EBS News 6.6.18
We need your used LEGO donations!
I have been handing out ST Math Award certificates to all students who finished their grade level course in ST Math. Any students who finish the course over the summer will also get a certificate in August. We recommend that your child keep working on ST math until they have finished their grade level course. Go Penguins!
Last chance to claim your Lost and Found items
Everything is our Lost and Found will be donated to charity on the last day of school. Please collect your missing items before then.
Still Collecting LEGOs for the Maker Space
If you have any used LEGOs you would like to donate to our Maker Space please drop them off at the office. All LEGOS must be separated, clean and in good condition. Thanks.
Old News that may still be of interest:
Calendar for Next Year
Sign Up for Emergency Text Messaging
In case of emergency we would like to be able to send you text messages. In order to receive emergency texts, you must opt-in.
How do recipients opt-in to receive emergency text messages from EBS and the District?
Step 1: Make sure your cell phone number is on file with the school
Step 2: Sign up for text messaging
Text the word “YES” to 68453 from each wireless device you wish to receive texts on.
Traffic Safety Update
Good news. We have made a lot of progress on our traffic safety projects.
1. New Candlestick cones in the center of the road in the front of the school to prevent u-turns
2. New “No U-Turn” signs installed between the school and the church.
3. Oversized stop signs installed at the intersection
4. Approval for electronic speed signs in both directions. Waiting for funding.
Please, No Vacations on School Days
Some of you may not be aware how schools are funded. We are funded by the state per pupil per day. So, each day that a student attends school, we get a set amount. If the student is absent for any reason (even excused absences) we get no payment for that day. So far this year, EBS has lost $94,000 of funding due to student absences, and we are only half way through the year.
Please do not schedule vacations on school days. All the vacation days taken by EBS students add up and really hurt our budget. Of course, if your child is sick we want them to stay home. Absences for illness cannot be avoided.
Another interesting tidbit: If you child arrives late or leaves early we get the full daily funding. So, please do not keep your child home the whole day if you are able to bring them for part of the day.
Independent Study Contracts: Sometimes trips cannot be avoided. If your child will be missing 5 days or more of school, please request an Independent Study Contract. The teacher will prepare work for your child to do so that he/she does not fall too far behind. Also, if the work is completed the school receives full funding for those days.
Results of School Site Council/ Site Governance Team Parent Elections
Congratulations to Sujata Ramchandran and Neesha Desai who have been elected to a two year term representing parents on the EBS SSC/SGT.
The police have been ticketing for illegal u-turns. It is illegal to do a u-turn within 100 feet of a school. There are only three places near EBS where you can make a legal u-turn:
1. At the intersection by the church
2. At the top of Alderhill Terrace beyond the double yellow lines
3. Heading towards Scripps Poway Parkway by the Community Center
EXCEPTION: Per school policy, parents who are in the center divide, waiting in line for pick-up/drop-off may u-turn into the loading zone south of the parking lot.
No Dogs on Campus, please
The District does not allow dogs on school property, except when used for educational purposes and approved by the principal. This includes the parking lot and the walkways leading up to the school. If you come to school with a dog, you must remain on the public sidewalk next to the street. Thank you.
If you enter the parking lot for handicapped parking, please make sure your handicapped placard is fully visible as you enter and exit the parking lot.
No Toys at School
Just a reminder, toys have never been allowed at school. This includes fidget spinners, slime, stuffed animals and anything else not needed for the educational process. Thank you.
All our policies can be found on our EBS website at: https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/eb-scripps/overview-3
Lost and Found
Everything in the Lost and Found will be donated to charity on Friday. Please check for your missing items before Friday. Our donations are going to an elementary school in Southeast San Diego that has huge number of refugees.
Just a reminder for parents, all adults on campus are required to evacuate during our drills. If you are on campus during a drill, please make your way up to the upper playground. Thanks
I am very happy to report that EBS has the best attendance rate in the district (out of about 200 schools). Thank you so much for making sure that your child attends school every day, except, of course, when they are sick. There is a direct correlation between attendance and performance in school.
Just a reminder that Kindergarten students must be walked to the kinder playground in the morning, by either an adult or older sibling. They should not be walking into school by themselves. Thank you.
Books Needed for Little Free Library
The cupboards are bare. If you have any books at home that you no longer want please donate them to the Little Free Library in front of the school. The LFL is a book exchange. If you take a book, please give back. Thanks.
Check Menus From Your Phone
To check the school lunch menu on your phone all you have to do is download the YumYummi app.
New Legal Parking Zone
There is now legal parking between the school and the church. You may legally park after the sign that says “End 3-Minute Loading Zone.” That legal parking zone ends where the bike lane moves back next to the sidewalk.
School is not funded when students are absent
Many parents are not aware of how schools in California are funded. We get money from the state per pupil for each day the student is in attendance. When the student is absent for any reason, including excused absences and illness, we do not get funded for that day. If a student is present for any part of the day (arrives late or leaves early), we receive the full funding. We are also funded when a student is on an independent study contract.
In order to help with school funding:
- 1. Please do not take your child out of school for vacation purposes.
- 2. If your child will be absent for 5 days or more, please request a contract.
- 3. If your child has an appointment, please bring them in to school for part of the day.
Please follow the district guidelines for when to keep your sick child home. Students with a fever over 100, vomiting, flu (body aches, fever, headache) should stay home. We do not want students who are ill coming to school. Thanks.
Every Friday is Spirit Day!
All penguins, be sure to wear your EBS shirt every Friday to show your school spirit!
Teacher Bollywood Dance
If you missed the teacher Bollywood dance in EBS Idol, you can now view it on YouTube:
Amazing Recycling Success
In one short month EBS has moved from 75th place in the District to 12th place in recycling. Congratulate your children on their great effort!
No Tape on Newly Painted Doors, Please
Our campus is looking more and more beautiful as our paint job progresses. The new type of paint used in the state of California does not hold up as well as the old paint. Please do not tape anything to our newly painted doors as it will ruin the new paint job. If you want to attach a flyer to a door, please use magnets. Miss Krissy has magnets available in the office. Thanks.
This is a reminder that parents are not allowed into the parking lot unless they have a handicapped placard or a permit issued by the EBS office. We have had quite a problem with parents who think this particular rule does not apply to their individual situation. If you have a special circumstance, please come to the office for a temporary permit.
One more reminder… no drop-off in the parking lot even if you are late for school. Thanks.
This week we had a student bicyclist run into another student on the sidewalk. The areas near the school are very congested before and after school. Please remind your children that once they get to the drop-off zones, they must walk their bicycles. In the afternoon, they should not get onto their bikes until they pass the pick-up zones.
Back Gate for Emergencies Only
Just a reminder, parents and students may never use the back gates. The gates that are marked “Emergency Exit Only” are only to be used during an emergency. Also, the back service driveway is not open to the public for safety reasons. Thank you.
Please help us keep our students safe. Students are not allowed to walk in between parked cars to get into a car that is double parked. Students are required to wait at the pick-up zone and get into the car when it is safely pulled up next to the sidewalk.