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APPROPRIATE DRESS

The warmer weather is here and it is a good time to review expectations for student dress. Please be advised that spaghetti strap, crop tops, and short-shorts (above finger tip length) are not acceptable for school. Also, no open toed shoes or sandals.

Attention Parents!

It is in your child's best interest to make their doctor's and dentist's appointments after school hours so that they do not miss important learning. Your cooperation is sincerely appreciated!

Smarter Balanced Field Test Begins in April

Smarter Balanced Field Test Begins in April

 

Starting the week of April 7th the students in grades 3 through 8 in Evergreen School District will begin taking the Smarter Balanced Field Test. This Field Test replaces the California Standards Test or STAR in English language arts and mathematics. The Smarter Balanced Field Test is an essential step toward the goal of implementing a comprehensive new statewide assessment system designed to ensure all children graduate prepared for college and careers in the global economy of the 21st Century.

 

Through mid May, students will take an English language arts, mathematics and a performance based task assessment online. While the content of the test will be similar between schools, the State has assigned slightly different sections to different schools and grades and therefore each school test schedule will vary.

 

The first administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment is designed to be a “test of the test”. Participation in the Field Test will give students valuable exposure to the future assessment system, and hands-on experience with the functionality of technology-enhanced test questions and performance tasks.  Additionally, it will allow our district to test our technology infrastructure and provide teachers an opportunity to adjust to the new system.  As such, no results from these tests will be provided to parents, schools or districts.

 

In addition to the Smarter Balanced field test, students in grades 5 and 8 will still take the California Standards Test in science during the first two weeks in May and these result will be mailed to parents during the summer.

 

The California Department of Education has developed a field test video which provided an overview of the test.  If you would like to learn more visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKerb7NsDUE.

2013-2014 Yearbooks

Parents, now is the time to order yearbooks! Order forms are in the front office. The cost is $18.00.

Cash only please.

April - Student Pride - Citizenship

Doing your share to make your school and community better. Cooperating, Getting involved in community affairs, Staying informed, Being a good neighbor, Obeying laws and rules, Respecting authority, Protecting the environment

Dove Hill is Proud!

39 students were reclassified as English Language Proficient The following students participated in an   awards assembly and were given a medal for their achievement:

Alvarado, Simon                                                                            Nguyen, Nhien                               
Bacatat, Kyla                                                                                 Nguyen Quan-Minh
Bailey, Kim                                                                                    Pazarin, Milani

Cuesta, Valarie                                                                               Pham, Rick

Dang, Eva                                                                                      Pham Van Richard

Dang, Hillary                                                                                 Serrano, Carlos

Heng, Jenice                                                                                   Pimentel, Alyssa

Hernandez                                                                                      Ramirez, Miranda

Lam, Laura                                                                                    Robles, Madeleine

Le, Dominic                                                                                   Ruelas, Andres

Le, Dorothy                                                                                    Son, Sarah

Lopez, Andrea                                                                               Thi, Navid

Montes, Stephanie                                                                         Torres, Stephanie 

Ngo, Andrew                                                                                 Tran, Hope

Ngo, Thomas                                                                                  Tran, Lillian

Nguyen, Brian                                                                               Truong, Christian

Nguyen, Crystal                                                                             Valdovinos Joshua

Nguyen, James                                                                               Vazquez, Arlen

Nguyen, Jenny                                                                               Nguyen, Kasey 

Nguyen, Kristen                                                                            Vo, Ellen

Got T-DAP?

Parents of 6th grader you will need to provide documentation that your child had a Tdap (whooping cough) booster shots given on or after 7 years old.  Our goal is to have ALL 6th grade students provide this documentation before the end of May.  If you haven’t done so already, check your child’s immunization record or call your physician to find out when they last had a Tdap vaccination.  Once the shot is completed, bring the immunization record to your child’s school so we can document that the requirement has been completed.  Do not wait until the summer to complete this requirement.

2014-2015 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

It is now time to register for Kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2014. If your child turns 5 between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014 you can register for Transitional Kindergarten. Registration packets are now available in the school office. Completed registration packets are now being accepted in the school office.

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.

Bulldog Tech Applications

Dear Parents,

Bulldog Tech, the first New Tech Network School in Silicon Valley, is now accepting applications for 7th and 8th grade students for the 2014-2015 school year. We are part of the Evergreen School District and are a school within a school model housed on the far east side of  the LeyVa Middle School campus. As featured on NBC's Today Show, Bulldog Tech uses a proven instructional model that combines a rigorous curriculum by solving real world problems, by allowing every student to use an IPad all day during classes, and by growing a culture of trust, respect and responsibility. We bring the 21st century into education by partnering with the community and high-tech companies for resources, exhibitions, and field trips. If this interest you for your student, find out more, including how to apply, by attending one of our parent information meetings at Bulldog Tech, 1865 Monrovia Drive. We are off the east parking lot, in the back near the soccer field and track of LeyVa. The meeting dates and times are as follows:

March 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm in BT1

March 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm in BT1

April 1st, 2014 at 6:30 pm in BT1

Find out more at www.bulldogtech.org

 

Safety in The Crosswalks

The crosswalks next to Dove Hill on Colt Way are designated as "Safe Zones." Pedestrians, children and adults are given the 'right of way.' The 'right of way' means the driver must STOP and allow the people in the crosswalks to pass safely. The school does not monitor the crosswalks. Please support our efforts to keep everyone safe by adhering to all Traffic Laws. To report unsafe driving, please call: (408) 534-2900.

Getting to School on time--- Truancy and the law

The law clearly states that all students need to be in school. The exceptions are for illness, and family emergencies. This does not include vacations or out of town trips. Also, please try to make ...more

Principal Ortega's Message

Homework and the Common Core Standards

As teachers begin to implement the new strategies for learning, there may be some changes in what you see for homework. The Common Core Standards ask students to ...more

MESSAGES FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

The office receives many calls from parents wanting to tell their children who will pick them up or whether they should walk home. We are committed to protecting instructional classroom time. The office staff will take your message, but will not put your call through to your child's classroom. Teachers usually pick up their messages at recess or lunch. Please have a standard plan with your children upon what they should do upon their dismissal. Please make every attempt to discuss after school arrangements with your child, before they come to school. Thank you!

Note from the Nurse

This is a reminder that all Kindergarten students are required to have an oral health assessment (dental exam) completed by May 31st and a physical exam prior to First Grade dated March 2013. If your child has not had either one of these exams yet, please make the necessary appointments so that your child can be cleared from these requirements.

1:  Please be sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats breakfast.

2:  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.

3: 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.

4: 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.

5: 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.

6: If you haven’t already, completed your 6th grade T-Dap immunization now is a good time to do so and please bring a copy to the school office. Remember – Healthy Children Learn Better. We look forward to a great year!

Chris Quick, RN Ellen Segal, RN Evergreen School District Nurses

HOMEWORK CAN BE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE!

* 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.

School Accountability Report Cards Now Available

Through School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community allowing the public to evaluate and compare schools for student achievement, environment, resources and demographics. School Accountability Report Cards for all Evergreen Schools can be found at www.eesd.org under the "Schools" tab. A copy may be requested by contacting the school office.

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