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FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
Dear Timber Point Families,
This past Wednesday was our kindergarten registration day; it is always a wonderful time of year thinking about the kids whom will be joining us for the first time as full-fledged students. While some have been attending our preschool for a year or two and others have been dropping off older siblings for years, there are some whom are brand new to us altogether. It will not be long before a whole new crop of kinders descend upon us the first day of school eager to learn, grow, and play - - - we’ve got em’ covered.
While our 2017 CAASPP Testing (standardized testing) is still a ways off for our 3rd-5th grade students, we have finalized the testing schedule, and I would like to share it here. With our 1:1 rollout completed, students will be testing in their classrooms using their individual devices during the window of May 1st through May 12th beginning at 8:45 daily and concluding at 10:30. It is my hope the advance notice will be used to be sure students are here daily ready to do their best on this important assessment. Thank you to our Technology Department for all the work they have put forth to make 1:1 a reality!
Finally, thank you all for sending your children to school each day to learn with us; we never take them for granted.
Tom Jones, Principal
WOLF PACK NEWS
Please see the attached document with important information regarding state testing (CAASPP) for our 3rd through 5th graders.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH!
Please call in all absences to the attendance line.
STUDENTS LEAVING EARLY
Any student being signed out early MUST exit through the office (this includes early release Wednesday). Parents must meet student in the office to be released. The office cannot call a student out of class until the parent/guardian are present. Thank you for your cooperation.
ALL Visitor/Volunteers MUST go through the office to sign in and get a sticker before entering the campus.
Effective January 1, 2015, the Byron Union School District Board of Trustees will begin implementing board policies: AR1240, CF 4212.5, CF. 3515.5, (Ed code 45106, 45347, 45349, 49406), policy on the requirements for our parent volunteers and parent drivers.
All classroom volunteers, and all drivers and chaperones on field trips will now have to have fingerprint clearance as well as a current Tuberculosis (TB) test.
If you have had a TB test within the last 4 years and can provide the negative reading, you may use these results. If you have a fingerprint clearance through our district, you do not have to re-submit one, but if you have had a clearance through another agency, it is not transferable and will need to be done again.
A quick update regarding our policy on volunteers and visitors. All volunteers must be fingerprinted and TB tested in order to work on the Timber Point campus. Visitors, however, do not require fingerprint clearance and TB testing. It is then important to distinguish the difference between the two, which is probably most efficiently done by stating visitors on campus are here to observe a performance of some sort or have lunch with their child. There are also times when our gates are open indicating an open campus allowing visitors access to an activity such as Brown Bag Lunch or Fun Run. Classroom feasts or parties are not considered performances or open campus activities and so your presence is classified as a volunteer – this then requires fingerprint clearance and TB test. In conclusion, the staff at Timber Point and all our students love having volunteers and visitors – hope to see you all throughout the school year.
Start School 8:35
9:50 - 10:05 Recess: K- 3rd 10:05 - 10:20 Recess: 4th & 5th
11:40 - 12:15 Lunch: K & 1st 12:00 - 12:35 Lunch: 2nd & 3rd
Wednesday Early Release
Timber Point has a goal of 97% monthly school attendance. Thank you parents for making sure every school day counts!