Principal's Message

August 16, 2017


Dear Cubberley Families:


Welcome back to the 2017-2018 School Year! I hope that you all had an amazing summer and are excited to embark on a new school year. I am looking forward to the school year with great anticipation and am excited about the new staff members that will be joining our wonderful Cubberley family. Please take a few minutes to read over this information which will be helpful as you are making your final preparations to begin the school year.


School Office Hours The office will be open for the fall beginning on Tuesday, August 22nd. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


6th Grade Orientation - Orientation for all 6th grade students and parents will be Thursday, August 24th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the auditorium. PE Clothes will be available for purchase in the office, and PTA will be selling spirit shirts in front of the auditorium. 6th Grade students and parents will receive valuable information and will receive an advance copy of the student schedule. PTA will also be providing a BBQ lunch directly following the orientation in the lunch bench area.


Class Placements - Elementary class placements and middle school schedules will be available via ParentVue (or SchoolLoop for middle school students) on or after Friday, August 25th after 5:00 p.m. or on the first day of school. Elementary parents who do not have access to ParentVue may obtain their child’s class placement from the main office on the first day of school. Middle school schedules will be distributed in 1st period class. If students have not had a chance to find their 1st period class on SchoolLoop, staff members will be available to provide their 1st period room number. It is possible that student schedules may be changed by administration during the first 20 days of school in order to balance classes. We will try our best to accommodate students elective requests, but due to class size constraints, they are not guaranteed. Students who may be scheduled incorrectly (missing a class, assigned to the wrong grade level) should report the issue to the counselor, Ms. Pleasance.


The First Day of School - The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, August 30th and is a district-wide minimum day. The playground will open at 8:00 a.m., and breakfast will be served from 8:30 8:50 a.m. The TK and Kindergarten schedule on district minimum days is as follows: 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. (Early Start) and 10:10 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. (Late Start). 1st through 5th grade schedule is 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and the middle school schedule is 8:55 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Bell Schedule on Regular Days Beginning the second day of school, the playground will open at 8:30 a.m. and will close at 4:00 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 8:50 a.m.


The TK and Kindergarden schedule is as follows: 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. (Early Start) and 10:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. (Late Start). Early Start TK and Kindergarten students have the option to stay for a 20 minute lunch period after dismissal or to go home at 12:20 p.m. Late Start TK and Kindergarten students will have a 40 minute lunch period (12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)


1st through 5th grade students start school at 9:00 a.m. 1st 3rd grade students are dismissed at 3:05 p.m., and 4th and 5th grade students are dismissed at 3:10 p.m. On Thursdays, all students in 1st through 5th grade are dismissed at 2:30 p.m.


The middle school schedule is 8:55 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.


Beginning the second day of school, students should not arrive at Cubberley prior to 8:30 a.m. as there is no adult supervision provided until 8:30 a.m. and there is no 0 period this year. After school, if you are unable to pick up your student(s) until after 4:00 p.m., you will need to enroll your child in Kids’ Club or make other child care arrangements. Students will not be allowed to loiter on or in front of the school grounds after school. Students should wait on the supervised playground for their ride home and should not be on the grass in front of school unless they are being picked up at dismissal time or are walking home. Please make child care arrangements now for the fall so your child is not left unsupervised.


Cubberley Uniform Policy In order to promote school spirit and a safe and orderly campus, all Cubberley students wear a school uniform every day. Please adhere to the guidelines when purchasing school clothes. The updated uniform policy is available on Cubberley’s website and was sent home in June. “Spirit Wear” is encouraged and may be worn in lieu of a uniform shirt. Please label all clothing and personal belongings. Students who come out of uniform will be given loaner clothing or will call home for a change of clothes. Students who repeatedly violate the policy will be subject to additional school consequences. Students who may be in need of uniform assistance can speak with Ms. Ortiz in the school office. Please support the efforts of Cubberley School by sending your student(s) in school uniform every day. There will be frequent opportunities for free dress days. Please consult the Cubberley Connection Online or the Cubberley Facebook Page to stay informed of school events and activities.


On behalf of myself and the entire Cubberley staff, we are looking forward to a great school year. I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon.


Go Cubs!


Mrs. Imbroane, Principal

Mrs. Imbroane, Principal