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Upcoming Events
- K-1 Award Ceremony
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
- 8th Grade award ceremony
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
- 6th grade award ceremony
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
School Announcements
Dear HOB Parents,
We value your opinion!  Please take just a minute to let us know what you think about our district behavioral program – iBElieve. 
 HOB has implemented a weekly focus in grades K-8 with lessons and messages of positive behavior during our Tuesday Second Step lessons.  This program supports our district and school’s Student Code of Conduct and iBElieve.  Your feedback is important as it helps us to improve our efforts. 
Please complete this very brief survey by January 31.   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/iBElieveParent
Early Release dates for HOB School
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

HOB Elementary School Hours 8:00-3:00
HOB Middle School Hours-First Bell 8:40-3:45
Amber Hernandez
Congratulations to Amber Hernandez! She’s been selected to the 2015 Florida All-State Chorus. According to the official records, she might be the first middle school chorus student ever for Monroe County. There are thousands who audition every year. She’ll be one of 70 sopranos selected.
Take Stock In Children

Congratulations to HOB’s newest Take Stock in Children scholars who signed their contracts for a full four year college scholarship. 

 Weedmide Alexandre

Madison Garcia

Wendy Galo

David Rivera

Hanley Marrero

Gabrielle Hernandez

Divya Navani

Savannah Smith

Horace O’Bryant School is proud to announce our partnership with our local Coast Guard volunteers.  For the past two years, over 25 Coast Guard men and women have been assisting in our K-8 classrooms throughout the school year.  Principal Mike Henriquez provided an orientation and school tour for our newest volunteers.  
Florida Standards Assessment
The FCAT test is being replaced with a new assessment called Florida Standards Assessment.  If you would like more information please see the link below which will take you to a brochure with more information.  
Florida-Family-Brochure FSA-

A new assessment means new standards.  For more information about the new Florida Standards and the new assessment please follow the link below to the Florida assessment website.


Morning Arrivals for Elementary/Middle School Students
News about morning arrivals for Elementary/Middle School Students:

Supervision in the cafeteria begins at 7:40a.m.. Parents dropping students off by car should come to the front drop-off area near the cafeteria. Parents should only drop off students in the front of the school. Please do not drop off students in the back parking lot or the Ashby and Catherine St. intersection. Parents are reminded not to park in the drop off lanes.

Elementary students coming by bike should lock their bike at the bike racks located in front of the office. Middle school students will use the bike rack in the rear of the school on Ashby St. Students who are walking may arrive at the front of the school or come through the side (Ashby Street) gate. Students are not permitted to enter through the back parking lot of the school.

The Ashby St. gate will only be open from 7:40 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m..


Title I
Let us know about parent involvement. You are welcome to review our district's parent involvement plan and provide feedback.
To view the Monroe County School District Parent Involvement Plan visit the MCSD Title 1 website.
The Horace O'Bryant School Parent involvement plan is available in our front office.  If you would like to review it in its entirety please let the front office know.
Box Tops
Please send in Boxtop with your child.  Our school earns money for each one.  Also please send in any old ink cartridges. 

The following students/teachers were recognized at the September 21 School Board meeting as GEMs (Great Educational Moments) for their participation in the new HOB initiative of WEB - Where Everyone Belongs.  This sixth grade transition and mentoring is being piloted by HOB School with 8th grade WEB leaders as mentors and a support system to 6th graders.


WEB Coordinators - Nicole Smith, Tim Phillips, Lori Tejera, Denise Santiago


8th grade WEB leader representatives (pictured):

Megan Atwell

Zusana Blanco

Jade Castillo

Madison Garcia

Sonya Griffin

Jennelle Palomino

Nina Szmansky

Alyssa Weech


WEB - Where Everyone Belongs!

WEB is a Middle School Orientation and Transition program designed to welcome students and make their transition from elementary school to middle school a positive one.
To learn more about WEB please click the WEB link on the left hand side of this page.

Supply List
Please RIGHT click on the link below for the 2014-2015 supply lists.

K-5 Supply List

Supply lists K-5 - 2014-15

6-8 Supply List

Supply list - 2014-2015
Dress Code for 2014-2015
HOB Logo Shirts – Students must wear the approved HOB logo school shirts only. These are available at Ramona’s Shirt Put-on (296-9962) or at the HOB front office (t-shirts available only). Shirt colors are white, dark green, khaki, light blue, black, purple, teal, pink, yellow, and red for middle school PE. The cost is $8.00 for short sleeve t-shirts, $9 for scoop neck, $10 for V-neck, and $10 for polo style and long sleeve.
• Shirts may not be purchased from any other location.
• Shirts may not be layered with any other shirts or tied up in the back.
• On cold days, a long sleeve shirt of one of the uniform colors (see above) without words or logos can be worn underneath an HOB shirt.
• Uniform shirts must be worn even underneath the uniform jacket.

Pants, capris, shorts, skirts, skorts, or bottoms of any kind -
• Leggings, jeggings, yoga pants, and stretchy, spandex-type material bottoms of any kind are not permitted for students in grades 4th – 8th.
• Students may not wear multiple layers of bottoms
• No holes, cut-offs, fringed or frayed, boxer shorts, pajama bottoms, open weave, see-through types of material
• Should be worn at the waist and may not be rolled down at the waist
• Shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses must not be shorter than the end of the thumb when the arms are straight down by the sides

Jackets – HOB logo hooded jackets are available at Ramona’s Shirt Put-on for $15.00 (without a zipper) or $20.00 (with a zipper). They are available in most of the uniform colors and are the only allowed jacket at HOB. Hoods should not be worn in the school building.
Shoes –Shoes must be worn at all times on campus. Tennis shoes or sneakers must be worn for Physical Education classes. For elementary students, tennis shoes or flat-bottomed shoes with back straps must be worn to school for safety on the playground and staircases. House or bedroom slippers or skate shoes are not an acceptable shoe for school.

Organization Shirts/Dress-down Days – Executive Board, Band, NJHS, AVID, Relay for Life and special clubs or groups with approval may wear different colors on specified days or events. On occasion the principal will allow a dress-down day when students may wear clothing other than the prescribed uniform. This will be on special occasions only. The students and/or parents will be notified.
Backpacks/bookbags/purses – students may bring backpacks/bookbags to school but must remove books and supplies in the morning before homeroom and store them in their locker or cubbie. Students may not use a backpack/bookbag during the day. After school students may place books and supplies in their backpacks/bookbags to carry home. 
• Students may carry purses, however, to be considered a purse, it must not contain books and should be small enough that an HOB planner CANNOT fit inside.

General Information
• Students are permitted to wear buttons, jewelry, and other accessories (jewelry with spikes or wallets with chains are not allowed). However, any clothing, button, jewelry, or other accessories that contain vulgar, lewd, obscene, or offensive messages or anything else that may lead to substantial interference with school activities, including accessories advocating the use of alcohol, drugs, or making reference to or identifying gangs, weapons, etc. are not allowed.
• Trench coats are not allowed. Rain gear or rain jackets must be removed upon entering the building.
• Hats and sunglasses shall not be worn in the building (sunglasses should also not be worn on the head).
• Hair curlers or other distracting hair accessories are not allowed.

Uniform Issues
In the event that a student’s uniform shirt is not available on a particular day, please let us know with a note. One will be loaned, if available, or a student can purchase one. We want to work with you and your child.
If a student/family is having financial difficulty with purchasing the above uniform clothing, please notify the office staff, and we will work with you to acquire the necessary items.

Note: Students who fail to comply with the Uniform/Dress Code Policy shall be advised of the policy and offered the use of a clean shirt or bottoms for the day. The school shall attempt to contact the student’s parents. Students who repeatedly fail to dress in accordance with the Uniform/Dress Code Policy may be subject to disciplinary actions as set forth in the HOB Student/Parent Guide. The Administration reserves the right to judge what is appropriate or not.

Our school/district has selected the Student Insurance PlanHealth Special Risk, Inc. (HSR) to make reliable coverage available to parents. If you don't have other insurance, this plan may be a resource to consider. Additionally, even if you have the other coverage, this plan can help fill expensive "gaps" caused by deductibles and co-pays. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by visiting      www.k12studentinsurance.com     .
The Pinnacle Internet Viewer (PIV) is now available for parents and students to check grades and attendance online. Unfortunately, with the new upgrade came some unexpected issues with the program. The district has added a link to Gradebook / Attendance Portal on the drop-down menu under Parents on the district website and all school sites.

There are some changes in access for the PIV. Parents will log in through the same website as teachers and administrators at https://gradebook.keysschools.com/pinnacle/gradebook. Logins will continue to be the student ID number as the username and the student 5-digit lunch number as the password. Parents will no longer need to select the school from a drop-down list as they have in the past.

If parents wish to receive email notifications, they will need to sign up through the PIV. Once they have logged onto the PIV, they should click on Email Subscriptions on the left side of the screen under Options. If they do not have an email address on file, the next screen will prompt them to enter on through a Click Here link. Once they have created an email account in the system, they can select reports and parameters for reports.

Thank you for your patience and supporting our school!

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