School Information

General

Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science is located on the southeast corner of the City of Hollywood's Young Circle. The school has adopted an enhanced traditional curriculum with a focus on the arts and science. A unique master schedule provides enrichment opportunities during the school day as well as standards and data driven opportunities for increased academic achievement for students with identified gaps in learning. The population surrounding the school is a microcosm of the larger surrounding area including families from over 36 different countries. Combining this unique configuration with a community passion for redevelopment, the Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science is one of the capstone projects for the redevelopment of this area through it's commitment to the arts and science. Parent volunteer hours far exceed the district average for a school this size.

School Hours

  • Elementary School Hours: 8:15 am – 2:45 pm
  • Middle School Hours: 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
  • Before Care starts at 6:45 am
  • School doors open to all other students at 7:45 am
  • The tardy warning bell: 8:10 am
  • Tardy bell: 8:15 am
  • No early dismissals after 2:00pm as students are receiving final instruction and assignments for the day. No exceptions.
  • Elementary Dismissal: 2:45 – 3:15 pm
  • Middle School Dismissal: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • After Care: 2:45 – 6:00 pm

School Calendar

Important dates for the 2014-2015 academic year. Calendar may differ from the Broward County Public Schools' calendar.

Programs & Services

  • Comprehensive core curriculum including science and technology
  • Parent access to PowerSchool's Student Information System
  • Enforced uniform policy
  • Before and after care
  • Free/reduced lunch program
  • Student clubs and extracurricular activities

Information for Parents

School Improvement Plan

HAAS meets district and state requirements for creating, submitting, and continually improving our School Improvement Plan (SIP). Both the elementary and middle schools have developed the plan using data from student test scores, stakeholder surveys, and needs assessment processes from within the educational management company. The SIP is addressed throughout the year with the teachers as well as all stakeholders during School Advisory Council meetings. If you would like to access or review these documents, please visit the state's website or make an appointment with the office. The state's website is: www.fldoe.org and the school's number is 954-925-6404.

Parent-Student Handbook

The Parent Student Handbook can be found here and can also be found in the front of each student agenda so parents can easily access at home.

Code of Student Conduct

The 2013/14 school year will begin using the current Broward County Public School's 2012-2013 Code of Student Conduct Handbook and an Addendum. The Addendum will consist of School Board approved changes to the Code of Student Conduct. Therefore, revisions within the 2013/14 Addendum will replace the current pages within the 2012/13 Code of Student Conduct Handbook. The handbook is available in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, and Portuguese below.

Code of Conduct Addendum 2013-2014

Immunization

It is vitally important for our incoming Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 7th Grade students to have the mandatory immunizations required by the state before the first day of school, August 18th. Section 1003.22 (10a) of the Florida Statutes does not allow kindergarteners or seventh graders to attend school with incomplete immunization documentation. Please do not call our registrar and ask for an extension. She cannot by law allow your child to attend school without the immunization paperwork from your doctor. Please contact your pediatrician to schedule an appointment or contact your local health center for a schedule of free immunizations for families that qualify.

Medication

The administering or dispensing of any medicines (including non-prescription over-the-counter) to students by employees of Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science without specific written authorization by a medical doctor of the student is forbidden. If it is absolutely necessary that the child take any medication while at school, each medication must be accompanied by an Authorization for Medication Form that has been completed and signed by the child's doctor. The medication, including over the counter medication, will be kept in the main office and will be administered by certified office personnel. Parent Instructions for Medication will provide more information.

Before and After Care Program

Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science offers on site Before and After Care for attending students. Before Care starts at 6:45 am and ends at 7:45 am. (Students must be registered in advance to attend.) Students in Before Care that eat a school breakfast will be walked up to the Cafeteria at 8:00am. Before Care rates do not inlclude breakfast, however. After Care begins at 2:45 pm and ends at 6:00 pm. (Students must be registered in advance to attend.) There is a one time Registration Fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. James, the Before & After Care Director, at 954-925-6404 or at njames@hollywoodcharter.org between the hours of 6:45 to 9:00 am or from 1:30 to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, on school days only.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

For fast, efficient and safe delivery and pickup of students, Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science has established specific drop off procedures. To review and/or print the new procedures and map, click here.

Placards are used by parents who pick-up students by car. Student names and grades are printed legibly on the placard and placed on the dashboard for the dismissal team to easily read. A white Placard is used to pick up Elementary School students only and a Yellow Placard is used to pick up Middle School students, including younger siblings. To review and/or print a Pick-Up Placard, click here.

Walkers - Because many of our older students will be walking to and from school, we need your assistance to ensure their safety. All students who will be walking home, or leaving the building on their own, must have written permission from the student’s parent or guardian. Please fill out a Walker Permission Form, stating whether or not this permission is for specific days, until further notice, or for the remainder of the school year. Students in Grades K-5 cannot sign themselves out without an older sibling.

  • Early Dismissals are for Doctor/Dentist Appointments only
  • No early dismissals after 2:00 pm as students are receiving final instruction and assignments for the day. No exceptions.
  • K-2 PINK PLACARD (without 3-8 siblings) will be dismissed at 2:25 pm
  • Gr 3-5 BLUE PLACARD (without Gr 6-8 silings) will be dismissed at 2:45pm
  • Gr 6-8 YELLOW PLACARD (and any Gr K-5 siblings) will be dismissed at 3:00 pm
  • Dismissal for all grade level ends at 3:20 pm
  • Students not picked up by 3:20 will be placed in Aftercare and a fee will be assessed

Meal Service

Breakfast and lunch service will be available to all students. Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science participates in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing is available to those students who meet the guidelines. Breakfast costs $1.50 and Lunch costs $2.85. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40.

To apply for the Free/Reduced School Meals Program, please download an application and return it to the Front Office or to the Cafeteria Manager.

  • Free/Reduced Meal Application (english)
  • Solicitud para recibir comidas escolares gratuitos y a precios reducidos (español)

View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting www.preferredmealsmenu.com. First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school's menus by day, week, and month!

Great news! We are now accepting online payments for breakfast and lunch through e-Funds for Schools. You must register with e-Funds first, but then you can make online payments anytime! Register here. If you have questions about e-Funds for Schools or are having problems registering, please contact e-Funds directly by clicking on the Customer Service link at the bottom of your school's e-Funds page.

Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection reports are available for review.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!

School Uniforms

**Please note the new uniform vendor for 2014-15 is Planet T Uniforms**

School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from Planet T Uniforms and will be sold from their store located in the Flamingo Falls Shopping Center at 2214 Flamingo Road or online at www.planettkids.com. Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

School Supplies

2014-2015 school supplies for grades KG -8th grade . A list of supplies that are required for each incoming student is attached based on grade level. These supplies can be brought to the Open House or the first day of school if unable to attend the open house.

Wellness Policy

Renaissance Charter School, Inc. promotes health in students by supporting wellness, quality nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment

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