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Foussat Student Parent Handbook

The OUSD 2018/19 Student/Parent Handbook is now available for viewing online.  The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.  Parents can also download a PDF version of this guide.  Click English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.

Resources

Resources

Kindergarten Lunch

Kindergarten parents, did you know that the school lunch is available for your child, not only on Wednesdays, but every day of the week.  If they qualify for the Free Lunch Program or if you pay for their lunch, the student can eat a nutritious meal every day.  With the morning Kindergarten students, you can bring your child to the lunch room after you pick them up from the classroom.  For afternoon students, you can bring them a little early before their class starts and have them eat lunch.  Please call the school for more information or if you have questions.

¡Padres de familia de kínder, sabían ustedes que sus niños pueden almorzar en la cafetería, todos los días de la semana, no solamente los miércoles! Todos los niños de kínder, los que pagan y los que reciben el almuerzo gratis, todos están bienvenidos a obtener un almuerzo nutritivo todos los días. Los niños del turno de la mañana pueden ir con usted a la cafetería al terminar la clase, antes de ir a casa. Los niños del turno de la tarde, pueden llegar a la escuela antes de las 12:15 y usted puede llevarlos almorzar antes de comenzar las clases. Por favor llamar a la escuela para mas información o si tiene alguna pregunta.

Are your children Getting Enough Sleep?

Kid sleepingAs parents, we know all too well how our own sleep affects our mood and ability to concentrate.  Because children are still growing, they depend on sleep even more than we do, for their physical and emotional health.  A recent study published in Pediatrics found that elementary-school children who went to sleep earlier were more emotionally stable and alert in class than those who went to bed later. During one week of school, half the students were put to bed earlier than normal, averaging about 27 minutes more sleep a night. The other half stayed up later than their routine bedtime, losing about 54 minutes of shut-eye each evening. Teachers then rated children's behavior, not knowing which children got more or less sleep. Students who were sleep-deprived not only seemed overly tired, but were more impulsive and irritable than their well-rested classmates. They were quick to cry, lose their tempers or get frustrated.  

All children have different sleep needs, but if your child seems overly emotional, irritable, or unfocused, try putting him or her to bed an hour earlier.  Winding down for the hour before bedtime also helps them to fall asleep more quickly.  TV, computer screens, and phones, have been shown to delay sleep, so encourage quiet play, reading, and listening to music.  Following are the recommended hours of sleep from webmd.com, a reputable medical database recommended by physicans.

5-6 year olds:  10-12 hours of sleep

7-12 year olds: 10-11 hours of sleep

Earlier bedtimes for children mean more wind down time for parents, so your sleep and emotional wellbeing may improve too!