Daily News for Friday, August 26, 2016

Daily News for Friday, August 26, 2016
Posted on 08/26/2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Clear Horizons 2016 T-Shirts!  Clear Horizons T-shirts are on sale now in the office!!  Come get one of these fabulous shirts for only $15 and help the Booster Club support our school! To get a shirt please bring $15 to the office and ask for Mrs. Hafer.  She will take your payment and get you the right shirt.  Remember – all students must wear a Clear Horizons shirt on Service Learning trips!!  The freshman and sophomore Service Learning trips are bot going to take place  Friday, October 7. Get your shirt today!


Clear Horizons 2016 T-Shirts!  Clear Horizons T-shirts are on sale now in the office!!  Come get one of these fabulous shirts for only $15 and help the Booster Club support our school! To get a shirt please bring $15 to the office and ask for Mrs. Hafer.  She will take your payment and get you the right shirt.  Remember – all students must wear a Clear Horizons shirt on Service Learning trips!!  The freshman and sophomore Service Learning trips are bot going to take place  Friday, October 7. Get your shirt today!

Online Registration:  Parents, if you have not verified your student’s information online please do so by going to click the “@Home” button and signing in with your Skyward user name and password.  If you are having trouble or you did not have a Skyward account last year please contact Mrs. Thomas by email at jothomas@ccisd.net  with your Student’s Name and the parent’s email address or the email you registered with last year.  These forms will be available until September 5.  Please have your forms completed before the September 5 deadline.

 

Proof of Residence:  Every family each year must provide a proof of residence to the school each of their students attends.  If you did not participate in early registration this summer you must provide a proof of residence for the 2016-2017 school year.  Acceptable forms of a proof of residence are the following:

 

Utility Bill (gas, water or electricity only)

Lease agreement

Mortgage statement

 

Please include your student’s name and grade level on the copy of your proof of residence.  Parents are welcome to send the proof of residence to the Clear Horizons front office with their student or you can drop it off in person.

 

 

Textbooks:  College textbooks will be distributed on the following schedule:

Friday, August, 26 – Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors

 

Additional information

  • Due to the scale of textbook distributions, no book will be given out thr first week of school outside the above times.
  • All college books will be distributed on the above schedule.  There may be departments/courses who have not notified Dual Credit/Clear Horizons of the needed materials by this first week of school.  In these cases, Clear Horizons will send notification to students enrolled in courses via Naviance as materials become available.
  • To ensure notification emails are received, students should  have a current email address in Naviance.
  • Book exchanges due to schedule changes will not be addressed until after the above distributions are completed.  Monday, August, 29, students may submit a Textbook Request form to the bookroom for materials needed/not needed due to a schedule change.

 

San Jacinto College professors have been informed of the slight delay in getting all college books out to Horizons students.  If your student has a college professor who is giving assignments from a book Horizons has not yet issued we suggest the following:

  • Email the professor to let the professor know you are a Horizons student and books have not been distributed yet.
  • Ask if there is something else you can do or if the due date can be extended until after the books have been distributed.
  • Thank the professor for his or her time and understanding.

 

 

Robotics:  Interested in robotics? Want to learn how to make a robot that competes in major competitions? If so, Coach Davies at Clear Brook wants you to sign up for the VEX team!  We are having a meeting in Coach Davies' room, room 500 Clear Brook, after school Thursday, August 25.  The meeting will be held at 3:30, after tutorials.

 

Service Learning:  Service learning hours should be submitted to a basket in the office where students can turn in hours at any point in the year.  To help students stay organized with Service Learning Hours, we have suggested due dates for the summer and fall semester:

 

August 31 – Summer Service Learning Hours Due (Any hours accumulated over the summer should be turned in by this date.)

December 9 – Fall Service Learning Hours Due (Any hours accumulated throughout the Fall semester should be turned in by this date.)

 

The absolute final due date for all Service Learning hours to be submitted is:

March 31 – All Service Learning Hours (at least 20 hours) must be turned in by this date.

 

As service learning is a key aspect of our mission at Clear Horizons, students who do not meet the 20 hour requirement will meet with Clear Horizons administration to explain the deficit.  Students who refuse to meet the requirement will be returned to their zoned campus.

 

Dress Code:  Clear Horizons follows the CCISD dress code.  The student dress code can be found on our website under the “For Parents” tab or the “For Students” tab.  http://chechs.ccisd.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_655841/File/Dress%20Code%202016%202017.pdf

 

Traffic:  For the first week or two of school traffic will be very heavy around all schools, including Clear Horizons and the zoned high schools.  Please plan ahead so you will not be late.  Student who ride the neighborhood bus to the zoned high school will not miss the shuttle because the shuttle will not leave until all neighborhood buses have arrived.  Students who do not ride a neighborhood bus to the zoned high school should plan on arriving no later than 7:00 AM to ensure they catch the shuttle bus. 

 

There is also a great deal of construction occurring along I-45.  If you do not ride the bus, you should plan to leave extra early until you see the traffic patterns.  Remember – bad traffic is not an excused excuse to be late to school.

 

 

SJC SOS:  Students should log into SJC SOS to check their schedules.  SJC classes in the SOS should match the SJC classes on the high school schedule.  If there is a mistake, please let your advisory teacher know so they can alert the counselors.  If you have trouble logging onto your SJC SOS or you have trouble accessing SJC digital resources, please contact the help desk at (281) 998-6137.

 

School Pictures:  Our school photographer will be on campus for school photos Friday, September 2.

 

School Holiday:  Both SJC and CCISD will have a school holiday Monday, September 5.

 

Open House:  The Clear Horizons Open House will take place on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 PM in the Proscenium, Fine Arts building, Building 15.  We hope to see you all there!

 

Progress Reports:  All grade reports will be electronically distributed this year, unless parents utilize the online option to opt in to the paper report.  We will include this information in the weekly callouts leading up to the first three week progress report.  The first progress report of the year will be posted on Thursday, September 15.

 

Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, September 21, is a CCISD High School Late Arrival Day.  There will be no morning neighborhood buses available due to CCISD High School Late Arrival. Clear Horizons buses will still run from the 5 zoned high schools (a shuttle does not run from Clear View High School on Late Arrival Days).  Clear Horizons does not participate in Late Arrival Days, therefore all Clear Horizons students are required to attend all classes on that day.

 

Parent Information Night:  Clear Horizons will conduct our first Parent Information Night of the year Tuesday, September 27, beginning at 7:00 PM.  Our amazing counselors will discuss all you ever wanted or needed to know about Naviance.  You don’t want to miss this session! 

 

CCISD Student Holiday:  CCISD students will have a school holiday Friday, September 30.  As there are no college classes on Fridays, Clear Horizons students will be able to enjoy a three day weekend!

 

CCEF Dine Out to Donate!  The Clear Creek Education Foundation is holding the annual Dine Out to Donate again this year on October 3!!  Please plan on dining out at one of the fabulous locations listed on the flyer located on our website under the for parents tab.  The flyer can be found at the following link: http://chechs.ccisd.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_655841/File/Dine%20Out%20to%20Donate%20-%20Vertical%20Flier.png

The school with the highest participation wins $1,000, so go out and get some great food and help Horizons win big CCEF Monety!!

 

Service Learning Opportunities:

 

Space Center Rotary Shrimporee 2016:  The Rotary Club of Space Center is hosting the 2016 Shrimporee October 15, 2016 at the Landolt Pavilion at Clear Lake Park.  To volunteer to work the Shrimporee you must use SignUp.com:

  1. Click the link to see the SignUp at SignUp.com:  http://signup.com/go/a13PDK
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up!  It’s easy! You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.  If you prefer not to  use your email address, please contact Jorge Hernandez (281-283-9330) and he will assist your sign up manually.

KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou: City ArtWorks, a local Houston non-profit that offers affordable after-school art programs, summer camps, and studio classes are looking for volunteers to help run our booth at the 10th Annual KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou. The date is Saturday October 15 from 9:00am-4:00pm. 

Students can come for the full day, or, in shifts: 

9:00am - 10:30am (setup)

11:00am-1:00pm (booth management)

1:00pm-3:00pm (booth management)

3:00-4:00 (take-down)

Students will help manage booth visitors who will be participating in arts projects and/or also help with the set up/clean up process depending on the time they can devote.

If interested, please contact Ms. Bowen at marketing@cityartworks.org.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

August 26: Freshman, sophomore, and senior textbook distribution

August 26: Fall Social

August 31:  Great date to turn in all your summer Service Learning hours!

September 2: School Pictures

September 5: SJC and CCISD Holiday

September 8: Clear Horizons Open House

September 15: Progress Reports Posted

September 21: HS Late Arrival Day (Clear Horizons does not participate; Classes begin 8:00 AM)

September 27: Clear Horizons Parent Information Night 7:00 PM

September 30:  CCISD student holiday