I wanted to provide an update regarding the passing of our student Logan Walter Martinez. As you may recall, Logan passed away due to a swimming accident this summer. Our school community is deeply saddened by this event. Logan’s family has asked for some time and space to grieve. When they are ready, we will be having a school dedication ceremony in honor of Logan. If you or your child would like more information regarding counseling services our school district is providing, please contact Denise Khalid or Jackie Morris. Thank you for the love and well wishes you are sending to Logan’s family.
Forest Hill News
We are pleased to announce our new playground program. Little Heroes provides schools with a Coach to interact with students on the playground. Our coach is named Ray Maldonado.
Little Heroes knows the value of providing youth with fun and inclusive games to play at recess time. Coach Ray will help organize play activities and train staff to be more involved during recess times. Coach Ray will also provide youth leadership opportunities, which allow students to gain more ownership over their school.
Officials from the State of California will be releasing scores from the State’s new testing system in September, not August, as originally planned.
“We are taking an abundance of caution to ensure that the substantial amount of data we are receiving is properly collected and placed in new files on a new site,” said Department of Education spokeswoman Pam Slater. “Additionally, the department will be launching a new website to display the results and needs sufficient time to test the new site.”
Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students participated in the new testing system, known as Smarter Balanced, last spring. The assessments are computer-based tests that measure student knowledge of California’s English Language Arts and Mathematics standards for grades 3-8.
“We’re glad they want everything to be accurate and complete before sending out the official reports,” said CUSD Superintendent Eric Andrew. “This year’s scores are a new baseline for measuring student progress, and we all want them to be reliable.”
Andrew said teachers have multiple ways to measure student achievement, so they can still tailor instruction to the student’s needs and talk to parents about how to continue progress on meeting standards. When the assessment data comes in, it will be added to the mix, he said.
State officials plan to release scores to schools in early September, and if all goes according to plan, parents would see official student score reports in the fall. They also caution against comparing scores from the new tests with those from old tests. The new tests are too fundamentally different from the old ones to make any reliable comparisons between the two, they said.
Welcome Back Forest Hill Families,
In an effort to increase and improve communication, we have set up a text-messaging feature. This will allow you to stay informed with school events and in cases of emergencies. Please use the following link that applies to the grade your child is in. You will only receive messages from the main office.
First Grade: http://remind.com/join/dkhali
Second Grade: http://remind.com/join/504a2
Third Grade: http://remind.com/join/504a24
Fourth Grade: http://remind.com/join/504a24c
Fifth Grade: http://remind.com/join/504a24c6
Please bookmark the Forest Hill webpage (https://foresthill.campbellusd.org) to your computer, phone and tablet. Our website is updated weekly. On this site you will find answers to many of the questions you may have.
- Bell Schedule
- Staff Directory
- School Calendar
- Contact Information
- PTA Information
Also, our Forest Hill newsletter will be sent electronically. Please subscribe using the following link. https://foresthill.campbellusd.org/newsletter/signup
Thank you for joining these groups and helping to stay informed!
Dear Forest Hill Families,
One of the things that make Forest Hill such a wonderful school is the supportive family community present here. Unfortunately as a family, while we are able to celebrate with one another, there are also times when we need to grieve together. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share the passing of our second grade student, Logan Walter Martinez. Logan was swimming at his grandparents’ home in Alabama and had a terrible and tragic accident this past Sunday.
Logan was in Ms. Lee’s kindergarten class and Mrs. Schubert’s first grade class. Logan’s parents have both been a vital and important part of the FH community. Logan’s father, Walter Martinez was our Project Cornerstone lead parent and yard duty support person.
We have provided district counseling support to our staff as well as a partnership with the Center for Living and Dying. If you or your child would like to speak with someone, we are working to have staff from the Center for Living with Dying at our site on Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 in the library.
If you would like to make a donation, Logan’s family has set up a Go Fund Account: http://www.gofundme.com/logansusanaaron
There is an additional fund set up too: https://www.firefamilyfoundation.org/tributes/detail/articletype/articleview/articleid/357/walter-martinez-jr-angel-fund
Are you free during the school day for an hour or so? We'd love to have more parent volunteers at lunch recess. We can also have paid positions avaiable too. Please contact Miss Jackie in the main office if you are able to help.
|8:07 Classroom doors open
8:10 School Begins
|Wednesdays and other Shortened Days:
|Rainy Day Lunch Schedule:
|Wednesdays and other Shortened Days:
Students should not arrive on campus before 8:00AM. Students are expected to leave the main campus immediately after dismissal in grade TK-3. If needing to wait for an older sibling, all adults and children are to wait quietly in the picnic grove or cafeteria. At 2:40, all students and adults are asked to leave within 10 minutes of dismissal.
If your family would like to make a donation of school supplies. Please click on the Resources Tab then click Parent Involvement. Thank you for your support!
School Site Council Members Needed
According to state law, the community must elect parent members. The SSC is an important group in our school comprised of teachers, parents, administrators, and classified staff. This committee diligently helps develop and oversee the implementation of our school plan and ensure careful allocation and alignment of our resources with the plan. Our plan reflects the vision of the school for continued student achievement in all academic areas as well as the importance of maintaining a positive, consistent school climate for our students and families. This committee meets approximately once a month after school.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Denise Khalid by August 28th.
Denise Khalid, Principal