The Dolphin Echo

Families: October 5, 2020

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A Message from Principal Cooper

Dear Dolphin Families,

I hope this newsletter finds your family safe and well. I appreciate and admire your strength amidst such trying times. Someone shared the below video with me and I wanted to pass it on and tell you--you're doing a good job! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance. If you need help getting food, shelter, counseling, or tech support--please reach out to us. We are here for you.

I want to bring attention to our next ELAC meeting on this Thursday, October 8th at 2:30. Here is the ZOOM link:

(Meeting ID: 924 7954 3601 Passcode: 410078)

This meeting is open to all. At it, we will be walking you through how to use the following: Seesaw, Google Classroom, and Raz-Kids. At the end of the meeting, we will be taking suggestions for additional topics you would like us to cover in the coming months.

We also have a literacy event on October 30th--details below.


~Mrs. Cooper

Alicia Keys - Good Job | Cover by One Voice Children's Choir | A Tribute to Covid-19 Heroes

Back to School Night

We had to cancel the event last week but it will be rescheduled. I will send out information regarding it as soon as I have it.

Virtual Fall-Themed Literacy Night: Friday, October 30th

Save the Date: our fall-themed literacy night will be held on Friday, October 30th at 5-6pm. The link will be sent out closer to the date. At this event, we will have a quick instructional time with parents on ways they can help increase their child's literacy development, then we will have breakout rooms for kids to listen to fall-themed book readings. Each child who attends will get to pick out a free book. They can also wear their costumes to the virtual event if they would like.

Book Fair: Oct. 26-Nov. 8


We’re having a Fall Book Fair! And it will be all online.

Dear families,

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from Monday, October 26th through Sunday, November 8th! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more!

Enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs

  • All orders ship direct to home

  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

Watch for more information coming home soon, including links to the online fair.

Happy reading!

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Check-in before entering campus

We ask that any and all visitors to please refer to the desk outside of the office before heading to your campus destination. Here you will find a sign-in sheet and instructions regarding your visit. Depending on the length of your stay and your foreseen interaction with others, you may be instructed to take your temperature at the office window with a touch-free thermometer. Please remember that masks are required while on campus and please try to refrain from bringing the children on campus unless previously instructed by their teacher. Thank you for all of your patience and cooperation!

At this table, there is the following:

  • Extra masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clean/dirty pen bin
  • Instructions regarding their visit
  • A sign-in sheet for visitors and staff staying more than ten minutes
  • A staff with children sign-in sheet

Thank you for your cooperation as we try to keep each other as safe as possible.

Wednesday Attendance

Wednesdays we are seeing a significant drop in attendance. Please remember that these are still school days and students need to be attending their LIVE PE and music classes, meetings with teachers, and completing asynchronous and unplugged work. If you need the links to any of your class zooms, please contact the teacher or the office and we would be happy to share them with you.
Need more tech support?

Password Hotline: 707-890-3777 If a District Chromebook is not working submit a help ticket through this link or call 707-890-3848

Helpful Links and Videos

Videos to Help with Distance Learning

Resources for Families

Parent Square

Parent Square is how Santa Rosa City Schools will be communicating with you. We understand that making a change is difficult. We appreciate all of your efforts getting connected via Parent Square. Did you know that you can get the app on your phone as well?

Click here if you have an Apple Phone.

Click here if you have an Android Phone.


Grab-and-Go Meal Bags are distributed from 11:00am - 1:00pm

  • 5 breakfasts/5 lunches

  • For enrolled students

  • Pickup once a week

  • Pick up meals at any location


Elsie Allen High (599 Bellevue Ave)

Piner High (1700 Fulton Rd)


Monroe Elementary (2567 Marlow Rd)


Lincoln Elementary (850 W 9th St)

Lewis Ed Center (2230 Lomitas Ave)


Brook Hill Elementary (1850 Vallejo St)

Cook Middle (2480 Sebastopol Rd)

Barcodes speed up meal service like a library card!

Letters and emails with a unique barcode will be sent out for each enrolled student.

  • Bring your barcode letter or email for each enrolled student

  • Scan each barcode

  • Take your meals home!

If a student does not have a barcode, CNS staff will work with the household at the meal distribution site to serve the enrolled students.

***Additional Information on Redwood Empire Food Bank Groceries***

Get the latest updates about where to get food from Redwood Empire Food Bank at

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications - REMINDER!

We need our families to fill out the online free/reduced meal application.

Use this link to fill out the application online:

Click here for a video in English for help on how to fill it out with Spanish subtitles.