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HARBOUR POINTE MS HP Parent Bulletin for the last day of school - June 19, 2020

MESSAGE FROM MR. ROHRICH

Dear HPMS Families,

I’d like to say THANK YOU and acknowledge the hard work that has gone into continuing your student’s education this spring, for it could not have been done without your support!

When the buses pulled out of the parking lot on March 12, nobody knew exactly what our students were heading towards and what the spring would look like. I will never forget the empty feeling I had in my stomach as I stood on the sidewalk watching the buses drift away into the unknown and worrying about what lied ahead for our students. From that point forward, developments transpired rapidly as we attempted to charter an unprecedented situation in our world. We bobbed and weaved to do the best we could. Computers were distributed. Meals were served. “Google classrooms” “ZOOM meetings” “Distance Learning” become common vocabulary words for families as we transitioned to a new way of life.

I tip my cap to you. You became the biggest educational influence in your child’s life. You sat down with them to help with assignments. You encouraged. You gave tips. You answered questions. You were tech support. You created space and a schedule. You were their biggest cheerleader. You learned new skills. You modeled healthy habits. And you did all of this while navigating your own personal situation, possibly working from home, helping multiple children and trying to balance a new way of living. You did it! For this, I want to say, THANK YOU!

During my six years as principal at HP we have spent time embedding a culture around growth mindset, grit and perseverance. The situation that presented itself over the past three months was a great time for those qualities to shine, be implemented and tested. The past six years have flown by. I have many positive memories and feel fortunate to have worked at HP. We have a fantastic community full of support. I’m very proud of our school, the opportunities it provides for each student and the improvements we made. As I embark on a new journey beginning July 1, I know I will miss my daily interactions with the students and parents. The current situation has created a bitter sweet ending for me, but ultimately I feel great about where the school is at and the direction it is heading.

I would like to let you know that our current assistant principal, Steve Coram, has been announced as the new principal at HP, starting on July 1. Mr. Coram will continue the progress the school has made and lead HP into the future.

Once again, THANK YOU for your patience and support you provided during this challenging time period.

It has been my pleasure to serve as your principal for the past six years. I look forward to seeing you and your students around the community and hearing about their future accomplishments.

Have a great summer!

Sincerely, Kevin Rohrich

Principal, Harbour Pointe Middle School

celebrating our 8th graders!
8th Grade - CELEBRATION VIDEO
8th Grade - Recipients of Recognition for 2019-2020
Capturing a Memory - HPMS Full year Advanced Art 2019-2020 Spring Covid ONLINE
WELCOME INCOMING 6th GRADERS

Check out the video our HP Counselors put together for our incoming 6th grade class!

Are you moving this summer? Leaving the Mukilteo School District?

Please contact Mrs. Leedy. She can assist you with withdrawing your student. You may e-mail Mrs. Leedy at LeedyLL@mukilteo.wednet.edu .

YOU Weren't able to pick-up or drop-off your belongings THIS WEEK?

Don't worry! Hold on to your library and textbooks until fall and we'll hold on to your locker belongings too!

new reading platform available for students called Sora

Our school district now has a new reading platform available for students called Sora. Watch the short video below to see how to get started with Sora and learn about all the awesome ways it helps you to access audio and electronic books. ENJOY!

planning ahead for 2020-2021
ATTENTION 8th GRADERS HEADING TO KHS - KAMIAK ATHLETIC REGISTRATION

Athletic registration is now open online for the 2020-2021 school year. If your student is interested in participating in athletics next year, please register them via Final Forms as soon as possible. Fall sports athletes should register by August 12th. Check out the Kamiak Athletics page for more details. Click on link below.

GO HAWKS!
HP Fall Sports Sign-ups

In order to participate in athletics at HP, all students must complete the following requirements:

  • Sports Physical on file (good for 2 years)
  • On-line registration Final Forms (go to the HP school website and click on “Athletics”)
  • Purchase an ASB card $15
THANK YOU 2019-2020 PTO FOR OUR NEW FURNITURE IN THE STAFF LOUNGE!

Our teachers and staff sincerely appreciate your support and kindness. Thank you HP PTO for all you do for HPMS. We missed all of you this spring and can't wait to be together again! Have a great summer!

Your HP PTO is seeking committee chairs for the 2020/2021 school year

Your HP PTO is seeking committee chairs for the 2020/2021 school year. The positions that we have open and are looking to fill are as follows:

Bookfair Chair - HP PTO is seeking a chair to head up oiur book fair events in the Fall. This person will be responsible for coordinating the bookfair, organizing volunteers, informing the Board and managing funds from the bookfair.

Multicultural Chair - The multicultural fair is a daytime event that is usually held on Friday in the spring during the week of teacher appreciation. Responsibilities include recruiting and coordinating various cultural booths representing different world cultures. All students are welcome to join us for Multicultural day and learn more about the world’s cultures.

Fundraising - In-person events will likely be limited in Fall of 2020 so we are seeking a fundraising chair that can help us organize alternative fundraisers and volunteers for fundraising events. Online fundraising experience would be a big plus since we may be limited in terms of the types of in-person fundraisers we will be able to do.

Hawks Nest Co Chair - The Hawks Nest is our student store where students can purchase healthy snacks and all funds raised go to support our school through PTO activities. This position will team with our other Hawks Nest co Chair to manage the store. Responsibilities include stocking, selling, handling money, coordinating with the Treasurer and organizing volunteers. Hawks Nest is a major source of revenue that could also be heavily impacted by social distancing, especially in the fall - so we are looking for creative ideas around contactless sales.

All committee chairs coordinate with the Board to provide reporting at Board and General Membership meetings.

If you're interested please let us know by sending an email to secretary@harbourpointepto.com or to president@harbourpointepto.com

Thank you!!

IMPORTANT LINKS
BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU!

Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319), hobertbl@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Mike Gallagher, Interim Director (425-348-2220), gallagherms@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.

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