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March 20, 2024


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Fox Facts is a weekly newsletter published by Huntington Middle School. It includes important information related to school activities, programs, and events. It also includes a section for the Huntington Middle School PTA and a space to publicize community events and organizations.

Important Dates and Events

March 20: Good Citizenship Breakfast - Integrity

March 20: Noontime Fun

March 22 - 24: HMS Spring Musical, Aladdin Jr.

March 26: HMS PTA Association Meeting 8:45 AM

March 26: Band Concert 7:00 PM

March 27: Founder's Day

March 28: Fox Fuel w Ms. Hazlett 9:00 AM

March 28: Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM

March 29: Forum Festival (Choir, Band, and Orchestra)

April 1: Summative ELPAC - 6th

April 2: Summative ELPAC - 7th

April 3: Summative ELPAC - 8th

April 5: Minimum Day

April 8-12: Spring Break

April 15: Profession Development (No School)

April 17: Halo Awards 7:00 AM

April 17: Good Citizenship Breakfast - Courage

April 18: Fox Fuel w Ms. Hazlett 9:00 AM

Please check our School Calendar for more information related to student events and activities.

Athletic Updates go to hehms.us and click on the Athletics tab.

Our Athletic Director is Ms. Kido (kkido@smusd.us)

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Thank you to the amazing patrons and supporters of our upcoming musical, Aladdin Jr. You can still buy tickets at the door for our shows on the following dates and times:

Friday, March 22 - 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 23 - 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 24 - 3:00 PM

Huge thanks to our Fox Games event chairs, Ryan Zanotti & Sarah Rome, for an incredibly fun event for our HMS Foxes!

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make this event possible:

Shawn Batten, Kelley Carpiac, Wendy Cheng, Lesley Cheung, Carolyn Chow, Jef Chung, Nina Darling, Cheryl Freiburg, Yuka Hsieh, Belinda Hwang, Jennifer Kang, Leila Khorasani, Rosemary Lay, Josephine Le, Tom Le, Allis Lee, Kim Misek, Caryl Monahan, Cathy Newton, Juliana Ng, Tracy Perez, Andrea Pott, Stephanie Raleigh, Parul Rastogi, Blair Scalise, Hwannie Shen, Jerry Shen, Alice Tong, Carmen Vishwanath, Lisa Vuong, Mark Zanotti, Ed Zee, and Hsuan Zee

Thank you to all the HMS Staff who supported the event!

Ms. Mary Hazlett, Ms. Michelle Cota, Courtney Robinson, Elizabeth Plascencia, Cesar Guzman, Charlie Sweeney, Gerardo Meza, John Martinez, Ashlin Anand, and John Tran

PTA Association Meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 8:45 am

HMS Cafeteria and Zoom

Please join us in-person at the HMS Cafeteria or on Zoom for our March PTA Association meeting. At the meeting, we will elect the PTA officers for the 2024-2025 term! We will also present the mid-year financial reviews and amended PTA budget for adoption. Ms. Michelle Cota will also be at the meeting to share information about the PTAffiliates summer school program.

We’d love to see you in-person at the HMS Cafeteria, but if you can’t make it and would like to attend the PTA meeting via Zoom, please register for the meeting ahead of time as there is sometimes a delay in Zoom emailing the “Join Meeting” link. We require registration to help keep our meetings secure. You can register for the Zoom meeting here:


Congratulations to Huntington Middle School’s Honorary Service Award recipients:

Kyu Kang

Annie Shih

Elsie Wong

We look forward to celebrating you at Founders’ Day on March 27th!

We will have our monthly webinar meeting for HMS families with our Principal, Ms. Hazlett on Thursday, March 28th at 9:00 AM via Zoom!

If you'd like to join, here is the link.

Free after school academic support is available for all students.

HMS Online Wellness Center

The HMS Online Wellness Center serves to provide resources and optional mindfulness activities that can assist students as well as provide supports for parents to assist in communicating with their children at home.

Counseling Corner:

The Zen Zone is open at Lunch for "Wellness Wednesdays."

Student Connectedness to HMS Campus Life

HMS events, activities and athletics play a huge part in the overall development of our students. We want our students to stay connected to all the wonderful and interactive school events and activities that are available to each student. Students will be notified of school events and activities with a Schoology notification or an email to their student Gmail account. HMS students and families are also encouraged to frequently visit the HMS school website.

HMS Athletics

Information regarding HMS athletics can be found on our Athletics Home Page. You can also reach out to our athletic director, Ms. Kido, at kkido@smusd.us for any additional inquiries.


Thank you to Xinyan Huang & Ada Wong for completing our Financial Review.  Their thorough review of our finances ensures we remain in compliance!

A huge thanks to our extraordinary Treasurer, Carmen Vishwanath!  Carmen is so organized and detailed, and she is always willing to help when we need a check in a rush.

Thank you to Mei Wong (Chair), Luyi Khasi, and Becki Watlington for serving on our Honorary Service Award Committee.  Their time and knowledge of our community help us honor our amazing volunteers!

We are all grateful to our Third Vice President of Ways & Means, Jennifer Kang!  Jenn supported all 3 of our major fundraisers in so many ways, that I can’t list them all here.

Thanks to Ellie Helmy, Kelli-Ann Nakayama, Mikah O’Mara, and Becki Watlington for hosting the Foxy Mamas fixed bid party.  It was a fun afternoon filled with good food, drinks, and most importantly, good company!

A huge thanks to Wendy Cheng & Lisa Vuong for coordinating the food trucks for HMS Showcase!  We really appreciate all they did to secure 4 different food trucks so we could enjoy a delicious dinner and dessert at Showcase.

Thank you to Stephanie Raleigh for organizing a second round of HMS Spiritwear sales.  Staff and students both wanted another opportunity to buy spiritwear, and Stephanie got the store up and running within days!


Join the Huntington Middle School PTA Community Facebook Group. This is the only PTA sanctioned social media community group to get all HMS PTA and school related information.

Dear Fox Parents and Families,

With the new school year starting, we are launching our annual PTA membership drive. You are the “P” in the PTA, and without your support, Huntington Middle School would not be the outstanding school that it is. HMS PTA supports many programs at our middle school, such as Noontime Fun, Reflections art program, 6th grade dances, Career Day, Fox Games, and more! Joining our PTA is another way that you can support these programs and show the students in our school the importance you place on their education.

If you did not join HMS PTA during the online First Day Packet process before school started, then you can still join by filling out our PTA Membership Form and returning it to the HMS front office along with your check payable to HMS PTA, or you can pay via PayPal (instructions can be found here).  If you have any questions, please contact Daisy Wilson, PTA VP of Membership at dwilson@coastlinesteel.com.  Thanks!



Please review our various bell schedules.



Parents, the attendance online absence form on the school website is for explaining absences. If your child has a disagreement about an absence on a particular day/period, please reach out to the teacher first. 

Late arrival/Early departure:

If your student comes late to school, even if it's 5 minutes late, the parent and the student need to check in at the front office. Your written confirmation needs to be documented and a slip is given to the student to present to the teacher.  

Same process for picking a student up early from school. Parent must come in to the office, present ID and sign the student out, to ensure the student is going home with an approved guardian. Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us maintain correct attendance and safely monitor our student's whereabouts.  


Complimentary breakfasts and lunches are available every day in the cafeteria.

Due to COVID restrictions we need to limit the number of visitors to school. If your child forgets his/her lunch, please do not bring it to him/her. They can eat from the cafeteria for the day. For the latest information please visit our SMUSD site here

Cell phones are not to be on or in student's possession from 8:00-2:50. Keep them POWERED DOWN and in the lockers.

Keep our campus clean:

Please remind your students to throw away their food wrappers/containers at snack break and lunch. Thank you for helping us keep our campus clean.


Students are responsible for the textbooks and Chromebooks they check out. If a textbook or Chromebook is damaged so it cannot be checked out anymore the student is responsible for the full price of the replacement, plus shipping and handling.

Computers may only be used in class at teacher's direction. Keep them locked in your lockers during lunch, away from the lunch areas and food.

Technical Support Contact:

Open a ticket with a technology support team member at www.smusd.us/livechat/

Email technical support at techsupport@smusd.us

Leave a message at 626-299-7002

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Health Information

COVID-19 Information

Please visit the SMUSD COVID-19 Information page.

***Remember, free COVID-19 self-test kits are available in the HMS front office for anyone who wants one.***

If you need help getting access to PowerSchool:

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Free breakfast and lunch!

For the 2023-2024 school year, the State of California is mandating the Universal Meals Program at all schools in the state. With the Universal Meal families need to fill out a Meal Application form, which was part of the online registration package. SMUSD will be offering both breakfast and lunch. Please encourage your students to come and grab a free lunch and a free breakfast daily. SMUSD will be using the Point of Sale system to record the meals for lunch, therefore please remind your students to memorize their 5 Digit lunch number (student ID number). This will help expedite the meal service. For the first week of school the lines may be a bit longer than usual as students may have forgotten their lunch number. If you have any questions, please contact Munira Bengali at mbengali@smusd.us or 626-299- 7000 ext. 1323. 

Community News and Events

* Disclaimer *

As a courtesy, HMS sometimes includes information forwarded from community organizations. In these cases, the organizations and activities are not sponsored or endorsed by H.E.Huntington Middle School or the San Marino Unified School District.

If you would like to run your company or organization's publication in Fox Facts, please email it to mcota@smusd.us by Thursday at 4:30 of each week to appear in the following week's Fox Facts.