Student assessment is avital part of the educational process. Teachers and specialists use a varietyof methods to regularly assess student progress on an ongoing basis. Inaddition, the following testing procedures are used district-wide.
The Solana Beach Board of Trustees has established a"closed campus" at Solana Pacific in the interest of student safety and supervision. Once students arrive on the school grounds, they must remain on campus until the end of the school day. Students who need to leave school before the end of the day need to be checked out in the school office.
For the safety of the students at Solana Pacific, we ask that ALL parents sign in atthe office when on campus for volunteering purposes.
Our curriculum is designed to help studentsdevelop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially.
We encourage students to become active, engagedlearners and responsible citizens. At each grade level our teachers challengestudents and help them achieve academic and intellectual competencies.
To see what your child will be learning throughthe year look for the “Content ofStandards” link on the District website under Curriculum on the right handside.
8:25am PLAYGROUNDSUPERVISION BEGINS
8:40am 1stBell (line up)
10:00 am - 10:15 am 6THGrade
10:15 am - 10:30am 5THGrade
11:45 am - 12:30 pm 6thGrade
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm 5thGrade
2:53 pm DISMISSAL
(only during Parent/Teacher Conference week)
Supervision Begins 8:25am
Instruction Begins 8:45am
Recess/Lunch 11:10- 11:30 am
Service dogs are permitted, but otherwise we do not allow dogs on campus.
We expect students to wear modest and appropriate attire to school (i.e. close-toed shoes, no baggypants, no inappropriate language or signs on clothing, no spaghetti- strap tops or midriff tops, or short shorts).
We have gone green. Every Wednesday, there will be a newsletter, from our principal, posted on our website http://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/SP/. Various community flyers will also be posted.
It is very important for you to subscribe to the service (called MadMimi) to receive an email notice when our newsletters are posted. Go to: http://sbsd.schoolwires.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=1104
Incoming 5th gradefamilies will need to unsubscribe their email addresses from SH/CC.
Grounds for Suspension
California Education Code §48900.
• Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injuryto another person.
• Possessed, sold or furnished firearm, knife, explosive, or otherdangerous object.
• Possessed, used, sold, furnished or been under the influence ofdrugs, alcohol, a controlled substance or intoxicant.
• Offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell look-alike controlled substances,alcohol, or intoxicants.
• Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
• Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property.
• Stole or attempted to steal school or private property.
• Possessed or used tobacco or product containing tobacco or nicotine.
• Committed obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
• Possessed, offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drugparaphernalia.
• Disrupted school activities, willfully defied valid school personnelin the performance of their duties.
• Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
• Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to,bullying committed by a means of an electronic act, directed specificallytoward a pupil or school personnel.
• Committed sexual harassment (Ed. Code §48900.2)
• Participated in an act of hate violence (Ed. Code §48900.3)
• Harassed, threatened, or intimidated another student. (Ed. Code§48900.4)
Education Code Section 48900 – 48927
Please notify theoffice if you discover head lice. (858) 794-4500. Symptoms of head lice are excessiveitching and white nit eggs on hair follicles. If you are not sure what a nitlooks like, bring child to health office for a head check. Students with headlice will be sent home for treatment.
Teach your children toavoid sharing hats, combs and barrettes.
SBSD offers mealservices for our students. Lunch price is $3.25 and this includes milk or applejuice. Milk and apple juice can be purchased separately for 75¢.
You may be eligiblefor free or reduced-priced lunches; applications are available at the schooloffice, or by clicking HERE for the English application (pdf, 120 kb).
You can enroll in ourhot lunch/milk program through the MySchoolBucks link on our web site.
For the protection ofyour child and his/her classmates, please keep your child at home when ill.Please notify the school when your child is ill. Our absence line is (858) 794-4551.
If your child needs toleave before the end of the school day, a parent or guardian must sign thechild out at the office. The office will send for the child.
School librariansteach library skills and provide access to materials that support classroomprograms and curriculum. Library resources are available to students and staffon a checkout basis.
Found items are kept onshelves across from the elevator. Small or valuable items are kept in a drawerin the school office.
After a period oftime, items are donated to charity, so please encourage your children to checkthe lost and found periodically, and label all personal belongings.
During lunch studentsmust:
1. Walk to the hot lunch line.
2. Eat food at lunch tables and remain seated until dismissed by the lunch supervisor. No assigned tables.
3. All students at each table must clean up before dismissal.
4. Students are not allowed in the building without permission.
5. Students in the second lunch must wait until the first lunch is excused.
The school districtrecognizes that some children need to take medication at school. The followingprecautions must be observed for the safety of your child and others:
1. A Physician’s Statementform must be completed and signed by you and your doctor, stating the name ofthe medicine, dosage, time to be given, etc.
2. The Physician’s Statement is required for allprescription and over-the-counter medication.
3. Medication must bebrought to the health office by an adult in the original prescription bottle orover-the-counter packaging. Students are not permitted to carry medicine whileat school.
4. Medication will bekept in the health office in a safe place. While we will take every precautionpossible, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or for the administration ofthe medication.
5. Children should reportto the office to take their medication at the appropriate time.
This isan opportunity for children to share their classrooms with their family.
Open House is scheduled for April 25, 2013, and is a good time to visit other classrooms topreview the following school year. A notice will be placed in the Wave as wellas on the calendar on the home page of this site.
1. Park in designated spaces only.
2. Only pick up students at the front of pick-up line.
3. Students are not allowed to run across the parking lot.4. No double parking.
Students are not allowed to bring toys, electronics or play equipment to school.
Children are asked not to bring pets from home. In special cases, pets may be brought only with the prior permission of the teacher and should be in a cage or undersome other form of restraint.
School photos will be taken on Friday, Sept. 3rd (Makeup day Tues, Sept. 14th)by Gerardy Photographers. Pictures are usually distributed in early December. Class photos will also be taken. You will have the option of ordering online. All proofs must be returned even if ordering online. You are not required to purchase photographs.
All students will:
1. Walk to the dismissalareas.
2. Wait to be picked upby car in the designated playground area.
3. Students are notallowed to play on campus unsupervised after school.
4. Walk their bikes offcampus and across crosswalks.
5. Wear a helmet ifleaving the campus by bike.
1. Students may not enter the building without permission.
2. Follow adult directions, the first time.
3. Be courteous.
4. Use equipment the wayit was designed i.e. jump ropes for jumping only.
5. Return all equipment to the PE shed at the end of recess. DO NOT kick balls at the end of recess, never kick a ball indiscriminately into a crowd.
6. Four students may stand on the “Super Nova” at a time (donut).
7. Two students are allowed on both large and small spinners. Do not push students on any of the spinners. NO sitting on top of the spinners.
8. Only one student on the zip line at a time. No pushing students on the zip line.
9. Students must abide by the following rules while on the playground:
▪ No jumping off of anyequipment.
▪ No tag/chase games onthe play structures or in wood chip area.
▪ No climbing on fences or backstops/playing on the hillsides.
▪ No throwing water,sand, dirt, pebbles or rocks.
▪ No personal sports equipment/toys should be brought to school.
▪ No balls are to be thrown against any school walls.
▪ No pushing, pulling of each other or clothes is allowed at school.
▪ No piggyback rides orpicking up other students.
▪ No dodge ball.
▪ No balls allowed in lunch table area.
▪ No flipping on the bars.
▪ No play fighting or contact sports.
The Solana Pacific PTA supports our school by raising money to enhance your child’s education. Check out their website at: http://web.sbsd.k12.ca.us/web/SPPTA
The Solana Pacific School Site Council is made up of parents, staff and the principal. The Site Council develops a coordinated budget, and develops the School Site Strategic Plan, including setting school goals and assessing program effectiveness.
SolanaBeach School District has adopted board policy and administrative regulation(BP/AR) 5145.7 containing rules and procedures for reporting sexual harassment.“The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students by other students, employeesor other persons, at school or at school-sponsored or school-relatedactivities. Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to,unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted requests for sexual favors or otherunwanted verbal, visual or physical conduct of sexual nature made againstanother person of the same or opposite gender, in the education setting.”
The State ofCalifornia requires testing of children in reading, written language, mathematics and science.
The 2010 CaliforniaStandardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program test results for schools,counties, districts, and the state are available at the CA Departmentof Education Web site.
Test results are usedfor student and school accountability purposes.
Solana Pacific School and the Solana Beach School District are a tobacco-free site. Use of all tobacco products shall be prohibited within any district building, facility, or vehicle. In addition, the use of all tobacco products is prohibited on school grounds or premises. This prohibition shall also apply to all individuals attending or representing the school district at school-sponsored activities held off district property.
Students who arrive after 8:45 am must go to the office for a tardy pass before entering their classrooms. If it is an excused tardy, due to an appointment, parents need to sign students in.
All visitors must signin and out in the office and wear a visitor's badge.
Solana Pacific welcomes all parent volunteers. Volunteers work with children individually or in small groups, chaperone on field trips, help prepare materials at school and do teacher before/after school duties. All volunteers are asked to sign in daily in the office.
Each school requires a copy of a negative tuberculin test (injection) or X-ray and a signed copy of the Annual Notification Signature form/Volunteer Code of Conduct. The tuberculin test is good for four years. The X-ray is good for life.
It is very important for all volunteers to respect confidentiality, be on time and inform the teacher if they cannot volunteer as scheduled.