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Carlton Hills Elementary School

For the Week of February 7- February 11

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Nominate a Star for Teachers are Heroes

Nominate a Star for Teachers are Heroes

Help recognize a teacher's incredible efforts in making a difference for their students by nominating an outstanding K-5 educator for Teachers Are Heroes. This program is presented by Audacy – home of KSON, Alt 949, and Sunny 98.1 – and the School of Education at Azusa Pacific University, Mission Valley campus, in partnership with SDCOE.

Between February and June, the Teachers Are Heroes team will honor 12 amazing teachers across the county with a surprise recognition (can be virtual or in-person), an award for the teacher, and fun prizes for their class, including gift cards to Sonic and Legoland tickets.

Get complete details at the program webpage.

The CDE Housing Questionnaire

Be on the look-out for this questionnaire coming home this week.

The CDE Housing Questionnaire is now required to be administered to all students per AB27 (if you would like to read about the bill, here is the link Bill Text - AB-27 Homeless children and youths and unaccompanied youths: reporting. ( Starting in the new school year, we will have the form completed during registration and the Annual Information Renewal (AIR) process. Families are also able to complete it throughout the year if their housing situation changes. This is a one-time occasion where the survey will be passed out in paper form.


Our lost and found station at the front of the school is really filling up. Ask your child to check for lost sweaters and jackets.
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Safe Arrival Link

To enhance our existing absence-checking procedure, we will be introducing a new, efficient student absence reporting system called SafeArrival.

What is SafeArrival?

SafeArrival is an absence management system that improves student safety and makes it easier for parents to report student absences, and quicker for schools to verify student attendance and to respond to unexplained absences.

When will school start using SafeArrival

Starting Wednesday, January 5, 2022, please report your student’s absences in advance using SafeArrival instead of sending notes or calling/emailing the school.

What must Parent do to prepare for SafeArrival?

SchoolMessenger App (Mobile or Browser)

Download the SchoolMessenger App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. The link to download the app is available on the district’s mobile app website ( under SchoolMessenger.

You may choose to use the browser based SchoolMessenger app (

The first time you use the app (mobile or browser), select Sign Up to create your account using your email that is on file with the school. You will need to have access to the email for verification during account creation.

Opt-In to SMS

Opt-In to SMS will allow the school to delivery information to you via SMS Text Messaging. The district will only use this service to provide absence information and other information that is timely and relevant.

The SMS Opt-In process is very simple and only takes a few seconds to complete. Simply text any one of the following words SUBSCRIBE, OPTIN, or YES to the number 67587.

You will know you were successful if you receive the following reply message:

You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help, Msg&Data rates may apply. Msg freq varies,

You will want to repeat the opt-in process for every wireless number that you wish to include.

In addition to performing the opt-in process above, please ensure that the district has your wireless number(s) in our PowerSchool Student Information System. If you have not already provided the information to your school, please contact the school office, and provide them with that information.

Note: The district does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Please check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.

How do Parents use SafeArrival to report Student Absence?

With SafeArrival, you can report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:

1. Using your mobile device, with the SchoolMessenger App. Log in with your SchoolMessenger account, select Attendance then Report an Absence.

2. Using the SafeArrival website ( Log in with your SchoolMessenger App account. From the menu, select Attendance then Report an Absence.

3. Call the toll-free number [866-704-5952] to report an absence using the automated phone system.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.


User Guide and Instructions on using SafeArrival to report an absence is available in the district’s mobile app website ( under SafeArrival.


School will use the SchoolMessenger Communicate automated notification system to contact parents whose child is absent when the absence was not reported in advance. The automated notification system will attempt to contact parents at multiple contact points until a reason is submitted for the absence.

a. Notification through the SchoolMessenger mobile app

b. SMS text message if you have Opt-In to SMS

c. Phone and email message

If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, office staff will follow up.

If you have reported your child’s absence in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website, or mobile app, you will NOT receive these notifications.

COVID Test Results

If your student has been advised by the office to isolate with symptoms or Quarantine as a “Close Contact” please remember to email ALL COVID test results to our Health Clerk Kim Lawrence at . It’s very important we receive these ASAP so we can clear your student to return to school in a timely manner. If you have any follow up questions, please call 619-258-3404.

COVID Symptom Reporting

Please call the Carlton Hills Health Office is you have any COVID symptoms at 619-258-3404. Notifying the classroom teacher is fine but please notify the office first. Thank you.