Roadrunner Updates

June 2022

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📩Principal's Message:

Greetings, Larsen Educational Partners,


It is hard to believe that another school year has passed so quickly, especially since it has been a tough one as we continued navigating through the pandemic. Despite the COVID challenges, it has been a rewarding school year, one filled with many accomplishments. A few things that come to mind are the Zoom Back To School night, the fun Red Ribbon/Character Counts Kickoff assembly complete with Connie Character and Helga the Horrible, Read Across America week with The CAT in The Hat, the wonderful outdoor Open house, and our monthly open-air Open Campus Assemblies to name a few. All of these things and many others were made possible by our wonderful community of educational partners, of which we are all a part of.


At Larsen, we are very fortunate to have dedicated, caring and hardworking professionals (Teachers, Counselors, Psychologists, Paraprofessionals, Office Staff, Custodians, Groundskeepers, Kitchen Staff, and other school and district Support Staff who work together to ensure that every child has the best education possible. Larsen staff always go above and beyond to ensure that students are exposed to various activities that enhance and enrich their school experience. This year, in particular, staff put aside their own worries and anxieties to ensure that our students had a safe, consistent, and fun school experience. With the support of our community, staff, and students adjusted to the inconsistent attendance patterns caused by COVID health orders while maintaining a sense of routine, structure, and connectedness for students. Staff and students showed much adaptability and resilience in navigating the difficulties of teaching amidst devastating news such as the recent senseless, devastating elementary school mass school shooting coming out of Uvalde, Texas. Our students deserve recognition for their perseverance and grit. They gave our staff a sense of joy, purpose, and positivity through challenging times. Through the many ups and downs this school year, our Larsen community managed to maintain a sense of sustained caring and supportive relationships.


On behalf of our staff, I would like to thank you, our dedicated, committed, and tenacious Educational Partners who found creative ways to support our students. We also extend sincere gratitude for the thoughtful staff appreciation messages and gifts. And finally, a big thank you goes out to all of our parents and families for trusting us to educate and keep your children safe.


Take care of yourself, take care of each other, and take care of our Larsen Community.


Sincerely,


Marisol Guillen

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Important Upcoming Events

  • 5/24 - 6/10: Grades 3-5 CAASPP State Testing
  • 5/30: Memorial Holiday

  • 5/31: Mr. Martin's 5th Grade Music Performance

  • 6/1: Ms. Martinez's 5th Grade Music Performance

  • 6/2: Ms. Montag's 5th Grade Music Performance

  • 6/3: Ms. Osman's 5th Grade Music Performance

  • 6/3: EcoHero Show Live Stream

  • 6/6: School Library Books are collected

  • 6/6: Open Campus at 8:05, Families are welcome!

  • 6/6: Mr. Calderon's 4th Grade Music Performance

  • 6/7: Ms. Villanueva's 4th Grade Music Performance

  • 6/7: STAR Reading Evaluation for grades 1-5

  • 6/9: Ms. Jasso's Kinder Show, 8:45 am

  • 6/9: 4th Grade Student of The Trimester Assembly

  • 6/9: ELAC Zoom Meeting, 6-7 pm

  • 6/9: SSC Zoom Meeting, 7-8 pm

  • 6/10: 5th Grade Student of The Trimester Assembly

  • 6/10: grades 1-5 are dismissed at 2:15 pm

  • 6/13: 1st Grade Student of The Trimester Assembly

  • 6/13: "Arte Con La Nopalera" Parade for students

  • 6/13-6/16 ***Parents pick up lost sweaters (sweaters not picked up will be donated after school is out)***

  • 6/14: Ms. Whitmer's Kinder Show, 8:45 am

  • 6/14: 2nd Grade Student of The Trimester Assembly

  • 6/15: Grade 2 turns in all tech devices, iPad, charger and hotspot (if have one)

  • 6/15: Ms. Zwaal's Kinder Show

  • 6/15: 2nd Grade Field Day

  • 6/16: Ms. Villa's Kinder Show

  • 6/16: 5th Grade Celebration (outside stage)

  • 6/16: 3rd Grade Student of The Trimester Assembly

  • 6/17 ASES after school program is canceled today

  • 6/17: Last Day of School

  • 6/19: Juneteenth Holiday

Student Technology Devices

This summer, HESD students will keep their district-issued devices at home. This will allow students to access a number of learning resources through Clever, including Happy Numbers (Math Practice), Newsela (Non-fiction reading), SORA (digital library), and others.

We expect all students to keep their devices in good working order over the summer and to bring them back to school fully charged on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

The only students who will not retain their district-issued devices over summer are the following:

  • Second graders - iPads and chargers will be collected from second graders on JUNE 15. We will issue new Chromebooks to these students when they begin third grade in fall. Second graders who participate in summer school will receive new Chromebooks on the first day. If a second grader who is not participating in summer school wishes to keep an iPad for the summer, parents should let the teacher and school office know.

  • Eighth graders - Chromebooks and chargers will be collected from all HESD eighth graders. WiFi hotspots that were borrowed from the school should also be returned.

  • Students who do not plan to return to HESD - If your student is not planning to attend one of our schools in fall, please return your district-issued device and WiFi hotspot (if applicable) to your school site prior to Friday, June 17, 2022. After the last day of school, bring devices to the HESD District Office 205 N. Ventura Rd. Port Hueneme, CA.


Technical support for student devices will be available during summer by accessing our technical support ticket system at https://huenemeesd.gethelphss.com/ or by calling (805) 946-0180.

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 SSC & ELAC members!

School Site Council (SSC)


  • Yolanda Hernandez
  • Rafael Calderon
  • Ambar Zendejas
  • Lilia Gonzalez
  • Susana Arellano
  • Nancy Gallardo
  • Jaime Ramos
  • Maria Aguilera
  • Betsy Cangas Hernandez



English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)


  • Lucila Gomez
  • Linda Hurtado
  • Susana Arellano
  • Filomeno Lopez
  • Ofelia Juarez
  • Vanessa Magallon
  • Nancy Gallardo
  • Gloria Flores
  • Jaime Ramos
  • Agustina Osorio
  • Betsy Cangas Hernandez
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Larsen CAASPP State Testing Schedule

LARSEN 2021-2022 ELA AND MATH CAASPP SCHEDULE

CAASPP State Testing May 24-June 10

Larsen students continue working hard on the Smarter Balanced assessment as a part of the CAASPP state testing. Great job students! Please ensure your students are here every day of testing (unless they are sick). For more information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments you can visit: https://bealearninghero.org/in-the-classroom/smarter-balanced/

Larsen Elementary Broadcast News

Check out our Larsen May 2022 news!

COUNSELING CORNER

The Hueneme Channel

A regular publication designed to provide brief updates on Hueneme schools.

Parent Teacher Association

Would you like to make a positive difference for Larsen School? Join our AMAZING PTA today! Our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) addresses issues that are important to parents and public school educators and it helps foster our school-community partnerships. We hope you'll choose to join us in ensuring Larsen School thrives!👊🏼🙌🏼😃Membership via this link is only $8. https://jointotem.com/ca/oxnard/ansgar-larsen-elementary-pta


PTA Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month. Call the school for the Zoom link.

Reusable WATER BOTTLE

Bring a reusable water bottle with you to school. Drinking fountains are available in classrooms and A water filtration station in the cafeteria. Stay healthy and hydrated!

Face Masks Updates

Guidance on Masking and K-12 Schools

Students at public and private K-12 schools in Ventura County and throughout California will no longer be required to wear masks after March 11, regardless of their vaccination status.


Masks are no longer required but are strongly recommended.

COVID Symptoms Reminder

As a reminder, at no time is it acceptable to send students to school when they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, especially if they have received a positive test result (laboratory-based OR at-home test). Please make sure to report all positive cases to your students’ school.


COVID-19 related Symptoms:

  • Runny Nose/Congestion

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Headache

  • Fatigue/Muscle or Body Aches

  • Fever above 99.5 degrees

  • Loss of Smell/Taste

  • Difficulty Breathing


*If your student is unvaccinated and was a close contact to someone who was COVID positive, they must quarantine at home even if they do not have any symptoms.


1. Quarantine can end after Day 5 if asymptomatic and a test collected on Day 5 or later is negative OR

2. Quarantine can end after Day 10 if asymptomatic.


COVID-19 Testing remains available to all students and staff from 10:00-3:45 each Tuesday and Thursday at Haycox School and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Blackstock School. Use the Larsen registration link below. No appointments will be necessary after you complete the initial registration process. Thank you for keeping our school community safe!

Thank you for a great year Larsen Superheroes!

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RAY D. PRUETER LIBRARY IS READY TO SUPPORT STUDENTS!

The Ray D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme is open and ready to support our students!


The library is open Monday through Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon - 5pm, and closed Sunday.

The Rosenbluth Family Homework Center at the library is open Monday through Thursday, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

The Homework Center provides free homework assistance in addition to internet access and free color printing for school projects.

The Ray D. Prueter Library is located at 510 Park Avenue in Port Hueneme.

The library hopes to see you soon!

Informational PDF HERE

Ventura County Library Summer Reading Program

Ventura County Library launches its “Read Beyond the Beaten Path!” summer reading challenge on May 15, 2022. Over the summer, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults to encourage and support a love of reading.

To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please view these resources:

Ventura County Library Website

Summer Reading Program Flyer

Family Letter (English)

Family Letter (Spanish)

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TK AND KINDERGARTEN enrollment is open!

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten 2022-23 enrollment is now open.

  • Students who turn 5 between September 2nd and February 2nd may enroll in TK
  • Students who turn 5 by September 1st may enroll in Kindergarten.
  • TK is offered at Bard, Haycox, Hueneme, Larsen, and Williams Schools.
  • Enroll for both TK and Kindergarten at your HOME School, even if TK is not offered at your home school.
  • If TK is not offered at your home school, staff at your home school will assist in enrolling your child in one of the TK classes at another school site. Based on enrollment, TK classes may be added to additional school sites.
  • To get a glimpse into our TK and kindergarten classrooms, please watch this short video:

English Video

Spanish Video


Registration Requirements:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Immunization Records (Shots)

  • Physical Exam (Stamped)

  • Dental Exam (Stamped)

  • Proof of residency

Examples:

Utility bill, Public Assistance, Escrow Papers, Renters Agreement, Income Tax for the current year.

Registration Times during the day:

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-2:00pm

Wednesdays: 9:00 – 11:00

TIMELY ARRIVAL=SCHOOL SUCCESS

Please make sure that your student arrives on campus no later than 8:00 am so they can be in their lines by the first bell at 8:05 am. Students that arrive to school with time to spare have the luxury of settling in, preparing their class materials, and focusing their minds on the lessons to come, ultimately making them the most prepared to learn.
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Open Campus June 6, 8:05am-We hope you'll join us!

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Larsen Guidelines for Success

  • Be Safe

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

Questions? Contact Us!


SCHOOL PHONE

(805)986-8740


OFFICE HOURS

7:45 AM - 4:00 PM


Ms. Guillen

Principal

mguillen@hueneme.org


Ms. Gomez-Perez

Interim Assistant Principal

lgomez@hueneme.org


Ms. Rodriguez

School Counselor

crodriguez@hueneme.org


Contacting your student's teacher

  • Email
  • Contact your teacher via GoTo Connect
  • Contact your teacher after school
  • Dial (805)986-8740 and ask to be transferred
  • Message them using seesaw or Google Classroom