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Principal Ortega's Message

We have seen an amazing decrease in students arriving late to school. We are so thankful to the students and their parents for helping their child come to school on time daily. We hope this trend continues. It really makes for a positive difference in the classroom climate. We want every child to begin their day on the 'right' track, ready to listen, learn and interact with classmates. As a reminder, the school gates are locked at 8:30 a.m. After that, students must go to the office to enter Dove Hill school grounds.

Peach Jar Flyers

Peach Jar Flyers are electronic flyers that parents can see on their computers and smart phones.




Measure M

Measure M

The Evergeen School District Board of Trustess has places a bond measure, Measure M, on the November Ballot. If passed, Measure M will generate $100 million for safety and modernization projects in Evergreen Schools. Measure M is a school facilities bond measure that will complete school safety and modernization projects such as:

* Upgrading and construction classroooms and hands-on science and technology labs that meet modern academic and safety standards.

* Repairing electrical systems, aging roofs, plumbing and restrooms,

* Increasing campus security and improving overall energy efficiency.

Measure M funds will be used to support projects at all 18 Evergreen School District Schools. Some schools and sites are in greater need of modernization than others. Comprehensive work will be done at Dove Hill, Cedar Grove, Laurelwood, Cadwallader. Questions about Measure M? A full FAQ is available at: http/www.eesd.org/uploaded/documents/Measure_M/FAQsFinal.pdf?1412012435611

Halloween Parade Guidelines

As you and your children begin to make plans for Halloween costumes, keep in mind the following guidelines:

Costumes may not be gory, gruesome, violent or bloody. The costumes must be appropriate for elementary school students

*Costumes may be worn to school, however no props are allowed. i.e. masks, swords, or weapons of any kind

*School dress code is still enforced, costumes must cover in the same way that clothes do. i.e. shoulder straps must be wide and support the costume, no heels, or makeup or hairspray.

*Students who do not comply with school dress code may be asked to change and a phone call will be made to parents.

Please check with your child's teacher if you have any questions.

Dove Hill Morning Announcements

Every morning at 8:45 a.m. four or five students come to the Principal's office to help welcome their classmates and teachers to school using the intercom. Students announce important news on school events, weather, sports and even a joke of the day, ending with 'The Flag Salute.' This activity helps students develop public speaking skills and is a way to help us build our school culture. Students share their class events and connect with each other and with the larger community. School Announcers are one way we try and give students a voice and choice and help us to 'Reach, Teach and Inspire.'

Adult English Classes Here At Dove Hill School

Want to learn English?

Want to improve your knowledge of English?

Beginning Thursday, October 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Evergreen School District Parent University Program will sponsor classes for adults wishing to learn English. Please come to Room 27 at Dove Hill School, on Thursday, October 2, 2014 to register.

Mr. Cobillas will be your instructor.

Sick? Stay Home or Go to School?

Deciding when to keep a sick child at home from school is not always easy. It is important for children to attend school and for some parents staying home means missing work. But when a child is truly sick, they need to stay home in the care of an adult to get well and to prevent spreading illness to others. Please keep the school office up to date and make sure we have your current phone numbers so you or an alternate contact can be reached if your child becomes ill or injured.


It is very important that your child comes to school every day. Good attendance directly correlates to academic achievement for you child. Every day of instruction is crucial to your child's success in school. If your child is absent, please remember to call the office every day your son or daughter is absent.  (408) 270-4964. All students not picked up on any day must wait in the office and parents will be required to sign them out.

Minimum Day Reminder

Please be advised that every Thursday will be a minimum day unless otherwise noted. Minimum Days are utilized for teacher preparation and staff development training. All students in grades 1st through 6th will be dismissed at 1:04 pm on Thursdays. It is very important that students are picked on time. Thank you!

Get Involved! Become a Volunteer Reader

How do we let our children know they are important and valued? Project Cornerstone is an exciting new program focused on supporting the healthy development of our children. We want to ensure our children have the necessary building blocks to become successful, caring and responsible. Spending an hour in your child's class can make a world of difference! It's a great opportunity for moms, dads, grandparents, nannies and family friends to support your children in a meaningful way. Training, books, discussion topics, and classroom activities are provided. Volunteer commitment is approximately 2 hours @ month during the school year. All volunteers must attend a one-time Assets 101 training session on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:30 at Dove Hill. Please sign up to be a reader for your child's classroom at Back to School Night or contact Mrs. Keller for more information. Thank you for making a difference at Dove Hill.

Emergency Cards

Emergency cards for each of your children were sent home. It is critical that these cards be completed with current information. The staff uses these cards to contact parents in the event of an emergency. Moreover, students will only be released to the people listed on the emergency card. If your phone numbers or addresses change, please notify the office immediately. (408) 270-4964. If you have already registered with "Parent Portal" and have updated your contact information, we thank you. We encourage all parents to register on "Parent Portal" at www.eesd.org

Fridays are Spirit Days at Dove Hill!

Fridays are our spirit days at Dove Hill. We encourage our students and staff to wear Purple and Black with a touch of white/grey/silver. We will have special days where we will have spirit assemblies to make the connection of school being a fun learning place. We will also have some special "silly" days such as crazy socks day and others. We want to keep your child motivated and wanting to learn and to feel connected to school!

Secure Campus

Our Secure campus procedures have had overwhelming support. Parents want to feel that their child is protected and safe at school. Teachers have reported a calmer and smoother opening of their day and a sense of security in their rooms. We appreciate that the change was an adjustment for families but want you to know that the children have adjusted well and are safe. Our dismissal has had some challenges and we are working on making necessary improvements. Here are a few areas we could use your support.

* Be sure that whom ever picks up your child waits back from the gate so that all students may exit.

* Be sure to pull-forward and NOT STOP in the bus lane.

* If you have to speak to a teacher, please report to the office and the teacher will be notified.

Welcome Back Letters Links in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese


Dove Hill is a Secure Campus

for the protection of all students.

* No parent is allowed in the restrooms, cafeteria, or on the playground during school hours.

* No unauthorized adults are allowed on campus when school is in session.

* Please do not go directly to the classroom during class time. If you need to give your child a message, medication, homework, lunch money, etc.  

   please go directly to the office. We will deliver the information to your child as soon as possible.

* Please pick up and drop off your child at the front gates.

Parking Lot Safety

The safety of all our students is of utmost importance to us.

* Parking Lot Speed is 5 miles per hour or slower for student safety.

* Students need to be escorted through the crosswalks in the parking lot.

   The drive-through lane is ONLY for drop-off and pick-up of students in the designated white curb area. Parking is not permitted.

* Buses receive priority in the drive through lane.

* RED CURB- It is unlawful to stand, or park a vehicle whether the vehicle is attended or unattended. EMERGENCY vehicles need access .

* Disabled Parking- It is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle in a stall designated for disabled persons without proper   


Evergreen School District Transfer Process

As we begin planning for 2014-2015 enrollments, the following dates are important to keep in mind:


Renewal of Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted Through Thursday, May 29, 2014

                                        If your child is currently attending an Evergreen School District school on an Interdistrict Transfer (i.e. you reside in another school district), you will need to begin the renewal process at your resident district office. Interdistrict Transfers must be renewed yearly. If your child has not been approved for an Interdistrict Transfer by your resident school district and Evergreen School District, he/she will not be placed in a class. We will begin the review of renewals for the 2014-2015 school year during this time frame.


School Choice Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, April 28 – Thursday, May 22, 2014

If you are a resident of the Evergreen School District but wish for your child to attend an Evergreen school other than your home school, you must complete a School Choice Transfer Request form.  “School Choice” placements are dependent on space availability and are offered on a lottery system. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent and will not be provided by the district.  Forms will be available at your neighborhood school and at the Evergreen School District Office at 3188 Quimby Road after Monday, March 3, 2014.  Completed requests will be accepted at the District Office during the request window: Monday, April 28 through Thursday, May 22, 2014. Requests received after Thursday, May 22, 2014 will not be included in the lottery. These requests will be put on a waiting list.


New Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, March 3 – Thursday, May 29, 2014

  If you live outside the Evergreen School District attendance area, are planning to have your child enrolled at one of our schools, and have not requested an Interdistrict Transfer from your resident school district, you must start the process of requesting an Interdistrict Transfer at your resident district office. Approved transfers from your resident district office should be received by the Evergreen School District Office (3188 Quimby Road San Jose, CA 95148) within this window of time.


* Assist your child, but don't do the work for them. Don't answer the question for your child. Homework is a way to help your child learn to be independent.

* Stay in touch with your child's teacher.  Ask their teacher what you can do to help your child.

* Help your child learn to manage their time. Set a regular time for homework each day.

* Have your child read aloud to you every night. As you read together, stop and ask questions.



Today: 10/31/14
9:00 AM Halloween Parade




Peach Jar Flyers
Posted by: Cherill Fannin
Published: 10/29/14

CPM Parent Information
We are pleased to provide parents an opportunity to better understand grade 6-8 CPM materials and supports.  Attached is the flyer for the upcoming event next Wednesday evening, November 5th. Continue
Posted by: Cherill Fannin
Published: 10/28/14

Principal's Message
Measure M

The Evergreen School District Board of Trustess has placed a bond measure, Measure M, on the November Ballot. If passed, Measure M will generate 100 million for safety and modernization projects in Evergreen schools. Measure M is a sc... Continue
Posted by: Cherill Fannin
Published: 10/25/14



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