Principal's Weekly Message

Principal's Weekly Message
Posted on 09/20/2021

Hello Hage Families,

This is Mr. Lee with your Sunday Message and updates for the week.  I want to start by sending a huge thank you to all of our Hage families that supported our Dine-out night @ 40N Pho and Grille this past Thursday.  Your purchases brought back $215 to our school.  Way to support a Hage familiy's small business, enjoy some delicious food, and help our school.  Speaking of partnerships, another thank you to all that have signed up for a PTA membership (2021-22 Join PTA flyer-14.pdf).  Classroom PTA membership contest update

  • Mrs. Krogstad's Kindergarteners remain in FIRST at 76%.
  • Mrs. Braidic/Mrs. Gage's 3rd graders are in SECOND at 57%.
  • Mrs. Horn's 5th graders had quite a showing this week and are in THIRD at 46%.
  • The winning class receives froyo (courtesy of Yogurtland) and gets to soak Mr. Lee and Mr. Kaneko!

  In addition to joining PTA, we would also appreciate your support in our pledge drive (Panther Partnership Pledge form (fillable).pdfPanther Pledge Levels.pdf).  These are 2 separate sign ups and both help support our school and directly impact the amazing programs we are able to offer our students (2021-22 Where your PTA money goes-7.pdf).  So far we've been able to raise close to half of our goal; almost $5,000 dollars.  Keep it going Panthers, we appreciate your support!  

 

 

Here's what is happening this week:

  • Book Fair this week in the Back Parking lot this week on select days before and after school.  Thank you to our PTA and amazing volunteers for making this happen for our school.  
  1. Opening times: Mon, Tues, Thurs 7:30-8:00; Thurs 11:45-12:15, Fri 1:45-2:15 (the book fair will not be open during the school day)
  2. Payment: The book fair will be credit card payments only this fall. In order to limit touch points due to the pandemic, no cash or checks will be accepted.
  3. All purchases benefit our school and help fund the Scholastic Classroom Magazines!
  • Thurs. 9/23: Back to School Night.  TK-2 5:30-6:15 PM and 3-5: 6:20-7:05 PM.  Zoom info will be sent by your student's teacher.  Please mark your calendar and join us in learning more about your student's experience at Hage.  
  • Before our Back to School Night, we have our ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) and GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) informational meeting @4:30 PM.  Please register in advance.  

You are invited to ELAC and GATE Informational Zoom meeting. 
When: Sep 23, 2021 04:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrfuuorj4pHNT5E-TsCkIsZjY93By-TKMe 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Additional Reminders:

  • Action Needed: LCFF Forms and COVID Opt-in or Opt-out still needed for some families.  Please log onto Parent Portal to see if you have completed these quick forms.  

Please login to PowerSchool Parent Portal and follow these directions:

As you may know, Hage Elementary receives supplemental funding as a Title I school.  This federal funding is critical in helping our school.  In order to be identified as a Title I school, we rely on the "LCFF Data Collection" every year  to determine eligibility.  As the parent/guardian of a Hage student, we need your help in securing the funding we are entitled to!  Please do your part in completing this quick 2 question survey. 

  • Click on the LCFF icon near the bottom of the navigation menu on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on the dropdown to select the number of people living in your home.
  • Select the appropriate income amount for the household.
  • Click the checkbox to certify the information.
  • Click submit
  • Please complete one LCFF for every student you have that attends Hage Elementary.

If you need help accessing or creating a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, please email Dave Satter at dsatter@sandi.net.

Thank you for your efforts in helping to secure this critical funding for our school.  

  • Masks are mandatory for all adults while on campus. Including the parking lot and front office.  Additionally, pets are not allowed on campus or the parking lot.  Thank you for your understanding and please do your part to help us all stay safe.  
  • Continue to be patient and courteous to others during arrival and dismissal. During Arrival and Dismissal, our traffic flow is One Way Only.  Please exit through the back parking lot to Westview Parkway.  
  1. Hage SpiritWear:  Support our school and look great while doing it! Spirit Wear (1).pdf 
  2. Panthers Partners Business Sponsor Program: Know a business that would like to support our school.  Please share with them the attached flyer. Copy of 2021 Panther Partnerships Business Sponsor Program.pdf.  A huge shout-out to Vulcan Materials Company, Raising Cane's, and 3 Treasures Cultural Arts Society for their generous sponsorships.  
  • Do you shop at Amazon.comHage is partnering with Amazon through their program known as Amazon Smile. At no cost to you, Hage will receive a small percentage of every eligible purchase made through the Amazon Smile website. It's very easy, please visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0434214 and sign in to support Hage. Friends and family can participate as well so spread the word!
  • SSC and SGT Zoom meeting (moved to Sept. 27).  Guests are welcome.  Please register in advance.  

When: Sep 27, 2021 02:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvfuCqpzkiEtC9Xy30xHQGDOtszHNh7oB0 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thank you for listening and have a great night. 

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Week 3

This is Mr. Lee with your Sunday Message and updates for the week.  I want to start by sending a huge thank you to all of our Hage partners that have signed up for a PTA membership (2021-22 Join PTA flyer-14.pdf).  (Classroom PTA membership contest update

  • In the lead at 50% participation: Mrs. Krogstad!
  • The contest runs through the end of September. The winning class receives froyo (courtesy of Yogurtland) and gets to soak Mr. Lee and Mr. Kaneko!)

  In addition to joining PTA, we would also appreciate your support in our pledge drive (Panther Partnership Pledge form (fillable).pdfPanther Pledge Levels.pdf).  These are 2 separate sign ups and both help support our school and directly impact the amazing programs we are able to offer our students (2021-22 Where your PTA money goes-7.pdf).  We appreciate your support!  

Here's what is happening this week:

  • Wed. 09/15: Additional Minimum Day.  Both Wed and Thurs are Minimum days with school dismissal at 12:00/Noon.  Please plan accordingly.  Family Copy of Hage 2021-2022 Wall Calendar updated 9/12
  • Wed. 09/15: Restaurant Fundraiser at 40N Pho and Grille.  Please present the attached flyer (Sept 2021 Restaurant Fundraiser.pdf) at time of purchase and Hage will receive 15% of your purchase.  This is a great way to support a Hage family's business, enjoy some great food, and connect with other Hage families.   
  • Action Needed: LCFF Forms due Fri. 9/17.  

As you may know, Hage Elementary receives supplemental funding as a Title I school.  This federal funding is critical in helping our school.  In order to be identified as a Title I school, we rely on the "LCFF Data Collection" every year (previously, Free/Reduced Lunch Applications were used to determine eligibility).  As the parent/guardian of a Hage student, we need your help in securing the funding we are entitled to!  Please do your part in completing this quick 2 question survey by September 17, 2021.  

Please login to PowerSchool Parent Portal and follow these directions:

  • Click on the LCFF icon near the bottom of the navigation menu on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on the dropdown to select the number of people living in your home.
  • Select the appropriate income amount for the household.
  • Click the checkbox to certify the information.
  • Click submit
  • Please complete one LCFF for every student you have that attends Hage Elementary.

If you need help accessing or creating a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, please email Dave Satter at dsatter@sandi.net or contact Parent Online Support at 619.732.1400.

Thank you for your efforts in helping to secure this critical funding for our school.  

Additional Reminders:

  • Masks are mandatory for all adults while on campus. Including the parking lot and front office.  Additionally, pets are not allowed on campus or the parking lot.  Thank you for your understanding and please do your part to help us all stay safe.  
  • Continue to be patient and courteous to others during arrival and dismissal. During Arrival and Dismissal, our traffic flow is One Way Only.  Please exit through the back parking lot to Westview Parkway.  
  1. Book Fair Volunteers Needed:  Please see the attached flyer to see how you can help make this experience happen (Fall 2021 Book Fair Volunteer Call-Out.pdf).
  2. Hage SpiritWear:  Support our school and look great while doing it! Spirit Wear (1).pdf 
  3. Panthers Partners Business Sponsor Program: Know a business that would like to support our school.  Please share with them the attached flyer. Copy of 2021 Panther Partnerships Business Sponsor Program.pdf.  A huge shout-out to Vulcan Materials Company, Raising Cane's, and 3 Treasures Cultural Arts Society for their generous sponsorships.  
  • Do you shop at Amazon.comHage is partnering with Amazon through their program known as Amazon Smile. At no cost to you, Hage will receive a small percentage of every eligible purchase made through the Amazon Smile website. It's very easy, please visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0434214 and sign in to support Hage. Friends and family can participate as well so spread the word!

 

Thank you for listening and have a great night. 

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Week 2

This is Mr. Lee with your Sunday Message and updates for the week.  I want to start by thanking all of our Hage Panthers for an amazing start to our school year.  We had a fantastic first week connecting with our students and families.  We know that our connections and relationships will be a driving force to help us overcome any challenge.  While we may have uncertainty in some areas of life, we can control how we choose positivity, communication, and value our bonds.  We got this Panthers!  Here's what is happening.  

  • Mon. 09/06:  Labor Day: No School.  Please enjoy your holiday safely.
  • Thurs. 09/09: PTA General Meeting @5 PM via Zoom.  For as low as $12 you can join our wonderful PTA.  Please see the following links on how to join our PTA for 21-22, our first General Meeting, and how your involvement makes a huge difference to our school.  We are also currently in our Membership and Panther Partners Pledge Drive until 9/30.  These 2 drives are will start our year off with great momentum in helping support our school-wide programs.  If we are able to hit our goals, some special events and fun are planned.    Please take action today and help our school! 
  1. 21-22 Join PTA: 2021-22 Join PTA flyer-14 (1).pdf 
  2. 09/09 PTA General Meeting @5 PM (Zoom info in the flyer): Flyer September 2021 General PTA meeting.pdf 
  3. PTA Impact on Hage: 2021-22 Where your PTA money goes-4.pdf 
  4. Panther Partners Pledge Drive: Panther Pledge Levels.pdfPanther Partnership Pledge form (fillable).pdf 
  5. Hage SpiritWear:  Support our school and look great while doing it! Spirit Wear (1).pdf 
  6. Panthers Partners Business Sponsor Program: Know a business that would like to support our school.  Please share with them the attached flyer. Copy of 2021 Panther Partnerships Business Sponsor Program.pdf.  A huge shout-out to Raising Cane's and 3 Treasures Cultural Arts Society for their generous sponsorships.  
  • Do you shop at Amazon.com? Hage is partnering with Amazon through their program known as Amazon Smile. At no cost to you, Hage will receive a small percentage of every eligible purchase made through the Amazon Smile website. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0434214 and sign in to support Hage. Friends and family can participate as well so spread the word!

Lastly, I would like to thank all families for your patience and effort during arrival and dismissal; each day last week seemed to get better.  We are currently averaging around 12 min for the campus to be clear at the end of the day.  That is amazing!  We are always evaluating our systems and will make adjustments as needed. 

Reminders for all families: 

  • Masks are mandatory for all adults while on campus. Including the parking lot and front office.  Please do your part to help us all stay safe.  
  • Continue to be patient and courteous to others during arrival and dismissal.
  • Parent Portal info went home this week.  Please sign up and complete the COVID testing Opt-in/Opt-out form.  All families must complete this form to acknowledge (yes or no) by Sept. 10.  This info will help us keep more students in school, plan for testing, and staffing.  https://sandiegounified.org/covid-19_status/c_o_v_i_d-19_testing
  • Testing Information for Students

All families are now required to make a choice on Covid testing at the start of the new school year. Every family must complete the below form and submit their response online at this time. Free Covid testing in school not only helps prevent the spread of the virus, but it also helps more students stay in school and continue their education.

To opt-in for testing for your child, please complete the COVID-19 Testing Acknowledgement Form on PowerSchool. Please Note: A PowerSchool Username and Password will be required to complete this form. If you do not have the Access ID and Password for your student, please contact your student's teacher or Hage's Main Office @858-634-7700.

If you prefer filling the form out on paper, please complete and turn it into your school's front office: English | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | Arabic | Somali | Swahili

See job aidEnglish | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | Arabic | Somali | Swahili or video below for instructions on how to complete the COVID-19 Testing Acknowledgement Form.

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Week 1

On behalf of our Hage staff, I want to extend all Hage Panthers a warm welcome as we start our 21-22 School year tomorrow @ 7:30 AM.  This is an exciting time as we welcome students back on campus 5 days a week for in-person learning.  This first week will be dedicated to establishing connections, routines, and communication.  Some reminders for a successful start:

  1. Get a good night's sleep tonight.  I recommend getting a nice walk in tonight if you can to discuss feelings and school related information.
  2. Wake up with plenty of time to get ready and enjoy a hearty breakfast.
  3. Walk to school or carpool if possible to reduce traffic.  The first day is our busiest day of the school year.  
  4. Pack essentials: Labeled Water bottle (reusable preferred), snack (extra snack is good just in case), extra mask, recommended supplies, and backpack.  
  5. Discuss who will pick up your student and location to meet.  
  • Parents/Caregivers: Your student will pick up on your energy.  Put on a brave face, be confident, and positive.  We got this!  We will have many staff members ready to help if needed. 

Attached to the email sent with this message are the archived links and info from past messages.  

Updated Hage Summer Message w/ links.

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