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New Safety Secure Campus Protocols:

We have been working closely with the CUSD main office, Carlsbad Police Department, and other agencies to address safety and security improvements. As part of this process, the district has made a number of recommendations and required changes that will be implemented this year. A few of the primary changes parents and students should expect in 2018-2019 are:

  • Secure Campus Changes: Changes to the CUSD Administrative Regulations will now require the securing of campus before and after school. As part of this process, gates will open at 7:45 AM and will be locked promptly after 7:58 AM. Likewise, campus gates will remain locked until the dismissal bell and will be once again secured approximately 20 minutes after safe dismissal of students. All visitors to campus will be required to enter and exit through the main office and will be required to sign-in and wear a visitor badge. Families picking up students from Kids Care will need to enter through our office as well.  Families will be able to enter the gate after 3:30 PM for pick up from Kids Care.

  • Visitor Badging for ALL Adults: All adults on campus will be required to wear a badge at all times - this includes all staff, PTA and classroom volunteers, and any visitors to campus. Visitors to campus will be required to enter through the office and to sign-in prior to entering campus. If any adult is on campus without a badge, he/she will be required to return to the office to sign-in or asked to leave campus.

  • Student Drop-Off: Beginning September 4, parents will no longer be able to enter through our front gate with their student.  When the first bell rings at 7:45 AM, only students (K-5th grade) will be permitted to enter campus through the gates.

  • Student Pick-Up: Beginning September 4, parents will no longer be able to enter through our front gate to pick up their student.  Please plan a designated location at the front of the campus to meet your student. If you are utilizing our parking lot fire lane for pick-up, remember to stay in your vehicle, move forward as space allows, and also designate a spot you want your student(s) to wait for you near the parking lot fire lane.

  • Kindergarten:   Early Bird arrivals will enter the main school gate.  Early Bird and Late Owl dismissal times will utilize the kindergarten gate.  Late Owl arrivals will enter through the front office and walk to the kindergarten playground with a peer or adult.

  • Secure Campus Safety Drills: Beginning this year each school will be required to complete two secure campus drills each school year. These drills will be based on training that all staff received from Carlsbad Police Department and is based upon the “Run, Hide, Fight” approach emphasized by law enforcement agencies across the country.

We know these changes will be a challenging shift for some of our families, as they represent a change from the traditional “openness” of our campus. However, as recent events have highlighted, the reality surrounding our schools has changed in the past few years. Because student safety and security are our number one priority, we will continue to seek opportunities to make our campus more safe and secure for everyone.

Here are a few things to know about Hope...


No animals on campus (this includes our front gate and sidewalk area next to our front building).


PARENT PATROL SAFETY MONITOR

Do you want to help our community by serving on our Parent Patrol as a Safety Monitor on our playground?  We have 40 minute time slots for campus supervision during 1st and 5th grade recess times.  Check in at the office and receive on the job training at your first session. Help us maintain a positive playground for our students with your presence! 


AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP PLANS

Please discuss after school plans with your children prior to dropping them off.  Please make arrangements to pick up your child promptly after school. This is for your child’s safety as teacher supervision duty ends fifteen minutes after school dismissal.


BOX TOPS

Thanks to your contributions, we earned over $1500 last year from Box Top Submissions. These funds help pay for playground equipment and student incentives. Please continue to collect and submit Box Tops to the office. For each sheet of Box Tops submitted, students will receive a prize. At the end of the year, the class with the most Box Tops submissions will receive a Pizza Party or Ice Cream Party. You can use the link below to print Box Tops collection sheets. Thank you for your continued support!

http://www.boxtops4education.com/about/collection-sheets


DONATION DRIVE

Help us keep Art and P.E. classes going all year long.  We have raised $35,000 which funds us through the next eight weeks. We hope you will participate as a show of support for our community.  You can send in a check (payable to Friends of Hope School) or use a credit card through our website: hope.schoolloop.com (look for the Donate now PayPal button). You can also set up a recurring donation through PayPal.  http://hope.schoolloop.com/DonationDrive  


CALI FRESH FOOD

Get healthy meals delivered right to your door from this company located in our community.  Use promo code hopehawks at checkout and Hope receives 5% donated back to our programs.

https://califreshfood.com/


PARKING LOT & CROSSWALK SAFETY

The safety of your child is very important to us.  Our parking lot becomes congested during peak hours with over 520 families in our community dropping off and picking up students. Please consider the following to help with student safety and the efficiency of our parking lot:

  • FOLLOW ALL TRAFFIC LAWS

  • DON’T LEAVE CARS UNATTENDED ALONG THE FIRE LANE IN OUR PARKING LOT

  • RIGHT TURN ONLY WHEN EXITING THE PARKING LOT AT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIMES

  • ENTER OUR SCHOOL ZONE WITH PATIENCE AND SAFETY IN MIND.

If you are dropping off your student(s) in the morning using our parking lot fire lane, please pull all the way forward along the curb so other cars can enter the parking lot.  We typically have 130 vehicles entering our parking lot between 7:45 and 8 AM, which means an average of 7 seconds for students to exit vehicles.  If your student takes longer than 7 seconds, please consider waiting to exit until you are past our parking lot crosswalk.  It helps when everyone works together!


Visit our main webpage to learn how to follow school events on Twitter or Facebook.  You can also learn how to support our Friends of Hope School Foundation by registering your Amazon account with Smile.Amazon. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/41-2034367


PARENT/TEACHER ASSOCIATION

You can view our list of PTA officers and coordinators by visiting our PTA webpage.  The budget for next year is also listed.  Click here.  


ATTENDANCE

Please be sure to call in your child’s absence for each day by calling our Attendance Line at 760-331-5970. For a list of excused absences, please see CA Ed Code 48205 If you know of any upcoming absences (vacations, work conference, religious events, etc), please email Mr. Tubbs the details in advance. Please note that this does not guarantee an excused absence, but it does assist us in keeping our attendance records accurate.  Since attendance is mandatory, after 3 unexcused absences and/or unexcused check-outs longer than 30 minutes, truancy letters will be sent out. Your assistance in making sure your child is regularly in attendance is essential to providing a successful educational experience.


BOXTOPS = $$ FOR HOPE

Please submit full collection sheets to the office.  We use this money to pay for our playground equipment. http://www.boxtops4education.com/about/collection-sheets


AMAZON.COM = $$$ FOR HOPE

Do you use Amazon.com for purchases?  You can shop through smile.amazon.com and designate our Friends of Hope School foundation to automatically receive .5% of all your purchases.  This does not add any cost to your account...it is a donation from smile.Amazon.com!  Visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/41-2034367 to register!

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends Of Hope School whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

  • Support Hope Elementary by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.


REMINDERS

  • No food treats at school for birthday celebrations (bring a book to read and donate to the classroom library or bring small toys to share).
  • No pets allowed on campus (this includes our parking lot and sidewalks next to our buildings).
  • If you exit our front gate during school hours, please make sure it closes behind you (or better yet, exit through our office).

Drive safely, especially around our campus.  Do not leave your vehicle parked along red curbs. Obey all traffic laws!


RECYCLE:

Help us earn easy money by recycling your aluminum cans and plastic water bottles at the front of our school.  


If you are a Facebook user, you can visit our official school site and sign up to receive notifications in your news feed.
https://www.facebook.com/HopeElementary

You can also follow our HopeHawk Facebook page, which offers a more casual way to interact with our HopeHawks community (including more photos from our school day each week).
https://www.facebook.com/hope.hawks.7


SAFETY

We want to continue to ensure all our students are aware of strategies to stay safe in our community. Therefore, we are asking our families to remind children about safe practices on the way to and from school. The following information is excerpted from the child safety website at www.mcgruff.org.

There are a number of basic safety rules kids can follow that will increase their awareness and lessen their chance of being harmed.

  • Children should not get into a car or go anywhere with any person unless their parents have told them specifically that it’s okay.

  • If someone follows your child on foot or in a car, he/she should stay away from him or her. Don’t go near the car or get inside. Get to a crowded, well-lit place where others can help.

  • Don’t go anywhere with a stranger. Don’t respond to anyone they don’t know well even if the person asks for directions, help to look for a lost puppy, or tells them that their mother or father is in trouble and that he or she will take them to their parents.

  • If someone tries to take them somewhere, quickly get away from him or her and yell: “This man (woman) is trying to take me away,” or “this person is not my father (or mother).”

  • Kids should always use the buddy system. Go with a friend, never alone.

  • Work out a safe route to school. Choose the quickest way with the fewest street crossings and use intersections with crossing guards. Whenever possible, stay away from parks, vacant lots, fields, and other places where there aren't many people around.

  • Children should memorize their home phone number and address as well as parents' work and cell phone numbers.

  • If children see something that doesn’t seem right, like a car they don't recognize driving around your block again and again, tell an adult right away.

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MISSION FEDERAL MAX OUT MY CLASS!

WE WANT TO KNOW WHY YOUR CLASS NEEDS TO BE “MAXED OUT”!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU AND KNOW ABOUT YOUR CLASSROOM AND ITS’ SPECIAL STORY. EACH WEEK WE WILL PICK A LUCKY WINNER WHO WILL RECEIVE A VISIT FROM THE 105.7 MAX FM CREW WITH GREAT PRIZES IN HAND….AND THANKS TO MISSION FEDERAL CREDIT UNION FOR SUPPLYING EACH CLASS WITH A $200 GIFT CARD THAT CAN BE PUT TOWARDS USEFUL CLASSROOM SUPPLIES! GRADES K-8 ONLY PLEASE!

 

Do You Know a Teacher Hero?

Teachers Are Heroes is a program with Entercom Communications -- home of KSON, FM 94.9, and Sunny 98.1 -- and Azusa Pacific University, in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education.  

Twelve times during the school year, the Teachers are Heroes team surprises amazing K-5 teachers across the county who have been selected by a panel of radio station and sponsor representatives.

Recognized teachers receive money for classroom supplies, a pizza party for their class, and an invitation to an end-of-year celebration at Legoland for their entire classroom.

Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond in their job to create a lifelong love for learning in children? Click here to learn more about the program and submit a nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted.

To submit your story about your awesome teacher, please email: monica.ventura@sdcoe.net

 

Nominate an Inspirational Student or Teacher to Be Recognized on TV

The San Diego County Office of Education and NBC 7 San Diego invite you to nominate an inspirational student or teacher from your school who is an outstanding individual on campus and within their community.

An Inspirational Student of the Month is a high school junior or senior who not only excels in their curriculum and demonstrates leadership, but who goes above and beyond and takes initiative to improve their school and community's environment through service, philanthropic efforts, personal values, or positive influence. Nominate a student.

An Inspirational Teacher of the Month is a dedicated K-12 educator who brings their energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to the classroom every day. They face challenges with ingenuity, are held in high esteem by their peers and students, and set an inspiring example through their community service. Nominate a teacher.

NBC 7 education reporter Rory Devine will recognize the selected student or teacher with a surprise visit to their classroom and interview the recipient for an Inspirational Teacher/Student of the Month segment that airs during a weekday newscast.