May 3, 2020

Dear Carrillo Families,

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Please allow me to be the first to express my tremendous gratitude to our teachers this week. I am so proud of the Carrillo teachers for their hard work all year in providing a top-notch education for all students. This year, the teachers have gone above and beyond by transforming our school quickly to an online format. Mrs. Keeton and I are present on all google classrooms daily and have been impressed by every teacher’s Distance Learning Plans. We are happy that each teacher is finding the right combination of pre-recorded lessons, independent assignments, live-meetings, and digital resources that meets the unique needs of their students. Although we don’t have the power to give teachers what they really want, which is rejoining your children in their classrooms, I do know our PTO and parents have big plans to make our Carrillo teachers and staff feel special this week. Thank you, parents and guardians, for your efforts this week!

Flippin Pizza Dineout

Flippin Pizza in Vista is doing a four-day fundraiser for our school! 25% of sales will be donated back to Carrillo between May 4-7 between 11 am-8 pm. Simply tell Flippin our school name when you order. Please see the flyer for details. Flippin Pizza Flyer 

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.

Yearbooks can still be purchased and shipped to your home.


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. We continue to maintain close to 100% attendance. Keep up the great work, Colts!

Chromebook Distribution

Please send me an email ( if you would like to check out a Chromebook for your child.


  • 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:


Kindergarten and TK:







Thank you,


Gary Pope, Principal