HTeX Frequently Asked Questions
What are the School Hours?
8:15 am - 2:45 pm - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:15 am - 12:45 pm - Most Wednesday's (minimum day)
How do I get in contact with someone at the school?
(619) 795-3600 or High Tech Front Desk Email: Maggie Fragoso, Site Manager email@example.com
Where do I park?
Parking during Pickup and Drop-off can be challenging. It is recommended to park in the back lot of the Trader Joe’s parking area off Womble Rd during the busy rush times and walk your student to school. If you are parking during non-busy times of the day, you can easily find parking in the parking lot across the street from the school next to the Middle School on Truxtun Rd and Farragut Rd.
Where do I Pick Up/ Drop-Off?
A general rule is to drop off your student at the double doors of the entrance to the school. Pick up will be at the double door entrance or in the playground area. There are more specific pick-up and drop-off instructions and locations depending on your student’s class location and whether the student is participating in Before or After care. Please pay attention to the Pick-up and Drop-off instructions provided by our school Director, Dr. Melissa Han. There are also specific instructions for rainy day schedules.
Does the school offer Before/After Care?
Students can enroll in before and after care. To learn more, you can reach out to the Aftercare Manager, Tatiana Steward.
Where can I find the school calendar?
The school calendar can be accessed from the High Tech High website and the HTeX PA Family Portal. There is an option to add the High Tech Elementary Explorer Google calendar to your personal Google calendar by subscribing on this page: https://www.hightechhigh.org/htex/calendar/
How can I identify a carpool?
Please use this Carpool Connections 2023-24 link to help you connect and find carpools with families within the High Tech High Point Loma Schools (HTeX, HTe,
HTM, HTMMA, HTH, HTHI, and HTHMA).
Where can I access the school menu?
School lunches are offered by Top Notch https://www.myschoolmenus.com/instance/644/district/542
How to report absences?
Email Maggie Fragoso, Site Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and your child’s teacher to let them know if your child will be missing school.
Picking up your child early?
Notify Maggie Fragoso, Site Manager at email@example.com and your child’s teacher to let them know what time you will be picking up your child early.
How do I apply for the Free-Reduced Lunch?
Even though the meals are free, these applications are used for other purposes, including qualifying our schools for better funding to support student programs.
We highly encourage all families to apply: https://linqconnect.com/
Volunteering at HTeX?
HTeX has many volunteer opportunities (driver/chaperone field trips, classroom helper, school event assistance, etc). If you are interested in volunteering within the classroom or be a driver or chaperone, you will need to complete some documentation. Log onto your PowerSchool Account -https://hightechhigh.powerschool.com/public/. Scroll to “Forms” and then click on "23-24 Ongoing Form Volunteer Driver Application Form". Complete the form and upload the requested documentation.”
You can volunteer for school events (Fall Festival, Jog-a-thon, Field Day, Pancake Breakfast, etc.). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.
Get involved with the Parent Association (PA)! Our Parent Association is a vital part of our school community, and ALL of you, our HTEX parents and guardians, make up our PA. All parents and guardians are automatically members of the PA There are no dues or fees to participate. Though there are Officer roles within the PA, everyone's input and involvement are crucial to the planning and success of our events and goings-on throughout each school year. The PA has monthly meetings that anyone can join. You can find the next PA meeting on the HTeX Google calendar and the HTeX PA Family Portal. Please contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and how you can get involved.
What is Konstella?
Konstella is the private bcommunication platform that connects parents together to learn about events, volunteer opportunities, meetings and any school or classroom announcements.
How do I sign up for Konstella?
You can sign up for Konstella at https://www.konstella.com/ or with the QR code:
Click on “Find Your School” in the upper right of the screen and then type “High Tech Elementary Explorers”. Follow the prompts.
Does the school have Facebook or other Social Media?
While HTeX does not have an official school social media account, the HTeX Parent Association has a Facebook and Instagram sites.
Join our private Facebook group or follow "htexpa" on Instagram to stay up to date on all school events.
Other High Tech website resources:
○ HTeX website: https://www.hightechhigh.org/htex/
○ PA Family Portal website: https://www.htexfamilyportal.org/home
High Tech Explorer Apparel and Gear: Explorer Wear & Gear
PowerSchool Login: Explorer Powerschool