Sunday, January 3, 2021
Mrs. Hladun's Tidings
We have about 20 students joining us for on campus learning starting on Tuesday - please be patient if there is a bit more congestion that usual before/after school for a few days.
If your child is ill or has been exposed to COVID over the holiday break, please keep him/her home on Tuesday. Please also fill out this 'intake form.' This information will help us be planful as we look to reopen school on Tuesday. Once you complete it, someone from the district office will be in touch with you within a day or so to check in and establish next steps.
Make Up Picture Day - Th., 1/7
interCONNECT Learners: If your child is participating in interCONNECT and missed our first picture day, we'll be taking make up photos on Th., 1/7 from 12:30-2pm. Although you can come at any time, we invite you to come based on your last name so we can minimize congestion and support social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask (although students will remove it for their photo!).
- 12:30-1 pm: last names beginning with A-F
- 1-1:30 pm: last names beginning with G-M
- 1:30-2 pm: last names beginning with N-Z
Ordering Photos: if you would like to purchase pictures (original or retakes), you'll do so directly through Bill Smith Photography by visiting https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000799101 OR http://www.campuscolorstudios.com/
- Select Order School Pictures
- Select Lincoln Crossing Fall 2020-2021
- Select your package
Questions about ordering photos? Call (916)749-1026 and select Option 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about when to arrive or where to go? Call our office (we'll be open from 7:30-4 beginning on Tuesday, 1/5) at 916 434 5292.
School Safety Plan
At our PTC meeting on Thursday, 1/28 at 5:30 pm (online - link TBA), we will be reviewing the safety plan and formally approving it. Please join us, as your input regarding our safety priorities is valuable!
2nd Grade Families - GATE Testing
CURRENT TK FAMILIES and FAMILIES WITH AN INCOMING K STUDENT:
On Monday, January 11th (in English)/Thursday, January 14th (in Spanish), the district is hosting an online info night about TK and K. From 5:30-6:00, the focus will be on TK, and from 6:15-7, the focus will be on Kinder registration and the Bilingual Kinder program at COES. If you are interested in attending the information meeting, you are encouraged to RSVP here so that you don't miss any details and you get the link for the meeting once it's published. To RSVP, visit this link!
A reminder that online registration opens on Mon., January 25, 2021 and all registration materials must be received by Fri., February 19th, 2021 at 4 pm to your home school office.
Contact us with any questions, or visit the WPUSD website/registration page here!
Feel free to share this info with any friends, neighbors or relatives who have students who are TK or K aged, or who have older children looking to enroll in WPUSD schools!
FAQ RE. TK and K:
Is my child eligible for TK or K? Our Transitional Kindergarten program is for children who turn 5 between 9/2/21-1/31/22. Kinder is for children who turn 5 on/before 9/1/21. These are pretty hard rules, but if you have questions, contact Scott Pickett at the District Office (916 645 6350) or Jen Hladun at LCES (916 434 5292).
What are the times for TK? I anticipate our Transitional Kindergarten program (your child must turn 5 between 9/2/21-1/31/22) will be a half day program, but I do not yet know if we will offer AM, PM or both. Those decisions are made later in the spring and are driven by enrollment in our program.
What are the times for K? If your child is Kindergarten age (your child must turn 5 on/before 9/1/21 to qualify) we are excited to offer an extended day program beginning in the Fall 2021. School will run from approximately 8:15am-1:40pm; students will eat lunch on campus.
I am hearing about a bilingual education program???? Our district also offers an amazing Bilingual Immersion Program for Kindergartners. This program is housed at Creekside Oaks Elementary School. Placement in this program will be based on a lottery, and you can elect to participate in the lottery when you complete your enrollment materials.
How can I learn more about TK and K? The district is hosting a virtual information meeting on January 11th (in English)/January 14th (in Spanish). Info about our TK program will be shared at 5:30 pm, info about the Kinder and Bilingual program will be shared at 6:15 pm. Consider joining the conversation so that you are well informed and prepared for the registration process - RSVP for the info meeting here! The link for the Facebook Live event is here.
CURRENT GR. K-5 LCES FAMILIES:
If your child is currently in grades K-5, his/her registration for the 2021-22 school year will automatically be processed.
- Students in grades K-4 will be enrolled in a class at their home school for next year. This is Lincoln Crossing for most of our families. You do NOT need to do anything at this time.
- Students in grades K-4 who are at LCES on an inter- or intra-district transfer WILL need to fill out a form if you chose to stay at Lincoln Crossing. The form is online and is available on Tuesday, 1/5 here.
- Students in grade 5 will automatically be enrolled at Twelve Bridges Middle School (which is our community’s Middle School per the boundaries). You do NOT need to do anything at this time.
Students going to TBMS next year will have the opportunity to learn more about what to expect later this spring. I do not have the details about that yet, but as soon as we have more information, we will pass it along to you!
Details on Registration Timelines
This info is directly from Mr. Leaman's email on 12/31:
January 5, 2021 – Intradistrict Transfers (on-line) accepted
January 11, 2021-TK/K & Bilingual Immersion Virtual Parent Information Meetings(English)
·5:30-6:00 – TK
·6:15-7:00 - K & Bilingual Immersion
January 14, 2021 -TK/K & Bilingual Immersion Virtual Parent Information Meetings (Spanish)
·5:30-6:00 – TK
·6:15-7:00 - K & Bilingual Immersion
January 25, 2021 - at 8:00am - Online Registration goes live & Parents can start turning in complete registration packets to their home school office.
February 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm –Deadline to submit Intradistrict Transfer Form(on-line)
February 21, 2021 - at 4:00 pm- All complete registration packets must be turned into the home school office (for TBHS please turn in to LHS office)
February 24th -Lottery for Bilingual Immersion Program
February 25th through March 5th-Parent notification/confirmation of Bilingual Immersion placement
Early March - Notification to TK students of their assigned class (AM or PM) and school
If you are looking for ways to relax before school, during a break, or after school, check out our virtual calming corner and other mindfulness resources plus helpful tips for parents to support their child's anxiety - click here!
You can check out all of our Colt Neighborhood videos on You Tube here.
Non-School Days & District Calendar Links
NON-SCHOOL DAYS or SPECIAL DAYS
- Mon., 12/21-Mon., 1/4: Winter Break / no school
- Mon., 1/18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / no school
- Fri., 2/12-Mon., 2/15: Mini February Break / no school
- Fri., 3/26: Public Safety (PS) Day*
- Mon., 3/29-Fri., 4/2: Spring Break / no school
- Mon., 4/5: Public Safety (PS) Day*
- Mon., 5/31: Memorial Day / no school
- Fri., 6/11: Last Day of School
*Fri., 3/26 and Mon., 4/5 are Public Safety (PS) Days - PS days are non student and non teacher work days unless they are needed as make-up days for prior Public Safety closures (smoke, power outages, etc...)
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