Back to School
Health and Safety
With the new developments announced in our area, we wanted to share the Back to School Health and Safety Plan, based on current recommendations due to the COVID-19 surge. Please review the details as your family prepares to return on campus.
The school task force, in collaboration with the medical advisory board and local health officials, will re-evaluate this Addendum in approximately four weeks to adapt restrictions as needed. However, these policies and procedures are subject to change at any time as the situation evolves. Rest assured that we will notify you of any changes that occur.
During the Zoom Parent Orientation, each division will explain the details and logistics of the Back to School Plan for parents to understand the dynamic for every grade level.
We hoped to start a new school year without restrictions and with the ability to resume "back to normal" activities, but given the circumstances, additional precautions are necessary to protect our beloved community from the risk of spread and to provide on-campus instruction for students. Your safety will always be our top priority!
CLICK HERE to view the Back to School Plan for 2021, Health and Safety Addendum.
Virtual Parent Orientation
To prepare families for the start of school, we offered a virtual and in-person orientation, each with a different focus. During the virtual meeting, parents had the opportunity to hear details of the learning programs, classroom dynamics, safety policies and procedures, and expectations for the start of the new school year. This event is designed to assist parents in preparing their children for the first day of school.
The Handbook for 2021-2022 is now available. Please review all the sections and resources for all parent and student resources.
CLICK HERE to download the manual.
All parents must submit the Handbook Acknowledgment Form the first week of school!
Handbook Acknowledgement Form
Review the guidelines for the Middle School Athletics program and sports for each season. Complete the acknowledgment form located on the last page of the handbook and return to the Athletics Department.
CLICK HERE to download the Athletic Handbook.
View a draft of the school year calendar to plan ahead for student holidays and other important dates. Keep in mind this is a working document and is subject to change. We will notify you of changes and also post any updates as they become available.
Students will use carpool for arrival and dismissal. A zone and carpool route has been assigned for each division. Review the map to get acquainted with each zone and the process for drop-off and pick-up.
View the Carpool Guidelines for instructions and map with details per division.
Student health records must be in the school clinic by the first day of school. Review the forms listed and submit all paperwork to the nurses electronically or at In-person Orientation.
The following forms apply to students in every division, from infants to 8th grade. Your child will not be admitted to school until the Health Form and the Immunization Records are filed in the nurse's office.
Health Form and Immunization Records
Parents and a physician must sign the Health Form before the start of each school year. Bring this health form to the physician's office during the examination to complete all fields. Also request a copy of the Immunization Records signed by the physician and attach to the Health Form.
CLICK HERE to download the Health Form.
Middle School Athletics Participation Form
Middle School students that try out and participate in a school athletic team must provide a Sports Physical Evaluation and Authorization Form. Complete and email the form to the Athletics Department, along with a copy of the Health Form signed by a physician. Parents must submit these forms by the first day of school for students to be eligible for sports.
CLICK HERE to download the Athletics Form.
Access all the school information and stay connected in one spot! Download the HSES app by scanning the QR code, searching the app store for android or apple, or click this link.
Once downloaded, follow the instructions to set up and select the “Schoolwide” option. Also, enable notifications to receive alerts and important information.
View this quick tutorial for more details to access school resources and the latest updates.
Forms and Resources
HSES requires a daily uniform for students in the Two's classes through 8th grade. Parents can purchase new uniforms through DENNIS Uniform or used uniforms through the PTO. The guides also listed below detail the required and optional dress codes per grade level and gender.
SHOP ONLINE with DENNIS Uniform (school code VHY). *DENNIS is currently experiencing delays in shipments and a shortage in inventory. We will provide leniency with uniforms for the first few weeks of school until we confirm that the issue is resolved.
The Youth Sports Program provides our younger athletes, ages 4 years old through 4th grade, an introduction to team sports and the foundational skills involved in each.
All area children are invited to join the team. You are not required to be an HSES student to participate in Youth Sports at Holy Spirit Episcopal School!
Youth Sports teams participate in balanced, but competitive league play for basketball, baseball, softball, and t-ball. The HSES Youth Sports Program is designed to help students develop athletic skills, sportsmanship, and leadership qualities while fostering enjoyment and continued involvement in athletics as a life-long pursuit.
Parent involvement is important to the success of the Youth Sports Program. Teams are coached by parent volunteers in partnership with team parents, who offer additional support. HSES Youth Sports Program is a member of the West Houston Christian Sports Association.
CLICK HERE for the 2021-2022 Registration form.
CLICK HERE to contact the Youth Sports team for additional information.
Gymnastics and Dance
Registration for the two fun enrichment classes is available for students 2 to 5 years. The sessions will take place on campus on different days based on the age group.
CLICK HERE to view the program details, including cost and logistics.
Register for the Cheer team, a fun afterschool activity to build friendships and skills! Mini Saints is open for Primary 3 through 1st grade boys and girls. Saints Cheer is open for 2nd through 8th grade boys and girls.
CLICK HERE for registration details.
*Sign-ups for each activity will be posted as they become available.
Simply Fresh Kitchen
Students in all divisions may bring a lunch or purchase a boxed lunch from The Simply Fresh Kitchen (SFK) each day. Parents must set up an account to order pre-paid lunches. Payments can be made online to The Simply Fresh Kitchen.
CLICK HERE for lunch provider registration and instructions.
Kidventure leads the afterschool care that offers a structured program at a lower cost with age-appropriate activities to support student development.
CLICK HERE for registration and additional information.
Cub Scouts in Pack 1040 are recruiting! Any rising K-5th grade students interested in CubScouts can visit their booth during In-Person Orientation or contact Jim Hudson at (713) 824-1116 for more information.
Calendar of Events
Follow the School Calendar to view the most up-to-date events and schedule.