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

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                        March 2018

     3 - 2 - 1 Kindergarten Countdown


If you have a child that will be five years old by September 1, 2018,

then you will want to take note of the following dates!



Text Box: 3REGISTRATION / OPEN REGISTRATION – April 2 through the month of May. 

  • Pick up registration packet at the elementary school that your child will be attending.           
  • Turn in paperwork anytime in April or on “Meet Your School” day, May 2nd.    
  • Will need birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of address when you turn in the paperwork.

Text Box: 2

MEET YOUR SCHOOL DAY- May 2, 2018 (schedule for schools will be posted soon)

  • Opportunity to meet teachers, staff, and other families
  • Get information about the soft start appointments



Text Box: 1START SCHOOL – Attend Soft Start Meeting (Sept. 4 or 5)

      • Attended by both parent and student
  • Attend 1st Day with ½ class (Sept. 6 or 7th)
  • All kindergarten students start September 10, 2018
Text Box: Please pass this information on to friends/neighbors that may have a student starting kindergarten in 2018-2019











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Preschool Registration Now Open

Roseburg Public Schools is pleased to offer a free, half-day preschool program at Green Elementary and Winchester Elementary to a limited number of children.

The focus of this program is on school readiness in preparation for kindergarten.

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Preschool Registration






The Roseburg School District and First Student, Inc. would like to remind drivers to pay close attention to school buses when you see them on the street and be prepared to stop on the red! Parents, please remind your children how to be safe when boarding and exiting the bus.

School bus and student safety is a shared responsibility so please drive safely!


* Beginning at the SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT 20 sign and ending at the END SCHOOL ZONE sign.

* Any time a yellow light on a school speed sign is flashing, indicating that children are arriving at or leaving school.

* Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on a day school is in session.  If you are unsure whether or not it is a school day, slow down anyway!

* Any time children are:

                   ! waiting at a crosswalk

                                             ! occupying or walking within a crosswalk

                                             ! with a traffic patrol member assisting them in                       a crosswalk.

* Stop and yield to children when they enter the crosswalk or if a school crossing guard signals you to do so.  Remain stopped until the children clear the crosswalk.


Important Links:

School Bus Safety tips for Parents


Rules for Parents to Teach

5 Tips for School Bus Safety

Where to stop for buses

School Bus Safety Week coloring page






Principal's Message:

Dear Hucrest Parents and Families,

Our goal is to ensure that every child attends school regularly.  Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student's academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school.  Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances.  But, we also know that when students miss too much school-regardless of the reason-it can cause them to fall behind academically.  Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent-which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire year.  Research shows the following:

*Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.

*By the 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.

*By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores. 

Absences can add up quickly.  A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month.

Clearly going to school matters!

We don't want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged.  Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.  Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

*Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.

*Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

*Ensure your children go to school everyday unless they are truly sick.

*Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor's appointments when school is in session.

*Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.

Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up.  Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school. 

Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day.  We want your child to be successful in school!  If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 541-440-4188.



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Safety Zone

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


Food Service Account Protocol



Roseburg School District places a high level of importance in ensuring every child has access to a nutritious meal during the school day and continues to serve all kids. Research has consistently found that kids do better in school when they eat regularly and healthily. All students shall be given access to a meal. No student will be embarrassed in front of his/her peers by staff refusing to serve them or taking away food. To ensure our students are eating regular, healthy meals, we have established the following:

A meal charge account for each student will be created unless the parent/guardian request otherwise.

  • For students charging to their accounts, charges will be recorded to the student’s account. The balance will be owed by the student and his or her parent/guardian. It is the parent and/or guardian’s responsibility to pay for all charges.
  • Milk is included in the regular price of a meal and free/reduced lunch.
  • Students wishing to purchase an extra milk, or students bringing their own lunch may purchase milk at the set cost.
  • If a parent makes a request that his/her students not have a meal account, the following practice will be followed:
  • It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to inform his/her student that the account is not available and the student cannot charge for a meal. The Nutrition Office will restrict the account from any charges.
  • If the student wishes to eat, he/she can pay with cash.
  • If the student has no cash, the student will be served; the Nutrition office will be notified.
  • The District cannot by law refuse to serve a student that requests a meal.
  • The principal or designee will contact the parent/guardian for payment and work with the parent.
  • Any parent failing to keep his/her account current, will be notified as follows:
  • The parent/guardian will receive a notice every Monday by One Call Now. In One Call Now parents/guardians can setup how to receive notices (e.g. text, email, phone).
  • If the parent/guardian does not respond to payment request, a bill/meal statement will be mailed home to the parent.
  • If the parent/guardian still does not respond to payment requests, the account will be forwarded to a collections agency.
  • Students who transfer out of district with a balance owed will be notified as follows:
  • Parents/guardian will be notified by letter of the amount owed.
  • If no response, amount will be submitted to a collections agency.
  • If a balance is owed to a student when they leave the district , the parent/guardian have the following options available:
  • Have the balance transferred to a sibling still in the district.
  • Have a refund issued by contacting the Nutrition Services office at (541) 440-4023.




*Reminder: Early Release every Wednesday*


Immunization and Exemption Rates Report K-5

Year 2017-2018

Date of Report: 04/05/2018

Assessment Date: 04/05/2018

Number of Students Enrolled **: 440
Percent of Students with a medical exemption for one or more vaccines:0.00 %
Percent of Students with no immunization or exemption record:0.23 %

Percent Vaccinated *
Percent missing one or more doses because of a non-medical exemption *
93.18 %
6.59 %
93.18 %
6.59 %
94.32 %
5.68 %
93.41 %
6.36 %
94.32 %
5.45 %
94.32 %
5.45 %
Hepatitis B
94.09 %
5.68 %
Hepatitis A
92.05 %
7.05 %
All Vaccine
91.36 %



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

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 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!


Meet Our Hucrest Staff!

( Just click the link; for previous featured interviews, just scroll down the page)



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
In helping children learn, one goal is to assist children in figuring out as much as they can for themselves (e.g., constructing meaning). You can help by asking questions that guide, without telling what to do.
Good questions and good listening will help children make sense of mathematics, build self-confidence, and encourage mathematical thinking and communication. A good question opens up a problem and supports different ways of thinking about it. Here are some questions you might try; notice that none of them can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no." By using these questions, you will be helping your child set up habits of thinking that will lead to continued future success in mathematics.
These questions are intended to support you in guiding your child through their stuck point. You may not need to ask any questions, but if you do these questions can support you in helping your child grow and think like a mathematician.

Solving a Problem:

Getting Started

  • How would you describe the problem in your own words?
  • How would you describe what you are trying to find?
  • What information is given in the problem?
  • What are some other problems that are similar to this one?
  • How might you use one of your previous problems to help you begin?

While Working

  • Describe what you have already tried. What might you change?
  • Talk me through the steps you’ve used to this point.
  • What steps in the process are you most confident about?
  • What are some strategies you might try?
  • Can you make a drawing (model) to explain your thinking?
  • How else might you
  • What would happen if...?
  • What do you need to do next?
  • Do you see any patterns or relationships that will help solve this?
  • How does this relate to...?
  • Can you make a prediction?

Reflecting about the solution

  • How do you know your solution (conclusion) is reasonable?
  • How did you arrive at your answer?
  • How can you convince me your answer makes sense?
  • What did you try that did not work?
  • Has the question been answered? Responding (helping your children clarify and extend their thinking)
  • Can you explain it in a different way?
  • Is there another possibility or strategy that would work?
  • Help me understand this part...
  • Are there any questions you want to ask your teacher?

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.
Math is everywhere, yet many children don't see it. Look for ways to point out and reinforce math skills at home. For example:

talk about how you use math at work or in the home
involve children in tasks that require computing, measuring, estimating, building, following directions, problem solving and reasoning
look for activities that require children to use their math skills such as building scale models, cooking, planning trips, and playing logic games

Look for games and activities that teach and/or reinforce math and thinking. For example, look for games that:

require and develop skill with mental computation and estimation require players to use their math skills involve the development of strategies require players to think about the probability of certain events occurring require the use of spatial visualization skills
require logical thinking

Share your problem-solving strategies and techniques, mental computation strategies, and estimation strategies. Have your children teach you some. Work on the same problem, then compare strategies as well as answers.
Invite your children to explain what was learned in math class or have them teach it to you. It provides an opportunity for children to help clarify their thinking, to practice new skills, and to practice communicating mathematically.

The website for information about our new Math Curriculum is:




Opt-Out form for the OAKS state testing.

Fill out and return to the Hucrest Office.


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 notification 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 ( 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.


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!



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 judgment 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 accessories 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.


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!



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 in May to request 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:

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


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.



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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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 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: 8:50-3:30

Wednesday: 8:50-2:30

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.




Students may arrive on campus no earlier than 8:30 AM.  All students (in grades K-5) having breakfast may report to the Multi-Purpose Room where they will stay until being released to their classrooms at 8:50 AM. K-2nd Grade students who are not eating breakfast will additionally report to the Multi-Purpose Room until being released.  Students in Grades 3-5 who are not eating breakfast will go directly to the Gym where Mrs. Denzer will release them.  School begins promptly at 8:50 AM.


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Early Release every Wednesday!


Booster Club News:

Please join us!

For more information, please contact the Booster Club at or look us up on Facebook! 

Hope to see you soon!

All families welcome! 


Pre-planned absence form.

Fill out and return to the office.


Please remember to update your telephone numbers with our school office to receive the "One Call Now" Messages in case of school delays or closures!  Please see article at left for more information about the Emergency ClosurePolicy.


Upcoming Events:


April 2nd- Open Registration for Kindergarten

April 6th- NO SCHOOL

April 12th & 13th- CONFERENCES

May—Fund$ Run