Hucrest Elementary
1810 NW Kline Street
Roseburg, OR 97471
phone 541-440-4188
fax 541-440-4191

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The Hucrest website is on summer vacation from June 17th to August 13th.  Have a great summer!

Helping Unique Children Reach Every Success & Talent



   SITE UPDATED: June 16th, 2014



A note from Mr. Freeman:

I know that summer is a time to relax a bit and lighten up on the busy schedules of school routines and homework.  BUT, I challenge all of us to make sure that we are emphasizing reading in our homes over the summer.  Set aside time each day where your students read to you for ten minutes or so and you read to them for ten minutes or so.  It doesn't have to be extended periods of time, but it should be consistent in that it is done daily.  Research shows that students often regress in their reading fluency, accuracy, and comprehension over the summer.  The reason is very simple-a lack of practice.

We all get better at things when we practice them.  Reading is no different.  For our kindergarten-going-into-first-grade students, practice all of those decodables that we have sent home over the year.  For our higher grade-level students, read all of the children's books that you can get your hands on.  If you are able to get in the habit of going to the library, please do!  For our higher-level readers, a world of young adult books for different age and interest levels awaits them!  Mostly, our goal is to teach students to love reading and enjoy the experience it offers.  Please be the ambassadors for that message at home, too.  They hear what you say and see what you do, so please model the love of reading for our students and your children.  They have been such a joy to us this year!




Doug Freeman, Principal



Hucrest Summer Schedule:


The Office will be closed June 20th to August 3rd


Registration will be held on August 13th from 9-12 or from 1-3.

Booster Club Hucrest Family and Staff Barbecue at River Forks Park on August 20th at 6:00PM


Come and meet your teacher!  August 28th from 8:00-11:00AM.




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 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!



Students entering Kindergarten this Fall may

register at anytime. Please come by the Office and

please bring up-to-date shot records and your child's birth certificate .  Children must be 5 years old by 9/1/14.






The Hucrest Booster Club asks for your help in seeing how they are doing.  Please complete the short surveyfollowing this link:


Roseburg Elementary Music!

Mr.  Thompson, Mr. Schwarm, and Mr. Jones, our District Music Teachers announce the creation of their first Music webpage:

Here you will find various activities to boost your musical knowledge and enjoyment!




The annual school district special education report card is available.  This report card describes how the Roseburg School District is doing in several areas of providing services tostudents with disabilities. If you would like a copy please stop by the school office to pick one up or visit the "Public Reports" link on Roseburg Public Schools website at  or



(click this link)

If you would like to discuss any of the report card information please contactthe Office of Student Services at








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.







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 on May 1st to requst attendance for the 2014-2015 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 on May 1st, 2014.  We will accept them beginning on that date of May 1st.  They will be approved according to the date received until we reach our grade-level caps which are as follows:

Kindergarten-22 per class

1st grade- 22 per class

2nd grade-22 per class

3rd grade- 26 per class

4th grade- 26 per class

5th grade- 26 per class

We will have registration for Kindergarten on May 28th.  Registration for grades 1-5 will be August 13th.  Final approval for Hucrest attendance will be after August 13th when we have class sizes established.  Tentative approval will be given in June for those classrooms where it appears the numbers are well below the "cap"established.





Durham School Bus Services has released the following note for all families with bus-riding students:


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.







Dr. Larry Parsons has addressed the issue of  the changes to the school enrollment procedure for the School Year 2013-2014.  Please click on the links below for this detailed information/ instruction (please note, the reverse of Dr. Parsons' letter is the 2nd link):

Dr. Larry Parson's Message regarding school boundary/enrollment changes

Elementary Enrollment Procedures 2013-2014






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!

Google Apps Permission Form







June 16th, 2014





For Your Information:

"Out of Attendance Area" forms will be availabe in the Office starting May 1st, 2014.  You must fill out a new request form each year as they are only good for one school year.  Please see article at left for more details (scroll down page)




If you are needing to fill-out a pre-planned absence form for your student, you may click here to access the form.























































































































































































































































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









Roseburg Public Schools board of Directors has adopted a school calendar that will release students one hour early each Wednesday beginning SEPTEMBER 11TH and continuing for the 2013-2014 school year (the only exception is June 4th).  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:

Grades 1-5: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:




Kindergarten AM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:




Kindergarten PM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:




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:




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. 


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.