Hedenkamp News

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: gina.mazeau@cvesd.org. 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. catheri.kratochvilro@cvesd.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.

Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully

https://www.cvesd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_411950/File/Home%20Page/Safe%20Return%20to%20School/Parent%20Handbook-ENG%20v2.pdf

Spanish Version of Handbook

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

We Need Your Input

As you know, with mixed emotions, I am moving to a new position in our district. My last day at Hedenkamp will be October 29th. The district would like your input regarding the next principal for our amazing school!

 I encourage you to participate in the selection of a new principal by completing the survey. Your responses will assist the District in determining the qualities you are seeking in a new principal.

To complete the survey, please click on one of the following links or cut and paste into your web browser:

English: https://forms.office.com/r/ViiRZ08krw

Spanish: https://forms.office.com/r/EPBder6SSQ

We also encourage you to attend our virtual town hall where you will have a chance to share your thoughts and comments regarding the next principal of our school. The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 21st at 5 pm. Please click the link below to attend:

Virtual Town Hall

Hedenkamp PTA General Association Meeting, Thursday, October 21st

We invite all Hedenkamp parents to please join us at the next Hedenkamp PTA General Association Meeting at 6:00PM on Thursday, October 21, 2021. This meeting will be hosted virtually, so we kindly ask you to please email PTA@HuskiesPTA.com for meeting access. All are welcome!

It is not too late to join your 2021-2022 Hedenkamp PTA! We invite all parents, teachers, students and community members to become a member of Hedenkamp PTA, here, today!

Yearbooks Available, Reserve Yours Today!

Drive Thru Give and Treat

Please join us on Saturday!

3rd Annual Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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.

Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully

https://www.cvesd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_411950/File/Home%20Page/Safe%20Return%20to%20School/Parent%20Handbook-ENG%20v2.pdf

Spanish Version of Handbook

Have a wonderful week!

Important Announcement

October 15, 2021

Dear Hedenkamp Parents/Guardians and Staff:

I do not have enough words to describe the honor it has been to serve as your principal during these past 8 years. You have all become part of my extended family and will always hold a very special place in my heart. That is why this announcement that I am moving on to a new position in our District is bittersweet. The transition will be effective November 1.  

While I am saddened to make this move at this time, I am also confident that our school will continue to move forward during this period of transition. Hedenkamp Elementary is a wonderful learning community. It has been a pleasure to work alongside our staff in serving our amazing Huskies and families. Together, we have strengthened our school’s culture, parent engagement, instructional practices, and student outcomes. Our efforts in returning to school, and especially our work in creating a welcoming, safe and inclusive school community. You made all this possible. I am so proud of our work together.

A search for a principal will be conducted.  I encourage you to participate in the selection of a new principal by completing a survey. Your responses will assist the District in determining the qualities you are seeking in a new principal.

To complete the survey, please click on one of the following links or cut and paste into your web browser:

English: https://forms.office.com/r/ViiRZ08krw

Spanish: https://forms.office.com/r/EPBder6SSQ

We also encourage you to attend our virtual town hall where you will have a chance to share your thoughts and comments regarding the next principal of our school. The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 21st at 5 pm. Please click the link below to attend:

Virtual Town Hall

Let me close by applauding the work of our staff and community. We have accomplished so much together, and I know you will continue to support one another and pursue the very best for our students.

Warm regards,

Gina C. Mazeau

Principal

15 de octubre del 2021

Estimados padres/tutores y personal de Hedenkamp:

No tengo suficientes palabras para describir el honor que ha sido servir como su director durante estos últimos 8 años. Todos ustedes se han convertido en parte de mi familia extendida y siempre tendrán un lugar muy especial en mi corazón. Es por eso que este anuncio de que me cambio a un nuevo puesto en nuestro Distrito es agridulce. La transición será a partir del 1º de noviembre.  

Si bien me entristece hacer este cambio en este momento, también confío en que nuestra escuela continuará avanzando durante este período de transición. La Primaria Hedenkamp es una maravillosa comunidad de aprendizaje. Ha sido un placer trabajar junto a nuestro personal para servir a nuestros increíbles Huskies y familias. Juntos, hemos fortalecido la cultura de nuestra escuela, la participación de los padres, las prácticas de instrucción y los resultados de los estudiantes. Nuestros esfuerzos para regresar a la escuela y especialmente nuestro trabajo en la creación de una comunidad escolar acogedora, segura e inclusiva. Ustedes hicieron todo esto posible. Estoy muy orgullosa de nuestro trabajo juntos. 

Se llevará a cabo una búsqueda de un director.  Los animo a participar en la selección de un nuevo director completando la encuesta. Sus respuestas ayudarán al Distrito a determinar las cualidades que está buscando en un nuevo director.

Para completar la encuesta, haga clic en uno de los siguientes enlaces o corte y pegue en su navegador:

Inglés:  https://forms.office.com/r/ViiRZ08krw

Español: https://forms.office.com/r/EPBder6SSQ

También lo alentamos a participar en nuestro Foro Comunitario Virtual donde tendrá la oportunidad de compartir sus ideas y comentarios sobre el próximo director de nuestra escuela. El foro se llevará a cabo el jueves, 21 de octubre a las 5 pm. Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para accesar al foro:

Foro Comunitario Virtual

Permítanme terminar aplaudiendo el trabajo de nuestro personal y nuestra comunidad. Hemos logrado mucho juntos y sé que continuarán apoyándose mutuamente y persiguiendo lo mejor para nuestros estudiantes. 

Saludos cordiales,

Gina C. Mazeau

Directora

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Please Drive Safely

Thank you to our families and community members for their patience and understanding as we try to accommodate the many vehicles that arrive at Hedenkamp each morning and afternoon. It is incredibly important that everyone drive safely and slowly to keep all 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.

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 you 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!

PTA Dine Out Fundraiser ~ October 14th

Please Join the PTA

Our goal is that every parent becomes a PTA member! Please visit HuskiesPTA.com/membership for more information. Thank you!

Not yet a member? Join Hedenkamp PTA today!

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

If your student is going to be absent, please contact our school Health Attendance Specialist Mrs. Giron @ 619.397.5828 ext. 580110 or via email: carla.giron@cvesd.org. This step is critical as we cannot allow your child to return to class until we know the reason for the absence.

If your child is going to be absent for a full or partial day due to medical appointment(s) be sure to submit a doctor’s note the following day.

If your child is going to be tardy due to a medical appointment be sure to have your student submit his/her doctor’s note upon arrival.

If you are pulling your student out early for a medical/dental/optometry appointment please be sure to provide the attendance health specialist with a doctor’s note to excuse the early dismissal. 

If you are pulling out a student early for personal reasons, the early dismissal will be unexcused. 

If your child is going to be absent due to a sport tournament, the district requires a note from the organization or flyer with the student’s name for it to be excused.

Out of town trips or Vacations are NOT excused absences. If your student is going to be absent for 5 days or more, please contact our Health Attendance Specialist to discuss if any accommodations can be made.

Please remember if your child has any of the COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home. Please be sure to call the office to report the absence.

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.

Reserve Your 2021-2022 Yearbook!

2021-2022 is sure to be another memorable year! Hedenkamp yearbooks are available to be reserved now through December 31, 2021 at a reduced price! Please visit the Huskies PTA webstore to reserve yours today! New to the webstore? Please visit HuskiesPTA.com/webstore for instructions and a link.

Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully

https://www.cvesd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_411950/File/Home%20Page/Safe%20Return%20to%20School/Parent%20Handbook-ENG%20v2.pdf

Spanish Version of Handbook

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

School Resumes ~ Quarter 2 Begins

Welcome Back! Our second quarter of the school year will bein on Tuesday! Students will return for a full day of learning on Tuesday, October 5th. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2nd quarter with our Huskies! Please remind your children about the importance of being a HUSKY at all times. Please remind them to Be Hard Working, Understanding, Show Respect, Be Kind and Their Best Selves! We can’t wait to see all our Huskies on Tuesday!

Student Council Spirit Day ~ October 5th

Our Student Council has a fun Spirit Day scheduled for Tuesday, October 5th! Tuesday will be “I Love School Day” Students and staff are encouraged to dress as their favorite school subject! Have fun!

Updated 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. 

Starting on Tuesday, the District will be operating an additional testing site. This new testing site will be hosted at at Hedenkamp Elementary School! Hedenkamp will also offer free COVID-19 tests, both rapid antigen and the PCR test, which are particularly useful for students and staff who show symptoms.  

Testing at the Hedenkamp site will be available between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.

Superintendent Search Input

Please join us virtually to provide input for our Superintendent Search. Here is the link to the virtual Town Hall Meeting on October 5th: Town Hall Meeting

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.

Reserve Your 2021-2022 Yearbook!

2021-2022 is sure to be another memorable year! Hedenkamp yearbooks are available to be reserved now through December 31, 2021 at a reduced price! Please visit the Huskies PTA webstore to reserve yours today! New to the webstore? Please visit HuskiesPTA.com/webstore for instructions and a link.

Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully

https://www.cvesd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_411950/File/Home%20Page/Safe%20Return%20to%20School/Parent%20Handbook-ENG%20v2.pdf

Spanish Version of Handbook

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Happy Fall Break

Fall Break will begin on September 20th and continue through October 4th. Our students will return for a full day of learning on Tuesday, October 5th. We wish everyone a restful and enjoyable fall break!

TiK-Tok Challenge

Some of you may have heard of a recent “challenge” on the social media app TikTok where individuals are encouraging others to steal or damage school property. The original video on TikTok now had over 11 million views and many re-creations.
Unfortunately, students are stealing things from their campuses such as soap dispensers, toilet paper holders, microscopes, signs, a box of hand sanitizer, teacher’s car keys, and damaging drinking fountains, toilets, fire alarms and more. This is happening all over the country; our school is not immune from such vandalism and theft, which is why we are reaching out. Our school is meant to be a safe, clean space for our students and staff and we will not tolerate the destruction and theft of school property. Replacing these items is very costly and takes precious time away from other priorities. Beyond this, our custodial team works very hard to serve our student population and keep our campuses clean and safe; especially with the increased risks from COVID-19.
Whether or not you allow your student to have social media, they will likely hear about this viral trend. This “challenge” presents an opportunity to speak with your children about the appropriate use of technology and being socially responsible and kind. We ask that you please speak with your student and remind them that this “challenge” is criminal behavior, not an innocent prank.
Let’s work together to put a stop to this now. We appreciate your support to keep our
campuses safe by talking to your child about the adverse effects of peer pressure sometimes
found on social media platforms. We are asking for the entire community to partner with us to
eliminate this behavior on our campuses.

School Pictures

School pictures were distributed last week. It has the incorrect due date listed to pay/order pictures (Sept. 22). The deadline has been extended to October 6 to order via www.gerardyphoto.com or send payment to school.

2021 Membership Drive, Join Hedenkamp PTA Today!

Reserve Your 2021-2022 Yearbook!

2021-2022 is sure to be another memorable year! Hedenkamp yearbooks are available to be reserved now through December 31, 2021 at a reduced price! Please visit the Huskies PTA webstore to reserve yours today! New to the webstore? Please visit HuskiesPTA.com/webstore for instructions and a link.

COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE DURING FALL BREAK

Testing for COVID-19 will continue to be offered during fall break for students and staff only. No family members are able to test, at this time. If you are unable to get a COVID-19 test from your healthcare provider or the county, a third option is our District office, located at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. The District office site hours are M-TH from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Starting on Friday, September 17, there will be new Friday hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Walk-ins are welcome UNTIL daily capacity is reached; we will stop accepting walk-ups at 3:40 p.m. M-F, so please arrive by 3:30 p.m.

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 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.

Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully

https://www.cvesd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_411950/File/Home%20Page/Safe%20Return%20to%20School/Parent%20Handbook-ENG%20v2.pdf

Spanish Version of Handbook

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Happy Grandparents’ Day

We love all our Hedenkamp Grandparents! We are so happy you are part of our Husky Community! We wish all of you a very Happy Grandparents’ Day! Our Huskies spent time honoring you by recording Flipgrid video messages and writing about what they love about you! Thank you for being such an important part of our Huskies’ lives!

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will continue this week..  Conferences will be held virtually or in person. Please make every effort to attend the scheduled conference to discuss your child’s progress.  Our teachers will share important information and you will have an  opportunity to ask questions about your child’s progress.  

Please remember that all 1st-6th grade students are dismissed at 1:55 pm throughout the conference schedule.  Kindergarten students will attend from 8:45 am to 1:25 pm each day through September 17.  Ensemble rehearsal will run from 2-4 on September 16th. Please make appropriate arrangements for pick up during our modified schedule.

Husky Wear Available for Purchase, Now through September 16th!

2021-2022 Husky Wear is available for a limited time, now through September 16th, 2021! Please visit the Hedenkamp Husky Wear online shop to browse the many style options and to purchase gear for your entire husky family! Enjoy the convenience of your order being shipped directly to your home! Unfortunately, Hedenkamp PTA cannot issue refunds nor exchanges.

2021 Membership Drive, Join Hedenkamp PTA Today!

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

If your student is going to be absent, please contact our school Health Attendance Specialist Mrs. Giron @ 619.397.5828 ext. 580110 or via email: carla.giron@cvesd.org. This step is critical as we cannot allow your child to return to class until we know the reason for the absence.

If your child is going to be absent for a full or partial day due to medical appointment(s) be sure to submit a doctor’s note the following day.

If your child is going to be tardy due to a medical appointment be sure to have your student submit his/her doctor’s note upon arrival.

If you are pulling your student out early for a medical/dental/optometry appointment please be sure to provide the attendance health specialist with a doctor’s note to excuse the early dismissal. 

If you are pulling out a student early for personal reasons, the early dismissal will be unexcused. 

If your child is going to be absent due to a sport tournament, the district requires a note from the organization or flyer with the student’s name for it to be excused.

Out of town trips or Vacations are NOT excused absences. If your student is going to be absent for 5 days or more, please contact our Health Attendance Specialist to discuss if any accommodations can be made.

Please remember if your child has any of the COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home. Please be sure to call the office to report the absence.

COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE AT COUNTY FACILITIES AND DISTRICT OFFICE

When the need arises, our District highly recommends students and staff take a PCR test at a free County facility, at a medical provider, or at our District Office (Education Services and Support Center). Remember, free testing for the whole family is available at several locations across San Diego County. Click here to view a complete listing of no-cost testing options.

Testing at our District is for students and staff only. No family members are able to test, at this time. If you are unable to get a COVID-19 test from your healthcare provider or the county, as mentioned, a third option is our District office, located at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. The District office site is offered as a public service to our students and staff. Hours are from M-TH 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. New Friday hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Walk-ins are welcome UNTIL daily capacity is reached; we will stop accepting walk-ups at 3:40 p.m. M-F, so please arrive by 3:30 p.m.

Fall Break

Fall Break will begin on September 18th and continue through October 4th. Our students will return for a full day of learning on Tuesday, October 5th. We wish everyone a restful and enjoyable fall break!

Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully

https://www.cvesd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_411950/File/Home%20Page/Safe%20Return%20to%20School/Parent%20Handbook-ENG%20v2.pdf

Spanish Version of Handbook

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Labor Day Holiday, September 6, 2021 ~ No School

Have a wonderful Labor Day! On Monday, September 6th we will have no school due to the Labor Day Holiday. Please enjoy the day with your families. We will see you back at Hedenkamp on Tuesday, September 7th!

Thank You, Hedenkamp Community and Volunteers!

Hedenkamp PTA continues to seek in-person parent and community volunteers. If you can help, please visit HuskiesPTA.com/volunteer.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

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Our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences begin Thursday, September 9th and end Friday, September 17th.  Conferences will be held virtually or in person. Please make every effort to attend the scheduled conference to discuss your child’s progress.  Our teachers will share important information and you will have an  opportunity to ask questions about your child’s progress.  For more information about Parent Teacher Conferences please click on CONFERENCES.

Please remember that all 1st-6th grade students are dismissed at 1:55 p.m. throughout the conference schedule.  Kindergarten students will attend from 8:45 am to 1:25 p.m each day from September 9 through September 17.  Ensemble rehearsal will run from 2-4 on September 9th and 16th. Please make appropriate arrangements for pick up during our modified schedule.

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.

Husky Wear Available for Purchase, Now through September 16th!

2021-2022 Husky Wear is available for a limited time, now through September 16th, 2021! Please visit the Hedenkamp Husky Wear online shop to browse the many style options and to purchase gear for your entire husky family! Enjoy the convenience of your order being shipped directly to your home! Unfortunately, Hedenkamp PTA cannot issue refunds nor exchanges.

VIRTUAL SSC and ELAC Meeting ~ September 7th

We will host a joint School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 7th at 3:45 pm via Zoom. We will share our student achievement data with families. We will have an opportunity for families to provide input for our Single Plan for Student Achievement Goals. All are welcome to attend!  Please email me if you would like the link to join our meeting: gina.mazeau@cvesd.org. We hope you can join us!

2021 Membership Drive, Join Hedenkamp PTA Today!

Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully

https://www.cvesd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_411950/File/Home%20Page/Safe%20Return%20to%20School/Parent%20Handbook-ENG%20v2.pdf

Spanish Version of Handbook

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Thank you SO Much for Supporting our APEX Fundraiser!

Our Huskies sure love APEX! We had a wonderful time learning how to unite AS ONE team of Husky Leaders! We were also able to raise a significant amount of funds for our school! We greatly appreciate our PTA organizing this fundraiser annually. We are grateful for all the parent volunteers that dedicated their time to mark shirts at the run. It was also great to have parents on campus to cheer on our runners! Thank you for all your support. Our students loved cooling off with a popsicle after the run as a. thank. you from the PTA for your support of our successful Paper Drive! Please check out all the fun we had on Friday!

APEX Slide Show

Mask Policy Update

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. 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.

Absentee PICTURE DAY ~ August 30th

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Absentee Picture Day is scheduled for Monday, August 30.  If your child was absent on Thursday, August 26 we will have absentee pictures taken on August 30th. Please send your child ready for pictures if they were absent last Thursday. Please be ready to smile for the camera on Thursday!

VIRTUAL English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting ~ September 2nd

Our first English Learner Advisory Committee meeting of the school year will be held on Thursday, September 2nd at 3:45 pm via Zoom. If your child first learned to speak another language in the home, please consider joining this wonderful committee! At our first meeting of the year, we will discuss the role of the committee, elect. officers, conduct a needs assessment and discuss goals for the year. All are welcome to attend!  Please email me if you would like the link to join our meeting: gina.mazeau@cvesd.org. We hope you can join us!

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

If your student is going to be absent, please contact our school Health Attendance Specialist Mrs. Giron @ 619.397.5828 ext. 580110 or via email: carla.giron@cvesd.org. This step is critical as we cannot allow your child to return to class until we know the reason for the absence.

If your child is going to be absent for a full or partial day due to medical appointment(s) be sure to submit a doctor’s note the following day.

If your child is going to be tardy due to a medical appointment be sure to have your student submit his/her doctor’s note upon arrival.

If your child is going to be absent due to a sport tournament, the district requires a note from the organization or flyer with the student’s name for it to be excused.

Out of town trips or Vacations are NOT excused absences. If your student is going to be absent for 5 days or more, please contact our Health Attendance Specialist to discuss if any accommodations can be made.

Please remember if your child has any of the COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home. Please be sure to call the office to report the absence.

Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully

https://www.cvesd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_411950/File/Home%20Page/Safe%20Return%20to%20School/Parent%20Handbook-ENG%20v2.pdf

Spanish Version of Handbook

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Please support our main fundraiser for the year, The APEX Fun Run!!

Our APEX leadership lessons will continue in classrooms this week. Please ask your children what they are learning from our APEX coaches. Our theme this year is As One! We are excited to work together “As One” to raise funds for our school. We can’t wait for our students to participate in the APEX Fun Run on Friday, August 27th. The schedule is as follows:

8:55 am ~ 5th and 6th Grade

9:55 am ~ 2nd Grade and 3rd Dual Immersion

10:55 am ~  3rd EO and 4th Grade (including Beals 4/5)

12:25 pm ~ Kinder and 1st grade

Please be sure your child brings a water bottle with cold water on Friday. They should also wear tennis shoes, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, and a hat.

Parents may watch their children run as long as they follow our protocols. Parents must wear masks and remain more than six feet away from others. Parents will not mark laps on shirts unless they are cleared to volunteer through our school district. Parents may only stay on campus for the run, please do not linger. Parents may not enter school buildings. We ask that one family member come to watch whenever possible. We will allow two family members max, but prefer one if possible due to distancing guidelines. We encourage all spectators to walk or ride bikes to the event. Parking is limited. We have no parking available on the blacktop. Please know the Taber Court entrance to school will only be open before and after school, not during the day.

We are looking forward to a great APEX Fun Run! Thank you for supporting our school!

Volunteers Needed

We need parent volunteers for the Apex Fun Run on Friday, August 27th!

Please consider stopping by the office between 11:30-2:30 to learn about becoming an on-campus volunteer!

If you would like to volunteer during the Apex fun run, please visit the Hedenkamp front office between 11:30-2:30 today for instructions on how to get clearance to volunteer.

All in-person volunteers must be cleared by the school district in order to be eligible to volunteer at Hedenkamp.

PICTURE DAY ~ August 26th

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Picture day is scheduled for Thursday, August 26.  Flyers with details about Picture Day were sent home last week.  Our PTA will use Gerardy as our photography vendor this year. Please be ready to smile for the camera on Thursday!

VIRTUAL School Site Council Meeting ~ August 26th

Our first School Site Council meeting of the school year will be held on Thursday, August 26th at 3:45 pm via Zoom. We will discuss roles and responsibilities, bylaws, adopt our meeting schedule, and discuss goals for the year. All are welcome to attend.  Please email me if you would like the link to join our meeting: gina.mazeau@cvesd.org. We hope you can join us!

COVID-19 Testing Available at County Facilities and District Office

When the need arises, our District highly recommends students and staff take a PCR test at a free County facility, at a medical provider, or at our District Office (Education Services and Support Center). Remember, free testing for the whole family is available at several locations across San Diego County. Click here to view a complete listing of no-cost testing options.

Testing at our District is for students and staff only. No family members are able to test, at this time. If you are unable to get a COVID-19 test from your healthcare provider or the county, as mentioned, a third option is our District office, located at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. The District office site is offered as a public service to our students and staff. Hours are from M-TH 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. New Friday hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Walk-ins are welcome UNTIL daily capacity is reached; we will stop accepting walk-ups at 3:40 p.m. M-F, so please arrive by 3:30 p.m.

Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully

https://www.cvesd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_411950/File/Home%20Page/Safe%20Return%20to%20School/Parent%20Handbook-ENG%20v2.pdf

Spanish Version of Handbook

Have a wonderful week!