Ruus Jaguars

PRINCIPAL

Evelyn Ocasio

510-723-3885

eocasio@husd.k12.ca.us

MAIN OFFICE

Felecia Chapman

Office Manager

510-723-3885 Ext: 27103

 

Ashiyana Riaz

Attendance Clerk

510-723-3885 Ext: 27111

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CONTACT US:

Ruus Elementary School

28027 Dickens Avenue

Hayward CA 94544

510-723-3885

Fax: 783-2536

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ABSENTEEISM

 

Students who are chronically absent is defined as missing more than 10 percent of school days since the start of the school year.  This adds up to a significant loss of time that could be spent learning to read or do math. Research has linked chronic absenteeism in kindergarten and 1st grade to difficulty reading in 3rd grade. Parents, help us monitor our students attendance! EVERY STUDENT, EVERY DAY!

 

ELAC Dates

September  14    

November     9

March           8

May            10

 

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Parent Center rm 16

 

ELAC Officers

Chair: Graciela Sanchez

Vice Chair: Maritee Soriano

Secretary: Mireya Zarco

School Site Council Representative: Edith Valencia

"Children are our most valuable natural resource."

 

Herbert Hoover

Principal's Message

Ruus Elementary School takes a holistic approach to developing each child: behaviorally, academically, emotionally, and physically.  We help our students expand their horizons by giving them opportunities to be successful in the twenty-first century in a clean and safe environment.

Mission Statement

Ruus Elementary’s mission is to enable all students to reach their highest potential academically and socially.  Faculty, staff, parents, and students will work together to create a positive learning community based on mutual respect and personal responsibility. Through the cycle of inquiry, our instruction is to target specific educational goals.  With academic knowledge, positive attitudes and abilities gained through their experiences at Ruus Elementary, our students will meet the demands of the 21st century.

Vision Statement

Ruus Elementary students will make a positive contribution to the world. They will be prepared for college and/ or career readiness to meet the demands and expectations of society. They will become responsible and respectful adults.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

DATE                       

EVENT (WEDNESDAYS ARE EARLY RELEASE DAYS 1:00 PM)

September 13, 2016 Minimum Day
November 10, 2016 Minimum Day
January 10, 2017 Minimum Day
February 9, 2017 Minimum Day
February 21, 2017 Minimum Day
February 23, 2017 Minimum Day
February 24, 2017 Minimum Day
February 27, 2017 Minimum Day
June 14, 2017 Minimum Day - Last Day of School

COST Coordination of Services Team

What is COST: A Coordination of Services Team (COST) is a site based multidisciplinary team composed of service providers, school administration, and school staff. Monthly COST meetings provide a regular opportunity to triage referrals, assess students’ support needs, and develop and monitor interventions to ensure that these needs are met.

EXPECTATIONS: The COST Team will be able to provide support through a variety of interventions that will meet the overall needs of each student as an individual as we teach positive behavior expectations school wide:

  • The Ruus Elementary School COST Team will continue to strengthen throughout this third year of implementation with the support and referrals of Faculty and Support Staff.
  • The analyzing of student data (Behavioral, Attendance and Medical concerns) will be increased by 10 % for the Team to be able to target specific needs of students or family, based on the situation at large.
  • The overall academic, emotional, social or health needs of students will improve as a direct result of services received through COST.
  • Small group counseling will be provided for specific social relationship needs with the support from PBIS for students of all grades.
  • Reduce incidents of negative behavior, therefore reducing office referrals and suspensions.
  • Increase time for instruction and academic growth

ATTENDANCE TRACKER

 

Month

2013—2014

2014—2015

2015—2016

August

96.67%

97.45%

98.59%

September

96.79%

97.26%

96.96%

October

96.32%

96.38%

96.33%

November

95.86%

96.04%

95.10%

December

95.31%

87.06%

95.46%

January

94.56%

93.33%

95.03%

February

95.69%

94.65%

94.07%

March

95.50%

95.20%

95.33%

April

95.51%

95.76%

96.27%

May

96.33%

95.94%

95.70%

June

96.89%

95.65%

95.03%

Did You Know?

• Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
• Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
• Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
• Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
• Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

 

When Do Absences Become a Problem? 

CHRONIC ABSENCE 18 or more days 

WARNING SIGNS 10 to 17 days 

GOOD ATTENDANCE 9 or fewer absences

 

 

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Counselors

Valerie Garcia 

Ours Kids Our Families

510-723-3885 Ext: 27231

Colin Boylan

STARS Counselor  

510-723-3885 Ext: 27121

Alaina Moreno-Koehler

STARS Counselor Bilingual 

510-723-3885 Ext: 27403

SST Student Study Team

The primary purpose of the Student Success Team is to develop an action team plan, called a Student Success Plan, for interventions in the general education program. The Student Success Team is a school site team which includes the school staff, parent/guardian, student (if age appropriate) and other district support personnel. It is a function of general education and uses a systemic problem-solving approach to assist the student who is not progressing at a satisfactory rate or who has other school-related problems, such as attendance, behavior, etc.

PBIS Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support

PBIS SCHOOL WIDE RULES

 

BE SAFE

BE RESPECTFUL

BE RESPONSIBLE

BECOME YOUR BEST

BE A JAGUAR

ROAR!

Monday Morning Assembly

Parents please join us every Monday morning for our traditional assembly!

Every Monday Matters

Theme of the Month:

August -        Monday Gets Resilient

September - Monday Gets Appreciative

October -      Monday Gets Expressive

November -   Monday Gets Relevant

December -  Monday Gets Caring