Anaheim Hills Elementary News
It's hard to believe we are less than a week away from our first day! We have been busy getting things prepared for an amazing 22023-2024 school year. Adjustments were made to our Bell Schedule and the finalized version is linked below. I am excited to begin a new year here at Anaheim Hills Elementary School (AHES). I feel so fortunate to be back working with the families at AHES again this year!
Mark Your Calendars
Mon. August 14th: TK/Kinder BTSN
Kinder - In person Meet and Greet Orientation - 2:00-2:30
Kinder - Video Meet Orientation - 5:30-6:00
(The link will be sent by the teacher)
Wed. August 16th: First Day of School (Minimum Day)
8:05-8:45 - Boohoo Yahoo PTA event right after Drop off in the MPR
August 29th: Grades 1st-6th Back to School Night
Introductions wil begin at 5:45 - Outside the MPR on the Blacktop
5:45-6:00 - Welcome /Teacher Introductions -/PTA introductions
6:00-6:25 - Session 1
6:30-6:55 - Session 2
Fri. Sept. 1st: Field Day
Mon. Sept. 4th: No School Labor Day
Thurs. Sept 7th: Fall Pictures
Fri. Sept 29th: Student of the Month Assembly (Invite Only)
2023-2024 OUSD Student Calendar
Data Confirmation and Classroom Assignments
Please take a moment to log in to the AERIES parent portal to complete the data confirmation. Data Confirmation is our electronic emergency card and data collection for both new and returning students. It allows parents to update: contacts, medical conditions, view and agree to school policies/documents, and update authorization information. Please verify the information and update as needed do we have the most current data on hand.
AERIES Portal Link: https://aeries.orangeusd.org/parent/LoginParent.aspx
You will be able to see which teacher your child has for the 2023-24 school year by logging into the Aeries parent portal on Monday, August 14th. Our grade-level teams and I have thoughtfully placed students in classes and we truly believe they are set up to thrive!
*Please note that we will NOT make any placement changes during the first 10 days of school. If for some reason you need to request a change, please do so in writing by emailing email@example.com
Suggested School Supply List and Donations
A suggested School Supply List is posted on the AHES PTA website @ https://www.ahespta.org/school-supplies-list.html
Large bins will be placed outside the office the first week of school for items that are to large or heavy for students to carry in. Please mark items in a bag with the teachers name and
grade level when dropping off.
Parking Lot Drop Off
Please cooperate, be courteous, and keep the safety of all children in mind. They are our highest priority. Parents of 1st -6th graders, please limit student drop off and pickup to the drop off zones marked with a yellow curb.
- Always park in designated spaces.
- Do not park or stop in front of the office until after the bus departure.
- Do not park and exit your car along the drop off zone (sidewalk) or any other illegally parked area.
All students may enter campus starting at 7:45.
Plan ahead to avoid the wait!
Drop Off Zone
All students in K-6th may enter. Do not stand and block the walkway or gate. Please walk away from the gate after walk up drop off.
Stay behind the BUS ONLY sign. (Curb Marked in Red).
TK Drop off only (Curb marked in Yellow).
No Stopping - No Parking
Keep moving to exit the Lot or park your car in a designated parking space. This area will be a designated drop off once the bus has exited.
1st Day for TK & Kinder
I am happy to announce the placement of a fully credentialed long term substitute for our TK students. Clarissa Covarrubias also spent much of last year teaching in Mrs. Zuidema's kinder class. She also spent the first half of the year as a student teacher inMrs. Rotsios's classroom. We are happy she has returned to support our students and families. Our TK Meet and Greet is scheduled for the 14th at the same time as the kinder classes. Thank you for being patient and understanding as we worked through the placement process. Expect to hear from her soon.
Parents of TK and K students: Please plan on walking your students to the GATE and letting them enter to join their classmates on their own. The K orientation (scheduled on Monday Aug 14th at 2:00) will help ensure their understanding of the procedure and familiarity with the space. Do not park in the curbside drop off area.
Wednesday Brunch - New this Year
All students will have a 25 minute sit down brunch. Plan your food choices before sending students to school. Click the picture for the breakfast menu. Here is the link to the lunch menu. https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2501081743337031
State Legislation Language
Commencing in SY 2022–23, Education Code (EC) 49501.5 requires public school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools serving students in grades TK–12 to provide two meals free of charge (breakfast and lunch) during each school day to students requesting a meal, regardless of their free or reduced-price meal eligibility. More info can be found at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/cauniversalmeals.asp#:~:text=Commencing%20in%20SY%202022%E2%80%9323,of%20their%20free%20or%20reduced%2D
Volunteering on Campus
Volunteers will need to complete the following based on hours:
- Volunteers who work more than five hours per week - Volunteers who work more than five hours per week must obtain a fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigations and submit to a tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment/examination. Volunteers are responsible for all associated costs.
- Volunteers who work less than five hours per week - A Megan’s Law registered sex offender check will be completed for volunteers who work less than 5 hours.
Volunteers will also be required to submit proof of their completed Mandated Reporter Training (60 min) and the Districts Illness and Injury Prevention Program (5-10 min).
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Updated information regarding district outreach campaigns