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Breakthrough Compact

News & Announcements

RSCO Lottery Is Live!

RSCO is excited to announce that we sent out placement notifications on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, by email and text messaging to families who applied to a magnet school or the Open Choice program in the Greater Hartford Region through the RSCO School Choice Application for the 2022-23 school year. If your child received a placement offer, please make sure to Accept the placement offer by the deadline on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 11:59 pm. If your child did not receive a placement, there is still plenty of time. We will continue to make placements through the spring and summer as seats become available so continue to check the website and your application for updates.

To view your RSCO notification: (1) Log into your on-line application using your account email address and password, (2) Go to the Your Documents section of the Dashboard, and (3) View notification letter

Congratulations to Breakthrough South!!!

2022 School of Distinction Winners

MERIT NOTIFICATION

Congratulations on being named a 2022 School of Distinction!

Help us plan and celebrate Breakthrough Magnet School South.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SUMMER PROGRAMMING 2022!!!

HPS is offering free, expanded summer programming to students. Both academic and enrichment opportunities are available at 15 school sites across the district for the convenience of our families.

In addition to grade-level academic support in reading, writing, math, science, and social-emotional learning, enrichment experiences include athletics, and music and art lessons. More details are below.

The deadline to register has been extended to June 3.

NEW - Morning Safety Concerns

With the nice weather, we have been noticing that parents have been allowing their children to be unsupervised on the playscapes & patio In the mornings before 8:30 am. Although we let students In the building starting at 8:30 am for breakfast, the student school day technically doesn't start until 8:40 am and the staff work day does not start until 8:30 am. Please help us keep our students safe by keeping the students In your cars until 8:30 am - we do not have staff outside for supervision. Thanks!

NEW - Reminders for Week of May 16-20

The Virtual Parenting Workshop has been postponed to June - sorry for the inconvenience!~. Wed, May 18 is Show Our Stuff Day (spring concert, art exhibit, and classroom multicultural luncheons), it is also a 12:30 pm early dismissal & "Dress to Impress" day.

Show Our Stuff Spring Concert Video!


See below for video In case you missed the concert yesterday :)

NEW: Health & Safety update from HPS:

There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases among students and staff in the past few weeks, as demonstrated by the chart below. Additionally, Hartford Country is now considered to have a “High” COVID-19 Community Level by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends wearing a mask when indoors in public in an area with high community levels. In recognition of the increase in staff and student cases, and in accordance with CDC recommendations, the HPS Health & Safety Team is strongly recommending all staff and students wear a mask when inside any HPS building. In an effort to encourage masking, all schools will continue to have masks readily available for staff and students. The Health & Safety Team also strongly encourages the wearing of masks at all indoor events, including proms, banquets, athletic events, graduations, and promotion ceremonies. Additionally, masking may be required for specific cohorts in the event of a significant number of positive cases within that cohort. The Health & Safety Team, in consultation with the District Medical Director, will determine on a case-by-case basis when a masking requirement is necessary. All staff, students, and families impacted by a cohort masking requirement will be notified prior to the requirement taking effect.

Reminder - Student Water Bottles

As the weather gets warmer, students are needing to drink more water throughout the day. We have distributed 2 different water bottles (a gray one with our school logo, and a clear one with the HPS logo) to every student, provided by HPS. However, we do not have any extra water bottles left and many students (mostly grades 4-8) are asking teachers for cups and water bottles daily (which we don't have to distribute). If your child cannot find the 2 water bottles that were given to them, please send your child to school with a water bottle they can use. Thanks!

Reminder- HPS Spring Climate Survey

Thank you to those who have already completed the survey - we have 73 parent surveys completed and Mr. Silverman & Mrs. Tye's classes are tied for the best parent participation so far. We are looking for 100% participation and we really value your feedback so we can grow and improve as a school! You will need your child's ID number to complete the survey (ask your child's teacher if you don't know it, or look in Parent Square). The deadline to complete it is May 31. We will be entering every parent completes the survey into a raffle for prizes ($40 restaurant gift card, 4 tickets to the Yard Goats game), and the homeroom class with the best survey participation for parents will win an ice cream party! Here is the link to the survey: https://hartfordschools.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55NlHweeFkL8num

BMSS Family Yard Goats Game!

We are excited to be planning a family night at Yard Goats on Tues, May 31 at 7 pm. We will be sending a flyer home this week - tickets are $10 each, and open to all families and staff. *Students must be accompanied by an adult to attend (they cannot just be dropped off). If you are interested in attending, you will complete the bottom half of the flyer and return with money for the number of tickets you are requesting by Wed, May 25. Questions? Contact Mrs. Gardner at 860-695-5748.

May 2022 Lunch Menu