January 17, 2022

Dear Carrillo Families,

Thank you for a great first week back to school. There were several emails that went out last week. Here are a few highlights in case you missed them-

  1. New Independent Study Agreements are available for you to sign on ParentVUE. This agreement is tied to a new law in California (AB 130) that ensures students continue to receive instruction while in quarantine (due to being a close contact, testing positive for COVID, having symptoms, etc.). At Carrillo, each grade level has developed its own google classroom or another independent homework plan, to deliver to students digitally when they need to miss school. Your classroom teacher can provide you with the google classroom link. My suggestion…the best thing a student can do while at home continues to work on their iReady My Path assignments. This program is specifically tailored to your child’s needs based on their last Diagnostic and will help fill any holes or continue to accelerate your child’s academic progress.
  2. Test Kits- We distributed COVID Test Kits on Thursday. If your child didn’t receive one, they will be provided this week. These can be used for asymptomatic students who have been identified as a possible close contact to return to school, for a family’s “peace of mind” before visiting loved ones, or however you see fit.
  3. Changes to our procedures for possible exposure- As opposed to identifying close contact when a COVID positive was on campus and sending different letters home depending on their level of potential contact, we are now sending one letter home to the entire class to let all parents know of “possible exposure”. We are NOT currently investigating each case to identify specific close contacts (those that actually sat within a 6ft radius of someone, played with someone, ate lunch, etc.). I’m also not sending a “community letter” home after each case either because you would be receiving the same letter from me multiple times per day (we had five COVID exposure cases on Thursday alone). With this information, please take a look at the information below regarding our safety measures. Now more than ever, we are reliant on the cooperation of all families to keep their children home when not feeling well, accurately reporting COVID positives at home, and reminding students to wear a mask, wash their hands, and avoid unnecessary close contact on campus! We are committed to remaining open to in-person learning AND doing everything in our power to limit the spread on campus. It has been working very well with EVERYONE’s support, so let’s keep up the great work, Carrillo!

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.

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.

STEM and School Site Council meeting

Please join us for a virtual meeting on Tuesday evening, January 18th, for a meeting to continue to discuss our efforts to rebuild the STEM Lab and for a regular meeting of the School Site Council. The link is below under Important Dates at a Glance. All families are welcome!

After-school enrichment registration opens on Wednesday, January 19th at 6 pm.

Go to the old PTO website at carrillopto.com to register.  Class schedules are included below-

Copy of weekly Enrichment Camp Schedule 2022 Session 3.pdf 

Dine out at Rubio’s This Thursday!

Skip cooking dinner this Thursday (January 20th) and head to Rubio’s on 2675 Gateway Rd. in Carlsbad for a dine out! Please see the flyer below for more information and how to order ahead.

Rubios Flyer.pdf 

Important Dates at a Glance

  • January 17- No School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 18- School Site Council and STEM Committee Meeting at 5:30 pm (Virtual, link below)


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

  • January 19th- Enrichment Camps Sign-Ups for Session 3
  • January 20th- Rubio’s Dineout
  • 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
    • register at carrillopto.org. Space is limited and tickets are selling quickly
    • All participants must wear a mask indoors at all times.
  • February 12- Sweethearts Dance (outdoor event) from 5-7 at Carrillo


Thank you,


Gary Pope, Principal

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