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God of wisdom,
Walk by my side today, and all the days to come. Amen.

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that another year has come to an end. I remember our first day of school with all the uncertainty of returning during a global pandemic. I am very proud of how every student, parent and staff member worked together to keep our community safe, allowing us to remain open to the greatest extent possible.
HSES is known for "community," and although our physical interactions were limited, our spirit of caring and cooperation carried us through this unusual time. It now seems there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As we begin to revise our policies, we know that the summer will likely bring new information to shape our protocols. Yesterday we met with a group of parents and brainstormed ideas for reuniting our community. We miss our gatherings and can’t wait to be together to celebrate, socialize and collaborate this fall.

As we make revisions to our safety guidelines, here is a sneak peek of our intentions for the upcoming year.

  • We are excited to return to group chapel services, traveling to the enrichment rooms, and eating lunch together again in LS and MS. We will combine groups within divisions for more peer interaction and reinstate our beloved buddy programs. We will also reignite our Ecolink program with the first trip scheduled for August 30 to WildernessTrek in New Mexico.
  • Masks will not be required outdoors or during carpool, and we will no longer conduct morning health screenings. We ask that families continue to monitor the health of their children, especially for symptoms associated with COVID-19, and share questions and concerns with our nursing staff.
  • Visitors will be allowed on campus. When groups of vaccinated adults are together, masks will no longer be required. With our small class sizes, we believe that within the classroom cohort, masks are no longer necessary and will remain optional.
  • Camp Little Saints and other summer activities on campus will continue to follow current protocols, including teachers wearing masks throughout the summer. This gives us time to gather information and make informed decisions for the fall. 
We are still monitoring the advice of health authorities and transmission rates in our area to determine safety measures. We will communicate updates throughout the summer and share details as they become available.
Thank you again for entrusting your child to our care this year. We wish all of our families a happy, healthy and safe summer. We look forward to seeing you all again in the fall!
Michelle Symonds, Head of School
 

Account Maintenance

The technology team will temporarily disable Gmail and Classroom for maintenance this summer. Students in K-8 will have access to their Google Account and Drive, but email and classes will no longer be accessible. The accounts will be reactivated when students return from the break.
The maintenance will include grade-level updates but will not affect account information, stored files or any resources connected to the student account. Resources such as DreamBox will also be available during the summer and students can continue to log in with their existing credentials.
Technology Questions
 

Graduation and MS Awards

Thank you for your patience as we experienced technical difficulties during the premiere of the Eighth Grade Commencement and Middle School Awards Ceremony last night. View the replay and other events on our YouTube Channel.
YouTube Channel
 

Thespian Society

Please join Mrs. Barr in welcoming the new members of Thespian Troupe 89570. 
*Catalina Diaz
*Mason Harrison 
*Sarah Hwang
*Pilar Pena
*Lilian St. Clair-Foster
*David Dowell
*Alexander Hansen
Congratulations!
 

Medical Records

If you did not pick up medications, contact the school nurses for arrangements. Also, remember to schedule doctor appointments to update your student medical records. As part of the annual health requirements for infants to 8th grade, we must receive a completed Health Form and a copy of Current Immunization Records by August 1.
Submit all medical records and health forms electronically or by mail with attention to the nurses. The clinic will be closed during the summer to organize files but will be checking correspondence in preparation for the next school year.
Download Health Form
 

Summer Reading

Every student received a copy of their summer reading expectations and assignments. Make sure children enjoy their break with a good book!

Reading Lists

Early Childhood CLICK HERE
PS-LS-MS CLICK HERE
Incoming 9th CLICK HERE
 

Youth Sports for 21-22

Registration for the new school year is open to incoming Primary 4 through 4th grade students. 

Deadlines

Soccer - June 30
Basketball - June 30
Teeball/Softball/Baseball - Sept. 30
Registration Form
 

School Supplies Sale

HSES has partnered with EPI for parents to purchase discounted school supplies for the 21-22 school year. Simply order online, select a grade and the pre-populated list is ready for check out. The pre-packaged supplies will be delivered directly to the classroom by the first day of school. The sale ends June 1.
Order Now
 

Summer Programs

Creative Writing Camp

HSES is partnering with Rice University School Literacy and Culture and Writers in the Schools to offer a Creative Writing Camp for aspiring writers to have fun, to discover their literary power, to create, to innovate, and to connect with others this summer. Register now, spaces are limited! Make sure to select the HSES campus under the locations tab.
Who: Grades K-5
When: July 26-30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: HSES Campus
Why: See more information
Register for CWC
 

Math+ for MS Students

This summer program includes six courses for 6th-8th grade students hosted at Strake Jesuit. Each Math+ course focuses on one major idea based on key concepts included in Stanford University’s introductory math sequence. In-person and virtual sessions are available. View brochure for details.
 
Sign Up for Math+
 

Kidventure Camp

Registration is now open for Camp Holy Spirit with Kidventure!
Discoverers - ages 3 to 5 and potty-trained.
Explorers - entering 1st through 5th grade. 

Weekly camps are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the option for extended care until 6 p.m.

Activities include athletics, rock climbing, art, science, archery tag, art, science, team-building, and much more!

Register for Kidventure
 

Basketball and Volleyball

Register for basketball and volleyball summer camps hosted by the Athletics coaches. Boys and girls entering 3rd-8th grade of all levels are invited to join the weekly camps to master their skills. Return completed form to Coach Mitriel.

Registration Form
 

Cheer and Dance

Coach Sheila is offering two Cheer and Dance Camps in the summer. The registration is open to incoming Kinder through 8th grade boys and girls. Sessions will take place in Palmer Hall from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  1. Monday, June 21 to Thursday, June 24
  2. Monday, July 26 to Thursday, July 29
Sign-Up Form
 

Vacation Bible Study

Chaplain Suzy is hosting Vacation Bible Study Monday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. VBS is available for children entering Primary 4 to 5th grade. Students will follow safety protocols and will meet in larger spaces such as Palmer Hall, Children's Chapel, Library and Gym.
Register for VBS
 

Virtual Writing Program

Students in 4th-8th grade are invited to participate in a Creative Writing Summer Camp hosted by Written Out Loud. The virtual sessions are designed to develop children's emotional skills, creativity and sense of accomplishment in a fun and collaborative environment.
More Information
 

St. John XXIII

SJ23 is offering summer camps for Middle School and High School ages with a wide range of activities. View the variety of programs and dates available throughout the summer.
Registration Details
 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 26

* Last day of school

Thursday, May 27

* EC Closed
* Teacher In-Service

Friday, May 28

* EC Closed
* Teacher In-Service
* Report Cards released

Monday, May 31

* School Closed

Tuesday, June 1

* Camp Little Saints starts
View Calendar
 

Used Uniform

Complete the order form to purchase used uniforms for the PTO to prepare and keep track of orders. This method also helps to keep a record of inventory and purchases. 
Request Form
 

Parent App

The school app contains important materials and resources for parents and students of all divisions. Stay connected through your mobile device and access all information in one spot! 
Download Now
 

HSES Mission

Holy Spirit Episcopal School offers an exemplary education for infants through grade eight that develops the whole child while achieving academic excellence in a dynamic, Christian-based environment.
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