The Roadrunner -September 2018-
“Roadrunners are fast, strong, and smart”
It’s hard to believe that the summer is over and we are beginning another school year. We have been very busy and worked hard this summer to prepare for another great year at CPE! As we begin the year, our enrollment is roughly 560 students. We have 3 sections of kindergarten, 3 first grade sections, 4 sections of second, and 3 sections of third, fourth and 5th grades. The core element of our strength as a school is an outstanding faculty and support staff. We hold high expectations for all students and are committed to helping each child meet these expectations and their full potential. These efforts have resulted in impressive student engagement year after year.
We are excited to welcome new staff members to our school this year! We welcome Candey Lee (formerly at MRE), Jackie Allen as our Speech Language Pathologist and Kristin Kostman as our Vice Principal.
We will continue to send newsletters such as this one home every month to keep you informed of dates, events, and other important information. The newsletters and other items such as the school lunch menu will also be posted on the school’s webpage. Please be sure you are keeping in contact with your student’s teacher so you remain informed and can support their development. I hope you have a wonderful and rewarding 2018-19 school year at CPE!
9-13 Back to School Night Grades 1-5 only (6-6:20 / 6:25-6:45 / 6:50 - 7:10)
9-20 PTO (6:00-7 p.m.) Library
10-4 Volunteer Training @ 5:30
10-4 PTO (6:00-7 p.m.) Library
10-9 School Pictures
10-11 Roadrunner Run
10-12 NO SCHOOL (State in-service)
10-17, 10-18, 10-19 Parent Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)
10-27 Halloween Carnival—Book Fair & NEW Dragon's Lair / Ice Cream Social 5-7:30 p.m.
11-2 ***** date change*** Sams Valley Mini-Marathon 9:30 a.m. @ SVE
Air Quality and Outdoor Activities at CPE
Dear CPE Parents-
District administration has provided us with some guidelines regarding air quality and outside activities for us to follow. We will be monitoring the air quality index at this site throughout the school day: https://oraqi.deq.state.or.us/home/map . We will be following the OSAA guidelines regarding outdoor activities and air quality levels. In the event that the AQI goes over 150, we will have students remain inside for recess, PE, etc. If you have a student that is more susceptible to poor air conditions, please make sure their teacher and/or our office staff are aware.
Central Point Elementary School’s Title I Reading Program
What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program that serves elementary and secondary schools in the nation. The program was established to provide equal educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged and minority children and to close the achievement gap between groups of students. The Title I program was reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
About Title I
School District 6 believes that all children can learn. A strong foundation in literacy is necessary for success in school and beyond. Title I funds are used to supplement reading and writing instruction at CPE. The Title I program provides early and effective literacy instruction using research-based practices. The goal of the Title I program is to enable all students to be on grade level in reading and to meet or exceed state and local standards. Title I encourages a shared effort by the school, teachers, parents, and students to ensure academic success for all children. CPE is dedicated to providing excellent, engaging instruction that motivates students to become life-long learners.
Student Dress at CPE
As we get going this year, it is important to remind ourselves of how to dress safe, respectful and responsible at school. The school dress code is in the student handbook, posted on-line and available in the front office for review. Teachers will be reviewing the highlights of the dress code with students in class. All of this is done with parents as partners. We strive to minimize the amount of distractions, maintain safety and a high degree of respect by following the dress code. Here are some general guidelines to review with your child:
· Flip flop shoes without a heel strap are not allowed
· Longer shorts are preferred (minimum 3 inches from the knee is a general guide)
· Undergarments should be covered at all times
· Backless tops, mesh tops, sagging pants, spaghetti strap tops & halter tops, are not permitted.
· Clothing should not have inappropriate logos, sayings, advertisements etc.
· We ask that students do not wear make-up.
The Traffic Jam
Please take a moment to consider the importance of safe and polite driving when you drop off or pick up your child at CPE. We have all seen the congestion that transpires in the morning and afternoon during school start-up and dismissal.
· Pull as far forward in the circle as possible before unloading.
· Have students exit from the right hand side of the car in the round-a-bout only...Please do not drop students off in the parking lot or in the bus turn around.
· Avoid passing other vehicles.
· If you can’t afford the time it takes to drop off students in the circle, please avoid that area.
· To help with the traffic congestion this year, grades 1-5 may be dropped off and enter through the playground gate on Bush St. (Parents are required to enter through the front entrance and check in if they wish to walk their child to class).
Walk and Bike to School Day....November 7th!
Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 7am
Van Horn Park & Banner Bank
This year, walk and bike to school day will be on November 7th. Students are encouraged to meet at the designated areas and ride their bike or walk to school as a group. Police and parent volunteers will be on hand to make sure this is a safe event. Details will be sent home soon. Come join the fun!
Arrival Time and Walking Your Students to Class...
Students must not arrive earlier than 7:30 a.m. each morning. Supervision is not provided until that time. Student safety is a priority at C.P.E. Dropping students off prior to 7:30 jeopardizes the level of safety associated with our school. Thank you.
Walking your student to class
School safety is a priority. All parents must check in with the office and obtain a visitor badge if they desire to walk their student to class in the morning. Kindergarten parents may enter the classroom after 7:45 from the side entrance without a visitor pass, but would need a visitor pass from the office to proceed further into the building during school hours. We realize this takes extra time, but maintaining a safe school environment is paramount. We appreciate your diligence in following this procedure. Thank you.
Our annual volunteer training for individuals that will be regularly volunteering in classrooms will be held on October 4th at 5:30 p.m. This is a required training that addresses school policies and procedures. You only need to attend the training once. So, if you have already been through the process there is no need to attend. The training should not last longer than 15 to 20 minutes. If you are unable to attend this training, and plan on volunteering please contact the Principal via email to schedule an alternative training time. Thank you.
Sams Valley Mini Marathon
Tuesday, Oct. 31st 2017 at 9:30am
14235 Table Rock Road
Central Point, OR
On Oct. 31st at 9:30 a.m. our 4th and 5th grade students will be bussed out to SVE for the annual SVE Mini Marathon. All of the 4th and 5th graders from our District’s five elementary schools will run/walk the 3 mile course. Please encourage your students to do their best! This is a fun and rewarding event for students and staff.
PTO Meetings at C.P.E.
Thursday, Sep. 20th, 6pm
450 South 4th Street
Central Point, OR
PTO at CPE...Welcome or welcome back from your CPE PTO! We have a great group of parents returning that truly love getting together to help organize and facilitate the many wonderful and worthwhile events throughout the year. What we are really excited about is the chance to get to know you, the person who has wanted to get involved, but just hasn’t had the time or ability. Make this the year you take a chance and get involved, you’ll love it!! We meet on the first Thursday of every Month (except Sept) in the School Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our upcoming meetings are set for September 20th, October 4th and November 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. We look forward to seeing you there.
Miscellaneous notices and information....
Free Breakfast & Lunch
Each and every day CPE offers a free breakfast & lunch for all students. We start serving students at 7:30 a.m.
Students must turn off and store their cell phones upon arrival at school. If you or your child need to communicate during the school day, please call the front office. This will help to avoid miscommunication.
The CPE parent handbook is available on the school website for your review. We strongly recommend reviewing the rules/policies of CPE. We have printed versions available upon request in the school office. Our district website address is:
When Students are ill or absent:
When your student(s) is ill and will not be attending school that day, please call our office. (494-6500). We appreciate all the parents that have made an extra effort to keep us informed this year. Thank you!
Notification to Parents and District Patrons
Central Point School District 6 provides accommodations and special programs for qualified students with a disability. These activities are provided through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Your child, or a child of your acquaintance, may be eligible for accommodations or special programming. The District maintains assessment resources to determine eligibility for these resources. If you are aware of a child with a potential disability, including children that may require speech or language services, please notify your school Principal or Felicia Holt, Coordinator of Special Education at 494-6231.
As Required by 40 CFR 763.84
Under EPA regulations, we are required to notify you that we do have asbestos in our schools. For your information, please know that we do have an independent contractor inspect each of our schools twice annually. Our schools are all in good condition. Jackson County School District #6, 300 Ash Street, Central Point, Oregon 97502 has a copy of the Asbestos AHERA Management Plan available. This document is also available for review each Monday between the hours of 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm in the principal’s office in each of the following schools:
Crater Academy of Health & Public Service, Crater School of Business, Innovation & Service and Crater Renaissance Academy, all at 655 N. 3rd St., Central Point, OR.
Scenic Middle School – 1955 Scenic Ave., Central Point, OR
Jewett Elementary – 1001 Manzanita St., Central Point, OR
Mae Richardson Elementary – 200 W. Pine St., Central Point, OR
Hanby Middle School – 806 Sixth Ave., Gold Hill, OR
Patrick Elementary – 1500 Second Ave., Gold Hill, OR
Sam’s Valley Elementary – 14235 Table Rock Rd., Central Point, OR
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact:
Jackson County School District #6
Central Point, OR 97502