Progress Reports have been sent home with each child. This is an important document that will help parents to become aware of the progress their child has made in school. Please review the process report with your child—celebrate the good progress and work together with your child to improve any areas that are challenging for your child
College Day was celebrated today. It was a day that each grade level represented a different college. Students learned about each campus and about college life. Teachers discussed what it means to go to college and the importance of ‘doing your best’ in school. Each grade level performed a cheer and/or a song from a college. We will continue to promote higher education for our students so they may aspire to the career of their choice. This is a first step in getting them motivated and planning for their future. College day is a celebration and a recognition that college is for everyone!
Get Involved – Become a Volunteer Reader!
How do we let our children know they are important and valued? Project Cornerstone is an exciting program focused on supporting the healthy development of our children. We want to ensure 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 children in a meaningful way. For more information contact Annora Le at 408 270-4964.
Congratulations to our new School Site Council & ELAC Representatives:
Sandra Cervantes, Ann Green, Gloria Gutierrez, Gracie Ramos, Jessica Rosas, Remedios Aguliar and Amparo Ramos.
We look forward to working together for the good of our students, teachers and community. Our first School Site Council/ELAC meeting was held on Tuesday, October 6th at 3:00 p.m. in the library. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:30 a.m.
Show Your Child That Reading For Information Can Actually Be Fun
Children ask a lot of questions. Helping them find answers to those questions is a great way to encourage their curiosity. So be sure to add some nonfiction books to your child’s reading list. Reading these books can help your child learn more about subjects that interest her. Here are some fun activities to get your child reading more nonfiction.
The Dove Hill Harvest Festival is Coming!
When: October 30th
Time: 1:00 pm-6:00 p.m.
Volunteer’s are needed for this event! Please contact the Dove Hill Home & School Club at: 408 270-4964.
Mark your calendar
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 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 their classmates. As a reminder, the school gates are locked at 8:30 AM then students must go to the office to enter Dove Hill school grounds
Earn cash for our school every time you shop for groceries. Clip Box Tops from hundreds of your favorite products. (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Ziploc, Yoplait and many other products) Each Box Tops coupon is worth 10 cents to our school – and that adds up fast!
1. Neatly clip Box Tops
2. Count and place them in a Ziploc bag.
3. Send it to the classroom with Teacher’s name and count written on the bag.
As we begin the school year it is important to remember a few things:
Please be sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats breakfast.
Do not send medication in your child’s backpack. All medication whether over the counter or prescription must have a written authorization from your physician. If your child requires the use of an EPI-PEN for severe allergic reactions, please be sure to have a current medication authorization for this school year and bring in the medication to the Health Office.
If your child wears glasses, make sure they bring them everyday to school and the prescription is as current as it can be. Let your child’s teacher know if they need special placement in the classroom.
Do not send your child to school if they have a fever of 100 or greater. Children recovering from an illness should be fever free for at least 24 hours without medication before returning to school. Students taking antibiotics should be on the medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school. The CDC recommends that everyone six ggg months and older get a flu vaccine when it becomes available.
If your child has a specific health concern please be sure to contact the School Nurse assigned to your school so that the proper accommodations can be made to insure your child’s safety.
If your child has any changes in their health during the school year please be sure to update this information with the school office as this feature is not yet available in parent portal.
Remember – Healthy Children Learn Better. We look forward to a great year!
Chris Quick, RN
Ellen Segal, RN
Veronica Pham, RN
Evergreen School District Nurses
Cecilia Rivera, Andrew Tran, Evelyn Franco, Ka’price Sabathia, Jaylee Chan, Sofia Magonglot, Julianna Tran, Angelina Garcia, Jazzlyn Chen, Trustin Tran, Feilong Taing, Justina Maldonaldo, Maricela Galicia, Lizbeth Nunez, Jadayln Kelly, Mia Heredia, Alex Garcia, Hai Tran ~ You have demonstrated that you care for yourself and our whole school community.
The library is now open to parents and students for book check out and AR testing.
Monday – Friday 8:00 -8:30 a.m.
1st Grade requirement - Health Exam
California Law (AB 1248) amended the Hughes Children’s Health Enforcement Act and REQUIRES that all children entering First Grade must have a physical examination. Letters from the District Nurse were recently sent home. Please have your physician conduct a medical examination and bring back the results to Dove Hill School office.
Every year some parents say, “I wish I had purchased the Student Accident Insurance.” Why? Because their child had an accident and the family either does not have insurance or their insurance pays only a portion or none of the expenses.
ALL Evergreen School District students are eligible to apply for low cost Student Accident Insurance coverage. This insurance pays regardless if there is other medical insurance and can therefore cover deductibles. The cost can be as little as $14/year for school time coverage which covers your child when school is in session and while participating in school supervised activities (excluding tackle football) on or off the school premises.
It can also cover replacement of glasses, hearing aids and contacts if the damage is related to a school injury requiring medical treatment. There is also Extended Dental Coverage that can be purchased separately. This covers the treatment and repair of an injured tooth including the replacement of caps, crowns, and orthodontic appliances if it occurred during a school related activity.
The insurance is underwritten by the Gerber Life Insurance Company. More information about the benefits and the application form can be accessed via the Internet at www.studentinsuranceusa.com. It’s available in both English and Spanish. On the left hand column of the home page, click on “K-12 Students,” and click on “Benefits & Applications.” Claim forms can also be accessed from this site. You may also request a copy of the information from your school office. The coverage remains in effect for the 2015-2016 school year even if your child transfers to another district. If you have questions about the various plans, a Student Insurance representative is available at (800) 367-5830. Do not send your application to the school. The application is made directly to Student Insurance at 10801 National Blvd. Suite 603, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
The Evergreen Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is comprised of parents and administrators who meet monthly to learn about and discuss topics pertinent to their children's education in Evergreen. All Evergreen School District parents are welcome and are invited to attend! Our first meeting, for the 2015-2016 school year will be on Wednesday, October 7th at 9:30 a.m. in the District Board Room at 3188 Quimby Road. We will hear a presentation from Dan Deguara, Assistant Superintendent, who will review CAASPP testing results, choose priority topics for upcoming PAC meetings, review recent survey results on PAC activities and meetings and elect officers for the 2015-2016 school year. We hope to see you there!
El Comité Consultivo de los Padres de Evergreen (PAC)
El Comité Consultivo de los Padres de Evergreen (PAC) está compuesto por los padres y los administradores que se reúnen mensualmente para conocer y debatir temas relacionados con la educación de sus hijos en Evergreen. Todos los padres del Distrito Escolar de Evergreen son bienvenidos y se les invita a asistir! Nuestra primera reunión para el año escolar 2015-2016 será el Miércoles, 7 de Octubre a las 9:30 a.m. en la Sala de Juntas del Distrito en 3188 Quimby Road. Vamos a escuchar una presentación del Asistente Superintendente, Dan Deguara, quien revisará los resultados de la pruebas CAASPP, elegir los temas prioritarios para las próximas reunions de PAC, los recientes resultados de la encuesta de PAC actividades y reuniones y elegir a los miembros de la mesa para el año escolar 2015-2016. Esperamos verlos allí!
Ủy Ban Tư Vấn Phụ Huynh (PAC)
Ủy Ban Tư Vấn Phụ Huynh (PAC) của Evergreen gồm có các phụ huynh và quản trị viên họp hàng tháng để tìm hiểu và thảo luận các chủ đề liên quan đến chương trình giáo dục của con em mình tại Evergreen. Tất cả các phụ huynh của Học Khu Evergreen được chào đón và được mời tham dự! Cuộc họp đầu tiên của chúng tôi trong năm học 2015-2016 sẽ được tổ chức vào Thứ Tư ngày 7 tháng 10 vào lúc 9:30 giờ sáng trong Phòng Hội Đồng của Học Khu tại 3188 Quimby Road
At Dove Hill, we believe that a student's success in school is directly proportionate to being at school and on time daily. The California Department of Education agrees!
The California Legislature defines a truant in very precise language. In summary, it states that a student missing more than 30 minutes of instruction without an excuse three times during the school year must be classified as a truant and reported to the proper school authority. This classification and referral helps emphasize the importance of school attendance and is intended to help minimize interference with instruction. The California Education Code (EC) section that defines a truant reads as follows:
EC Section 48260 (a): Any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without a valid excuse three full days or tardy or absent more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or the superintendent of the school district.
In compliance, Dove Hill will send out truancy letters accordingly. Should you have any questions about letters received, please contact the site Principal. Parents are reminded that a student absence from school is considered "excused" when it is due to illness, a medical/dental appointment, funeral service for a member of the student's immediate family, a court appearance, or religious observance. All other absences are considered to be "unexcused
If English is not your first language, why not join Mr. Cobillas on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. in Room 27? Do you want to strengthen your English language skills? Classes are free for family members of Dove Hill School students, or family members of any students registered in the Evergreen School District. The curriculum includes spoken and written English, as well as reading. School-age childcare is provided free of charge.
Registration: Monday, September 21st, from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in Room 27
Regular class time : Wednesday, September 23rd from 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
¡Registrarse en la clase de ingles del adultos
lunes 21 de septiembre
de la paloma!
Si inglés no es su primera idioma, porqué no juntarse con el Sr. Cobillas el las tardes de lunes y de miércoles, de 5:30 a 7:30 P.M. ¿en el salon 27? ¿Usted desea consolidar sus habilidades de idioma ingles? Las clases están gratis para los miembros de la familia de los estudiantes de la escuela de la Dove Hill , o los miembros de la familia de cualquier estudiante registrado en el districto imperecedero de la escuela. El plan de estudios incluye inglés hablado y escrito, así como la lectura. El cuidado de ninos es gratis.
Registro: Lunes 21 de septiembre, de 5:30 P.M. hasta 7:00 P.M. en tiempo regular
de la clase del sitio 27: Miércoles 23 de septiembre de 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
We have received updated ESD food and nutritional guidelines. We have added our guidelines as a school as well. It is extremely important that all parents and teachers follow them to ensure the health of our children. Children with allergies and/or specific diets are placed at risk if we fail to do so.
We are no longer allowing parents or other family members to bring birthday treats that they have purchased or made themselves that do not meet state nutritional guidelines such as cupcakes, cookie, etc.
If it is important for you to send something on that special day, please bring “birthday surprises” like stickers, pencils, erasers, etc. are more appropriate and useful.
Special parties at school will need to go through our Child Nutritional Services (CNS) department if food is going to be present. Our teachers will notify you if such events will be taking place.
Information on CNS and their nutritional guidelines can be found on the Evergreen School District website at http://www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=2476
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School lunch applications were mailed out August 4th. This is a reminder that the 2015-16 School Lunch Application will expire on October 1, 2015. Submit your application EARLY to avoid any charges. If you have not received a letter stating your application has been processed, please call CNS at 408 223-4500. You may come into the office for a lunch application
Evergreen School District has developed food and nutrition standards that follow state, federal and health department guidelines regarding food served in our schools. Like reading and writing, brushing teeth, and hand washing, learning good food habits is a skill that can help your child live a healthy, satisfying life. Please support us in nurturing good food habits by following the Nutrition & Food Guidelines set forth by Evergreen School District. Additionally, Child Nutrition Services offers several students based catering programs that can help you recognize and reward your students under the Nutrition & Food Guidelines. Please also check out our list of non-food incentive and reward ideas.
Dear Parents: Please take this survey about our school safety.
It is important for all of the students, parents and staff to feel safe at Dove Hill! Thank You!
Peachjar is an electronic online flyer distribution company. They will post school-approved flyers online and email them directly to parent's inboxes. Peachjar manages flyer distribution on behalf of Dove Hill and works directly with outside organizations so you don't have to. Their award winning service saves schools tons of paper, reduces copy costs and removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers. For those parents who have not yet registered with parent portal , this is one more reason to register. We encourage all parents to register on Parent Portal at www.eesd.org
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
The Evergreen School District is accepting applications from parents/community members interested in filling 3 vacancy positions on Measure H Citizen's Oversight Committee. This committee will oversee the expenditure of Measure H Parcel Tax funds, ensuring they are spent as approved by the voters. It is expected that the committee will meet twice a year, with the first meeting taking place on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit a letter of interest to:
Evergreen School District
3188 Quimby Road
San Jose, Ca 95148
ATTN: Dan Deguara
Your letter should include a brief introduction of yourself, your contact information, and an overview as to why you are interested in serving on the committee. All letters must be received at the District Office by 4:00 p.m. on September 11, 2015. Applicants will be contacted for follow-up interviews.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dan Deguara, Assistant Superintendent at 408 270-6827
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!
If you have not done so, please read and sign the back cover of the “Annual Parent Acknowledgement and Consent Form” and return it to your child’s teacher. The goal of this handbook is to provide students and their families legally required information about their rights and responsibilities. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the information contained in this handbook. While you can use it as a resource to answer your questions, please feel free to contact the school to ask any questions you might have. This handbook is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese upon request.
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
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.
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