Message from our Superintendent

Plan for Next School Year: In-Person Instruction as We Explore a ‘Virtual Academy’ Option

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As you may know, students in the Chula Vista Elementary School District are scheduled to start the next school year on Wednesday, July 21. It is our intention to start the 2021-22 academic year with full-day, in-person instruction for five days a week. Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that the state is preparing for a full reopening of California’s economy on June 15—ending the “tier” system of restrictions that also had impacted schools. I do expect that a number of safety and cleaning protocols we currently have in place will continue in alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please understand that CDC’s guidance can change rapidly, as we have witnessed throughout the pandemic. We will inform you of any new developments.

It is also important to note that the distance learning instructional format is scheduled to expire at the end of the current 2020-21 school year, in accordance with California law.

While we look forward to bringing all of our staff members and students back for traditional in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year, we are aware of parent interest in their children continuing in an online instructional model, similar to distance learning. In order to provide such an educational option for our students/families, the District is exploring the development of a virtual school/online academy. Such a platform will provide live instruction in real time with teachers being able to provide instant feedback as well as online opportunities where students complete assignments on their own time.

We will survey parents to determine the level of interest in this alternative to traditional in-person instruction. A preliminary proposal envisions a Districtwide “virtual academy” that would not necessarily be tied to or associated with a student’s school of residence. I welcome any of your comments or novel ideas regarding this option. Please click on this link to access the survey, which will remain open until May 10.

To reiterate, it is our intention to offer full-time, in-person instruction while also offering a virtual academy model for those who prefer this option to in-person instruction.

Sincerely,

Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D.
Superintendent


Apreciables padres y tutores:

Como se habrán enterado, los estudiantes del Distrito de Escuelas Primarias de Chula Vista están programados para comenzar el próximo ciclo escolar el miércoles, 21 de julio. Es nuestra intención comenzar el año académico 2021-22 con instrucción en persona de día completo los cinco días de la semana. El Gobernador Gavin Newson ha anunciado que el estado se está preparando para la reapertura total de la economía de California el 15 de junio, poniendo fin al sistema de restricciones de “niveles” que también ha afectado a las escuelas. Espero que la serie de protocolos de seguridad y limpieza que actualmente tenemos en vigor continúen alineados con las recomendaciones de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC). Por favor comprenda que las pautas de CDC pueden cambiar rápidamente, tal como lo hemos atestiguado durante la pandemia. Los mantendremos informados de cualquier novedad.

También es importante tener en cuenta que el formato de instrucción de educación a distancia está programado para terminar al final del ciclo escolar actual 2020-21, de conformidad con la ley de California.

Mientras esperamos tener a todos nuestros miembros del personal y estudiantes de regreso a la tradicional instrucción en persona para el ciclo escolar 2021-22, estamos conscientes del interés de los padres en que sus hijos continúen en un modelo de instrucción en línea, similar a la educación a distancia. Con el fin de proporcionar una opción educativa para nuestros estudiantes y familias, el Distrito está explorando el desarrollo de una escuela/academia virtual. Dicha plataforma proporcionará instrucción en vivo en tiempo real y los maestros podrán brindar retroalimentación instantánea, así como oportunidades en línea donde los estudiantes completarán las tareas en su propio tiempo.

Enviaremos una encuesta para determinar el nivel de interés de esta alternativa a la instrucción tradicional en persona. Una propuesta preliminar visualiza una “academia virtual” en todo el Distrito que no necesariamente estará vinculada o asociada con la escuela de residencia del estudiante. Agradezco sus comentarios o ideas novedosas con respecto a esta opción. Favor de hacer clic en el enlace para accesar a la encuesta, que permanecerá abierta hasta el 10 de mayo.

Enfatizamos, es nuestra intención ofrecer instrucción en persona de tiempo completo y al mismo tiempo ofrecer un modelo de academia virtual para aquellos que prefieran esta opción en lugar de la instrucción en persona.

Atentamente,

Dr. Francisco Escobedo
Superintendente

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Staff Appreciation Week 2021

Let’s Show our Staff how Much We Love and Appreciate Them!

Our Staff at Hedenkamp is so PAWESOME! We are incredibly fortunate to have amazing teachers and staff members on our team.  They have gone way above and beyond this year, so let’s really show them how much we appreciate all they do! Let’s make it a week filled with gratitude and love!

May the 4th Be With You Spirit Day

Please wear STAR WARS themed clothing if you have it on Tuesday, May 4th.

Please send any pictures of our Huskies participating in our Spirit Day to gina.mazeau@cvesd.org.

2021 – 2022 School Year

The 2021 -2022 school year is quickly approaching. It is our District’s intention to start the new 2021-22 school year with full day, in-person instruction for five days a week. Students in our District are scheduled to start the next school year on Wednesday, July 21st, In addition to in-person instruction, our district is exploring the creation of an online virtual academy for 2021-22 as an option for interested parents/families. Our District will send a survey within 1-2 weeks to determine the level of interest in this alternative to traditional in-person instruction. We will include various stakeholder groups in the weeks ahead as we explore and refine ideas for creating a virtual academy. We are looking forward to beginning the new school year on July 21st with all our Huskies on campus! Please review the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year so you can plan any family vacations or trips during our scheduled breaks from school. 2021-2022 Calendar

Read Aloud of the Week

We are so fortunate to have an amazing librarian!  Thank you Mrs. Camarena for reading to our Huskies during Distance Learning! Please check out The Read Aloud of the Week, the video is intended for Hedenkamp students for educational purposes only and was created during the virtual distance learning protocol:

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Kindergarten and NEW student registration is happening now for the 2021-22 school year. Huskies currently enrolled DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information.  If you would like to learn more about our amazing Dual Language Immersion Program at Hedenkamp, please visit our DLI page and watch our DLI video.

Please complete the form below if your family will not be returning to Hedenkamp. You will be missed if you leave us, but Once a Husky, Always a Husky!

 

COVID – 19 TESTING AT HEDENKAMP ON TUESDAY

A few weeks ago you should have received (through email and/or text message) information on how to register for your child to get tested for COVID-19 at our school site. You will not need to make an appointment for testing at our school sites.  Our schools will provide on-demand testing, which means that we are accepting “walk-ins”—no appointments are necessary. Here is important information on the CVESD COVID-19 Testing Program:   

  • Testing will occur at Hedenkamp Elementary School campus on the following days:  May 4, May 18, and June 1. 
  • On these days, testing will occur from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, with no testing from 12:50-1:20 pm due to staff lunch times.   
  • If your student is experiencing symptoms, we highly recommend getting a PCR test at a free County facility or with a medical provider, and not reporting to the school for the antigen test. Unfortunately, the antigen tests used by CVESD cannot be used for return to work or school, per the County’s Symptom Decision Tree. The antigen testing program is for surveillance purposes, in order to quickly determine if individuals are positive and remove such individuals and their close contacts from campus as soon as possible. Contact our school health office for more information or discuss your child’s symptoms.   
  • At this time, we can only test staff and CVESD students. No family members are able test at this time.      
  • If you have trouble registering/providing consent for your child through the link, please call the district office at (619) 425-9600 and speak to Sherry Stone at ext. 1327 or Theresa Fletcher at ext. 1027 or visit the testing staff on-site at our school and they will be able to help register and test your child during your visit.    
  • Because we are not taking appointments, we know there will be long lines before and after school.  Please take this into account when planning the time have your child tested.   Please be patient with the testing team and listen carefully to their instructions.    

Thank you for supporting our efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus on our campus.  

Hedenkamp Meal and Book Distribution ~ Now on WEDNESDAYS from 1 pm to 2 pm!

All Huskies will be able to receive meals for the week each Wednesday at Hedenkamp between the hours of 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm in the bus loop. We will also provide books (while supplies last) for students when we distribute meals. Thank you to our PTA for providing books for our Huskies!

Distance Learning students will also be able to pick up any library books that you reserved online on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm in the bus loop!

Reopening Playbook for Parents in English and Reopening Playbook for Parents en Espanol

For COVID19 updates from the district, CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

We Love Our Military Connected Huskies!

Hello Huskies! Guess what, It is a Spirit Week! April is month of the Military Child! We will show our support for all our military connected students by participating in a fun spirit week! Please check out the flyer for all the details!

Please send any pictures of our Huskies participating in our Spirit Days to gina.mazeau@cvesd.org.

Attendance Information

We are very excited to have many of our Huskies back on campus! We missed our students greatly. As always, please contact our Attendance Health Specialist, Carla Giron, if your student will be absent from school for any reason, regardless of whether they are in hybrid or distance learning. Please email carla.giron@cvesd.org with the reason for your child’s absence.

Please note, for students physically at school in hybrid learning, it is very important that parents/guardians speak with our office staff regarding the reason for any student absence from class.  For the health and safety of all students and staff, students who are absent without parent contact will not be allowed back on campus until the parent/guardian discusses the reason for the absence with school office staff.   

  • If a student is sick, we will ask ​the parent to confirm which symptoms the student is experiencing.  
  • If symptoms align with symptoms of COVID-19, ​the school will follow the COVID-19 Decision Tree in collaboration with ​the school site nurse. 
  • If ​symptoms are part of a chronic condition, the school will work with the school site nurse to determine next steps.   
  • If symptoms are not a possible symptom of COVID-19, the student will be welcomed back to school after following normal school health protocols.  

We look forward to an amazing rest of our school year. Thank you for your support of our learning environment. 

Read Aloud of the Week

We are so fortunate to have an amazing librarian!  Thank you Mrs. Camarena for reading to our Huskies during Distance Learning! Please check out The Read Aloud of the Week, the video is intended for Hedenkamp students for educational purposes only and was created during the virtual distance learning protocol:

VIRTUAL SSC AND ELAC MEETING

Our School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, April 29th at 3:45 pm via Zoom. We will discuss our budget and priorities for the 2021-2022 school 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!

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Kindergarten and NEW student registration is happening now for the 2021-22 school year. Huskies currently enrolled DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information.  If you would like to learn more about our amazing Dual Language Immersion Program at Hedenkamp, please visit our DLI page and watch our DLI video.

Library Procedures

Great News! Our In Person students will be able to check out library books beginning this week! Our Distance Learning students can continue to check out too using our Curbside Service on Wednesdays! Please take a look at the flyer below for details on how to check out library books.


Hedenkamp Book Fair
, Now Through April 25th, Online Only!

Support Hedenkamp Elementary when you and your family shop the Hedenkamp Online Scholastic Book Fair, now through Sunday, April 25th! Please visit the Hedenkamp Elementary Scholastic Book Fair Online store by following this link.

Scholastic eWallet is available, details can be found here, at the Hedenkamp Online Book Fair information page. Shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25. Thank you for your continued support!

El Pollo Grill Fundraiser, Wednesday, April 28th!

Dine out to make a difference! Tell your friends and neighbors! All are welcome to support Hedenkamp by presenting this flyer while dining at the El Pollo Grill Otay Ranch and Bonita locations on Wednesday, April 28th, from 10:00am until 8:00pm!

Please present this flyer at the time you place your dine-in or take-out order on April 28th. Please note, third party restaurant delivery services will not be able to honor the Hedenkamp fundraiser. Don’t forget your Husky wear! Thank you for your participation!

 

ON CAMPUS HYBRID MODEL CHILDCARE THROUGH THE YMCA

Hedenkamp Meal and Book Distribution ~ Now on WEDNESDAYS from 1 pm to 2 pm!

All Huskies will be able to receive meals for the week each Wednesday at Hedenkamp between the hours of 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm in the bus loop. We will also provide books (while supplies last) for students when we distribute meals. Thank you to our PTA for providing books for our Huskies!

You will also be able to pick up any library books that you reserved online on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm in the bus loop!

Reopening Playbook for Parents in English and Reopening Playbook for Parents en Espanol

For COVID19 updates from the district, CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Spirit Days this Week

Hey Huskies! We will have two Spirit Days this week. On Monday, April 19th, we will wear rainbow colors for Autism Acceptance Month. We will wear rainbow colors to show our acceptance for all people with Autism. The rainbow colors represent the spectrum of abilities and strengths all people with autism have. We love and accept all the Huskies in our community with Autism. Wear Rainbow Colors on Monday to show your acceptance of people with Autism!

Our next Spirit Day will be on Friday, April 23rd. We will Purple Up to show our support for all our Military Connected students! April is the month of the Military Child. At Hedenkamp, we have over 120 military connected families. We salute them all! We are so grateful for their service and sacrifice. We will all wear purple on Friday to show our love and support for all our military connected Huskies! Please send any pictures of our Huskies participating in our Spirit Days to gina.mazeau@cvesd.org.

We Loved Welcoming Huskies Back for Hybrid Learning!

We had such a great week with our Huskies! It was such an exciting time! We were thrilled to have so many Huskies back in person. Our Huskies did an incredible job following our new procedures and protocols. We appreciate all our parents helping ensure a smooth transition to hybrid learning. Everyone has done a great job following our drop off and pick up procedures. Thank you for remembering to have your thumbs up placards at drop off and your name placards for pick up. Thank you for remembering to stay in your cars and pull forward as the cars ahead move. The lines have moved quickly each day! We are able to complete the ingress and egress. procedures in less than ten minutes. We have two important reminders for pick up and drop off. Please don not let your child out of the car until staff members are available to check the thumbs up placards. We start checking the placards at 8:25 am for the AM cohort and 12:10 pm for the PM cohort. Please don’t arrive before those times. The gates open at 8:30 am for the AM cohort and 12:15 pm for the PM cohort. Also, please remember parents should not park in the parking lot or down the street and walk their children on campus. All families dropping off or picking up in a car must use the drop off pick up lanes. If you are walking or biking to campus from your home, remember to stop at the orange cones. Due to social distancing requirements, parents are not allowed on campus. We greatly appreciate your support with keeping our Huskies safe!

VAPA Instruction

Our Huskies will participate in VAPA instruction this week! Our VAPA schedules have changed due to our transition to hybrid instruction. Students will participate in VAPA at times that do not conflict with in person instruction. For example, if your child attends in person classes in the PM cohort, they will participate in VAPA during the morning. Our teachers will let you know the new VAPA schedule. Our upper grade students will keep the same VAPA teachers. Our primary students may have a change in VAPA teachers. Again, our teachers will share the details for VAPA this week. All our VAPA classes are on the Google platform. Students will use the banner link on their VAPA Google classroom to join their live class meetings. Please reach out to our VAPA team with any VAPA related questions.

Read Aloud of the Week

We are so fortunate to have an amazing librarian!  Thank you Mrs. Camarena for reading to our Huskies during Distance Learning! Please check out The Read Aloud of the Week, the video is intended for Hedenkamp students for educational purposes only and was created during the virtual distance learning protocol:

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Kindergarten and NEW student registration is happening now for the 2021-22 school year. Huskies currently enrolled DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information.  If you would like to learn more about our amazing Dual Language Immersion Program at Hedenkamp, please visit our DLI page and watch our DLI video.

COVID – 19 Testing at Hedenkamp

Last week you should have received (through email and/or text message) information on how to register for your child to get tested for COVID-19 at our school site. You will not need to make an appointment for testing at our school sites.  Our schools will provide on-demand testing, which means that we are accepting “walk-ins”—no appointments are necessary. Here is important information on the CVESD COVID-19 Testing Program:   

  • Testing will occur at Hedenkamp Elementary School campus on the following days:  April 20, May 4, May 18, and June 1. 
  • On these days, testing will occur from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, with no testing from 12:50-1:20 pm due to staff lunch times.   
  • If your student is experiencing symptoms, we highly recommend getting a PCR test at a free County facility or with a medical provider, and not reporting to the school for the antigen test. Unfortunately, the antigen tests used by CVESD cannot be used for return to work or school, per the County’s Symptom Decision Tree. The antigen testing program is for surveillance purposes, in order to quickly determine if individuals are positive and remove such individuals and their close contacts from campus as soon as possible. Contact our school health office for more information or discuss your child’s symptoms.   
  • At this time, we can only test staff and CVESD students. No family members are able test at this time.      
  • If you have trouble registering/providing consent for your child through the link, please call the district office at (619) 425-9600 and speak to Sherry Stone at ext. 1327 or Theresa Fletcher at ext. 1027 or visit the testing staff on-site at our school and they will be able to help register and test your child during your visit.    
  • Because we are not taking appointments, we know there will be long lines before and after school.  Please take this into account when planning the time have your child tested.   Please be patient with the testing team and listen carefully to their instructions.    

Thank you for supporting our efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus on our campus.  


Hedenkamp Book Fair
, Now Through April 25th, Online Only!

Support Hedenkamp Elementary when you and your family shop the Hedenkamp Online Scholastic Book Fair, now through Sunday, April 25th! Please visit the Hedenkamp Elementary Scholastic Book Fair Online store by following this link.

Scholastic eWallet is available, details can be found here, at the Hedenkamp Online Book Fair information page. Shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25. Thank you for your continued support!

  

ON CAMPUS HYBRID MODEL CHILDCARE THROUGH THE YMCA

Hedenkamp Meal and Book Distribution ~ Now on WEDNESDAYS from 1 pm to 2 pm!

All Huskies will be able to receive meals for the week each Wednesday at Hedenkamp between the hours of 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm in the bus loop. We will also provide books (while supplies last) for students when we distribute meals. Thank you to our PTA for providing books for our Huskies!

You will also be able to pick up any library books that you reserved online on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm in the bus loop!

Reopening Playbook for Parents in English and Reopening Playbook for Parents en Espanol

For COVID19 updates from the district, CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Show your Husky Spirit on Monday, April 12th

Please wear your Husky Wear or our school colors of red and blue on Monday, April 12th to celebrate our return to hybrid instruction! Paw Power Rules!

Hybrid Instruction Begins for Some and DL Continues for Some ~ April 12th

Monday, April 12th will bring some changes for our Huskies. About 60% of our Huskies will begin hybrid instruction on campus on Monday and about 40% of our Huskies will continue with Distance Learning. Several Huskies will be changing teachers or welcoming new classmates to their class. Please talk to your children about the upcoming changes so they are prepared. Please let them know it is ok to feel nervous or excited and that it helps to talk about those feelings. We want all our Huskies to have a smooth transition this week. Please remember we shared all the details about reopening in our reopening chat in March, if you would like to review it, it is posted on Class Dojo. We also encourage you to review our Reopening Handbook. The handbook includes schedules and the procedures for drop off and pick up that we reviewed in our Reopening Chat. Please feel free to email me at gina.mazeau@cvesd.org if you have any additional questions about the upcoming changes. We are so excited to welcome our Huskies back in person on Monday, April 12th. We also really look forward to seeing our Huskies continuing online in their virtual meetings this week!

Safety Protocol Video ~ Please review with our Huskies!

Read Aloud of the Week

We are so fortunate to have an amazing librarian!  Thank you Mrs. Camarena for reading to our Huskies during Distance Learning! Please check out The Read Aloud of the Week, the video is intended for Hedenkamp students for educational purposes only and was created during the virtual distance learning protocol:

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Kindergarten and NEW student registration is happening now for the 2021-22 school year. Huskies currently enrolled DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information.  If you would like to learn more about our amazing Dual Language Immersion Program at Hedenkamp, please visit our DLI page and watch our DLI video.

ON CAMPUS HYBRID MODEL CHILDCARE THROUGH THE YMCA

Hedenkamp Meal and Book Distribution ~ Now on WEDNESDAYS from 1 pm to 2 pm!

All Huskies will be able to receive meals for the week each Wednesday at Hedenkamp between the hours of 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm in the bus loop. We will also provide books (while supplies last) for students when we distribute meals. Thank you to our PTA for providing books for our Huskies!

You will also be able to pick up any library books that you reserved online on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm in the bus loop!

Reopening Playbook for Parents in English and Reopening Playbook for Parents en Espanol ~ Please read prior to our Reopening on April 12th

For COVID19 updates from the district, CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Quarter 4 Begins Virtually

We look forward to welcoming our Huskies back for the fourth quarter of the school year on Monday, April 5th. We will begin the quarter with a full week of virtual learning. Distance Learning will occur for 180 instructional minutes daily so our teachers have time to continue to prepare for our return to hybrid instruction on Monday, April 12th. Many of our rosters will change beginning April 12th, your child’s teacher shared the details about roster changes at conferences in March. If you did not receive the information, please contact the office at 619-397-5828.

In Person Supply Distribution

If your child is scheduled to return for In Person Hybrid Instruction, please plan to pick up a small bag of supplies for your family on April 7th. The bag will include one cloth mask for each child, one stick on name tag for each child, and a set of car placards for each family. You will need the items prior to the first day of in person instruction. The schedule for distribution is as follows:

Wednesday, April 7th

3:30 – 4:30 ~ Last Names A-H

4:30 – 5:30 ~ Last Names I -0

5:30 -6:30 ~ Last Names P- Z

If you are unable to make it at your scheduled time, the items will be available near the school office on Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Read Aloud of the Week

We are so fortunate to have an amazing librarian!  Thank you Mrs. Camarena for reading to our Huskies during Distance Learning! Please check out The Read Aloud of the Week, the video is intended for Hedenkamp students for educational purposes only and was created during the virtual distance learning protocol:

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Please Register for the 2020-2021 School Year

Kindergarten and NEW student registration is happening now for the 2021-22 school year. Huskies currently enrolled DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information.  If you would like to learn more about our amazing Dual Language Immersion Program at Hedenkamp, please visit our DLI page and watch our DLI video.

ON CAMPUS HYBRID MODEL CHILDCARE THROUGH THE YMCA

Aloha Spring Dance, Friday, April 9th!

All are invited to join the Hedenkamp Virtual Aloha Spring Dance on Friday, April 9th, from 6 until 8PM! On the day of the event, join by following this link or by clicking on the image. Yes, our very own DJ Mr. Blocker will provide the dance music—it’s sure to be a fun online event! Please join us!

Leis (party favors) are available for students! Leis will be distributed between 12-2PM on Thursday, April 8th near the far gate in the bus loop. Since distribution will occur during the books and meals distribution, please use the inside bus lane if you plan to only pick up leis. Please note, supply is limited, thank you!

Hedenkamp Meal and Book Distribution

It is very important to fill out the free and reduced lunch application, it helps our school receive funding and your child receive free or reduced price lunch. If you cannot complete the form online, please stop by the office to pick up and complete the meal application. We encourage all families to complete the form.

Click here for Application.

All Huskies will be able to receive meals for the week each Thursday at Hedenkamp between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm in the bus loop. We will also provide books (while supplies last) for students when we distribute meals. Thank you to our PTA for providing books for our Huskies!

You will also be able to pick up any library books that you reserved online on Thursdays from 12 pm to 2 pm in the bus loop!

Reopening Playbook for Parents in English and Reopening Playbook for Parents en Espanol ~ Please read prior to our Reopening on April 12th

For COVID19 updates from the district, CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful week!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Happy Spring Break!

We wish all our Huskies a wonderful Spring Break! Spring Break begins March 29th and ends April 2nd. We look forward to welcoming our Huskies back for Quarter 4 on April 5th. The week of April 5th will be a virtual instruction week. Have a safe and restful break!

Husky Talks Announcement

Congratulations to all our students that submitted Husky Talks! The theme was Peace is Possible and they did an incredible job! We are proud of each one of you! Huge Shout Out to our three grade level winners!

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Kindergarten and NEW student registration is happening now for the 2021-22 school year. Huskies currently enrolled DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information.  If you would like to learn more about our amazing Dual Language Immersion Program at Hedenkamp, please visit our DLI page and watch our DLI video.

We need your Input for our Local Control & Accountability Plan

WE VALUE YOUR INPUT! SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS ON THOUGHT EXCHANGE. All info shared is confidential. Respond now through April 2nd.

Yearbook Order Deadline, April 1st, 2021 ~ Please Order Today!

A reminder that the last day to order your 2020-2021 yearbook is April 1, 2021. Hedenkamp yearbooks are available for purchase here, at the Huskies PTA webstore onlyThere will be no in-person yearbook sales. Please reserve your yearbook online, today! Thank you!

On Campus Hybrid Model Childcare through the YMCA

Reopening Playbook for Parents ~ We reopen for hybrid instruction on April 12th, please read the Playbook carefully.

For COVID19 updates from the district, CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful break!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Parent Teacher Conferences

We will continue Parent Teacher Conference this week. Please be sure to attend your scheduled conference with your child’s teacher. As a reminder, live instructional minutes will be reduced to 120 minutes this week.

We look forward to seeing you virtually at conferences this week!

Our Spring Break will begin after parent teacher conferences. All students and staff will be on break from March 29th through April 4th. Enjoy!

Important Parent Meetings

I know you have many questions regarding our reopening. Please plan on attending Dr. Escobedo’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting on March 23rd at 6:00 pm. Please use the link below to join the Town Hall Meeting:

Superintendent’s Town Hall Meeting

The staff and I are incredibly excited to welcome our students back on campus! We look forward to seeing our amazing Huskies in person! Safety protocols are in place. The in-person, hybrid instructional model for students will begin on Monday, April 12.

We will be hosting a Reopening Community Forum on Thursday, March 25th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. We will be going over schedules, safety, ingress and egress and classroom protocols. This meeting will be recorded. Please use the link below to join:

Reopening Chat with Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rojo

Cover Copy Challenge

The results are in from our Cover Copy Challenge!  Thank you to all our Huskies that participated in and voted for the Cover Copy Challenge. We were so impressed with the creative entries! Congratulations to the winners! 

1st Place Student (awarded $75.00 in Scholastic Rewards) 

Dragons Love Tacos – Michael G. (2nd Grade) 

2nd Place Student (awarded $50.00 in Scholastic Rewards) 

What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf? – Adeline T. (5th Grade) 

3rd Place Student (awarded $25.00 in Scholastic Rewards) 

Walk Two Moons – Avery V. (6th Grade) 

Teacher (awarded $100.00 in Scholastic Rewards) 

Fox in Socks – Mrs. Crowley (1st Grade Teacher) 

Read Aloud of the Week

We are so fortunate to have an amazing librarian!  Thank you Mrs. Camarena for reading to our Huskies during Distance Learning! Please check out The Read Aloud of the Week, the video is intended for Hedenkamp students for educational purposes only and was created during the virtual distance learning protocol:

Read a Thon Results

Thank you to all our Huskies who participated in our annual Read-a-Thon!  We are so proud that so many of you pledged to read books and raise money for our school library.  Together, we raised $2,790 that will help purchase several brand-new English and Spanish books for our library! 

The top two classes (one English/one Spanish DI) that raised the most money have earned $100.00 in Scholastic Rewards for their classroom teachers. 

Top English class: Room 408 – Mrs. Crowley, 1st Grade 

Top Spanish DI class: Room 603 – Sra. Montes de Oca,  Kindergarten

We also had several students raise a minimum of $25.00. For every $25.00 they raised, they earned a ticket entry into the Read-a-Thon grand prize drawing for a Sphero Steam Bundle.  The drawing took place on Saturday, March 20. 

Grand Prize winner of the Sphero Steam Bundle: Valerie S. – 4th Grade 

Congratulations to our winners! 

California Young Reader Medal Voting for Grades 3-6

This week, students in Grades 3-6 will be participating in the voting process for the California Young Reader Medal. In order to be eligible, students must have watched all three California Young Reader Medal videos provided by Mrs. Camarena during the winter quarter. Please email your child’s teacher or Mrs. Camarena (melissa.camarena@cvesd.org) if you would like to receive the video links to watch them with your children this week. Voting takes place from March 22-26.

Voting Form

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Kindergarten and NEW student registration is happening now for the 2021-22 school year. Huskies currently enrolled DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information.  If you would like to learn more about our amazing Dual Language Immersion Program at Hedenkamp, please visit our DLI page and watch our DLI video.

We need your Input for our Local Control & Accountability Plan

WE VALUE YOUR INPUT! SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS ON THOUGHT EXCHANGE. All info shared is confidential. Respond now through April 2nd.

Yearbook Order Deadline, April 1st, 2021

A reminder that the last day to order your 2020-2021 yearbook is April 1, 2021. Hedenkamp yearbooks are available for purchase here, at the Huskies PTA webstore onlyThere will be no in-person yearbook sales. Please reserve your yearbook online, today! Thank you!

Hedenkamp Meal and Book Distribution

It is very important to fill out the free and reduced lunch application, it helps our school receive funding and your child receive free or reduced price lunch. If you cannot complete the form online, please stop by the office to pick up and complete the meal application. We encourage all families to complete the form.

Click here for Application.

All Huskies will be able to receive meals for the week each Thursday at Hedenkamp between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm in the bus loop. We will also provide books (while supplies last) for students when we distribute meals. Thank you to our PTA for providing books for our Huskies!

You will also be able to pick up any library books that you reserved online on Thursdays from 12 pm to 2 pm in the bus loop!

If you are interested in on site Distance Learning Support please register through the YMCA! Scholarships are available!

Reopening Playbook for Parents

For COVID19 updates from the district, CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful week!

Important Hedenkamp News

School Reopening ~ Hybrid Instruction

I know you have many questions regarding reopening. You can view the news segment from Dr. Escobedo HERE. Please plan on attending Dr. Escobedo’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting on March 23rd at 6:00 pm. I will share the link to the Town Hall as soon as I receive it.

The staff and I are incredibly excited to welcome our students back on campus! We look forward to seeing our amazing Huskies in person! Safety protocols are in place. The in-person, hybrid instructional model for students will begin on Monday, April 12.

I will be hosting a Reopening Community Forum on Thursday, March 25th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. We will be going over schedules, safety, ingress and egress and classroom protocols. This meeting will be recorded. Please use the link below to join:

Reopening Chat with Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rojo

During parent teacher conferences, teachers will notify you of your child’s placement in either in person or distance learning based on the preference you shared on our parent survey. We were not able to accommodate all requests for the AM session, due to the overwhelming number of families that wanted that session. I We did our best to minimize teacher changes, but their had to be some. f you have a concern regarding placement, please email me at gina.mazeau@cvesd.org as soon as possible. We will make changes as space allows. The deadline for changes is March 26th. Our In Person model will be either an AM session from 8:30 – 11:30 or a PM session from 12:15 to 3:15. Students will be on campus Monday through Thursday and have a Distance Learning Day on Friday. If your child will remain in Distance Learning, the schedule will remain fairly consistent. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Huskies Report from Home

Please check out our amazing student broadcast!

Hedenkamp News

Weekly Message for Our Huskies

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will begin on Thursday, March 18th and continue through March 26th. Our teachers will meet with all parents to share important information. Please ensure you have a virtual conference scheduled with your child’s teacher. During the conference period, our instructional minutes will be reduced. Students will have 120 minutes of live instruction on our conference days. We look forward to productive conferences with all our families.

Cover Copy Challenge

Thank you to all our Huskies that participated in the Cover Copy challenge! You are so creative! Wow! Please watch the video to check out all the great cover copy creations! After you watch, please vote for your favorites: Voting Form

Read Aloud of the Week

We are so fortunate to have an amazing librarian!  Thank you Mrs. Camarena for reading to our Huskies during Distance Learning! Please check out The Read Aloud of the Week, the video is intended for Hedenkamp students for educational purposes only and was created during the virtual distance learning protocol:

Virtual Library Lesson #8 for Grades 3-6

Deadline Extended: Hedenkamp Read-A-Thon 2021!

It’s time for our 14th annual Read-A-Thon, happening now through March 19th as we recognize the National Read-Across-America celebration and Dr. Seuss’ birthday! We want you to be informed of this fun event! Please visit HuskiesPTA.com/readathon2021 for details including prizes and a raffle entry to win the grand prize, a Sphero STEAM Bundle! Donate here today!

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Our District has rescheduled the start of new registration. Kindergarten and NEW student registration will now begin March 15th at 9:00 am for the 2021-22 school year. Huskies currently enrolled DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information.  If you would like to learn more about our amazing Dual Language Immersion Program at Hedenkamp, please visit our DLI page and watch our DLI video.

We need your Input for our Local Control & Accountability Plan

Introducing ThoughtExchange, a New Two-Way Communication Tool! | Huntley  Community School District 158

WE VALUE YOUR INPUT! SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS ON THOUGHT EXCHANGE. All info shared is confidential. Respond now through April 2nd.

PTA Election Meeting, March 17, 2021!

Please join us at the next association meeting, Wednesday, March 17th at 6:00pm. This election meeting will be hosted virtually, so we kindly ask all attendees to please RSVP to PTA@HuskiesPTA.com for access to the meeting link. Please visit HuskiesPTA.com/elections for election details! If you would like to serve on the 2021-22 Hedenkamp PTA board, please email Mr. Blocker at  Parliamentarian@HuskiesPTA.com

Yearbook Order Deadline, April 1st, 2021

A reminder that the last day to order your 2020-2021 yearbook is April 1, 2021. Hedenkamp yearbooks are available for purchase here, at the Huskies PTA webstore onlyThere will be no in-person yearbook sales. Please reserve your yearbook online, today! Thank you!

Hedenkamp Meal and Book Distribution

It is very important to fill out the free and reduced lunch application, it helps our school receive funding and your child receive free or reduced price lunch. If you cannot complete the form online, please stop by the office to pick up and complete the meal application. We encourage all families to complete the form.

Click here for Application.

All Huskies will be able to receive meals for the week each Thursday at Hedenkamp between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm in the bus loop. We will also provide books (while supplies last) for students when we distribute meals. Thank you to our PTA for providing books for our Huskies!

You will also be able to pick up any library books that you reserved online on Thursdays from 12 pm to 2 pm in the bus loop!

If you are interested in on site Distance Learning Support please register through the YMCA! Scholarships are available!

Reopening Playbook for Parents

For COVID19 updates from the district, CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful week!