Lynhaven School's new website is more attractive, easier to see on mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smartphones), and more user friendly than our old site. Now you can easily check the event calendar, find school news, contact our staff, see what's for lunch, and much more. You can even change the language. We'll be refining it and adding new features as time goes on. For now, we invite you to take a look around, try it out, and let us know what you think.
Welcome to another great year at Lynhaven! To our new families, we welcome you to our school and look forward to getting to know you. I hope you all have had a wonderful summer and are ready to begin another year of learning. Don’t forget, school begins for all students at 8:05 and your student will be marked tardy if they are not in class by then. Truancy is very serious so we ask that you are on time for both drop off AND pick up. School dismisses for TK-3rd at 2:10 and for 4th- 5th, at 2:15. On Wednesdays, TK-3rd, 1:10 and 4th-5th, 1:15.
Officials from the State of California will be releasing scores from the State’s new testing system in September, not August, as originally planned.
“We are taking an abundance of caution to ensure that the substantial amount of data we are receiving is properly collected and placed in new files on a new site,” said Department of Education spokeswoman Pam Slater. “Additionally, the department will be launching a new website to display the results and needs sufficient time to test the new site.”
Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students participated in the new testing system, known as Smarter Balanced, last spring. The assessments are computer-based tests that measure student knowledge of California’s English Language Arts and Mathematics standards for grades 3-8.
“We’re glad they want everything to be accurate and complete before sending out the official reports,” said CUSD Superintendent Eric Andrew. “This year’s scores are a new baseline for measuring student progress, and we all want them to be reliable.”
Andrew said teachers have multiple ways to measure student achievement, so they can still tailor instruction to the student’s needs and talk to parents about how to continue progress on meeting standards. When the assessment data comes in, it will be added to the mix, he said.
State officials plan to release scores to schools in early September, and if all goes according to plan, parents would see official student score reports in the fall. They also caution against comparing scores from the new tests with those from old tests. The new tests are too fundamentally different from the old ones to make any reliable comparisons between the two, they said.
We understand that many of you are rushing to work after dropping off your child, but we take student safety very seriously and we ask that you follow the following rules:
-Use the sidewalks and do not cross over through traffic in the parking lots
-Respect the RED NO PARKING ZONES they are marked by red poles in the back parking lot and by red curbs in the front. This is a vision hazard to parents driving or students crossing.
-Drive the speed limit when arriving for pick up or drop off
-Drop you student off ONLY in the drop off lane closest to the sidewalks in both parking lots
-Finally, respect our neighbors by driving slowly, parking respectfully and not leaving trash in front of houses.
Our School Site Council (SSC) is in need of new parent members. If you are interested in being on this committee that works with the administration, teachers and other parents to help bring about change to our school, please contact me directly at email@example.com or stop by our office and let Maggie know. We will need your contact information and your name will go on a ballot that our school parent community will vote on. We need at least 3 members for the council.
Mark your calendars for our Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 9th. This is the time to meet your teacher(s) and find out their expectations for the year. The schedule will be:
6:00-6:25 Welcome/Staff Introductions/Important Reminders
6:30-7:00 Teacher presentations in classrooms
7:00-7:30 Teacher presentations in classrooms
As we return back to school it means it’s time to review our PBIS expectations here on campus. Over the next few weeks your child will be learning what is expected of them at school. When they come home each day, a great way to connect is to ask them about the rules at school. They will learn about the ABC’s of the Office, Library, Cafeteria, Playground, Bathroom, and Classrooms. Be sure to ask them about our ABC’s:
Care For All
School begins Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. Class lists will be posted in the Administration office windows at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 18th.
Please bring your student id number to find your child’s class. This number can be found on the welcome back letter and envelope you will be receiving.
Kindergarten Assessement Day, Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 8:00-3:00. Postcards with this information will be mailed to incoming Kindergarten families.
Please join us for our Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 5:30-6:30 in the Lynhaven Cafeteria.
CUSD Preschool is enrolling NOW! For more information, please call (408) 341-7283
Are you interested in being a yard supervisor? Many of our yard supervisors have children who are going off to middle school next year and we will be in need of at least 4 additional people to help monitor the play ground at lunch recess. If you are interested and hold a high school diploma, please stop by the office or contact our Assistant Principal, Anne Ajlouni to get an application.
With the end of school nearing, students are finding it tempting to bring toys to school. As stated in our Student Handbook, toys of any kind, are not allowed at school. The only exception is if it is for a class celebration, Campbell Care event, or a classroom show- and-tell opportunity. Your child runs the risk of having items stolen or broken and therefore we encourage you to remind him/her that all toys need to remain at home. Toys will be taken to the office and you will be asked to come pick them up before or after school. Thank you for your support with this.