December Newsletter 2021

Dear Hampton Academy Parents and Students,

 

            We hope you had a relaxing break and enjoyable Thanksgiving.  We would like to begin by thanking you for attending our parent conferences.  If you have not had an opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers, we ask that you contact the school so you can review your child’s progress to date.  We encourage you to maintain an open line of communication throughout the school year.  If you need to contact staff after hours, you are welcome to email or leave a message on our voice mail system.  These venues are available 24 hours a day. The first trimester ends Friday, December 3.  Report cards will be available Monday, December 13.

 

            Due to the generosity of students, staff, and community members, we donated 30+ dinner baskets to local families for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Additionally, we will be sending nearly half a ton of donated Halloween candy to troops overseas. Thank you to Mrs. Frost and our seventh graders who will box up the candy and mail to units stationed in Africa and the Middle East.  Thank you to everyone that has “adopted” a box and/or submitted funds to help with the cost of postage. If anyone would like to assist, please contact Mrs. Suzie Frost at sfrost@sau90.org .

 

            In addition to all the precautions we are undertaking to combat COVID-19, our school nurse, Mrs. Brand, would like to give families a few important reminders. With the cold and flu season upon us, it is important to keep your child home if they are ill. A fever is considered high when the body temperature is greater than 100 degrees. Please remind your child to wash hands frequently, get a good night’s sleep, eat healthy meals, and drink plenty of water.  Please consider providing Mrs. Brand with a copy of your child's fully vaccinated COVID-19 record. Without a copy of the vaccination record, your child will be considered unvaccinated. If you have any questions, call the school health office at 926-2000 x 708. 

 

Please remember to keep your family’s childcare plans and emergency contact information updated in the event of an unanticipated early dismissal during the unpredictable winter weather months.  Also, please review the Hampton School District Handbook and website for information regarding school closings and early dismissal procedures. 

 

We ask all drivers to use extra care and caution in or near our student drop-off loop, as snow, ice, and speed are elements that increase potential dangers.  For the safety of our students and staff, the drop off loop is the only safe and supervised drop off area for students

 

On behalf of the Hampton Academy staff, Mrs. Hughes and I would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy, holiday season.  Winter break begins Thursday, December 23, and return to school Monday, January 3, 2022. 

 

Sincerely,

 

David O’Connor, Principal                                                     Bridget Hughes, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

Dec. 3                                      Trimester 1 ends

Dec. 13                                    Report Cards Available on Power School Portal      

Dec. 22                                    Students dismissed at 2:20  

Dec. 23 – Jan. 2                 No School, Winter Vacation

Jan. 3                                        Classes Resume