Circle Oil Hill Elementary

Creating A Leader In Every Student

Principal's Message

Welcome back to another school year! We are so excited to see our returning students as well as all of the new faces that are joining our Circle Oil Hill Family. You will see a new face in the office this year. Dee Young, who has been one of our teachers, is taking over Jennifer's position. As she is learning faces and names she may be asking for more information before you can enter the building. Safety is always first and we know you will be understanding of a few added measures for a while.

Speaking of Safety, all schools in the Circle School District will conduct monthly drills, such as fire and tornado. In addition, the State has increased the number of intruder crisis drills from 2 to 9 drills a year. There may be times when you are coming to the school and we could be practicing a drill. During a LockDown drill, no one will be allowed in or out of the building to ensure we are consistent with district protocol. The month of August we will run through all of the drills for our students and our staff can explain what is expected during each drill. Staff will speak in developmentally appropriate terms so their class understands but is not alarmed.

We are trying this format for our newsletters this year. You should be able to find additional information with each picture. Please feel free to send this to grandparents or other family members to keep them in the loop as well.

Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Dismissal

We are starting to see a problem during student drop off or pick up at the end of the day, that we thought we should address. The lane that is closest to the building is only a quick drop off, as soon as your child is out of your car and safely on the sidewalk, please pull forward and merge into the drive-thru lane. The "drive-thru" lane is the second lane that is available for parents to head out of the parking lot. Please do not stop in the drive-thru lane and let your child(ren) out of your car. If you need to come into the building with your child, park in the stalls in the parking lot and use the crosswalk.

Quick Clarification:

  • Stop in the lane closest to the building, and let your child out. DO NOT get out and walk them to the doors or classroom.
  • As soon as your child is safely on the sidewalk, carefully merge into the drive-thru lane
  • Cars do not stop in the drive-thru lane.
  • The drop off line should be constantly moving forward.

Mr. Jackson is going to try and be available for a while to try and help ensure everyone is following our procedures. Our top priority is to ensure our children are safe. We can ensure this if we are all following the same guidelines.

Thank You

Mr. Jackson COE Counselor

I recently read an article about pedestrian safety, and thought it might be good to share it at the beginning of the school year. It was titled: Student Safety is Priority One!

Unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19. Teenagers are now at greatest risk due to the distraction of cell phones, headphones and other electronic devices.

Here are some top tips to make sure your kids get to and from school safely.

  1. Teach kids at an early age to look left, right and left again before crossing the street. Then remind them to continue looking until safely across.

  2. Teach kids to put phones, headphones and devices down when crossing the street. It is particularly important to reinforce this message with teenagers.

  3. It’s always best to walk on sidewalks or paths and cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

  4. Children under 10 need to cross the street with an adult. Every child is different, but developmentally, most kids are unable to judge the speed and distance of oncoming cars until age 10.

  5. Be a good role model. Set a good example by following the same rules you teach your kids.

  6. Wear lightly colored or reflective clothing at night and brightly colored clothing during the day.

  7. Walk in well-lit areas, especially when crossing the street.

  8. If possible, make eye contact with drivers in stopped vehicles to ensure they see you before you cross in front of them.

From Christan Rose: School Nurse

As many of you know, Nurse Eddie has retired and has handed off the torch to me. My name is Christan Rose and I will be the new nurse this year. I know some of you, and some of you I have yet to meet, so I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself. I have been a nurse for 8 years and most of my career has been spent in medical/surgical oncology and regulatory investigative nursing as a State surveyor. My husband Michael and I just celebrated 15 years of marriage. He is a firefighter for the City of El Dorado and was recently promoted to Captain. We have 3 wonderful boys, Rylan, a freshman, Westin, a sixth grader, and Jensen, a first grader. When the oldest two were little, I stayed home and provided home daycare. I've always loved kids and I am so excited to get to combine my love of nursing with my love for children. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family fishing and boating. During the school year, I also love watching all the various activities my kids participate in (football, wrestling, basketball, etc.) with football season being my absolute favorite! I'm that really loud embarrassing Mom screaming in the stands! Anyway, enough about me... Please reach out with any questions, or even just to say, "hi". I love to chat.
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Thursday, Sep. 6th, 8:30am

2700 West 6th Avenue

El Dorado, KS

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