HITEON KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGES

Miss Warren, Principal
Mrs. Read-Emslie, Assistant Principal

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Meet Hiteon's AWESOME KINDERGARTEN TEAM

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Welcome videos from our Kinder teachers each with a tip for the start of school

Mrs. Maddux Kinder Teacher

El consejo de la profesora Maddux sobre mochilas:

Enseñe a su hijo/hija a abrir y cerrar sus mochilas. Además, enséñeles a ponerse y quitarse las mochilas.
Mrs. Rogers, Kinder Teacher

El consejo de la profesora Rogers sobre las loncheras:

Enseñe a su hijo/hija a abrir y cerrar sus bolsas de almuerzo.

Abrir y cerrar sus envases y bebidas.

Además, escriba sus nombres en el exterior de su lonchera.

Mrs. Griffith, Kinder Teacher

Los consejos de la profesora Griffith sobre lavarse las manos:

Enseñe a su hijo/hija a lavarse las manos con mucho cuidado.

Tambien enseñeales a toser en la manga.

Además, no tocar sus caras, nariz, ojos o bocas.

Enséñele a su hijo/hija a atarse los zapatos.

Mrs. Ashley, Kinder Teacher

Los consejos de la Profesora Ashley sobre los utiles para la escuela:

Escriba el nombre de su hijo/hija en todo.

En cada lápiz, cada crayón, barras de pegamento, tijeras, chaquetas, lonchera, mochilas, etcetera.

Todo lo que es personal para él o ella.

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Getting Ready For Kindergarten

The following will help you with the skills you need to teach your child and to set your child up for success as he/she enters Kindergarten at Hiteon.

Academic * I can...

  • Write and recognize my name

  • Hold a pencil/crayon/marker correctly

  • Hold & cut with scissors

  • Use a glue stick & wet glue

  • Sort items by color & shape

  • Look at a book from front to back

  • Sit to listen to a book or story for 15 minutes

  • Count past 10 (up to 30!)

  • Know the letters of the alphabet

  • Sustain a non-technology activity independently for 10+ minutes

  • Persist with activity even when it is challenging

  • Ask for help when needed

Social * I can...

  • Engage in a conversation - Listen to the other person and respond correctly

  • Make eye contact with friends and adults

  • Say “please,” and “thank you”

  • Play a board game

    • Take turns

    • Move a game piece

  • Share toys and supplies

  • Use appropriate voice level

  • Keep my hands to myself

  • Follow adult 2-step directions

  • Sit and eat at a table

  • Chew with my mouth closed

  • Ask for help when needed

  • Ask permission

  • Follow directions

  • Expresses feelings and needs

  • Speaks clearly so an adult can understand him/her

  • Talk in sentences

Demonstrates Independence * I can...

  • Put on and Zip my own coat

  • Go to the bathroom by myself

  • Wash my hands & Blow my nose

  • Tie my shoes (or fasten my velcro shoes)

  • Sustain a non-technology activity independently for 10+ minutes

  • Put things into a backpack

  • Drink from a water fountain

  • Use a spoon to serve up food

  • Open food containers and packages

  • Clean up after myself

  • Follow a routine

  • Ignore distractions

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A Resource for Parents

Hiteon Elementary uses the Zones of Regulation as a tool for students to describe how they are feeling. Consider using the zones with your child to identify their feelings at home.

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Supporting Play in K (English)
Apoyando el aprendizaje a través del juego en el Kindergarten

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Kindergarten Handbook in English and Spanish

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What bus will my child be on?

Click on the picture below to find out more information regarding the Beaverton School District's Transportation Department.


You will find a helpful FAQ section that will answer your transportation questions.

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Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

Remember to tell all your friends, family and neighbors that Hiteon is now enrolling for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. All enrollments are being accepted online only.


Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2020 is now eligible to enroll for Kindergarten online. Online Registration is available for new student enrollment. After the online application has been submitted you will be contacted by our Registrar, Valerie Sinnott, for any additional documentation that you will submit online. These additional documents are important as you may receive ​school-specific forms to complete. ​Parents/guardians will also need to provide a birth certificate, proof of address and immunization record at the time of enrollment.

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Harley the Hawk is Hiteon's School Mascot's. Let's take a tour of the school with Harley.

Hiteon Kindergarten Tour 2020

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Hiteon's ARRIVAL, DISMISSAL, & PARKING LOT LOGISTICS

ARRIVAL: 7:45 – 7:55 am


Hiteon doors open at 7:45 am. Please do not bring your student(s) to Hiteon prior to that time. Although we pride ourselves in always welcoming students and visitors, we do not have supervision available for students until our doors open at 7:45 am. When our doors open, children enter the building and report to either the Cafeteria for breakfast, the Primary Commons Area (K & 1), or the Gym (2nd through 5th). Students will be released to their classrooms when the bell rings at 7:55 am. Classroom instruction begins promptly at 8:00 am. Students that arrive at Hiteon after the 8:00 am bell will be tardy.


When dropping your child off by car, please pull forward (beyond the crosswalk and as far forward as possible) before releasing your child. It is helpful if your child unloads on the school side of your car. Please have them exit your vehicle quickly and enter into the school building.


Students arriving by bus will be supervised by Hiteon staff members on their route from the bus to the school.


If you are coming in with your child proceed to the Main Office first to sign-in and obtain a visitor’s badge. If you have a volunteer badge, be sure to still report first to the Main Office to sign-in. Your volunteer badge can be worn in lieu of a visitor’s badge but we must have record of who is in our building at all times. Parents will be asked to wait in our Main Office Lobby area until the bell rings at 7:55 am.


*Please note, plan ahead to arrive at school on time. Our parking lot tends to get congested and we strive to have all students arrive on time to maximize learning.


DISMISSAL: 2:35 pm


Please refer to the school map of dismissal locations. Parents are asked to wait behind the blue dots to allow our teachers to release students to you one at a time.


All students release at 2:35 pm. Students riding the school bus depart their classrooms with our first dismissal bell at approximately 2:33 pm. These students walk a supervised route from their classroom to our school busses. Daycare and parent pick-up students release with our second dismissal bell at 2:35 pm.


If you have an upper grade student picking up a younger sibling, your upper grade student will release with their class per their assigned dismissal location. From there, they can walk along the outside of our building to greet their sibling at his or her assigned pick up location. This allows an older sibling to pick up a younger sibling the same way a parent or assigned pick-up individual would.


Please be sure to communicate how your child will go home and who will pick your child up with his or her classroom teacher ahead of time. Changes to dismissal need to be communicated early and often to both the classroom teacher and Main Office.


*If your child walks or bikes to school please pre-determine and practice a route with them. If possible, please have your child walk with other neighborhood children.


*Please instruct your child to observe crosswalks and stop signs. Crossing Guards will be on duty at three street locations on school days.


*Bikes (as well as skateboards and scooters) may not be ridden on school grounds. Bikes should be walked and skateboards and scooters carried. It is recommended that bikes be individually locked at all times. Skateboards and scooters may be stored in the classroom during the day.


*Please review the Bus Rules on page 9 of the Hiteon Handbook. Students will only be let off the bus at their stop. If you want your child to get off at another stop, you must send a signed note to the Main Office. Non-bus students must have written permission from their parent/guardian and permission from the bus driver to ride the bus.


PARKING LOT


Please refer to the attached parking lot navigation document to familiarize yourself with parking lot flow and procedure!


Dropping off children in the Orange Zone:


Please enter and exit from the same zone. If you are entering the Orange Zone you will be dropping your child off/picking them up directly across from the Upper Wing Entrance Area (just before the crosswalk). Please heed stop signs and travel with caution as there are many students moving about our parking lot during arrival and dismissal times.


Dropping off children in the Blue Zone:


Please enter and exit from the same zone. If you are entering the Blue Zone you will be dropping your child off/picking them up directly across from the Main Entrance of the school. Please watch for crosswalk foot traffic and remain in your vehicle at all times.

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Who to contact...


Contact Hiteon’s Main Office with any questions

503-356-4120


Principal: Meghan Warren

Assistant Principal: Jenny Read-Emslie

Counselor: Stephanie Godfrey

PTC President: Kim Rivers


Principal Secretary: Marti Spinks

Registrar: Valerie Sinnott

Attendance Secretary: Kelcee Wynne

HITEON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Meghan Warren, Principal

Jenny Read-Emslie, Assistant Principal


Hiteon’s Mission Statement

Hiteon is a community dedicated to providing an educational experience in which everyone can reach their full potential and make positive societal contributions. We strive to enhance personal, community, and global identities while developing life-long learners.