To answer some of your questions as quickly as possible, we’ve compiled a list of those most frequently asked by Hondo Valley parents. Be sure to read more throughout this website and in our student handbook so that you’re well-informed and prepared to support your child through a successful educational journey.
How do I enroll my child at Hondo Valley?
We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our Registration page for information about enrolling your child at one of our schools. You may also download and print a copy of the registration forms and bring the completed forms, together with the required documentation, to the main office of the school your child will attend.
Does Hondo offer breakfast and lunch?
We operate an excellent nutrition program at each campus. Our cafeterias serve breakfast and lunch every school day at no charge to our students. For more information, please see our Food Services page.
Do you provide transportation services?
We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as the safety of others. For information on bus policies, schedules, and routes, please visit our Transportation page.
What is PowerSchool, and how do I get a username and password to use it?
PowerSchool is just another way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. To receive your log-in information, please call our office.
What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?
If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to our student handbook.
Do you enforce a dress code at Hondo?
We expect our students to dress in an appropriate manner at all times. Student dress may not present a health or a safety hazard, violate municipal, county, or state law, or present a potential disruption of the educational process. Generally, we do not allow:
- Spandex, stretch cotton shorts, skirts, or dresses that measure more than three inches above the top of the kneecap when in a kneeling position.
- Torn, frayed, see through, or mesh clothing—even if worn over appropriate clothing.
- Spaghetti-straps or shirts and dresses with less than three inches of a sleeve.
- Clothing that exposes any part of the wearer’s midsection, even if covered with or by appropriate clothing.
- Clothing with any logo, writing, symbols, or numbers that reflect violence, malicious behavior, offensive language, sexual innuendo, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or anything otherwise considered disruptive or gang related.
- Excessively baggy or large coats and sagging pants (i.e. gang-related, trench, or “goth” styles). We define “excessively baggy” as pants being bunched at the waist under a belt, pants with a low-hanging crotch, pants that cover the feet of the wearer, or drag on the floor.
- Non-prescription dark glasses worn on the face or head, hats, caps, or other headgear unless designated for a specific purpose.
- Exposed body tattoos and piercings (we allow up to two earrings per ear).
- Students on school property or at any school activity to wear, possess, use, distribute, display, or sell any clothing, jewelry, bandana, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, or other item perceived as evidence of membership in or affiliation with a gang.
May my high schooler drive to and from school?
Yes, and student parking is available with a parking permit. However, students may not drive any time during school hours, including class breaks and lunch periods. Also, students may not sit in their vehicles during the lunch period.
How can I get more involved?
We strongly encourage your involvement. Please take the time to introduce yourself to your child’s teacher,and let him or her know that you’re interested in getting involved. Parents can also support their child’s education in some basic ways, including:
- Encouraging your child to get plenty of sleep
- Offering a healthy diet, including a good breakfast (or getting your child to school early enough to eat breakfast in our cafeteria)
- Helping your child get up in plenty of time for school
- Providing neat, clean, comfortable clothes