The Dolphin Echo

Families: October 16, 2020

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A Message from Principal Cooper

Dear Dolphin Families,

I have a lot of important information in this Dolphin Echo. Much of what is in this newsletter is happening next week!

Thank you for taking the time to read it. If you need support with anything in this newsletter or you need help, please call our Main Office.
You also always email me:


~Mrs. Cooper

Bring PE to Your Family Week Event: Wednesday, October 21st

I am excited to share with you that our school will be participating in Bring PE to Your Family Week on Wednesday, October 21st. Daily physical activity has many benefits for kids, such as increasing their energy, focus, and readiness to learn and reducing stress and anxiety. Being active is always important, but never more than during COVID-19. Of course, physical activity has benefits for people of all ages, so helping our students’ families be active together is one of our physical education goals. As you may remember, our school conducted Take Your Parent to PE Week last year, and we all had fun. Due to the current pandemic, this year’s event is designed to be enjoyed at home. I hope that your family will participate together in one or more of your child’s physical education lessons during Bring PE to Your Family Week. It will give you a better understanding of the teaching and learning that takes place in physical education, and you will experience firsthand the fun and engaging activities that are helping to keep your kid(s) healthy and active. We will be participating on Wednesday, October 21st.

Back to School Night: Oct. 22

Our Back to School Night event has been rescheduled to next Thursday, October 22nd at 6PM.

The event will be through a Zoom Webinar.

Here is our Back to School Night Event Schedule

  • 6:00PM Principal Message & Back to School Night Presentation LIVE (panelists will include the principal, our attendance technician, our family engagement facilitator, our student engagement facilitator, our teacher-on special assignment, the school counselor, and school-based therapist. You will have the chance to see each of these people and hear about the services they provide for our students as well as how to contact them in the future.
  • Our Annual Title I Presentation will take place at the end of this presentation - All families are invited, and I welcome input from our families.
  • All Teacher Back to School Night information will be shared at the end. It will be self-paced. Families will be able to view it at their own convenience. This information and a recording of the event, will also be uploaded to our school website for later reference.

**Zoom Webinar information will be shared on Thursday, October 22nd prior to the event in Parent Square.

Drive-Thru Halloween at Howarth: Oct. 24th

Drive-Thru Halloween at Howarth (All ages welcome; only registered children ages 2-12 will receive a treat bag and each child must be registered separately)

DATE: Saturday, October 24th
TIME: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Howarth Park Upper Parking Lot (630 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa)
FEE: Free (must pre-register for 30-minute time slot)
ABOUT: A safe, socially distanced drive-thru Halloween activity where families will get to enjoy some spooky fun Halloween scenes, participate in a scavenger hunt, and receive a treat bag, all while in your car!
REGISTER: REGISTER ONLINE or call 707-543-3737

Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat Event at HLES: Friday, October 30th

Friday, Oct. 30 from 2-4:30 pm--We will be having a drive-thru Trick-or-Treat event in our staff parking lot. Come during that time to see staff in costume and pick up a bag of goodies. We'd love to see you--feel free to dress up and we can take your picture through the unrolled window! After getting your goodies, please log on to Zoom for our Literacy Night (see below).

Virtual Fall-Themed Literacy Night: Friday, October 30th

Save the Date: our fall-themed literacy night will be held on Friday, October 30th at 5-6pm. The link will be sent out that day via ParentSquare. At this event, we will have a quick instructional time with parents on ways they can help increase their child's literacy development, then we will have breakout rooms for kids to listen to fall-themed book readings. Each child who attends will get to pick out a free book. They can also wear their costumes to the virtual event if they would like.

Book Fair: Oct. 26-Nov. 8


We’re having a Fall Book Fair! And it will be all online.

Dear families,

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from Monday, October 26th through Sunday, November 8th! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more!

Enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs

  • All orders ship direct to home

  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

Watch for more information coming home soon, including links to the online fair.

Happy reading!


Families with 5th and 6th graders

Mr. Hodson, our Music Teacher, is ready to start loaning out musical instruments to 5th & 6th graders only. Click here to access the form which must be filled out by families before an instrument can be taken home.

Once you have filled out the online form, then it means you're ready for pickup on Tuesday, October 27th from1:00-3:00 PM.


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, the 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.

Wednesday Attendance

Wednesdays we are seeing a significant drop in attendance. Please remember that these are still school days and students need to be attending their LIVE PE and music classes, meetings with teachers, and completing asynchronous and unplugged work. If you need the links to any of your class zooms, please contact the teacher or the office and we would be happy to share them with you.
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


Grab-and-Go Meal Bags are distributed from 11:00am - 1:00pm

  • 5 breakfasts/5 lunches

  • For enrolled students

  • Pickup once a week

  • Pick up meals at any location


Elsie Allen High (599 Bellevue Ave)

Piner High (1700 Fulton Rd)


Monroe Elementary (2567 Marlow Rd)


Lincoln Elementary (850 W 9th St)

Lewis Ed Center (2230 Lomitas Ave)


Brook Hill Elementary (1850 Vallejo St)

Cook Middle (2480 Sebastopol Rd)

Barcodes speed up meal service like a library card!

Letters and emails with a unique barcode will be sent out for each enrolled student.

  • Bring your barcode letter or email for each enrolled student

  • Scan each barcode

  • Take your meals home!

If a student does not have a barcode, CNS staff will work with the household at the meal distribution site to serve the enrolled students.

***Additional Information on Redwood Empire Food Bank Groceries***

Get the latest updates about where to get food from Redwood Empire Food Bank at

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications - REMINDER!

We need our families to fill out the online free/reduced meal application.

Use this link to fill out the application online:

Click here for a video in English for help on how to fill it out with Spanish subtitles.

Helpful Links and Videos

Videos to Help with Distance Learning

Resources for Families

Parent Square

Parent Square is how Santa Rosa City Schools will be communicating with you. We understand that making a change is difficult. We appreciate all of your efforts getting connected via Parent Square. Did you know that you can get the app on your phone as well?

Click here if you have an Apple Phone.

Click here if you have an Android Phone.