Breeze Hill Weekly Update

May 6, 2022

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THANK YOU BREEZE HILL FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY!!

Mrs. Cimino, myself, and the PTA would like to thank you all for all the wonderful items that were given to our staff to show your appreciation. It was very heart-warming to see and experience. We are so thankful to have such wonderful parents and community that support our site and staff. It has been a difficult year, but your support and appreciation helped us all get through it. Thank you again!!
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State Testing is Here for Grades 3-5!!

Every year, California students take several statewide tests. When combined with other measures such as grades, class work, and teacher observations, these tests give families and teachers a more complete picture of their child’s learning. You can use the results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support.

Your child may be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Breeze Hill will be starting the test on May 9th and going until May 27th. Below you will find some popular questions and answers related to this State Assessment. Please take time to read through it. Also, start discussing with your student about going to bed early, eating a good breakfast, and getting to school early or on-time. These will be critical in ensuring your child's success during the assessment.



Who takes these tests? Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11.

What is the test format? The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards.



CAASPP: California Science Test (CAST)


Who takes the test? Students take the CAST in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.

What is the test format? The CAST is computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).

Dads/Parents Needed

We are excited for our 6 new folding benches that were purchased this year for our students to enjoy more outside seating or outside learning experiences. We are in need of some parents to volunteer some time, and tools, to put the benches together. Please come to the office and volunteer. Thank you so much!
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School Site Council Member Needed for the 2022-2023 School Year

Parents and/or Guardians of Breeze Hill Students,

We are still looking for people to serve on our School Site Council for the upcoming school year. The term is either a one-year or two-year term. The task of the Council is to develop, monitor, and evaluate the school's Safety Plan, budget of Federal and State funds, and the Single Plan for Student Achievement. The meetings are held once a month for an hour.

If you are interested in nominating yourself, please email me your name and a 2 or 3 sentence writeup about who you are and why you would like to serve on the School Site Council. We will be taking nominations for the next few weeks. Thank you for participating.

mailto:gregorygiroux@vistausd.org

Coping Strategy of the Week - Things to Do When You're Angry

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Health and Safety Update

In order to keep our families informed on COVID-19 cases in our school, we will be utilizing the following procedures:

  • All families will be notified weekly of our COVID-19 cases in this section of the Breeze Hill News. Our newsletter usually goes out every Friday at 5:00 PM.
  • If your student is identified as a "close contact" of a COVID-19 positive person on campus, you will be notified immediately by email, text, and phone, and will be provided directions for quarantine.
  • To view COVID-19 cases for the entire district, visit the District COVID Dashboard.
  • Talk with your child(ren) about the proper use of wearing a mask. The mask, when indoors, needs to cover the nose and go below the chin. Masks are not to worn below the nose when indoors.
  • Students who are not able to abide by the proper wearing of the mask will have to speak to Administration.


COVID-19 Case Count as of the Week of May 2nd - May 6th -
This week, there were 4 individual COVID positive case at Breeze Hill resulting in student/adult quarantines. A reminder for parents, please do not send your children to school while waiting for the results of a COVID test. If you would like to see the cases district-wide, please visit the District COVID Dashboard.