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What's Happening at H.E.L.U.S.


Bus Notes:   Although written notes from home are the preferred method for the office to process your child’s bus transportation requests, we understand an occasional emergency in which you must call one in is necessary.   If you must call in your urgent request, please do so by 12:00 noon so the office has enough time to process.   This is for the safety of your child.



If you would like to receive electronic copies of the   Lion's Roar   and other periodic correspondence from the school sent directly to your inbox, please e-mail your name to   info@heluesd.org . The Lion’s Roar and other information will not be posted to ZippSlip.


2015-2016 School Year Calendar

School will begin Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. We are happy to announce our breaks will align with the Antelope Valley Union High School District 2015-2016 Calendar. A tentative 2015-2016 Calendar will be released next week. Tentative until formal School Board approval.


FINAL LCAP Community Meeting, Tuesday, May 19th, 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 p.m. we will host a community meeting for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The purpose of the meeting is to review the final draft of the revised LCAP. All parents and community members are invited to attend.

We will provide pizza and child care for those who RSVP by Monday, May 18th. Please RSVP to Mr. Martinez at


What is the LCAP?

As part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), school districts are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), beginning on July 1, 2014, using a template adopted by the California State Board of Education (SBE). The LCAP is required to identify annual goals, specific actions, and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators, including student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement. School districts and charter schools are required to obtain parent and public input in developing, revising and updating LCAPs.The academic priorities must be aligned to the district’s spending plan. The local governing board must first approve the LCAP before adopting the annual district budget. County superintendents must review school district LCAPs and ensure alignment of projected spending, services, and goals.


What a Talent Show!

Last night was our annual H.E.L.U.S. Talent Show and we have some very talented students! Thank you to all the students who had the courage and drive to audition and perform in front of their peers and families. A special thank you to the Gibson and Durn Families and of course Mr. Nosik for helping make this year’s talent show a success!


Park Update

At last Tuesday’s School Board meeting, H.E.L.U.S. Trustees, Mr. Martinez, and representatives from Supervisor Antonovich’s office and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation met to walk the District’s unused property and discuss its use as a community park. The District is committed to bringing a park to our community.



Minimum Days- Last Day of School and Graduation

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 10th. Eighth grade graduation is Tuesday, June 9that 5:00p.m.

Students are dismissed at 1:00p.m. both of these days.


Important Reminders:

Ø  May 19th                                 LCAP Community Meeting, 6:30p.m. Room 8

Ø  May 21st                                  PTA Meeting, 2:45 p.m. Room 6       

Ø  May 25th                                  Memorial Day, No School

Ø  May 26th                                 School Site Council Meeting, 3:00p.m. Room 8

Ø  May 27th                                  Last Day for After School Art Class

Ø  May 29th                                  Movie Night, 5:00p.m.

Ø  June 2nd                                   LCAP Public Hearing, 5:00p.m. Room 8

            Special Board Meeting     

Ø  June 9th                                    8th Grade Graduation, 5:00p.m. – Minimum Day

Ø  June 10th                                 Last Day of School – Minimum Day                                  

Ø  PTA meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month. We hope to see you there!

Ø  Mighty Milers Mileage Club Final Days this year: Tuesday, May 26th, Wednesday, May 27th, and Thursday, May 28th