Principal's Message

Welcome to Hale Charter Academy and the 2014-2015 school year. As Principal, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school. We are proud of our students, teachers, educational programs, and facilities. We have a very supportive school community, an outstanding staff, and great students. Our teachers and staff, along with students and parents, have a common goal of providing what is best for our students. I'm proud to be part of such a positive organization.

We have consistently posted some of the highest test scores the District. Our aim is to achieve the highest student achievement within the atmosphere of a safe, healthy and inviting learning environment. We do this by addressing the intellectual, social, physical and emotional needs of a child in a rigorous, challenging academic program. By taking full advantage of the middle school years, all students will have the chance to grow academically, physically and emotionally. Our goal is to prepare our students for the educational, social and technological changes present in our society. At the same time, we strive to develop new insights and new perceptions for our students that will enable them to meet the challenges of the present century.

Middle school is a time of change. Regular attendance is an important component of school success. At Hale Charter Academy the students are a very important part of our school's tradition. The staff wants all students to continue this tradition of excellence by being totally involved, participating in clubs and activities, and by following basic guiding principles of honesty, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. Our website is a work in progress. We believe that it will be one of many strong communication links between our school and the community. As always, we appreciate and encourage any suggestions for improvement.

If you have any questions about our school please do not hesitate to contact me.

Respectfully,
Neal Siegel, Principal


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Special Education Teaching Positions
Applications are now being accepted for a full-time Resource teacher and Special Day teaching position. See attached flyer. Deadline to apply is Sept. 12th. Interviews will take place Sept. 15th.
Restaurant Nite (September 23rd)
Sharkey's! Must present attached flyer for us to receive 20%.
Office Hours
Hale's office hours are from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. All students should be picked up from school soon after school is out. If students need to stay later then they must either be signed up with the Boys and Girls Club on campus or wait out in the PE area with the YS Program. These are the only areas where there will be adult supervision. Students are not permitted to hang out in front of school 30 minutes after school. We want to ensure everyone's safety.
Update on Dress Code Policy
There has been ongoing dress code violations by students on campus. The biggest violation includes girls wearing bare-midriffs, tank tops and SHORT shorts! We are also finding boys wearing tank tops and saggying their jeans. If a student is in violation of the dress code, he or she will be asked to put on their PE clothes for the day or have a parent bring change of clothes. Dress code violations will be recorded in the computer in the student's file. Repeat violators will be subject to consequences which could lead to lunch detention or suspension. We would appreciate everyone's cooperation as we enforce the dress code policy.
Update on Attendance Office Policies
If you need to pick up your child before the school day ends, please be prepared to show a picture ID when asked by Hale staff. This is to ensure student's safety. Also, drop offs of personal student items (i.e., PE clothes, homework, lunch, etc.) will no longer be delivered to the student. Please be sure your child has everything he/she needs for the day. If your child is absent from school, please be sure he/she returns to school with a note for the absence. Your cooperation is appreciated!
Lost & Found
Found items are displayed on a table in the covered eating area. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity organizations Every Friday.
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