February 15, 2021

Dear Carrillo Families,

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable President’s Weekend. We can’t wait to see our 2nd and 3rd-graders returning to in-person learning this week and our 4th and 5th graders next week.

Here are some brief reminders:

  1. Complete the LumiSight pre-screening EACH DAY your child attends school. If possible, please “screenshot” the clearance badge and show this to school staff from the car drop off lane. Remember- the username is your child’s SMUSD email address. If you hit the “Forgot Password” option, instructions will be sent to your child’s email account, which can be accessed on cloud.smusd.org.
  2. Please do not send your child to school with any COVID related symptoms, if they have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone who tested positive.
  3. Please report all absences, including Mondays. The “Absence Reporting Form” is located on the homepage of our website. https://carrilloelementary.smusd.org/
  4. Please review the symptom Decision Tree to be informed of the District procedures regarding COVID related symptoms: Decision Tree chart.pdf. If any COVID related symptom is reported or identified on campus, your child will be required to isolate for 10 days or attain a negative test result. If a negative test result is provided, your child may return to school 72 hours after the symptom is resolved. This procedure does not apply to any symptoms related to a documented pre-existing condition.
  5. Students must wear a mask on campus the entire time they are at school except for eating and drinking. Students are also required to wash their hands frequently and watch their distance from others. We have procedures to ensure students do not come within 6ft of each other for any prolonged amount of time.
  6. Pack a water bottle. Although none of the drinking fountains on campus are in operation, the District installed bottle filling stations throughout the campus. Please send your child with a refillable water bottle to ensure they stay hydrated. Disposal water bottles are available for students upon request. 
  7. Drop Off and Pick Up Times:

            Students assigned to Cohort A attend in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

            Students assigned to Cohort B attend in-person on Wednesdays and Fridays.

**When students aren’t in-person (Wed/Friday for Cohort A, Tuesday/Thursday for Cohort B), students will engage in live “specials” classes, independent assignments, iReady MyPath for reading and math, etc.

2nd-5th-grade- Drop Off @8:15-8:45 am, Pick up @ 2:25 pm

AM PreK-1st- Drop Off @ 8 am-8:15 am, Pick up @ 10:45 am

PM PreK-1st Drop Off @ 12 pm-12:15 pm, Pick up @ 2:45 pm

Drop Off Reminder- be prepared to show the LumiSight badge and have your child wear a mask

Pick-Up Reminder- Please display your child’s dashboard sign and pull your car up to the end of the lane.

2nd-grade Pick Up Location- Please meet your child at the KOC Gate/Smaller Loop (all other grade levels meet at the main loop).

THANK YOU for supporting these procedures. I feel confident that these procedures will continue to keep all students and staff members safe. Despite multiple cases that have been identified on campus, none of the cases originated on campus nor led to further infections. Together, we can continue to keep Carrillo safe!

Return to In-Person Instruction

4th and 5th-grade students will return to campus for in-person instruction on February 23rd (cohort A) and February 24th (cohort B).

5th-Grade Virtual Family Bingo Night!!

All 5th-grade students and families, please mark your calendar for 5th-Grade Family Bingo Night on February 27th. More information to follow. 


We are seeking committee members and delegating positions for 5th grade promotion. We will be hosting our first zoom meeting in March. Please email carrillo5thgradepromo@gmail.com if you would like to attend and join the committee. No job is too small and we really want to make this year memorable for our 5th graders.

Invention Convention

Part of our mission at Carrillo is to inspire students to pursue their interests, passions, and curiosities. Towards that end, we continue to offer an invention convention where students put their creativity and innovator’s mindset to work. Please read the message below from our Invention Convention organizer, Mrs. Yates and our introduction video.

This year's Carrillo Elementary School's Annual Invention Convention is going virtual! That's right! Nothing can stop our Colts from innovating! In fact, there is no better time than now to be a problem solver and contribute positively to our world. If you are interested in being a participant in our 2021 Invention Convention, please click on the link for the whole scoop and to complete the "Intent to Invent" application form. We can't wait to see your invention!

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."- Albert Einstein

School Picture Day


Multipurpose Room


March 2nd for Cohort A and March 3rd for Cohort B. 

**Any PreK-1st grade students that missed their picture day can make it up on these days.


Hybrid Students (Cohort A and B) will have pictures taken throughout the instructional day. 

LEVS Picture Day- 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade LEVS will have their pictures on March 2 from 3 pm-4 pm. Parents will bring their children to the MPR with their masks on and symptom screening completed. Students will be in the MPR for just a few minutes to get their pictures taken as parents wait in the car. Here is a video I created that explains the procedure. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TyZweBFZyq5ehkDzIC_tsb0nI0Oy5oVA/view?usp=sharing

TK-2 LEVS- If you missed your prior picture day, you are welcome to bring your child on March 2 as well.

**If you are not comfortable bringing your child to campus, you can take your child's yearbook picture at home and send the photograph to CarrilloElemYearbook@gmail.com.

Menchies Frozen Yogurt Dine-Out

Bressi Ranch

February 24th and 25th (all day).

Mention Carrillo and Menchies will give 25% of sales for Carrillo programs.

Upcoming Dates:

February 25th @ 5:30- School Site Council Meeting

February 27th- 5th-grade virtual Bingo Night.

March 2 and 3rd- Picture Days (2nd-5th graders and makeups for all grades) 


Thank you,


Gary Pope


Office- 760 290-2904

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