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The Hueneme Channel

A regular publication designed to provide brief updates on Hueneme schools.

January 21, 2022

Dear HESD Community,

School Board Recognition Month

Hueneme ESD commends the tireless work of our teachers and support staff in making sure children in our community remain fed, physically safe, mentally cared for and, of course, continue learning as they would any other year.  The COVID-19 pandemic has exhausted resources and tested us like never before. 

We are also proud to join more than 1,000 local educational agencies in the state in recognizing the contributions of board members during School Board Recognition Month. Though they may not always be the ones working day-to-day, face-to-face with our students, HESD’s board members have worked tirelessly to help our district establish new  and expanded ways to support students.

Board members are our elected representatives and a vital link between the school district and the community. The board sets the foundation and vision for the district, directs resources where they are most needed, and ensures accountability to the community by monitoring progress toward goals. Their end goal, of course, is to support and elevate student achievement.

Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests:

Did you know every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests from the U.S. government? Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests at: http://covidtests.gov.

The Great Kindness Challenge - January 24th - 28th

Many schools across our district will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge, a week-long program dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion in communities worldwide. In light of the life-altering pandemic, we believe it’s more important than ever to give our students the opportunity to participate in this uplifting week of kindness.  

The Great Kindness Challenge, presented by the global nonprofit Kids for Peace, was launched with three Carlsbad, California schools in 2012 to address bullying and to foster connection, inclusion and compassion. The annual program has multiplied in enrollment each year, having grown to nearly 17 million students in 33,000 schools, reaching across all 50 states and 115 countries. 

NEW Standard Quarantine and Modified Quarantine Guidance for Students from Ventura County Public Health (VCPH):

VCPH released an updated COVID-19 FAQ and Schools document on January 19th, which includes new guidance regarding the option for a shortened 5-day duration of standard quarantine (see Question 10 in the updated VCPH guidance) and the option for a shortened 5-day duration of modified quarantine (see Question 8 in the updated VCPH guidance) for students who are exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual. VCPH has updated the Student Health Decision based on the January 19th guidance:

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Enrollment

  • Enrollment for Fall 2022 TK and kindergarten is now open. 

  • Students turning 5 by February 2, 2023  will be eligible for TK and students turning 5 by September 1, 2022 will be eligible for kindergarten.  

  • To get a glimpse into our TK and kindergarten classrooms, please watch this short video:

  • Further enrollment details can be found here: https://www.hueneme.org/page/registration

Healthy Mind - Healthy Body Workshops

In collaboration with Logrando Bienestar (Achieving Well-Being) and Ventura County Behavioral Health, HESD is proud to present a six part series of Healthy Body - Health Mind parent workshops.  These workshops are designed to help parents understand the importance of emotional and mental health.  The first workshop takes place on February 15th.  For further details please see this flier:   https://5il.co/14chy

Sincerely,

Hueneme Elementary School District

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