Weekly Message for the Week of October 30th

Dear Tiffany Families,

What a week we had here at Tiffany!!!  Red Ribbon Week festivities that ended with an incredible Fall Carnival for all to enjoy!  Thank you to our PTA, Staff, Community Partners and Families for making these moments possible for our students!  We are so very fortunate to have an amazing community here at Tiffany!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here is the information for the week:

No Costumes on Tuesday

Just a reminder that we will not be wearing costumes to school on Tuesday.  Students are welcome to wear orange and black, if they would like!

Clocks Fall Back NEXT Sunday

It’s that time of year where the clocks are about to change again.  Don’t forget that the time changes next Sunday, November 5th!

Parking Lot Safety

For your review, here are the traffic and parking lot expectations:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • The left lane in the parking lot is for traffic to move through.  Parking/stopping in the left lane blocks cars from being able to exit.  Students should not exit or enter vehicles that are in the left lane.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.  When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces.

We understand that the painting of the additional red curb is a major shift and it impacts how pick up and drop off has been for a very long time.  The red curbs are because that is the current building code and we must adjust to fulfill this new requirement.  Thank you, in advance, for keeping our students safe and thank you to those who are following our expectations in the parking lot.

I am excited to share with you that Safety Patrol is coming back after a long hiatus!  Ms. Brauer and Ms. Bertrand, along with a group of 5th and 6th graders are gearing up to start patrol before and after school.  They are in the process of beginning their training with CVPD and we be out in the parking lot soon!

If you would like to volunteer in our parking lot, please let me know at crystal.sutton@cvesd.org.

Everyday Counts – Attendance Reminders

Just a reminder that our gates open for breakfast and the track at 8:10am – we encourage our families to take advantage of this opportunity, as you beat the parking lot rush!  School starts promptly at 8:45am and students should be in line by 8:40am.

If a student is sick with a fever, bowel issues, committing, COVID, flu, etc., they should not attend school.  Also keep in mind that students who have a 100+ degree temperature may not come to school and can return after they have been fever free for 24 hours without medication.

Again, here are tips for attendance to know what is excused and what is not:

  • Please call the office to report any absences and the reason for the absence.
    • Excused Absences: illness, doctor appointments for the student, military engagements (ex. ceremony, return from deployment), death of an immediate family member, etc.
    • Unexcused Absences:  appointments for other family members, out of town, vacations, etc.
    • Independent Study:  If you know ahead that your child might need to miss school (ex. family reunion), please contact your child’s teacher and our office to set up an independent study contract.  Independent Study contracts are available for 3 or more days, but not more than 14 cumulative days in a school year.  Independent Study Contracts should be requested at least one week in advance.
    • Tardy:  Students are considered tardy if they are not in class by 8:45am.
    • COVID absences are cleared with a POSITIVE test result.  Current guidelines require positive individuals to stay home for 5 days and mask through Day 10 on campus.

Looking ahead, we will not have school on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Here’s to a great week!

Take Care,

Dr. Sutton

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