Roadrunner Updates 🎉

January 2022

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Principal's Message

Dear Larsen Families,


Happy New Year! I hope you and your families had a restful Holiday season and have entered 2022 with focus, renewed energy, and an ongoing commitment to our Roadrunner’s success. We can’t wait to spend 2022 with you and our kiddos and to fill the new year with new and fun learning experiences.


I would like to express my profound gratitude to all of you for the warm thoughts and gestures, kind words, loving cards, and thoughtful gifts that our school staff received during this holiday season. You and your families have made this holiday season so special. We are all so grateful to have each and every one of you be part of our school. Your kindness and gratitude remind us of our initial purpose in being early childhood educators. Your constant support and appreciation make us feel like we are succeeding in making a difference in our children’s lives. We are deeply grateful for all you’ve done for the staff at Larsen.


Cheers to the New Year Roadrunners! May it be a memorable one for you and your family!


Warm Regards,

Marisol Guillen

We are back to our normal Bell Schedule📌

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Important Dates!

January 3– School Resumes

January 12– PTA Meeting 2:30-3:30 in the library

January 13– ELAC Meeting 6-7 PM (call the school for link)

January 13– SSC Meeting 7-8 PM (call the school for link)

January 17– School Closed for Martin Luther King Day Holiday

January 19– Interface Parent Presentation, 6-7 PM

January 21– Mid Trimester Progress Report Notices

February 18– School Closed for Lincoln's Birthday Holiday

February 21– School Closed for Washington's Birthday Holiday

March 11– End of 2nd Trimester

April 4 -15– School Closed for Spring Break

May 6– Mid Trimester Progress report Notices

May 9 -13– Spring Parent Conferences

May 30– School Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

June 17– Last Day of School (Minimum Day)

Not Feeling well? Stay home.

HELP US STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.


Observe your child for symptoms of illness before sending them to school. If your child says they do not feel well, please consider keeping them home to feel better. Also, if you do send them to school and they still do not feel well, please anticipate a call from the school nurse or health technician and plan to pick up your child at school.

Keep children at home who do not appear to be well, especially those with sore throat, cough, and runny nose. The presence of any rash excludes a child from school until a physician diagnosis is obtained.

A fever is defined by an oral temperature that is 100.4 F or higher. Any student with fever is excluded from school until 24 hours after a normal oral temperature of 98.6 is reached. In the case of a student absence, send a note explaining the absence. An absence of 5 days requires a doctor's note upon return to school.

A student who becomes ill at school is sent to the health office. If it becomes necessary to send your child home because of illness, you will be notified and requested to pick up your student. Please keep your emergency numbers current. Reminder: A Photo ID is required to sign out a student.

Continue wearing a mask. Safety First!

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Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Families, we kindly ask that you only walk up or pick up your student on the school roundabout. Please DO NOT use the staff parking lot. We do not want any students walking through this busy parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation with this; safety is always our first priority.

Responsible Use of Social Media

Since the opening of the school year, schools throughout the nation have experienced a variety of issues related to social media. While social media does have positive aspects such as connecting with family and friends and establishing virtual community networks, there are also other uses of social media that are not as productive. For example, there are monthly Tik Tok (a social media platform) school-related challenges that so far have included vandalizing school bathrooms, slapping teachers, and threatening violence towards schools. While some may consider these types of postings funny or witty, others do not. Being a citizen in the digital age comes with privileges as well as certain responsibilities that require the appropriate use of technology. The various Tik Tok challenges and Instagram pages are examples of the misuse of social media. Unfortunately, when social media is misused and a connection to the school is established, there are consequences. Some of these consequences may be considered harassing and menacing and could result in school consequences ranging anywhere from detention to suspension.


Let’s work together to ensure that our students are in a safe and secure learning environment. Here are a few tips for students and parents to keep in mind as they spend time online.


Students

  • Don’t make irresponsible, frightening, or threatening posts on your online accounts as they will likely result in serious legal and school disciplinary action.
  • NEVER forward or re-post an inappropriate or threatening post or message that you see or receive online.
  • Instead, report that post and/or message to an adult and/or school staff member immediately.
  • Encourage your friends to be responsible internet and social media users.


Parents

  • Be familiar with your child’s online activity, including all social media accounts.
  • Don’t be afraid to “follow” or “friend” your kids on their personal social media channels.
  • Talk to your kids regularly about their use of the internet and social media and create a safe environment for your children to report internet activity or online posts/messages that make them uncomfortable.
  • Be aware of the consequences (legal and school-based) of inappropriate use of the internet, including forwarding or re-posting of inappropriate or threatening content, to your child and your family.
  • Report inappropriate or threatening online content immediately to law enforcement or school staff.
  • Below are some helpful websites that contain information about responsible use of social media:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/social-media

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/social-media-advice-hub/ https://online.maryville.edu/blog/social-media-safety-guide-parents/

https://caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/behavior-and-development/social_media

🥰Positive Roadrunner Affirmations💛

We can't wait to see you again!😍

Free Digital Library 📚Available for All Students!

CHECK IT OUT!


All K-12 students in California now have free access to a huge library of digital books to help improve literacy and build a love for reading.


The California Department of Education has partnered with Renaissance Learning to make their myON digital library free for the months of December and January. The myON library has thousands of books for all grade levels in English and Spanish that can be read on computers, tablets and phones.


To sign up, visit www.myon.com. For the school name, enter Gift of Literacy and use myon for the username and read for the password.

Questions? Contact Us!

SCHOOL PHONE

(805)986-8740


OFFICE HOURS

7:45 AM - 4:00 PM


Ms. Guillen

Principal

mguillen@hueneme.org


Ms. Gomez-Perez

Interim Assistant Principal

rgranado@hueneme.org


Ms. Rodriguez

School Counselor

crodriguez@hueneme.org


Ms. Rios

School Counselor

vrios@hueneme.org


Contacting your student's teacher

  • Email
  • Contact your teacher via GoTo Connect
  • Contact your teacher after school
  • Dial (805)986-8740 and ask to be transferred (before or after school)
  • Message them using seesaw or Google Classroom