CONGRATULATIONS 6TH GRADE STUDENTS!
Dove Hill would like to congratulate all the 6th grade students on a job well done. We wish you success in your future endeavors. Mr. Lapena, said it perfectly when he quoted Yoda at yesterday’s sixth grade promotion. “Do or do not, there is no such word as try.” When you eliminate the word “try” from your vocabulary, you declare that you are capable of doing and completing any challenge you face. Don’t allow anything, including the conversation within to stand in your way. There is no such word as, “try.”
Please Update Parent Portal
It's time to update your student's parent portal. Please make sure all information is up to date and click the box that says you have done so. If you have not registered for parent portal now is a good time to do so.
To All Home & School Club Volunteers
To All Home & School Club Volunteers:
Your help does not go unnoticed! You are truly appreciated, amazing, thoughtful, skilled, involved, awesome, helpful, giving and much much more.
END OF YEAR SCHOOL LUNCH CONCERNS
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.
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
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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
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.
PLEASE CALL PUPIL SERVICES BY MAY 5 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!
WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THE WEEK?
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.
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.
Congratulations to the following Students who made Honor Roll!
Congratulations to the following Students
who made Honor Roll!
Preparing for 2016/2017 School Year
If you are enrolling your child for K-6 grade please be sure all documentations required for your child are turned in with your registration packet. You may not be placed in a class if the registration packet is incomplete. Our office will close on Thursday, June 23rd. It’s important to submit your registration packet as soon as possible to ensure space for your child for the upcoming year. For all returning Dove Hill students the welcome back letter will be available online @ www.eesd.org and through peachjar. During the summer, you will also be able to view your child/ren next year’s teacher through Parent Portal on August 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. It is important that all your contact information is current in our Parent Portal online system and that you know your login information. Please come to the office if you need your log in codes
San Jose Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
San Jose Public Library announces its Summer Reading Challenge from June 1 - July 31. This year's challenge is to "Read for the Win". The whole family can participate! Kids and teens can sign up at their local library or online at sjpl.org/summer. Click the headline for more information.
CHILD NUTRITION DEPARTMENT
California’s Summer Nutrition Programs can help feed your children by serving healthy lunches during the summer months.
The summer nutrition programs serve all children through age 18 at no charge. The programs also operate activities for children that are safe and fun. Children receive complete, wholesome meals and parents receive help in stretching their food dollars.
You can look for a site near you by visiting the Summer Meal Service Map at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Or the Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3Hungry (1-866-348-6479). For Spanish, call 1-877-8Hambre (1-877-848-6273)
(Evergreen SD is not a Summer Program site)
This information will be available on the Evergreen Web site www.eesd.org under the Child Nutrition tab after June 9th with specific sites close to the Evergreen area. A flyer will also be created for Peachjar soon. Inquires from parents should be directed to the CNS office at 408 223-4500.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.
Join the Team: Dove Hill Seeking Candidates for School Site Council and English Language Advisory Council for 2016-2018 school year.
There are multiple ways to get involved in your child’s education experience and learn how schools develop their improvement plan and budget for programs. Get involved and be a part of the school governance.
Dove Hill needs you on School Site Council or English Language Advisory (ELAC) Committee. Dove Hill is currently seeking candidates to serve on School Site Council and ELAC for 2016-2018 school years. Your voice is important and as a school site council and ELAC member, you represent our community.
The school site council/ELAC is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and students (at the high school level) that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers. Meetings occur once a month and include the governance on the School Safety Committee. We hope you’ll consider being a member of our team. If interested, please contact the school at 408-270-4964
BULL DOG TECH@ LEYVA
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
School Choice Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, May 2, 2016 – Friday, May 20, 2016
2016/2017 Kindergarten and Transitional Registration Packets
On February 10, 2016 Parents may pick-up the 2016-2017 Kindergarten and Transitional Registration Packets
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
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
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.
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
Reminder to all 6th grade Parents
It’s not to late to turn in your child's/ren T-Dap booster prior to entering 7th grade. The shot can be given on or after the 7th birthday. Please be sure to bring in documentation to the front office as soon as the booster has been given to update health records.
Lost and Found
This is your last chance to claim your lost and found items. Please claim your child’s jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes etc. Any unclaimed items will be donated to the San Jose Shelter.
STUDENT MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 408-223-4536 or bring it into the school office.
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
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.
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