Text Box: 2008-2009 STUDENT HANDBOOK
ADOBE BLUFFS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL
(858) 538-8403
Mark Atkins, Principal
matkins@powayusd.com

 

               

 

 

 

 

                                  TABLE  OF  CONTENTS

 

 

TABLE  OF  CONTENTS.................................................................................1
ADOBE  BLUFFS  STAFF  DIRECTORY........................................................2
GENERAL  SCHOOL  RULES ........................................................................5
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES..............................................................................5
PLAYGROUND RULES...................................................................................5
TRAVELING TO AND FROM SCHOOL........................................................7
ASSEMBLY RULES.........................................................................................9
HOMEWORK POLICY....................................................................................9
REPORT CARDS AND PARENT CONFERENCES......................................10
BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT/OPEN HOUSE................................................10
CAFETERIA SERVICES..................................................................................11
SCHOOL  HOURS...........................................................................................12
EXTENDED STUDENT SERVICES (ESS)......................................................13
SCHOOL  POLICIES.......................................................................................13
ATTENDANCE................................................................................................13
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL .........................................................................14
COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS ......................................................14
PARENT VISITATION ...................................................................................14
HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT SCHOOL .....................................14
DISTRICT POLICIES .....................................................................................16
ACADEMIC HONESTY .................................................................................15
HARASSMENT. ..............................................................................................15
EARTHQUAKE / DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM  ......................15
2008 – 2009 SCHOOL  CALENDAR. ............................................................18
ADOBE BLUFFS 2008 – 2009  PTA  EXECUTIVE  BOARD  ......................19
ADOBE BLUFFS 2008 – 20089CHAIRS. ......................................................19
POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT  ......................................................21
ADOBE BLUFFS SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL*   ............................................21
ADOBE BLUFFS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION*   .................................21
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS.  ..............................................................23
ADOBE BLUFFS  TRAFFIC  SAFETY  ..........................................Back Cover

 

ADOBE BLUFFS STAFF DIRECTORY

 

Mark Atkins – Principal                                           Karen Winn Administraive Assistant                  matkins@powayusd.com                                                kwinn@powayusd.com                   3202        
Kathy Vasko – Office Clerk            3204                          Karen Serafin – Health                                kvasko@powayusd.com                                                  kserafin@powayusd.com               3201
________________________________________________________________

 

Grade

Room

Teacher

Ext

Email Address

K

8

Peggy Boyd

3108

Pdiemer @powayusd.com

K

7

Roberta Bollish

3107

rbollish@powayusd.com

K/1

6

Carol Bennett

3106

cbennett@powayusd.com

1

5

Kathy Ryan

3105

kryan@powayusd.com

1

23

Susan Hicks

3123

shicks@powayusd.com

2

4

Kristina Nath

3104

knath@powayusd.com

2

5

Julie Lowrie

3103

jlowrie@powayusd.com

2

11

Valerie Belong

3111

vbelong@powayusd.com

2/3

15

Havena Marks

3115

hmarks@powayusd.com

3

16

Amanda Nobles

3116

anobles@powayusd.com

3

9

Joyce Baird/

3109

jbaird@powayusd.com

 3

 9

 Kerrie Shank

3109

 kshank@powayusd.com

 3

 10

 Katie Roach

3110 

 khafer@powayusd.com

3

14

Karen O’Connor

3114

koconnor@powayusd.com

4

13

Larry Knorr

3113

lknorr@powayusd.com

4

12

Jill Mulligan

3112

jmulligan@powayusd.com

4

17

Sharon Seikkula

3117

sseikkula@powayusd.com

4/5

18

Lisa Grant

3118

lcolvin@powayusd.com

5

20

Connie Mitchell

3120

cmitchell@powayusd.com

 5

 21

 Richard Figone

3121 

 rfigone@powayusd.com

 5

 22

 Nancy Reddell

3122 

 nreddell@powayusd.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Staff

 

 

 

Position

 

Staff

 

Ext

 

Email Address

LAN Administrator

Peter Nguyen

3167

hnguyen@powayusd.com

Computer Resource Assistant

Tammi Leisenring

3161

tleisenring@powayusd.com

Lead Custodian

 

Richard Long

3151

rlong@powayusd.com

ELL Aide

 

3159

        @powayusd.com

Night Custodian(s)

Ernesto Baluca

Patrocinio Torio

3151

3151

 

Librarian

Susan Lingner

3162

slingner@powayusd.com

Psychologist

Carole Moore                                                                                

3155

cmoore@powayusd.com

Counselor

Katie McLeod

3155

khuppert@powayusd.com

Resource Specialist

Dave Thompson

3136

DaThompson@powayusd.com

Speech Therapist

Linda Sirb

3157

lsirb@powayusd.com

ESS Supervisor

Jan Reynoso

3206

jreynoso@powayusd.com

Student Services/PIP

Tracy Hughes

3154

thughes@powayusd.com

 

Sandy Dinslage

3154

sdinslage@powayusd.com

Instrumental Music

Lisa Posteraro

 

LPosteraro@powayusd.com
mailto:jhernandez@powayusd.com

           

 Please direct messages for Adobe Bluffs Staff by using the telephone extensions provided above. 
Calls will automatically go into voice mail during school hours.

 

 

Position

 

Staff

 

 

 

 

Instructional Aides

Anna Gray

 

Barbara Keegan
Victoria Turnage
Janet Stempfle

 

 

 

 

 

Noon Duties

Joann Burton
Susie Dunford
Karen Leasum

 

 

Linda McWilliam
Darise Ronning
Kelly Smith

 

 

 

 

 

ESS Staff

Cathy Cheadle
Armando Cordoba
Erica Harris
Jamie Havertz
Brian Mann
Aimee McCoy
Melissa Mitchell

 

 

Vanessa Montero
Eric Moore
Jan Reynoso
Tyler Staats

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Aztec Pledge

Please read the following school rules with your child and sign the attached form.

 

GENERAL  SCHOOL  RULES

 

In order to ensure a safe learning environment for all youngsters at Adobe Bluffs, students are expected to follow these
 five basic rules at all times:
1.  Respect and obey all adults at school.
2.  Walk to and remain in assigned areas.
3.  Take care of school and personal property.
4.  Use only kind words and actions toward others.
5. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
*Students who choose to not follow the five basic rules will receive an Aztec Alert!

 

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

The following games and activities are not allowed at school:

·          Tackle Football                                                  

·          Crack the Whip

·          Soak’m

·          Piggyback

·          Playing with Sharp or Pointed Objects

·          Using Profanity or Unkind Remarks

·          Throwing Rocks, Stones, Sand or other dangerous objects

·          Defacing School Property

·          Bouncing or Throwing Balls against the Building

·          Chewing Gum

  

PLAYGROUND RULES

1.    Playground equipment is to be used in the manner for which it was designed.

2.    Softball bats are to be used only by upper grade students and under the direct supervision of a teacher, noon duty supervisor, or other adult.  A catcher’s mask must be worn by anyone catching behind the plate; those waiting to bat must remain behind the backstop.

3.    The following PE equipment may be brought from home but must be marked with the student’s name and room number: balls, jump ropes, soft frisbees.  The school is not responsible for damage or loss of equipment brought from home.

4.    Mp3 players, radios, boom boxes, video game, walkmans, electronic devices, etc., should NOT be brought to school for playground use.  Cameras are only allowed on special occasions with teacher permission.

5.   Toys or playthings except tennis balls may be brought to the classroom only with the teacher’s permission and may not be taken out of the classroom at recess or lunch.  No obviously dangerous items or replicas (knives of any kind, guns, etc) should be brought to school.

6.   There will be no closed/locked games.

7.   Lunch boxes and backpacks should be placed next to the building or fence closest to the classroom line-up location.

8.   Students are not to leave school grounds during the day without permission.

9.   No child should return to the building or a classroom during lunch/recess or walk through classroom corridors, except with passes.

10.  Cell phones must stay in backpack and be turned off during school hours.

11.  Stay in clear vision of duty personnel.

12.  Students should not climb on baseball backstops, banks, fences, or trees.

13.  All students should freeze where they are when the bell rings and they hear three short whistles.  They report to their classroom lines when directed by one long whistle.

14.  Running is allowed on the blacktop and grass only.

15.  Balls are allowed on the blacktop and grass only.
16.  No food is allowed on the playground or hallways. Eat in the lunch area only.

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT RULES

 Primary Grade Play Area

·          Balance Beam - No pushing anyone off and one direction only.

·          Gray Oval Tunnels - One direction only.

·          Slides - Slide down only, no jumping off and no pushing others.

·          Bridge - Stay off the top.

·          Pop-Ups - Stay off the top, 20 bounces and switch.

·          Swings - 100 turns, then switch, no jumping, swing from front to back only, sit up at all times and hold on with two hands.

·          Pull-up bars - 2 hands must stay on bar at all times.

 

Upper Grade Play Area

·          Rock Climbing Wall - No sitting on top, no jumping, and only one child at a time.

·          Pull Up Chairs - No sitting on top bars, one child per seat, 20 turns and switch.

·          Rope Ladder - No climbing over top, no sitting, no jumping and keep your head out of the holes.

·          Teeter Totters - Stay off of the top, remain seated, feet on the ground, beware of your partners seat and 20 turns.

·          Swings - 100 turns, then switch, no jumping, swing from front to back only, sit up at all times and hold on with two hands.

·          Monkey Bars - No chicken fights, no sitting on top and no crawling through.

·          Pop-Ups - One child at a time and keep moving.

·          Pull Up Bars - 2 hands must stay on bar at all times.

·          Triangular Pull up bar - No sitting, pull ups only.

 

DRESS CODE

Clothing should be neat, clean, and fit properly.  Students may not dress in a manner that creates a safety hazard or that interferes with or distracts from the learning process.  This includes, but is not limited to:

1.        Blouses or shirts may not show the midriff.  Straps narrower than 1”, one-strap, strapless or halter-tops will not be allowed.

2.       Hats and sunglasses may not be worn indoors.

3.       Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times.  Beach shoes/flip-flops and heelies (shoes with wheels) are not to be worn at school.

4.       Pants must be tailored to the waist and stay up without using a belt.  Undergarments should not be visible.

5.       Belts may not hang down and must be tucked into the belt loops at all times.

6.       Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be as long as a child’s fingertips when arms are at their side.

7.       Clothing, jewelry, book covers, backpacks or binders that mention tobacco, alcohol, drugs, profanity, obscenity, weapons, or violence are not permitted.

8.       Attire including clothing, jewelry, and other accessories, which may be a safety hazard to the wearer or others, is not permitted (e.g. wallet chains, spiked rings, bracelets, chain necklaces, body jewelry).

9.       No makeup will be permitted at school.

 

 

   

TRAVELING TO AND FROM SCHOOL

 School Bus
Remember that the bus driver is responsible for getting everyone on the bus to school and back home safely. 
Your good manners will help.

 Before You Get On The Bus
1.    Be on time at your assigned bus stop.
2.    Stay off the street while you are waiting for the bus.
3.    Get in line when you see the bus approaching and wait until the driver opens the door before you attempt to board.  DO NOT PUSH!

 While You Are On The Bus

1.    You are not allowed to leave your seat while the bus is moving.

2.    Remember that loud talking and laughter are not needed.  Confusion can bother the driver and may result in a serious accident.

3.    Treat the bus as you would furniture in your own home.

4.    You must keep your hands and head inside the bus at all times.

5.    Help keep the bus safe and clean.

6.    Keep all books, packages, jackets, and all other objects out of the aisles.

7.    You are expected to be polite to fellow riders, the driver, and any helper that might be on the bus.

8.    Horseplay will not be permitted on or around the bus.

9.    Do not throw anything out the bus windows.

10.  There will be no bad language on the bus by anyone at any time.

11.   In case of emergency, stay in the bus unless told by the driver to do otherwise.

  

 Getting Off The Bus

1.    Stay seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.  DO NOT PUSH!
2.   After exiting, move away from the bus quickly.
3.    If you have to cross the street or road after you get off the bus, walk in front of the bus about 10 steps,
      look at the driver for a signal to cross, then walk quickly across the road after looking carefully both ways.
4.   The driver will not let children get off the bus at any place other than the assigned bus stop at home or
       at school unless they have permission from the parent or a school official.

  Walking

Sidewalks and streets are the most used public property.  If you are walking to school, it is
important to obey traffic rules.

 

1.    For your protection, marked crosswalks have been provided for you.  If you must cross where
you do not have any help, make sure it is safe to cross.  If possible, cross the street where
 there are school crossings or traffic lights.  There is a School Safety Patrol which assists
students in crossing Adobe Bluffs Drive at the corner of Via Michaelangelo Street.  Students a
re encouraged to cross at this intersection to ensure the greatest protection while crossing this
 busy street.

2.    No trash or garbage should be thrown on the sidewalk or streets.  If you walk with your friends,
make sure there is room for others to pass.

3.    At NO time shall boys and girls play in the area in front of the school.  This includes the
flagpole area, parking lot, and front lawn.

4.    The staff parking lot is out-of-bounds for students AT ALL TIMES.  It is never to be
used as a play area.

5.    When coming to or leaving school, stay on the sidewalk.  Never walk across private property. 
Use crosswalks and sidewalks at all times.

 

Bicycles

Bicycles can be fun but can also be dangerous.  You must be very careful whenever you ride your bicycle.

 If you ride your bike on the street to school, you must obey the same traffic rules that apply to automobiles. 
You should stop for lights, signal for turns, give pedestrians the right of way, and watch out for your safety
and the safety of others.  Have a light or reflector on your bike and wear light colored clothing if you ride
after dark.  All bike riders must wear a helmet.

 1.    Only third, fourth and fifth graders are allowed to ride their bikes to school.  All bike riders must have
signed permission slips turned in to the school office before bringing their bikes to school.

 

2.    All bikes should be parked and locked at the bike rack.  Students should not double-lock their bikes.

3.    All bicycles brought to school should have a license issued by the City of San Diego.

4.    Students should never touch bicycles that do not belong to them.

5.    Two persons riding on one bicycle is against the law.

6.    Bicycle riders must obey the same rules that apply to autos when riding on the street.

7.    Bicycles are never to be ridden on the sidewalk or on the playground.  They should be walked into the bicycle area. 
 “Walked” means both of the student’s feet are touching the pavement.

 

Skateboards, roller blades, wheelie-shoes and scooters are not allowed at school.

 

ASSEMBLY RULES

1.    Students should enter and leave assemblies in an orderly manner with their teacher.

2.    Students should sit where their teacher directs them.

3.    Students should become silent when the speaker asks for their attention.

4.    Students should be courteous to speakers or entertainers (no whistling, cat-calling,

      hooting, etc.)

5.   Students should stay seated until excused from the assembly.

 

 HOMEWORK POLICY

Teachers at Adobe Bluffs Elementary School assign homework in accordance with the Poway Unified School District Homework
 Policy as outlined by Board Policy 3.24.  We acknowledge that homework is defined as the time students spend outside the
classroom in assigned learning activities.  The purpose of homework is to:

 ·          Practice, reinforce or apply acquired skills and knowledge.
 
·          Develop regular study skills.
 
·          Foster the ability to complete assignments independently.

      Adobe Bluffs also believes that homework is the responsibility of students, and that parents can best support
      their children by monitoring the completion of assignments, encouraging their efforts and providing an appropriate
      place to study at home.

 

In accordance with Board Policy, each grade level team of teachers has identified the following guidelines:

 

GRADE

GUIDELINES

K

Read with your child every night for a minimum of 15 minutes.  Math Homelinks.

K/1

Homework should not exceed 10-15 minutes per night including time for reading.

Homework is given four nights weekly.  Topics include reading, reading comprehension, math and spelling.

1

Weekly homework commitment:

·          Read every night 4 nights a week for 20 minutes

·          Practice spelling lists

·          Complete Math Homelinks

·          Completion of occasional special projects

2/3

Homework includes spelling, math, and language arts for approximately 45 minutes nightly.  Homework is not assigned on holidays or weekends unless it is requested by parents or if the child has been sick.  Parent letters of explanation are sent home for long term assignments (signature often required) with timelines and dates given by the teacher.  Homework is graded intermittently as research states that intermittent reinforcement is the most positive reinforcement schedule.

4/5

Homework will include spelling, math, social sciences, science, independent reading/writing, and long term projects for approximately 50-60 minutes a night.  Long term projects are assigned with expectations communicated to parents.  Students may choose to complete portions of the long term projects or read over the weekends and/or holidays.

 

REPORT CARDS AND PARENT CONFERENCES
Report cards are issued three times a year in October, March, and June.  Parent Conferences are scheduled for
the end of the first reporting period.  Parents requesting additional conferences are encouraged to contact their
child’s teacher for a convenient time to meet.

  

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT/OPEN HOUSE

Back to School night is August 30, 2007.  This is a special night for parents to meet their child’s teacher and
learn about the curriculum.  It is a time when teachers will explain their programs and expectancies; parents
 are encouraged to make babysitting arrangements on back-to-school night.

 Open House and Annual Art Show will take place April 2, 2009.  It is a time for the entire family to attend. 
This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to share their work and what they have learned with their parents.

 

CAFETERIA SERVICES

The primary purpose of the School Lunch Program at Adobe Bluffs School is to provide nutritious and well-balanced lunches to every child.  All meals incorporate the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and meet nutrition standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture.  School lunches are served in a fast, efficient and courteous manner thereby allowing time for children to play and socialize with their friends during lunch recess time.

 Pre-payment:  To avoid the hassle of sending cash money each day, we highly recommend using the pre-payment system or by establishing an account with mylunchmoney.com.  Lunches can be purchased either by the week or month.  Prepayment envelopes are available at the school office.  Children or parents are asked to drop prepayment envelopes at the office.  Families of students who bring their own lunch can also prepay for lunches in case their child forgets their lunch.  The price for lunches is, $2.00 for a full lunch, $.50 for extra milk and $.60 for juice (as of print date).  If you would like to know your student’s balance, call 668-2570.

 Free or Reduced Price Lunch:  To get free or reduced price meals for your child, you must complete an application and return it to the school office.  Application forms are available at the school office.  Applications are accepted throughout the school year.

  Lunch Menu:  If your child does not bring a lunch menu home, lunch menus can be picked up in the office or you can go to the District website for the menu.  Check your monthly menu for special events, treats and nutritional news or check our website at www.powayusd.com

 Milk Allergy:  If your child is allergic to milk, juice can be substituted only on the presentation of a Medical Statement from the child’s doctor.  A physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant can sign this statement.

 LUNCHROOM COURTESY

1.    Remain seated at your table.
2.    Maintain a low noise level.
3.    Don’t throw food.
4.    Students will remain at tables until the bell rings and a teacher/supervisor has dismissed you.
5.    Clean up your lunch area before going back to class.
6.    Wait to be dismissed by the lunch supervisor.

 

 

SCHOOL  HOURS
 

STARTING / ENDING TIME

                        M-T-W-F
                       Grades K-5:                                              7:45 -  2:05

                 Recess                                                  10:00 – 10:15

                                                                      Lunch

                        Group 1                        11:25 – Eat,      11:45 – Play,    12:05 – Class*
                        Group 2                       11:45 – Eat,      12:05 – Play,    12:25 – Class*

                    Thursday Only
                       Grades K-5:                                            7:45 - 12:25     

                                                                                           Lunch

                        Group 1                        11:25 – Eat,      11:35 – Play,    11:55 – Class*
                        Group 2                       11:45 – Eat,      11:55 – Play,    12:15 – Class*
                                                                                             *Bell

 

  

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS

Our doors are always open to parents.  Please drop by the office to sign in whenever you’re visiting or
volunteering at school.  Office hours are from 7:15 am to 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
 and from 7:15 am to 2:00 pm onThursday, excluding holidays. 

 SCHOOL ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES

The first bell at the beginning of each day is at 7:40.  Playground supervision does not begin until 7:25
In order to ensure student safety, we ask that parents do not send children to school until supervision begins. 
 Students on the playground before 7:25 will receive a warning and parents will be contacted.

 Dismissal will be at 2:05 every day except Thursday, with Thursday dismissal at 12:25.  The early release on
Thursdays has been designed to provide staff development and planning time for teachers, as well as enrichment
opportunities for students.  For safety reasons, if your child is not picked up by 2:20 (or 12:35 Thursday) or
 enrolled in ESS, they will be brought to the office where an adult will need to sign them out.  Be prepared to show I.D.

 

)EXTENDED STUDENT SERVICES (ESS)

Our ESS (day care) program is available before school beginning at 6:30 am, and again after school until 6:00 pm. 
For additional information, please call 538-2672, and ask for the ESS Supervisor, Jan Reynoso.

 

SCHOOL  POLICIES

 

ATTENDANCE

 When Your Child Is Absent

Please be sure to telephone (ext. 3201) or email the school office @ kserafin@powayusd.com everyday your student
is absent.  If for some reason that is not possible, please send a note with your child the day of his/her return to
school, indicating the date(s) and reason for absence.  Please notify us in case of a lengthy absence, contagious illness,
or serious injury.

 Office Campus Independent Study (OCIS)

If your student will be out of school at least five or more consecutive days, please obtain from the office an
 Independent Study Contract.  Work will be assigned by the classroom teacher for your student to complete
and turn in upon his/her return to school.  Two weeks advance notice for all Independent Study Contracts
 is required on order that teachers may have time to thoroughly prepare assignments,.  All signatures are
required before the contract is sent home with the homework.

 When You Must Take Your Child Out Of School

If it becomes necessary to take your child out of school during the school day, please report to the office to
sign out your child.  Once a student arrives at school, he/she may not leave the campus or playground during
school hours without permission from the office and signed authorization by an adult.  Children returning to
school on the same day they have been checked out should be signed back in at the office.

When Your Child Is Tardy

Should your child arrive late to school, he/she must first report to the office before going to class.  Promptness
 is an extremely important attribute.  The first several minutes of class are very important: classroom attendance
is taken (money from the state is based on this); lunch count is taken; and in most rooms, a schedule of the day’s
events is given.  When a child walks in four or five minutes late, it is not only disruptive to the class, but is uncomfortable
for the child.

Thus, we are asking both parents and children to be aware of the importance of being on time.  We will communicate
 to you if your child is having a problem with this.  Together, we will be able to help our children develop habits that
will make life easier for them.
 

 MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

Arrangements can be made to administer prescriptions at school.  A Parent Release form with a doctor’s signature
must be on file in the office before medication of any type (even over the counter) can be given.  Please check
with the health attendant for the proper form.  Prescription and non-prescription medicines are not allowed in
backpacks or classrooms.

 COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS 

Communication between parents and staff members is highly encouraged at Adobe Bluffs Elementary School. 
 Always talk with the school staff that is closest to the situation.  TALK  TO YOUR TEACHER FIRST! 
Many problems are due to miscommunication or misinformation, and can easily be cleared up by talking or writing
a note to the teacher.

 If you wish to contact your teacher, send a note, email or call the office and leave a request for the teacher to return your call.  Please remember that while classes are in session, the teachers are required to attend to their instructional/supervisory duties and are not free to converse with parents. Teachers are frequently expected to attend after-school meetings or are busy with classroom preparation in the mornings, and are not always available if you unexpectedly “drop-in”.  An appointment always ensures a satisfactory meeting time for all concerned.

 

PARENT VISITATION

You are always welcome to visit your child’s classroom.   Please make advance arrangements at least 24 hours prior to meeting with your child’s teacher and sign in at the office as required by law. 

Pre-school children or children attending other schools may not visit in the classroom.  Please remember that this is not a “conference” time, as the appropriate time for a conference is when your teacher can give you all of their attention – usually before or after school.  If you make an appointment for a conference, you will assure yourself of having enough time for discussion.       

 

 

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT SCHOOL

 We appreciate your willingness to make a personal contribution to Adobe Bluffs.  In order to participate in a volunteer
 capacity, the following requirements must be met:

 1.        Proof of Tuberculosis Mantoux Test for all individuals who consistently come in contact with children. 
       (Visit our website for TB testing information).

2.       Background Check (Megan’s Law) (Level 1 Volunteers) and Fingerprint Clearance (Level II Volunteers)

3.       Sign in at the office and wear a volunteer badge.


 

DISTRICT POLICIES

 ACADEMIC HONESTY

In support of the District’s Academic Honesty Policy 3.40, students are expected to demonstrate acts of honesty at all times.

Teachers and staff members will support and enforce all District rules of academic honesty and provide a learning environment
that does not allow or tolerate dishonesty.

Any student who violates the rules of the Academic Honesty Policy will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

 HARASSMENT

The District recognizes that harassment on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or gender is a violation
of both federal and state employment discrimination laws as well as District Policy and Administrative Procedures. 
Harassment is unwanted and unwelcome behavior from other students or staff members which interferes with another
individual’s life.  The District is committed to providing students with an academic environment free from harassment,
and will not tolerate such conduct on the part of any District employee or student.

 We believe that every student has the right to learn…
           
·          without being called names;
           
·          without being threatened, harassed, intimidated, or bullied for any reason.

 Any student with a complaint of harassment should report it immediately to the principal who will implement the complaint
 process contained in Administrative Procedure 5.24, which is available at each school site.  No individual will suffer
 reprisals for reporting any incidents of harassment or making any complaints.  The District will promptly and thoroughly
 investigate any complaints of harassment, and will take immediate action to resolve such complaints.

                       

 

EARTHQUAKE / DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM

In case of an earthquake, the staff will stay at school until the emergency is over and all children are safe.   The staff has been given in-service procedures to follow.  We feel the safest place for children in an emergency during the school day is on the school campus itself, under the supervision of trained personnel.

 We will NOT send students home in an emergency unless dismissal can be conducted with complete safety and the parent, guardian, or designee of the parent, has reported to the school office.  A record will be kept of the time the child was taken and by whom.

 The students will be practicing duck, cover, and hold exercises, fire evacuation drills and lockdown drills throughout the year.

 Parents who are on campus at the time of any safety drill are expected to follow all procedures.

 

 AZTEC PLEDGE FORM

 My child and I pledge to show Aztec pride at school.  We have read and discussed the school rules and agree to follow them. 

 Please sign below and return to school.

 

 ___________________________     ________     ______________________   _______

Parent Signature                                    Date               Student Signature                  Date

 

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008-2009

 SCHOOL  CALENDAR

 

 

 

August              19                     First Day of Schoool
                                            28                     Back to School Night – Parents Only

September                 1           M          Labor Day
                                            29         M          Student Release Day – Professional Growth                       

October              29         W         Minimum Day – Early Release @ 12:25 pm
                                            30         Th         Student Release Day Teacher/Parent Conferences
                                            31          F          Student Release Day Teacher/Parent Conferences

November                  11          M          Veteran’s Day
                                            24-28    M-F       District Recess/Admission Day/Thanksgiving

            December                 22-1/2   M-F       Winter Break

January              1           T          New Year’s Day
                                            5          M          School Resumes
                                           19         M          Martin Luther King
                                           20         T          Student Release Day - Professional Growth           

February                  16-20    M-F       District Recess/Presidents’ Birthdays

      April                 6-10      M-F       Spring Break
                                          2          Th         Open House
                                         25         M          Memorial Day

                 June                 11          Th         Last Day of School – release time: 12:00 pm

                       

 

Don’t forget to mark your calendars!

                                                                                               

 

 

ADOBE BLUFFS 2008 – 2009  PTA  EXECUTIVE  BOARD

 

President  Ron Cole       538-1699      rcole4@san.rr.com 
Executive Vice President   Corrinne Cousar    Home: 538-5286    
   14639 Vintage Dr. email:corrinnecousar@netzero.com 
     
1st  Vice President  Jaime KaesbauerHome:  538-5897
(Membership)  Email: Jaime_kaesbauer@hotmail.com
     
2nd Vice President Paige Schaefer Home:  538-2337
(Programs) 8718 Elford CtE-mail:  paige.schaefer@itron.com
     
3rd Vice President Gabi PantfoerderHome:  780-2902
(Volunteers)  E-mail: gabi@san.rr.com
     
4th Vice President  April MacKinnon   Home:  780-0577
 (Ways & Means)  E-mail: maincajm@san.rr.com
   

 

Secretary                                                              Shannon Henwood Home:  780-1622
      E-mail: klraolsen@sbcglobal.net   
     
Financial Secretary              Cheryl  Rice                                Home:  538-9619
   8989  Hampe Ct. E-mail: crice@guidant.com
     
Treasurer                                                     Laura Nagro  Home: 484-6170
    E-mail:  lnagro@san.rr.com
     
Auditor                                                                       Kelly BartickHome:  759-5305
    E-mail: kbartick@san.rr.com
     
Historian                                                       Desiree Salas Home:  756-4947 
  7596 Camino de la Rosa                    E-mail: salasfam4@msn.com
     
Parliamentarian                                                        Ron ColeHome: 538-1699
   7012 Sherbourne Lane                      E-mail: rcole4@san.rr.com

 

 

 

 

ADOBE BLUFFS 2008 – 2009 CHAIRS

 

Programs/Events/Services

Chairperson1

Chair1 Phone

Chair1 email

AB Games/Olympics

Nicole Sanseverino

538-2200

nsansev@san.rr.com

Art Show

Kathy Carleton

484-8156

carleton@san.rr.com

Arts Attack

Darlene Hart

538-2043

pqharts@sbcglobal.net

Author's Faire

Donna Nasielski

780-9648

donnanas@gmail.com

Aztec Ambassadors

 

 

 

Back to School Breakfast

Yennie Garnica

538-1162

rg92129@hotmail.com

Ball Room

Jaime Kaesbauer

538-58997

jaime_kaesbauer@hotmail.com

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

Patty Verhage

484-5743

pjjv@sbcglobal.net

Book Exchange

Jaime Kaesbauer

538-5897

jaime_kaesbauer@hotmail.com

Box Tops

Jackie Rierdan

538-2243

jackie_rierdan@yahoo.com

Bylaws Review Committee

April MacKinnon

780-0577

maincajm@san.rr.com

Celebrate Diversity Day

Patty Verhage

484-5743

pjjv@sbcglobal.net

Character Counts

Ron Cole

538-1699

rcole4@san.rr.com

Communications Board

Pam Blumethal

480-8060

pam@lovemaui.com

Community Concerns

 

 

 

Conservation/Environment

April MacKinnon

780-0577

maincajm@san.rr.com

Dads Lunch

Ron Cole

538-1699

rcole4@san.rr.com

Doodle4Google

Paige Schaefer

538-2337

paige.schaefer@itron.com

Family Fun Events

 

 

 

Family Portrait Night

 

 

 

Foundation Liason

Paige Schaefer

538-2337

paige.schaefer@itron.com

Good Search

April MacKinnon

780-0577

maincajm@san.rr.com

Grocery Store Programs

 

 

 

Hassle Free

Cheri Rice

780-1622

cstiger@san.rr.com

Hospitality

Kiersten Bliss

538-5180

blisssmrs@yahoo.com

Library Helpers

Gabi Pantfoerder

780-2902

gabi@san.rr.com

Mileage Club/Fitness Fridays

Nicole Sanseverino

538-2200

nsansev@san.rr.com

Music Enrichment

 

 

 

Newsletter Editor

Jennifer Good

538-9086

jgoodcause@yahoo.com

Parent Education

Ron Cole

538-1699

rcole4@san.rr.com

Performing Arts

Donna Nasielski

780-9648

donnanas@gmail.com

PTA Website

Paige Schaefer

538-2337

paige.schaefer@itron.com

Publicity

 

 

 

Red Ribbon Week

Darlene Hart

538-2043

pqharts@sbcglobal.net

Reflections

Jennifer Wright

484-9492

wrijensd@yahoo.com

Room J Coordinator

 

 

 

Room L Science

Stephanie Gragg

484-5257

sgragg@sbcglobal.net

Room Parent Advisor

Paige Schaefer

538-2337

paige.schaefer@itron.com

Scholastic Book Fair

Elba Owen

538-5891

elbaowen@sbcglobal.net

School Savings

 

 

 

Science Day

Stephanie Gragg

484-5257

sgragg@sbcglobal.net

Spirit Wear

Ron Cole

538-1699

rcole4@san.rr.com

Staff Appreciation Coordinator

 

 

 

Storytelling Night

Donna Nasielski

780-9648

donnanas@gmail.com

Student Directory

Paige Schaefer

538-2337

paige.schaefer@itron.com

Summer Book Club

Kelly Smith

484-9086

kelljane@aol.com

Tiles

Yennie Garnica

538-1162

rg92129@hotmail.com

Traffic Circle

Kevin Elliott

538-3586

ks.elliott@att.net

Variety Show

Swan Bradshaw

603-2279

kdbradshawus@yahoo.com

Upromise

Paige Schaefer

538-2337

paige.schaefer@itron.com

Wal-mart Bag Recycling

JoAnn Bray

538-7855

jobray88@yahoo.com

Winter Jamboree

 

 

 

YMCA Sports Clinic

Ron Cole

538-1699

rcole4@san.rr.com

 

 

 

 

Health Screenings

Darlene Hart

538-2043

pqharts@sbcglobal.net

School Pictures

Annette Horton

538-9843

1mom42@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

 

Yearbook

Cristina Oribello

257-5290

fouroribellos@sbcglobal.net

Educational Foundation

Paige Schaefer

538-2337

paige.schaefer@itron.com

AB Run2Play

Nicole Sanseverino

538-2200

nsansev@san.rr.com

 

 

                                                                 

                        POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

13626 Twin Peaks Road
(858) 748-0010
(858) 679-2642 Fax
www.powayusd.com

                                               

Superintendent                                                   Donald A. Phillips, Ed.D.

                   Deputy Superintendent                                     John Collins, Ed.D

Assistant Superintendent                                     Diane Cantelli

Assistant Superintendent                                     Mel Robertson, Ed.D

Assistant Superintendent                                     Eric Lehew

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

                                    President                                   Jeff Mangum
                                    Vice President                            Linda Vanderveen
                                    Clerk                                         Andy Patapow
                                    Member                                      Penny Ranftle
                                    Member                                      Todd Gutschow

 

                             ADOBE BLUFFS SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL

Administrator                             Mark Atkins

Teachers/Staff

Peggy Boyd                                 Richard Figone                           

Susan Lingner                

Karen Winn                               

Parents

Ed Gerstin                                 Parent Member

Darlene Hart                              Parent Member*

Jaimie Rueter                             Parent Member*             

Karen Elliott                              Parent Member*

           

    ADOBE BLUFFS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

                             President                                   Paige Schaefer
                                           Vice President                           
                                           Educational Liaison                     Katie Roach, Kris Nath
                                          Financial Secretary                     Laura Jacanin
                                          Secretary                                  April MacKinnon
                                          Treasurer                                  Michelle Vollrath                                   

                                                 *New members to be elected in the fall
 

 

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

 

 

E-scrip enrollment                                                                1-800-592-0942

   Adobe Bluffs ID 137605987                                                www.eScrip.com

 

Extended Student Services (ESS)                                           538-2672

 

PUSD Food Services                                                              668-2570

 

Poway Unified School District                                                                          748-0010

 

Transportation                                                                                               679-2636

 

 

 

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My  child and I pledge to show Aztec pride at school.  We have read and discussed the school rules and agree to follow them.

 

 

 (After reading this handbook with your child, please sign the attached form and return it to your child’s teacher).

 

 

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My child and I pledge to show Aztec pride at school.  We have read and discussed the school rules and agree to follow them.

 

 

 

_________________________           _______________

Parent Signature                                        Date

 

 

_________________________              _______________

Student Signature                                     Date

 

 

 

PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN TO YOUR STUDENT’S TEACHER

 

 

ADOBE BLUFFS  TRAFFIC  SAFETY

 

 

©       Children are NOT ALLOWED to step off the curb or cross the street unless accompanied by an adult.

©       Please use the crosswalk on Adobe Bluffs Drive and obey the Safety Patrol commands.

©       When dropping off and picking up your child in the circle drive, please do so in single file so that your child enters your car from the sidewalk.  We apologize for the sometimes long lines but safety is our paramount concern.

©       The parking lot is NOT for dropping off students.  It is for Staff Parking Only.

©       The circle drive is NOT for parking.  At no time should cars be left   unattended as it prevents the smooth flow of traffic.   You may be ticketed by SDPD.