January 9, 2022

Dear Carrillo Families,

Happy New Year. We are so excited to welcome your children back to school tomorrow! Although the pandemic continues to bring significant challenges to how we operate, it’s wonderful that our community continues to thrive by being back in school. Students are making progress academically, and we have several fun events and activities planned this semester. I can’t wait to reopen our doors tomorrow and restart the teaching and learning!

COVID Reminders

Masks will continue to be used indoors at school at all times. It would help us greatly if you ensure your child brings a mask to school each day and packs an extra mask. Currently, we are handing out over 100 masks per day and it has been challenging to ensure we have the correct size for each student.

Please do not send your child to school with any symptoms or if they have been exposed to an individual that has tested positive for COVID. If your child has symptoms of COVID, please go to one of the District testing sites.

Students will be encouraged to wash their hands regularly and maintain distance as much as possible.

Letter From SMUSD

Please review the recent email from the District if you haven’t already. There have been some changes to the District testing schedule, a new Decision Tree, and changes to the quarantine/isolation protocols. Now, if a student tests positive for COVID and does not have symptoms, they can come back to school on day six if they test negative in during the quarantine period. Please review all of the information attached below and let me know if you have any questions.


Volunteers Suspended

Unfortunately, we are unable to have volunteers on campus at this time due to the increased risk of COVID-19 spreading in the community. I’m hoping this is only temporary and we will restart our volunteers in person soon. Parents, please know that your volunteerism and participation in our school community are greatly appreciated!

PTO Meeting This Week

Friday, January 14th at 9 am.

Unfortunately, due to the increased restrictions on adults on campus, this meeting will be virtual-only. All parents are part of PTO, so all parents are welcome to log in and hear the exciting events happening in the coming weeks!

Please log in using the following link:

Join PTO Zoom Meeting


Can't make the monthly meeting but still want to help?  Join us virtually on Monday, January 10th, 5:30-6:30 for the first Sweetheart's Dance committee meeting.  We need volunteers to help with marketing, decorations, crafts, and food.  Access the meeting here: meet.google.com/osq-dect-ebh

Thank you to all the families who volunteered, donated to the pledge drive, and participated in events in 2021.   It is because of all of you that our community is so amazing!  Enjoy your last week of winter break and we look forward to fun events, community-building, and fundraising in 2022!

New PTO Website
Please take a moment to check out PTO's new website at https://www.carrillopto.org/  We have some fun upcoming events including Family Laser Tag on January 25th and Sweethearts Dance on February 12th.    Registration for these events is open on the website.

Important Dates at a Glance

  • January 10, 2022- First Day Back from Winter Break- Normal Schedule
  • January 14- PTO meeting 9 am (virtual meeting)
  • January 17- No School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 18- School Site Council and STEM Committee Meeting (Virtual)


smusd-org.zoom.us/j/87029643948 (ID: 87029643948)

  • January 25- San Marcos High School “Knights of the Round Table” Visit to Carrillo
  • January 25- Family Laser Tag 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST
    • Invasion Laser Tag, 1290 W San Marcos Blvd #101, San Marcos, CA 92078, USA
    • All participants must wear a mask indoors at all times.


Thank you,


Gary Pope, Principal

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