SITE UPDATED: April 7th, 2017
Thank-you for your kids! Really, we mean that from the bottom of our hearts here at Hucrest. It continues to be a joy to come to work every day and watch students grow, learn and love life. Having a culture that supports these things is so vitally important to me. Along with my staff, I am committed to assuring the positive culture that allows learning to happen in the way that it does here.
With learning comes ongoing assessment. Teachers are assessing students continually throughout the school year. As April and May come, we turn to a more summative assessment through OAKS (The Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills). All of our third, fourth and fifth graders will be taking these Smarter Balance tests. Our fifth graders will also take an OAKS science assessment. Should you choose as a parent to have your child opt out of this assessment, the form is available in our office or you can print it from the following website:
The results identify for us and for you your child’s strength and areas for improvement in English Language Arts and Math. Each subject will be categorized for specifics in performance in different areas. This can be very helpful for you and for us. At Hucrest we want our students to be successful and have all doors of opportunity open for them as they enter the world of adulthood. This means that they need to be prepared. Oregon and Hucrest are committed to the implementation of the college and career-ready standards, known as the Common Core. These clear expectations help my staff know precisely what every child should know and be able to do at each grade level, and these tests are aligned to measure that. We are ready for the challenge and want our students ready, too. Parents, thank-you for your partnership with us; what a difference it makes!
On each side of the crosswalk on the north side of our campus on Moore Street you will see yellow lines. These serve an important safety purpose for our students. In order for traffic to see students crossing the street the yellow lines indicate the “No Parking” area for several feet on each side of the crosswalk. This ensures flowing traffic to see any of our students needing to cross the street. It is so important that we keep the area as a safe one while students are getting out of school and going home. PLEASE observe the yellow lines and do not park too close to the crosswalk.
Thanks, Mr. Freeman
Parents did you know that you could create an online Mealtime account to add money to your child’s meal account at www.roseburg.k12.or.us ?
You will be able to check your child’s balance, set up email reminders when the balance gets low and make payments to the account.
Online payments can take up to a day or two to process and there is a small processing fee.
For more information on this process you can call Mealtime information directly @ 1-800-755-0904.
A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE:
Please call the Office by 2:30P.M. (1:30 P.M. on Wednesdays) if you are going to alter your pick-up/go-home arrangements for your student(s). The last notes of the day go out at 2:45 (1:45 Wednesdays). If you contact the Office later than 2:30 (1:30 Wednesdays), please be aware that your message will not reach your student(s) in time due to this high traffic time of day.
*Reminder: Early Release every Wednesday*
Immunization and Exemption Rates Report K-5
Date of Report: 03/20/2017
Assessment Date: 02/27/2017
Number of Students Enrolled **: 416
BOOSTER CLUB NEWS!! 2016
If you follow our Facebook Page, you may have noticed two recent posts with live links attached. If you haven’t already, we invite you check them out. If don’t currently follow us on Facebook, we hope you will. It’s a great way to get informed and stay in touch! Find us at www.facebook.com/HucrestBoosterClub/
Typically, meetings will be held the FIRST Tuesday of the month; whether you’re a seasoned Booster Club member, new to the school or haven’t thought much about Booster lub in the past, we hope to see you there- 7:00-8:00 in the Hucrest Library.
The Hucrest Booster Club Board
Holly Russell, President
Lindsay Leeworthy, Vice President
Maren Padovich, Secretary
Karissa Lander, Treasurer
Earn $$$ for Hucrest Elementary just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to HUCREST at www.fredmeyer.com/community rewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number: 86020. Every time you shop, you are helping earn HUCREST a donation!
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MATH HELP NEEDED?
Below you will find a suggestion page for you as parents that may help you in the area of math homework. Our District Elementary Math Coach, Cary Cermak-Rudolf, has started work on a page on our District website to support parents with homework and the Common Core StateStandards. You can find it here:
In addition to these suggestions, encourage your student to have grit a he or she works through the math.
Suggestions for Homework Help in Mathematics
Solving a Problem:
Reflecting about the solution
Doing More Math at Home
Two important goals for all students are that 1) they learn to value mathematics and 2) they become confident in their ability to do mathematics. Parents can help children develop a "can do" disposition toward math, by nurturing their children's natural curiosity and providing support and encouragement.
The website for information about our new Math Curriculum is:
To Opt-Out of the State OAKS testing, please use this link to fill-out the necessary forms and return them to the Hucrest Office. Please click here.
Emergency Closure Notice (formerly Inclement Weather Notice):
In the event schools must be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, dangerous road conditions, or other emergencies, parents will be contacted using our ONE CALL NOW parent notifcation system. That system will contact parents by telephone using the number they have provided their child's school. Additionally, local television and radio stations will provide current information about school delays or cancellations, and our district website (www.roseburg.k12.or.us) will post updated information as it becomes available under the quick link titled EMERGENCY INFO. Decisions about school delays or cancellations because of inclement weather are made by 5:30 a.m. each morning when weather or road conditions are an issue.
Additionally, if Roseburg Public Schools must be delayed on a Wednesday, THE REGULAR WEEKLY EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE WILL BE CANCELLED AND SCHOOLS WILL END THE SCHOOL DAY AT THIER NORMAL AFTERNOON TIMES.
Please remember that with the One Call Now system (Emergency Closure Notice) that it is IMPERATIVE that the school has accurate contact information in the case of an emergency so that we may be able to reach you any time of the day or night.
To promote the District's educational mission and ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for both students and staff, the administrators in Roseburg Public Schools have adopted a Dress Code for elementary, middle school, and high school students.
The basic responsibility for attire to be worn at school or school related functions rests with the student and his or her parents or guardians. However, a student's dress and appearance may be regulated when, in the judgement of the school administrators, the student's dress or appearance:
Decency, good taste, and weather-appropriate functionality are to be maintained in dress and grooming by all students. Additionally, any student's dress or appearance that is considered contrary to basic, good hygiene will not be permitted. Each building administrator has the right to determine if student dress or appearance is inappropriate for school; to that end, students are expected to meet the following basic rules and guidelines:
Additionally, Hucrest Elementary School may make specific recommendations regarding appropriate school attire for Hucrest students.
Roseburg Elementary Music!
Mr. Klander, and our other wonderful District Music Teachers, announce the creation of their first Music webpage:
Here you will find various activities to boost your musical knowledge and enjoyment!
WALKING WEDNESDAYS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
In order to encourage great physical health as well as great academic health, we encourage all our students who live near our school to bike or walk to school every Wednesday.
OUT OF AREA ATTENDANCE:
If you are the parent of a student in our school, yet you reside outside the Hucrest boundaries, you need to fill out a new "Out of Attendance Area" request form. They will be available in May to requst attendance for the 2016-2017 school year. If you filled one out for this year, you must fill a new one out for next year as well. It is only good for one year at a time.
Please know, these forms for the next school year will be available in May. We will accept them beginning on the date that they become available. They will be approved according to the date received until we reach our grade-level caps which are as follows:
Parent's responsibility at the bus stop:
It is not a policy to require parents to be at a bus stop for a student to be dropped off.
But it is a concern for both the District and the Bus Drivers as 'what to do' when there is no one present? Not all kindergartener's or first graders know which house is theirs when they step off a big yellow bus, especially if your house is still another block from where the bus stops in your neighborhood.
As a parent, your responibility is to make sure your child knows what to do in the event that you are not there meeting with them at the bus stop. Practice with them which way they would walk from where the bus drops them off in the afternoon to where you live.
GOOGLE APPS FOR STUDENTS
Starting this Fall, the District Technology Department will be providing Google Apps accounts for all students in grades 3 through 12. A signed parent permission form is required for each student. Forms will be provided at registration or, to save time, please use the link below to fill in your information, print it out, and turn it in during registration. Thank you!
Parents have the right to access the information all school employees are given during the SafeSchools
trainings on "Sexual Conduct, Staff to Student and Child Abuse: Identification and Intervention." To view the information, please click on www.parent.or.safeschools.com.
WEDNESDAY EARLY RELEASE/ COLLABORATION TIME SCHEDULE-
Roseburg Public Schools board of Directors has adopted a school calendar that will release students one hour early each Wednesday beginning the second week of school and continuing until the next to last week of school. During these Wednesdays teachers and other staff will work together with the intense focus of improving student achievement by discussing curriculum and teaching practices, and by allowing staff time to work in collaboration to improve the quality of the learning experience for students. This weekly Collaboration Time mirrors the models already in place in several school districts in Douglas County and around Oregon.
The weekly schedule for Elementary Schools Early Release/Collaboration Time:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:55-3:10
District staff continues to work to develop potential partnerships with the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club to provide supervised activities during Wednesday Collaboration Time. For more information, please visit the District website: http:www.roseburg.k12.or.us/depts/admin/CollaborationDays.html
****FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS****
Students may not be on campus until 8:30 AM. NO EARLIER. All students arriving at this time need to head to the Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria. During this time, students may eat breakfast. Students will need to sit with their grade level until excused to classrooms at 8:50AM.
AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP:If you are picking up your student(s) after school, please plan to pick-up on NW Moore Ave. in order to prevent congestion. If you are on foot (or out of your car) please wait at the Flagpole in front of the School's main doors. These little steps will help to ensure that all of our students stay safe by helping with after school confusion and high traffic.