Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome back to a brand new school year!It is my sincere hope that you enjoyed your summer with your children and took time to refuel in an effort to prepare for the busy 2019-2020 school year planned. Wow, it seems so strange to say 2020!
As August approaches, one of the things we consider most important is providing a safe and nurturing environment for your children.When we speak of safety, this includes coming to and from school, general safety such as fire drills, and working in partnership with you to empower your children with the necessary skills to respond to conflict and appropriate behavior in and throughout the school.The skills they learn here are designed to prepare them for life beyond the classroom.Last school year, together with our staff, we began our second year of implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). You will receive more information on the details as we roll out our program for students, and we look forward to working with you as our partner for support.The focus is on creating safe, respectful and responsible school through all aspects of your children's life. We live by these three simple rules. The intent is to catch, teach and model students doing the "right" thing.We hope you will partner with us and use these rules at home as well.Please look for more information in your child's agenda and plan on attending one of our PBIS meetings (tbd) that will assist you with the tools to mirror those same strategies at home.
Our schedule remains the same for this next school year.Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten run a full day program. All students will begin their day at 8:30 a.m.
Grades TK/K: 8:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m. (the first 10 days students will be released at 11:50 a.m.)
Grades 1-3: 8:30 a.m.- 2:38 p.m.
Grades 4-6: 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Classroom and teacher assignments will be completed by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 20.Classroom assignments may be found using the Parent Portal system (you should have received this information in June along with your child's report card.To log in to Parent Portal, follow the directions below:
scroll down and click on: "I want to log in to Parent Portal"
Use your log in and password to retrieve important school information
If for some reason you have misplaced your login information, please contact the Dove Hill Office for assistance @ 408-270-4964.
Classroom Assignments will not be posted.
School Office Opens
The school office will reopen on Wednesday, August 14, and we will begin taking new registrations at that time.Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Communication between home and school is an important part of our program.Our newsletter changes regularly and can be found on our website at dovehill.eesd.org.School and District activities may found using "Peachjar©" If you have signed on to Parent Portal, any school and district news will be sent to your email and you will receive a "Peachjar©" notification that there is school and/or district news to be shared.By reading the newsletter posted on our website, parents and students can keep up on the happenings at Dove Hill as well as be made aware of any changes that may take place.
Please help us maintain a safe environment for all students at Dove Hill by driving slowly on Colt Way and in the surrounding neighborhood. The parking lot area will be closed to through traffic with the exception of handicapped, school bus and staff vehicles. You are encouraged to walk with your child to school.If you must drive, please be certain to follow all traffic laws and drive slowly in and around the school.Model for your children appropriate safety rules within the neighborhood and be courteous of the neighbors living in and around the school.Cross the street to the school at corners and watch for moving vehicles. Student safety is our number one concern.Eliminating cars driving through the parking lot creates a safer situation for our students, staff and bus riders.Also, please be reminded that the yellow lines at entries to the school are where parents and adults are to stop.Parents are not allowed beyond the yellow lines and/or entry gates without a visitor badge.For the safety of all Dove Hill students, visitors to the campus must check in at the office and wear a visitor's badge at all times when on campus.
Supervision for students begins at 8:15 a.m. Children MAY NOT arrive at school before 8:15 a.m.with the exception of those students receiving breakfast.Breakfast service begins at 8:00 a.m.Students are permitted to purchase breakfast and are to remain in the cafeteria until the 8:15 a.m bell sounds.The supervising teacher will release students to the playground to line up.Supervision of children ends at 3:00 p.m. on regular days and at 1:20 p.m. on Thursdays.Children are not to be on campus after that time unless they are with their parent, under the direct supervision of a teacher, or involved in a school-approved activity.Under no circumstances should children be given instructions to wait at the park for pickup.There is no supervision at the park.
Please take every opportunity to be a part of your child's education.Join the Home and School Club.Volunteer in the classroom and/or participate on a school wide committee.This year, we will be looking for volunteers to serve as members of our School Site Council and our English Language Advisory Committee.If you are interested in working in this capacity, please contact the school at 270-4964 after August 15 for details.Elections will be held near the end of August.
Thank you in advance for making education your child's number one priority.