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

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   SITE UPDATED: January 18th, 2017


The Roseburg School District is offering READY! for Kindergarten classes for parents of children ages 4 or 5 who will be entering kindergarten in September. This program shares information about the lively early-learning years before a child enters school, which lay the foundation for all future learning.

Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE to Register.



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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



  • Mealtime Accounts


        Parents did you know that you could create an online Mealtime account to add

      money to your child’s meal account at ?


  • Go to the Nutrition Department page


  • Under links, click on the “Online Payments to Mealtime Accounts”. 


  • You will need your child’s eight digit District ID number to set up the account.
  • Please call the school or Nutrition Services for that information.



      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.



Principal's Message:

January 2017

Dear Parents,

Four years ago I sent this message home to all Hucrest families as an understanding of my passion for teaching students about "GRIT"!  I decided to put this message in the nesletter again as a reminder to all of us:


Here at Hucrest we believe in all kids.  We believe all kids can learn, and we believe all of our students will rise to the expectations that we set.  This year the Hucrest Staff met prior to school and established a clear vision for our school, our students, and ourselves.  Hucrest has always been a good school; our vision is to move to a great school.  We have committed to several teaching strategies here at school to optimize learning for all students.

One of the challenges with twenty-first century students is perseverance.  Many words describe perseverance: grit, stick-to-itiveness, work eithic, motivation, and a you-can-do-it and keep-trying attitude.  The list goes on.  Some ways that you can help as parents are as follows:

                          *encourage your students to keep trying.


                          *praise your student for the effort he or she puts into a

                            task, not for being smart

                          *allow for mistakes; this is how we all learn and rather

                            than focus on the neagative aspect of it, focus on the

                            learning and the trying again part.

                          *be patient and allow your student time to work through

                            a task even if it is hard.

                          *encourage your student to take on more challenging

                            tasks rather than easier ones.

In the September 2013 issue of  Reader’s Digest, an article called, "The Stories That Bind Us" by Bruce Feller talked about related ideas for raising our children.  The article encourages us as parents to make sure that our children know their family histories.  "Students who know a lot about their families tend to do better when they face challenges."  The article went on to say that a child may be more resilient and develop more self-confidence as a result of knowing they belong to something "bigger than themselves."  I encourage you to read the article if you can get your hands on it.

So, help us at home this year as we go from "good to great," and work with your kids daily on improving their learning.  Read to them and they to you each day.  Think about ways you can help them develop work ethic and greater learning power!  Mostly, let your student see that you believe in their ability to reach those high expectations.  We are a team!

Doug Freeman, Principal




         *Reminder: Early Release every Wednesday*





                          Hucrest Immunization Information




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


  •  Booster Club Survey –
    • This is a quick 6 question survey that will take approx. 3 min or less.  This information will help the board members know how to better serve the school and its families. We appreciate your feedback!


  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 PresidentMaren 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!




New feature: 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.

igSolving a Problem:

Getting Started
o How would you describe the problem in your own words?

o How would you describe what you are trying to find?

o What information is given in the problem?

o What are some other problems that are similar to this one?

o How might you use one of your previous problems to help you begin?

While Working

o Describe what you have already tried. What might you change?

o Talk me through the steps you’ve used to this point.

o What steps in the process are you most confident about? o What are some strategies you might try?
o Can you make a drawing (model) to explain your thinking?

o How else might you

o What would happen if...?

o What do you need to do next?
o Do you see any patterns or relationships that will help solve this?

o How does this relate to...?

o Can you make a prediction?

Reflecting about the solution

o How do you know your solution (conclusion) is reasonable?

o How did you arrive at your answer?

o How can you convince me your answer makes sense?

o What did you try that did not work?
o Has the question been answered? Responding (helping your children clarify and extend their thinking)
o Can you explain it in a different way?

o Is there another possibility or strategy that would work?

o Help me understand this part...

o 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:




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 ( 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 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.



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 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:

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




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



December 13th , 2016



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 also at 8:50.  School begins promptly at

8:55 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! 


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


**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 Closure Policy. ** *******************************************************

Upcoming Events:


February 20th will be used as a Make-up Snow Day and school will be in session for all elementary, middle, and high school students.


February 7, 8, 9th: Mercy Dental Van

February 14th: Valentine Class Parties

February 15th: Exclusion day for immunizations

February 20th: SCHOOL DAY (see above)

March 8th: Kindergarten Registration 3:30-5:30

March 22nd: Meet Kindergarten Teachers




















































































































































































































































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:

Grades K-5: 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.