First Day of School
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Grades K-6: 8:06 am - 2:30 am
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Greetings from Huntington Drive Elementary School! I hope you are having a wonderful summer with family and friends. The 2016-2017 school year is upon us and I am excited and looking forward to the many adventures that await us. This packet contains important information to look over and be familiar with as the start of the school draws near. Please take some time to go over the appropriate information with your child.
A special welcome to all our new Huntington Drive families! We look forward to getting to know you and having you get involved at Huntington Drive. I am confident that you will love it here! We have an awesome staff that cares deeply about kids!
We begin our new school year with the continued focus on student achievement and plan for even greater student accomplishments. Of course, we cannot do this without you- you are your child’s first teacher. Remember, your children should be reading every day! Keep them involved in writing stories (e.g., keep a daily writing journal), drawing and coloring pictures (you might discover a Picasso in your child), and working on math skills.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 is the first day of school. All class rosters will be posted by 4:00pm on Monday, August 15 in front of the school and in the playground your child’s name, their teacher, and their new classroom number. Students in grades 1-6 will line up by classroom number on the playground. All new kindergarten students will wait in the auditorium for their teachers.
Please drop off students at the entrance gates on Topaz Street or the tunnel gate on Huntington Drive after 7:30 a.m. and not before since yard supervision does not begin until 7:30 a.m. For security purposes, we will lock the gates promptly when the instruction bell rings at 8:06 a.m. The gate on Topaz St remains open for school business. If you need to be on campus for any reason after the bell rings, please sign-in at the entrance gate and obtain a Visitor’s Pass. We are continuing the Breakfast in the Classroom Program, therefore all students will be served breakfast in their classroom at the beginning of the day. Don’t forget that beginning August 23, 2016 through April 18, 2017 Tuesdays are early dismissal at 1:30 pm. Students and/or siblings are not allowed to play on the equipment even if a parent is supervising.
The school’s expectation is the use of school uniforms for ALL students. Students should wear their uniforms everyday which consists of blue or khaki bottom (pants, shorts, or skirt), a white or navy blue top (shirt), and comfortable closed shoes (tennis).
Our regular school schedule for ETK, TK and Kindergarten through Grade 6 students is as follows:
7:30 a.m. Gates Open
8:01 a.m. Warning Bell (Reminds students to line up)
8:06 a.m. School Begins
2:30 p.m. Dismissal
Early Tuesday Dismissal at 1:30 pm begins on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to our students learning every day and to a very successful year! If you have any questions, please contact the school at the above number or visit our website.
We Offer the DUAL Language Two-Way Immersion Program - Spanish
DUAL Language Two-Way Immersion Program - Spanish
What is it?
• Instructional program for English learners and English proficient students taught in the EL’s primary language (Spanish) and English.
How does this program help my child?
• Students learn standards-based academic content in English and in the Spanish.
What makes this program unique?
• English learners and English proficient students acquire language proficiency and academic achievement in English and in Spanish.
• English learners (who speak Spanish) and English proficient students serve as mutual language models.
• Students develop bilingualism and biliteracy.
Who can enroll in this program?
• English learners in elementary grades, who speak Spanish.
• English proficient students (IFEP, RFEP, EO.)
What grade levels offer the program?
• We currently offer the DUAL Language Program in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Do I need a Parental Exception Waiver?
Parents and staff, make sure to visit our PSA Counselor's website to learn more about school attendance.
SCHOOL WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR PLAN
Please continue supporting our positive behavior plan by reviewing school rules and expectations with your son/daughter and by giving your child immediate positive feedback for good behavior. Your support in this effort will help establish a culture of safety and respect.
COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL MEETINGS
Friday, August 26th @ 8:30 am
Friday, September 30th @ 8:30 am
Friday, October 21st @ 8:30 am
Friday, December 16th @ 8:30 am