August 7, 2018
Dear Stetson Hills Families,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. We hope everyone had a relaxing summer break. It’s time to get back into the swing of things! We appreciate all you do to help your child prepare for the new school year. Remember to visit our website stetsonhills.dvusd.org for up to date information and upcoming events. Please watch for date and time information to come home from your child’s teacher for the August Curriculum Night. Teachers will provide information on grade level standards and expectations, a review of data that guides classroom learning cycles, and helpful hints to parents on how to assist their child.
As we get back into the routine of being in school, we’d like to remind returning families and inform our new Stetson Hills’ families about some operating procedures. Please remember staff members begin duty at 8:30 a.m. daily, so students should not arrive before then unless they are having breakfast, attending a meeting, or going to tutoring. Breakfast begins at 8:10 a.m. in the cafeteria and the playground opens at 8:30 a.m. Our school day begins promptly at 8:45. Also, to minimize classroom interruptions, we’ve implemented a forgotten items procedure to promote responsibility while respecting the learning environment for all students. We will deliver these items only: lunches, glasses, water bottles, jackets/sweaters, medically required items, and emergency messages. Forgotten homework assignments, PE uniforms, projects and musical instruments will not be accepted or held for students beginning Monday, August 13th. Please make pick-up arrangements with your child before they arrive at school. We do understand when extenuating circumstances arise and appreciate you and your child’s efforts to reduce interruptions to student learning.
Stetson Hills is proud to continue offering a broad range of learning opportunities for our students. We are an “A” rated school and recent recipient of the A+ School of Excellence award. In addition, students participate in daily specials such as PE, Band, Music/Choir, and Art. This year, we are excited to offer Technology as a special area class for grades 1-8! As the school year progresses, students will also be able to join a variety of before and after school clubs. There is truly something for every type of learner.
Remember that there are many opportunities for families to become involved in our learning community, too. We have an outstanding PTSA as well as numerous opportunities to volunteer in the classrooms and on field trips. All volunteers must attend Volunteer Training. If you have not already completed this training in previous school years, you will find training dates on the district website. Our PTSA is planning some fun events including Boosterthon, Daddy Daughter Dance, Quarter Auction, and Spring Carnival. We know you will enjoy attending the wonderful events sponsored by our PTSA, and we hope you will consider joining the PTSA as well.
So long summer, hello Stallions! We are going to have an amazing year!
Carrie Mabee M.Ed.
Stetson Hills School
2016 A+ School of Excellence™