Daily News for Friday, August 25, 2017

Daily News for Friday, August 25, 2017
Posted on 08/25/2017

Clear Horizons Daily News


Friday, August 25, 2017


What a great first week!!  Way to go Coyotes!!!


Clear Horizons School Shirts!  It’s not too late to purchase a Clear Horizons School Shirt!!  Just stop by the office with $15 and you can have one of these great shirts to wear on your service learning trip!  Remember, all Clear Horizons students must wear a school shirt while on the Service Learning Trips.  Get yours today!



Advisory:  Today and every day student will report to Advisory class by 8:00 AM.  Advisory is a critical class for students each day as we disseminate crucial information and touch base with every student.  Grades 9, 10, and 11 will meet in building 9 classrooms and seniors will meet in the BQR.  All students will see their names and Advisory locations posted in the main hallways on the first day of school.


Friday Schedule:  This Friday, August 25, we will have Round Up assemblies and the Fall Social.  Students will attend the same classes, in the same order, as they have been all week:





8:00 – 9:00

Assembly Grades 9 & 10

8:00 – 9:00 Grade 11 in Advisory

9:05 – 10:05

Assembly Grade 11

9:00 – 9:55 Grades 9 & 10 in Advisory

10:10 – 10:20

1st Period (A1)

SJC Class/Open Period meets in S9.116

10:25 – 10:35

2nd Period (A2)

SJC Class/Open Period meets in S9.116

10:40 – 10:50

3rd Period (A3)

SJC Class/Open Period meets in S9.116

10:55 – 11:05

4th Period (A4)

SJC Class/Open Period meets in S9.268

11:10 – 11:20

5th Period (B5)

SJC Class/Open Period meets in S9.116

11:25 – 11:35

6th Period (B6)

SJC Class/Open Period meets in S9.116

11:40 – 11:50

7th Period (B7)

SJC Class/Open Period meets in S9.116

11:55 – 12:05

8th Period (B8)

SJC Class/Open Period meets in S9.116

12:10 – 1:00

Fall Social (All teachers escort all students to the BQR)

1:00 – 1:30

Lunch (Freshmen sign in and remain in the BQR)


Buses depart


Fall Social!  What is the fall social? The fall social is an opportunity for students to get involved in school clubs and activities. Students are given time to walk around and interact with other students and sign up for clubs. Students can also play games and make new friends. It is happening this Friday, August 25, from 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. See you all there!


Online Registration:  Parents, if you have not verified your student’s information online please do so by going to click the “@Home” button and signing in with your Skyward user name and password.  If you are having trouble or you did not have a Skyward account last year please contact Mrs. Thomas by email at jothomas@ccisd.net  with your Student’s Name and the parent’s email address or the email you registered with last year.


Proof of Residence:  Every family each year must provide a proof of residence to the school each of their students attend.  If you did not participate in early registration this summer you must provide a proof of residence for the 2017-2018 school year.  Acceptable forms of a proof of residence are the following:


Utility Bill (gas, water or electricity only)

Lease agreement

Mortgage statement


Please include your student’s name and grade level on the copy of your proof of residence.  Parents are welcome to send the proof of residence to the Clear Horizons front office with their student or you can drop it off in person.


REACHLocal student pastors will host ONE, a back to school prayer event, on Sunday, August 27, from 4:00 to 6:00pm at Clear Creek Community Church.  It will start with worship, and it will end with campus focused prayer led by REACH! Come pray with us!


Textbooks:  College books will be distributed on the following schedule:


Juniors: Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29

Sophomores: Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31

Freshmen: Friday, September 1


Additional information

  • Due to the scale of textbook distributions, no book will be distributed the first weeks of school outside the above times.
  • All college books will be distributed on the above schedule.  There may be departments/courses who have nor notified Dual Credit/Clear Horizons of the needed materials by this first week of classes.  In these cases, Clear Horizons will send notification to students enrolled in courses via Naviance as materials become available.
  • To ensure notification emails are received, students should have a current email address in Naviance.
  • Book exchanges due to schedule changes will not be addressed until after the above distributions are completed.  Tuesday, September 5, students may submit a Textbook Request form to the bookroom for materials needed/not needed due to a schedule change.


Late Bus:  The late bus will begin Tuesday, August 29Clear Horizons provides a late bus that runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:45 PM.  The late bus will be in front of our school by 4:45 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday and typically departs within 10 minutes. The late bus will drop off in two locations: The East side of 45 at Clear Creek High School and on the West side of 45 at Brookside Intermediate. Students who are planning on riding the late bus must request a pass from the office. The request must be made for official business only (ie tutorials, a rehearsal, detention, etc.). A bus pass must be picked up before 1:00 p.m. on the day you want to ride (Tuesday or Thursday). No bus passes will be issued after lunch.  If you do not have a pass you will not be allowed to ride the bus.  If no one has picked up a late bus pass, the bus will be cancelled. Students, make sure that your parent/guardian knows that you are staying late and catching the late bus. The front office closes at 3:30p.m.  When signing up for pass students must include the following:

1) Purpose – Why are you staying late?

2) Location from 3:30 – 5:00 – Where will you be?

3) Parent Permission – Did you let your parent know you were staying late?

The reason we must have this information is so that we can find you in case of an emergency.


Service Learning:  Service learning hours should be submitted to a basket in the office where students can turn in hours at any point in the year.  To help students stay organized with Service Learing Hours, we have suggested due dates for the summer and fall semester:


August 31 – Summer Service Learning Hours Due (Any hours accumulated over the summer should be turned in by this date.)

December 8 – Fall Service Learning Hours Due (Any hours accumulated throughout the Fall semester should be turned in by this date.)


The absolute final due date for all Service Learning hours to be submitted is:

March 29 – All Service Learning Hours (at least 20 hours) must be turned in by this date.


As service learning is a key aspect of our mission at Clear Horizons, students who do not meet the 20 hour requirement will meet with Clear Horizons administration to explain the deficit.  Students who refuse to meet the requirement will be returned to their zoned campus.


Dress Code:  Clear Horizons follows the CCISD dress code.  The student dress code can be found on our website under the “For Parents” tab or the “For Students” tab. 



Traffic:  For the first week or two of school traffic will be very heavy around all schools, including Clear Horizons and the zoned high schools.  Please plan ahead so you will not be late.  Student who ride the neighborhood bus to the zoned high school will not miss the shuttle because the shuttle will not leave until all neighborhood buses have arrived.  Students who do not ride a neighborhood bus to the zoned high school should plan on arriving no later than 7:00 AM to ensure they catch the shuttle bus. 


There is also some ongoing construction in the southern part of the district.  If you are not riding the bus, please leave your home early enough to account for any traffic conditions.  Remember:

  1. You will NEVER be late if you ride the bus
  2. Bad traffic, car trouble, flat tires, etc, ARE NOT excused reasons to be late to school.

Please give yourself plenty of time in the mornings, especially at the beginning of each semester.


Driving your own vehicle to school?  All students who drive and park on campus must register with SJC for a parking permit.  Beginning this school year, all students who drive to school must also register their vehicles with the Clear Horizons office.  Please stop by the office to get a copy of the Clear Horizons Parking Regulations and a Clear Horizons Vehicle Registration Form.


SJC SOS:  Students should log into SJC SOS to check their schedules.  SJC classes in the SOS should match the SJC classes on the high school schedule.  If there is a mistake, please let your advisory teacher know so they can alert the counselors.  If you have trouble logging onto your SJC SOS or you have trouble accessing SJC digital resources, please contact the help desk at (281) 998-6137.


Science Fair Club:  Do you love science?? Would you like the opportunity to replace up to two MAJOR science grades this semester with 100s?? Would you like to meet like-minded people who share your passion for science and discovery?? Mrs. Bufford is looking for students like YOU to come join the science fair club!! Look for her way-too-cool Science Fair Club table on Friday at this year’s Fall social to talk to her and sign up. We will have our first meeting Tuesday, August 29, at 3:30pm to go over the details and initial deadlines for this year’s science fair.


School Pictures:  Our school photographer will be on campus for school photos Friday, September 1.  School picture makeup day will be Wednesday, October 4.


School Holiday:  Both SJC and CCISD will have a school holiday Monday, September 4.


Open House:  The Clear Horizons Open House will take place on Thursday, September 7, at 7:00 PM in the Proscenium, Fine Arts building, Building 15.  We hope to see you all there!


Progress Reports:  All grade reports will be electronically distributed this year, unless parents utilize the online option to opt in to the paper report.  We will include this information in the weekly callouts leading up to the first three week progress report.  The first progress report of the year will be posted on Thursday, September 14.


Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, September 20, is a CCISD High School Late Arrival Day.  There will be no morning neighborhood buses available due to CCISD High School Late Arrival. Clear Horizons buses will still run from the 5 zoned high schools (a shuttle does not run from Clear View High School on Late Arrival Days).  Clear Horizons does not participate in Late Arrival Days, therefore all Clear Horizons students are required to attend all classes on that day.


Parent Information Night:  Clear Horizons will conduct our first Parent Information Night of the year Tuesday, September 26, beginning at 7:00 PM.  Our amazing counselors will discuss all you ever wanted or needed to know about Naviance.  You don’t want to miss this session! 


CCISD Student Holiday:  CCISD students will have a school holiday Friday, October 6.  As there are no college classes on Fridays, Clear Horizons students will be able to enjoy a three day weekend!


Service Learning Opportunities:


Book Buddies Reading Program: September 5th through November 14th - Book Buddies is an early literacy program where a little buddy (child in 1st-3rd grade) is paired with a big buddy (high school aged). The big buddy helps the little buddy pick out books and listens to them as they read out load. As the little buddy reads, the big buddy helps with sounding out words, pronunciation, grammar, and reading dynamics. The Big Buddies training is from 4:30-6 PM on September 5th, 2017. The program is every Tuesday from September 12th until November 14th from 5-5:45 PM, (Sept. 5-Training, 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14) and is held at the Parker Williams Library at Scarsdale and Beamer.


Gilmore Gator Bash:  Gilmore Elementary will be holding their Gator Bash and is need of volunteers.  They need volunteers for set up on Friday, November 3 from 4-8pm and Saturday, November 4 from 8-4pm for set up, working booths and take down. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up with Ms. Kahlich in 9.107. Deadline for sign up is October 13.  



Upcoming Events:


August 25: 12th grade college textbook distribution

August 25: Fall Social during school, before lunch

August 28 & 29: 11th grade college textbook distribution via ISM Class

August 30 & 31: 10th grade college textbook distribution via Social Studies Class

August 31:  Great date to turn in all your summer Service Learning hours!

September 1: 9th grade college textbook distribution via Social Studies Class

September 1: School Pictures

September 4: SJC and CCISD Holiday

September 7: Clear Horizons Open House

September 14: Progress Reports Posted

September 20: HS Late Arrival Day (Clear Horizons does not participate; Classes begin 8:00 AM)

September 26: Clear Horizons Parent Information Night 7:00 PM