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District Alert

10/19/18

The secure campus status at El Camino High School has been lifted and an all-clear has been issued. Students have finished the school day according to the normal schedule, and are freely exiting campus.

El Camino High School was briefly placed on Secure Campus status this afternoon. This means that doors were locked, and entering and exiting campus was temporarily restricted. However, students and staff were not under a full lockdown protocol as there was no immediate threat to our school community.

Out of an abundance of caution, this action was taken in response to a South San Francisco Police Department (SSFPD) report that police were following a suspicious person that was in the general area around the El Camino campus.  The individual was in a vehicle, not on foot, and was never on campus.

All students and staff are safe and were not in any immediate danger.

School will be in session as regularly scheduled next week.

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About Peachjar eflyers

In the past, our schools sent home loads of flyers in students’ backpacks. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly and to embrace innovative technology, we have moved from paper to a digital flyer delivery.

With our Peachjar eflyer program, the eflyers will be sent directly to parents’ email inboxes as well as posted on school websites for easy access. All flyers may be accessed by clicking on the   logo. 

Each year, our schools will save tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. In addition, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

School and school district-approved eflyers will keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events. And our children's backpacks will be a little bit lighter!

 

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be Thursday, August 30th at 6:30p.m. We will gather in the Multi-Use Room for introductions and a short presentation. The teachers will then be in their classrooms to explain the curriculum and expectations for your child. This is an evening for parents to meet the teacher and learn about the grade level standards, schedules and important classroom events planned for this year. Parents are encouraged to attend without their children. If students do accompany their parents, they must remain with them and listen to the presentations. This is not an evening for children to play outside, as they will not be supervised.

Serramonte It's a Trip

We are participating in the Serramonte It’s a Trip program. Please save receipts for purchases at the mall beginning  August 1st.  Serramonte sponsors a field trip program for the top five schools. Besides shopping, we receive points for advertising and students attending Kid Club events at the mall. The last day to make purchases will be January 31st.

Important Information

School Hours:

Grades 1-5         8:30- 2:45

Kindergarten      8:30-12:30 for dates 8/15/18- 8/24/18;   8:30-1:30 for dates 08/27/18-05/30/19

Minimum days   8:30-1:01

 

Collaboration Wednesdays:

Beginning Wednesday, September 12th, every Wednesday dismissal will be at 1:45. The three exceptions will be October 3, March 6 and May 29, which are scheduled as 1:01 dismissal. This Collaboration time allows teachers the opportunity to meet together and plan lessons which implement the Common Core State Standards.

 

Staff Development Day:

Monday November 1st will be a non-student day.

 

School Rules:

The students of the school are expected to follow the four school rules:

Be kind

Be Safe

Respect others and their property

Do your best at all times

 

Attendance:

Attendance is a key part of student academic success. When your child is not at school they are missing important information that may not be made up with a written assignment. 

 

If your child is sick, please keep them at home and notify the office. To report your child’s absence call 877-8838, please state the child’s name, teacher’s name, and the reason for absence. Please send a note to the office on the first day that the student returns to school. If we do not hear from the family, the student will be marked unexcused. Unexcused absences are counted towards truancy. Renewals of transfers are dependent on attendance and the number of tardies.

 

We recommend that appointments are scheduled during non-school hours. However, if you need to pick up your child during school hours, please come to the office and sign your child out. If the office staff is not familiar with the person coming to the office, the person will need to show identification.

 

Vacations:

We prefer that vacations/ travel plans are not scheduled during school hours. However; if vacations are taken during scheduled school days, parents should write a letter and receive the principal’s approval before the vacation, so that the absence is considered “other.” If approval is not received in advance the absence will be marked as “unexcused.” Three unexcused absences are considered truant.

 

Volunteering:

Only parents that have been cleared by our District Office will be allowed to volunteer. For the safety of all our children and per district policy, regular volunteers and field trip drivers are asked to complete a School Volunteer Application district form, sign a Code of Conduct, submit a copy of current driver’s license, submit the TB form, and be fingerprinted. MV parents will be approved as Level 4 volunteers, so that they may drive on field trips. Please begin the process by completing an application packet, sending a copy of your driver’s license and TB form to our MV office. The principal will then send you to have your fingerprints done locally. 

 

Parent Visitation:

Please make arrangements with the teacher in advance of your visit or when volunteering in the classroom. In order to keep the students of Monte Verde safe, we ask that all volunteers sign in at the office and obtain a visitor’s pass. If you need to deliver something to your child during the day, please bring it to the office and we will deliver it to the classroom.

 

Parking and Drop Off:

The parking lots are closed to traffic. The limited parking spaces in the lots are for staff members. The Red Zone is a no parking zone. Due to the design of the lot on Shannon, parents should not pull into the entrance to drop off students. The white zones are to be used for dropping off and picking up students. If you want to accompany your child to and from campus, we ask that you park on St. Cloud, Shannon and the intersecting streets. Students should use the gate on Shannon and avoid the driveway when coming in or out of school. Adults coming on campus to meet their children at the classroom should not arrive more than five minutes before dismissal. Parents are asked to share this information with the adult who comes to pick up your child.

 

Medication:

If your child has medical concerns or allergies, please make sure that the office has the medication and Hold Harmless forms completed by both the parent and the physician. Medication and forms must be submitted together. Medication must be in the original prescription container, and should be in the office by the first day of school.

 

Cafeteria Services:

The prices will be $2.80 per hot lunch, reduced lunch price $.40 and milk sold separately for $.55.  Lunches may be paid in advance. Each child has an account and parents may access the balance, more details will be sent home with the website and student identification number.

 

Subsidized Meal Program:

Please complete your applications for the Federally Funded Free/Reduced lunch program. The forms will be sent home. You may also apply online. The online application is easily accessible by going to the district website (www.ssfusd.org), clicking on the green icon “online meal application” and following the prompts. Students who participated in the program last year must reapply. Parents are responsible for charges incurred before students are accepted into the program.

 

Hip Pocket:

Parent information is sent home on Tuesdays.

 

Emergency Card:

Please complete an emergency card for your child ASAP. We rely on this card to notify you when there is a problem at school. Please include numbers of people you trust to pick up your child. Students will not be released to persons not listed on the card. For the safety of our students, identification will be checked.

 

Dress Code:

Clothing should be comfortable for physical activity with appropriate coverage of body parts. Shoes should be closed toe, and also appropriate for running and playing. Clothing and jewelry should not be distracting. Large jewelry should not be worn, especially earrings due to safety concerns.

 

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Today: 10/20/18

Dates to Remember

08-27    Kindergarten students dismissed at 1:30

08-30     Back to School Night- 6:30pm

08-31     Walk-a-thon Kick-off

09-03     Labor Day- holiday

09-12     Teacher Collaboration 1:45 Dismissal

09-13     Restaurant Night- Panda Express

09-19     Teacher Collaboration 1:45 Dismissal

09-21     Walk-a-thon

09-26    Teacher Collaboration 1:45 Dismissal