Weekly Message for Our Huskies
Drop Off and Pick Up Safety
It is incredibly important that everyone drive safely and slowly to keep all our Huskies safe at drop off and pick up! Lately, several drivers have not been following our procedures and have even ignored directions from safety patrol and staff. I know we can do better! Please reread our pick up and drop off procedures and share them with anyone who picks up your children. If we all work together and remain patient, we can keep our Huskies safe!
We strongly recommend that families use the pick up and drop up areas we have established around the school. They are: Tabor Court (4th Grade and walkers that live near Taber Ct.), Kindergarten/First Grade Loop and the Main Parking Lot Loop (2nd,3rd, 5th, 6th). Although it may take a few minutes to move through the line, most if not all of the students are dropped off by 8:35 and picked up by 3:30 p.m. Please remember to always pull forward and never park in the pick up and drop off areas. Also never stop in the red zone. 5th and 6th grade parents may use the bus loop for drop off and pick up if there are no busses in the loop. The busses always have priority, and we ask you to be mindful of that and move when you see them. If a staff member or safety patrol member asks you to move, please do it immediately.
We also encourage families to walk, scooter, bike or carpool to school. We love seeing so many Huskies walking, biking and scootering to school! Our amazing safety patrol will be helping families cross the street near Horizon Park, please follow all their directions. As a school of over 900 students, it helps if we can reduce the number of cars driving to campus daily.
Please be courteous and safe. Please keep moving forward and have your child prepared to exit or enter the car quickly and safely. Please follow the directions of our staff and safety patrol. Please do not crowd near the gates. Remember, our children watch our example, so please always be safe and respectful. Our goal is to always keep all Huskies safe!
3rd Annual Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Husky Howl Spirit Day
Because we are not able to hold our traditional Husky Howl this year due to COVID -19 restrictions, we will have a Husky Howl Spirit Day instead. Our Husky Howl Spirit Day will take place on Friday, October 29th. Students may choose to wear a costume, special hat or headband, or orange and black on Friday. Dressing up is completely optional. If your child decides to dress up, you must adhere to te following guidelines:
- costumes must be elementary school and age (5-12) appropriate and NOT depict any type of violence, blood, inappropriate content, or gore.
- No items may be brought that depict any sort of weapon.
- No masks that cover the entire face may be worn. (Covid masks must be worn)
- The school is not responsible for any damage to the costume.
We know that families have different traditions, circumstances, and beliefs. We must be sure our Huskies know that dressing up is a choice and we respect every family and their decision whether to participate or not. If you have any questions, please let us know.
VIRTUAL SSC AND ELAC MEETING ~ SEPTEMBER 7TH
We will host a joint School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, October 28th at 3:45 pm via Zoom. We will ask for approval of our Single Plan for Student Achievement. We will also have an opportunity for all families to provide input for our Comprehensive School Safety Plan. All are welcome to attend! Please email me if you would like the link to join our meeting: email@example.com. We hope you can join us!
CVESD Intramural Sports
With some extra precautions in place, we are excited to announce that student intramural sports will resume this year! With that being said, we need volunteers! We would love to have soccer and basketball teams again! If you are interested in coaching one of our teams, please let us know. The soccer league in our district is for 2nd -6th grade students. The basketball league is for 4th – 6th grade students. Please email Ms. Rojo if you would like to volunteer. firstname.lastname@example.org We are looking forward to the return of our sports program!
COVID-19 Testing Information
The safety and wellness of our students and staff remain top priorities for our District. As such, our free COVID-19 testing program continues.
Hedenkamp now offers free COVID-19 tests, both rapid antigen and the PCR test, which are particularly useful for students and staff who show symptoms.
Testing at Hedenkamp will be available between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The testing location will be the YMCA classroom, the entrance is near the bus loop. Students and staff from any CVESD school are welcome to test at the Hedenkamp site. (Unfortunately, no family members can test, at this time.) Please note, we may close the line at 4:15 at this location, so plan to arrive by 4 p.m.
Additionally, our COVID-19 testing program will also continue at our District office, which is located at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. The District office testing site hours are M-TH from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with Friday hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary at either location. Walk-ins are welcome UNTIL daily capacity is reached; we will stop accepting walk-ups at 3:40 p.m. M-F at this site, so please arrive by 3:30 p.m. (Again, no family members can test, at this time.)
If you are unable to get a COVID-19 test from your healthcare provider or the county, swing by one of the District’s testing facilities.
Are you unsure if you should bring your child to school and/or test them for COVID-19? Click here for an easy-to-view infographic. We highly recommend getting a PCR/NAAT test at a free County facility, at a medical provider, or at our District Office (Education Services and Support Center), if showing symptoms. If you are unable to get a COVID-19 test from your healthcare provider, free testing is available at several locations across San Diego County. Click here to view a complete listing of no-cost testing options.
MASK POLICY REMINDERS
The Chula Vista Elementary School Board revised the mask policy on August 25th at their Special Board Meeting. The mandate states a properly positioned and correctly fitted mask must be worn at all campuses, including District offices, at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Adults may only remove masks when actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn if anyone is around, students or staff, vaccinated or not. This includes parents/guardians who may be walking their students onto campus. Parents must wear a mask when on campus including in the parking lot and near our entry gates. Students may remove their masks only to play at recess and to eat, both of which should happen outdoors, weather permitting. Masks are required in hallways while traveling to and from the playground and lunch area.
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