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What's Life Like at HPCS? 

How do I drop my children off in the morning? What do I send with my children to school? What's different at HPCS from a public school? Who do I inform if my children will be gone? How do I update family information? Can I bring birthday treats in for my child?

 

There is a lot you need to know about school!  Whether you are new to the HPCS community or have been here for years, this page contains information for all of our families. If you have additional questions or concerns that are not addressed here, please contact our school office.

Parent's Night Info

 
At the beginning of each school year we host an informational meeting about our campuses called Parent's Night.  If you aren't able to make it, or would like to refer back to our gathering, we will provide a link to the presented powerpoint slideshow. Please contact your child's teacher for additional information on what was covered in the class specific portion of the evening.

Family Portal


Family Portal is your hub for all things High Point Christian School.  On Family Portal you will update all student and family information, view students' grades, find helpful documents, and much more!

Check out this video you can watch* that will walk you through everything you need to know about using Family Portal!
*Password: Portal

You can also take a look at this cheat sheet on how to utilize Family Portal specifically to HPCS.

Did you know there's a FACTS Family App? The app is a great way to have quick access to important information that you would normally find in the FACTS Family Portal-right at your fingertips! Download it today through your app store.

District Codes:

Madison Campus: HP-WI
Mount Horeb Campus: MH-WI

Click the gray “Family Portal” tab at the very top of this page to be directed to the Family Portal login!

Carpool


General Carpool Protocols

  • School begins at 8:00 AM; doors open at 7:50 AM. No early drop-offs.
  • School ends and students are released at 3:23 PM.
  • Have your yellow name card visible for pick up.
  • Stay in pre-determined lane of traffic for safety of students and staff.
  • Do not access the carpool line by cutting in.
  • GO SLOW - no need to speed.
  • No pets at carpool, please!
  • Please refrain from having private conversations with any staff at this time.

3K, 4K, and Kindergarten: Drop off at the main school entrance

1st-4th Grade: Drop off at Door #3 (near first grade and preschool classrooms)

5th-8th Grade: Drop off at Door #11 (Micah E doors)

  • Enter the right side entrance off of Old Sauk Rd to drive around the back of the building for 1st-8th grade drop offs.
  • To keep traffic flowing, do not get out of your car. If you need to get out of your car to help your child, please park in one of the parking lots nearest the entrance you are dropping your child(ren) off at.
  • If you have children in multiple grades, you can drop them off at the same entrance.
  • Preschool parents can walk their child(ren) in every day.
  • As always, please follow traffic and drive slow. This helps keep everyone safe!

 

3K and 4K: Pick up at Door #3 (back of building, near first grade and preschool classrooms).

K-4th Grade: Pick up in the west parking lot.

5th-8th Grade: Pick up at the main church entrance.

  • Enter the right side entrance off of Old Sauk Rd and drive around the back of the building.
    • Middle school only families can park in the main church parking lot and students will walk over to their cars.
  • Have your yellow name card visible upon arrival.
  • 3K-2nd grade teachers will bring students to their cars.
    • K-4th grade: If you need to help your child buckle, do not get out of your car while in line. Instead, please pull to the main front lot to help your child(ren) buckle.
  • You can park and pick your student(s) up from school. Please park in the main front lot and walk over to get your child. Make contact with your student(s) teacher(s) at the time of pick up, so they know you have them!
  • Stay in pre-determined lane of traffic for safety of students and staff.
  • Do not access the carpool line by cutting in.
  • GO SLOW - no need to speed.
  • No pets at carpool, please!
  • Please refrain from having private conversations with any staff at this time.

 

Text alerts will be sent to all parents/guardians if we will be conducting rainy day pick up. In the event there is a rainy day pick up, please follow these pick up directions:

  • Carpool traffic is the same as normal afternoon pick up. Enter the right side entrance off of Old Sauk Rd and drive around the back of the building. Middle school only families can park as normal in the main parking lot.
  • All 3K-4th grade students will exit through door #3 (back of the building, near the first grade and preschool classrooms).
    • When picking up at this spot, do not stop at the doors. Please pull all the way ahead to where a staff member directs you.
  • All 5th-8th grade students will be exit through the main church entrance.
  • If you have students at both pick up locations, please follow the flow of traffic around the building to pick up your 3K-4th grader first, then your 5th-8th grader second.
  • HAVE YOUR YELLOW NAME CARD VISABLE UPON ARRIVIAL.
  • To keep traffic flowing, do not get out of your car. If you need to buckle your child in, please pull into the west parking lot to do so.
  • As always, please follow traffic and drive slow. This helps keep everyone safe!

What's Cooking?

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General School Questions

Hot lunch is provided by HPCS through a third party caterer. Families who would like hot lunch served to their student(s) will need to purchase lunches. Our lunchroom coordinator will send out the ordering menu for each ordering cycle, and payments are made at the time of purchase.  If you opt to not purchase lunch through our lunch program then students are required to bring their own lunch each day.
 

Please keep these in mind when packing your student's lunches or snacks:

  • Sharing of food is not allowed.
  • Microwaves are not available for student lunches at either campus.
  • Students are required to bring their own snacks to school.
 
If your child falls ill, and is unable to attend school that day, you should contact the school office by either phone or email.  Our office opens at 7:30 AM, but you can always call prior and leave a voicemail message.  When calling/emailing, please include: Your name, the date of absence, the child’s name, which campus they attend, and the absence reason.
 
At this time, the office will be asking follow-up questions about any illness reported as part of our COVID-19 procedures.
 
If for any reason your child will be missing multiple, consecutive days of school, and you know this in advance, you are required to fill out the Advance Request for Excused Absence Form.  One form can be used for multiple children. 
 
Please note: The absence(s) must be approved at least one week prior to the absence(s) start date.
 
If your child will either be coming in late or leaving early, you should contact the school office by either phone or email.  When calling/emailing, please include: Your name, the date of absence, the time(s) they will be arriving, leaving and/or returning, the child’s name, which campus they attend, and the absence reason.
 
As stated above, if your child will be returning to school please include the returning time of your child during your initial communication.  If this returning time changes, or your child will no longer be returning to school, please contact the school office as soon as possible.
 
Please share your child’s absence information no later than 8:00 AM on the day of the absence, unless it is an advance absence (see 2nd question).
 
If at any time, for any reason, your child will be late to school.  Please contact the school office as soon as possible.
 
If you are delayed in picking up your student, please call the school office ASAP (608-836-7170) to inform our receptionist at the school office that you're running late. After 3:45 PM, you may be charged for late pick up of your student(s).
 
YES.  If at any time your child’s medical conditions change, please let the school know by contacting the school office.  By letting us know of any medical conditions or allergies our staff will be able to help keep your child safe and healthy!
 
YES.  Whenever your child is prescribed a medicine (Rx) that needs to be taken during the school day, you must let the school know by contacting the school office.
 
If for any reason and at any time your child needs an over the counter (OTC) medicine you should contact the school office, and fill out the appropriate paperwork.  Your child cannot self administer any OTC medications themselves or to siblings.
 
Some examples of OTC medications are (but not limited to): Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Advil, cough syrup, cough drops, creams and ointments, essential oils, medicated lotions, allergy medicines, nasal sprays, Pepto-Bismol, Lactaid, digestive medications.
 
If for the reasons listed above, you would like your child to self-carry certain medications that pertain to asthma, diabetes or severe allergic reactions, you can fill out the self administer section on the Medical Permissions form.  Please note that this requires a health professional’s signature.
 
To obtain any of your child's records, a written request must be made to our school office.  Once the request has been made, a member of our office team will connect with you about next steps.

We use the following platforms to communicate with our HPCS families:

  • Email*
  • High Point Highlights*
  • Telephone*
  • Family Portal Announcements
  • Facebook
  • Text Alerts

*Our primary modes of communication is through email, telephone, and High Point Highlights.  This is where you will get the most frequent and up to date information.  Emails will come from our office, teachers, or other staff members.

 

Please make sure all of your contact information is up to date in Family Portal.  Please see the "Family Portal" section above for more information on how to update your Family Portal.  Also, if you are not receiving the High Point Highlights (weekly communication, sent on Fridays) please email the office, and we will add you to our mailing list.

Office Information

Phone: (608) 836-7170
Fax: (608) 824-9135
Email: office@hpcsmadison.org
Office Hours*: Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

*Our office may be closed over breaks and holidays. These hours do not reflect summer hours.

School Calendar

November 2022
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Veteran's Day Chapel
November 8, 2022 | 8:20 AM - 9:00 PM
Book Fair
November 14, 2022
Book Fair
November 15, 2022
Book Fair
November 16, 2022
Book Fair
November 17, 2022
OCC Shoebox Collection Chapel
November 18, 2022 | 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

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