A National Blue Ribbon School 2021 | A California Distinguished School | Established 1918


May 22, 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

May 21-23: Q4 Finals

May 23: Fox Fuel w/Ms. Hazlett 9:00 AM

May 23: Grade 8 Chromebook and Textbook Return Day

May 24: Grades 6 & 7 Textbook Return Day

May 24: Minimum Day

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

May 28: 8th Grade Panoramic Picture/Promotion Rehearsal

May 29: Spirit Day - Minimum Day

May 29: 8th Grade Commencement Rehearsal

May 30: Last Day of School - Minimum Day

May 30: 8th Grade Promotion 5:30 PM

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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Q: What is the dress code for the party?

A: Students should wear what they wore for the ceremony. This is also the dress code requirement for the San Gabriel Country Club.

Q: Will cell phones be allowed at the party?

A: No. Students can check-in their cell phone at the beginning of the party. It will be returned to them at the end of the party. If a student needs to call a parent, they can ask the chaperone to assist.

Q: Can my student bring a camera to the party?

A: No. There will be a photo booth, and parent chaperones will be taking pictures. If a student brings a camera, they will have to check it in at the beginning of the party and it will be returned to them at the end of the party.

Q: Can I accompany my child into the party?

A: No. Students must be dropped off at the Valet stand in front of the club. Please do not park or get out of your vehicle. Students will be directed to the party.

Q: Can my student leave the party early?

A: We encourage all students to stay for the entire time of the party and be picked up at 11:00 pm. If your student needs to leave early, please let us know ahead of time. We can help arrange for early pick up.

Q: Do students have to arrive by 8:00pm?

A: No. Students can arrive anytime after 8:00pm so feel free to enjoy your celebratory dinner after the ceremony!

Q: Will a full dinner be served?

A: No. Finger foods (sliders, fries, etc), desserts, and beverages will be served.

Q: What activities will be offered at the party? 

There will be casino games including roulette and blackjack. Raffle tickets will be drawn throughout the evening for chances to win prizes. There will be photos taken at the Photo Booth and by parent volunteers. A photo link will be shared with students and parents after the event. 

Q: Where should I pick up my student?

A: You can park your car and come inside to pick up your child. The party ends at 11:00 pm. PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD. 

Q: I haven’t paid for my child to attend the party. Is it too late?

A: No! We want every student to join the party.The cost is $50 per student. 

Please refer to the back of the printed invitation to confirm if you paid in the First Day Packet.  If you did not already pay in the First Day Packet, then you can pay via PayPal, using the QR code:

Alternatively, you can pay by check (payable to HMS PTA) for $50 and drop off at the HMS front office. Please write your student’s name on the Memo line. Place in a sealed envelope marked with “8th grade graduation party”.

Q: Can parents help out?

A: Yes! We need your help after the graduation ceremony where there will be opportunities for graduating students and their families to take photos. 

We also need non-8th grade parents to help out during the evening at the San Gabriel Country Club from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm (various shifts are available). 

Click/paste the link below to access the signup sheet:


Q: I have more questions that are not covered in this Graduation Party FAQs. 

A: Please email your questions to hms2024graduation@gmail.com


We are in search of gracious volunteers who will head up a few more PTA jobs, including Courtesy & Hospitality, the Directory, Publicity, and Reflections. If you are interested in a way to get more involved here at HMS, this is a perfect opportunity!

For more information, email Erin Clougherty at esclougherty@gmail.com. Thank you, Fox Parents!

We will have our monthly webinar meeting for HMS families with our Principal, Ms. Hazlett on Thursday, May 23rd 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:

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 Annie Shih & Allis Lee for organizing a fun year-end Noontime Fun for the students!  They worked hard all year long to give our students fun activities and special treats during the Noontime Fun events.

A huge thanks to some of our PTA Executive Board members who work behind the scenes all year long.  Parliamentarian, Hwannie Shen, chaired various committees and helped run the virtual portion of our PTA meetings.  Recording Secretary, Ellie Helmy, has attended every PTA meeting to take minutes, and her minutes are meticulous.  Corresponding Secretary, Christina Trauber,  helped with hospitality at our meetings, and she was always ready to jump in and help whenever we needed it.  Financial Secretary, Kasumi Roddick, made all our deposits throughout the year and kept our PTA updated with deposit reports each month.


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.