Hedenkamp News

It was another spectacular week at Hedenkamp, as we hosted our Student Council Officer Elections this week. The creativity and leadership our Huskies demonstrated with their campaigning around campus did not go unnoticed. A big shout out to Mrs. Mikulanis-Brown, Mrs. Reiff, and Ms. Beals for their support with our students this week. Our new Student Council Officers can be found here, we look forward to seeing how our student leaders will positively impact our campus. Thank you to all our Huskies who participated in our elections this week, we are so proud of each of you!

Picture Day is Here!

Picture day is scheduled this week Thursday, August 18.  Flyers with details about Picture Day were sent home last week.  Bring your best smiles and be dressed to impress the cameras this Thursday.

Apex Fun Run Kicks Off This Week

Our annual Apex Fun Run Kicks off this week with the grand finale of the run occurring next Thursday, August 25. Our kick-off pep rally on the blacktop will be on Tuesday and leadership lessons will be taught throughout the week in the classroom. Be sure to ask your child what they are learning about with Apex each day they come home from school.

We are still in need of volunteers for our Fun Run, please download the flyer below and/or send the necessary information to vp@huskiespta.com if you would like to volunteer this year. We love all our volunteers and this one event you don’t want to miss!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APEX PTA VOLUNTEER FORM

School Site Council Meeting

Our first School Site Council meeting of the school year will be held on Thursday, August 18th 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 Mrs. Williamson if you would like the link to join our meeting: erin.williamson@cvesd.org .We hope you can join us!

We have 4 open positions on SSC, please take a moment to elect the parent leaders you would like to see represent you on our School Site Council. Please complete the ballot by the end of the day on Tuesday, August 16. Only one vote per parent and/or community member.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR SSC PARENT REPRESENTATIVES

PTA GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETING, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH!

We invite all Hedenkamp parents to please join us at the first 2022-2023 Hedenkamp PTA General Association Meeting of the school year at 6:00PM on Thursday, August 18, 2022. This meeting will be hosted virtually, so we kindly ask you to please email PTA@HuskiesPTA.com for meeting access. All are welcome!

We invite all parents, teachers, students and community members to join the 2022-23 Hedenkamp PTA at the Platinum, Gold or Bronze level membership, today!

COACHES WANTED!

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COVID Reminders

Our COVID cases continue to be on the rise in our community. If your child has COVID symptoms, please keep them at home and test. This will help to stop the spread.

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Husky Wear Sold Out!

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APEX Fun Run Kicks Off August 16!

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HUSKY WEAR FOR SALE THIS FRIDAY!

Hedenkamp News

As we enter the 4th week of school, we are enjoying observing the excitement of all our students as they dive full-force into the learning in their classroom. This week all grades will have VAPA classes and we are excited to welcome our new dance teacher, Ms. Megan Whitten!

Please review the Hedenkamp Family Handbook for important information about our school. Also, please review the Annual Notification documents for CVESD.

Our first Husky Huddle of the year is scheduled for Friday, August 12th at 8:45 am.  We invite our community to join us for this brief community meet up on the blacktop. We will salute the flag, sing and share announcements. We encourage everyone to wear Husky Wear or our school colors, blue and red, for the Husky Huddle! We look forward to seeing you there!

PARENT LEADERS NEEDED

Our Hedenkamp School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 4 parent membersWe meet once a month, on Thursdays, from 3:30-4:30 pm. The role of the SSC is to develop, approve, and monitor the Single Plan for Student Achievement and provide input on the school’s budget.   For more information and the SSC Nomination Form, click here. We would love to have you join us!

Hedenkamp English Learner Advisory Committee needs a Parent Representative to represent Hedenkamp’s English Learner parents at the monthly District Advisory Council/District English Learner Advisory Committee (DAC/DELAC) meetings, held on Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 at the CVESD district office. Click here for more info and the DELAC Rep. Nomination Form. DELAC Nomination Forms are Due August 10. We will have elections at our first ELAC Meeting on August 11th at 8am.

ABC’s of Being a DAC/DELAC Rep (English)

ABC’s of Being a DAC/DELAC Rep (Spanish)

COVID UPDATES

Please do not send students to school with COVID like symptoms. Proof of 2 negative Covid-19 tests taken 12 hours or more apart required to return to school. If your child has a chronic condition such as allergies, we need documentation from the doctor on file in the health office.

If your child tests positive for COVID, please input the information here. You can contact covtest4@cvesd.org for a test to return guidance. CVESD is NOT collecting negative results unless 1) you/your child is attempting to release early from isolation after a positive test (before day 11) and 2) your child has Covid-like symptoms. To return to school they will need to have improving symptoms, be fever free for 24 hours and send covtest4@cvesd.org photo of two negative antigen tests taken twelve hours apart or one negative PCR test.

Weekly FREE Covid-19 PCR testing is happening every Monday at Hedenkamp. You should have received an email from register@campusclinic.org to register for testing this school year. If you cannot locate the email, or need help registering your child for weekly testing, please contact support@campusclinic.org.

DISTRICT SAFETY FORUM

Join us this Tuesday at Hedenkamp to learn more about what we are doing as a district to enhance our safety protocols for our entire community.

ELAC THIS THURSDAY

Our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)- will be meeting again on campus! Do you have a multilingual learner attending Hedenkamp? Do you want to help advise on the master plan for English Learners? Do you want to learn ways to support your child? Please join us on Thursday, August 11th, at 8:00am in the Multipurpose Room (MPR). Coffee, donuts, and information will be provided.

APEX FUN RUN COMING SOON!

Our Apex Fun Run is coming this month and we are all preparing for a spectacular week of learning about healthy lifestyles and positive character attributes as we lead up to the run! Our PTA is currently looking for volunteers who are willing to help out with the day of the Fun Run on Thursday, August 25. Please email pta@huskiespta.com if your interesting in volunteering.

District Safety Meeting-POSTPONED to AUGUST 9th

Our district Safety Meeting Forum has been rescheduled from today, August 6th to Tuesday, August 9th. More information will be coming out in our weekly parent updates.

Hedenkamp News

It was an amazing week of classes having all our students on campus for a full-week of learning at Hedenkamp! We have many exciting events and meeting happening in the month of August, including our annual APEX fun run! Be sure you are following our blog to receive all the updates in your inbox. We are looking forward to another wonderful week with our Huskies!

Meet our School Counselor

Our part-time school counselor, Jellyanne Biocarles, has returned for the new school year. We are so fortunate to have her on our team and support our students again this year. Please contact Ms. Jelly Anne if you would like counseling services or would like to continue counseling services for your child/children for the 2022-2023 school year. There are forms that needs to be signed yearly. You can contact her by emailing her at jellyanne.biocarles@cvesd.org to receive all the necessary information.

COVID Updates

As you may have noticed an influx of courtesy COVID notices from Hedenkamp, the latest strand of the virus is on the rise again. Please screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms each day before school and when in doubt, keep your child home. If your child tests positive, please use the link below to report the positive case, the district will then reach out to for you guidance on next steps.

CLICK HERE TO REPORT POSITIVE STUDENT CASE

If your child has any pre-existing conditions, including those with Covid-like symptoms (e.g. allergies, asthma), please provide documentation from the doctor so that we can have it on file. This will help prevent your child from being sent home if they have symptoms from a chronic condition.

COVID Weekly Testing at Hedenkamp

As the 2022/2023 school year has launched, we remain committed to offering a safe and healthy environment to our students and staff. We believe the safest approach to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring our schools remain open is through testing.

Last school year, we were able to partner with Covid Clinic to bring COVID-19 testing to all of our schools. We are excited to let you know that weekly testing will continue this year. You should of received an email from Campus Clinic (register@campusclinic.org) on Friday, July 22nd,  inviting you to register for COVID-19 testing and any of our other services. The email includes step-by-step registration instructions, contact information if you have any questions, and an introduction by Thomas Shaffer, President of Campus Clinic. If you registered your child last year, you will need to complete a new registration form for testing for the new school year.

Weekly testing at Hedenkamp will continue to occur every Monday. It’s quick and convenient, and one of our best tools for combatting the virus. If you cannot locate the email, or need help registering your child for weekly testing, please contact support@covidclinic.org.

Complete Residency Verification Required

We still have many families who have not completed residency verification for the 2022-23 school year. All paperwork needs to be completed as soon as possible to ensure your child continues to be enrolled at Hedenkamp. An email went out last week to all families with incomplete residency verification. You should have also received a “Snap Code” via email for each of your children that attend Hedenkamp. If you have not completed this or did not receive the email, contact the school office between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, or call us at 619-397-5828.

Parent Leaders NEEDED!

We are so excited for parents to return to campus to volunteer! One of the ways you can support your child and our school is to nominate yourself to be on our School Site Council (SSC), you can also nominate a parent/community member to be a part of SSC. We meet once a month, on Thursdays, from 3:30-4:30 pm. The role of the SSC is to develop, approve, and monitor the Single Plan for Student Achievement and provide input on the school’s budget.  Our Hedenkamp School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 4 parent members. For more information and the SSC Nomination Form, click here. We would love to have you join us!

Join our PTA

Have you joined PTA ? When you join, participate in fundraisers, and donate, here are a few way the money is spent on our students:

  • Teacher Grants for ALL teachers for classroom necessities
  • VAPA Supplies
  • Playground Equipment
  • Husky Hussle Monitoring
  • VAPA supplies
  • And More!

CLICK HERE to join

Classroom Volunteers

Volunteers will be welcomed on campus starting this week.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in volunteering at school.  The State Public Health Officer Order of August 11, 2021 requires that all K-12 workers, including volunteers and contractors, provide proof of full vaccination (completion of the initial vaccination series) or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. Volunteers also need proof of a TB within the last 4 years, current ID, and fingerprinting (if planning to volunteer more than 2 days a week).

Wellness Policy

Please visit CVESD Wellness Policy to learn more about our District Wellness Policy. Please help us enforce this wellness policy by ensuring your child only has water to drink in class and milk/water/100% juice in their lunchbox.  Thank you for refraining from sending treats such as candy, large bags of chips (snack size with a balanced meal are ok) or large portions of cookies (snack size with a balanced meal are ok). Please know that no food will be taken away from your child, but they may be asked to put item away until after-school. Thank you for your support.

Lunch Application Forms

Thank you to everyone who has turned in the LCFF/lunch application to your child’s teacher. PLEASE complete and submit the short, simple LCFF Survey, which will ensure that Hedenkamp receives the maximum amount of funding for our students.   If you prefer to complete the application online, you can click on the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

Reminders

  • Safety is the responsibility of our entire community, please follow all guidelines for arrival and dismissal when driving and/or walking on campus.
  • Please read parking signs for drop-off and pick-up of your child. Your patience is appreciated with traffic dismissal.
  • School starts at 8:45 a.m. Students need to be on the blacktop at this time and teachers will walk them to class. We ask all parents to exit promptly so that we can lock the gate after the bell.
  • Please send a water bottle with your child. Water bottles can be filled at the classroom sink or outside drinking fountains.
  • Label lunch boxes, water bottles, and sweaters with your child’s name

Hedenkamp News

Thank you for a wonderful first few days of the school year!  It was such a joy to welcome all our Huskies Back to School!  We are so grateful for our teachers and staff for all the effort they put into preparing for an amazing school year ahead. We also want to thank our wonderful PTA for hosting our Mingle on Tuesday and providing Kona Ice for all our families! It was great to be able to see so many families back on campus throughout the week!

Arrival and Dismissal Traffic

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 begin to use the drop off and pick up areas we have established around campus. This includes: Tabor Court, Kindergarten Loop, Bus Loop and the Main Parking Lot. Please do not park in the pickup/drop off zone or leave your car unattended in these areas to pick up your child.

Although it may take a few minutes to move through the line, most if not all of the students are picked up by 3:25 p.m. The bus zone is designated for buses only and please do not park in the area or double park in the bus loop.

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. There are bike racks around campus to lock up any type of wheels and we appreciate everyone walking their bikes and scooters while on campus.

Finally, we also would especially encourage the parents of our older students to use the drop off and pick up areas and allow the parents of our younger students to park.

Thank you for your patience and understanding to ensure we provide and model a safe environment for all our Huskies!

COVID-19 Protocols

Please screen your child for COVID-like symptoms each day, and do not send them to school if they have fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. CVESD follows the Decision Tree for K-12 schools. Each US household can order home antigen tests from the federal government through USPS Link: https://special.usps.com/testkits.

If your child does test positive for COVID, Please contact covtest4@cvesd.org for a test to return guidance. CVESD is NOT collecting negative results unless 1) you/your child is attempting to release early from isolation after a positive test (before day 11) and 2) your child has Covid-like symptoms. To return to school they will need to have improving symptoms, be fever free for 24 hours and send covtest4@cvesd.org photo of two negative antigen tests taken twelve hours apart or one negative PCR test.

Communication for any close contacts will be sent via School Messenger. Please follow-up with covest4@cvesd.org with any questions you have on the process.

CLICK HERE TO REPORT POSITIVE TEST

Residency Verification

All Residency Verifications were due last week before the start of the school year on July 20. If you have not completed it, please check your email for the link sent from donotreply@cvesd.org. You can also call or visit the main office. Main Office Hours are 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Meal Application

Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided for free for all students! PLEASE return the LCFF lunch application form this week, to your child’s teacher. The completion of the application will transition your child from paid to free status. If you prefer to complete the application online, you can click on the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

Bus Riders

We apologize for the confusion of bus pick-up and drop-off with our transportation department. All departments and Hedenkamp are aligned with the bus schedule for route K and was updated in the system this weekend. . We thank you for your patience as adjust to our current route of 1 bus driver, as there is a shortage of drivers nationwide for bus riders.

Ensemble Update

After 18 years, the curtain has come down on Ensemble. Vital members of our team have retired and/or moved on to other endeavors.  In addition, the continued uncertainty of the pandemic made rehearsals and performances challenging.  Thank you for many years of musical theater joy! We have loved being on this journey with you. 

Sincerely,

The Ensemble Staff

Twitter

Are you following us on twitter?  We hope you are, it will give you a glimpse of all the learning and fun that happens at Hedenkamp daily! Our twitter handle is @hedenkamphusky.  Please follow us! Please use the hashtag #hkamplearns or #hkampaprende if you would like to post something related to learning and fun at Hedenkamp!

Parent Volunteers Needed

Bus Update

There has been updates to the bus route and schedule, which some families may not have received yesterday from our transportation department. For our families who ride the bus from Wisteria Park, be sure to register with our CVESD Transportation Department each school year.

We are currently short bus drivers, so there will be 1 bus to transport our students until further notice.  Our 4th-6th grade students will be picked up at 7:55 and dropped off at Hedenkamp in the morning. We will provide supervision for students when they arrive on campus. The bus will then return to Wisteria Park and pick up the K-3rd graders around 8:05-8:10 to be taken to Hedenkamp. For the afternoon, the K-3rd grade students will be dropped off first at Wisteria Park and the bus will return to Hedenkamp to pick-up the 4th-6th graders around 3:35 to transport home. The times are all approximations until we have a better idea of the time frame the first few days. Thank you for your flexibility and patience with the current bus route. Please remember all students must be attended to when at the park waiting for the bus. There should be no playing on the playground unless supervised by an adult. We look forward to seeing our Huskies on Wednesday!

Back to School Nuts & Bolts

Welcome Back Husky Families! We are getting very excited to see everyone back on campus tomorrow. As we look ahead to the new school year next week, we wanted to share a few updates and exciting news as we launch into the 2022-23 school year. Don’t forget our first day of school is a minimum day, TK and kinder will be dismissed at 10:30 am and 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:55 pm. Our TK and kinder students will continue with early dismissal through Wednesday, July 27. From July 21 -July 27 TK and kinder students will have classes until 12:00 pm.

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL

We will continue to use Grade Level ingress and egress entrances and gates this school year. We have 4 Drop-Off and Pick up Areas: TK/Kinder Loop, Main Parking Lot, Bus Loop, and Taber Court. We also have five entry gates designated by grade level. Parking your vehicle and leaving your car unattended in these areas is not allowed. We will have new signage and traffic cones to kindly remind you of our traffic rules to keep our Huskies safe and the flow of traffic moving. Please review the map carefully. We appreciate your patience and understanding when dropping off and picking up your child.  

Our students’ safety is our number one priority. This year, to help keep our students safe, we will be starting a Traffic Safety Parent Volunteer Program to help with Morning Arrival and Afternoon Dismissal. More information about how you can get involved will be coming out soon on our blog.   

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

Again this year the free breakfast and lunch will be offered for students. The Local Control Funding Formula Collection Data form or the lunch application for 2022-2023 will need to be completed for students in order for them to be moved from a paid status to a free status. The paper application will be sent home with your child and the digital application can be found below with additional instruction.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

Application Instructions

This form or application will have a critical impact on your child(ren)’s support and services. We are requesting our families to submit the LCFF form or application which determines the State and Federal funding that schools receive. This funding provides your child(ren) with support and resources for their academic success.

Benefits for your child(ren) include:

  • · Instructional materials
  • · Classroom technology
  • · Additional staffing to provide supports for students
  • · Extended learning opportunities for students
  • · Before and after school programs

We appreciate your time and support in ensuring your child(ren) get what they need and deserve in CVESD. Please return the survey by September 1, 2022.

DRESS CODE

Students are expected to come to school appropriately dressed. Students failing to dress appropriately will be asked to change. If students are unable to change, parents/guardians will be contacted to bring clothing for their child to school. Parents/guardians are encouraged to have all student clothing free of any writing, pictures, or insignias. Students are not allowed to display by wearing or placement of apparel which would signify the affiliation or intent of affiliation in a student group advocating or participating in disruptive behavior. Ed Code 35183

Hedenkamp allows for the outdoor use of sun-protective clothing and the use of sunscreen by students during the day. Sun Protective Clothing EC 35183.5

PANTS SHOULD:

  • Be fitted at the waist
  • Be worn on the waist, not sagging
  • Stay up on the waist if the belt isn’t worn
  • Completely cover other clothing worn as an undergarment (gym shorts, underwear, etc.)
  • Leggings must be worn appropriately

SHORTS SHOULD:

  • Be fitted at the waist
  • Be long enough to cover buttocks, upper thighs when walking, sitting, bending or reaching
  • Not be torn

SKIRTS, SKORTS, DRESSES SHOULD:

  • Be long enough to cover buttocks, upper thighs when walking, sitting, bending or reaching

TOPS SHOULD:

  • Not be backless, low back or low front
  • Not be tube tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps
  • Not show bra, bandeau or bra-like items
  • Be long enough so that skin is not showing at midriff when arms are raised
  • Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times

SHOES SHOULD:

  • Be worn at all times and tied
  • Cover heels and toes
  • Tennis shoes must be tied at all times
  • Sandals must have closed toes and heel straps 
  • Flip-flops or other backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable and can create a safety issue

NOT ALLOWED ON CLOTHING OR ACCESSORIES:

  • Hanging belts, belts must be through belts loops
  • Hairnets, bandanas, or blankets worn as outer garment covering
  • Pajamas (only during class and school spirit days)
  • Clothing with words or logos shall be free of writing or images that promote alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gangs, violence, profanity, rude, pictures, vulgarity, sexual connotations or racial prejudice
  • Any item that becomes a disruption to the educational process
  • Make-up is inappropriate in the elementary school
  • Dangling earrings, long chains, and keys are worn visibly around the neck are unsafe (key chains should not be on the playground, as it will present a danger).

Students may not wear clothing, jewelry, or personal items that:

  • Are pornographic, contain threats, or that promote illegal or violent conduct such as the unlawful use of drugs, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia;
  • Demonstrate hate group associations/affiliation and or use hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender, religious affiliation, or other protected groups;
  • Cover the student’s face to the extent that the student is not identifiable (except clothing/headgear worn for religious or medical purpose).
  • Or demonstrate gang affiliation.

Attire worn in observance of a student’s religion are not subject to the policy.

JOIN OUR PTA

Thank you for the continued support from our PTA for all they do for our community. CLICK HERE to watch a welcome message from our Hedenkamp PTA Executive Board. Join our PTA today and take time to learn about all they do on their PTA blog.