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General Information

California Distinguised School Award 1
We are a recipient of a 2014 California Distinguished School Award. This is a great honor and a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our staff, students, and community.

It is important to us to see your student at school, on time, each and every day.  Our school-wide attendance goal is 97.00%; unfortunately,we are not making our goal.  Please make all possible efforts to schedule student appointments during times when school is not in session. We will hold an Attendance Assembly the 1st Friday of every month, where students with perfect attendance will be recognized. To obtain a monthly Perfect Attendance Award, students must be present every school day for that month, without being tardy and without being checked out before the end of school day. Our motto is:  missing school = missing out.

 

As you prepare your student for the new school year, please note that our school will purchase all materials and supplies necessary for your child's education.  You are under no obligation to purchase books, materials, or supplies; nonetheless, as our finances are finite, we would welcome any donation of school supplies you wish to make to our school or grade level. Many of our teachers will send out, or post, a wish-list of things they would like to have for their classrooms/grade, a copy of which can be found here under teacher/grade.  It's also important that you make sure your student does not bring to school thinks that do not have a useful purpose in school, i.e., pets, toys, stuffed animals, blankets, phones, electronics, rubber bands.  If you have any question, please call us, and we appreciate your understanding.

School Hours (please have your student between 8:05 and 8:15)

Student Instructional Hours

8:20 am to 2:51 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:20 am to 1:36 pm, Wednesday

8:20 am to 12:35 pm, Minimum Days

School Office hours

8:00 am to 4:00 pm, daily

Teacher Hours

8:00 am to 3:20 pm, daily

Students arriving at or after 8:20 a.m. will be late to school, and must report to the school office for a late-admit pass before going to class.

                    The campus gates close promptly at 8:20.


Please note that we encourage students NOT to share food at school as several of our students have severe allergies.  We do, however, encourage that you not send items to school that contain peanuts or nuts as we have several students with severe nut and peanut allergies.  In addition, the district no longer allows home baked foods into the classroom.  All snacks or goodies sent to school MUST be store bought and in the original store wrapper when delivered to the office or classroom.


Here is a list of suggested healthy snacks for the classroom:

          Fresh Fruit and Vegetable trays with low fat dip or yogurt

Cheese and Salami trays with whole grain crackers

String Cheese

Goldfish Crackers

Angel Food Cake with fresh fruit and low fat whipped toppings

Popcorn

Rice Cakes

Graham Crackers

Hot pretzels

100 Calorie Snack Packs

Bagels

100% fruit juice

Fruit crisps or bakes

Animal Crackers

Mini Sandwiches with low fat condiments

Low fat Pudding

Breakfast Bars

Flavored Water

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

**There are many other healthy ideas for snacks-if you are unsure if a snack is healthy, please call your school secretary, or Nurse, and she will let you know if the snack is allowed.**


Harassment: DH White Elementary School maintains a strict policy prohibiting harassment of students because of sex, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability, blindness or severely impaired vision, or any other basis. Physical harassment often called "just playing around", includes actions such as pushing, pocking, throwing things, play fighting, and similar activities. Verbal harassment includes remarks that are offensive, threatening, annoying, embarrassing, or which are used to spread rumors, hearsay, etc. Sexual harassment includes any behavior either visual (i.e., unwanted flirtations, passing notes, displaying sexual drawings, mooning, flashing, giving suggestive looks), verbal (i.e., request for sexual favors, threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual favors, refusing to take "no" for an answer, sexist or sexual jokes, telling commentary about an individual's body, making comments about a person's sex life, making noises such as wolf whistling) or physical (i.e., touching, grabbing, rubbing, physically blocking a person's movement, assault, rape) that is sexual in nature, and which degrades, humiliates, or embarrasses another person. All such harassment is unlawful. Violation of this policy by any student will result in disciplinary action, which may include suspension or expulsion.

Bullying:  DH White Elementary School maintains a strict policy prohibiting all forms of bullying; they are unlawful, and will not be tolerated. No student shall through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any other students or school personnel. Cyberbullying includes the transmission of harassing communication, direct threats, or harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social media or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person's electronic account and assuming that person's identity in order to damage that person's reputation. What to do if harassment or bullying occurs: refuserespond to the conduct immediately in a way that clearly communicates the behavior is NOT wanted, and report it immediately to a staff member or responsible adult. Trying to ignore it, or laughing at it can be misinterpreted as wanting the behavior to continue. All such bullying is unlawful. Violation of this policy by any student will result in disciplinary action, which may include suspension or expulsion. (Please refer to Board Policy 5131.2(a))

A student found to have committed or attempted to commit a criminal sexual assault or battery will be referred for expulsion and to the police.


Toys or games are inappropriate at school (unless they are brought for sharing time as requested by a teacher), and should be left at home.  Students may not being electronic games, cellphones to school.  If seen, these items will be confiscated and returned only to the parent.  The school will not be held responsible for the loss, damage, or theft of anyelectronic device.  If parents want their student to have a cellphone at school, they do so in violation of school and district rules.


There has been a question posed recently about the school's policy on Head Lice.  Our school follows our District's Board Policy 5141.33. For additional information, please refer to State of California's Guidance on Head Lice Prevention, and also the CDC's Head Lice Information for Schools.  A parent's information guide to Head Lice in also available / una guía para familias sobre los piojos de cabeza se encuentra en español.  Here is another parent's information guide from the Center from Disease Control regarding lice treatment / aquí está otra guide para tratar los piojos de la cabeza. 

Parents are encouraged to volunteer, chaperon, and participate in school related activities.  Please remember that you must have a valid TB test on file in the office, and also check-in at the office when you come on campus. Communicationbetween parents, teachers, and the school are also something we encourage and value; however, please do not call, nor text teachers during school hours, as it may disrupt the instructional environment.  All deliveries to students, i.e., lunches, changes of clothes, sports equipment, etc., must be left at the office for delivery to the classroom/cafeteria by one of our staff members.

As you prepare your student for the new school year, please note that our school will purchase all materials and supplies necessary for your child's education.  You are under no obligation to purchase books, materials, or supplies; nonetheless, as our finances are finite, we would welcome any donation of school supplies you wish to make to our school or grade level. Many of our teachers will send out, or post, a wish-list of things they would like to have for their classrooms/grade, a copy of which can be found here under teacher/grade.  It's also important that you make sure your student does not bring to school thinks that do not have a useful purpose in school, i.e., pets, toys, stuffed animals, blankets, phones, electronics, rubber bands.  If you have any question, please call us, and we appreciate your understanding.