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General Info for Parents


Weekly Thursday Folders: Every Thursday, school flyers and information will be sent home in a special folder or envelope. Parents should remove this important information and return the folder/envelope with their child on Friday.


Students are allowed to bring a cell phone to school.  However, phones must be kept in a backpack and turned off throughout the school day. They can be used, if needed, after school for communication with parents (Board Policy #5141.2).  iPods, iPads and electronic games are not permitted at school.  Electronic readers (e.g. Kindles, Nooks) are permitted with parent permission. Smart watches are permitted if used as a typical watch and not as a communicative device during the school day.  The use of camera functions on phones and other devices is prohibited at all times.  Violation of this policy will result in the privilege to have such device at school being revoked.


If you are picking your child up by car, we prefer that you use the pick-up/drop-off lane between Ridgeway and Charles, aka “The Loading Dock”.  This one-way lane enters at Ridgeway and exits by turning right onto Charles.  Please place a sign on the passenger side dashboard with student last names in bold letters.  Pull up as far as possible on the right hand side of The Loading Dock.  Students must enter cars along the curb (passenger side).  When ready to leave, pull as far as possible to the left side of the lane to keep traffice flowing, and exit right onto Charles Road.  Only right turns are permitted onto Charles.


We appreciate the dispensing of all medicine at home whenever possible.   If your child needs any type of medication at school, prescription or non-prescription, you will need to provide a current “Administration of Medications” form which requires the signature of the physician and identifies the specific medication and dosage.  This form may be obtained in the school office and must be completed annually since it is not automatically transferred from one year to the next.


Students may bring a lunch to school or receive a free lunch through the cafeteria.  The state of California is providing free breakfast (at recess) and lunch to all students. 


Please mark all lunch boxes, sweaters, jackets, etc. with your child's last name. If you have lost any items, please check Davy Jones' Locker (near the outdoor stage and the cafeteria). All items unclaimed from Davy Jones' Locker will be donated to charities throughout the school year, usually during winter and spring recess, and after school closes in June.


All parents need to sign up for the CUSD Parent Portal in order to view attendance recordsstandardized test scores and report cards and update personal information, such as contact people and phone numbers, and medical information.   You will need your student’s ID number, your home phone number, and unique verification code which you can obtain through the school office.
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