WELCOME BACK DEER CANYON - Principal's Message

Summer 2018

Dear Families of Deer Canyon,

The start of school is just around the corner! I hope you have enjoyed a fun filled summer and are ready for a wonderful school year. Knowing the busy days ahead, highlighted below are some important start of school activities and events. Stay up to date throughout the year by visiting our website at Deer Canyon Elementary School. The Google Calendar will keep you apprised of school, PTA and Foundation activities. Please review and plan accordingly. We have an exciting year ahead!

  •   August 15th, TK/Kinder Play Day. TK and Kindergarteners should join us for your scheduled appointment.

  •   August 20st, 2:00pm – 2:30pm. Connect Ed Messages for Class Placement. Listen for your phone to ring and email to “ding”! Your NEW classroom teacher will be calling and emailing with a special welcome message for you regarding your class assignment for the coming year.

  •   August 21st, 2:00 – 2:30pm (last names A-L) and 2:30 - 3:00pm (last names M-Z). Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Meet and Greet. TKs and Kindergarteners and their parents are invited to meet their new teacher in their TK/Kindergarten classrooms and enjoy cookies and juice, making the start of school on Wednesday, August 22nd a more comfortable experience. This is informal and no presentation will be made.

  •   August 21st, 3:00 – 4:00pm Campus Tours for New DCES Families. Our knowledgeable 5th grade students will be providing informal campus tours for families new to Deer Canyon. Join us to learn about our school.

  •   August 21st, 4pm, Blacktop - PTA Popsicle Party. All are welcome to attend.

  •   August 22nd, 7:45am – School begins for ALL Preschool – 5th grade students.

  •   August 22nd, 11:30am – TK & Kindergarten Dismissed

  •   August 22nd, 2:00pm – 1st – 5th Grades Dismissed

  •   August 23rd, 8:00am, MPR – PTA Meeting. All are welcome to attend.

  •   August 30th, 5:00-7:00pm – PTA/Foundation Meet and Greet

  •   August 30th, 5:30pm (grades 3-5), 6:30pm (grades TK-2) – Back To School Night

  •   September 3rd, Labor Day, No School

  •   September 7th, 9:00am – First Friday

  •   September 14th, Regular Lunch Schedule – Parents’ Picnic. Join your child for lunch!

  •   September 28th, Staff Development Day – No School for Students

  •   October 1st, Full Day Kindergarten Begins. TK dismisses at 11:45pm. K dismisses at 2:00pm.

  •   October 5th, 9am – First Friday

  •   October 11th, 8:00am – PTA Meeting, Conference Room A

  •   October 26th, 5:00-7:30pm – Monster Mash

  •   October 22-26th, Red Ribbon Week

  •   October 31st, 9:10am – Halloween Parade

    Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

    Terry Worthington, Principal
     

    2018/2019 - IMPORTANT START OF SCHOOL INFORMATION

    Transitional Kinder Schedule

    Kindergarten Schedule

    Grades 1-5 Schedule

    (Aug. 22 – Sept. 28)

    Monday – Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    (Oct. 1– Jun. 12)

    Monday – Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    (Nov. 9 – Nov. 16 – Parent/Teacher Conferences)
    (June 13 – Last Day of School)
    Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    *Please note: there will be NO late start on Friday, November 9 & 16, 2018.

    (Aug. 22 – Sept. 28)

    Monday – Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    (Oct. 1– Jun. 12)

    Monday – Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    (Nov. 9 – Nov. 16 – Parent/Teacher Conferences)
    (June 13 – Last Day of School)
    Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    *Please note: there will be NO late start on Friday, November 9 & 16, 2018.

    (Aug. 22 – Jun. 12)

    Monday – Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    (Nov. 9 – Nov. 16– Parent/Teacher Conferences)
    (June 13 – Last Day of School)
    Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    *Please note: there will be NO late start on Friday, November 9 & 16, 2018.

     

    BEFORE SCHOOL SUPERVISION

    Children in grades 1 - 5 should arrive on the playground no earlier than 7:25 a.m., the time that supervision begins. Transitional Kindergarteners and Kindergartners should arrive close to 7:40 a.m. when they enter their classrooms.

    iPADS ON CAMPUS

    Children bringing iPads to school are to report directly to their classrooms in the morning. iPads may not be brought to the playground or lunch areas before or after school and must be stored in students’ classrooms. iPads brought from home must have a protective case and be charged. Students in grades 1-5 may begin bringing iPads from home on Tuesday, September 4, 2017. Students in grades TK and K may begin bringing iPads from home on Monday, October 1, 2018.

    CLOSED CAMPUS

    Deer Canyon is a closed campus. Once children arrive, they may not leave unless a parent or other authorized person comes to the office to sign a release. To insure the safety of our children, you will be required to show your I.D. when you pick up your student.

    SCHOOL LUNCH

    The cafeteria lunch, including milk, will be $3.25 this year. Milk or juice can be purchased separately. Please prepay for lunch whenever possible. Payments may be made on-line at www.myschoolbucks.com.
    Checks should be made out to PUSD Food & Nutrition. If a student forgets to bring lunch/lunch money, he or she will be allowed to call home. If you qualify for free or reduced price lunch, please fill out the application which is available online or in the school office. Lunch menu choices may also be viewed at http://powayusdnutrition.com/index.php?sid=0502141943502717&page=menus.

    MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

    If your child is on medication, a “Physician’s Recommendation for Medication” form must be obtained from the school office, completed by your physician, and returned to school. NO MEDICATION WILL BE GIVEN AT SCHOOL WITHOUT THIS FORM. An adult must bring the medication to the school office. Children may at NO TIME have medication in their possession. This includes aspirin, inhalers, cough drops, etc.

    BICYCLE RIDING

    Riding a bicycle is limited to children in grades 3rd – 5th. Each child must wear a helmet and provide a lock for his/her bike. Students riding a bike to school must have a permission slip on file in the office. Skateboards and rollerblades are not allowed on campus.

    ABSENCES

    State law requires that pupil attendance be verified. If your child will be absent, please call the school ABSENCE HOTLINE at 1-858-484-4876. If the school is not notified regarding an absence by 10:00 a.m., we will call you at home or at work for verification. Please do not email the school regarding student absences. All attendance information should be conveyed through the Attendance Hotline.

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