The Dolphin Echo

Families: Monday, December 14, 2020

Dolphin Families,

It really doesn't feel the same here at Helen Lehman without our students and this is especially true during the holiday season.

In this edition of The Dolphin Echo, you will find information on the following

  • December's Virtual Assembly
  • Attendance raffles
  • Picture Day (Dec. 16)--CANCELED
  • Update on Material Distributions
  • Work students should do daily
  • Free student desks
  • Return to School Update
  • Report Cards
  • Winter Break
  • Free meals

I hope you all have a wonderful week and that your Winter Break is as lovely as possible.


Mrs. Cooper

December Virtual Assembly

HLES' December Virtual Assembly

We are so proud of our students who are working extremely hard during Distance Learning. We have so many students who not only show up to their zoom classes, but they also participate AND complete their work.

Some of our hardest working Dolphin students are going to be recognized and acknowledged in different ways in the coming weeks and months. As you can see in our virtual assembly below, students may receive acknowledgment for:

  • Completing assignments on Seesaw
  • Amazing Attendance
  • Never Giving Up
  • A-Z Reading
  • Lexia progress
  • Attending all Zoom classes
  • Extra Effort
  • Class Spirit
  • Outstanding Class Participation
  • Perseverance and Commitment to Learning
  • Overall Excellence in Distance Learning

Keep up the great work, Dolphins!

Attendance Raffles!

  1. All students who attend school on Wednesday will automatically be put into a school raffle. Winners at each grade level will be announced on Fridays and students can come to pick out a toy of their choosing.
  2. All students with perfect attendance for a month will be put in a BIG raffle. A winner will be chosen to come to get a bigger prize. For December, the family who wins will receive a free filled stocking (with a gift card) as well as a toy for the kiddo. We will continue to do a big monthly prize each month going forward!

Picture Day is Canceled. We hope to reschedule once allowed to do so.

Update on School Distributions of Materials

Due to COVID numbers being so high, we need to further limit the traffic on site. Starting in January, we will e doing distributions only twice a week. Please see the schedule below.
  • Tuesdays, 8am-4pm, KA-3rd grades
  • Thursdays, 8am-4pm, 4th-6th grades

When you are on campus

As we welcome families/students to campus for our various material distribution, we'd like to remind you of a few health and safety protocols.

1. Please stay home if you or your student:

  • exhibit COVID-19 symptoms (i.e. fever of 100.4°F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, etc.)
  • tested positive for COVID-19, and are within the 10-day isolation period
  • have had close contact (longer than 15 minutes) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • live or cohabitate with a person who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19
  • traveled outside of the state (specifically to high-risk areas) within the past 14 days

2. While on campus, please respect social distancing of 6 feet and wear a mask at all times. We recommend sanitizing your hands prior to and after the event.

Daily Work

  • Please be sure your child is checking their platform each day. We use Seesaw and Google Classroom.
  • Also, all students will benefit from doing 15-20 minutes on Lexia (Core5 for grades K-5, and PowerUp for grade 6) and Happy Numbers. These programs can be assessed through ClassLink.

Return to School Update

Our Superintendent, Dr. Diann Kitamura, continues to push out updates on Parent Square on Wednesdays weekly and then any other time there is timely information to share. On December 3rd there was an update sent via Parent Square where she let us all know that we are preparing for a hybrid model where we will have some students on campus, but this is for a future date. At this time, our district is projecting that this may happen as early as February, but no sooner. In the meantime, we will be in Distance Learning until it is safe to set a date for an in-person hybrid model. At this time our county is still in the Purple Tier, which is the most restrictive.

I know that this is hard to hear for some of our families, but we will continue to work together to make Distance Learning as successful as possible. I appreciate all of our families, teachers, staff, AND students as they work hard to make Distance Learning work.

Click here to be taken to the district website where all district updates are saved.

Report Cards

Report Cards for the 1st Trimester should be arriving in your mailboxes in the coming weeks. These report cards were sent out by the district office. Please take a look at them and contact your student's teacher and/or our Main Office if you have any questions. All students with below grade level grades should be working closely with their teacher so they can have a more successful 2nd Trimester.
Mental Health Crisis Resources for SRCS Families

This link will take you to a flyer with numbers for crisis support, local mental health services, and other holtlines.

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Need more tech support?

Password Hotline: 707-890-3777 If a District Chromebook is not working submit a help ticket through this link or call 707-890-3848


School Meals

  • 7 breakfasts/7 lunches
  • For anyone ages 0-18
  • Pickup once a week
  • Pickup meals at any location
  • Groceries from Redwood Empire Food Bank will be available at some locations. Check for information


Elsie Allen High (599 Bellevue Ave): 6:45am-9am; 11am-1pm, 3pm-6pm

Piner High (1700 Fulton Rd): 6:45am-9am; 11am-1pm


Monroe Elementary (2567 Marlow Rd): 6:45am-9am; 11am-1pm, 3pm-6pm


Lincoln Elementary (850 W 9th St): 6:45am-9am; 11am-1pm, 3pm-6pm

Lewis Ed Center (2230 Lomitas Ave): 6:45am-9am; 11am-1pm


Brook Hill Elementary (1850 Vallejo St): 6:45am-9am; 11am-1pm, 3pm-6pm

Cook Middle (2480 Sebastopol Rd): 6:45am-9am; 11am-1pm


Biella Elementary (2140 Jennings Ave.): 6:45am-9am; 11am-1pm, 3pm-6pm

We will continue to provide free meals once a week at meal sites. We are also asking all families to fill out a meal application. The return of those applications affects our ability to provide meals and receive other funding for our schools. Please fill out an application today! Use this link to fill out the application online: There is a video below that will show you how to fill out the online meal application.

How to fill out the online Meal Application (con subtítulos en español)