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Keeping up with Crocker Communications

Hi everyone, welcome back to another exciting school year at Crocker Highlands.  I wanted to send a quick message as I’ve noticed a number of recent sign-ups to the Yahoo Group with a request to stay up to date with what’s happening at school.  There may be better options depending on what information you’re looking to receive and how you like to stay informed.  With many new families joining us this year, I wanted to give a quick overview of the different channels for communication and information.
  1. Crocker Website – updated frequently with the latest information about school related events and topics. You can also find the most current school calendar with upcoming events. Please be aware events, times, details of events do change throughout the year. This online calendar is the best source of current event data. (Pro Tip: if you use Google Calendar or iCal, you can import the Crocker calendar directly into your calendar list and it’s always up to date) You’ll also find other links to great content like the Principal’s Blog, teacher websites, lunch menus, PTA information, photo galleries, afterschool programs, etc.
  2. Weekly Bulletin – email newsletter sent weekly with updates, events, reminders, etc. This is the easiest way to get an update delivered directly to your Inbox with what’s going on each week at school. Click on the link to subscribe or view past bulletins.
  3. Yahoo Group – email listserv, 500+ people made up of school staff, PTA, parents, community, etc. Used for timely communications from school staff, teachers and PTA members to the Crocker Parents and Community. Our ask…keep it relevant to school topics, don’t spam the list, don’t “reply all”. Subscription required, click on the link to sign-up.
  4. Crocker Facebook Page (Public) – If you like to stay up to date by using Facebook, we have you covered. We post a number of updates here, share pictures, encourage community discussion.  Be sure to “Like” our page and join our virtual extension of the Crocker community.
  5. Crocker Twitter Page (Public) – If you like to stay up to date by using Twitter, we have you covered. You’ll find frequent updates to our twitter page, be sure to “Follow” us.
  6. Crocker Kindergarten Buddies Facebook Group (Private) -  this private FB group was setup for Kindergarten parents (new and old) to ease the transition into Crocker. It’s a great place for new families to ask questions and share experiences. The Kindergarten teachers are also part of the group and you’ll find a tremendous amount of support and information shared in this group. To join, you have to click on the link and request access.
If you have comments or feedback for us on any of the above, we’d love to hear from you. Click on the “Feedback” link on the right side of the Crocker website or drop us an email at

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2014-2015 Forms Available – Pertains to All Families

Per District policy, all OUSD students must submit certain required forms each year before attending their first day of classes.  You may either pick up these materials at school between August 18-22 or download and print the forms found in this post.  Please bring your children’s completed forms during one of our registration events August 19 – 22 (see the calendar on our website for specific times).  If you are unable to come during those events, you must turn in the materials to the school office on the first day of school (August 25) before your child can go to class.

Required Documents for New Students Only:

2014-15 OUSD Registration Form (new PDC) – ENGLISH (Can be completed online then printed)

Original birth certificate or other proof of age  (We’ll make a copy of it.)

Immunization records

Proof of physical exam

Proof of dental exam

Proof of residency (3 documents such as PG&E, Waste Management, EBMUD, property tax, rental agreement, etc.)

If you registered in the spring but did not have all documents ready, please make sure to bring the missing items between August 19-22.


Required Documents for ALL Crocker Students (new and continuing):

2014-15 OUSD Registration Packet Cover and Signature Page FILLABLE

2014-15 Student Disaster Form – ENGLISH FILLABLE

2014-15 Pupil Emergency Card – FILLABLE ENGLISH

2014-15 Student Acceptable Use of Technology Consent Form – FILLABLE ENGLISH

2014-2015 Request for Parent Email Form  (new this year, required by the new superintendent)


OUSD Policies For All Families (nothing to sign):

2014-15 OUSD Policies Packet FINAL – ENGLISH


Continuing Families with New Phone Numbers:

Change of Phone Number Form


 Free and Reduced Lunch Applications (Requested of All Families by OUSD):


 OPTIONAL Translation Request Documents:

Translation Help (Arabic) 2014-2015

Translation Help (Cambodian)

2014-2015 Translation Help (Chinese)

2014-2015 Translation Help (English)

2014-2015 Translation Help (Spanish)

2014-2015 Translation Help (Vietnamese)



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Adventure Time – After School Childcare On Site

Adventure Time (A.T.) is an independently owned and operated childcare provider that rents space on our campus every school day.  They are open before school beginning at 7:00 AM and after school from the time the students are released (both on minimum and full days) until 6:00 PM.  A.T. uses both the portable classroom and the playground for their program each day.

If you are interested in signing up your Crocker child(ren) with Adventure Time, applications are available at Montclair Elementary School (1757 Mountain Blvd.)  between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM weekdays throughout the summer.  They do not have applications on their website.   You may also wait until school starts on August 25 to register at Crocker Highlands.

For more information, please visit their website at or call (510) 658-7412.


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People in The Crocker Community Project

People in The Crocker Community Project

Who are the members of our community and how do they help our school run smoothly? These were the questions that 28 insightful first graders grappled with in the spring of 2014. Interweaving language arts, social emotional curriculum, social studies and technology, special parent volunteers with expertise in the radio industry walked the students through an extraordinary project that expanded their sense of place at Crocker Highlands. We invite you to enter into this place and listen to the students introduce you to seven special Crocker adults who make an important impact on us everyday. Click on a face in the picture below to see/hear the person’s story.


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Last Week of School – Minimum Days and 5th Grade Promotion

Every day between June 9 and 12 will be a minimum day.  Students in kindergarten will be dismissed at 1:30, and all others will be dismissed at 1:40.

The 5th graders will celebrate their promotion to middle school on Wednesday, June 11 at 1:45 in the MPR.


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Rainbow Day – May 30th

Rainbow Day – May 30th

Friday, May 30 is Rainbow Day at Crocker.  All students will meet on the yard at8:40am, and they will participate in a Rainbow Parade.  Students should wear the following colors:
Kindergarten – red
1st grade – orange
2nd grade – yellow
3rd grade – green
4th grade – blue
5th grade – purple.
Go Cougars!

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