Ruus Jaguars

PRINCIPAL

Evelyn Ocasio

510-723-3885

eocasio@husd.k12.ca.us

Assist. Principal

Elaine Alvite

510-723-3885

ezapata@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

News

7/12/19

 

 

Dear HUSD Community, [este mensaje se repite en español]

 

You may have heard the recent news reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could be planning to conduct major “sweeps” targeting individuals and workplaces across the country. This news has left many families in our community feeling vulnerable and afraid. 

 

While HUSD has no information confirming that any such raids will take place in our area, I want to remind our community that HUSD is a sanctuary district. In December 2016, the Board of Education passed a sanctuary school resolution to address questions and concerns in our community. The resolution ensures that every school site is a safe place for all students and families. It specifically notes that if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE were to visit any of our schools, it would not be able to disrupt school operations. Any request made by ICE must be forwarded to the Superintendent’s Office. The district prioritizes ensuring the safety and security of students and staff. 

 

The Hayward City Council also passed their own resolution in June of 2017 declaring Hayward a sanctuary city. It affirms law enforcement policies already in place at the Hayward Police Department whereby officers do not seek to determine the immigration status of people with whom they come in contact with. Officers also do not detain individuals on suspicion of violating immigration laws—or for the purposes of notifying federal immigration officials of potential immigration violations.

 

HUSD is working closely with our local government agencies and with the many community organizations providing support to affected individuals and families. Here are some key facts for you to know:

 

  • If you see or suspect ICE activity in progress, or someone you know is detained, you can call the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership, (ACILEP)  24-hour hotline at (510) 241-4011. Please only call this number in an emergency. They can provide trained observers and legal support. 

  • Immigrant families have many rights, resources, and supports, many of which can be found here

  • We encourage families to have a family preparedness plan, to ensure that your children are cared for under any circumstance.

 

HUSD is committed to protecting all students and their families, regardless of their immigration status or religious affiliation. It is our duty to ensure that our students receive a high quality public education in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Matt Wayne

Superintendent

 


 

Estimada comunidad del HUSD,

 

Es posible que haya escuchado las noticias recientes de que el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) podría estar planeando llevar a cabo grandes “redadas” dirigidas a personas y lugares de trabajo en todo el país. Esta noticia ha dejado a muchas familias en nuestra comunidad sintiéndose vulnerables y temerosas. 

 

Mientras que el HUSD no tiene información confirmando que dichas redadas se llevarán a cabo en nuestra área, quiero tomarme la oportunidad para recordarles que el HUSD es un distrito santuario. En diciembre de 2016, la Mesa Directiva aprobó una resolución para abordar preguntas y preocupaciones en nuestra comunidad. La resolución asegura que cada plantel escolar sea un lugar seguro para todos los estudiantes y sus familias. Específicamente, señala que si el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) visitara cualquiera de nuestras escuelas, no podría interrumpir las operaciones de la escuela. Todas las solicitudes de información de ICE deben enviarse a la Oficina del Superintendente. El distrito tiene por prioridad garantizar la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal. 

 

La Ciudad de Hayward también aprobó su propia resolución en junio de 2017 declarando a Hayward como una ciudad santuario. Afirma las políticas de aplicación de la ley ya establecidas en el Departamento de Policía de Hayward por el cual los oficiales no buscan determinar el estado migratorio de las personas con quienes entran en contacto. Los oficiales tampoco detienen a individuos bajo sospecha de violar las leyes de inmigración, o con el propósito de notificar a las autoridades federales de inmigración sobre posibles violaciones a la ley de inmigración. 

 

El HUSD está trabajando junto con nuestras agencias del gobierno local y con las muchas organizaciones comunitarias que brindan apoyo a las personas y familias afectadas. Aquí hay algunos datos clave que debe saber:

 

  • Si ve o sospecha que cualquier actividad de ICE está en progreso o alguien que usted conoce está detenido, puede llamar a la línea directa de 24 horas de la Alianza Legal y Educativa de Inmigración del Condado de Alameda (ACILEP) al (510) 241-4011. Por favor sólo llame a este número en caso de emergencia. Pueden proporcionar observadores entrenados y apoyo legal.

  • Las familias inmigrantes tienen muchos derechos, recursos y apoyos, muchos de los cuales se pueden encontrar aquí.

  • Alentamos a las familias a tener un plan de preparación familiar para garantizar que sus hijos sean atendidos bajo cualquier circunstancia.

 

El HUSD se compromete a proteger a todos los estudiantes y sus familias, independientemente de su estado migratorio o afiliación religiosa. Es nuestro deber asegurar que nuestros estudiantes reciban una educación pública de alta calidad en un ambiente seguro y enriquecedor. 

 

Atentamente,

 

Dr. Matt Wayne

Superintendente

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6/27/19

students raising their hands



We have some important news to share with you. Districts across California are moving towards electronic reporting for state tests.  These tests include the CAASPP, which focuses on language arts, math and science; as well as the ELPAC, which allows us to measure English learners' English proficiency. As a parent, you will soon have multiple years of reports at your fingertips. This new process will be quicker, easier, more secure and less costly than printing and mailing reports out. Test reports are available right now through the Parent Portal, accessible on any device connected to the internet. The portal is available through the HUSD website.


Soon, we will provide further guidance for families that are not already registered in the portal. If you do not have access to the internet and can't see reports, the Assessment Department will provide a paper copy. Please don't hesitate to write to Dr. Kathryn Singh, Assessment Director, at ksingh@husd.k12.ca.us if you have any questions. You can also call at 510-784-2647. Please leave a message and we’ll call you back.  

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5/31/19

The Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) is entering into Teacher Salary infographiccollective bargaining with its four employee bargaining units: Hayward Education Association (HEA), Association of Educational Office and Technical Employees (AEOTE), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Safeco/M&O, and SEIU Para-YEP. The collective bargaining process allows public school employees to bargain with their school district regarding salary, benefits, and other employment-related issues. Each contract is negotiated separately with the bargaining unit’s respective negotiating team. HUSD, HEA, and AEOTE held public hearings on their initial proposals at the March 27, 2019 school board meeting.

 

On Tuesday, May 28, HUSD and HEA initiated bargaining. HUSD has also met regularly with AEOTE since May 3, 2019. Unlike annual reopener negotiations for which the parties open one to two articles each, successor agreements tend to be three-year agreements that allow more articles to be open for negotiations. For this reason, the negotiations process is expected to extend over a longer period of time than in previous years.

 

HUSD’s Goals

At HUSD we put students and families first. We understand that to better serve our students we need to support the staff who directly serve them. We have the utmost respect for our colleagues who work in our schools, classrooms, and offices. During bargaining, our goal is to demonstrate our commitment to support staff and help them meet our students’ needs while remaining fiscally responsible.  

 

Over the past five years, HUSD has increased salaries by 22.1%, and has maintained the second highest salary for mid-career teachers in Alameda county. We have done this despite the larger funding issues facing school districts across the country because our priority is to recruit and retain high quality staff. California ranks 41st in per student spending and our students and staff deserve a greater commitment to our schools.

 

In addition to increasing staff salaries, we have also shown our commitment to students, teachers, and school staff by reaching agreement with our labor partners on issues such as lowering the K-3 average class size and providing employee dental benefits.

 

Bargaining Overview

The present, three-year collective bargaining agreements between HUSD and HEA, AEOTE, SEIU Safeco/M&O, and SEIU Para-YEP expire on June 30, 2019. In 2016, HUSD's proposal included opening the HEA contract in its entirety. This year, HUSD is taking the same approach of opening the contracts in their entirety to allow maximum flexibility should contract language modifications impact more than one article.

 

Current Status of Negotiations

Negotiations between HUSD and HEA and HUSD and AEOTE will continue with scheduled dates into the month of July. We expect to set similar meeting dates with the SEIU negotiating teams. HUSD looks forward to bringing to the negotiations table our intent to honor our workforce and create a better learning environment for students.

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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

August        29, 2018

September  12, 2018    

November     7, 2018

January         9, 2019

March            6, 2019

May               8, 2019

 

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Parent Center rm 16

ELAC Coordinator: Emilia Martins

 

ELAC Officers

 

Chair: Jessica Ramirez Rivas

V. Chair: Justina Perez

Secretary:  Alondra Javiel

SSC Rep:  Reyna Rojo

DELAC Rep: Guadalupe Manzanares

SBDM Meetings

 

September 24, 2018

October 8, 2018

November 5, 2018

December 10, 2018

January 14, 2019

February 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

April 8, 2019

May 6, 2019

News

7/12/19

 

 

Dear HUSD Community, [este mensaje se repite en español]

 

You may have heard the recent news reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could be planning to conduct major “sweeps” targeting individuals and workplaces across the country. This news has left many families in our community feeling vulnerable and afraid. 

 

While HUSD has no information confirming that any such raids will take place in our area, I want to remind our community that HUSD is a sanctuary district. In December 2016, the Board of Education passed a sanctuary school resolution to address questions and concerns in our community. The resolution ensures that every school site is a safe place for all students and families. It specifically notes that if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE were to visit any of our schools, it would not be able to disrupt school operations. Any request made by ICE must be forwarded to the Superintendent’s Office. The district prioritizes ensuring the safety and security of students and staff. 

 

The Hayward City Council also passed their own resolution in June of 2017 declaring Hayward a sanctuary city. It affirms law enforcement policies already in place at the Hayward Police Department whereby officers do not seek to determine the immigration status of people with whom they come in contact with. Officers also do not detain individuals on suspicion of violating immigration laws—or for the purposes of notifying federal immigration officials of potential immigration violations.

 

HUSD is working closely with our local government agencies and with the many community organizations providing support to affected individuals and families. Here are some key facts for you to know:

 

  • If you see or suspect ICE activity in progress, or someone you know is detained, you can call the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership, (ACILEP)  24-hour hotline at (510) 241-4011. Please only call this number in an emergency. They can provide trained observers and legal support. 

  • Immigrant families have many rights, resources, and supports, many of which can be found here

  • We encourage families to have a family preparedness plan, to ensure that your children are cared for under any circumstance.

 

HUSD is committed to protecting all students and their families, regardless of their immigration status or religious affiliation. It is our duty to ensure that our students receive a high quality public education in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Matt Wayne

Superintendent

 


 

Estimada comunidad del HUSD,

 

Es posible que haya escuchado las noticias recientes de que el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) podría estar planeando llevar a cabo grandes “redadas” dirigidas a personas y lugares de trabajo en todo el país. Esta noticia ha dejado a muchas familias en nuestra comunidad sintiéndose vulnerables y temerosas. 

 

Mientras que el HUSD no tiene información confirmando que dichas redadas se llevarán a cabo en nuestra área, quiero tomarme la oportunidad para recordarles que el HUSD es un distrito santuario. En diciembre de 2016, la Mesa Directiva aprobó una resolución para abordar preguntas y preocupaciones en nuestra comunidad. La resolución asegura que cada plantel escolar sea un lugar seguro para todos los estudiantes y sus familias. Específicamente, señala que si el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) visitara cualquiera de nuestras escuelas, no podría interrumpir las operaciones de la escuela. Todas las solicitudes de información de ICE deben enviarse a la Oficina del Superintendente. El distrito tiene por prioridad garantizar la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal. 

 

La Ciudad de Hayward también aprobó su propia resolución en junio de 2017 declarando a Hayward como una ciudad santuario. Afirma las políticas de aplicación de la ley ya establecidas en el Departamento de Policía de Hayward por el cual los oficiales no buscan determinar el estado migratorio de las personas con quienes entran en contacto. Los oficiales tampoco detienen a individuos bajo sospecha de violar las leyes de inmigración, o con el propósito de notificar a las autoridades federales de inmigración sobre posibles violaciones a la ley de inmigración. 

 

El HUSD está trabajando junto con nuestras agencias del gobierno local y con las muchas organizaciones comunitarias que brindan apoyo a las personas y familias afectadas. Aquí hay algunos datos clave que debe saber:

 

  • Si ve o sospecha que cualquier actividad de ICE está en progreso o alguien que usted conoce está detenido, puede llamar a la línea directa de 24 horas de la Alianza Legal y Educativa de Inmigración del Condado de Alameda (ACILEP) al (510) 241-4011. Por favor sólo llame a este número en caso de emergencia. Pueden proporcionar observadores entrenados y apoyo legal.

  • Las familias inmigrantes tienen muchos derechos, recursos y apoyos, muchos de los cuales se pueden encontrar aquí.

  • Alentamos a las familias a tener un plan de preparación familiar para garantizar que sus hijos sean atendidos bajo cualquier circunstancia.

 

El HUSD se compromete a proteger a todos los estudiantes y sus familias, independientemente de su estado migratorio o afiliación religiosa. Es nuestro deber asegurar que nuestros estudiantes reciban una educación pública de alta calidad en un ambiente seguro y enriquecedor. 

 

Atentamente,

 

Dr. Matt Wayne

Superintendente

more
6/27/19

students raising their hands



We have some important news to share with you. Districts across California are moving towards electronic reporting for state tests.  These tests include the CAASPP, which focuses on language arts, math and science; as well as the ELPAC, which allows us to measure English learners' English proficiency. As a parent, you will soon have multiple years of reports at your fingertips. This new process will be quicker, easier, more secure and less costly than printing and mailing reports out. Test reports are available right now through the Parent Portal, accessible on any device connected to the internet. The portal is available through the HUSD website.


Soon, we will provide further guidance for families that are not already registered in the portal. If you do not have access to the internet and can't see reports, the Assessment Department will provide a paper copy. Please don't hesitate to write to Dr. Kathryn Singh, Assessment Director, at ksingh@husd.k12.ca.us if you have any questions. You can also call at 510-784-2647. Please leave a message and we’ll call you back.  

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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.

MINIMUM DAYS 2018-19

DATE                       

(Every Wednesday dismissal is at 1:00 PM)

August 27, 2018 Minimum Day
August 28, 2018 Minimum Day
September 20, 2018 Minimum Day
September 21, 2018 Minimum Day
November 1, 2018 Minimum Day
December 3, 4, & 6, 2018 Minimum Day
January 25, 2019 Minimum Day
February 25, 26, & 28 2019 Minimum Day
March 1 & 4, 2019 Minimum Day
June 13, 2019 Minimum Day

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—14

2014—15

2015—16

2016-17 2017-18

August

96.67%

97.45%

98.59%

97.61% 97.90%

September

96.79%

97.26%

96.96%

97.14% 96.25%

October

96.32%

96.38%

96.33%

96.10% 95.21%

November

95.86%

96.04%

95.10%

95.77% 95.51%

December

95.31%

87.06%

95.46%

94.58% 92.60%

January

94.56%

93.33%

95.03%

94.14% 93.22%

February

95.69%

94.65%

94.07%

94.39% 94.57%

March

95.50%

95.20%

95.33%

94.80% 94.07%

April

95.51%

95.76%

96.27%

95.13% 95.12%

May

96.33%

95.94%

95.70%

95.45%  

June

96.89%

95.65%

95.03%

95.36%  

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

 

 

RUUS School Site Council Meeting (SSC)

Where: Ruus Library

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Bilingual Education at Ruus

Bilingual Education

District Calendars

RUUS PARENT AMBASSADOR

Shakespeare Club

Garden Club

COST Coordinator

Candace Walker

510-723-3885

Counselors

Valerie Garcia 

Ours Kids Our Families

510-723-3885 Ext: 27231

Juliann Halvorsen

STARS Counselor  

510-723-3885 Ext: 27121

Vannesa Jimenez

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!