Bear Bulletin 10/31-11/4


Hello Blue Oaks Families!! 

We finished off the week strong with great costumes by everyone! I was able to visit all the classrooms and saw engaging lessons, community building circles, buddy classes and much more.

As a reminder, students do not have school on Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday will be an early release day as normal. 

Conference sign ups have gone out from your teacher and conferences will be held the week of 11/14-11/18. That week there are different dismissal times: our bears in grades 1-5 are released at 11:48, Kindergarten is released at 11:33 and TK is released at 11:07. Please make note of the dismissal times.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will see our bears on Wednesday! 

Thank you for taking the time to read the bear bulletin,

Nicole Cumbra


Kindergarten and 1st grade Lexia Parent Night

Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers are invited to an online Lexia Parent Information Night on Monday, November 7th from 6:30-7:30pm. Lexia Core5 is an online program used to support and build on your child’s classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills. The Lexia Parent Information Night will allow families to see an overview of the student experience and provide resources and strategies to support student progress.  Please click on the zoom link to join! 

There will be no bucket band practice during conference week 11/14-11/18.

A reminder that all RCSD students in grades 4-8 have access to is an online tutoring service. Students can get a tutor 24/7 in Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Languages. Tutoring sessions take place in their easy-to-use online classroom, which runs in your web browser. Students can navigate to and log in using their student ID and birthdate (in the form of mm/dd/yyyy). Information 2022-2023


Interested in being a WATCH DOG, but didn’t make the meeting? That is OK! Here is the link to sign up! 


Don’t forget to have your TB test up-to- date, fingerprints done and fill out the volunteer category II application. 

Volunteer Category II

Live Scan

Volunteer Policy

I encourage you to review the presentation so you can be prepared for your big day! The presentation has the schedule and bear necessities. Did you know you will also get your own bear hugs to pass out and smelly stickers?

Watch DOGS 22-23

Second Step

Second Step is our evidence-based social emotional curriculum that all our classes use on a daily basis to help teach empathy and problem-solving skills in a holistic integrated way.   For the next few weeks, all our students will be focusing on Empathy. Please check in with your student and be sure to ask them what they are learning and help them role play and practice. The more practice they get, the better they will be. Here is a video that you can watch and review


4 wks

TK/Early Lrng


1. Identifying Feelings (happy, sad)

2. More Feelings (surprised, scared)

3. Identifying Anger



1. Feelings 

2. More Feelings

3. Identifying Anger

1st grade


6. Identifying Feelings

7. Looking for More Clues

8. Similarities/ Differences

2nd grade


1. Identifying Feelings

2. Learning More About Feelings

3. Feeling Confident

3rd grade


1. Identifying Others’ Feelings

2. Understanding Perspectives

4th grade

Empathy & Learning Skills

1. Understanding Complex Feelings

2. Understanding Diff. Perspectives

5th grade

Empathy & Learning Skills

1. Taking Other’s Perspectives

2. Accepting Differences


August – 54 office referrals

September- 64 minor office referrals. 40% of those were for defiance, insubordination, and non-compliance in the classroom. 

October- 74 office referrals. 33%of those were for defiance, insubordination, and non-compliance in the classroom. 

  • Our school day for the 2022-23 school year will begin at 7:45 for all students
  • The dismissal time for TK: 11:07, Kindergarten – 12:47, and 1st- 5th – 2:03
  • Breakfast: 7:25-7:43
  • Early release day will be on Wednesdays 
  • Wednesday Dismissal: TK dismissal will be 11:07, Kindergarten 12:47 and 1st- 5th is 12:50. 
  • Office hours: 7:15-3:15
  • Bell Schedule 

Attendance Reminders:

Attending school and on time is critical for academic success.  Students need to be at school before 7:45 to access the playground through the gates.  At 7:45, the bell rings and at that time, our teachers must lock the gates and go to their lines.  If your student comes after 7:45, they need to come to the office. At 7:50 and after, a tardy slip will be given to your student.  

Our school secretary also runs an attendance report twice a month and that allows me to reach out to our families that may have 3 or more unexcused absences.  Unexcused absences are for any reason besides your student being sick or attending a doctor/dentist appt.  When this happens, a letter is sent out letting families know that their student is now considered truant.  If more unexcused absences occur, more letters are sent out and a meeting will need to be scheduled. I understand there are many reasons why our students may be absent and I am always happy to work together to come up with a plan that can support attendance.  If you receive a letter and have any questions, please let me know. 


  • Blue Oaks will now be offering breakfast before school from 7:25-7:43. It is open to all students and will be served in the multipurpose room. Our bear necessities: Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful will be followed while students are having breakfast. 
  • Students will enter through the front doors and will have choices of breakfast items.
  • Any student that wants to eat must be in the MPR by 7:35 to allow time to eat breakfast as the bell rings at 7:43.


  • Blue Oaks PTC is a fundraising and activity oriented non-profit organization. Our mission is to work toward bettering the educational and social experiences of our children, support the school staff, and connect Blue Oaks families through organizing fun events and activities. We are so excited for this school year and would love for you to join us! Click HERE to join!


  • RCSD understands that when you send your child to school, you are entrusting us to keep them safe, and RCSD remains committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff, and visitors. The RCSD Board of Education has recently authorized $2 million to outfit our schools with a six-foot perimeter fence and equip every classroom with classroom-safe locking doors and operable blinds. Be on the lookout throughout the year for these safety updates.
  • Once school is in session, every site will continue to practice regular lock-down and emergency drills throughout the year to ensure students and staff are comfortable knowing what to do in an emergency.
  • In addition to physical safety updates on our school sites, RCSD wants to remind parents/guardians about gun safety measures to take at home. The Roseville Police Department has provided the following gun safety guidance to ensure that guns stay safely out of children’s hands. 

Lost and Found

Please make sure that all clothing, playground balls, lunch boxes and other items brought to school are clearly marked with your child’s name. We accumulate a vast assortment of misplaced property during the school year.  The Lost and Found is located in and behind the rear, west door to the multi-use room. You are welcome to check it during school hours. All abandoned items in the Lost and Found are donated to charitable organizations at various times during the school year.

 As a Reminder- Pick Up/Drop Off

Traffic in and around Blue Oaks School presents the number one safety hazard to children and adults!  

We request your cooperation. 

  • Speed Limit- It is very important to drive slow when picking up or dropping off your student.  Many families are driving fast through the crosswalks, causing students and families to be alarmed.  Please be respectful of all our students and community and drive slow! 
  • SUPERVISION- Supervision doesn’t start until 7:30. We ask that you do not drop off your student before 7:30. Please plan accordingly so that your child can be at school at 7:30 or after. 
  • The WEST PARKING LOT – in front of the Kindergarten wing -  is designated for drop-off and pick-up of transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grade students by private vehicle, only. Watch for children! Children may not go into parking lots unless they are with an adult. All students entering the west side parking lot must use the crosswalk on Halesworth. DO NOT stop or park your vehicle except in a designated parking spot.  Remain in your car when at the yellow curb and pull all the way up to the end of the yellow curb. 
  • The DROP-OFF/PICK-UP AREA in front of the Multi-Use Room is for school buses and daycare agencies only. Please do not drop off or pick up students on Horncastle Ave. There is no supervision.
  • The EAST PARKING LOT – in front of the Adventure Club and the upper grades playground is designated for drop-off and pick-up of third, fourth and fifth grade students by private vehicle, only.  There is no crosswalk in this parking lot.  Children may not cross or enter the parking lot unless accompanied by an adult. DO NOT stop or park your vehicle except in a designated parking spot.  Remain in your car when at the yellow curb.


If you wish to park your car, kindly pull into a designated parking space.

Thank you for respecting the privacy and property rights of residents on streets adjacent to school.

We request that you walk your child/children to school whenever possible to cut down on traffic and pollution, promote healthy life habits and enhance the safety of all.

10/31: No School

11/1: No School

11/14-11/18: Conference Week- Minimum Day Schedule

11/21-11/25: Thanksgiving Break

Additional Resources

RCSD Website

Blue Oaks Website

Blue Oaks 2022-2023 Handbook


CareSOLACE – provides a free expedited coordination service for students’ and families’ mental health and wellness support.

RCSD Enrichment Resources – a variety of online essential skills resources (math, English, typing, etc.) for your student to practice throughout the year.

RCSD Sora – free access to thousands of online books through the Placer County library.