April 26, 2020

Dear Carrillo Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying this warm weekend and finding ways to stay cool!

Yearbook Reminders

Our yearbook company, Treering, is now set up to deliver the yearbook to your home address.

If you already purchased a yearbook, you must log on to your TreeRing account and update the address to get free shipping to your home.


Please make sure you update the SHIPPING ADDRESS on your ORDER and not just the address on your profile. Since there are two areas to enter your address, we want to make sure you input it in the correct place.

If you still need to purchase a yearbook, the cost is $25 before May 1 and you can have it shipped to your home. The price will go up after the May 1 deadline.



We are taking attendance each week to gauge student participation in Distance Learning. We can determine attendance when students are present in online meetings, turn in assignments on google classroom, log into Clever/Core Lexia and so on. Last week, we continued to maintain close to 100% attendance, so thank you and keep up the great work!

Chromebook Distribution

We now have more chromebooks to distribute for any Carrillo student. Please send me an email (gary.pope@smusd.org) if you would like to check one out for your child.

Music, PE, STEM, and Library (aka. “Specials”) Website

To make it easier for families to locate the various “specials” or content areas outside of the core academic subjects, Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Rinehart, Ms. Beninger, and Mrs. Odenwalder have created the following website https://sites.google.com/view/carrillospecials. On this site, you will find links to each of our “specials” teachers. We encourage you to bookmark this webpage on your child’s device and train them to self navigate (if they are old enough) through all of the wonderful activities created by our very talented “specials” team. That way, Mondays can “Start with the Arts” and other fun online activities. You can also direct them to this site after lunch every Tuesday-Friday for a variety of enrichment activities and read alouds.


  • Create a schedule for the day and a reward system for focus and work completion
  • Bookmark google classroom, clever, and all other frequently used websites on your child’s device so they can learn to self-navigate
  • Review the SMUSD Parent Resource Page
  • Call the Parent Technology Help Desk for support (760) 290-2598 
  • You can also call or text my number for support (760) 536-5219
  • Mrs. Keeton is also available to support you at (760) 512-3530
  • Grab and Go Meals are still available Monday-Friday from 11-1 at San Elijo Middle, San Marcos High, Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary, Richland Elementary, San Marcos Elementary, San Marcos Middle, and Mission Hills High
  • If you need Internet in your home, there are a few options to get WiFi:


Remind Links:

Preschool: https://www.remind.com/join/carrillopr

Kindergarten and TK: https://www.remind.com/join/carrilloki

1st-Grade: https://www.remind.com/join/carrillotk

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

3rd-grade: https://www.remind.com/join/4e8cc7

4th-grade: https://www.remind.com/join/carrillo2n

5th-grade: https://www.remind.com/join/carrillo3r


Thank you,


Gary Pope, Principal