Hearst Weekly Update
August 20, 2017
Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year
On behalf of the staff of Hearst Elementary School, welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We've been hard at work over the summer getting ready for a fantastic school year and
if you'd like to see some of the fun we've had this week, check out #Hearstselfiechallenge on Twitter and our staff introduction videos on Flipgrid (https://flipgrid.com/7a73f9). We look forward to seeing our K-5 families tomorrow and our PK families on August 24 or 25!
Hearst Elementary School Staff 2017-2018
First Day Logistics
Dismissal is at 3:15pm every day. Students who stay for any after school programming will be transitioned to the gym, where they will be met by after school personnel. Students who get picked up at 3:15 will wait for pick up with their teachers on the front plaza if the weather is nice or on the first floor of the building if the weather is inclement.
*Please note: if you are bringing your child to the playground prior to 8:30am, it is your responsibility to supervise him or her until Hearst staff arrives for duty. While we understand the 8:30 drop off time is later than last year, this extra 15 minutes gives our staff time to collaborate and prepare for the day and we appreciate your understanding.
Hearst is a Nut Free School
Hearst is a nut-free school. Students can bring in foods that have been processed in a facility that processes tree nuts, so long as those foods are for personal consumption. In order to minimize the risk of cross-contact issues that can result with nut oils/residue left on surfaces, our staff is being extra vigilant about cleaning surfaces after eating and ensuring that students wash their hands after eating. For ideas for nut-free lunches and snacks, visit: http://school.familyeducation.com/slideshow/lunch/71131.html or http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/10/07/nut-free-school-lunch-ideas/
The Solar Eclipse
Hearst's Core Values
We support each other in striving to be a community that is:
More information about these core values will be shared with families in the next weeks.
Free and Reduced Meals Applications
All families, regardless of whether you are applying for Free and Reduced Meals, must complete the Free and Reduced Meals application. The form can be found online here:
Students should not bring money to school unless parents receive notification from the classroom teacher to do so. Because the school will provide sports equipment for recess and PE, we ask that students do not bring equipment from home. Additionally, students should not bring toys, trading cards, electronic games, or cell phones to school. In the event that a child brings any of the above items to school, Hearst is not responsible if said items are lost or stolen and staff will confiscate items that are visible or in use during school hours. All items that are confiscated will be held in the main office and must be picked up by a parent.