Daily News for Monday, August 21, 2017

Daily News for Monday, August 21, 2017
Posted on 08/20/2017

Clear Horizons Daily News

Monday, August 21, 2017


Happy First Day of School!!  Welcome to Clear Horizons 2017-2018!!!


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.


Later this week Advisory teachers will have SJC class room numbers for students who were unable to see their SJC SOS in preparation for college classes Monday, August 28.

Class Schedule for this week:  Monday, August 21, through Thursday, August 24, we will be following the Intersession Schedule because there are no college classes.  Students will attend A1, A2, A3, and A4 in the morning, go to lunch, and attend B5, B6, B7, and B8 in the afternoon.  When students have a college class or an open period in their schedules, they will report to room S9.116.  All students in grades 9 – 11 must check in during open periods or college classes.  All freshmen will check in at lunch every day in the BQR



8:00 – 8:35

1st Period (A1)

8:40 – 9:20

2nd Period (A2)

9:25 – 10:05

3rd Period (A3)

10:10 – 10:50

4th Period (A4)

10:55 – 11:35


11:40 – 12:20

5th Period (B5)

12:25 – 1:05

6th Period (B6)

1:10 – 1:50

7th Period (B7)

1:55 – 2:35

8th Period (B8)

2:40 – 3:20


Buses will depart at 3:25 p.m. Monday – Thursday. 


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


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.


Textbooks:  Students who did not attend early textbook pickup will receive high school textbooks the first day of school.  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:  There will be NO late bus this first week of school.  The late bus will begin next Tuesday, August 29.

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.


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!


School Pictures:  Our school photographer will be on campus for school photos Friday, September 1.


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!


Have a great school year!!



Upcoming Events:


August 21: All High School textbooks distributed

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