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Week of December 7th

Weekly LifeSkill: Leadership

Upcoming Events

December 7th

Zoom Chat with Principal Emily @ 8:30 a.m.

Click here to join!

Random Act of Kindness Day! Have your child perform a random act of kindness at some point during the day! Our staff will be participating in this as well!

December 9th

2:30 School Site Council Meeting (click here for agenda)

National Christmas Card Day! Have your child make or bring in a Christmas card for their teacher!

December 10th

Plaid Day! Wear plaid with your coziest leggings or jeans!

December 11th

4:00 CUSD School Board Meeting

Holiday Apparel Day! Show your holiday spirit!

December 21-January 1st

Winter Break

Weekly Announcement Video

December 7, 2020

Message from Principal Emily

Dear Hooker Oak Families

I would like to personally thank all of you for supporting Chico Unified School District and Hooker Oak School these past months. Your feedback, sharing ideas, and advocating for your children has helped us do better in these difficult times. As we are currently planning for school when we return from Winter Break we are working on resolving two issues. First, we have increasing numbers of students re-enroll for in-person instruction. Second, we are planning to no longer offer a “Third Option” for student attendance. The “Third Option” had students watching a class session via Zoom while the teacher was teaching a group of students in person. We received significant feedback that this option was not providing a quality learning experience for students. At Hooker Oak, we had 4 classrooms offering a "Third Option."

As some of the re-enrolled students and “Third Option” students are transitioned back to in-person or Zoom exclusive learning classes, it may necessitate some class changes. We are doing everything possible to minimize any impact to as many families as possible. If there is any impact to your child, you can expect to receive a phone call from Principal Emily. We apologize for any frustrations caused.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

~Principal Emily

Zoom Chats with Principal Emily

I am excited to begin offering informal Zoom Chat Sessions every Monday from 8:30 to-9:30 a.m. I know that there are a lot of changes and uncertainties happening and I want to create an opportunity for families to hop on and ask questions, share concerns, or just chat!

You are welcome to join me anytime during the one hour block. I will begin holding these Zoom Chats on Monday, November 30th and will continue them as long as they are being utilized.

Here is the link:


Meeting ID: 830 5072 9458

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Hooker Oak Staff Spotlight

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Sherrie Frazier, TK Parent Aide & Yard Duty

I am a 48-year-old mother of 2. I had my boys when I was 36 and have dedicated my entire being to raising them to be the best humans they can be. Before the boys, I worked in customer service until I was 28 and decided to take child development where I found my love for children.
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CUSD Re-Opening Plan

Link to CUSD website: http://www.chicousd.org/

Reopening Plan: The reopening plan and the COVID-19 Resource Page contain safety protocols, cleaning protocols, and protocols should a COVID-19 case be suspected on campus.

Family Resource Links

Additional Resource Links

Video Resource Links

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.

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

PBIS Expectations for Distance Learning

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