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Week of October 5th

Weekly LifeSkill: Friendship

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 5th

Sports Day: Dress as your favorite sports team or sport. Post a picture or video playing your favorite sport!

Tuesday, October 6th

Deadline to put a book on hold for Thursday library check-out

Crazy Hair/Hat Day: Post a picture riding something with wheels!

Wednesday, October 7th

Crazy Hair/Hat Day: Post a picture riding something with wheels!

Thursday, October 8th

12:30-1:30 Library Book Distribution

Pajama Day: Post a picture doing your favorite yoga pose!

Friday, October 9th

Virtual Jog-a-thon Day!

Jog-a-thon Day: Gear up and post pictures or videos running laps around your neighborhood, yard or living room!

Thursday, October 15th

PTO Meeting @ 6:00

Friday, October 30th

End of 1st Trimester

Message from Principal Emily

I realize that there are a lot of mixed feelings in regards to the latest news that Butte County has moved into the red tier and that we may have the opportunity to return to the district adopted Modified Traditional in-person instructional model. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns that you have. Some have asked how it was determined that we would move to a Modified Traditional in-person instructional model.

The Chico Unified Stages of Re-Opening were aligned to the county-wide status as defined by the Health Department. Moving to a Modified Traditional AM/PM model is the Stage 2 (now Red) reopening plan as voted on by the Board of Education this summer.

Here is the link to the stages of reopening as approved by the Board on July 15, 2020.


I realize that it has been confusing and overwhelming to receive so many surveys and I do apologize for that. The latest survey that was sent home out via Aeries Communication on Thursday morning is more or less a re-enrollment survey. Now that we are moving towards an in-person model, we are asking families to commit to a decision. We are taking all of the safety precautions very seriously and feel confident that we can safely welcome students back on campus. Please click here to review the safety protocols that are in place to keep everyone safe. We do understand that some families may not be comfortable with that option. At this point, those families would have to enroll in Oak Bridge, CUSD's online learning school. We will happily save a spot for you here at Hooker Oak when you feel comfortable returning to in-person instruction.

If we do not receive a response by Monday, October 5th, we will assume that you wish to remain enrolled at Hooker Oak.

Here is the link to the survey.

As always, thank you for your patience, flexibility, and support. These are challenging and stressful times for all of us. Hang in there and remember that this too shall pass!

Principal Emily

Weekly Announcement Video

October 5, 2020

Hooker Oak Staff Spotlight

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Eileen Cusick, Attendance Clerk

This is my 3rd year at Hooker Oak and I love working in the office. I enjoy interacting with staff, parents and students. I had a 20 year career as a social worker and school-based mental health counselor. After I retired I spent 5 years traveling throughout the country and overseas with a blues music recording artist. I lived in Mississippi for several years before I moved back to Chico 3 years ago to be near family. I have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren. Some of my interests are traveling, gardening, reading and walking in nature.

News from Mr. Sean

Yearbook Pictures Needed!

Mr. Sean here again! Thank you to all the parents who sent in pictures of your learning spaces for the yearbook. I'm reaching out once again for another theme: send me pictures of your Brain Food! It could be a snack plate, hearty breakfast, or Zoom-break lunch. Show me what you're consuming to power your brains for the school day. Send them my way at sean.clark@chicousd.net .

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month!

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News from Nutrition Services

The CUSD Nutrition department wants to invite you to join us every day for meal pick up during the COVID 19 times. We are open M-F 11am-1pm at the following sites. Parents please note you DO NOT have to have your student with you at pick up. We are open at the following sites. It super easy just drive up and say HI!!

Chapman Elementary

Citrus Elementary

LCC Elementary

Shasta Elementary



Emma Wilson Elementary

Sierra View Elementary

Thank you all,

Vince Enserro

Director Nutrition Services

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We Need Every Family's Participation!

Fall Jog-a-Thon is normally our students' primary fundraising opportunity to ask for donations from family and friends. In 2019, the Jog-a-Thon raised more than $25,000! And even though kids are not in the classroom now, we still money for classroom technology and teacher supplies that are not funded by district or state. Plus, when we get back to field trips, events, and extra-curriculars, we will be ready!

Register students at www.getmovinfundhub.com. Our School Identifier is 5d37150c502d6.

Then, if you simply email or text your child's student hub page link to 10-15 friends and family and post on Facebook or Twitter, you'll be surprised at how many donations may come in from distant relatives and friends. Each student is encouraged to raise $100 and our school's total goal is $25,000.

Stay safe and well! Thanks for making Hooker Oak the best it can be!

Chico Science Fair Photo Challenge

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Mental Health & Wellness Resources

With growing concerns regarding COVID-19, we know this is a time of great uncertainty for all of us and our communities. Chico Unified families can take full advantage of the tele-health and virtual therapy resources made available through our partner Care Solace.

Learn how Care Solace can help.

Need Tech Support?

Call 801-2716 Monday-Friday between 8:30-12:30 for live tech support.

PBIS Expectations for Distance Learning

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