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2017-2018 Minimum Days
Aug 23 Back-to-School Night
Sept 15 Collaboration Day
Oct 6 Collaboration Day
Nov 8-9 Assessments
Nov 13-17 Parent/Guardian Conferences
Jan 26 Collaboration Day
Feb 9 Collaboration Day
Feb 26-27 Assessments
Mar 9 Collaboration Day
Apr 20 Collaboration Day
June 4-5 Assessments
Jun 6 Last Day of School

• Students in grades 1 - 5 will be released at 12:55 pm.
• TK & All Kindergarten students will attend in the AM and will be released at 12:20 pm.
• PM Kindergarten students attend with AM and are released at 12:20 pm.

Please pick up your children promptly upon release.
2017-2018 No School Days
Sept 4
Nov 10
Nov 20-24
Dec 21-29
Jan 1-5
Jan 15
Feb 12
Feb 19
Mar 19-30
Apr 2
May 25
May 28

2017-2018 Spirit Days
Spirit Days are at 9AM and all are welcome to attend!
Sept 15 - 3rd Grade Performing
Oct 20 - 2nd Grade Performing
Dec 15 - 1st Grade Performing
Feb 9 - 4th Grade Performing
Apr 20 - TK/K Performing
May 30 - 5th Grade Hosting AR & Volunteer Recognition
Quick Links
New Student Registration
If you need to register your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please come into the office to obtain a packet and register for school. School begins on August 10.

All students need the following in order to register:
*A completed registration packet
*Certified Birth Certificate
*Proof of Residency (recent utility bill, rental/mortgage statement, etc.)
*Complete Shot Record (all students must be fully vaccinated to attend school in CA)

The ages for TK & K are as follows:
*If the child turns 5 on or before September 1, they may register for Kindergarten
*If the child turns 5 between September 2 and December 2, they may register for Transitional Kindergarten (TK). If they turn 5 after December 2, they may begin TK on or after their birthday, at the discretion of the Principal.
Bus Schedules
Due to State budget cuts, YCJUSD will not be providing bus service to regular education students this school year. Only those students with a qualifying special education need outlined in their IEP will be provided transportation in accordance with Federal Guidelines as this is a compliance issue and a condition of receiving Federal funding.

Please read all of the details in the transportation letter from Business Services located on the District main webpage or on the Business Services link.

Families will need to provide transportation to school for students and are encourage to form carpools amongst each other.

If you disagree with this necessary budget action by the District due to the lack of funds being funneled to public education in the State of California, please write to your State legislators and to the Governor and urge them to restore funding to our public schools now.

Attendance

9 months ago

REPORT AN ABSENCE

If your child misses school for any reason, please call or

email the attendance clerk at kathy_estopinal@ycjusd.us.

Absence reasons must be reported within 5 days or they will automatically be marked unexcused.

Note: not all absence reasons will be considered excused, even when they are reported within the 5 day window. If you choose to call or wish to speak to the attendance clerk, please call (909) 790-8521 and press 1 to leave a message for Mrs. Estopinal (ext. 5711). Thank you. THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

 

It is an absolute necessity that students attend school on a regular basis. Studies originating from a variety of sources indicate that there is a direct correlation between education and income. If your child's success in life is important to you, it is critical that he or she gets a good basic education. This can only occur if regular school attendance is maintained from Kindergarten through 12th grade (thirteen years of schooling). The following chart is an example of possible education days versus actual education days for students who are frequently absent, based on thirteen years of education with 180 days of instruction per year.

Possible Days
Actual Days
Attendance Rate
Days Missed in 13 Years
Average Days Missed per Year
Education Loss
2340
2340
100%
0
0
0
2340
2317
99%
23
2
Negligible
2340
2223
95%
117
9
2/3 of a year
2340
2106
90%
234
18
1 1/3 years
2340
1755
75%
585
45
3 1/4 years
2340
1170
50%
1170
90
6 1/2 years

Students who miss 10% or more actually lose more than time. They lose out on skill development, practice, and standards mastery, which can impede their ability to pass the California High School Exit Exam. Students who regularly miss school, miss out on what other students in their classes are getting. They begin to feel that they will never catch up, so why should they try?

Regular attendance does not guarantee success, perfect scores, high grades, or a high school diploma, but it does give students the best possible chance. In this life, basic skills are offered "free" only once. The failure to take advantage of a free public education when it is available is very costly. Don't cheat you children or yourself. See to it that you get your money's worth the first time around. Promote education in your home and see to it that the leaders of tomorrow - your children - are the best this world has to offer. You are the first and most important teacher in your children's lives. Please teach them the value of learning.


PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARDS

 

Wildwood recognizes the challenge and hard work needed to achieve perfect attendance.  There are many things that can cause a student to miss a day of school or to be late.  We recognize students for perfect attendance in two ways.  First, there are Perfect Attendance Awards earned by students who do not miss a day of school.   Next, there are Extreme Perfect Attendance Awards earned by students who do not miss an instructional minute of school at any time.  This means that a student is never late, never misses a day, and never leaves early.  Both of these awards are significant achievements.  Students are honored with Perfect Attendance Awards at our three trimester award ceremonies throughout the year and with Extreme Perfect Attendance at the end of the year.  Thank you, parents and guardians (and students) for everything you do to promote perfect attendance.

 

WES Mission & Vision
Our common vision at Wildwood Elementary School is stated in our mission statement:

As a community of learners, we at Wildwood Elementary School serve and appreciate all of our students and their unique academic, physical, social and emotional needs, providing them the opportunity to succeed at their highest potential.

In the area of expectations, Wildwood Elementary School has four “Building Blocks of Success” which are: honesty, respect, responsibility, and kindness
The implementation of our mission statement and the “Building Blocks" have created success for all of our students. For the first time in the school's history, Wildwood Elementary School was named a California Distinguished School in 2012, in large part due to our continued focus on our vision and mission as well as our committment in working with students on our character traits. Our staff is committed to creating a learning environment capable of meeting the individual needs of every student who comes to us. The environment at the school is structured to provide safe surroundings, clear expectations for learning and behavior, and an opportunity for each child to connect to the school as an individual. Members of the Wildwood Elementary School staff have taken responsibility for the education of all students. Our staff and community believe that ALL children can learn. Therefore, we will continue to provide the necessary support to build success for our students to reach their individual potentials.

School History & Photo Gallery

10 months ago

About Our School


Wildwood Elementary School opened in 1997 as Yucaipa-Calimesa's sixth elementary school. In 2001, we moved to our permanent campus from an adjacent temporary location, which now houses Yucaipa Adult School & Green Valley High School. Our current location encompasses 48,000 square feet on 9.5 acres. It includes a library, a computer lab, a suite of support offices, a multipurpose room, an administrative office and staff lounge, 33 permanent classrooms, a staff and a visitors parking lot, and two playgrounds. Below, you will find photos of these facilities.

 


Front Entry Gates

 

Front Office Counter & Lobby

Lower Quad (looking northeast) & "Welcome to Wildwood" Mural

Lower Quad (looking west) & MPR Outdoor Stage

Upper Quad (looking northeast) with Yucaipa Ridge in Background

Multipurpose Room (MPR) Interior


Main Playground (looking north)

Main Playground & Field (looking northwest)

Library

Computer Lab

Primary Classroom - Grades 1-3 (25:1 Ratio)

Intermediate Classroom - Grades 4-6 (35:1 Ratio)

Kindergarten Classroom (25:1 Ratio)

Kindergarten Playground

Special Education Classroom