Vote in the Follett Challenge Jan. 21-25

Templeton Middle School is looking for community support for its entry in a national education contest that could land it between $8,000 to $60,000 in education products and services. Please encourage friends, family members and neighbors to vote.

Templeton’s video is posted on the Follett Challenge website and can be found at http://follettchallenge.com/videos/1203.

Video voting begins Jan. 21 and ends Jan. 25. Users can cast one vote per day. Winners will be announced Feb. 27.

Hamilton Orientation & Open House to be held Feb. 13

Hamilton High School will be hosting its annual Eighth Grade Orientation and Open House Feb. 13 in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center beginning at 6 p.m. Templeton students will receive their core course recommendations at this meeting. Administrators, school counselors and representatives from departments, clubs, extracurricular and athletic activities will be available to answer questions at the Open House from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Hamilton counselors will meet with each eighth grade house to describe the course catalog layout, explain how to choose classes and provide details regarding the return of registration materials the week of Feb. 25.

Be prepared for school closings

A variety of circumstances may require district officials to close school, delay opening or call for an early dismissal. Families should prepare for those possibilities by developing a plan and going over it with their children in advance to ensure they have a safe place to be if school closes.

Schools closings will be communicated through: automated phone and text messages sent from Infinite Campus, district website, Facebook and Infinite Campus portal postings. To ensure urgent messages reach your family, please check notification choices in Infinite Campus and verify that phone numbers are correct.

The automated system:

  • typically calls between 5:15 a.m. – 6:15 a.m. if school is cancelled or delayed;
  • will call up to five different numbers provided, including home, work and cell phone numbers;
  • will leave a message if an answering machine picks up;
  • is not able to dial extensions, advance through an automated attendant message system or call toll-free numbers; and
  • does not contact people designated as emergency contacts such as grandparents or neighbors.

Visitor management system in place

Templeton Middle School is pleased to announce that it will be using the Raptor Visitor Management System beginning Oct. 22. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times and the Raptor system will permit us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors, volunteers, and contractors in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

Upon entering Templeton during the school day, parents and visitors will be asked to present a photo ID such as a driver’s license, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date and the purpose of his or her visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit school simply to drop off an item at the front desk in the main office.

As always the safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system will better ensure a safe and secure environment at school. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing the school safety protocols in our district.

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