Holbrook Weekly Newsletter
March 28, 2022
Have a Beautiful Week and a Happy Spring Break!!
I wish you a restful and refreshing Spring Break beginning on April 4. Please note school will be closed this Friday, April 1 in honor of César Chávez Day. Please stay safe and healthy, and as always...make a memory with your family.
Despite illness, emergencies, COVID-19 and quarantine, our Holbrook community has persisted to keep learning happening. I appreciate everyone’s hard work and commitment!
As long as your child is healthy, please make sure they attend on time everyday. It is important to give our students enough time to get their bodies and minds prepared for learning. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria at 7:45AM, and students must be accompanied by an adult. The gates open at 8:00, and school begins at 8:12AM. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect to peers and their teachers.
In the event your child will not be in school, do not just report it to the teacher. It MUST be reported to the school office office as soon as possible (before 9:00AM).
Thank you for your support with this!
Rapid COVID-19 test kits available to Holbrook Students and Staff
To ensure the safety of students and staff when they return from Spring Break, MDUSD has distributed rapid response COVID-19 test kits to each school in the District to be distributed to students and staff on a first-come, first served basis before the Spring Break begins. We have received enough test kits for every student and staff member, so we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to take a test kit home to be used before returning to school campuses on April 11th.
Upon request, the kits will be sent home with students or can be picked up by staff members. Each kit contains two tests to be used at home three days (Friday, April 8th) and one day (Sunday, April 10th) before school resumes on Monday, April 11th. Please see attached request forms (to be downloaded and printed). Request forms will be sent home with your student as well.
Any positive test results must be reported to the school office as soon as possible and students testing positive must isolate themselves at home. Students must also stay home if they have COVID-19 symptoms, even if they test negative. The District's current COVID-19 protocols can be found here.
MDUSD is also continuing to offer PCR COVID-19 testing at selected school sites. Please note that all regular PCR testing sites will be open Monday through Thursday and Saturday during Spring Break. However, all District PCR testing sites will be closed on Friday, April 1 due to the César Chávez holiday and on Friday, April 8 due to the Districtwide Board holiday. The complete testing schedule is here: https://mdusd.org/covidtesting.
Thank you for helping to keep our students safe!
Parent Chaperones & Volunteers
For a parent/guardian to chaperone or volunteer, you must have the following on file:
- Fingerprints cleared through MDUSD HR
- Clear TB on file with MDUSD (good for 4 years)
- Volunteer Request form on file with MDUSD
- COVID Vaccination card verified by school office
Directions and forms are on the District website. Please note completing the paperwork does not instantaneously clear someone to volunteer. The District must verify and authorize you first.
Elementary Intradistrict Transfer Lottery
The elementary intradistrict transfer lottery will take place virtually on March 30, 2022, from 1-2pm. Please use this Zoom link to join.
2022-2023 TK/K Enrollment -- Don't Wait!
ALL NEW enrollments begin online at https://air.mdusd.org/air/.
Children who will reach the age of five (5) years between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten in August 2022. Transitional Kindergarten registration is happening now! Please go to https://mdusd.org/enrollnow for information and registration directions. Appointments must be made online by clicking here TK appointment.
Children who will reach the age of five (5) years on or before September 1, 2022 are eligible for Kindergarten in August 2022. Kindergarten registration is happening now!
Registration information and forms may be picked up in office during school hours.
Our registration affects our staffing for the next school year, so please don't wait!
Please call the office with any questions, (925) 685-6446.
Want all the Bells and Whistles? JOIN THE HOLBROOK TEAM!
If you have a few hours in the middle of your day to supervise lunch, then please consider applying to be a paid Noon Supervisor "Substitute" below:
Have you ever thought about becoming a substitute teacher?
The MDUSD School Board approved the daily pay rate increase to $230! Retiree/special circumstances daily pay rate was increased to $250! So, if you love to work with kids and want a job with flexibility, then please consider applying to be a Substitute Teacher below:
- Women's History Month
- March 30, Early Dismissal (TK-3rd: 1:35, 4th-8th: 1:40)
- March 30, HOLA Walk of Fame, 8:25AM
- March 31, 6th-8th Field Trip
- Arab American Heritage Month
- Autism Acceptance Month
- April 1, César Chávez Day- No School
- April 2, Ramadan begins
- April 4-8, Spring Break- No School
- April 13, Early Dismissal (TK-3rd: 1:35, 4th-8th: 1:40)
- April 15-23, Passover
- April 17, Easter
- April 18-20, 5th Graders at Pigeon Point
- April 18-22, Scholastic Book Fair (Library)
- April 19, PFC Meeting, 6-8PM
- April 20, Early Dismissal (TK-3rd: 1:35, 4th-8th: 1:40)
- April 22, Earth Day
- April 23, Holbrook Beautification Day
- April 27, Early Dismissal (TK-3rd: 1:35, 4th-8th: 1:40)
- April 29, HOLA Walk of Fame, 8:25AM
Location: 3333 Ronald Way, Concord, CA, USA