Dear Hulstrom Families,
We are excited for the 2014-15 school year, including our full roll out of Bring Your Own Device. We wish to be sensitive to our families so you all understand our willingness to work with you regarding the expense of providing a personal electronic device and school supplies for your child or children.
During the 2013-14 school year several Hulstrom teachers piloted the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Students in the pilot phase of this implementation were able to bring their own mobile technology devices to school for use in their classes, and Adams Twelve Five Star Schools supported an incredible technology upgrade at Hulstrom including a high-level filtered Internet connection.
Our goal for next fall is for every student to participate in the 1:1 BYOD program with a personal device. During the pilot, we enjoyed many successes, but also learned the difficulties associated with having several different devices within a classroom. As a result, we recommend, the following devices for the 2014-2015 school year: iPads for K-2 nd and Chromebooks (and/or laptops) for grades 3-8. For more information on what to buy please see the BYOD page.
We prefer students bring these recommended devices. If you do not have one of these, we will have technology or alternative options available for students. Our teachers have been trained to support these devices, and maximize their impact on your student’s education. If you simply cannot afford a device, please contact Mr. Isenhour at 720-972-5406.
Superintendent Gdowski has approved the $45.00 textbook and instructional material fee be waived for Hulstrom families during the 2014-15 school year. Although we are going BYOD we are not quite ready to become completely paperless. We are still requesting students have school supplies. If you have already purchased school supplies online through our PTA, thank you! If not, please check the Hulstrom Web Site this summer for an update on school supplies.
We encourage you to learn more about Hulstrom’s BYOD program by checking out the BYOD link on the Hulstrom web site. This link includes suggested Chromebook models. This link will also have a FAQ section and, coming soon, a detailed history of the 21st Century and BYOD initiative.
Check-In/Registration/Camp All Star
We are excited to offer Camp All Stars to help students and parents with the BYOD program.
Registration for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
Wednesday 8/13/14 8:00AM – 6:00PM or
Thursday 8/14/14 8:00AM - 4:00PM
*K-2nd Grade Camp All Star will take place at Back to School night, Aug. 18th
Registration for Grades 3-8 are at assigned times only (see schedule below)
*Only Middle School Students will have their fall pictures and ID’s taken by Lifetouch
*Middle School Lockers will be assigned at back to school night
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST REGISTER AT YOUR ASSIGNED TIME ONLY
(if you are not scheduled you will not be able to register nor attend Camp All Star)
8:00AM to 12:00PM
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At the camp, students will bring their device and complete the following:
- Register the device with Hulstrom
- Set it up for school BYOD wi-fi network access
- Learn the expectations of using the device at school
- Sign the Superintendent Policy on Technology Usage
- Sign the Hulstrom Student BYOD agreement
- Take a digital citizenship quiz.
- Parents will also be educated on how to setup parental controls
- Typing Test
We are very excited for the newest hires and Hulstrom family members. The three new middle school teachers will enhance enthusiasm, as well as strengthen parent/student communication to an already strong middle school team.
Kindergarten: Mrs. Dickerson, Mrs. Egging, Mrs. Sturgeon
First Grade: Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. Bjorhus, Mrs. Kover
Second Grade: Mrs. L. Harris, Mrs. Spence, Mrs. Twele
Third Grade: Mrs. Carillo, Mrs. T. Harris, Mrs. Robinson
Fourth Grade: Mrs. Donahue, Mr. Grabhorn, Ms. Oakman
Fifth Grade: Mrs. Betty, Ms. Gwinn, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Vales
Language Arts: Mrs. Henkel, (6th grade) Ms. Neufeld, (6th and 7th grade) Mrs. Stromberg (7th & 8th grade)
Math: TBD, (6th grade) Ms. Lepie, (6th, 7th & 8th grade) Mrs. Newberry, (7th & 8thgrade) Ms. Congedo, (8th grade)
Science: TBD, (6th grade) Mrs. Heroux, (6th & 7th grade) Ms. Congedo, (8th grade)
Social Studies: Mrs. Henkel, (6th grade) Mr. Hill, (6th & 7th grade), Mrs. Lamsal, (7th & 8th grade)
Learning Specialist: Monica Torres
Campus Security: Anthony Rubio
Just a quick reminder about visiting school. Please be sure to follow our policy so disruptions are kept to a minimum.
State Statue 18-9-109 REQUIRES ALL VISITORS and VOLUNTEERS to check in at the main office. Please address all concerns at the office window. You will receive a “VISITOR” OR “VOLUNTEER” sticker badge to wear while you are in the school.
PLEASE DO NOT GO TO CLASSROOMS WITHOUT CHECKING IN AT THE FRONT WINDOW. If you want to visit the classroom or speak with the teacher, please call to make an appointment. This includes before and after school. Teachers have a very limited time to plan and prepare for instruction. Dropping in can be disruptive.
Students other than currently enrolled at Hulstrom K-8 are not allowed to visit classrooms. THIS IS FOR THE SECURITY OF ALL CHILDREN IN OUR SCHOOL.
Classroom parent volunteers (who volunteer on a weekly basis) will be asked to attend a one-time volunteer orientation provided through PTA. This would need to be completed before actually volunteering in the classroom.
-The circle lane is now a ONE LANE “Hug & Go” only. When you pull into the “Hug & Go” you may not park in the lane for any amount of time.
Another reminder regarding the "Hug & Go" lane.
- Parents may not get out of the car at any time while in the “Hug & GO” lane. Only your child may open the car door closest to the school.
- When you pull into the "Hug & Go" lane, you must pull all the way forward toward the last cone even if your child is a middle school student. DO NOT stop for convenience; the flow must keep moving from north to south. However, if traffic is stopped, feel free to let your child out of the car. You do not need to wait until you get near the south side of the "Hug & Go" to let your child out.
- If you have to park to help your child with projects, etc, you must park in a legal parking spot in the parking lot, or on the street, and use the crosswalk.
We will have supervision along the Hug & Go lane, and on the playground, assisting your child and helping him or her to class.
In the afternoon, you are welcome to wait in your car in the Hug & Go lane. However, you MAY NOT leave your car. If you need to leave your car, you need to park in a legal parking space, or on the street. And, just like in the morning, please continue to pull forward if there is room.
If you choose to park on Wyco Drive or our side streets:
-Do not J-walk. This is extremely poor modeling for your child, a safety issue, and against the law. Please use the Cross-Walk on Wyco Drive or 115th.
- Please park legally. This includes in our school parking lot.
- Do not turn around in the neighbor’s driveway.
If you have relatives picking up your child, please be sure they understand these statements. It is up to us, as adults, to model safety and kindness.
- Do not block driveways or park in red zones.
Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to the Hulstrom Staff and students.
Inclement Weather: On bad weather days students will enter the front of the building.
Students will congregate at the foyer (Elementary at the south entrance, Middle School at the north) and at 7:40 AM, we will allow students to enter until the bell rings at 7:45. We have designated areas inside the building where kids are to be until their classroom teacher picks them up or brings them to the classroom. At the end of school, we will dismiss the same way so parents know where to meet students. Please look for our Hulstrom banners on inclement weather days. These banners will help you know if students will enter through the classroom doors or the front doors.
Remember, inclement weather is defined as colder than 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and or raining and snowing.
If you have any questions, please call 720-972-5400.