January 18, 2021

Dear Carrillo Families,

We hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Return to In-Person

Last Monday, the SMUSD School Board met for a special board meeting to provide further direction on our return to school plan. The following information was sent on January 12 by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Campbell- 

-Per the Board’s decision in late December, school sites will remain closed for all but essential functions until January 25th.

-Returning to in-person January 26th (Prek will return January 25th)

PreK, TK, K, 1

Elementary and Secondary specialized special education programs (this does not apply to Carrillo since we do not have any specialized programs except PreK)

Grades 2-5 will remain in remote instruction pending further review by the School Board. The Board will revisit a revised return date for students in grades 2-5 at their regularly scheduled Governing Board meeting on January 19th (tomorrow evening).

Closed Campus

During these two weeks of remote learning, our office staff will be working remotely. The best way to contact our office staff during this time is via email.

Jennifer Smith, Office Manager: jennifer.smith@smusd.org

Mary Ann White, Attendance Clerk: maryann.white@smusd.org

Carrillo’s Annual Talent Show!!

We have pushed back the deadline to sign up and submit your video for the talent show. Please complete the google doc and submit your video no later than January 23. All students are welcome to participate. Typically, there are many talents (musical performances, dances, comedy shows, magic tricks, gymnastics, scooter/skateboard/bike tricks, drawing/art demonstrations, pogo-sticking, etc.). Feel free to have fun and be creative! The Talent Show team will review all submissions to ensure they are appropriate for all ages.

The virtual Talent Show will be Saturday, Jan 30th, 5 pm-7 pm.

You will need to RSVP to receive a Zoom Link!

****Parents must complete the google doc; the flipgrid link will be at the end of the google doc. We cannot show the student's video without the google form completed!!***

Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczvB2NWuiGdi-g4xKfeU4TZ8zrsyRtl9fzlvx8i2QBwW6sgw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Flipgrid link:  https://flipgrid.com/carrillotalent

Report Cards and Parent-Teacher Conferences

Semester 1 report cards will be delivered electronically via ParentVUE. You will be able to view your child's report card under "Documents" by February 4. Please note that all grades within each domain represent student progress on the standards taught thus far in the school year.

This year, you will not see a comments section on the report card because the report card delivery coincides with the parent-teacher conference.

Parent-teacher conferences, typically held in October, have been scheduled for February 5th-11th. During this week, students will have virtual minimum days on February 5, 9, 10, and 11. February 8 is a non-student day. Teachers will set up a virtual conference schedule and communicate with families over the next several weeks. Since teachers just received this schedule last week, and this is the first time we are coordinating virtual conferences, please give them some time to organize their plans.

*This schedule applies to all elementary students (TK-5th grade) throughout San Marcos Unified School District.

**PreK students may have a different release time.

Meal Service

On Monday, January 11th, Child Nutrition Services will resume the drive-thru/grab and go meal distribution from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday-Friday at Carrillo.

Other distribution sites include:

Joli Ann Elementary

La Mirada Academy

San Marcos Elementary

Richland Elementary

San Elijo Middle School

San Marcos Middle School

Mission Hills High School

San Marcos High School 

School Picture Day

PreK, TK, Kinder, and 1st grade- January 29th

2nd-5th Grade- To be determined

Upcoming Dates:

January 21: School Site Council Meeting @ 5:30 pm via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting


School Site Council Agenda:

Review school goals, progress monitoring data, and actions

Update budget worksheet

January 25- Virtual Flag Salute

TK/Kinder @ 8:30 am

1st-grade @ 9 am

2nd-grade @ 9:30 am

January 29- School Pictures for PreK-1st.

January 30 - Virtual Talent Show

February 1- Virtual Flag Salute

3rd-grade @ 8:30

4th-grade @ 9 am

5th-grade @ 9:30 am

February 1- Dine out at Pizza Port in Bressi Ranch

February 5, 9, 10, 11- Minimum Days for parent-teacher conferences

February 8- Non-student day/no-school for parent-teacher conferences

February 12 and 15- No-school (President’s Weekend)


Thank you,


Gary Pope


Office- 760 290-2904

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