Hunt Middle School

2015-2016 Welcome Letter

Jul 31, 2015

Hello Husky Families!

Even after two decades in education the start of school is always electric for me. There is something so special about beginning a new, year long journey. It never gets old! I look forward to sharing that journey with your family.

Though magical, the start of the year can be a whirlwind. Please allow me to share some vital information that I hope will prove useful. In addition to this our website contains other key dates and resources, http://www.friscoisd.org/hunt.

New Faces:

A new year inevitably brings new faces. This year is no different.  We have 8 new teachers. We also have a new AP and a new counselor.   I am proud to announce that Ms. Lightfoot is the new Principal at Staley Middle School. In her place we have hired Victoria Bobo.  Ms. Patterson returned to her home state of Iowa. Joseph Brigandi will be assuming her position. Ms. Bobo will have students 6-8 Alpha L-Z and Mr. Brigandi will have students 6-8 Alpha A-K.

Dates to remember:

  • Monday, August 3rd                           Hunt front office re-opens (office hours are 8:00 – 4:00)
  • Thursday, August 13th                         6th Grade Husky Camp (Orientation)
    • 8:30 – 9:00           Schedule Pick-up
    • 9:00 – 12:00         Student Orientation
    • 9:00 – 10:00         Parent Orientation
    • 12:00-1:00            Meet Your Locker

       

  • Thursday, August 13th                         7th /8th grade Meet Your Locker Night and Schedule Pick-up
    • 5:30-7:30              (Come and Go)
    • Please note that in past years Meet Your Locker and Schedule Pick-up have been on separate dates. We have combined them this year.

 

Registration Information:

Husky Fast Pass –This will allow you to skip the registration lines at schedule pick-up.  This option is only available for students that were in FISD last year.  In order to receive your Husky Fast Pass you must have completed Online Registration through Infosnap and provide:

  1. Proof of Residency
    1. Must be either a water, electric, or gas bill
    2. Bill must be from July or August

       

  2.  7th Grade Students must also provide documentation of all updated shot records.

 (see website for specifics)

You may start dropping off these items on August 4th between the hours of 8:00-12:00 and 1:00– 4:00. 

 

New to FISD Registration:

New to FISD Registration will take place August 5th,  6th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 14th.

                between the hours of 8:30 – 11:30 or 1:00 – 4:00.  Please see the website to schedule an appointment.

(Due to husky Camp there will be no registration on the 13th.)

 

Evening Registration and /or help with your Infosnap will take place August 11th from 4:00 – 6:30 (Spanish Speaking Assistance Provided.)

School Supplies:

The school supply lists can be found on our website.

PE Uniforms:

If your family has ordered a uniform it will be available for pick-up at Husky Camp.  If not, you may also purchase these on your own. Uniforms must be solid black shorts and solid grey t-shirt. (No logos) Please be aware that shorts must be fingertip length.

PTA:

Please be sure to stop by and see the PTA booths at upcoming events.  Husky Spirit Wear will be available for purchase at the PTA booth. Additionally, the PTA will have information on membership, events, and service opportunities. 

Carpool:

Our student body will likely be well over 800 by the first day of school. In order to ensure a safe and orderly carpool for our growing population we solicited the input of FISD Security and our Campus Officer on our traffic flow. Our drop-off procedures will remain unchanged. However, we are implementing some changes to our pick-up procedures. The central crux of the changes centers on double pick-up lanes.  Parents will be able to pick-up their student(s) from the two inside lanes not just the curbside lane. Please take the time to view the attached carpool map. Please allow me to voice three reminders. First, spending a few extra minutes in carpool is an extremely small price to pay in order to safe guard our students. Please exercise patience, safe driving habits, and courtesy. Second, please be respectful of our neighboring businesses by not picking-up or dropping-off your students on their property. Third, traffic laws are enforceable on campus. We have 10 mph speed limit in the parking lot.

Additional Busing:

I am also pleased to announce that bus service has been expanded to and from Hunt.  Students that live West of the Tollway are now bus eligible.

Thank you for your patience as you read this!  It is an honor and a blessing to serve as your principal. Please rest assured that we want to make the registration and back to school process as smooth as possible for your family.  Feel free to contact your front office staff with any questions.

I look forward to an amazing year!

Danny Barrentine