The District office public access hours during Winter Break are 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and the District will be closed December 25th, 26th, and January 1st and 2nd. School resumes on Monday, January 5, 2015.
December 17, 2014
Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members:
I want to recognize all of our students, staff, and parent volunteers for the efforts this fall to raise funds, food, and clothing for those experiencing a hardship in their life. They take on this task, not just with winter fast approaching, but throughout the year. Thank you for all that you are doing. With all of your support, we are raising a generation of servant leaders.
Here are a few items you may find of value:
The last day of school before Winter Break is Friday, December 19. School will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015. During the vacation period, the District offices will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or by appointment, December 22-24 and December 29-31. All offices will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. There will be no school on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, for semester break.
When deciding to close or delay the start of school due to inclement weather, the District goes through a thoughtful process. Visit our website to learn more about this process and the best way to be kept informed about these decisions. You can also connect to FlashAlert (formerly School Report) to sign up for email and text alerts at: http://flashalert.net/region.html?RegionID=12
Sharing and Caring is a Harbor Heights Elementary tradition that started 15 years ago, and one that truly involves the whole school in community service. The new gifts of toys and clothes, plus food donations, are divided between FISH and Children’s Home Society on the Key Peninsula. Student Leadership students are spokesmen for the program, sharing what this community service means to them. In addition, individual classes sing songs that celebrate the idea of sharing and giving. A highlight is the heartfelt thanks expressed by representatives of FISH and Children’s Home Society stating what this annual community support means to them. The program ends with everyone singing “Make the World Just a Little Better”.
“We help our community with things they don't have, but need. We are able to help others in need. It makes me feel good inside because I am helping the community.” -Ashley Hammel, 5th grade
“It helps not only kids but families and adults and helps them get not only what they want but what they need. It makes me feel happy because I'm glad this school does it.” -Nora Poulton, 5th grade
The district is currently accepting referrals for students to test this spring for qualification into next year's (2015-16) highly capable (gifted) programs. The Cognitive Abilities test, along with academic achievement measures in math and reading, are used to identify students who may benefit from this program. Parent permission is required for testing -- please see referral form for details. Students in 4th grade or above that have already qualified as highly capable do not need to retest. For more information about the highly capable program visit our website.
If you are interested in referring a student for testing this spring, please complete the referral form and turn it in to your child's school no later than January 30th.
To All Staff and Parents:
Soon the fall/winter storm season will be upon us. We have provided information to assist staff and parents with Peninsula School District’s procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures. Below you will find guidelines to help you understand how weather decisions are made.