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UP Dads Club Valentine Father Daughter Breakfast

UP Dads Club Valentine Father Daughter Breakfast February 12th 7:00 a.m - 7:50 a.m.
UP Elementary Cafeteria.

All UP Dads and Daughters, please come enjoy breakfast tacos and doughnuts, valentine raffle prizes, a meet and greet with the captains of the HPHS Varsity Girls Soccer team, and more. No charge, no RSVP necessary.
Early Release Monday, Feb. 29th
Kindergarten and 1st grade dismiss at 12:45
2nd, 3rd & 4th dismiss at 1:00
Please pick up your children on time.

Lunch times move back exactly 30 minutes for everyone.
(ex: If your student normally has lunch at 12:00, they will have lunch at 11:30 on early release days.)

Aftercare goes on as normal for students already enrolled in the program.
UP All Night

UP All Night Mark your calendars for these IMPORTANT UP ALL NIGHT REGISTRATION DATES coming soon! ‪#‎upallnightcampout2016‬
* Thursday, February 4 – Priority registration opens. Registration packets hand delivered via mailboxes to 2015 Panther Club & UPPA members. Registration packets will also be distributed to the school in red folders at UP Elementary.
* Sunday, February 14 – Priority Registration ends.
* Tuesday, February 16 – Open registration begins at UP Elementary @ 7:30 am.
* UP ALL NIGHT - April 16-17!!!
Attendance Reporting
Starting with the 3rd 9 weeks, (Jan. 4th) you will notice a D when looking at your student's attendance in Skyward IF and ONLY IF your child had a doctor appointment (with documentation turned in) that caused the student to not be in class at exactly 10:00 when the school takes attendance. (As always, without documentation the child will be counted absent until/if documentation is received.)

This will only apply to students out of their "seat" during the 10:00 bell.
This is simply a way of notating that a doctor's note is on file for you and the absence is excused due to dr. note.
The state recognizes these as a doctor appointment with documentation and will show up in the absence section.
(Regular "real" absences are notated as an E in that section.)

The office will continue to accept and request that you bring in a doctor note for any doctor visit that takes place during the school day that caused your child to miss a portion of that day.
This will allow us to continue to remove tardies and absences for times other than the 10:00 attendance taking period.

Thank you for your help and if you have any questions at all, just ask!

If your child is absent for the entire day and does not attend school at all it is not necessary to bring a note from the doctor.
Absences should be reported by email to
This allows Priscilla to print the absence note and retain them for auditing purposes.
Of course if it is more convenient for you to call: 214-780-3405.
It is fine to leave a message, and we will make notations of phone calls.
From the Desk of Dr. Carter 12-11-2015
Update your cell numbers to receive emergency texts from HPISD
Kindergarten TAG Message is now ready for student use
The district updated student usernames to (ex: as the login for This update has caused your home login card to be wrong, but the password on the card is correct. Please make note of the change.
UP Library Birthday Books
Congratulations to UP's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year--Kendra Davison!
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