The Dolphin Echo

Families: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dolphin Families,

I hope you enjoyed the 3 day weekend as we celebrated the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a very brave man and an important person in our history.

I hope all of you have been receiving the weekly updates from our school district, Santa Rosa City Schools, and our Superintendent, Dr. Diann Kitamura. These come out on Parent Square. Please sign up for this communication platform if you haven't already.

Please see the information below about the Youth Truth Survey that SRCS is conducting. The survey takes about 10-15 min. This information is used when thinking about what successes and improvements can be made here at Helen Lehman and SRCS. Our voices are important and this is one way to share them.

Kinder registration information is below. Please encourage those you know who have an incoming Kindergartner to register as soon as possible. Registration is open; see below for more information.

Lastly, This is a reminder that although teachers are continuing to learn themselves during Professional Development offered on Wednesdays, this is still a school day for your students. There are PE and Music classes as well as work completion from their classroom teachers. Please support your students to continue to be the student who attends their daily Zooms, completes their assignments, participates during live instruction, and shows up at their PE and music classes.

Thank you ahead of time for reading all parts of this newsletter. As always, it is full of important information, updates, links, and much more. Please continue to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or need support. We are here for you!


Mrs. Cooper

4-day week

Please check in with your child's teacher for their schedule this week. There WILL BE music and PE on Wednesday of this week (1/20).

January is kindness month

Please encourage your child to participate.

Kindness Padlet:

(Password: kindness)

Kindness Collage: Students will submit drawings/messages via Seesaw and we will make a collage/compilation and send out to other SRCS Schools

Happy Heart Activity: cut out a heart, decorate as desired, and stick in your window to spread kindness through the neighborhood. Students can send pics of them in Seesaw
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We want to hear from our families and students!

In Santa Rosa City Schools we value your input, feedback, opinion, and love hearing your comments. Last year we participated in the Youth Truth Survey and we will participate again this year. Youth Truth is a national nonprofit that harnesses student and stakeholder (that's you!) perceptions. This helps educators (that's us!) accelerate improvements at Helen Lehman but also in Santa Rosa City Schools.

I am requesting your participation in the Youth Truth Survey for Families. Click here to access the survey: After clicking on the link, you can choose your home language at the top. Please make sure you choose Helen Lehman Elementary School and use the "next" button at the bottom. You also will need to submit your answers when you are done. This survey does not ask for your name.

Please take the survey before it closes at midnight on 1/29/2021.

· The survey needs to be completed in one sitting.

· We ask that one member of each household fill out the survey.

· If you have more than one child who attends the same school, you may respond to the survey multiple times - one time per child.

Thank you in advance for taking this survey!

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Attention Future KA & K Dolphins!

We are officially registering future Dolphin Students for both KA and K. If you have a child who is 4 turning 5, or a child who is already 5, or a child who will be 5 by August 2021 - then please give us a call!

We have 2 different programs, and your child may fit into the criteria for one of them!

We also love it when our Dolphin Families tell their friends, neighbors, and family about Helen Lehman. We have a special group of students, staff, and teachers. We would love to see all of your children on our campus one day!

Give us a call with any and all questions related to KA and K! (707) 890-3935.

Free Family Fun Series of Virtual Performances

The Luther Burbank Center is offering a Family Fun Series of Virtual Performances, Beginning with Pete The Cat on Saturday, January 23rd.


Pick up to 5 shows, all for FREE!

While we are pleased to offer this show free of charge for you, the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts continues to depend on the generosity of our community to provide programs like these during this unique time. When registering for the performance, you’ll be given an opportunity to make a donation. If so inclined and are in a position to help, we would be most grateful for your support. Enjoy!

Are you traveling during school?

We have noticed many of our families traveling out of the area during Distance Learning. Remember, we are in session! Please give us a call if you are planning for your student to be absent for their zoom classes due to vacation, visiting family, or any other reason. We want to be sure you can participate in learning while you're away.

Attendance Raffles!

  1. All students who attend school on Wednesday will automatically be put into a school raffle. Winners at each grade level will be announced on Fridays and students can come to pick out a toy of their choosing.
  2. All students with perfect attendance for a month will be put in a BIG raffle. A winner will be chosen to come to get a bigger prize. For January, the family who wins will receive a prize as well as a deluxe art set for the kiddo. We will continue to do a big monthly prize each month going forward!

Update on School Distributions of Materials

Due to COVID numbers being so high, we need to further limit the traffic on site. Starting in January, we will e doing distributions only twice a week. Please see the schedule below.
  • Tuesdays, 8am-4pm, KA-3rd grades
  • Thursdays, 8am-4pm, 4th-6th grades

When you are on campus

As we welcome families/students to campus for our various material distribution, we'd like to remind you of a few health and safety protocols.

1. Please stay home if you or your student:

  • exhibit COVID-19 symptoms (i.e. fever of 100.4°F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, etc.)
  • tested positive for COVID-19, and are within the 10-day isolation period
  • have had close contact (longer than 15 minutes) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • live or cohabitate with a person who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19
  • traveled outside of the state (specifically to high-risk areas) within the past 14 days

2. While on campus, please respect social distancing of 6 feet and wear a mask at all times. We recommend sanitizing your hands prior to and after the event.


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

Mental Health Crisis Resources for SRCS Families

This link will take you to a flyer with numbers for crisis support, local mental health services, and other holtlines.

Click here to learn more about free meals

This link will provide you with the locations and times of all meal distributions.