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Today: 2/22/18

What's Going On At Callison



 

 

February is

KINDNESS MONTH

at Callison!

Just some of the activities to show your kindness:

 

Wednesday, February 7: wear BLUE day

Wednesday, February 14: Twins Day

Wednesday, February 28: Miss Match Dress Day

 

Are you participating in the

50 WAYS TO SHOW KINDNESS

Challenge?

Talk to your teacher for more information

 

Make sure you stop by the Valentine's Booth and make a valentine for a Senior.  Every morning before school.

 

Kindness Koins

Bring in your spare change!

(February 5 - February 28)

All donations will be given to fire and flood victims.

 

CLassroom Door Contest

How can you illustrate Kindness on your classroom door?

 

Information from the District Office

2/16/18

Hello VUSD Families,

 

The recent school shooting in Florida is a horrible reminder that our worst nightmare is happening more and more. As we move forward through our fear for our own children and grief for families at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I wanted to share what VUSD has and will continue to do to address school safety.

 

School violence is a complex issue. As a district we have worked to identify the aspects of school violence beyond legislation that we can directly control and impact in our schools.

 

As adults, the action that we can take today which serves as the foundation for a positive school climate is helping students understand the importance of respect, compassion, understanding and support of each other; face to face, on social media, at school and at home. We can model this behavior and help students look for understanding of each other. Our schools serve students with a wide range of emotional, physical and intellectual needs and it is important that we foster a culture that is inclusive of everyone. Sometimes behaviors we witness are misunderstood or present an opportunity to provide a student with needed support. However, consistent and understood consequences for students who choose to threaten, demean or bully others at school or online is also key.

 

A consistent and clear emergency response plan is also vital in keeping our students safe and addressing any potential threat on campus. We are in our fourth year of practicing the Standard Response Protocols (Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate, Shelter). This plan was developed with guidance from the Vacaville Police Department. Vacaville PD is at the center of all our emergency responses and their expertise and support has been invaluable. A police sergeant and four school resource police officers are based on school campuses and serve all of our schools with safety and crime issues. Our emergency plan also includes monthly drills for students and staff as well as trainings for parents. I invite you to attend our next parent-training event on February 27th at 5:30 PM at 401 Nut Tree Road.

 

Our 2017-18 educational plan (LCAP) has also included funding and programing to systemically address social and emotional wellness for students. Each school has adopted systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that include teaching positive behaviors and offering a wide range of supports to fit each individual student’s needs. This includes sixteen mental health clinicians, therapists, and interns, school counselors, deans at secondary schools and school administration. The City of Vacaville also has a community service officer, two master social workers, family support workers and program managers who work to serve and support VUSD students as well.

 

Positive school climate and safety is an ongoing effort that must be the highest priority for the school district, parents, students, city and our community. Supporting students positively as they grow not only effects our school environment but our city as a whole.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about safety, please reach out to your school principal, district administration listed below or myself.

 

Director of Student Attendance and Welfare- Ramiro Barron (707) 453-7126 ext. 226

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services- Kim Forrest (707) 453-7201

Director of Community Engagement (emergency response)- Jennifer Leonard (707) 453-6155

 

Sincerely,

Jane Shamieh

Superintendent

Vacaville Unified School District

(707)453-6101

janes@vacavilleusd.org

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2/15/18

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School shootings are a terrifying thought for every parent and educator. Student safety is always in the forefront for us as a community. Given yesterday's tragic events in Florida, we thought we would share the following upcoming events that are part of our annual calendar to address school safety. 
The first is our district wide Emergency Operations Center Training on February 27th that includes all of our schools and departments in executing an EOC with the focus on the logistics of keeping our students safe and accounted for in a disaster. 

The second is an informational meeting for parents, reviewing our Standard Response Protocols as well as our Standard Reunification Method Protocols, also on February 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Educational Services Center Board Room at 401 Nut Tree Road. 

Finally, March 15th is our annual district-wide school Lockdown Drill. The drills will be happening throughout the day at every school site. Each site creates a different scenario to practice each year, for example a school might elect to trigger the drill during passing period or recess rather than in the classroom so that students can practice the procedures under various circumstances. 

The Vacaville Police Department is an integral partner in keeping our kids safe. All of our protocols are created in collaboration with VPD. More information about VUSD's emergency response protocols can be found at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/SRP. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Leonard at (707)453-6155 with any questions or comments.

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2/9/18

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Hello VUSD Parents and Guardians,

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) connects the funding we receive to the goals we’ve established, and it outlines the ways we measure progress. Parent/guardian input is a critical component to the plan. Academic success for each student requires a collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and schools.

Please take a few moments to share your feedback and priorities with us by completing one survey for each school your student(s) attend(s).  (2 surveys for 2 different schools, etc.)

SURVEY AT: https://goo.gl/forms/2SovZX O9KAH0PjXv1
Thank you for partnering with us in your student’s education.

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent
Jane Shamieh


clap logo encuesta espa ol
 

Saludos a nuestros Padres/Guardianes de VUSD,

El Plan de Control Local de Responsabilidad (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) conecta los fondos que recibimos a los objetivos que hemos establecidos y describe las maneras en que medimos el progreso.  El aporte de los padres/guardianes es un componente crítico del plan. El éxito académico de cada estudiante requiere una asociación colaborativa entre los padres/guardianes y las escuelas.

Por favor tómese unos momentos para compartir su retroalimentación y prioridades con nosotros completando una encuesta para cada escuela a la que su alumno(os) asista.  (2 encuestas para 2 escuelas diferentes, etc.)

Gracias por ser parte de la educación de su estudiante.  

https://goo.gl/forms/WfAm3aGHNj1wenwB2

Gracias por asociarse con nosotros en la educación de su hijo.

 

Sinceramente,

Superintendente 
Jane Shamieh

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1/25/18

6th Grade Parent Open House 

Meet Vaca Peña teachers and staff and get information about the transition to middle school, elective options, and class curriculum. 

Wednesday, February 28th at 6:00 PM in the Vaca Peña Gym

 

6th Grade Elementary Site Visits 

Vaca Peña Administration and Counselors will be at the following elementary sites presenting registration information about Vaca Peña. If your child does not attend one of these schools and you would like to attend one of these presentations, please contact the elementary site for permission.

 

Monday, March 5th at 9:00 AM                                 Callison

Wednesday, March 7th at 9:00 AM                           Padan

Thursday, March 8th at 9:00 AM                               Cooper

Thursday, March 8th at 1:00 PM                               Fairmont

 

 

WEB Orientation (Students ONLY) 

Incoming 7th graders will attend an informative and interactive orientation with our WEB Leaders.  After the orientation students will receive their schedule and can walk around to find their classes.  The PE department will also be selling PE uniforms.  

August 15th from 9:00 – 10:30

 

 

Parent Orientation (Parents ONLY)

Incoming 7th grade parents can attend a short orientation about middle school.  You can buy PE uniforms and yearbooks at this time.  Please arrange transportation with your student as this orientation will be shorter than your child’s.

August 15th from 9:00 – 9:45 

 

 

2018-2019 School years begins:  August 16th, 2018

School Start time:  8:50 AM

 

 

*you can find attached a form with our elective classes offered

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Just 20 Minutes of Reading A Day Makes a Big Difference!

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Front Office Hours:

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily

707-453-6250 Office

707-446-3729 Fax


Unattended children should not be on campus outside of these hours as they will be unsupervised. 

Coming Soon!

Callison School Registration Dates

TK (born between 9/2/13 and 12/1/13) through 6th grade

Begins March 6

9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM

 

The following items are MANDATORY to register your child:

 

Birth Certificate

 

Up To Date immunization record:

     4 Polio (3 are ok if last dose given  after age 4)

     5 DTP  (4 are ok if last dose given   after age 4)

     2 MMR (2nd after age 1)

     3 HEP B (First shot/ 2mos later/ 6 mos later)

     Varicella (Chicken Pox) 1 dose or immunity documented by healthcare provider (if your child has had chicken pox, the doctor must note it)

     TB Skin Test: Date Given  or No Risk notation from the doctor on the health exam

 

Proof of Residence

      A current utility bill, such as PG&E, Recology, or water bill.  Also, acceptable proofs would be current mortgage document or rental  agreement.

 

Proof of Health Exam

After age 4 years, 3 months

 

Proof of Dental Exam 

(due by May 15th of the child's first year)

Our Wonderful Callison Staff

Our School Mission

Welcome! The Mission of Callison Elementary School, in partnership with staff, families and community, is to empower all students to excel in elementary school and prepare for middle school through immersion in an environment that provides a challenging, standards-based curriculum, promotes a desire for learning, builds self-confidence and instills compassion for others.

2017-2018 Bell Schedule

Attendance is important to learning. Please be on time every day.
If your child is absent, contact the Callison office at 453-6250 during office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or email carlaw@vusd.org

Kindergarten

Morning Kindergarten:

8:45-12:05 a.m. (M, T, TH, F) 

   8:45 - 12:05 (W)


Afternoon Kindergarten: 

11:30-2:50 p.m. (M, T, TH, F)
    8:45 - 12:05 (W)

 

Grades 1-3

8:45 - 2:50 -  (M, T, TH, F)
 8:45 - 1:30 -  (Wednesdays)
8:45 - 12:55 - Grades 1-6 (Minimum days & conferences)

 

Grades 4-6

8:45 - 2:55 -  (M, T, TH, F)
    8:45 - 1:30 -  (Wednesdays)
8:45 - 12:55 - Grades 1-6 (Minimum days & conferences)