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.
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, March 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Norwood Creek Elementary-3241 Remington Way. We will be reviewing the District Strategic Objectives and discussing progress made on all five of the district goals 1) Promote Achievement for all students, 2) Improve Fiscal Health, 3) Promote Collaboration, Transparency and Communication with Students, Parents and Staff, 4) Retain Quality Staff, 5) Safety and Wellness Throughout the District. 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?
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.
Jump Rope For Heart
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!
Writing contest for Children Entries Categories Grades 4,5,6,7,8
WHAT DOES “HOME” MEAN TO YOU?
SANTA CLARA COUNTY CHILDREN Grade 4 – 8
are invited to submit a written entry describing what you think about HOME and what you want your HOME to be.
‐Category 1: for 4th – 5th grade ‐Category 2: for 6th – 8th grade
Prizes: Each category will have 2 prizes
‐First prize: $2000 & Second prize: $500
‐Topic: What does “home” mean to you? ‐Entrants: grade 4 ‐ 8 ‐Format: any written entry (essay, story) that reflects the topic. ‐Entry should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org ‐Word count: from 500 words to 1500 words ‐Judging criteria: theme, presentation, grammar, creativity and message ‐Deadline: September 30, 2016
‐Cover page must include student’s name, address, grade, age, school, telephone number and email. ‐A release form must be signed by contestant and parent or guardian
Contact Thao (408) 831‐6212/ email@example.com
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
The Morning of the Test
Being on time for school is important
Thanks for your cooperation
Take us out to the Ballgame ♬ Dove Hill’s Baseball Night Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 7:00
Take us out to the Ballgame ♬
Dove Hill’s Baseball Night
Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 7:00
Come join us at Municipal Stadium for a fun evening of baseball. The San Jose Giants are the farm team for the San Francisco Giants and many of their players have moved up to the major league. It’s a wonderful stadium where you can really see the players up close.
Dove Hill has a large block of tickets available for only $7.00 each! Tickets can be sold to neighbors, family, parents’ co-workers, baseball team members and friends. Be sure to join in the Evergreen joint school choirs singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
Municipal Stadium is located at 588 E. Alma Avenue right across the street from Kelley Park. Head down Story Road. Turn left onto Senter Road. Turn right onto Alma Street. Stadium is on the left.
We look forward to having you join us for this fun event! Tickets are available now! Please fill out the form below and send in $7.00 for each ticket in CASH by May 2nd. The tickets will be delivered to the classroom designated below.
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Student Name :_____________________ Classroom ___
Teacher ____________ ______# of tickets
x $7.00 = __________ cash attached
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
Book Fair is Coming... Parent Volunteers Needed!
Dove Hill is scheduled to host a Scholastic Book Fair from May 16th-19th. In order for it to operate, we will need a team of enthusiastic parent volunteers. Please contact the school office at 408-270-4964 if you are able to lend a hand.
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
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
Walk 'N Roll Wednesdays
This is a reminder that each Wednesday is a Walk To School Wednesday. Students living in and around the school neighborhood are encouraged to walk to school! Greeters will be available outside the school to punch pink cards that were printed for each student enrolled. Students who are bussed to school are to take the bus. No bussers should be walking to school. Arrangements will be made to include bussers in our Walking Wednesday's! As a reminder, the parking lot will be closed until 8:30 a.m. each and every Walking Wednesday to reduce traffic congestion in and around the school. Thank you for your cooperation!
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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com, fax to 408-223-4536 or bring it into the school office.
YMCA TALENT SHOW
YMCA TALENT SHOW
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!
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.
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