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Kinder Grade Procedures

Kindergarten Team Letter (Click here to download a copy!)

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Paakuma’ School, we are happy to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year!  We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.  We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school.  We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.  As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.  We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring the he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience.
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers.
  3. Reads daily to develop a love of reading and to improve literacy skills
  4. Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college

We are attaching a copy of our kindergarten policies so that you and your child can review them together.  If you have any questions about the policies and expectations, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.  It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. 

We thank you for your support and look forward to a successful school year!


The Kindergarten Team  J


Kindergarten Policies and Expectations



Students will be allowed to bring backpacks to school on Fridays only. With this, please regularly work with your child to ensure that nonessentials (toys, gum, candy, games, etc.) do not find their way into the backpacks.

Water Bottles

During instructional time students will be allowed to keep water bottles with them at their desks. Make sure that it is labeled.  (No juice, soda, flavor packets, etc.)


Birthday Parties

Students will be recognized in the classroom and throughout the day on their birthday.  However, in order to maximize instructional time, birthday parties will not occur.  This is a school-wide policy.


Homework Packets

Homework packets will be distributed at the beginning of each month. Weekly homework is due every Friday (last day of week).

Classroom Donations

See individual teacher for their Amazon School List link.


Please submit your application to the front office. Make sure you submit your application with due time as it takes a month or 2 to get approval.

Emergency clothes

Please provide a weather appropriate outfit for your student in a clear Ziplock bag in case of any emergency. Include top, bottom, undergarments, and socks. We will do a switch out around winter time.

San Bernardino City Unified School District, 777 North F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410, (909) 381-1100
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