Hubbard Elementary School

Family Newsletter - January 2022

Hubbard Update

Hubbard Families,


Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in COVID locally and nationally. Even with the difficulties we face daily with COVID, I continue to be thankful for those who are part of our Hubbard community. Parents, families, businesses, Hubbard staff, and our Kuna community continue to find ways to support one another. Thank you for being a member of the Hubbard and Kuna community as we navigate these challenges together.


I'm beyond thankful for families who have supported and understand the office staff's responsibilities, for the staff who cover classrooms and other learning settings, and district substitutes who step in to help. In addition to these helpful adults, our students have been flexible and understanding when there are changes to the staff in various settings of the building. Our focus continues to be providing an education for our students, which we continue to do with so many helping hands.


As mentioned below and in Superintendent Johnson's district update, our nurse and office staff cannot keep up with contact tracking and notifying families of exposures. We ask that you please keep an eye on your child(ren) and follow district COVID protocols. The KSD illness tree is linked below for your information as well.


Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we continue to focus on the students.

Justine Burgess

Principal

Updated COVID Information for KSD and Hubbard


We discussed our COVID-19 Illness Tree (shared below) with the Board of Trustees on Tuesday and have updated it based on feedback and flexibility the CDC has provided around quarantine and isolation periods.


We also simplified information to one-page. It provides direction for individuals who:

  • are sick to stay home
  • are COVID-19 positive
  • are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual


We are grateful for the grant that allows us to provide free COVID-19 tests to our staff and to families who want them for their children.



COVID Notifications Reminder


Reminder: At the start of the year, we shared that COVID-19 was so prevalent in our community that our health team is unable to contact trace to identify close contacts of COVID positive individuals in our schools. That also meant that we are not sending out notifications. Parents can trace the level of positive cases in every school on our COVID data dashboards.




COVID Mask Use Update


With the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks over, our review of data to make decisions per our mask policy is back to every two weeks. Based on data from Jan. 3-14 masks are:

  • Optional - Fremont Middle School and Indian Creek
  • Recommended - Hubbard, Ross, Kuna Middle, Silver Trail, Crimson Point, Kuna High, Reed
  • Required - Initial Point. IP is a small school and just barely hit the threshold for "required."

The next review will be Jan. 28.

Important Dates


  • Monday, January 17: No School - MLK Jr Day
  • Thursday, January 27: Domino's Pizza Night Hubbard Fundraiser
  • Monday, February 21: No School - President's Day
  • Thursday, February 24: Domino's Pizza Night Hubbard Fundraiser
  • Friday, March 4: Class Group and Spring Individual pictures
  • Friday, March 4: End of Trimester 2 for Kinder-5th grade students
  • March 21-25: Spring Break - No School
  • Thursday, April 20: Kindergarten Open House
  • Friday, May 13: No School - Staff Professional Development
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day - No School
  • Thursday, June 2: Last Day of School

Hubbard Happenings!

Not only have students been learning and growing, they also enjoyed some time in the snow!
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January Student Spotlights!

This month, in addition to kindness, math growth, and reading growth, we celebrated students who stand out for working together! Congratulations to these hard working students!

Developmental Preschool Screener

Wednesday, February 2


Do you have a 3-5 year old at home? This screener is by appointment-only to identify children age 3-5 who may benefit from specialized services. Learn more in this video.

Community Enrichment Opportunities

Are you interested in community opportunity that can enrich learning around the Treasure Valley? The Kuna School District has together a list of ideas including coding camp, Zoo Boise activities, engineering and science festival, and other events in the valley.


Here is the link of the Community Enrichment Opportunities.

READY! for Kindergarten

Do you have a child who will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2022? Our district has partnered with READY! for Kindergarten to encourage parents to sing, talk, play, with their children to help them prepare for kindergarten.


Link for registration, which includes a couple dates for locations in Kuna.

https://sites.google.com/view/readykindergartenidaho/home

Parent Advisory Committee

Notes from December PAC Meeting


  • Strengths identified by parents: staff know and care about all students, supportive staff, communication in form of texts
  • Goals of PAC: family events after school, fun events for students to enjoy elementary school, and support the staff.
  • Reviewed the reading data
  • Established next 30 minute meeting for January



Are you interested in providing feedback regarding school policies, brainstorm ideas for school wide events, be involved with school based decisions and more? Please email me, Mrs. Burgess, at jburgess@kunaschools.org if you are interested!

FREE COVID Testing For KSD Staff & Students

Link to schedule a free test.


The Kuna School District is offering free, optional tests to help staff and students who have symptoms identify quickly whether they have COVID. Students will not be tested without signed parent consent.


These are rapid COVID tests providing results in about 20 minutes. Our goal is for staff and parents to have information quickly to avoid unnecessary time away from school in quarantine.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

January


*Menus are subject to change if food supplies do not arrive on time.*

District Website for Menus Link Here

Bell Schedule

**Every Wednesday, students will be released at 1:30**


Doors Open: 8:30

First Bell: 8:50

Dismissal Bell: 3:35


Arrival

When students arrive to campus, they may eat breakfast in the cafeteria or go outside. Supervision does not start until 8:30 by school staff.

Kuna School District Parent Newsletter January 14

For updated information from our school district, click this button!

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Office Hours & Contact

Our office is open daily from 8:00-4:00. Please call us at 208-922-1007 if you have questions or if there are changes to your child's schedule or information.


Office Manager: Tara Whitney

twhitney@kunaschools.org


As a school, we will be using Blackboard as our mass communication tool, which is a district tool. If you have questions, please email your child's teacher or office manager, Tara Whitney.