Blackford Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Jun 16th

Thank you for such an incredible end to the school year. We overcame many obstacles and our students learned so many new skills. We are so very proud of them and could not have done it without all of you! We hope you take time this summer to relax and create new memories with your children and we cannot wait to see you in the fall!

Below are important reminders and information:

Please check back at the beginning of August for more information regarding the start of the new school year!

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This week is Student Mental Health Week (5/10/21-5/14/21). With everything that has happened during the pandemic and continues to happen as we transition back to school, it can be overwhelming for students. We will be providing various mindfulness exercises and activities for students and helping them understand when and how to use them.

There is also a free webinar for parents on Thursday, May 13th from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm.  Simple click on this link and on the flyer there is a link to the webinar. We hope you can attend!

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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd-May 7th! We want to recognize our teachers for all their hard work during this unique and unprecedented year. We have come up with some fun and creative ways to let them know your child is thinking of them. Attached you will find ideas for each day of the week to celebrate your child's teacher. We are looking forward to a great week of recognizing our teachers and staff for all of their hard work!

Monday (May 3rd): Bring a flower or plant

Tuesday (May 4th): Notes of Appreciation

Wednesday (May 5th): Favorite Color Day (Wear your teacher's favorite color)

Thursday (May 6th): Make a video of appreciation on SeeSaw

Friday (May 7th): Random Act of Kindness for your Teacher

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As you know, students will be returning to campus five days a week beginning May 3, 2021. Below is the bell schedule for when school will begin and end. The pick-up and drop-off gates will stay the same and you will still need your child's pick-up number when you come. If you have any questions, you can call the office at (408) 978-4675 or email me at jjasper [at] campbellusd.org.

All Grades Gates open at 8:15 am Daily

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

Start/End

TK-3: 8:20 am-2:15 pm

4-5: 8:20 am-2:25 pm

Wednesday:

Start/End

TK-3: 8:20am -12:15 pm (Lunch at home)

4-5: 8:20 am-12:25 pm (Lunch at home)

 

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Family Engagement Institute (FEI), Foothill College would like to invite you to join a noncredit college class, “Families as Leaders: Put Into Practice the 5 Cs of 21st Century Skills,” this Spring 2021. 

Join us in a learning community to:

  • BUILD COMMUNITY THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS AND STORY SHARING

  • EXAMINE HOW TO BEST SUPPORT CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES

  • CONNECT WITH YOUR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ON ISSUES THAT MATTER

  • EXPLORE TOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT SAFE, RESPONSIBLE AND SMART USE

  • UNDERSTAND FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE GOING IDENTITY, ACCESS, & SUCCESS

Classes will be held on Zoom, a virtual meeting space. It’s free, safe, and no account is needed! You can tune in on your computer, cell phone interned browser, or by call.  

Class will take place on Wednesdays (4/21, 4/28, 5/5) at 5:30 PM!  

You Can Access Class Here. 

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In case you have not seen the newest information regarding the next reopening phase, students will return to full instruction 5 days a week on Monday, May 3rd. During this next phase, we will no longer have cohorts and your child will be required to attend school everyday. In the coming week, a bell schedule will be sent home with arrival and dismissal times.

If your child has currently been at home and has not returned during the current hybrid phase, a survey was sent to your inbox on April 14th regarding options for the the next reopening phase happening on May 3rd. If you DO NOT complete this survey by Friday, April 16th, your child will be expected to return on May 3rd.

If you have any questions, please call the office at (408) 978-4675.

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Our next ELAC meeting will be Wednesday, March 31st 1:00 pm-2:30 pm on Zoom.  We hope you can join us for this exciting meeting where we will have the Monroe Middle School Principal come and discuss the transition from 5th to 6th grade, we will also discuss the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and other upcoming events for our students. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting, but we encourage parents or family members to come if they have a child who is learning English. Please use this Zoom Link to log-on. We are excited to see you on March 31st at 1:00 pm.

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We are so excited to have our students back on campus. We have a new process for dismissal and need all families to come by the office to pick-up their placard for dismissal before your child returns to school. The placard has your child's dismissal number that you need when you come to pick-up them up on their cohort day. 

Also, please don't forget to watch the returning to school video for important information:

English: https://tinyurl.com/blackfordphase2

Spanish: https://tinyurl.com/blackfordphase2spanish

Lastly, please send a water bottle with your child each day they attend. Due to COVID-19 protocols, all water fountains have been covered and turned off. Please make sure students have a water bottle everyday.

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As you have already heard, we will be starting our Phase 2 Re-Opening Hybrid Plan in the upcoming weeks.

  • For TK-2nd grade Cohort A will begin on March 22nd and cohort B will begin March 25th.
  • For 3rd-5th grade, cohort A will begin on March 29th and cohort B will begin April 1st.

Next week, a welcome back letter, along with an informational video about drop-off and pick-up procedures will be sent home. Please keep an eye out for this to be sent home on SeeSaw and through email!

For now, please review the Re-Opening Handbook that has a lot of important information and will answer many questions you might have. We are so excited for your child to return!

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We are selling See's candy to help raise money for Blackford. The money we raise goes towards supplies, field trips, and fun experiences for our students. Please share this website with friends and family members and a portion of the sales will go to Blackford. Thank you so much!