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As we come to the close of the school year, it is important to tie up any loose ends that may have occurred during the year.  If your child owes money for school lunches, please send the money to the school as soon as possible. May 30th will be the last day a child can charge their lunch.  Please also note that the school will not be to provide lunch to any child who has outstanding balance or who does not have the appropriate payment.  In these instances, parents will be contacted to either bring their child a lunch.  Thank you for your help with this.

Evergreen News

The Evergreen School District Board of Trustees ("Board") is seeking volunteers to serve on the District's Facilities Advisory Committee ("Committee"). The District is currently evaluating current and potential uses, space availability, and enrollment for all of its school and district facilities.

The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Board regarding potential and possible alternative uses, including disposition, of District school buildings, space, and property.

The Committee will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating all relevant data, documents, reports, and studies in order to provide the Board with a viable recommendation(s), based on the committee's best judgment regarding reasonably foreseeable scenarios involving District school buildings, space, and property.

The Committee shall consider:

(1) How best to maximize use of District property for District needs, including methods to maximize income from District property and educational or after-school program options for specific school sites;

(2) Alternative uses for specific school sites, including but not limited to magnet schools, commercial/Non-profit leases and child care programs;

(3) And if necessary, disposition of District property.

Appointment, membership, and duties of the Committee will follow the parameters of Education Code section 17387 et seq., although the duties, roles, and responsibilities of Committee members may exceed those set forth in the Education Code.

Committee members will be appointed to represent a cross-section of the community in regards to socio-economic composition, ethnic group, profession, and expertise in land use planning, among others. Committee members will be required to attend Committee meetings, typically in the evenings, and will be composed of not less than seven and no more than eleven members.

The Board may, in its discretion, also identify alternate members to appoint to the Committee in the event of a vacancy.

To be considered for membership, applicants must live within the District's boundaries.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this Committee, please complete the application and return the form to:

Evergreen School District
Office of the Superintendent
3188 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148-3099

Email: rnavarro@eesd.org

All applications are due by 4:00 p.m., on Friday, May 27, 2016 (or postmarked by this date, if mailed). It is the goal of the District for appointments to the Committee be made at the June 9, 2016 Board meeting.



Immunization Waiver Laws A Note from the Nurse:

Immunization Waiver Laws

A Note from the Nurse:

Under a new law known as SB277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California.  Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccination.  Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at Kindergarten (including Transitional Kindergarten) or 7th grade. For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact your local health department Immunization Education and Planning Program 408-937-2271. 

Preparing Children for a Smooth Transition to Middle School

May 9, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.(registration starts at 5:45 p.m.) LeyVa Library – 1865 Monrovia Dr.

  TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE 408-270-6840

Translators will be available in Vietnamese and Spanish. Daycare services will be provided. A light snack will be available.

For more information please call Pupil Services at (408) 270-6840


preparación para la transición a la Escuela Intermedia

9 de mayo de 2016, 6:00 PM a 7:00 PM (la inscripción comienza a las 5:45 PM) Biblioteca LeyVa – 1865 Monrovia Dr.

preparación para la transición a la Escuela Intermedia

9 de mayo de 2016, 6:00 PM a 7:00 PM (la inscripción comienza a las 5:45 PM) Biblioteca LeyVa – 1865 Monrovia Dr.

Parking Lot Safety

The safety of all of our students is of utmost importance to us.  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 allowed.  Buses received priority in the drive through lane.  The parking lot has designated spaces for staff.  All others spaces may be used for visitors.


Please park only in unmarked spaces or on unpainted curbs--never on a red or yellow curb. The White curb near kindergarten is where you should drop off your student, but please do not park there.  Do not allow your child to walk between cars or walk across the parking lot by themselves. Here are some vehicle code reminders when it comes to parking.

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


Curb Marking Code 21458


Red indicates no stopping, standing, or parking, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended. Emergency vehicles and buses receive priority.


White indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight.



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!



Food and Nutrition Standards

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.

Dove Hill’s School Site Council/ELAC Representatives

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.

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.

Today: 5/24/16


We would like to thank  Ben Cope, Manager at Food Maxx who gave a generous donation of delicious baked goods and refreshments in celebration of Teacher Appreciation.

The Home & School Club proudly thanks all the volunteers for their dedication and hard work to make Book Fair such a great success.  We also want to give a special thanks to Jasmine Distura, who organized the event.  Our goal is to create a positive connection between families and school, and the support of the community has made that possible during this event. We look forward to future Parent Involvement Activities at Dove Hill Elementary.


Jump Rope For Heart

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On Friday, April 29th, a representative from the American Heart Association spoke with students about the importance of heart healthy habits. This assembly was the kickoff to Dove Hill's Jump Rope For Heart Fundraiser and Health Awareness event.  Monies raised from this event will go toward the education, research, and treatment of heart-related illness.


You can support your child by helping him/her making healthier choices in diet and activity.  We will be collecting donations for Jump Rope for Heart until our Jump Day Celebration on May 19th.  Be on the lookout for the flier and informational envelope that will be sent home from his/her teacher!




Dear   Parents,

Bulldog Tech, the first New Tech Network school in Silicon Valley, is now accepting applications for 7th grade students for the 2016-17 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 LeyVa Middle School campus. As featured on NBC's Today Show, Bulldog Tech uses a proven instructional model that combines a rigorous curriculum solving real-world problems, providing every student an iPad during classes, and creating 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 interests you for your student, find out more, including how to apply, by attending our final parent information meeting 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: May 24, 2016 6:30-7:30 in room BT1

How To Help Your Child During CAASPP Testing

How To Help Your Child During CAASPP Testing

On April 25th – June 9th we will begin our annual testing. It is important that all students are in school during this time. Here are a few ideas you can follow to help your child do his or her best.  Please observe the following:


  The Night Before the Test

  •         It’s very important for your child to get a good night sleep.
  •         Have your child eat a good breakfast but not a heavy one.  Don’t force you child to eat.
  • Plan to stay away from problems before the test.  It would help to avoid talking about a child’s bad habits at this time.
  • Keep the rules of the house.  Stopping normal discipline or upsetting the usual routine at the home may confuse your child.
  • Consider talking about the test to reassure your child.  At the same time, don’t dwell on the subject, as you may cause your child to worry unnecessarily.
  • Be encouraging.
  • Consider planning an educational game like scrabble or Twenty Questions to help your child get into the testing spirit.

The Morning of the Test

  • Have your child get up early enough to avoid hurrying.

                 Being on time for school is important

  • Be positive when you send your child too school.


Thanks for your cooperation


New/Renewal of Interdistrict or School Choice or Open Enrollment Transfers

 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 reviewed annually; your child will not automatically be placed in a class for the
2016- 2017 school year. Interdistrict Transfer Request received before May 27th will have first consideration for
placement for the 2016-2017 school year.


School Choice Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, May 2, 2016 – Friday, May 20, 2016
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, April 4, 2016. Completed
requests will be accepted at the District Office during the request window: Monday, May 2, 2016 through Friday,
May 20, 2016. Requests received after Friday, May 20, 2016 will not be included in the lottery. These requests will be put on a waiting list.
Open Enrollment Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, May 2, 2016 – Friday, May 20, 2016
As an Open Enrollment School, parents have the option of requesting a school transfer for the 2016-2017 school year
for their children to any public school that has a higher API score. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent
and will not be provided by the district. Additional information regarding requirements, the process, and Open Enrollment Request forms are available at the Evergreen School District Office.

Spring District and State Assessments 2015–16 District Assessment Window April 12, 2016 – June 9, 2016

Each spring, most students in California participate in the statewide testing program, which is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career. In grades three through eight, most students take the Smarter Balanced online tests for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. How- ever, students who have a significant cognitive disability (as designated in their individualized edu- cation program) are eligible to take the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs). In grades five and eight, students are also tested in science. For more information, please visit www.eesd.org/ page.cfm?p=2653.


Cada primavera, la mayoría de los estudiantes de California participan en el programa de evalu- ación estatal denominado Sistema de Evaluación de California del Rendimiento y Progreso Estu- diantil (CAASPP). Las pruebas en el Sistema CAASPP proporcionan información a los maestros, padres/tutores y a los estudiantes acerca de su progreso y preparación para la universidad y la vida laboral. De tercero a octavo grado, la mayoría de los estudiantes realizan las pruebas en línea Smarter Balanced para lengua y literatura en inglés/lectoescritura (ELA) y para matemática. Sin embargo, los estudiantes que tienen discapacidades cognitivas importantes (como lo indica en su programa de educación individualizado) son candidatos para realizar las Evaluaciones Alternativas de California (CAA). En quinto y octavo grado, los estudiantes son evaluados también en ciencias. Para obtener más información, visite www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=2653


Mỗi mùa xuân, hầu hết các học sinh của California đều tham gia vào chương trình kiểm tra trên toàn tiểu bang, đây là Hệ Thống Đánh Giá Thành Tích và Sự Tiến Bộ của Học Sinh của California (CAASPP). Các bài kiểm tra trong Hệ Thống CAASPP cung cấp thông tin cho giáo viên, phụ huynh/ người giám hộ, và học sinh về sự tiến bộ và mức độ sẵn sàng cho các tùy chọn và o đại học cao đẳngvànghềnghiệpcủahoc̣ sinh.Đốivớicáclớptừlớpbađếnhếtlớptám,hầuhếthọcsinhsẽ làm bài kiểm tra trực tuyến trên hệ thố ng Đá nh Giá Cân Bằng Thông Minh Hơn về đoc̣ viế t/cá c môn luyêṇ tiế ng Anh (ELA) và toán học. Tuy nhiên, những học sinh bị khuyết tật nặng về nhận thức (như được chỉ định trong chương trình giáo dục cá nhân hóa của họ) sẽ đủ điều kiện để tham gia vào chương trình Đánh Giá Thay Thế của California (CAA). Đối với các lớp năm và lớp tám, học sinh cũng được làm bài kiểm tra về môn khoa học. Để biết thêm thông tin, vui lòng truy cập www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=2653.


2016/2017 Kindergarten and Transitional Registration Packets

On February 10, 2016 Parents may pick-up the 2016-2017 Kindergarten and Transitional  Registration Packets

  • Please register your child for Transitional Kindergarten if your child will turn five years old between Sept. 2, 2016 and Dec. 2, 2016.

       Completed registration packets will be accepted in the school office beginning Tuesday, March 2 2016.



9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday – Friday

Updated registration forms for the 2016-2017 school year will be available to download from our district website

@eesd.org after 2/1/16

For additional requirements please contact the Dove Hill School Office- Thank You

Lawsuit impact on release of student data--opt-out form available to all families

You may have heard of a recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE), which will impact all school districts in the state.

On April 2012, two organizations – the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging special needs students in Santa Clara County have not received a legally required level of public education.

The Evergreen School District was not a party to the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the listed allegations. Despite this, as a part of this lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the United States District Court to release all data it has collected on general and special education students since Jan. 1, 2008, regardless of District. These records pertain to more than 10 million students throughout the state and could include names, medical information, home addresses, disciplinary records, progress reports, and some Social Security numbers.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) makes clear the necessities for the protection of privacy of parents and students, which include a requirement for written consent before a school or District may disclose any personal information about students. Despite this, the court order mandates an exception to this requirement.

In spite of the above exception, please note that there is an objection/opt-out option for all families: (see -

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/morganhillcase.asp) Families who do not wish this information to be made available may complete and mail in the Notice and Objection form by April 1, 2016. The objection form provides no guarantee that the records will not be released, as the ultimate decision will be at the discretion of the court, but is an important step for those wishing to contest the information release.

Again, Evergreen School District is not directly involved in this matter in any way and we are simply sharing this information with our families. If you require any further information please contact the California Department of Education at 916-319- 0800




We work hard to ensure our school is a safe place to be for all students.  We revise and monitor our plan as well as make recommendations for improvements.  We value your input and look forward to all parents completing this survey.  The survey will take just a few moments of your time to complete.  In advance, thank you for your input. 





Nosotros trabajamos mucho para asegurar que nuestra escuela es un lugar seguro para todos los estudiantes. Revisamos y supervisamos nuestro plan así como hacemos recomendaciones para mejorar.  Valoramos sus epuestas.  Es muy importante que todos los padres completen este cuestionario.  El cuestionario tomará sólo unos minutos de su tiempo para completar. Gracias antemano por su tiempo.





Parent University - Join Today!

Parent University Classes are offered throughout the year.  Please view the SCHEDULE for more information.  To register, contact Rhonda Cowdery at rcowdery@eesd.org or call (408) 270-6830.

We look forward to a great year!

1st Grade Requirement - Health Exam

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.

Truancy Defined

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

Peach Jar Flyers


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


Walk n' Roll Every Wednesday

Walk N Roll Every Wednesday

Please be reminded that Walk N Roll is about walking to school.  Walking to school allows students to spend time together with family and/or significant important others in a student’s life.  Walking to school not only provides health benefits, but also reduces traffic and congestion in and around the school.   Students receive a hole punch in their card for walking to school.  To receive a hole punch in a student card, please remind your student that they have to walk to school.  Take a few extra minutes and a leisurely walk with your child.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  If you take the bus, you are not allowed to walk to school, but you can walk with Ms. Mora for 10 minutes around the school to receive a hole punch on your card

Parents of 5th and 6th grade students;

The growth and Development curriculum will be presented to the 5th and 6th graders at Dove Hill School the week of May 16-23.  Please remember to sign and return the Permission Form for your child to be presented for this curriculum or be given alternative study time if you do not wish them to participate.



Starting on June 10th, all unused medications must be picked up by parents or designated adults only.  All leftover medicine will be discarded after June 11th.  New medication forms for 2016/17 school year will be sent home with students.



    Our students went to LeyVa this week for their 7th grade orientation. Usually by this time, all of our 6th graders have had their Tdap booster-but this year we have quite a few students that still have not had their Tdap boosters. Please remember that your student WILL NOT be registered until this important immunization has been recorded. If your student has had this booster and the information has not been recorded, please do so immediately. You may scan and send the information to jchavez@eesd.org, fax to 408-223-4536 or bring it into the school office.



 Auditions will be held on May 26th

                      3:00–4:30 in the cafeteria                          

  Come show your talent

  ALL students are invited

Are you Moving this Summer?

 Believe it or not, we’re already planning for the 2016-2017 school year!  We would greatly appreciate it if you notify the office if you plan to move over the summer.  This will assist us in our planning as well as ensure that you receive any summer mailings that are sent out



Is currently accepting application for 5th & 6th graders only.  You can obtain an application by going to room 31 and asking for Israel Garcia. 


Yearbooks are Back! Order now for only $15. 

**Deadline for this special price is

      March 4, 2016



The library is now open to parents and students for book check out and AR testing.    

Monday – Friday 8:00 -8:30 a.m.

Clip Box Tops - Earn Cash for Dove Hill

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.


Hearing Stories Builds Comprehension

Have you ever read something that didn’t make sense to you, and then understood it when someone read it aloud?  You can do the same thing for your child.  When you read aloud, you can place emphasis on certain areas.  You can raise and lower your voice.  You can change characters.  You can even discuss difficult concepts.  Your understanding will help your child comprehend ideas he wouldn’t “get” on his own.  Meanwhile, you’ll improve his vocabulary and be a strong reading role model. 


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