Pleasant Hill Weekly Newsletter
August 25, 2023
Hello PH Community!
We had a great first full week of school! Despite the extreme heat, our air conditioning held out and students were able to continue learning and enjoying school! Thank you to everyone for all your support in making the opening of the school year awesome!
We are excited for the Back To School Picnic on Wednesday the 30th from 5-7pm! Hope to see everyone there!
For grades 2-6 we are still in the process of administering the MAP tests to students. And for grades K-3 we will begin the process of our Fastbridge literacy and math assessment. These assessments are used to guide teachers' instruction for students.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
Thank you as always for your support!
It is going to be a great school year!
parent orientation was a success!
The Library Is Now Open!
Picture Day Volunteers Needed!
If you are interested in helping out please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great opportunity to help out and be at the school.
Mark Your Calendars For The Annual Back To School Picnic!!
Having Fun In Art, Music And PE!
Use Stopfinder To Track Your Students Bus!
Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we kicked off the 2023-2024 school year. We apologize for any confusion or frustration bus routes may have caused. Last year, we implemented Stopfinder (the new bus GPS system) as a resource to help families. Invitations were sent to families of bus riders.
Please note, the invitation will go to the PRIMARY email address listed in Infinite Campus (only one contact). Once activated, the primary contact can share the link to register with other caregivers. We have shared instructions for how to share the bus schedule below or it can be found on our website.
It is important to download the mobile app as StopFinder will have the most up-to-date information regarding your child’s transportation.
Band Lessons Started This Week!
Water Bottles At School
I Scream, You Scream – We All Scream for Ice Cream
PTA President's Message
Hello PH Families,
Remember, the Back to School Picnic is next Wednesday! We're thrilled to share some delicious news with you!
Toasty Cheese's Generous Giveback
Yes, you read that right! This year, our friends at Toasty Cheese have decided to whip up a delightful offer for our school. For every sandwich purchased at the picnic, Toasty Cheese will generously donate $1 to our PTA! Not only will you be satisfying your taste buds, but you'll also be contributing to the betterment of our school community. So, let's make your next dinner a 'Toasty' one and support our PTA at the same time.
Become a PTA Member Today!
If you haven't already, please consider joining our vibrant PTA community. Every member strengthens our ability to make positive changes for our students and school. Plus, being part of the PTA keeps you informed, gives you a voice, and allows you to be an integral part of your child's educational experience. Sign up is easy; just click on the link below to become a member:
Together, as a community, we can ensure that our students receive the best educational experience possible. Your continued support and involvement make all the difference.
Wishing each and every one of you a fantastic weekend ahead. Hopefully it's not as 'Toasty' as this week was!
Thanks so much,
Rick France and Amanda Burress
PTA President and President Elect
PBIS AT PLEASANT HILL!! Majors and MInors
Has your student received a minor? Have they received a major? These forms of behavior management are used for various offenses that can occur during the school day. Below is a guide to help you as the parent better understand what they are to help you support your student at home. If for any reason you are unsure or have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or Dr. Morris and Mr. Fabrikant.
What is a minor?
Students have been taught what is expected at school in various settings. They are reviewed periodically throughout the year. We have visual reminders of our expectations displayed around school and Boosters three times a year as a school.
A minor is a record of a behavior that is in violation of the Three B’s. It is a warning.
Parents are notified either by email or by the teacher to help reteach the appropriate behavior at home.
A student will receive a minor after he/she has been re-taught the appropriate behavior but continues the inappropriate behavior .
If a student receives 3 minors within a month period, a Major will be issued.
What is a major?
Major behaviors demonstrate a purposeful or serious disregard for expectations at Pleasant Hill. Some examples but not limited to are behaviors that can lead to injury, the safety of others and extreme disrespect towards students or staff.
For a major offense students will be seen by administration.
Consequences will be determined and given by administration.
Parents will be notified by a school administrator when a major offense has been issued.
Three minors equals one major. Staying in from lunch/recess and being retaught the appropriate behavior is a consequence that is issued but not limited to unless administration determines otherwise.
Schoolwide Information Below
Student Entrances and Exits For 2023 - 2024 School Year! Door 7 Will No Longer Be In Use
Doors Will Open at 8:18 each morning. For students in grades K-2, parking at Birchwood to walk your students to their door is encouraged.
Thank you for your support!
Grades 1&2 - Door #3 (located By The Bike Racks)
Grade 3/4- Door #10 (Back of the school, middle entrance)
Grade 5/6- Door #11 (Back of the school east entrance)
Kindergarten AM - Door #6 (West side of the school)
Kindergarten PM - Front Entrance of The School
Students Riding The Bus Will Enter and Exit The Front Doors
Coming To The School During The School Day? Please Read
* All visitors are requiered to produce a valid ID that will be scanned through our RAPTOR system. If you do not have a valid ID you will not be allowed in the building
*All visitors must enter through the front entrance of the school and check in at the front office and will recieve a colored lanyard that must be worn during the entire stay
*Meetings with teachers are by appointment only and must be scheduled with the teacher
*Only individuals who are listed in Infinite Campus under emergency contacts will be allowed to pick up a student. We will not release students to individuals who are not in our system as an emergency contact.
*Please do not park along the front of the school in the fire lane as this restricts access for emergency vehicles as well as school buses from entering properly.
*During drop off and dismissal in the front parking lot is not to be used. This is only for school buses.
Dropping Off Items For Your Student During The School Day Procedures
When visitors ring the doorbell at a school, the office staff will ask the visitor their name and the purpose of their visit. If the visitor is a parent or guardian that is just dropping off a forgotten lunch or homework assignment, etc. they will be asked to leave it on the "drop off" table in the vestibule.
Please remember to label the items you drop off with your child’s name and grade level/teacher to ease the delivery of the items.
We appreciate your support and understanding as we work together to keep our schools safe places for our staff, students, and visitors.
Please Remember Our School Playground Is Closed During The School Day To The Public
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES
* Do not watch students from your vehicle while students are outside.
* Do not call students over to give them items when students are outside (please go to the main office if you wish to see your student).
* When picking up students after AM Kindergarten do not play on the playground while students are outside.
Sick Day Guidelines
To help prevent the spread of illness, we would like to give you some guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school
We ask that you keep your child home if they:
- Have a fever of 100.4F or higher
- Have a sore throat with a fever
- Have diarrhea (3 or more episodes in 24 hours)
- Have abdominal cramps and/or vomiting
- Have a rash or open and draining sores
If your child has recently been ill, please be aware of the following guidelines before having your child return:
- Feel fit for at least 24 hours
- Be fever free for 24 hours without medication
- Be free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for at least 24 hours
- For strep throat, they must be on appropriate medication for at least 24 hours
- For conjunctivitis (pink eye), they must be on appropriate eye drops for at least 24 hours or cleared by physician
- Rash illness should be assessed by a doctor
If chicken pox suspected, keep home for at least 5 days after the appearance of the rash or until the blisters have scabbed over
The single most important thing you can do to keep your child free of illness is to teach them the proper way to wash their hands. Also, be sure they are dressed weather appropriate. Please notify the nurse if your child has a communicable illness (strep throat, influenza, lice, COVID, etc.), or any health concerns that need to be monitored at school.
Mrs. Martin can be reached at 847-963-5902 or via email email@example.com
PLEASE READ...STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK-UP
-During the posted time on the sign by the back lot entrance. No left turn is allowed during drop-off heading north on Ceder.
-During the posted time on the sign located on the corner of Ceder and Michigan, no left turn is allowed heading south onto Cedar from Michigan.
-Drop off allows for one SINGLE file line in the circle drive in the morning. Please be patient as cars are stopping frequently to drop off students.
-Pick up allows for cars to park (not left unattended and running) along the curb. Double parking is not allowed.
-Students should not be crossing Cedar or Illinois to get to a vehicle without using he designated crosswalks. (A crossing guard is at Illinois and Birchwood, A crosswalk is at the corner of Michigan and Cedar)
-Students should ALWAYS exit a car on the passenger side while in the circle drive.
-If you are dropping off or picking up and decide to park in the parking lot, students must be escorted by an adult to the schools entrance. Students should not be going through the parking lot without an adult. This is extremely important.
It is important to remain patient and not be on any electronic devices to assure our students and your safety. Please think of the safety of all of our students and families during these times of the day.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Infinite Campus' Campus Parent is designed to provide parents real-time access to student information. The easy-to-use design displays what is currently happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in your child’s educational experience.
This portal also provides parents access to check for teacher placement and student schedules once their student is registered. District 15 has also used IC to gather parent survey responses. Make sure you have your account set up for the new school year! To learn how to set up your account, watch tutorials, or access a help center, please visit our website.
The District 15 mobile app is available on the App Store and Google Play! To download the free app, search for "CCSD15."
This communication tool allows parents and students to quick access to important school and district information, including Campus Parent, the D15 Bullying Tip Line, a quick link to MyStop (bus stop location and pick-up times), lunch menus, schedules, parent/student handbook, directory information, school news, and more.
To see integrated student information on the app, click the "student information" button and log-in using your email address and your Campus Parent password. If you are unsure of your password, please visit Infinite Campus and click "forgot password." If you are still having trouble, please contact your school's main office for assistance.
To make sure you aren’t missing any notices, make sure you turn notifications ON for the mobile app.