July 26, 2010
To the parents/guardians of Haynes Academy students:
Welcome to the beginning of a new school year. We eagerly anticipate a great year of learning and activities. During the summer, Haynes campus underwent some major renovations – some of which are still being completed. Students will find new floors in every building, a new roof and floor in the cafeteria, and a new floor in the library.
Due to construction delays, many of our classrooms are still being completed and our gym is being used for storage. Unfortunately, we will be unable to hold our usual beginning of the year Orientation. Schedules will be available to pick up in the office beginning Monday, August 9 or they can be viewed on your home computer on the Parent Portal at that time as well. Please take advantage of this great tool to keep track of your child’s schedule, attendance, and grades throughout the year. Stop by the office with a photo ID if you would like to sign-up for this service.
Bus transportation is provided by JPPSS for all of our East Bank Jefferson Parish students. A bus driver should contact you prior to the start of school. If you are not sure of your bus assignment, there will be a bus driver call center in effect from August 2-6 at 349-8999.
Free and reduced meal applications will be mailed to your home address. Even if your family qualified for these services last year, you will need to complete a new application for 2010-11. Please fill out the form and return it to your homeroom teacher as soon as possible.
After-school child care is available from 2:40-6:00 pm. Community Education After-care forms are available in the office now. We encourage all parents to sign up for this program in case of an emergency. There is a $20.00 registration fee which must be paid before a student can attend. This covers the registration and insurance for the entire year. There are weekly fees if your child needs to stay after school regularly or you may use it on an “as needed” basis for a small daily fee.
Please contact the office if you have any other questions or concerns. You are always welcome to stop by campus for a visit. Thank you for your continued support of Haynes Academy and your child’s success.