Principal's Welcome Message

 

School Year 2019-2020
 
Welcome to Adobe Bluffs Elementary School!
 
We are glad you’re here and look forward to having you become part of the Adobe Bluffs Learning Community.  The following information should answer many of your questions regarding the start of school.
 
The first day of school begins on Wednesday August 21st at 7:40 am
 

Kindergarten Schedule

To ease your child’s transition into a full-day Kindergarten program, all students will be dismissed at 11:30 am through September 27, 2019. Students have the opportunity to experience their first full day on October 1, 2019.
 
Kindergarten Introduction Days
Transitional Kindergarten will follow the Kinder schedule until the schedule switches in Oct.

From 8/21/19 through 9/27/19                                                           7:45 am-11:30 am
 Regular Kindergarten Schedule starting on October 1st 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday                                    7:45 am – 2:05 pm
Thursday Schedule:                                                                 7:45 am – 12:25 pm
 Transitional Kindergarten Daily Schedule starting October 1st 2019
Daily Schedule                                                                         7:45 am – 12:10 pm
                                                    

Grades 1-5 Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday                                      7:45 am – 2:05 pm
Thursday (Time Banking Day)                                                              7:45 am – 12:25 pm
 

Classroom Assignments

Kindergarten parents will receive a phone call from your child’s teacher notifying you of your classroom assignment on Monday August 19th and inviting you to a Meet and Greet on Tuesday August 20th from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM in your teacher’s classroom.
 
Students in grades 1st through 5th will have their classroom assignments posted in the front of the school at 3:00 pm on Tuesday August 20th. It is possible that these assignments may change due to changes in enrollment.
 
School Tours for New Families
There will be a school tour hosted by the PTA on Tuesday August 20th from 12 – 1 pm.

Campus Security

The gates to the school will open at 7:25 AM and will close at 7:45. Anyone entering the campus after 7:45 must come through the front office and SIGN IN. The only adults allowed on campus are approved volunteers or special visitors approved through the front office. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in maintaining a secure campus.

Before School Supervision

The playground will be open to students in the morning beginning at 7:25 am.  The gates to the school are locked until then. No supervision will be provided before 7:25 am so students should not arrive at school before this time
 
Students Arriving Late
The first bell rings at 7:40 am and the late bell will ring at 7:45. All gates will be closed at 7:45. If your student arrives after the 7:45 late bell, they will receive a tardy slip. Students can walk themselves to the classroom. If you want to walk your student to class, you must sign in at the front office.

Students Leaving Early

Once students arrive, they may not leave unless a parent or other authorized person comes to the office to sign them out.  To ensure the safety of our children, you will be required to show identification when you pick up your child. Please notify the classroom teacher the day before or the morning of the checkout.  Parents are to come to the front office and your student will be called up from the classroom by the office staff.  You will be required to sign the student out in the student checkout log. Please refrain from checking your student out during lunch or recess. It is difficult to locate students on the playground and will prolong the checkout process.
 
School Lunch
Students have the option of buying lunch at school.  Check and cash payments can be made in the front office. Or you can prepay online on the Food and Nutrition website using the My School Bucks link. You will need your students ID number for online payments.  Lunch is served daily in the cafeteria. Free and reduced prices are available for those who qualify.  Please fill out an online application if needed.
 

Attendance

The absence reporting phone number is (858)484-8087. State law requires that attendance be verified. Please call the absence line if your child will be absent from school and give specific information regarding the absence. If you bring your child late to school for a dentist or doctor appointment, please bring a note from the medical office to help excuse your student’s absence.
 

Medication at School

Located on the Poway Unified School District website (www.powayusd.com), you will find valuable Health Information. On the main page of the website, look for the “Parents” tab. Go to the Drop Down Menu and select ”Health Information”. From there you will find many topics regarding student health at school. The topics include Immunization information and important information about having medication at school. You may also download forms required for medication at school.
 
 Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering in your child’s classroom or on a committee, forms will be sent home with your student at back to school night from your child’s teacher. All volunteers need to have a TB Test result, Megan’s Law paperwork completed and a signed Volunteer Code of Conduct.  There will be no volunteers the first 30 days of school as the office process volunteer requests.
 
 

Parking Lot Drop Off & Pick Up

Student safety is our number one concern. All cars are to drive SLOWLY when in the parking lot and traffic circle. Everyone must use one of the two crosswalks in the parking lot. When dropping off and picking up students in the traffic circle please drive all the way around the outer edge of the circle then pull all the way forward to drop off/pick up your child at the curb.  Do not let your child out of the car until you are stopped at the edge of the curb.  Never leave your car unattended in the loading zone.  If you need to enter the school campus for any reason, please park your car in a designated space in the lot or on the street.

Extended Student Services

Adobe Bluffs provides an ESS program, which is a fee-based before and after school childcare program.  ESS is open from 6:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.  All students planning to participate in ESS

must be registered at the ESS building.  Please call 858-538-2672 for information regarding registration and fees.
 
We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school.
 
Sincerely,
 
Edward Park
Principal

 

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