The Cypress staff is committed to educating students to their potential and helping them on their way to becoming productive members of society. Cypress students will participate in a standards-based, comprehensive program that meets their individual needs in a positive, child-centered, cooperative environment fostered by parent involvement, a dedicated, caring staff and a supportive community.
Cypress students will become:
- Self-actualized learners who have mastered a challenging, core curriculum and believe themselves to be capable, significant and able to mold their future as they reflect on their personal accomplishments and direct their own thinking.
- Skillful communicators who are able to readily acquire and effectively express information, ideas, and emotions through reading, writing, speaking, listening and the use of technology.
- Problem-solvers who are able to generate practical and innovative solutions to complex intellectual and social problems using critical and creative problems-solving skills.
- Socially conscientious citizens, who are responsible for their own behaviors, are able to work collaboratively, and demonstrate honesty, empathy fairness, and respect for others as contributing citizens in their ever-enlarging world.
Dear Cypress Elementary Families,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Cypress Elementary School. On behalf of the staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your child. The staff will continue to strive to provide an exciting and rewarding educational program for each of our Tiger Cubs!
Over the summer our school has received several enhancements through the use of Measure I funding. This year our campus will have the capability for wireless connectivity. Our TK and Kindergarten students will be able to utilize I-pads to enhance their learning. Thank you to the PTA in helping supplement the purchase of our ActiveInspire Panels, so in all of the classrooms, both the teachers and students will be able to utilize interactive panels to enhance 21st Century Learning and create interactive lessons which create a blended learning model. We also are continuing to update student computers in the classroom throughout the campus. Our technology vision includes putting devices into each of our students’ hands to prepare them for a world that is increasingly changing as technology continues to shape our future.
This year K-5 students will be utilizing the GO Math series and TK students will be using enVision Math. This is a district wide adoption and aligns to California State Standards. Families will be able to access components of this program online and more information will be discussed at Back to School Night by your child’s teacher.
The four primary principles or guidelines to success that Cypress staff promotes to our students include: Respect, Responsibility, Safe and Positive. By teaching these principles to our students it promotes a common language to assist in their overall social development.
Once again, welcome to the new school year! This year we will strive to support your child’s academic and social growth and we appreciate our close partnership between parents and staff that enable our children to do their best. Please call your child’s teacher or me if we can be of help to you and your child.
Working together, it will be another wonderful school year at Cypress Elementary. We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 24!
Carey Bartlow, Principal
**Campus Supervisors Needed**
Please call the school office at 805-498-6683
On behalf of the staff and students at Cypress, I would like to thank the PTA for their generous donation to help assist with the purchase of ActivePanel Interactive LED panels. The funds that were donated came from the previous Technology Booster Club that was in existence before our school became a PTA about three years ago. With this generous donation the school is able to continue to make improvements in the area of technology along with the Measure I funding at a quicker pace. This past year Measure I funds were used to update the classroom student computers which are used for centers, research, and web based learning programs. Also, the kindergarten classes were also able to purchase 10 I-pads. Parents and Cypress staff will continue to discuss and plan on the upcoming purchases for Measure I for the 2016-2017 school year at the upcoming School Site Council Meeting on Wednesday. This upcoming summer the school will be retrofitted for wireless communication. The school will continue to share the developments of how the Measure I funds will be allocated. In addition to the generous donation the PTA elected the Executive Board for the 2016-2017 school year. At this time I would like to congratulate the new officers of the PTA Executive Board, and I look forward to working with you in the upcoming year.