News

Principal's Message

Dear Simas Families,                                                                                                                                

This school year is off to a great start! I can't believe the 1st Trimester is almost over!

Routines and procedures are in place and students are making great progress towards grade level standards. Our theme this year is "Dream Big, Shine Bright". We are focusing on setting goals, working hard to achieve those goals, and celebrating our successes! We have amazing students at Simas who are capable of achieving their goals and becoming competent learners. 

We look forward to getting "Back to the Basics" with parent involvement activities, study trips, enrichment activities, and of course maintaining high academic expectations for student achievement. We look forward to an amazing year at Simas! 

Communication is key at Simas Elementary! Make sure you have registered on Parent Square to get all the up to date information on what's happening at school. If you need help registering, please call the office at 585-3790

Let's have a fantastic rest of the year! 

Your Proud Simas Principal, 

Mrs. Fochetti

 

Here are some important dates/events to add to your calendar:

Character Parade: October 31 @ 8:30 am

Veteran's Day Celebration: November 10 @ 8:00am

Thanksgiving Break: November 21-25

Parent Conferences (In Person Meetings): November 21 and 22. 

Paint Night: December 7 @ 6pm

Winter Break: December 19 - January 6

Congratulations to our Football and Softball Teams!

We would like to give a huge shout out to our Simas Stars Football and Softball Teams on their outstanding season! 

Our football team placed 2nd in our annual tournament and only lost one game all season!

Our softball team placed 1st in the HESD tournament and had an undefeated season! 

We are so proud of all our athletes and coaches! Hard work and dedication pays off! 

 

Red Ribbon Week

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with dress up days the week of 10/24 - 10/28

Jog A Thon

It's that time of year! Time for our annual Jog A Thon fundraiser! The Jog-a-Thon is a great way to raise funds for our children at Simas.  Your support will enable Simas to purchase yearbooks, rewards and enrichment activity materials.

Money will be raised based on the number of times a student jogs/walks around the   track in the time allotted.

Sponsors can also make a flat donation.

Money and pledge sheets are due by November 10. 

Checks made out to Simas PTC

Money should be returned in a sealed envelope with the total amount collected and      the pledge sheet.  Put your child’s name on the envelope.  Pledge sheets with envelopes will be sent home with students on October 18 .

Parent Square

We will be transition to a new communication platform called Parent Square. Please read the attached letter and follow the steps to activate your account.

You should have received a message that asked you to set-up your account. Please follow the directions on the email/message to ensure you are fully set up and ready to receive our notifications. If you did not receive the message, please let contact Mrs. Fochetti.

You can use ParentSquare on any device. We highly recommend that you download the free mobile app for iOS or Android or use the desktop version at www.parentsquare.com. By downloading the app you can then set your preferences for messages such as email, text, or app notification. IF you do not download the app, all communications are typically sent to the email that is on file with the school.

Our goal is for every family to join ParentSquare and engage with our school community. We are excited for this new communication tool and all that it has to offer!

Summer Reading Lists for Students!
Parent Information for Simas School
Dismissal News

To provide optimal safety, security and consistency for all students, any changes to your child's dismissal instructions will only be accepted until 12:00 p.m. each day.  Exceptions will be made for extreme emergencies only.  Please help us keep your child safe and secure by adhering to this policy.

Student Birthdays

We have many students with severe food allergies, therefore, we will NOT be allowing food snacks or goody bags to be brought to school for student birthdays.  We recommend that you purchase your child’s favorite book and donate it to the class or the school library on your child’s behalf.  Thank your for your cooperation in this matter.

Parent Volunteers & Chaperones

In order for parents to volunteer in the classroom or chaperone on a study trip, they must have completed the Volunteer Application process. This includes completing a Volunteer Registration Form. The process takes time to complete; in many cases 3-8 weeks, so if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or chaperone, please start the process as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the office at 585-3790.

Support Simas School Year Round

Simas participates in Boxtops for Education. Simply clip the boxtops off of products you already buy for your home. Have your child turn them into their classroom teacher. Each boxtop is worth $.10 for Simas School! How easy is that? Help our school shine!

Important Information for Simas School

It is greatly appreciated that parents abide by our "close campus" procedures. For your child's safety, parents are asked to check in to the office before going on campus, for any reason. Parents interested in visiting classrooms are required to make arrangements with the classroom teacher and principal before visiting. *The Dress and Grooming Regulations are listed and explained in our Student Code of Conduct, which was sent home on the first day of school. Just a friendly reminder about haircuts; mo-hawks, tails or unusual razor cuts are not allowed and do violate our dress and grooming policy. *Student handbooks, conduct code booklets and emergency cards will be sent home on the first day of school. Please review and return the required parent/student signature sheets as soon as possible. Conduct Code booklets (containing our district and school site rules and procedures) are available to parents at any time throughout the school year, as needed.

School Information

Please ensure your child’s safety during drop off and pick up

  • Walk students across the street if dropping off on Fitzgerald Lane
  • Please help keep our bus drive through area clear so buses can stay on schedule
  • Park in designated parking spaces
  • Do not block traffic by stopping in the parking lot
  • Do not double park

Important Safety Information

  • Yard supervisors are on campus at 7:15 am Students are not to be on campus before then.
  • Drop-off/Pick-up Zone: Located in the driveway directly in front of the school.  This is not a parking area!  Please do not double park in this area.  This area is a ONE WAY.  Do not drop off students in the parking lot.
  • All students and adults should always use the crosswalk in the pick up area.
  • If you need to get out of your car for any reason, please park your car in the parking lot
  • Maximum allowable speed in pickup/drop area is 10 mph.
  • While in the loading/drop off area, move up to the next available spot.  For the safety of our students and to make sure the loading area moves along as smooth as possible, please do not double park
  • All adult visitors must check into the office before going on campus at all times.
  • All adults are prohibited from using student restrooms.  There are adult restrooms available in the office.
  • Do not leave siblings of students not enrolled at Simas unattended while on campus
HESD Wellness Policy

It is vital that we as employees and parents of HESD understand and adhere to the HESD Wellness Policy. It specifically states “Schools, to the extent possible, will not use foods or beverages that do not meet nutritional standards”. In order to support our policy, as of October 1, 2009 we will no longer accept sweet treats for birthday snacks. Parents are still encouraged to celebrate student birthdays by offering an alternative to sweet treats such as a goody bag with pencils, erasers, crayons, etc. Another fun idea is to donate a hardback book to the library in honor of your student. However, if you bring an edible treat, any of the following items are acceptable: • Fresh Fruit • Bananas • Watermelon • Strawberries • Apples • Granola Bars • Applesauce • Yogurt • Raisins • Pretzels • Fresh Veggie • Cucumbers • Zucchini w/dip • Celery w/PB • Carrots w/dip

The Mission of Hanford Elementary School District

Everything we do must be for the expressed purpose of improving teaching and learning, therefore: “Our mission is to provide an educational environment which reinforces basic cultural values, ethical behavior, including respect for other, personal integrity, responsibility and accountability. We will work together to provide students with a safe environment in which they can discover their potential and strengthen their motivation for living and learning. As tomorrow’s leaders, students will be prepared to participate and function effectively in society.”