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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. 

Parking lot Safety Rules

Park lot Safety Rules

The safety of your child is a top priority for the staff of Dove Hill School. We, the staff at Dove Hill School, urge you to make safety of your child and other children a top priority as well.  Please do not drop your child off at school prior to 8:15 am.  Student supervision does not begin until 8:15am.  Work and personal time commitments are important, but more important is the safety of your child.    

When crossing a street, children as well as adults need to use the crosswalks.  Although it may not be the most convenient or the fastest way to get to and from campus, it is the safest way to travel. 

When driving on the school parking lot, make sure you obey all the rules of the school including the direction of all staff.

There are a lot of students arriving to school in a relatively short window of time.  If it is necessary for you to drive your child to school in the morning, instead of walking, try your very best to pull up as far forward in the drop off line. We want to get as many cars off the city streets to alleviate traffic congestion.  Before pulling away, make sure the car door is closed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Practice Kindness while Driving

Dr. Leon James, a.k.a. "Dr. Driving" and author of Road Rage and Aggressive Driving, says that remembering simple courtesies, like allowing someone to merge or apologizing when we make a mistake, can go a long way in making the driving experience positive for ourselves and others. His basic motto is the old "do unto others" rule: Treat fellow drivers how you would like to be treated. As additional incentive, reducing your aggressiveness on the road can also keep you out of serious trouble: Several states have created special law enforcement teams to seek out and cite aggressive drivers. Depending on the frequency of offenses, violators may be fined, lose their license temporarily or even face jail time. Often, they are required to take a behavior-modification class as well. We're all bound to lose our cool at some point, but by planning ahead and keeping things in perspective, we can prevent our emotions from getting the best of us. Putting aggressive driving in park will help to ensure your own safety, as well as the safety of everyone around you.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) LCAP Consultation

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 next meeting, for the 2015-2016 school year will be Wednesday, February 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Norwood Creek Elementary-3241 Remington Way.  Our Assistant Superintendent Dan Deguara will be leading an LCAP Parent Consultation. We hope to see you there!

 

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!

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THE WEEK?

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2/13/16

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: 2/13/16

Valentine Door Contest

Valentine Door Contest
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Home and School Club General Meeting on March 3rd, 2016 at 5:15pm

Before heading over to Family Literacy Night, all parents are invited to participate in a general meeting for Dove Hill's Home and School Club. Learn how funds raised from previous events and activities are planning to be dispersed. Most importantly, learn how you can become a member!  Parental involvement is a critical piece of student engagement and academic success.  Voice your opinions, get active, and have fun!

Family Literacy Night is Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

Please join us for another exciting Family Night. On March 3rd, Dove Hill will host Family Literacy Night. Games, teacher-lead activities, and raffle prizes will fill the Multi-purpose Room. Back by popular demand, food trucks will be open for business in our parking lot. Doors will open at 6:00pm, and the event will end at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there!

Dove Hill Science Fair

Dove Hill Science Fair

Students are beginning to prepare for the 2016 Dove Hill Science Fair to be held Tuesday, March 1. The science fair project gives students the opportunity to extend their knowledge of a particular scientific topic or idea that they find interesting. It allows them to share the results of their investigation with others through an experiment, model, demonstration, collection or invention. Winners of the 2016 Dove Hill Science Fair will be announced March 8 and are eligible to advance to the Evergreen School District Science Fair on Thursday, March 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Quimby Oak Middle School. Below are the download links to our Science Fair Handbooks that are available in PDF format (Acrobat Reader required). Select your preferred language:

Youth Truth Survey to be to Taken by 3rd -6th Graders

 

Youth Truth Survey to be to Taken by 3rd -6th Graders

Dove Hill and Evergreen School District students in Grades 3-8 will be taking the YouthTruth survey during the upcoming weeks of March.  Permission slips will sent home on Friday, February 12, 2016. The YouthTruth Student Survey is a nationally recognized survey used in schools and districts across the country, surveying hundreds of thousands of students. The survey asks students about their experiences in the school and with their teachers, including how engaged they are at school, the rigor of their coursework, and their preparedness for the future. This is the second year our school, and district will be giving the YouthTruth survey. We have used the information for developing plans and setting goals with our staff.  For information about this survey, please visit www.youthtruth survey.org

PARENT SAFETY SURVEY

PARENT SAFETY SURVEY

         

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. 

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CUESTIONARIO DE SEGURIDAD PARA PADRES

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.

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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.

 

OFFICE HOURS FOR REGISTRATION

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

School Attendance

Student attendance on a regular basis is essential throughout the year. The second trimester is so very important and can be quite rigorous for students. Please be sure to help your child attend school regularly and on time. The rigor of school can be challenging and it helps to have students not miss school, however, if your child is sick, we certainly understand he or she staying home. We want the best for your child and strongly believe that he/she will gain the most from being at school on a consistent daily basis. Thank you for your help and support.

Got Tdap?

Parents of 6th graders - you will need to provide documentation that your child had a Tdap (whooping cough) booster shot 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 in the immunization record to the school office so we can document that the requirement has been completed.

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

Student Accident Insurance

 

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.

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   

  authorization.

Peach Jar Flyers

PeachJar
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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

 

YMCA

YMCA

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

ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Preview

ELA/ELD Instructional Materials

Preview

 

Teacher Center

 3188 Quimby Rd, San Jose, CA 95148

Thursday, February 11, 2016

5:00pm-7:00 pm

Join us to review the English Language Arts and English Language Development materials being considered for recommendation to the District School Board. You will have the opportunity to speak to representatives and view sample materials for grade levels Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. This event is open to the Evergreen Community members, parents, and school staff.

YEARBOOKS ARE BACK!

Yearbooks are Back! Order now for only $15. 

**Deadline for this special price is

      March 4, 2016

Child Nutrition Reminder

Please keep your child’s lunch account up to date by putting money on to your child's account. This will get them through the line faster than using cash.  

You can put money on your account online @ www.myschoolbucks.com or by dropping off cash or a check to the school office.  Please make checks payable to CNS and not the school. If you decide to pack a lunch please be sure to send it with your child.  Lunch applications are still available in the office.

Tips for taking care of children with the flu

Stay home if you or your child is sick until at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine). Keeping sick students at home means that they keep their viruses to themselves rather than sharing them with others. Stay home even if taking antiviral medicines. Cover coughs and sneezes.  Wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub often and especially after coughing or sneezing.

 

LIBRARY HOURS

 

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. 

REMINDER - EVERGREEN SCHOOL DIST. POLICY for BIRTHDAY & CLASSROOM CELEBRATIONS

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