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

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Helping Unique Children Reach Every Success & Talent

 

 

   SITE UPDATED: August 24th, 2014

Attendance is Key to a Great Education! (To view full-size image, please click here)

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A note from Mr. Freeman:

August 2014:

 

Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,

 

Welcome all new and returning Hucrest families.  For those families returning to our school, you know that students are top priority at Hucrest.  This means that first of all we want to keep them safe.  Many of you have experienced some changes with our building check-in and check-out procedure and with the locking of all doors except the front entrance.  This is because of  the priority we have for our students' safety.  Also, we want the school day to be as uninterrupted as possible because our culture is one that consisits of an optimum learning environment that is the result of respectful, responsible, and safe expectations for all.  We have the same goal for your student as you do, and that is to have a quality education and positive learning experience.

 

We continue the tradition of excellence here and want to assure you with confidence that we will do everything that we can to meet the individual goals of each student.  The heritage of this school, its teachers, support staff, and its students is one of which everyone should be proud.

Our school is your school; the doors are always open for parents and volunteers.  By building a strong partnership with our Hucrest community, our students achieve more and reap the benefits of many caring adults.  As we work together with our students to become respectful, responsible, and safe citizens, we create school culture that is best described as a positive learning environment.  When that culture is in place, we can maximize the learning opportunity of every student.  All parents want to feel confident that they are sending their child to a safe, caring, and nurturing environment.  We embrace that philosophy and encourage each staff member, student, parent, and community member to do so as well.  What a great place to come to school!

Mr. Freeman,  Your Principal

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Hucrest End-of-Summer Schedule:

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

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Getting to Know our Hucrest Staff

What an exciting year this is going to be!

Kindergarten has added a wonderful new teacher with Elise Sensabaugh who joins Hucrest from St. Paul Lutheran School.  Mrs. Sensabaugh joins Miss Lynn to round-out our Kindergarten team.  Welcome!

Our first grade team has one new member this year.  Mrs. Girod, formerly third grade, joins Mrs. Emery and Mrs. Remington; so, in actuality he have no new teachers on this team, just familiar faces.  Hooray, First Grade!

Our second grade team remains the same although the names have changed.  Ms. Kolberg is now Mrs. Smith.  Yes, she is the one and the same; she teams with Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Holborow.  Go, Second Grade!

Mrs. Kelso is new to Hucrest but not new to education and brings another strong component to our third grade team as she collaborates with Mrs. Gore and Mrs. Lopez.  Welcome to Hucrest, Mrs. Kelso!

Our fourth grade team has a new member because Mrs. Cooper moved up to fifth grade.  Mrs. Byrd and Mrs. Weaver add Mrs. Hughes to their team.  Again, Heather Hughes comes to us with experience as a teacher.  Welcome to the Fourth Grade, Mrs. Hughes!

Mrs. Cooper joins two new staff members to create a dynamic fifth grade team.  Mrs. Janelle Hubbard comes to us from the Portland area and brings years of experience with her; Ms. Corina VanBurger is not new to Roseburg as we stole her from Sunnyslope.  Welcome to Hucrest's Fifth Grade, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Hubbard, and Ms. VanBurger!

Our new LRC teacher is Mrs. P.J. Elliot; she is not a new teacher as she has multiple years of experience at Green Elementary prior to coming to Hucrest.  We think she made a great choice!  Welcome, Mrs. Elliot!

The Hucrest Family is amazing and with these additions, we have raised that level of amazing to new heights!  Yes, we are excited!

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Emergency  Closure Notice (formally 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.

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Synergy Update :

We have changed providers as a district in regards to accessing Synergy.  The new address is below.  Parents can use Synergy to access Parent Vue to review your child's attendance.

https://sis.cascadetech.org/roseburg/

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.

Thank you!

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DRESS CODE

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:

--poses a health or safety hazard;

--promotes illegal or discriminatory conduct; or

--is likely to cause a disruption of the educational process.

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:

1.  Student attire that is too revealing cannot be worn at school.  Undergarments must be covered at all times during school or at school-related activities.

2. Clothing, body art, accessories, or any other items that advertise substances which are illegal for minors (drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, etc.) or which are otherwise inappropriate (profanity, sex, obscenities, violence, hate, etc.) are not to be worn at or brought to school or school-related activities.

3.  Dress and grooming shall be clean and in keeping with health, sanitary, and safe practices.  For example, all students must wear shoes that are in good repair, stable for surfaces at school, and that do not pose a safety hazard to the wearer or others.

4.  Dress or appearance should not lead school administrators to believe that a student's hairstyle, make-up, apparel, body art or accesories are gang related, promoting illegal or discriminatory activity, disrupting or interfering with the educational process.

5.  Standards for dress and grooming in special activities should arise directly out of the needs of the activity, as determined by the activity supervisor. 

Additionally, Hucrest Elementary School may make specific recommendations regarding appropriate school attire for Hucrest students.

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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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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.

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

www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZD3L5KW

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Roseburg Elementary Music!

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

 

https://sites.google.com/a/roseburg.k12.or.us/roseburg-elementarymusic/

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

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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 www.roseburg.k12.or.us  or

VIEW HUCREST'S SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT  CARD FOR 2013-2014 RIGHT HERE:

(click this link)

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

541-440-4031

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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SCHOOL BOUNDARY / ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE CHANGE

 

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

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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!

Google Apps Permission Form

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HUCREST NEWS:

August 24th, 2014

 

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MEET YOUR TEACHER!

Thursday, August 28th, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! 

The first day of school is September 2nd.

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Reminder: there will be not be an early release the first Wednesday of the first week of school. Normal school hours for that day, Wednesday, September 3rd.  Early Release Wednesdays will begin September 10th.

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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)

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

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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 FOR 2013-2014

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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:

                       8:55-3:10

                                      Wednesday:

                                      8:55-2:10

Kindergarten AM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

                                                          8:55-11:35

                                                          Wednesday:

                                                          8:55-11:05

Kindergarten PM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

                                                          12:30-3:10

                                                           Wednesday:

                                                            12:00-2:10

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

 

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MORNING DROP-OFF:

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.