Volume 12, Issue 15

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Principal's Corner

March 5, 2021

Hazel Dell Families,

March is one of my favorite months, partly because the days become a little longer, and also because of March Madness. I love to watch the NCAA college basketball teams pour their heart and soul into their game in the attempt to secure a spot to the next round in the tournament. It’s thrilling to watch the underdogs come from behind for a win and watch a nail-biter game be decided in the final seconds with a game winning shot.

To keep with this theme, we are hosting our own March Madness at Hazel Dell, but we are calling it March Madness MyPath Mania. The goal is that our students are engaging in their iReady MyPath lessons. These lessons are based on a student’s iReady math and reading diagnostic result, so they are designed specifically for your child, at their level. It’s like an individualized tutor! Students who complete 45 minutes of MyPath lessons each week perform 46% higher scores in reading and 36% higher scores in math than students who did not use the lessons. We want our students to pass one reading and one math lesson each week and we will be tracking our progress schoolwide and celebrating successes.

Here is a short video to explain how it all l works. I can’t believe I missed my lay-in shot!

Our tournament schedule is below, with Game Day tip off on Monday March 8! Thank you for your support from home and for being such a wonderful Hazel Dell Community. Let the games begin!

Wishing you and your family the best,

Lisa Reed


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Hazel Dell Elementary Contact Information

Hazel Dell Elementary

511 NE Anderson Road

Vancouver, WA 98665

360 313-2050

Fax 313-2051

Attendance Line 360 313-1416

Attendance Email:

Office Email:

Twitter: @Hazel_DellES

Instagram: @hazeldellelementary

Facebook: @hazeldellelementary


Lisa Reed, Principal

Marjorie McCluer, Asst. Principal

Lori Schutts, Secretary

Debbie Dong, Enrollment Clerk


We do not have supervision at the front of school prior to 8:00. If you drive your

child to school, please arrive between 8:00 and 8:25.



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Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mar 5 PTA ZOOM Meeting 3:00

Mar 12 Report Cards sent to Parents

Mar 19 Heart Challenge ends

Mar 26 Picture Make Up Day

Apr 5-9 Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Apr 15-16 1-Hour Early Release for spring conferences

Apr 19-30 iReady Testing, Grades 1-5

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Change of Go-Home Plans

Any changes to your student’s normal going home routine need to be in writing to the school office by 11:00 am. This can be a note brought in by you, your student, or an email sent to Your note should include what the change is, adults and/or students involved, and the date of the change with a signature. If a different adult (than the normal routine) is picking your student up, they need to be included on your child’s emergency pick up list or your student will not be released. As always, please inform your student's teacher as well as the office. We will NOT take change of going home plans over the telephone. Our goal is the safety of all students.

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Parking Lot Procedures

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Parent Screening of Student For COVID-19

Please review the flow chart with requirements set forth by Clark County Public Health. This information is what the schools go to, and what you should refer to, when deciding if your child should be in school or a public environment. Anyone showing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or having an exposure to COVID-19 must follow the chart as directed. When filling out your attestation and response is your child is not able to attend, please call the school to see when your child will be able to return to school. If you have any questions please email us at or our nurse, Heather Williams at

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School Picture Make Up Day on Friday, March 26th

If your student missed Picture Day, we have a make up day scheduled for March 26.

You have the ability to order pictures on line at using your Picture Day ID: EVTWCT8BC. We are encouraging families to use this feature to facilitate picture day and limit contact.

Skyward Information

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Our PTA will meet this Friday March 5 at 3pm on ZOOM. Lisa Reed is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hazel Dell PTA Meeting

Time: Mar 5, 2021 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 816 0728 1526

Passcode: 294462

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ELPA Testing

ELPA21 Testing is coming up March 22-April 16th. This testing is ONLY for students who receive English Language support. This test measures your child’s proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and understanding English.

ELPA21 is given each year in early spring. If your student attends hybrid, they will take the test when they are here at school. If your child is remote only, families have the option to schedule a time to bring their student into the building to test during the week of April 12-16. We will send letters to those families who need to schedule.

If you would like to schedule your testing now, please call the school office or if you need a Spanish interpreter please call 360-719-8161.

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La prueba ELPA21 se realizará del 22 de marzo al 16 de abril. Esta prueba es SOLO para estudiantes que reciben apoyo en el idioma inglés. Esta prueba mide la competencia de su hijo en lectura, escritura, expresión oral, comprensión auditiva y comprensión del inglés.

ELPA21 se administra cada año a principios de la primavera. Si su estudiante asiste al híbrido, tomará el examen cuando esté aquí en la escuela. Si su hijo es solo remoto, las familias tienen la opción de programar una hora para traer a su hijo al edificio para tomar el examen durante la semana del 12 al 16 de abril. Enviaremos cartas a aquellas familias que necesiten programar.

Si desea programar su examen ahora, llame a la oficina de la escuela o si necesita un intérprete de español, llame al 360-719-8161.

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All children 18 years old or younger are eligible for free meals until at least June 16, 2021.

We still encourage families to apply for free or reduced-price meals. Families must reapply every year.

· English

· Spanish

· Russian

Find additional Child Nutrition information on our website at

Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch are available in Family Access. Once you log into Family Access, Click on the Food Service tab on the left hand side. Then at the top of the page, there should be a link for a new application that you can click, fill out, and submit.
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Family Community Resource Center

Hello Hazel Dell Families-

My name is Shanna Baird, and I am the Family Community Resource Coordinator at Hazel Dell. I have the opportunity to help Hazel Dell families and students with many resources. Here are a few examples:

*Housing Assistance *Medical or Dental Care *School Supplies *Clothing *Internet

*Utility Assistance *Child Care information *Employment support *Extra Food

*Make sure to check out Vancouver School District community resource page that will provide you with up to date resources within our community, go to

The following is attached:

* Full day-school age care for kinder-12 years old

* Hudson’s Bay full time child care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers

* Childcare Aware Resource Flier

* Free and Low Cost Immunizations

* FISH Vancouver Food Pantry

* What is Trauma and how does it impact our kids? (Online Class)

* Info on P-EBT: Emergency School Meals program

Useful Links

*Great Read for your little ones about masks:

*Covid-19 relief fund for undocumented individuals:

Please contact me, I would be happy to help

Shanna Baird

Family Community Resource Coordinator

Hazel Dell Elementary


Hola, familias de Hazel Dell:

mi nombre es Shanna Baird y soy la coordinadora de recursos de la comunidad familiar en Hazel Dell. Tengo la oportunidad de ayudar a las familias y estudiantes de Hazel Dell con muchos recursos. Aquí hay algunos ejemplos:

* Asistencia de vivienda * Atención médica o dental * Útiles escolares * Ropa * Internet

* Asistencia con servicios públicos * Información de cuidado infantil * Apoyo de empleo * Comida

* Asegúrese de consultar la página de recursos de la comunidad del Distrito Escolar de Vancouver que le proporcionará con recursos actualizados dentro de nuestra comunidad, vaya a

Se adjunta lo siguiente:

* Cuidado de niños en edad escolar durante todo el día para niños de kinder a 12 años

* Cuidado de niños de tiempo completo en la Bahía de Hudson para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares

* Folleto de recursos de Childcare Aware

* Vacunas gratuitas y de bajo costo

* FISH Vancouver Food Pantry

* ¿Qué es el trauma y cómo afecta a nuestros niños? (Clase en línea)

* Información sobre P-EBT: Programa de comidas escolares de emergencia

Enlaces útiles

* Excelente lectura para sus pequeños sobre máscaras:

* Covid-19 Fondo de ayuda para personas indocumentadas: J53717

Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo.

Shanna Baird

Family Community Resource Coordinator

Hazel Dell Elementary


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Dental Clinic

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Covid 19 Children Resources

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Teacher Qualification Notice

Teacher Qualification Notice

In an effort to keep parents informed of the qualifications of teacher, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows parents to inquire at school whether their child(ren)’s teacher(s) have met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject taught. Parents may inquire whether a teacher is under emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and they may request information about undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration. Parents can also ask about paraprofessionals working with your child in reading, writing, and/or mathematics. We can tell you whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional and whether he/she meets state qualifications and/or licensing requirements.

Vancouver Public Schools annually conducts an audit of teacher assignments to assure that no teachers are assigned to areas for which they do not meet Washington State certification and/or endorsement requirements. Only on rare occasion does the District seek a wavier to certification. When this does occur, it is typically for a teacher who is within a few credits of completing the endorsement and is actively working on such completion.


Aviso de Cualificación del Maestro

En un esfuerzo por mantener a los padres de familia informados sobre las cualificaciones del maestro, la ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa (ESSA, por sus siglas en inglés) permite a los padres preguntar en la escuela si los maestros de su hijo han cumplido con los requisitos estatales y requisitos de certificación para el nivel de grado y la asignatura impartida. Los padres pueden preguntar si un maestro se encuentra trabajando con un certificado de emergencia o condicional a través del cual se eliminaron las cualificaciones estatales y pueden solicitar información sobre los títulos de licenciatura o posgrado que el maestro posee, incluidos los certificados de posgrado y títulos adicionales, y la (s) especialidad (es) o área (s) de concentración. Los padres también pueden preguntar sobre los asistentes de maestros que trabajan con su hijo en lectura, escritura y/o matemáticas. Podemos informarle si su hijo recibe ayuda de un asistente de maestro y si cumple con los requisitos estatales y/o los requisitos para obtener la licencia.

El distrito escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” realiza anualmente una auditoría de las asignaciones de maestros para garantizar que no se asignen maestros a áreas para las cuales no cumplen con los requisitos de certificación y/o de aprobación del Estado de Washington. Sólo en raras ocasiones el distrito solicita una autorización para una exención de la certificación. Cuando esto ocurre, por lo general, es para un maestro al que le faltan unos pocos créditos para completar la certificación y está trabajando activamente en dicha finalización.


Уведомление о квалификации учителей

Согласно Законодательному акту «Каждый ученик достигает успеха - Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)» для получения информации о квалификации учителя родители могут запросить школу о том, соответствуют ли требованиям штата квалификация, сертификат учителя(-ей) их ребёнка(детей) для преподавания конкретного учебного предмета на уровне данного класса. Родители могут сделать запрос о том, работает ли учитель с временным или условным сертификатом, т.е. свидетельством о присвоении квалификации и праве на преподавание, при получении которого штат сделал временное исключение в отношении квалификации; родители могут запросить информацию о полученном учителем базовом и полном высшем образовании, т.е. степени бакалавра или магистра, включая удостоверения об окончании магистратуры и дополнительные академические степени, профилирующий(-е) предмет(-ы) или область(-и) специализации. Родители также могут навести справки об ассистентах учителей, которые обучают их ребёнка чтению, письму и/или математике. Мы можем сообщить вам, получает ли ваш ребёнок помощь от ассистента учителя, и соответствует ли он(-а) требованиям штата в отношении квалификации и/или лицензии.

Ванкуверские государственные школы ежегодно проводят проверку нагрузки учителей для того, чтобы удостовериться в том, что ни одному учителю не было поручено вести классы по специальности, в которой он(-а) не соответствует требованиям штата Вашингтон в отношении сертификатов и/или удостоверений на право преподавания предметов в конкретной области знаний. Школьный район обращается за получением разрешения на отступление от требований в отношении сертификатов только в редких случаях. Когда это случается, это в основном касается учителей, которым не хватает всего нескольких кредитов, т.е. зачётных единиц для получения удостоверения на право преподавания предметов в конкретной области знаний, и которые активно работают над завершением этого процесса.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Vancouver School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America, and other designated groups. You may also contact any of the following people by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668-8937, or by calling 360-313-1000: 504 – Steve Vance; Civil Rights and Affirmative Action – Janell Ephraim; ADA and Title IX – Kathy Everidge; Title IX Elementary Schools – Debra Hale; Title IX Secondary Schools – Jim Gray.