Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  Horace Mann has a strong tradition of providing a quality education to our students.  You and your family are now part of that tradition.

Horace Mann offers grades kindergarten through fifth grade with two sections of each of the grades.  Student learning and safety are our priorities.  You can help by checking your child’s backpack each day for notes and homework.   We do our best to communicate regularly with Remind or Class Dojo messages, newsletters, OCSD app messages, OCSD website, texts, and emails as we want you to be well informed.  You are also welcome to call with any questions.

To help us with safety, please contact our office to make an appointment for any in-person assistance. We are limiting visitors in the building due to Covid-19 and ask that guests wear face coverings while in the building.  If you do have an appointment, check into the office.  This helps us to monitor adults in the building and aid in any contact tracing needed.  The South entrance has a buzzer system to notify the office for entry.  If you need your child to leave during the school day, call the office.  We will then phone the classroom and have the child exit the building to your car.  Please stay in your vehicle to wait for your child.  

I invite you to read through the Student Handbook, which you can find here on the website, as it may answer many questions you have about school and Horace Mann.  

On behalf of our staff, we appreciate you being an integral part of your child’s educational journal and working as team with us for your child’s education.  It is a pleasure to serve you and your family.

Jody Williams