Welcome! It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! We had a great 2017-18 school year with a lot of improvements to the campus and a new Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe initiative. We will also be continuing the great work of the SEAL program by expanding to the 4th and 5th grade. I look forward to building on these successes with our incoming students.
Over the summer our outstanding custodial staff has been working hard to maintain our beautiful campus, we have also had several upgrades. Thanks in part to our Holly Oak PTA, we have a brand new marquee installed in the front of the school that will provide school information and student recognition throughout the school year. We are also in the final stages of completing our kinder remodel. A covered outside seating area for our Kindergarten students should be in it's completion stage as we start the new school year. A few other construction items will be in the works with the building of two new STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) rooms for our students to utilize, and a small remodel of one of our Kindergarten classes. Very excited to see it all starting to come together.
This year, we have several opportunities for parent engagement. Please take the opportunity to join the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), volunteer in the classroom, and/or participate on a school-wide committee such as the School Site Council (SSC), and English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC).
Class lists and room assignments for students will be posted in the front of the school on Tuesday, August 21st by 5:00pm. You may also check teacher/room assignments online on Parent Portal (info below). Please remember that your student's placement is provisional because classes can, and often do, change during the first two weeks of school. Students entering Kindergarten will receive a letter in the mail, which will include teacher and room assignments by the same date. Please note the first minimum day will be on Thursday, August 30th.
Again, welcome back! We hope to see you at the "Hawk Social", where we will be serving ice cream and toppings from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm on August 21st, and "Coffee with the Principal" on August 22nd in the multi purpose room at 8:30 am. Have a restful last few days of the summer vacation, I look forward to a great school year!
Holly Oak Elementary School
Beginning of the School Year Reminders
- PARENT PORTAL – STUDENT SCHEDULE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
Holly Oak is using the Parent Portal system to collect emergency contact information and communication preferences. Signing up on Parent Portal is a high priority. Please take a few minutes to review and update your emergency information prior to the start of school. If you have already created an account, your personalized login and password information will be mailed to you on the first week of August. On Tuesday August 22nd at 5:00 pm your child's classroom assignment(s) will be posted in the parent portal http://powerschool.eesd.org/public/ under the My Schedule icon in the left navigation box. Visit our website at http://hollyoak.eesd.org/ and click on the parent portal button to access.
- "ICE CREAM SOCIAL" TUESDAY AUGUST 21st, @ 2:00PM
You're invited to our "Welcome Back to School Ice Cream Social" on Tuesday August 21st from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the lunch tables behind the front office. Please join us in kicking off the school 2018-2019 school year!
"WELCOME BACK COFFEE - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, @ 8:30AM
Join us in the Multi Use Room on August 22nd for a "Welcome Back Coffee" @ 8:30am. Refreshments and a light snack will be served. We will share upcoming events planned for the 2018-2019 school year and how we can work together to provide a great school year for our students. Hope to see you there!
- TK & KINDER ORIENTATION – TUESDAY AUGUST 21st, 2018 AT 1:00PM
We will hold a TK & Kindergarten Orientation for our new incoming Kindergarteners and their parent/guardians. Our Kinder team will preview the upcoming year and introduce classroom expectations.
- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018
*Kinder Orientation is on Tuesday, August 21st at 1:00 p.m.
Please bring your Kinder child with you when attending this orientation in the Kinder
August 22rd-September 7th - 8:05am-11:25am (No Lunch)
***Kindergarten will be half-day from August 22nd to September 7th.
The first day of full-day of Kindergarten starts on Monday, September 10th (please
Starting September 10th for Kindergarten
Regular Day (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays) 8:05 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Minimum Day (Thursdays, unless otherwise noted) 8:05 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Grades 1-6 Schedule
Regular Day (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays) 8:05 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Minimum Day (Thursdays, unless otherwise noted) 8:05 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
***The first minimum day will be Thursday, August 30th.
- Parking Lot Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures
To ensure student safety, the Holly Oak parking lot is closed for drop off and pick up. Only staff, school buses, and official visitors are allowed in the parking stalls. Please practice courtesy, respect, and safety when driving around the school. Help us prevent the risk of serious injury by adhering to the rules listed below, and encourage your child to use the crosswalks. We will also continue our Walk n' Roll program encouraging our families to walk to school to reduce neighborhood traffic and get some fresh air before the school day begins.
If you would like to volunteer to supervise any of the crosswalks in the morning or afternoon we would greatly appreciate it. Please send an e mail to Mr. Sanchez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the front office @ 408-270-4975. Thank you in advance for your support!
- SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
Please take every opportunity to be a parent of your child's education. Join the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Volunteer in the classroom and/or participate on a school-wide committee. This year, we are looking for volunteers to serve as members of our School Site Council (SSC) and English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC). If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact the school at (408) 270-4975 after August 16th for details. Elections will be held at the end of August.
- LUNCH INFORMATION
The price for school lunch is $3.50 full price and $0.40 for reduced price. please take a moment to fill out the attached Free and Reduced Lunch application. We would like ALL students to fill out this application.
Beginning August 6, 2017, families can complete an online application for the 2018-2019 school year online at http://www.heartlandapps.com. The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!
Also be sure to sign up at http://www.MySchoolBucks.com, a convenient online service that allows you to securely pay for your student's meals online using your credit/debit card or electronic check.
Payments can be made beginning August 15, 2018 in the school office. Please be aware payments will no longer be accepted at the Child Nutrition Services office. Parents can continue to send cash or checks to their school with their student. Please make sure payments left in the school front office are clearly marked with your student's full name, classroom #, and student ID# if known.
- YMCA AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
The YMCA is offering an on-site after school child care program for our students. After School care is provided from 2:00 pm to 6:00pm. Information about fees and how to sign up are attached below or can be found in the front office.
- OFFICE HOURS
The office will reopen on Wednesday, August 15th at 8:00am - 3:30pm. We will be accepting new registrations at that time. If you have questions or concerns, please call the office at (408) 270-4983.