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Upcoming Events
- WEB leader training
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- WEB leader training
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- WEB leaders report
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
School Announcements
Orientation (meet the teacher) is August, 21st, 1:00-2:30
Students k-5 can meet teachers at that time.
Middle school student’s, homerooms will be posted in the main hallway leading to the tower building. 
Tenmarks Free Summer Math Program
Tenmarks Free Summer Math Program.  Click on the family letter and the flier for important information regarding academic loss during the summer.  This free program is highly recommended for your child.

/Family-Letter.pdf             /FamilyFlyer.pdf
Middle School Summer Reading List
Please click the link below to retrieve the 2015 Middle School Summer Reading List
HOB Elementary School Hours 8:00-3:00
HOB Middle School Hours-First Bell 8:40-3:45
School Choice
If you would like your child to attend HOB for the 2015-2016 school year and are out of district please fill this form out and return to the front office.  /Schoolchoiceform

Supply List
Please RIGHT click on the link below for the 2015-2016 supply lists.

Supply lists K-5 - 2015-16

HeadStart Open Enrollment
HeadStart Open Enrollment begins April 1st.  Please clink the click below for more information.
/HeadStart Information Flier.docx
Dress Code for 2015-2016
 HOB Logo ShirtsStudents 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 3rd – 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
  • No large words are permitted.

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.  The classrooms can be cold even in the fall and spring months, so please purchase your jacket early in the year.  No other jacket may be worn.
Shoes –Shoes must be worn at all times on campus.   Tennis shoes or sneakers must be worn for Physical Education classes.  For all 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, slip-on sports sandals, or skate shoes are not an acceptable shoe for school.
 Organization Shirts/Dress-down DaysExecutive 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 item
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.
WEB Application
Attached is the application 7th graders are to fill out and return to Mrs. Smith to be part of WEB during their 8th grade year.
3rd Grade FSA Parent Letter
Below is the parent information letter that was sent home with the 3rd graders.
3rd grade FSA Letter
4th Grade FSA Parent Letter
Below is the parent information letter that was sent home with the 4th graders.
4th Grade FSA Parent Letter
5th-7th Grade FSA Parent Letter
Below is the parent information letter that was sent home with the 5th-7th graders.
5th-7th Grade FSA Parent Letter 
8th Grade FSA Parent Letter
Below is the parent information letter that was sent home with the 8th graders.
8th Grade FSA Parent Letter
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.


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. 
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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