Forest Hill Elementary School

School News

Updated 4 hours 36 min ago

We are excited to share with you all the programs PTA helps to sponsor.

The PTA has extended the direct donation campaign deadline to Friday, 10/1. We are about $35,000 behind our goal.

Please consider donating to support the great programs PTA funds for our students, like art, assemblies, library and teacher funds.  Any amount is appreciated and will help us reduce our number of fundraisers for the rest of the year.  We don't want to have to cancel these wonderful learning opportunities. Thank you for your support.

Go to https://www.foresthillpta.com/donate to donate today."

Updated Sun, Sep 12th

The purpose of the School Site Council (SSC) is to develop and approve in partnership with the school staff, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

Members have an obligation to make decisions that will best serve all children within the whole school community. The SSC constantly is reviewing the content of the plan in relation to school goals to foster student achievement, The cycle requires continuous reflection of the goals and programs operated at the school based on verifiable data. Funding from the state is budgeted through SSC so it aligns with the school plan.

SSC is composed of 50% school staff and 50% parents/community members who serve a term of 2 years.  SSC normally meets 4 times a year while school is in session. Richard Wong was voted last year and he will continue to serve on the SSC for his second year. 

For the 2021-2022 school year, we have (3) voting parent/community openings. Members serve a 2 year term and are expected to attend each meeting.

We need to approve all 3 candidates so that they all can be part of our SSC. Please use the link below to vote either yes or no for all three candidates

Link to Ballot- The deadline to vote is Friday, September 17, 2021 by 6:00 PM.

Please read statements from the candidates:

Holly Henry-

I am a parent of a kindergartner and a 4th grader at Forest Hill, as well as a 6th grader at Rolling Hills who spent his elementary career at FH. I am eager to serve our community on the School Site Council. In my professional life, I have a PhD in Public Health, I am keenly aware of the impact of COVID on our children, and direct programs for children with special needs at a Foundation that supports Stanford Children's Health. In my personal life, we live within earshot of the school on McCoy Avenue and love the diverse community we are a part of. I look forward to enhancing communication between parents, teachers, and our administration and ensuring our children have the best educational and social experience possible. 

 

Melanie Simpson-

I have been a member of the Forest Hill Community since 2014 and my youngest is in 2nd Grade, and I have been an active classroom volunteer throughout this time. I have also served on PTA and as Co-Chair of the last 3 Country Faires. I have also been the Forest Hill Representative for the LCAP/Superintendent's Parent Advisory Committee since 2019. I believe that my experience would be valuable to help support the School Site Council's goals of improving the school’s climate and increasing student achievement.

 

Devang Thakor-

My name is Devang Thakor and I am running for the School Site Council. I grew up in Sonoma County and returned to the Bay Area in 2014 with my wife Chiharu to raise our kids here. We moved to Campbell in 2016 so that our sons (currently in first grade and kindergarten) could eventually attend Forest Hill. In particular, we were impressed by Forest Hill's academic achievements, values, and diversity. I currently work for a biotechnology company and I also run my own consulting practice. I was previously a federal civil servant, and before that I was a scientist developing gene therapy, stem cell, and biomaterials technologies. I want to join the School Site Council to help ensure that Forest Hill's funds are used effectively; I feel strongly about our school and want to help it to provide the best education for our children. I believe that I am suited for this role from dealing with budget allocation and prioritization in research grants, as a board member in various organizations, as a business consultant, and from running my own small business.

 

Updated 7 min 43 sec ago

Our first PTA general meeting is scheduled for September 9th at 7PM via zoom. Please see attached flyer for details. We have also started our direct donations.  Please help by making donations so that we can continue providing the many wonderful programs  that we have here at Forest Hill.

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Please take a couple of minutes to learn more about how it works by watching this very short video. Students can only be tested if we have parent consent. The attached letter from Grapefruit Testing includes answers to frequently asked questions and a link to the informed consent form (hard copies are available from the school, if needed).

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Please see the attached flyer for more details.

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Please see the attached flyer for more details.

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This is a group of parents and staff that are voted onto the committee and serve for two years. The purpose of the SSC is to develop and approve in partnership with the school staff the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Members have an obligation to make decisions that will best serve ALL children within the whole school community. The SSC constantly is reviewing the content of the plan in relation to the school goals to foster student development. The cycle requires continuous reflection of the goals and programs operated at the school based on verifiable data. Funding from the state is budgeted through SSC so it aligns with the school plan. This committee is composed of 50% school staff and 50% parents/community members who serve for a term of 2 years. The committee usually meets 4-5 times a year.

If you are interested in serving on this committee or would like to nominate someone, please email me by Friday, September 3rd, 2021.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Anna Chitwood, Principal

achitwood [at] campbellusd.org">achitwood [at] campbellusd.org

 

Updated 7 min 43 sec ago

The teachers will send out the Zoom links closer to that night. 

Here is the time schedule for August 31st Back to School Night meetings:

3rd grade-5th grade: 6:00- 6:45 PM

K-2nd grade: 7:00- 7:45

We hope that you will be able to join your children’s teachers for this informative evening!

Updated 7 min 43 sec ago

If you are interested and have any questions please call and ask to speak with Miss. Jackie.

(408) 364-4279

Location: FOREST HILL

Internal and External Applicants are welcome to apply. 

External candidates: Follow the link above to apply on the EdJoin website.   

Internal Applicants: Current employees, please submit the Classified Employee In-district Application (attached) and  required supporting documents (Resume and 2 Letters of Recommendation) to Human Resources, Attention: Erika Contreras

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You will need your child's student ID #. Please note student assignments are tentative until enrollment of students in the independent study program has been finalized.  No other changes to class lists will be permitted.

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Special Day Classes

Please remember that only one adult can walk their student onto campus and if at all possible, please drop off the older students. All adults escorting their child must wear a mask. Use this map to see where your child's class is and where to line up.