February 28, 2021

Dear Carrillo Families,

This week we welcomed all of our 4th and 5th-grade students back on campus. It was absolutely joyful to see our students back to school and diving right into the curriculum, and reconnecting with their teacher and classmates in person!

Thank you to all 5th-grade families who joined us for Family Bingo Night, and thanks to everyone who donated prizes and auction items to make the event extra special!

Drop off and pick up of students has been running smoothly, and we anticipate even greater efficiency in the upcoming weeks as we get back into the groove of in-person instruction.

Return to School 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. 

School Pictures THIS WEEK!


Multipurpose Room


March 2nd for Cohort A

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 picture 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.

Upcoming Dates:

March 1st @ 6pm- Please join us for our English Language Advisory Committee ELAC meeting via zoom meeting @ https://smusd-org.zoom.us/j/88118953771

Please feel free to review the agenda and attachments prior to the meeting.

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

March 15-26- School Fundraising Campaign “Read-A-Thon!!”

**More information coming soon!

March 29-April 2- Spring Break/No-School

Thank you,


Gary Pope


Office- 760 290-2904

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