduct.


QUESTIONS? NEED HELP?
If you have any questions, you may respond to this email or call us at 480-659-3000. Please note that the office will re-open tomorrow, July 17th.