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Summer Principal's Message

Summer 2017


Dear Holman Families,


I hope the summer finds you rested, relaxed, and enjoying all of the wonderful things that summer brings.  As you continue to enjoy the warmer days in August....I would like to welcome all of you to the new 2017-2018 school year at the Lucy N. Holman Elementary School.  The First Day of School for all students will be Wednesday, September 6th


Media Center Mondays

Can’t get to the Jackson library?  Want to spend some time and select a book from the Holman library over the summer?  Now you can.  The Holman library will be open during the summer from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the following Mondays:  July 10, July 24, August 7, and August 14.



High School and Middle School Schedules will be available on the Parent Portal after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Elementary Teacher Assignments will be available on the Parent Portal after 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28.

Bus Passes for all students will be available on the Parent Portal after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

See the Portal Information Page for instructions on how to view and print your schedule and bus pass.


If you cannot print your bus pass at home, you can come into the administration building at 151 Don Connor Blvd. on the dates below and we can print one for you. 

  • Please do NOT go to your child’s school to request your pass.
  • Please be sure to bring photo ID with you.


  • Thursday, Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NOTE: If your Portal login does not work, please try the "Forgot My Password' link on the Portal Login page BEFORE contacting support. Please note that the "Forgot Password'' link will work only with parents who have an e-mail as their login ID.

  • For questions or problems with your login IDs or password (or if you do not have them), please send an e-mail to
  • Please include your name and phone number, as well as your child's name, school, grade, student ID number and the problem you are experiencing. 


Kindergarten Students:  Parents of incoming Kindergarten students will be receiving a letter with various school information and a color-coded tag with the teacher assignment.  This color-coded tag will help our staff to assist with the arrival and dismissal of our precious newcomers. 

Parents of incoming Kindergarten students are invited to come to Holman’s Kindergarten Orientation.  Parents will learn about the Kindergarten day, our wonderful school, and the curriculum.  Students will meet their teacher, participate in a brief activity and tour the school and a bus.  The program will last approximately one (1) hour.  We look forward to seeing all new Kindergarten students and their parents on Thursday, August 31 at 10:00am in the APR. Parents and students may enter through the main front entrance of the Holman School.


Childcare Program:  If your child(ren) are attending the Jackson Child Care Program, please send in clear instructions on dismissal directions the first three (3) days of school for your child’s teacher to avoid potential confusion.


Food Services:  Information regarding school lunch and food services can be found on the JSD webpage.  Students in Grades K-5 are reminded to practice their Student ID# for lunch/snack purchases.  More information will be in the Holman Student Handbook and on the district and school web page.


Back to School Night:
Grades 3-5:  Monday - September 25th at 7:00 PM in the APR
Grades K-2:  Wednesday - September 27th at 7:00 PM in the APR

Special Person Day:
Thursday – October 5th

  • Session 1 – Grades K, 1, and 2 – 9:45am
  • Session 2 – Grades 3, 4, and 5 – 1:45pm


Parent Organization (Holman’s Organization of Parent and Educators)

Please mark your calendars for our first HOPE meeting which will be held at 7:00PM in the IMC on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Schools closed:  As a reminder, school WILL NOT be in session on the following dates: 

Thursday, September 21st & Friday, September 22nd


Additional Date(s) to Remember in September:  Tuesday, September 19:  Board of Education Meeting:  6:30 pm (Administration Building)


Regular School Hours:  Please note that school hours for Grades K-5 are as follows:  8:45 am – 2:55 pm



To ensure the safety of all of our learners – it is imperative that the following procedures are understood and adhered to each day.  Please call the main office directly if you need further clarification as to these procedures.  Thank you for keeping all of our learners safe!

  • Please DO NOT DOUBLE PARK in front of our building by blocking the fire lane. Ample parking spaces, visitor slots, and handicapped parking are available directly in front of our building. 
  • For school and traffic safety:   Automobile traffic is PROHIBITED in the bus parking/standing area in the FRONT and on the SIDES of our school daily between 8:15 and 9:00am; and between 2:30 and 3:15pm.
  • If your child is late (after 8:45AM) please note that the carline entrance is CLOSED and LOCKED at 8:45AM, the start of homeroom. Students are NOT PERMITTED to walk from the parking lot into the school at this time UNLESS accompanied by an adult.  Please PARK in the SOUTH LOT  (the lot on the right hand side of the school by the fields) and then physically accompany your child into the building to sign them in.  Parking in front of the school is prohibited from 8:15am – 9:00 am.  Thank you for working with us to ensure the safety of all of our learners.
  • If you are picking up your child/children from school after 2:30PM - You must park in the SOUTH LOT (the area on the right hand side of the school by the fields) as busses begin to enter and arrive in the front of the building at this time for dismissal, therefore, car traffic is prohibited.



******The Carline will not be in effect until Monday, September 18th******


Carline procedures from 9/18/2017 until the end of the year are as follows:


A.M. Carline Procedures:

  • Student drop off is between 8:35 A.M. and 8:45 A.M. at the SOUTH entrance (the entrance on the right hand side of the building by the loading dock)
  • Please follow the “traffic flow” as designated by the cones
  • Students must exit the car/vehicle from the PASSENGER/CURBSIDE ONLY
  • Be aware of traffic pattern; please do not move ahead or cut across the line
  • South entrance doors (the doors by the loading dock) close and are locked promptly at 8:45 A.M.; therefore, there is no access into the building from here after 8:45 A.M. If you arrive late to the carline (after 8:45am), please park in the south parking lot (the lot on the right hand side of the building by the fields.) Late students must be escorted by an adult and signed in via the front entrance.


P.M. Carline Procedures:

  • If you are interested in picking your child up from the P.M. CARLINE (only), please remember to complete the “Carline Dismissal Form”. If you choose the PM Carline option, students must be picked up on the carline for the entire school year.
  • P.M. Carline Students are dismissed between 2:55 P.M. and 3:10 P.M.
  • Parents/Guardians do not need to leave their cars for carline  pickup
  • Duty teachers will monitor and escort students TO CARS as they pull up, one at a time.
  • Please be ready for your child(ren) to enter via the PASSENGER side only; it is not safe for them to walk around the car to enter
  • Be mindful of traffic patterns and traffic flow; do not pull out of the line or cut the line; this will ensure the safety for all of our learners.



Students walking to school will enter the school in the morning and exit at dismissal using the rear gymnasium doors in the back of the building.  Duty Teachers will be posted to assist and monitor students at 8:35AM and 2:55PM.   Walkers will be dismissed from the rear gymnasium doors at the end of the day.



  • Parents/Guardians MUST use the " GREEN Change in Dismissal Form" – Which are distributed the first day of school and have detailed instructions on the back of the form. NOTE:  Additional forms are available in Holman's E-Backpack.  REMINDER:  STUDENTS "WILL NOT" be dismissed to any adult that is NOT listed on their EMERGENCY FORM.  


I can’t wait to see all of you on September 6th and look forward to an outstanding school year.




Rich Karas

Principal, Holman Elementary