Important Announcements - please read
Galena STEM Academy Information Night
All 8th graders interested in applying to the STEM academy at Galena High School: Galena is holding an information night for their program on Wednesday December 11 from 6-8 p.m. Students should plan to attend with parents if they can. There is also information about their program available on the WCSD website. Applications for this program and ALL signature academies are due January 1st so don’t delay! Students should see Mrs. Drake if you need help or more information.
Upcoming important dates: Depoali Calendar
Monday, December 9 - Disneyland Chaperone Payment Due, signed form must accompany payment (parent/student/teacher)
Wednesday, December 11 - Yogurt Beach Fundraiser (at Yogurt Beach) see FLYER for details
Wednesday, December 11 - Winter Concerts, see Depoali Calendar for times
Wednesday, December 11 - Galena STEM Academy information night @ Galena 6-8 p.m.
Monday, December 2-18th - MAP testing
Wednesday, December 18 - No Early Release, students released at 2:00 pm
Friday, December 20 - Winter Break Begins No school (12/20 - 1/5/2020)
Monday, January 6, 2020 - School back in session
Monday, January 13 - Girls' Volleyball tryouts begin
Thursday, January 16 - Report Cards Issued
Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Day - No school
Monday, February 17 - President's Day - No school
Monday, February 24 - Wrestling tryouts begin
March 16-27 - Spring Break - No school
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day - No school
Thursday, May 28 - 8th Grade Award Night
Tuesday, June 2 - 6th/7th /8th grade reward day
Wednesday, June 3 - No Early Release
June 3-4 - FINALS
Friday, June 5 - Last day of school
Thursday, June 18 - Report cards mailed home
Lost & Found - Winter Break
Depoali families, please encourage your child to check the lost and found for any lost clothing, lunch boxes, water bottles, or belongings that might have been left at school. Our lost and found is located in the cafeteria on the left of the stage. All items will be donated to charity over the winter break.
In case of inclimate weather:WCSD Parent Line(Delayed Starts, Closures)(775) 334-8373
SHOP SHUTTERFLY / SHOP TINYPRINTS
Create thoughtful and lasting custom creations from stationary, award-winning photo books, cards, announcements, invitations, gifts, home decor, beach towels, travel totes and even pet products with Tiny Prints and Shutterfly. Anyone can shop! Share with parents, teachers, family, colleagues, friends and neighbors, and encourage them to spread the word! By ordering through DEPOALIMS.SHUTTERFLYSTOREFRONT.COM you will be helping Depoali to raise money for our school as we earn 8% on each Storefront purchase.
Drop off procedures in the interest of student safety
Depoali Families, we wanted to take a few minutes to remind everyone of our drop off procedures in the interest of student safety. We want to create a safe situation for all students by having a predictable drop off area. Please follow the procedure of pulling to the right along the curb before letting your student out of the car. This prevents your students from walking in front of cars that may be pulling out. In addition, when a car stops unexpectedly within the middle of the drop-off lane, the cars behind are unable to stop in time to leave the crosswalk vacant for students who are walking. Please do not drop off your student in the bike lane. Lastly, please come to a complete stop at all crosswalks.
Our number one priority is student safety. We need your help to ensure that these procedures are followed so that our students arrive at school safely.
Thank you, Joye Ancina
Overhead Intercom Paging of Students and Non-Essential Deliveries
Due to our double class schedule we are unable to page students or make overhead loud speaker announcements while the other half of the school are in session. We ask that you notify your child in advance when you will be making important deliveries or picking them up for appointments. You can also send them with a note to turn into the office so that the office staff can help remind them of the time to meet you in the office. Please avoid deliveries of non-essential items as these are disruptive to both students and staff. Coffee drinks, frozen drinks, balloons, flowers, stuffed animals, etc. are not allowed into the school. Helium balloons that escape can set off sensitive security sensors in the building and may not be allowed on busses. Students who receive these items will need to consume them in the office prior to entering Main Street or pick them up from the office after school.
School wide expectations
Depoali families, we wanted to remind of you of several school wide expectations so you can review them with your student.
Students are only permitted to come inside at 7:00 am through the breakfast door if they are buying a school breakfast, or we announce all students are coming in due to weather. Once Students enter the building all electronics including cell phones and ear buds must be off and away.
Hats and hoods need to be removed when inside the building.
Music students may drop off instruments in their music rooms starting at 7:23 using the breakfast doors.
Parents please do not use the neighborhood behind the school to drop off. Please be sure to pull to the curbside for a drop and go as it is dangerous to drop them away from the curb.
At both breakfast and lunch ALL food must remain in the cafeteria, students need to clean up around themselves before moving outside.
Students need to store all their items including backpacks, binders, and coats in their assigned locker.
Please remember your students have 7 minutes in the morning and 7 minutes after lunch, as well as 4 minutes between classes to get to their locations on time and be prepared.
Electronics are only allowed during a teacher approved activity. At all other times students will be reminded to have them off and away unless they can show a self-manager badge. After this prompt the electronic will be sent to the office. On a third offense a parent will need to pick up the electronic.
Please take the time to review these school wide expectations with your students. Thank you!
Attendance...When your student is absent from school please call the attendance secretary at (775) 327-3828...or have the student bring a note to the office within 3 days explaining the reason for the absence (note must be signed by parent), be sure to indicate students' first & last name and grade on the note.
Homework requests: Students and parents can email teachers to request work. Teacher email addresses can be found in the Staff Directory or in Infinite Campus.Three or more days of absence:
If you know that your student will be absent for three or more days, the student should bring a parent note detailing the dates of the absence and the reason for the absence to the office. The student will be given a PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCE FORM to take around to all of his/her teachers who will fill in the form with any homework to be completed during the absence. The form then needs to be reviewed and signed by the student, the parents, and the office. Please note: depending on the length of the absence, this process takes time and should be started at least one week in advance of the absence.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Questions & Answers
Q. Costs for 2019-2020
A. Please refer to our 2019 FALL NEWSLETTER for Back to School information.
A combo lunch meal costs $3.15 and consists of an entree, a side dish, juice and milk, and a dessert.
Breakfast is served daily for $1.85 and available to all students.
Q. Does Depoali accept debit or credit cards?
A. No. Sorry, we are not able to accept cards. We do accept cash, checks or money orders.
Q. How do we pay for lunches?A.
- Use the online payment service "My School Bucks" (see Quick Links above) MySchoolBucks is an online payment service that provides parents with the ability to securely pay for meals, monitor student cafeteria purchases, and receive email notifications for low account balances. This service allows you to pay for school meals online using a credit or debit card.
- Students can bring a check, money order or cash in an envelope to their advisory teacher who will allow them to take their payment directly to the Nutrition kitchen manager. Checks should be written to NUTRITION SERVICES.
- Payments can also be dropped off at the front office. Please be sure students full names are on checks or envelopes with cash to avoid errors in posting.
Q. Can I pay Nutrition Services and class fees using the same check?
A. No. Nutrition Services is a separate department operating within each school. Please make checks for lunches directly to Nutrition Services and be sure to write your child's full name on the check or envelope containing cash.
Q. Does "My School Bucks" online payment service have a mobile ap?A. Yes. You can check their website for links to APP STORE, GOOGLE PLAY or WINDOWS PHONE STORE
Q. What if my student becomes ill while at school?
A. Should a student become ill while at school, the proper procedure is for the student to obtain a pass to the clinic. Once at the clinic either the student or the clinical staff will phone a parent/guardian if pickup is necessary. If you receive a text from your student saying they are ill, please instruct him/her to go to the clinic.