Principal's Weekly Newsletter

May 16, 2021

Dear Carrillo Families,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. 

Enrollment for 2021-2022 

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. All new student registrations must be completed by parents via ParentVUE. If you have a younger child entering Carrillo next year or have neighbors and friends who have inquired about enrolling into Carrillo for the Fall, please share this link which explains the process and has live links to ParentVUE. 

2021-2022 School Year

We are excited to return to a five-day per week schedule next year. Our District plans to have 1st-5th graders return to the daily bell schedule of 8:45 am - 3:10 pm (Wednesday is early release at 2:10). 

We are also excited for kindergarten to return to the extended day model. Next year, to ensure adequate instructional support for each kindergarten class, the hours will be from 8:15 am - 1:40 pm (Monday-Friday). Kindergarteners will eat lunch on campus and have recess. However, due to the limited number of special classes and child developmental considerations, we will have our kinders attend school for an extended day rather than a full day. Transitional Kinder will continue to be a half-day program (8:15 am - 11:50 am), and our Special Education Preschool will return to its regular schedule as well. 

In addition to returning to our full, five-day-per-week schedule, we will also be hiring additional intervention staff to support student growth in our pandemic recovery plan. 

Kids On Campus (KOC) 

The District is reviewing the feasibility of offering KOC, before and after school care, for the 2021-2022 school year. We have rooms available for the program, and high demand, so it will be very likely to return for the Fall. We also plan to continue our partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club, North County Martial Arts, and other before/after-school programs that provide transportation. 

School Site Council Interest Form

We are no longer accepting applications for the School Site Council positions. I’m happy to announce that we have five parents that are interested in participating! The next step will be to create a voting ballot that will go out to the community. All parents will have an opportunity to vote on two candidates to serve on this council. Please stay tuned.

Carrillo PTO Positions

The Carrillo Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is another great way to be involved and connected to all things Carrillo. There is a large variety of roles available for all levels of parent availability. Please see the message below from our PTO President, Jennifer Kerschbaum. 

Carrillo PTO needs you! Join our team for the upcoming school year!  If you're interested in volunteering, please email Jennifer Kerschbaum at carrillopto@gmail.com

Volunteer Appreciation Drive Through

Whether you have served as a room parent, School Site Council Representative, PTO parent, or volunteer for 5th-grade Promotion, the students and staff of Carrillo Elementary appreciate you! Although volunteerism has looked very different this year due to the COVID restrictions, many parents continued working hard to support the school in many creative ways. We want to extend our gratitude in a drive-through parade on Monday, May 24, at 10 am. Since staff members will be outside for the drive-through, remote instruction will end a little early at 9:45 am that day. Volunteers will receive an emailed invitation this week. 

5th-Grade Promotion:

Last week, I sent an email to all 5th-grade families regarding Promotion on Monday, June 7. Please click here to read the full email. If you haven't already done so, RSVP using this link if you plan to attend in person. Please complete the RSVP form by Friday, May 21, to help us prepare for the events.

GRAD YARD SIGNS FOR SALE!

Our 5th-grade parent committee is also selling yard signs if anyone is interested. Please see the details below.  

 $12 -  24”x18” with metal H stake included.

Available for purchase on Carrillopto.com (look under “News”)

Carrillo-5th-grade-promotion (1).jpg 

Upcoming Dates:  

May 24- Volunteer Appreciation Drive Through @ 10 am **Remote Class will end at 9:45 am 

May 25- PTO Meeting @ 3 pm via Zoom

May 31- Memorial Day, No School 

June 7- 5th-grade Promotion 

-Duke, Diggle, and Lora @ 9 am

-Kinard, Williams, and Lancon @ 11 am 

June 9- Last Day of School/Minimum Day 

Minimum Day Bell Schedule (in-person/hybrid) 

AM K-1 8:15 am -10 am

PM K-1 11 am - 12:45 pm

2nd - 5th-grade - 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

 

Thank you,

 

Gary Pope

gary.pope@smusd.org

Office- 760 290-2904

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