The Dolphin Echo

Families: September 18, 2020

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A Message from Principal Cooper

Dear Dolphin Families,

I can't believe that we are entering week 5 of Distance Learning. We have all learned so much in 4 short weeks. This is a challenging time for all of us, but I am so proud of the dedication, teamwork, and perseverance that you are all showing. Keep up the great work!

Our Main Office is working so hard daily to ensure that you all get the support you need. Please continue to reach out to us if you need help!

I love hearing from our amazing teachers as they describe the fun that they are leading in their online class sessions. Our teachers are working so hard! Thank you for making sure your student is present for these important moments of learning.

We will get through this together, I promise!

~Mrs. Cooper

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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.

HLES Parent Survey

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),
If you have not completed it already, please fill out the Helen Lehman Parent Survey by clicking on this link:
We want to know how our Helen Lehman family is doing so that we can best support you and the students. If you have any questions about the survey, please call the office at 707-890-3935 and we will direct you to our Family Engagement Facilitator, Daniela Razo.
Thank you!

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.

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

ELAC is a parent group that helps make decisions on the programs and services for English Language Learners.

Our first meeting is September 24th at 2:30 pm via Zoom. If you are interested in coming to this drop-in meeting, please email me at or call the office at 707-890-3935. Please join us. At this meeting, we will elect our president, vice president, secretary, and DELAC representative. I will send out the link to the Zoom via ParentSquare the week of the meeting--all are welcome.

Back to School Night

We will our Annual Back to School Night event on Thursday, October 1st at 6PM. The event will be hosted online through Zoom. It will be live in webinar format meaning that your camera will not be visible but the entire school community will be able to join.
When we have the Zoom Meeting information we will be sending it out, but for now, please just mark October 1st at 6PM on your calendar.
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.