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Support Services

Psychologist/Sterling Institute Counselors : Our school psychologist is available to students and parents three days per week. Confidential appointments can be made to assist students and families in need of referrals for outside community services such as psychological counseling, drug and substance abuse treatment, grief counseling, and special education referrals. Counselors are on site several days per week to meet with students with emotional needs. All conversations with our counselors are confidential and require parent permission before any services can take place.

Speech and Language/Adaptive Physical Education: Our speech teacher is available three days per week and our P.E. teacher one day per week to assist students in need of additional support in these areas. Referrals are made to these programs by our regular classroom teachers.
If you feel that you child would benefit from these services, please contact the main school office.

Arts Cadre Program: Hart Street School participates in an Arts Prototype Grant which allows selected classes to receive art, dance, and drama classes on site one day each week. This program is correlated to our Open Court Language Arts Program and provides participating classes creative opportunities to explore literature.

Music Program: Hart Street is also fortunate to have a music teacher one day per week. Our music teacher works within our classrooms, provides chorus for interested students and helps our students prepare special programs for parent enjoyment. This year Tracks B & C will participate in our Holiday Music Festival, providing tribute to diverse cultures here at Hart through holiday music. Tracks A & D will put on our annual International Dance Festival again honoring Hart's diverse cultural heritage.

Nutrition Grant: Our students will continue to explore healthy food options through our salad bar provided two times each week at lunch, and in their classrooms where students sample unusual fruits and vegetables each month.

Computer LabEnglish Language Learners Computer Lab: Our English Language Learners in grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, one and two as well as all students in other grades who are new to this country have an opportunity to improve there English language skills in our computer lab. We have 20 computers installed with the support of the Riordan Foundation to assist these students with English vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. These computers have Internet access and all students in all grades may access these computers for research and class reports provided they have parent permission to access the internet.

Academic Mentor Program: Hart street is proud to provide before and after school tutoring for our children. Over 100 Hart Street students participate in 1-1 tutoring with a personal mentor.

LibraryOur Wonder of Reading library collection is in excess of 10,000 volumes and is open to our students and their families before and after school as well as during school hours. Classes visit our library each week for storytelling, research opportunities, and library skill lessons.

School for Advanced Studies:
Hart Street is proud to provide a challenging, differentiated instructional program on Track C for our gifted and high achieving students. Participation in this program is offered through an Open Enrollment application for those students who meet program guidelines. For additional information, please feel free to contact our main office.

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas Playground: Our pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and special education preschoolers support large motor development and social skills via our wonderful play areas and storytelling lawns. thank you mr. & mrs. kirk douglasOur equipment is state of the art and provides a safe and inviting area for our youngest students to grow and learn. Our wonderful shady lawns provide areas for these students as well as those in all our grades to read quietly, talk with friends, and play quiet games. In addition, is available to grades 1-5 a par course on our main playground to instill the desire to mantain healthy bodies in our older students as well.

SCHOOL NURSE: Our school nurse is here from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Please feel free to stop by and visit to discuss your health concerns. Parents should be aware of the California State Law making it mandatory for all children to be immunized against Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis. Please take care of this and if you have any questions regarding your individual child, feel free to speak with our nurse.

All new students enrolling at any grade level (k-12) must present a certificate which states that they are free from tuberculosis. The immunization status of all students will be reviewed in keeping with State Law: those students who do not meet state immunization requirements must be excluded from school until these requirements are met. Communicable disease inspections will be conducted periodically; students with a communicable disease will be excluded from school until they are free of the disease. Students who need to take prescribed medications during school hours must have their parent's/guardian's signed request including the private physician's written instructions and signature on file in the office. The medication must be brought to the school by the parent/guardian or other responsible adult. Students at school with cast/crutches/braces must have their private physician's written permission to attend school and must comply with any safety regulations outlined by the school administration.

An emergency card for every child at Hart Street School is required in the school office. It should include three telephone numbers to insure contact with a responsible person when your child become ill or hurt. The cards are sent home at the beginning of the school year for your completion. Please read both sides of the card carefully and complete all information. Be sure to sign the card, and return it to school with your child immediately. If your emergency information changes during the school year, please notify the school. Please remember we WILL NOT release your child to anyone whose name is not written on the emergency card.

We hope that all of our students strive for a perfect attendance record this school year. However, should your child miss school due to illness, a note from a parent must accompany every child on his/her return to school. A special absence card is available and will be sent home with every child if he/she does not bring a written note. State Law requires parent verification of their child's absence. If the absence is do to illness, the nature of the illness should be stated. Each time a child returns to school he/she must present the written verification of absence from the parent to the teacher. A child who has been ill for three days or more should report to the school nurse for readmittance upon arrival at school.

A Pupil Service and Attendance Counselor is at Hart Street one day per week to monitor student attendance. Students with excessive absences will be contacted by that office within the district, so that they may assist parents and insure that students are here and on time daily.