Garden Gate Elementary School 10500 Ann Arbor Ave., Cupertino CA 95125
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Grades 1 – 5: 8:00 a.m. - School Starts
Kindergarten: 8:00 a.m. – School Starts
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. K-3 Lunch
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00-11:25
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 4-5 Lunch
Tuesday, Oct. 6
12:30 p.m. Student Dismissal
Tuesday, Oct. 13th - Regular Tuesday Schedule
A.M. GROUP - 8:00-11:10
P.M. Group – 9:35-1:30
Parent Trafﬁc Help Volunteers - Parents Please Read
First, I want to thank all of the parents who have volunteered to help us in the morning with our traffic. You have beeninvaluable! I look forward to everyone’s support to make our drop-off times smoother and safer for all involved. Deputy SteveGrisenti of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department has given me a helpful list titled “Safety Tips for Crossing Guards.”These tips are excellent ones. I recommend saving this bulletin and reviewing the guidelines when you have traffic duty.
Safety Tips for Crossing Guards
1.Always wear your safety vest. The Vehicle Code requires it for drivers to obey you.2.Watch for a break in the traffic before holding up the STOP sign. Then walk out to the center of the road when cars havestopped.3.Blow a whistle when you hold up the sign. This will get the drivers’ attention before you start to cross.4.Have walkers wait at the curb before you signal for them to cross when you are in the center of the roadway.5.Wait for a group to gather before stopping traffic. This will prevent back ups on the street.
turn your back to traffic. Keep looking around. Be safe!
State law requires all school districts to adopt policies regarding the promotion and retention of students. Students areidentified as “at risk of retention” using multiple measures, including results of the STAR (California Standards Test),classroom assessments, teacher observations, and other indicators. Students who score below basic or far below basicon the California Standards Test, perform below benchmarks on district assessments, and/or are not approaching gradelevel standards are identified as at risk of retention if improvement is not shown throughout the year.If a student is in need of additional assistances and resources, the classroom teacher will notify you in writing during theOctober conferences and work with you to develop a written Student Success Plan that will include support at home. CupertinoUnion School District’s policy ensures that all students have access to the core curriculum and the opportunity to attain districtstandards. Students who are not currently approaching the standards will be provided opportunities to accelerate their growththrough interventions in the classroom, strategies at home, and/or summer school programs.Your child’s teacher is the best source of information regarding the progress your child is making, as well as specific criteriaused to identify student needs. You may request a copy of the district’s promotion/retention policy and administrative regulationpassed by the Board of Education by calling the school office. We value and appreciate your participation in this strong home/school partnership to support student learning.