24 Hour Sick Line
Please call Newport Heights' sick line, 949-515-6872, when your child is not going to be attending school.
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Thursday, June 6 (early dismissal)
5:30 – 7:30pm
Last Day of 2012/13 School
Friday, June 21
2013/14 Kinder Meet & Greet
Friday, August 30
10:00 – 11:00 am
First Day of School
Tuesday, September 3
Back to School Night
Thursday, September 12 (early dismissal)
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Message from Mrs. Jaquin
Dear Newport Heights Parents:
We are extremely saddened by what has occurred in Connecticut. I want to assure you that your child’s safety and security are our top priorities.
Newport Heights and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District have formal processes and procedures in place through our Emergency Preparedness Plan to address serious situations, including protocols for “Armed Assault on Campus.” Throughout the year, students practice the “Lock-Down” or “Shelter in Place” drill that would be used in case of a serious danger on campus. We conducted this drill on November 16, 2012, and additional drills of this nature are scheduled throughout the year.
Our recommendation is that you provide the primary communication of this information, in lieu of the news media and maintain normalcy and a regular routine. The following are recommendations from the Orange County Department of Education, in regard to communicating with your child:
Additional resources to support schools, parents and community members can be found on the Orange County Department of Education website. The resources can be accessed by visiting the following website:
It takes parents, students, staff members and community working together to keep our schools safe places to learn and we greatly appreciate your support. If you are planning on volunteering in your child’s classroom or visiting the campus, please sign in and the office and wear your visitor’s badge.
Please call our office at (949) 515-6970 if you have any further questions.
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Newport Heights Elementary Parking Lot Safety Rules--Please Review.
DRIVING STUDENTS TO SCHOOL/ TRAFFIC
For the safe daily delivery and pick up of all students during the school year, please be aware of and observethe following SAFETY RULES:
1. DO NOT PARK in any spaces in the parking lot as these are reserved for STAFF ONLY.
2. Please use the 15th Street gate to drop off students directly onto the playground.
3. If absolutely necessary, use the front large circle drive to drop off your student.
HOWEVER, you may only drive through and STOP, DROP, and ROLL at the designated SIGN, “Student Drop Off.” Do not take time CONVERSING, as you will cause cars behind you to back up and cause congestion.
4. Do NOT park by the curb. RED and BLUE Curbs are ILLEGAL for stopping or parking.
5. There is ONLY a RIGHT-HAND TURN entering the lot and a RIGHT-HAND TURN exiting the lot. PLEASE respect and abide by this safety guideline.
6. If you need to leave your car, please park on the street. There is ample parking on 15th Street.
7. The small circle drive is for BUSES only. Children enter that area via a cross walk.
8. Always be patient and respectful.
9. PARKING in the HANDICAPPED ZONE is AGAINST THE LAW AND CAN RESULT IN TICKETING. It is reserved primarily for STUDENTS with handicaps.
10. STUDENT PICK UP is conducted in the large circle parking lot in much the same way as drop off. Parents should stop at the “Student Pick Up” sign and not stop in front of the school.
11. If your child is not immediately available, we ask that you circle the lot as many times as it takes him/her to get to the correct area.
12. Please help reinforce the importance of your child going to that area directly after school.
13. If you are going to be late PLEASE call the office. Children that are not picked up promptly will be asked to go to the office area until their parent comes in to check them out.
14. Habitual lateness in picking up a child will result in a conference to develop a plan.
Students may NOT stay at school unsupervised.
Parent Procedures for Student Release During a Disaster
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Our school staff is very concerned about student safety. Monthly drills are held to teach students the proper method of responding to various emergencies. Fire drills, earthquake drills, and lockdowns are practiced throughout the year. In an unlikely event of a disaster, it is important for the school to have specific emergency information about your child. You will be required at the beginning of each school year to complete an emergency release form. Please keep this information updated.
In the event of an emergency, the following policy will apply:
If access to this location is not available, then students will be released at the side gate entrance north of the parking lots on Santa Ana St. Students will only be released to someone on their emergency release form with proper I.D.
Students will be supervised by staff until picked up.
If an emergency should occur when schools are not in session, you can learn whether or not schools will be closed by listening to local radio stations or local news broadcasts. All other means possible will be used to communicate emergency information as the situation allows (school and district websites, School Messenger phone notifications, AlertOC/AlertCM,etc)
Procedimientos de Emergencia de padres para recoger a los estudiantes
Estimados padres y tutores.
El personal de la escuela se preocupa mucho por la seguridad escolar. Los simulacros que llevan a cabo cada mes con el fin de enseñarle a los estudiantes el método apropiado para responder a cualquier emergencia. A través de todo el año practicamos simulacros de incendios, terremotos y simulacros de cómo actuar (cerrar todos los edificios) en caso de que una un intruso entre a la escuela. En caso de un desastre, es importante que la escuela tenga la información de emergencia de su hijo(a). Al principio de cada año escolar, se le pedirá llenar un formulario con información en caso de emergencia. Es un requisito que haga esto cada año. Por favor, mantenga a la escuela al día con esta información.
El reglamento que se presenta a continuación se lleva a cabo en caso de una emergencia:
Se cierran los edificios:En caso de que la escuela haya cerrado todas sus puertas, para el momento en el cual los estudiantes tengan que salir, éstos saldrán por las rejas que están junto a las bicicletas en la calle 15th.
Si el acceso por esta reja no está disponible, entonces los estudiantes saldrán por la reja al norte del área de estacionamiento en la calle Santa Ana. Los estudiantes únicamente podrán irse con las personas que usted haya nombrado en la tarjeta de emergencia y dicha persona necesitará presentar un documento de identificación apropiado.
El personal supervisará a los estudiantes hasta que alguien haya venido a recogerlos.
Si hay una emergencia no habrán clases y usted será informado de esto a través de las estaciones de radio o las noticias locales por televisión. Se utilizarán todos los medios de comunicación posibles para mantenerlos informados acerca de una emergencia dependiendo de que la situación lo permita. (Las páginas web de las escuelas y del distrito, el programa de comunicación telefónica School Messenger, AlertOC/AlertCM,etc.)
The California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education, Section 852, states, “A parent or guardian may submit to the school a written request to
The California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education, Section 852, states, “A parent or guardian may submit to the school a written request to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of any test provided pursuant to Education Code Section 60640. A school district and its employees may discuss the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program with parents and may inform parents of the availability of exemptions under Education Code Section 60615. However, the school district and its employees shall not solicit or encourage any written exemption request on behalf of any child or group of children.”