The referral window for the Camas School District’s Highly Capable Program (HCP) is now open for students in grades 2-6. Parents have an opportunity to refer their children for consideration for the HCP for fall placement. Interested families should review this information to 1) understand the definition and characteristics of students who are highly capable; and 2) learn about the nomination process and actions parents need to take by December 15, 2015, to refer students for this process.
Dorothy Fox Participates in the “Great Washington Shake Out” with our Earthquake Drill on October 15th
Dorothy Fox joins millions of people worldwide in successful preparation for an Earthquake on October 15th. The Great Washington Shake Out provides us best practice for staying safe with the message of Drop, Cover, and Hold On. www.dropcoverholdon.org We practice this with students 1-2 times each school year. Attached is the 1-page resource that we give to our teachers to help them prepare with Dorothy Fox Students. Parents can review this information at this link. FOX SCHOOL EARTHQUAKE PREP
In early 2015, a Facilities Advisory of Citizens, Teachers, Staff and Students (FACTSS) met to research and study current and future facilities needs in the Camas School District. Based on their findings and community input, the FACTSS team has recommended a Capital Facilities Bond be placed before voters in February 2016.
Come hear about the proposed bond and give us feedback at one of three listening posts!
Dorothy Fox is the winner of the most students who walk to school in the district. 85% of our students are in the Walk Zone. A school’s walk zone is determined “as the crowe flies” in a circle with the school in the center, 1/2 mile outwards on a map in all directions. Because we are a true neighborhood school, this incorporates most of our students. Of course, it might take more than 0.5 miles on a paved street to walk to the school and that is where the opportunity to get exercise comes in!
Walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy, reduce pollution, and avoid traffic. It’s also one of the best ways to connect with cool people and great places. Whether we are commuting to work or school, meeting friends, or exploring the neighborhood, a walk can become an adventure. It’s amazing what can happen when we walk!
The Fox Community is encouraged not to drop off your child in a car, but find a way to walk on October 16th to school in celebration of Walktober!
Thank you to Superintendent Mike Nerland and friends from the local Rotary who brought dictionaries to the 3rd graders at Fox. Students were encouraged to write their name inside and keep them for years to come. What a wonderful tradition that shows our kids how much their community values their education. Thank you Rotarians!
Kudos to Camas/Washougal Fire Division Chief, Cliff Free, who came to Dorothy Fox and trained our teachers on CPR and AED procedures.
Thank you to our nurse, Karen Wight, who lead our teachers in an exciting game of Safety Jeopardy during our August In-service. This activity helped teachers to receive up-to-date training in signs of allergic reaction, epipen use, choking, and other emergency response issues to make sure that we are ready to support our students with the safest school community possible.