Updates August 22

New Bell Schedule:
We have two bells to begin our day.  The 8:17 AM bell is the cue for students to line up.  Students enter exactly at 8:20 into their rooms.  If you are running late, please come to the office to receive a late slip.

The Importance of Attendance:
Research has proven that student success at school increases when students are at school, well-rested and on time.  New policies and guidelines for Independent Studies are in effect this year.  We will not issue Independent Studies for family vacations.  That will have to be an unexcused absence and the student will need to make-up any missed work upon their return.  Teachers are given the discretion to set those guidelines dependent on the amount of work missed, and subject areas.  Please be thoughtful in making plans to go on vacation during the school year.  Education Code dictates what is considered an excused absence from school.  Here is the list that is currently observed as an excused absence:  Personal Illness (Dr’s note required after 5 days); Court Appearance; Attending a Funeral; Observing a Religious Holiday; Attending an employment conference; Caring for an ill child. (EC 48200)

Don’t Worry.  We Got It Handled.
Every once in a while, we have a child who hasn’t been picked up right on time, or simply has not seen their parent quite yet at the time they felt they should.  When this happens, this is where that Yellow Card is very important.  We use that card to call to see if there has been some delay, or if maybe the parent is just parked in a different locale today.  Trust us, we understand that drop off and pick up can be daunting.  

However, never worry, we always bring in the child and they are kept safe with us until you arrive.  However, if you’re not sure that we have every phone number you think we need, we will also happily change that on the card  as well as in the system.

Thursday, August 23, 2018:  General PTO Meeting and Open House

5:30 PM:  General PTO Meeting Grades 5 – 8 in the Mulit-Purpose Room (MPR)
6:00 PM:  Grades 5 – 8 Open House (Class Rooms)
6:30 PM:  General PTO Meeting Grades K – 4 (MPR)
7:00 PM:  Grades K – 4 Open House (Class Rooms)

Lost and Found Information.
Can’t find a jacket, or a lunch box?  Our lost and found is located in our B-Wing hallway.  However, a better way to keep track of things is to make sure that their names are written on the inside of the clothing, or somewhere on the item.  If we find them with names on them, we take them right to the owner.

Lunch Account Information

Please be sure to check your child’s lunch account.  There is no borrowing this year.  You can pay with cash and check in the front office, or go to EZpay.com.  You do need your child’s Permanent ID number located in the top center of your child’s yellow emergency card.

Grade 5 – 8 are able to buy a breakfast during their AM recess.  Grades 5 and 6 recess is at 10:30 AM and grades 7 and 8 recess is at 11:50 AM.  Breakfast is also offered to all students before school from 8:00 – 8:15 AM.   All breakfasts cost $2.00.  Snack bar (offered at 5 – 8 recesses, and during lunch to grades 4 – 8) costs range from .50¢ to $2.00. A student can charge their lunch account for these items.

If you would like to set a daily amount, or limit what your child can buy on their lunch account, please contact Brenda Cicerone at the District Office, and she will be happy to set those limits for you.  Her telephone number is 650-738-6626.