Golden Hills Elementary School

May 2021

Message from the Principal:

Families of Students at Golden Hills,

Staff Appreciation Week is May 3rd- 7th! We have daily surprises for our staff. We need your help! Tuesday is Treats for Staff, please bring a small treat for staff members. Thursday is thank you Thursday, students can bring a thank you note to staff members!

May 3rd-7th: Golden Hills Spirit Days!

Monday - Jersey Day

Tuesday - Dress like your teacher day

Wed - Decades Day

Thursday - Hawaiian Day

Friday - Golden HIlls T- shirt/ colors

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking care of yourself and mental health is so important! When we take care of mental health, we take care of our mind, body, and soul. During our morning messages for the month of May I will be sharing ideas with students on how to express feelings, nurture relationships, and to care for their mind and physical body.

The Golden Hills Olympics will begin on May 24th and will be daily for 2 weeks. In order for students to participate they must be caught up with ALL of their work. In the Golden HIlls Olympics all students will participate in a daily event. Please have your student wear comfortable clothing and shoes they can participate in. Ribbons will be handed out for each event in each grade level. It is a lot of fun and we want all students to be able to participate.

For the last part of the 2020-2021 school year we are continuing our focus on essential skills/concepts our students need for the next year. Attendance is really important, we are using everyday we can to keep learning! We understand your frustration when we are following guidelines but we have to follow the guidelines for our school to be open.

Please reach out if you have concerns or need assistance.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs. Napoli

Golden HIlls Principal

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Important Dates:

May 20: School Site Council Meeting @ 3:00

May 27: Indian Education Parent Meeting

May 28: T-Shirt Day....wear your GH T-shirt and receive a treat!

May 31: Memorial Day...No School!!!

June 10: Last Day of School!

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Test:

Every spring our fourth and fifth graders take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test . We received word that the state of California’s request to waive specific accountability and school identification requirements for the 2020-21 school year have been approved by the US Department of Education. It has been approved for school districts to use local measure/ Benchmark tests. At Golden Hills we use I-ready for math and reading every year so this will take the place of the CAASPP test. We do not have a local assessment for Science so the fifth graders will need to take California ScienceTest which needs a secure internet browser and should be done on campus.

This year, students will take the following test(s) depending on their grade level:

  • I-Ready for English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grade four and grade five.

  • CAST (science test) in grade five

Distance Learners:

Student Dress Code:

The following dress code was designed to provide a safe, distraction-free environment where students can concentrate on learning in the classroom and on playing at recess.

In order to avoid violations and possible consequences, please read and follow this dress code:

  • No “spaghetti straps.” Straps must be at least 1.5 inches wide.

  • No low-cut tops, tube tops, halter tops, or backless tops.

  • Tank tops may not have oversized arm holes and must fit closely under the arms.

  • The midriff or stomach area may not be exposed. Shirts that do not cover your stomach when your hands are raised are not allowed.

  • No sheer or “see through” blouses or shirts.

  • No short shorts. Shorts must be fingertip length.

  • Dresses and skirts must be long enough to reach the fingertips when a student stands with her hands at her sides.

  • Under garments may not be exposed at anytime.

  • Pants must be worn at the waist and may not “sag” or be worn low enough to expose any underwear. This includes “low rise” pants.

  • Clothes and accessories may not have any pictures, symbols, colors, or words referring to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, gangs, or exposed body parts.

  • Hats must be worn correctly, not backwards or sideways, and they must be removed when entering a classroom. Hats are not to be used to play “Keep Away” or to hit at someone. Students who do not follow these rules will lose the privilege of wearing a hat to school. Bandanas are not considered hats and may not be worn to school.

  • Any style of clothing, make-up, accessory hair style, or hair color that creates a distraction and interferes with the education of others will not be allowed.

  • Shoes must be worn at all times. Flip-Flops, shower shoes, and slippers are not considered appropriate or safe footwear, and they are not to be worn to school.

  • No dangerous accessories are allowed. This includes items with spikes, heavy chains, and jewelry with sharp edges.

  • Clothing must be clean and in good repair.

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Last Chance for Yearbooks!

Golden Hills yearbooks are for sale in the school office for the low price of $13.00. Students that purchase a yearbook will receive their copy the last week of school. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 532-6000.

Special Needs Request for 2021-2022 School Year:

Golden Hills does not take teacher requests. Instead, we value your input on the specific needs your child may have that will assist us in making appropriate placements. Please feel free to stop by the school office to pick a form between April 1st and May 14th. Forms are due no later than May 14th. Thank you!