February 7, 2021

Dear Carrillo Families,

Our Conference Week schedule has begun. Tomorrow, February 8th, is a non-student day. Tuesday, February 9th through Thursday, February 11th, are virtual minimum days. Students will access their classroom remotely from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Following their instruction, students can access pre-recorded lessons from our PE, Music, STEM, and Library teachers from the grade level "Specials" google classrooms.

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


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.

Grab 'n Go Meal Distribution Changes

Please note, Carrillo is no longer a distribution site for daily grab and go lunches. Please see below for more information on the new procedure. These changes will NOT affect our procedure for distributing lunches to students that attend school in-person.

Starting on February 1st, CNS will transition to curbside, grab 'n go meal distribution on Mondays and Thursdays only from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at 8 meal distribution sites:

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

The bulk meal bags will contain 3 days' worth of free meals, including breakfast, lunch and supper. Please note that CNS will continue serving hot lunches and the next day's breakfast and supper bags to students on campus Tuesday through Friday. Students who are on campus for in-person learning will continue to have access to hot lunches daily. 

Meal distribution at bus stops will also transition to Mondays and Thursdays only. Sites are listed online at https://www.smusd.org/departments/transportation/gotlunch, including the following school sites and times:

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM    Twin Oaks Elementary School

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM    Knob Hill  Elementary

11:35 AM - 12:00 PM    Paloma Elementary

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Discovery Elementary

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM     La Costa Meadows

Return to In-Person Instruction

As a reminder, the San Marcos School Board has approved the following plan for return to in-person instruction.

Grades 2 and 3- Returning to in-person on February 16th

Grades 4 and 5- Returning to in-person on February 23rd

Upcoming Dates:

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

February 9, 10, 11- TK-5th- Virtual Minimum Days, 8:30 am - 11 am. Parent-teacher conference week.

February 9- Topic: February PTO Meeting

Time: Feb 9, 2021 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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

March 2- Cohort A Picture Day (we are working with Gerardy Photography on another date for Cohort B) *Any TK-1st grade students that missed the picture day will make up their picture on March 2. 

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 the prior picture day, you are welcome to bring your child on March 2 as well. 

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


Thank you,


Gary Pope, Principal 


Office- 760 290-2904

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