Return to Headlines

Principal's Message, October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019   


Dear Johnson Families,



Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 19th – 21st.  We will follow the shortened day schedule with a 1:55pm dismissal.

Beginning October 21st, you can utilize the parent Portal to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher at a time that works for you.

To do this, log into your Portal account and select the CONFERENCES tab at the top. Then, select the “Request a Conference’’ link.  Change the date on the window to the Week of 11/18/19 and see what time slots are available for your child’s teacher. Click the reserve button for the time you would like.  Once completed, you will see your reserved conference on the main page of the conferences tab. You can use this link to cancel or change the conference if you need to.

Please schedule your conference(s) by Wednesday, November 6th!

If you have not completed your Back to School Forms online, you will not be able to schedule a conference.



You will not be able to access your child’s information on the Parent Portal, if you have not completed the Annual Back to School forms. Remember that there are TWO tasks for back to school forms:  One task involves completing the FORMS (Annual Notice, Publicity/Internet Publication, Acceptable Use of Internet, Emergency and Illness Info). The second task involves going to the CONTACTS tab when you are finished with the forms and filling that out. 

Also, please remember that if your Portal login does not work, please try the 'Forgot My Password' link above BEFORE contacting support, as most issues will be resolved through that feature. 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 and include your name and phone number, as well as your child's name, school, grade, student ID number and the problem you are experiencing and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.



The week of October 21st we will be celebrating Red Ribbon/School Violence Awareness Week with school wide activities.  Please show your H.C. Johnson School spirit and join in! 

Please see the schedule below. 

Red Ribbon  / School Violence Awareness Week


The HCJ PTO Fall Clothing Drive is October 21st – 23rd.  

More Information


Monday, October 29th, will be our Fall Fun Event at Johnson.  There will be many great activities so we hope to see you there!  Please sign up by October 25th.   Please click on the link below for more details.

Fall Family Fun Night Flyer/Registration


Thursday, October 31st, will be our Halloween Parade starting promptly at 10:30AM. The parade will begin with students exiting the kindergarten wing doors and proceeding past the main entrance, around the building to the bus loop and along the sidewalk. Students will re-enter the building through the 1st/2nd  grade wing door. Cones will be set up to mark the parade route. Visitors are encouraged to stand on either side of the cones creating a walkway for the students. A few important tips:

  • If you are coming only to view the parade, you may park on the bus ramp after all buses have left for morning drop-off. After the parade, you must promptly
  • If you are staying for a celebration in a classroom after the parade, you may not park in the bus parking area. Please find a traditional parking spot.
  • Parking will be an issue so may I suggest you give yourself time in the event you have to park at Camp Joy and walk up the hill to Johnson School.


Fall Picture Retakes will take place on Tuesday, November 5th.  The flyers will go home with students the week before. 

Just a reminder, school is closed on November 7th and 8th.

American Education Week will be observed the week of November 19th.  This week coincides with parent conference week with shortened days.  Parents are welcome to visit their child’s classroom during this week.  A schedule will be forthcoming. 


Thank you,

Dr. M. Raymond