Important Documents

HCA Calendar 2018-19– includes HCAPP meeting dates, trimester dates, and student-led conference dates.

HCA Family Handbook 2017-18 – details procedures & policies for HCA.

 

The following must be signed annually by parents and/or students:

Online Health Information Form– ALL FAMILIES must complete this form annually, prior to the first day of school. Please see below for additional health forms that may be required for your child.

Bus Routes 2018-19 – AM: PM bus routes- updated 11:5:18 – details of the daily routes through Harpswell, Topsham, Bath, Bowdoinham, Brunswick & Durham.

Student Transportation Plan form –  ALL FAMILIES must complete this form to let us know your child’s transportation plan for the year.

HCA Bus Behavior Expectations– ALL FAMILIES must sign annually whether or not your student plans to ride the bus regularly.

Free/ Reduced School Lunch Application 2018-19 –ALL FAMILIES please complete this form to ensure our ability to apply for available grant funding.

Free/ Reduced Lunch letter 2018-19 – A letter that explains the free lunch application.

MSLN E-Rate Letter 2018-19 – ALL FAMILIES please complete this form to ensure our ability to participate in a program that provides free internet access to our school.

Student Technology Use Policy/  MLTI Insurance agreement 2018-2019– ALL FAMILIES must complete this form and submit appropriate insurance fee prior to the start of the school year.

 

The following medical forms may be required. Please review and contact School Health Aid Angelina Simmons (asimmons@harpswellcoastalacademy.org) if you have questions: 

Permission to administer medications at school
Allergy Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan

HCA Allergy Policy

HCA HIPPA form

 

Bullying Policies:

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HCA Website Privacy Policy

Learn more about HCA, and why we do the things we do, by reading these Documents:

The HCA Way
Essential Schools Common Principles
Expeditionary Learning Design Principles 

HCA Parent Partnership

The HCAPP is our version of the PTO. All parents are invited to HCAPP meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm, unless otherwise specified. Meetings are held at Division 2 (8 Leavitt Dr., Brunswick).

The objectives of the HCAPP include:

    • Establish and maintain a working relationship among parents, school and community.
    • Increase student safety and security through parent education.
    • Develop programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum.
    • Create opportunities for parent discussions and support.
    • Enhance the quality of education by raising funds for school supplies or programs that fall outside the school budget.

The HCAPP does:

    • Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school.
    • Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs.
    • Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum.
    • Provide feedback / assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues.
    • Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget.

The HCAPP does not:

    • Run the school.
    • Set policy regarding school programs.
    • Define the school’s curriculum.
    • Define or interfere with the school’s security program and policies.
    • Control the school’s budget.

Please click here for the 2016-17 HCAPP Meeting Minutes. 

There are many ways parents can support HCA. We invite parents to take a look at our wish list, join us for a Parent Partnership meeting, and talk to us about leading a workshop or becoming a mentor.

Navigating Parent Resources

Google Classroom:

All students have HCA email addresses that are linked to Google Classroom. To login, open a browser and enter https://classroom.google.com. Students email addresses are firstinitiallastname@harpswellcoastalacademy.org. Passwords are set by, and known to, students. If they can’t tell you what their password is, please contact Carrie Branson or Phelan Gallagher. Once logged in, you will see that faculty have set up class pages for Humanities, Science and some workshop classes. Each class page has assignments listed, with details about what specifically needs to be accomplished and links to the associated resources needed for the assignment (videos, articles, directions, etc.).

This is a resource for you to have a sense of what work is being done in our classes, and what work your student has completed. Please note, that if an assignment was turned in through google drive, it will be marked as “complete”. If an assignment is turned in on paper, it will show as “due” or “late”. If you have concerns about outstanding work, please contact your child’s Core Advisor.

 

Post-Secondary Planning

Stay tuned for more information on post-secondary planning coming soon. In the meantime, military families are encouraged to look at this fantastic resource:  FINANCIAL AID FOR MILITARY & VETERANS.

Important Contacts

Please refer to this list when determining who to contact for different questions or concerns.

Executive Director, Carrie Branson (cbranson@harpswellcoastalacademy.org).

Carrie is the point of contact for:

    • Enrollment
    • Charter Commission related questions
    • Board of Director related questions
    • Summer Programs
    • Issues related to transportation- schedule, stops, changes in transportation plans, etc.

 

Division 1 Principal, Scott Barksdale (sbarksdale@harpswellcoastalacademy.org).

Scott is the point of contact for:

    • Academic/ behavior/ school culture issues for Division 1 students
    • Bus behavior issues for Division 1 students
    • 504 plans for Division 1 students

 

Division 2/3 Principal, Maria Russell (mrussell@harpswellcoastalacademy.org).

Maria is the point of contact for:

    • Academic/ behavior/ school culture issues for Division 2 & 3 students
    • Bus behavior issues for Division 2 & 3 students
    • 504 plans for Division 2 & 3 students

 

Director of Teaching & Learning, Micah Depper (mdepper@harpswellcoastalacademy.org).

Micah is the point of contact for:

    • Questions or issues related to curriculum, assessment, Project Foundry

 

Technology Director, Phelan Gallagher (pgallagher@harpswellcoastalacademy.org).

Phelan is the point of contact for:

    • Technology questions, in particular regarding iPads & laptop computers

 

Special Education Director, Carrie Campbell (ccampbell@harpswellcoastalacademy.org).

Carrie is the point of contact for:

    • Issues related to special education services (please contact your child’s case manager first)

 

Finance Director, Andrew Smaha (asmaha@harpswellcoastalacademy.org).

Andrew is the point of contact for:

    • School lunch payment questions
    • Finance related questions/ concerns

 

School Health Aid, Angelina Simmons (asimmons@harpswellcoastalacademy.org).

Angelina is the point of contact for:

    • Health services for your child