Principal's Weekly Newsletter

September 13, 2020

Dear Carrillo Families,

Thank you for your ongoing support and collaboration during the remote learning phase of our year.

Remote Learning Schedule

We hope that your family is settling into the full-day schedule. If your child is continuing to face difficulties at home, please do not hesitate to contact us to brainstorm ways to support you. 

Technical Problems

Unfortunately, we continue to face problems with Zoom's functionality on the Chromebooks. Our District's technology department is frequently meeting with Zoom each week, and they are hoping to have a resolution soon. If you continue to face difficulties at home despite calling the technology helpline and performing the troubleshooting suggestions, please email me directly. Although I may not have the ability to fix your issue, having multiple emails allows me to demonstrate the problem's magnitude and, hopefully, increase pressure to correct the problem. Although the problems do not seem to be specific to one Chromebook model versus another, we can provide you with a different Chromebook to see if that helps.

Return to School Plans

As a reminder, our School Board will be voting on a return to school plan at their regular board meeting this Tuesday, September 15th. This meeting is open to the public, and it will take place over Zoom, starting at 6:30 pm. You can access the meeting agenda and Zoom link through this website:  https://www.smusd.org/governing_board/governing_board_meetings

Click Here for Access to Governing Board Agendas (BoardDocs)

Once we have direction from the School Board, we will come together as a community to create a thorough return to school plan for Carrillo that fulfills local and state safety guidelines AND ensures that we meet our students' academic, social, and emotional needs.

Room Parents (From PTO Board Member Blair Mettee)

We are still in need of more room parents for the 2020/2021 school year. This is such an easy, fun, and VERY rewarding opportunity for the year. Below is the sign-up genius link:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090A44AFAF23A3FF2-room

PTO Giving Month (From PTO President Candice Lai)

PTO Giving Month is here and we are showcasing our incredible Staff and Teachers that are supported by PTO funds. Last week we highlighted our Instructional Aides and this week we will be highlighting our STEM Lab and Instructor, Mrs. Rinehart.

To read more about our instructional aides and STEM visit the links below!

https://www.myvlink.org/carrillopto/news.php?ID=16718

https://www.myvlink.org/carrillopto/news.php?ID=16771

To donate any amount, click here! https://www.myvlink.org/carrillopto/donations1.php?c=445

Upcoming School and PTO Dates:

September 2020

15th- 16th Tin Leaf Dine Out 3pm-8pm

18th- Preschool- Wear Red

18th- 2nd Grade Materials Pickup 10 am -11:30 am

18th- Kindergarten Materials Pick up 12 pm- 1pm 

24th- 1st Grade Materials Pick Up

October

7th- My Yard Live Dine Out 5 pm- 8pm

9th- 3rd and 4th Grade Materials Pickup

24th- Virtual Family Bingo Night RSVP here

Remind.com

Please click on the appropriate link below if you would like to sign up for updates and quick reminders.

Preschool- https://www.remind.com/join/ga36hh

TK and Kindergarten- https://www.remind.com/join/bkca8h

1st-grade - https://www.remind.com/join/car1s

2nd-grade - https://www.remind.com/join/4gd2ch4

3rd-grade - https://www.remind.com/join/e69837g

4th-grade - https://www.remind.com/join/e8kha3

5th-grade - https://www.remind.com/join/hg298b

 

Thank you,

Gary Pope, Principal

gary.pope@smusd.org

Office- 760 290-2904