February 21,2021

Dear Carrillo Families,

We had a great week with our PreK-3rd graders back on campus and ready to welcome 4th and 5th graders back on campus this week. We are also starting to plan some exciting events for our 5th-graders so please see below.

Changes to STEM

There will no longer be live STEM classes starting this week through Spring Break. Ms. Rinehart has accepted a long-term substitute position in the District. We wish her the very best in her new role!

If students would like to continue to access STEM lessons, the landing page will still be continuously updated with coding, virtual maker space, and LEVS enrichment activities.

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. 
  7. Drop Off and Pick Up Times:

            2nd-5th grade Students assigned to Cohort A attend in-person on Tuesdays and


            2nd-5th grade 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!

5th-Grade Virtual Family Bingo Night!!

All 5th-grade students and family members are invited to our 5th-Grade Family Bingo Night on February 27th at 5 pm. This is a free event for all 5th graders. There will be prizes and auction items for parents to bid upon.

Please RSVP by clicking on the link below.

5th-Grade Family Bingo RSVP Link

Interested in Donating Prizes?

The 5th Grade Promotion Committee is in need of prize donations for our Virtual 5th Grade Bingo Night. If you are willing and able to donate, please see details and sign up through the link. All donations are greatly appreciated.


5th-Grader Fun Facts!

The 5th Grade Promotion Committee wants to showcase fun facts about our 5th Graders during the Virtual 5th Grade Bingo Night Saturday, Feb. 27. Please fill out the form below and submit it by Thursday, Feb. 24 if you would like a fun fact shared about your 5th grader during Bingo.



We are seeking committee members and delegating positions for 5th-grade promotion. We will be hosting our first Zoom meeting on Monday, February 22 @12pm. 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.

School Pictures!


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 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.

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


  • Parent Engagement Policy Update
  • Review Mid-Year Progress Data and Diagnostic Growth
  • Review Actions Steps toward School Goals

Join Zoom Meeting


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

March 1st- English Language Advisory Committee ELAC


  • Parent Engagement Presentation
  • ELPAC testing information

Please join our zoom meeting @ https://smusd-org.zoom.us/j/88118953771

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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