Friday, December 7, 2012

Highlight of the Week
We enjoyed meeting several of our future Gold Rush students and their families at Kindergarten Registration this week!  The children were so excited that we wished we could welcome them well before August!  If you were unable to make it to registration this week please contact the school office.  Please remember that you need to provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate, proof of residency and immunization record.

We are continually educating students about how they can help create a safe learning environment for all by reporting bullying.  Bullying is defined as a repeated pattern of behavior or a single significant act towards another.  We work with students on how they can help protect themselves and others by reporting bullying to an adult.  We talk about how bullying can take several forms, including verbal, social, physical or cyber bullying. Click here for additional resources to use when talking with your child about this topic at home.

Calendar for 2013-2014
In response to parental concerns regarding the difficulty of having students on multiple school calendars, the Legend Feeder Leaders explored moving to one calendar for the 2013-2014 school year.  After extensive conversations regarding the educational needs of students at all levels, the feeder principals determined that the split-modified calendar was a compromise among the three calendars approved by the District.  Once each of the schools received majority support for the split-modified calendar from both the staff and School Advisory Committees, they gathered additional input from the community in an open meeting on 12/4/12. 

You are being asked to provide input regarding whether all feeder schools move to one calendar next year (Option 2 the split-modified calendar) or whether the feeder schools remain on two different calendars (Option 1 – elementary schools remain on the modified calendar and the middle and high school remain on the traditional calendar).   

Please complete the calendar survey by December 11th.  The Legend Feeder leadership will share the outcome by winter break. As always your feedback is appreciated!