July 24, 2017

Dear HCST/Explore 2000 Student and Parents:

I hope you are all enjoying the summer thus far.  

In preparation for another successful school year, I am sending you this 2017-2018 Back to School Packet to be completed by your first day in September. Carefully read and kindly return ALL of the requested enclosed information (see checklist). Should you have any questions, suggestions or wish to speak with us in-person, feel free to contact our office, 201-631-6396. We are open Monday through Thursday, 8am to 3pm.  

SUMMER UPDATE
For the 2017-2018 School Year, each student will have the opportunity to rotate through an engaging area of focus for our thematic project work sessions. Explore 2000 will introduce an enhanced academic setting for all through the Science and Technology AcademyThe Arts Academy and Humanities Academy. These academies mirror much of what our HCST high schools offer.

Within each Academy, we will continue exploring three engaging thematic units. This year, Environmental ThreatsThe 20th Century and Amazing Animals takes center stage. Our dedicated facilitators and administration have been collaboratively planning to bring these Academies to life with field experiences, student-centered activities and challenging projects related to each unit of study.  

The facilitators will continue to utilize PowerSchool. Student schedules, assignments, assessments and progress reports will be available online for parents to view and for facilitators to monitor each student’s growth more effectively.   

This month we initiated our second annual Summer STEM Camp. The students are quite engaged in daily challenges.   We hope with your committed participation and support with our Parent/Student Advisory and HCST Foundation, we can continue to sponsor engaging summer and afterschool learning opportunities for our students and the community.  Kindly join us for our Back to School Night on September 7th to meet our facilitators and learn more information about this upcoming school year.

Thank you for being an active part of the HCST Explore 2000 Middle School family. The entire faculty and staff look forward to welcoming our new and returning learners to our diverse family.




*IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU COMPLETE THE FORMS LISTED BELOW, ONLINE, PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY YOU REPORT TO SCHOOL. UPON SUBMISSION OF THESE FORMS AND ALL SUPPLIES, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR LOCKER ASSIGNMENT.  STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THESE FORMS AND ALL SUPPLIES PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WILL NOT RECEIVE THEIR LOCKER ASSIGNMENT.

A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL BE EMAILED WHEN THE BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS HAS BEEN RECEIVED
(PLEASE BE SURE YOU INPUT A CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN YOU ARE COMPLETING THE FORMS).

  1. Please click here to complete the back to school forms for the upcoming school year (2017-2018).

  2. Meal Application - Click ONE of the options below:
    1. I WANT TO APPLY ONLINE.
    2. I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST A PAPER MEAL APPLICATION(Requesting for a paper meal application will delay the process of you receiving an email confirmation that all online forms has been received.  Please be sure to complete the meal application and return it in the mail ASAP.)
    3. I WOULD LIKE TO PRINT MY OWN APPLICATION AND RETURN IT TO THE SCHOOL.
    4. I DO NOT WANT TO APPLY FOR MEAL BENEFITS AND WANT TO OPT-OUT

PLEASE PRINT, SIGN AND RETURN THE FOLLOWING FORM(S) ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: