Principal's Message

May 25, 2020

Dear Families,

Another school year, not to mention the MOST INTERESTING school year, is coming to an end. They say that the year 2020 is being referred to as "The Great Realization". It's the year where everyone was forced to slow down, and in turn, gain many realizations about life and what matters most. I have learned a multitude of life lessons over the course of these past few months and gained an even stronger appreciation for all of the people that make up the Maple Hill Community. Thank you for your understanding, partnership, and encouragement as we all took our next steps with our Distance Learning Journeys together.

As we close one chapter, I know many of us are thinking of the next. What will this upcoming school year look like? I don't have that answer yet, but the district is working diligently on developing options that align with the health department and governing agencies. Throughout the summer, I will be communicating information with our families, so please be sure to check your emails.

In the meantime, wishing all of our Maple Hill Families a summer that is filled with restoration and rejuvenation! Thank you for helping us make lemonade from these lemons!

Warm regards,

Ms. Morris

Thank You Parent Volunteers

To Our AMAZING Parent Volunteers,

We were not able to shower you with our admiration and appreciation this year during our annual Parent Volunteer Tea, due to the school closure. However, we still wanted you to feel valued. Our parent volunteers allow our teachers to focus their energies on their instruction, they create memories for our students to cherish for a lifetime, and they help our school grow. They make our school "The Greatest Show!" Please enjoy the video that the Maple Hill Team made out of love for our parent volunteers!

Parent Volunteer Appreciation

Honoring 5th Graders

In an effort to ensure that our 5th graders feel special as they promote to 6th grade, we have prepared some sentimental virtual activities for our students to enjoy. The last week of school, the 5th graders will be watching a Maple Hill memory video with their class and a video from their principal where the President Awards will be announced, along with some last words of wisdom for the graduating class. Both of these videos will be made available to parents after the students view them. The 5th grade teachers have also planned several good-bye activities that the students will cherish. We will also have bags full of surprises for each 5th grader when they come for pick-up and drop-off on May 28th.

Report Cards

You will be able to access your child's report card online on May 28th after 3:00 p.m. Our Technology Department will be emailing parents the step-by-step instructions.

Pick Up/Drop Off Of Student Materials

May 26th-28th Pick Up/Drop Off Days

  • Before you arrive:
    • Write your child’s first and last name on a piece of notebook -sized paper and place it on your dashboard (see picture below)
    • Have masks for every passenger in your car.
    • Make sure you know your designated date and time to arrive (see schedule below).

  • When you arrive:
    • Enter the staff lot from the driveway along Maple Hill Road.
    • You will be directed to pull forward and remain in your car at all times.
    • A staff member will read the name that appears on the paper located on your dashboard.
    • You will be directed to open your trunk without exiting your vehicle.
    • A school employee will place your child’s bag inside your trunk and close the trunk.
    • You will pull forward to the top of the driveway.
    • If your child has any textbooks, library books, books borrowed from the teacher, a staff member will hold up a box for the driver of the car to place the books into.
    • You may not exit your car at any time for any part of this process.

  • After you leave:
    • You will exit the lot on Eaglefen Drive.

Questions and Answers:

What if we cannot pick up our child's belongings?

We will store your child's belongings in a safe place and arrange another pick-up date in August.

Will the Lost and Found be available?
We will not have Lost and Found items available. We will hold on to all items over the summer. When it is safe, we will invite parents on campus to retrieve Lost and Found items.

Will yearbooks be passed out?

Yes, if you ordered a yearbook, we will place it in the trunk of your car unless you opted for the free shipping option to your home address.

Will you be returning student medication that was stored in the Nurse's Office?

Yes. Our school nurse, Mrs. Ekowibowo, contacted all parents that this pertains to.

Do we return Chromebooks to Maple Hill?
No, please see the information below about returning Chromebooks.

Do we return musical instruments to Maple Hill?

No. For students who did not turn in their instruments last week at the district office, please follow these directions for returning it:

a. Contact Dr. Resma Byrne (Director of Ed Services) to schedule a future appointment for dropping off any instrument.

b. Dr. Byrne’s contact information:

Can we drop off a gift for a teacher or staff member?

Yes, at the drop-off station, you can hand the gift to a team member and they will make sure it gets to the appropriate person. Please make sure your bag/item is labeled. Thank you!

My 2nd grader paid money to go on a field trip to The Heritage Museum. How will we get our donation returned to us?

We will be returning checks/cash to 2nd grade parents during the pick up/drop off.

On your assigned day and time, write your child's first and last name, along with their teacher's name, on a piece of paper. Place this paper on your car's dashboard for staff to read.

Dates and Times for Pick Up/Drop Off

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Car Route for Pick Up and Drop Off

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Chrome Book Return

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TK-4th graders who borrowed a Chrome Book for Distance Learning, will hold on to their Chrome Books over the summer or until further advised. Many of our TK-4th grade students will need their devices for Summer School.

5th graders will need to return their Chrome Books to the district office.

The district office will scan the Chrome Books and clean them upon return.

5th Grade Parents need to drop off borrowed Chrome Books at the district office starting Tuesday, May 26th through Thursday, June 4th. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

No drop offs on Fridays, since the district is closed.

District Address: 880 S. Lemon Ave, Walnut, 91789

Summer School Opportunity

Walnut Valley Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization approved by the district to provide summer school. This summer school costs $540 and it is open to ALL students entering first through fifth grade. This program will provide small class sizes (15 students per class) taught by a credentialed teacher. Instruction will be June 8th-July 16th Monday -Thursday from 8:30-12:15 and it will be LIVE teaching through online platforms. This program will also provide students with daily small group instruction. The emphasis will be on Reading, Writing and Math.

A Video Message From Our Elementary School Librarians

Walnut Valley Elementary School Librarians - Keep reading and pass it on!