Attention Heights Families, Picture Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3rd! It has come to our attention that this coincides with the Homecoming Spirit Day. Picture Day was scheduled last June, so with that said, parents and guardians, please use your best judgment on how you dress your students. These photos will be used in our yearbook and will definitely make it memorable if filled with Barbie vs. Kens. You may pre-pay here: https://pattersonsphotoschooldivision.onlinephotocart.com/prepay/38194184 Note: There will be a Makeup Day scheduled for November 13, 2023. #TheHeightsWay
Please join us September 27, 2023 at 8:45 at the TASD Administration building for our Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting. All parents are encouraged to attend the meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information about our Title 1 Program and your rights to be engaged in your child's education. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Hello Heights Families, Save the Date for Fall Picture Day! Pictures will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd. You may pre-pay here: https://pattersonsphotoschooldivision.onlinephotocart.com/prepay/38194184
We hope to see you for our Empowering Families Open House and Conferences this Thursday. Learn more here: https://youtu.be/ekK8-1F48K8
The Arkansas Council for Military Children is conducting an online survey of military families in Arkansas. This survey is used to collect information on the needs of military families and to determine how well military families are being served by certain education-related programs in Arkansas. No personal information will be collected in this survey. Survey results will be used to identify trends needing improvement and to assist in developing solutions. Please share this survey with military families in your school districts or on your installations and encourage them to take survey. It should only take about ten minutes. The survey will remain open through the end of November 2023. Go to this link to take the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUstZzALU66pcFjA28QNENgJ2rXupVHb88kBgwLe7OYnb0JA/viewform
Good afternoon Heights Families, Your students will be coming home with with tickets that are labeled with any grandparents that registered foe Grandparents Lunch and the time in which you registered for. Every adult that attends must show a valid photo ID and the ticket to enter the premises. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing all the grands tomorrow!
Hello Heights Families. As a reminder, any grandparent planning on attending our Grandparents Lunch this Friday must be pre-registered by Wednesday, September 6, by 3:30 p.m. On Thursday, tickets will be sent home with your student with any registered names written on the back. The ticket and a valid photo ID to verify the name will be required to enter the premises. Lunch will be available to purchase for $4 from the Cafeteria with reservations. Visit any of our socials and the Family Hub to learn more about the event and access the link to register.
We are so excited about Goodies with Grandparents Lunch! We invite all of our Heights Grandparents for lunch with your grands on Friday, September 8, 2023. You must pre-register by Wednesday, September 6, by 3:30 p.m. Learn more about all the important details and register here: https://tinyurl.com/goodieswithgrandparents
Hello Heights Families! As a reminder, we are using Pikmykid for dismissal. If you need assistance learning how to operate the app, please view the helpful guides at the following link. https://tinyurl.com/theheightspikmykid. If you have not received a letter with your student's info, please check the folder you received at Meet the Teacher or sent home on the first day of school. We will also send Car Tags home to help you transition over the next few weeks as you learn to utilize the app. We will be flexible as school begins. However, beginning September 4th, only parents/guardians who announce in the app will be allowed for the drive-up pickup option. If you are unable to use the app, you will be directed to park to utilize the walk-up option. We appreciate your cooperation and flexibility in allowing dismissal to run smoothly.
Welcome Back to School! We are so excited to embark on a new year! Don't forget to share your first day of school pictures on social media and use the hashtags #firstday2023 #theheightsway As a reminder, for dismissal, we will be using Pikmykid. Please take a look at the info you received at Meet the Teacher. We will be flexible as school begins. However, beginning September 4th, only parents/guardians who announce in the app will be allowed for the drive-up pickup option. If you are unable to use the app, you will be directed to park to utilize the walk-up option. We appreciate your cooperation and flexibility to allow dismissal to run smoothly.
Day 1: One more day until school starts! School starts promptly at 7:45 AM. The doors will open beginning at 7:00 AM for early morning drop off with just limited personnel on campus. Students will continue to report to the cafeteria upon arrival. For dismissal, we will be using Pikmykid. More info was shared at Meet the Teacher. If you were unable to attend, an information packet will be sent home with your students on the first day of school. Share your first day of school pictures on social media and use the hashtags #firstday2023 #theheightsway
Day 2: Attendance matters. Let's work together to develop strong attendance habits. Did you know you can monitor your child's attendance (and grades) by logging in to the Home Access Center? https://hac23.esp.k12.ar.us/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fhomeaccess. We are here to prepare your child for future success.
Day 3: Will your child eat a meal from the cafeteria? If so, there are two options for school meals: (1) All students are eligible for a free lunch and breakfast, or (2) bring a lunch from home. If a student who does not get a tray needs milk, that cost has changed to $0.50. Additional food items/snacks will be available for purchase for $1.00. The best way to manage your funds is to use the Family Portal: https://texarkana.familyportal.cloud. You will first set up your student's account online and add funds at your convenience. No food deliveries for students will be accepted. If you have any questions, the office can assist you.
Day 4: Find all the important dates and school breaks/holidays by viewing our campus/district calendar of events on The Heights Family Hub: https://sites.google.com/tasd7.net/the-heights-family-hub/home. Also, be on the lookout for the Fall Semester at a Glance when school begins.
Day 5: Have you updated your contact information, transportation, and health forms? Be sure to turn in updated forms to the school secretary. Health Forms: https://www.tasd7.net/documents/parents/health-information/forms/104290 Transportaiton: https://www.tasd7.net/page/transportation-department
Day 6: of the countdown is all about communication and staying informed. All classroom communication will be primarily through the PBIS App and Tuesday Folders. You can also stay connected and informed of all the happenings through The Heights Family Hub: https://sites.google.com/tasd7.net/the-heights-family-hub/home. Just save this link to your screen or desktop for easy access. Sign up for our text message alerts to receive important updates and reminders throughout the school year by ensuring we have the correct numbers on file. You will receive more info at Meet the Teacher.
Day 7: Time to start getting back into a routine! Encourage your kids to start going to bed a little earlier each night to ease into the early mornings. Get those reading skills geared up by challenging your growing leaders to read for 5-10 minutes each night before bed. Create a simple checklist of daily tasks or chores to help with time management. These are a few simple ways to encourage effort and motivation. #firstday2023 #theheightsway
Day 8: Back to school means it's time to stock up on supplies! We are pleased to announce that TASD will provide a majority of the instructional materials for the 2023-24 school year. Items required by the parents/guardians are a backpack, a plastic pencil/supply box, and a pair of headphones. Don't forget to label the supplies to ensure they stay organized and easily identifiable.
All school bus riders must be registered to ride the buses before Monday, August 14. Registering your student before the August 14 deadline helps the transportation department plan efficient routes to get students to school and home in a timely manner. If your student is not registered before Monday, August 14, he or she will not be on the pick-up or drop-off schedule and will not be assigned a stop location or time. No new transportation requests will be accepted during the first two weeks of school. Bus registration will resume on Monday, September 4, and will take 48 hours to process. So please take a moment to register your child today at www.tasd7.net.
Day 9: There are only 9 more days of summer break. Make sure you check your mail! You will receive a postcard in the mail between August 1-August 4, 2023, letting you know your homeroom teacher's name. We will have Meet the Teacher Monday, August 14, 2023, from 4:30-6:30 pm.