Dolphin Weekly


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For your calander...

  • 1/27/20- Dolphin Creed Winners announced at Flag Salute
  • 1/27/20- Kindness Challenge
  • 1/28/20 @ 3:00 SSC Rm 16
  • 1/29/20, 8th Grade Parent Meeting for those interested in being on the 8th grade graduation committee at 5:00pm in room 16
  • 1/30/20 @ 6 5th Grade Parent Night Outdoor Ed Room 25
  • 1/30/20 @ 5-6 in ROOM 16 Clifford Parent Meeting/Plan for math at Clifford
  • 1/31/20 Middle School Dance at Roy Cloud
  • 2/7/20-2/9/20 Clifford School Play- Legally Blonde Jr.
  • 2/14/20- Cocoa with Deputies! 7:30-8:12 front of school!
  • 2/17/20- Presidents' Holiday- No School
  • 2/20/20- PTO Meeting- Dr. Baker attending!
  • 2/24/20-2/28/20- 7th Grade Yosemite Trip!
  • 3/20/20- Lincoln's Day- No School
  • 3/27/20- Family Dance @ Clifford
  • 3/30-4/3 5th Grade Outdoor Education Trip

The Panorama Climate Survey

Please take 5 minutes to complete the Clifford Climate Survey!!

English Survey

Spanish Survey

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Please take 5 minutes to complete the Clifford Climate Survey!!

English Survey

Spanish Survey

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The Great Kindness Challenge at Clifford

Join us as we promote and highlight the Great Kindness Challenge January 27 - 31. Our school will be performing acts of kindness campus wide. We are so excited. On Monday at Flag Salute we will be announcing the Kindness Challenges our staff and students will be doing throughout the week! Find the Kindness Challenge Checklist family addition below!

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RCSD Culinary Competition

Three lucky 1st through 5th grade students from each RCSD school will be chosen as finalists to compete in the Favorite School Lunch Meal contest at Henry Form Elementary School on February 26, 2020. All Finalists will receive a framed plaque, chef coat, apron and hat. The winner of this event will be entered into a Future Chefs National Competition.

Details and Entry Form. Submit no later than January 31st.

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From the School Nurse

Please keep your child home if he/she has had diarrhea and/or vomiting in the last 24 hours or a fever of 100 or higher in the last 24 hours.

Wash hands at home and school to prevent illness. Good hand washing should consist of scrubbing/friction for 20 seconds and drying hands thoroughly after washing.

Notify the office if your child must miss school for illness.

Read the complete nurse letter here.

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Kindergarten Registration is Open

Click here to register your incoming kindergarten student for 2020-21.

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Meal Account EZSchoolPay!

Several families currently have overdue school meal balances. Visit to set up an account, check your family's balance, make a payment, and enable low balance email reminders. To register for ezschoolpay, you will need your child's ID number. You can ask your child for their number (this is the number they punch in at the cafeteria) or call the school office at (650) 482-2402. There is no fee to fund your meal account via credit card.

For check payments, please drop your check into the black lunch payment box in the school office.

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Middle School Dance @ Roy Cloud 1/31 5-7!

January 31st | 5-7pm | Roy Cloud MUB

Roy Cloud, North Star, Clifford

Permission slips will be distributed to students. Advance tickets may be purchased the week before the dance outside of the MUB. You must have a signed permission slip to buy a ticket.

$20 door | $15 advance.

Bring $ for food

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Clifford Middle School Math Meeting for Parents

Join us January 30th from 5:00-6:00pm in ROOM 16 to learn about Clifford's plan for middle school math: the research, the data, and next steps for 2020-2021 and beyond.
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Any Parents Interested in Running for School Site Council?

Any parents interested in serving on the School Site Council? Your term would start April 2020 and will last until March 2022. For anyone interested in being on the council please write a short paragraph about why you are interested in serving on the council. Please email your paragraph to me, Jude Noyes ( or SSC President, Sarah La Torra (

What is School Site Council
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Project Cornerstone book for January!

Silly is just one of the hundreds of moods we have, and with tickling verses Jamie Lee Curtis shows whatever we're feeling inside is okay. These playful rhymes not only encourage us to express our feelings -- from confused to angry, cranky to great -- but they show us how to make them fun! With Laura Cornell's vibrant illustrations, Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day is sure to delight the eyes and ears -- whatever your mood. The book comes with its own mood wheel -- a die cut wheel with mix-and-match facial expressions -- so kids can show just how They feel today.

Gate Testing/Info Attached Below

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Dolphin Creed Winners Announced on Monday at Flag Salute

Dolphin Awards and Criteria...

Parents will be notified by email by Friday 1/24.

Students are nominated by their teachers!

Students who win will have their picture posted in the office for 1 month, have free choice of 1 prize from the Dolphin Store and get publicly recognized at school during flag salute!

  • Dolphin Cares- Students earning this award show concern and/or sympathy for others, are sensitive to the needs of others, offers support & giving their time, talents, and resources to help others, talking positively about others, considering the needs of others, not just their own. They show understanding of others by treating them with compassion, generosity, and a forgiving spirit. These students exemplify the Core Value of Care!

  • Dolphin Respect—Students earning this award have demonstrated respect for self, others, learning environment and learning. They have good behavior, good attitude, and participate in class on a daily basis. Students earning this award are the most improved student. These students exemplify the Core Values of RESPECT

  • Dolphin Empathy - Students earning this award have demonstrated care and concern towards other Dolphins. They consistently reach out to others and help them feel cared for. These students exemplify the Core Value of EMPATHY!

  • Dolphin Eagerness—Students earning this award exhibit leadership among their peers, earn high grades in all content areas, and are considered a positive role model for their peers. These students are also asking for extra credit and go above and beyond when working on projects and/or special assignments. These students are never tardy between classes and are always ready to learn from bell to bell. These students exemplify the Core Value of being EAGER!

  • Dolphin Dreamer—Students earning this award are helpful to others, consistent with their work ethic, and are students who try hard in classes. These students set goals and are always looking to the future. These Dolphin Dreamers are not only creative, but they are resourceful and inspire others to think outside the box. The Dolphin Dreamer is gentle by nature and loyal. These students live above their background and don’t let hard times change their course. Even in adversity, they believe they will still be successful! These students exemplify the Core Value of DREAMER!

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Superintendent's Newsletter

Happy Friday

I want to wish everyone a safe and restful weekend.

Jude Noyes

Clifford School

Principal: Jude Noyes

Vice Principal: Tiffany Parrish

Office Manager: Mayra Guerra

Office Assistant: Maria Stockton