Creating Innovative Thinkers Through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Mr. Theophane Korie, Principal
661-294-5340, ext. 190 tkorie@saugususd.org

Cathy Duus, Office Manager
661-294-5340, ext. 180, cduus@saugususd.org
Hello Parents,

I hope you all had a wonderful and restful fall break with your family.

As we return back to school, please make sure we are using extreme caution when driving or walking to school. It is critical that we work together to ensure the safety of our scholars, and parents during drop off and dismissal. Please click the link below to read the parking lot rules and procedures, and morning drop off/ dismissal pick up procedures.


Lets remind our scholars to continue to stay focused, and work on achieving their goals.

We will be holding Site council elections next week. Below please find the statements from each candidate. Stay tuned for more election information.









Upcoming Events:

10/10 Early Release Wednesday
10/10 Student Council Posters due
10/12 Student Council Campaign Presentations 8:15am
10/16 Fall Picture Retake Day
10/19 Friday Flag 8:15am
10/20 Fall Festival
10/23 - 10/31 Red Ribbon Week
10/26 Halloween Grams Due
11/1 No School
11/9 Friday Flag 8:15am
11/16 Awards Assembly 8:15am
Student Council

10/10 Wednesday - Student Council Posters are due in room 14.
10/12 Friday - Student Council Office Speeches will be presented in the Center Circle at 8:15 am. Parents are welcome to attend.
Voting will take place in the classrooms at 11:00 am, for grades 4-6. Winners will be announced by the end of the day.

This is a great opportunity for our scholars to have a voice in school activities, and demonstrate their leadership skills.

IT'S A 6TH GRADE THING



6th Grade will be selling snacks after school this Wednesday and Friday to raise money for 6th grade activities!



Halloween Grams 6th Grade Fundraiser
Send your friends and teachers a Halloween Greeting with a special treat attached!
Halloween Gram orders are due on 10/26.
Greetings will be delivered on 10/31
Click here for order form

THE PTC NEEDS MORE YARN!

In order to complete our yarn storm, the PTC is asking for more yarn donations.
The workshops will take place on Wednesday, Oct 10th.
Look for the yarn donation box in front of the office.
(Bright Colors needed please)
Thank you!


Restaurant Night Panda Express
Nov 7 10am - 10pm
Mention or show this flyer when ordering
Click here for the link to the flyer



LA County Public Health is recommending Flu shots for those 6 months of age and older.  Those most at risk are between 2-5 years old and pregnant women.  The flu shot is considered the first line immunization; nasal spray flu vaccine is not recommend but is used for children who won’t take shots.  Children who have never had the flu shot before need two flu shots 4 weeks apart.  The flu vaccine and TDAP are recommended for all women in their 3 rd  trimester of pregnancy.   

Information received from Franklin Pratt, MD, MPHTM, FACEP,   Medical Director Immunization Program LAC Department of Public Health.

Fall pictures: Fall pictures have been delivered. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stephanie Smith at historian2scptc@gmail.com or Lifetouch at 1-866-955-8342. Thank you.

Attendance : School attendance is important. When a child misses school, they miss a huge part of the daily classroom learning. We know vacations are an important part of family time. We encourage you to take those family vacations during Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring, or Summer break. Any absence that is vacation related is an unexcused absence and subject to the SARB (School Attendance Review Board) process which is mandated by the state of California. We lose $55 dollars per day, per student absent. Last year in the district, we had an average attendance of 96.85%. The average in previous years was 97.1%. If SUSD had stayed at 97.1% this past school year, SUSD would have received an extra $117,349. Small percentages are big funding.
If your student is going to miss five or more days of school, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible, but no less than a week. This way we can do what is called an Independent Study Contract, which is a way your student will complete all missing schoolwork under an agreement to do so. This way the absences are not unexcused. If you have any questions, please call the front office.

Raptor: Santa Clarita has a new sign in system. It requires the use of a valid Drivers licence, California ID, or Real ID. All visitors MUST be prepared to show and scan one of these items, in order to be let on campus. Should you not have one, we will require a full name and birth date upon arrival. Please be aware that the front office staff will ask you for this EVERY time you are on campus. Thank you.


If you’re interested in being a vendor at our Holiday Boutique (December 1st 9am-noon) please sign up here!




THE PTC NOW HAS THEIR OWN WEBSITE


JOIN the PTC for only $5
Become a member of the Parent Teacher Club. Be a part of all the great things that make Santa Clarita Elementary so special. 
The PTC is looking for Fall Festival volunteers! Please contact us at  volunteerscptc@gmail.com

News from the Health Office:
VOLUNTEER TB TESTS: All parents, family, and friends who regularly volunteer must have a current negative TB test on file with the school. This includes PTC volunteers, too. Please turn in your form to the health office as soon as possible. 

CLOTHING: If you have any new or gently-used child-size elastic-waist pants or shorts, we would be happy to take it off your hands to use in the Health Office! We are also in need of packages of NEW underwear in smaller sizes for both girls and boys.
If You See Something, Say Something

We would like to provide you with the number to Golden West Security's 24 hour dispatch number. If you see any suspicious or unusual activity ( vandalism, skateboarders, trespassers, loitering, etc) please contact them at 1-888-249-2200.
Bell Schedule
REGULAR DAY:
Grades K-2: 8:00 AM-1:57 PM
Grades 3-6: 8:00 AM-2:47 PM
 
EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY:
All Grades: 8:00 AM-1:37 PM 

MINIMUM DAY:
All Grades: 8:00 AM-12:15 PM
 
PRIMARY RELEASE DAY (9/24,9/25,3/18,3/19):
All Grades: 8:00 AM-1:57 PM

Supervision for students begins at 7:40AM; please do not drop your child off before this time. The first bell rings at 7:57AM as a "warning" bell and the second bell rings at 8:00AM, which is the start of school. If your child arrives to school after the gates are closed, students will need to report to the office and be signed in by office staff. 

You may access the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency website at  www.scvschoolnutrition.org  to view the breakfast/lunch menus or to pay on line. You may also go directly to  www.payforit.net.
 
Our free mobile app, Web Menus, includes interactive menus, nutrient information, allergens and more! Download Web Menus from your app store, select your district and/or Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency, then "favorite" it for easy access.
Job Opportunity:
Openings are at various sites throughout the District. For current openings and schedules, please visit our website 
http://www.saugususd.org/Departments/Human-Resources/Employment/Job-Opportunities/index.html  and click on the link to Edjoin.org.  If you have any questions, please contact Classified Human Resources at  661-294-5300 ext. 5128 .
SUSD on Facebook:
If you are on social media, please remember to LIKE the District Facebook page (SaugusUSD) and make sure to check the page regularly for fun and interesting posts about Santa Clarita Elementary and things happening around the District.
Flyers:
Board of Trustees - Paul De La Cerda - Julie P. Olsen - David Powell - Christopher M. Trunkey - Judy Egan Umeck 
  Superintendent-   Colleen Hawkins, Ed.D.  
                                                                           
  Saugus Union School District Office Number 661.294.5300
Saugus Union School District, 24930 Avenue Stanford, Valencia, CA 91355