McManus Messenger

November 15th, 2019

Important Dates

November 20th - Thanksgiving Feast

November 21st- Code Yellow Drill

November 22nd - Minimum Day 11:25 a.m. dismissal

November 25th-29th - Thanksgiving Break, No School

Thanksgiving Feast Wednesday, Nov 20th

Please join us for the McManus Turkey Feast! The whole family is invited to come enjoy lunch with your student. Lunch is served by grade level as follows:

TK/1st - 11:10-11:55

K - 11:25 - 12:10

2nd/3rd - 11:50-12:35

4th/5th - 12:10-12:55

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Kindergarten and TK Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2020/21 school year is here!

To enter Kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020. To enter Transitional Kindergarten, a child must turn five between September 2, 2020 and December 2, 2020.

How it Works

Parents should register their children at the school serving their residence area (proof of residence is required). Parents are strongly encouraged to register on the designated dates because priority will be assigned based on the date of registration. The time of day that registration occurs will not constitute a priority.

View the 2020-21 Registration Flyer. CLICK HERE

Please note that Form 10 School of Choice applications are available December 2, 2019 and are due by January 23, 2020 for first priority placement opportunities. You must still register at your resident school prior to submitting a Form 10.

The Kindergarten teachers of Chico Unified School District would like to welcome you and your child to school. We hope your child is looking forward to the first school experience with a feeling of delight and anticipation. Read our tips for success in Kindergarten.

More on Kindergarten and TK Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on the following dates at the locations indicated below. To enter Kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020. To enter Transitional Kindergarten, a child must turn five between September 2, 2020 and December 2, 2020. Parents should register their children at the school serving their residence area. Proof of residence is required. An online school locator program is available at http://www.chicousd.org/Schools/School-Locator/index.html. Parents can input their address and find out their resident school.Parents are strongly encouraged to register on the designated dates. Priority will be assigned based on the date of registration. The time of day that registration occurs will not constitute a priority. All children will be enrolled, but some may have to attend a school other than the one serving their residence area.The following are required to register a child: (1) proof of date of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or other legal proof), (2) two forms verifying proof of residency, and (3) written immunization record from a physician, nurse, or health department. Children must be immunized for MMR - measles, mumps and rubella (German measles), polio, DTaP - diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B, and Varicella (chicken pox) prior to school entry. State law requires students beginning Kindergarten have all required immunizations. Students missing immunizations will not be able to start school until we received these records. For information regarding the Hands-on Thematic Learning Community program, contact Hooker Oak School, 891-3119; for information regarding the Academics Plus program, contact Sierra View School, 891-3117; for information regarding the STEM Program, contact Parkview School at 891-3114; and for information regarding the Two-Way Immersion Program, contact Rosedale School, 891-3104. Applications for these alternative programs, as well as Form 10 School of Choice applications, will be available at the time of registration.

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Saturday School

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We have a great opportunity to offer you.

If your child has missed one or more days of school this year, we have designed a fantastic program where your child can make up a day of absence on Saturday, December 7th, 2019.

This is a win-win situation for you and for the school district. If your child attends the full four-hour program, one absence day will be eliminated from their attendance record (which may qualify some students for our Perfect Attendance drawing at the end of the year). Also, our school will be able to recoup ADA money for their attendance.

This special day program will be structured with enrichment and recreational activities as well as providing and environment to catch up on school work. The program will begin here at John McManus Elementary School promptly at 8:00 a.m. and run until 12:00 p.m. Breakfast will be provided. All students must be signed in by an adult. Please walk your student to the cafeteria and make sure they are checked in properly in order for them to receive credit for attending.

Please choose the appropriate options below, and submit to the school before Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.

Sincerely,


Chris Weaver
Principal, John McManus Elementary School

Attendance Policy

All school age children between the ages of 6 and 18 years not exempted are required by law to attend school each day during the school year except for the following reasons:
  • illness
  • quarantine (under the direction of the county health officer)
  • medical, dental, optometrical or chiropractic services (we ask that you schedule medical, dental, optometrical or chiropractic services after school or on non-school days whenever possible to limit your child's absences from school)
  • funeral services of a member of the immediate family
  • jury duty
  • appearance in court
  • observance obligations of a student's religion
  • attendance at religious retreats (not to exceed four hours per semester)
  • exclusion from school for health and safety reasons
  • employment conferences
  • or some other reason approved by the school principal

The only exception is when the educational needs are met through a legally acceptable alternative program. Vacations should be scheduled during non-school days.

A student absent from school for one of the above acceptable reasons shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence and shall be given full credit.

A parent/guardian is obligated by law to compel the student to attend school. A parent/guardian who fails to meet this obligation may be guilty of an infraction and subject to prosecution.

See Board Policy 5113, Absences and Excuses.
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