Weekly Message for Our Huskies
Thank you for a Great First Week
Thank you for entrusting us with the gift of your children. They are amazing Huskies! We had a great first week of the school year with them. I hope they were able to reconnect with friends, make new friends, and have fun. We are grateful to have them back at school! Please keep encouraging them to be the amazing Huskies they are!
Drop Off and Pick Up
All of us at Hedenkamp want to thank our families and community members for their patience and understanding as we try to accommodate the many vehicles that arrive each morning and afternoon.
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. 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.
Finally, we would especially encourage the parents of our 2nd-6th grade students to use the drop off and pick up areas and allow the parents of our younger students to park in the lot
Important Attendance Information
Welcome back Husky parents. With the new school year upon us we would like to remind you of the importance of good attendance.
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: email@example.com
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.
We understand how difficult this past year has been for everyone and for the safety of all our families, if your child is feeling ill, please contact the health office to report the absence, follow Covid-19 protocols and please keep them home. A husky’s education is very important, but their health is what matters most. We look forward to a wonderful 21-22 School year with happy, healthy Huskies.
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Kindergarten Information for Parents
Kinder Students will continue to have a modified schedule this week. They will attend from 8:45 am – 12 pm.
At drop off, kindergarten parents may use the kindergarten drop off loop and leave your child at the kindergarten gate with the supervisor. One adult/older sibling may also come through the kindergarten gate to drop off your child. We ask that you wear a mask if you come through the gate. Parents that live in the area near Taber Court, may use that gate if they are walking to school. Please never park in any of the loops. A driver must always stay in the car to keep pulling forward to allow space for other cars. If you are walking your child in, you must either walk from your home or park in a parking space in the main lot and walk over. There are no exceptions. At pick up, one adult (no Hedenkamp siblings as they are in class) needs to come through the gate to meet your child at the classroom door. Please keep a safe distance from other families. You will need to park your car and walk in. You can also walk or bike from home. Please quickly pick up your child and exit, do not linger on campus. Please do not park in the loops. Thank you for your cooperation!
Visitors and Volunteers
Visitors may come on campus for limited purposes now. We ask that visitors only come to campus if absolutely necessary. Please do not linger on campus, wear a mask, and keep a safe distance from others. Volunteers may begin on August 2nd if they have provided proof of COVID vaccination, TB test results, and sign a volunteer form. You may provide the documentation between the hours of 11:30 and 2:30 pm in the main office. Please wear your mask on campus.
Please Read The Parent Handbook Carefully