The first of school is fast approaching so here is some essential and useful information:
Class Lists will be posted on Tuesday, August 23 – 5:00 pm on the Calle Del Prado fence and in the windows of the Gym. They will be left up on display until Friday, August 29th.
Open House/Orientation on Tuesday, August 23 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Middle grades students will learn their schedule at the August 17 Orientation in our gym. If you have any questions or need to discuss course requests, please contact our school counselors, Lori Woodley or Nicole Vitto at 805/498-1573, x108.
Middle Grade Orientation
Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 20. The 8th grade session runs from 8:30 am until 9:30 am. The 7th grade session runs from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon. Our 6th graders will attend their session from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Picture ID photos will be taken. Students in grades 6-8 will receive their class schedule, PE clothes and locks, and ASB Cards. We will have lists. We suggest that you bring your checkbook. Parents will be able to join our PTSA during these sessions, as well. Please support our school as we embark on a new, successful year.
The K-5 Orientation will be on Thursday, August 18 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the MPR. Parents can learn about after school enrichment programs, band and choir programs, the lunch program, after school child care provided by CVUSD, how to join the PTSA, and much more.
New backpacks (excluding Kindergarten), personal supplies, and lunch boxes need to be labeled with your child’s complete name. Speaking of labeling, don't forget to label everything: jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters. A complete school supply list is posted on our website. Copies are available in our office.
FYI - Target, Staples, and Office Depot have copies of our school supply list posted for your convenience.
Click here for more information on school supplies.
First Day of School
On Wednesday, August 24, classes begin for all K-8 students. Elementary students start school at 8:15, and middle school students begin Period I at 8:45 a.m.
Because the parking lots will be incredibly crowded, we are asking parents to park on adjacent streets in non-restricted zones. Think safety! Working together, we can minimize our frustrations in the parking lot and insure a safe environment for our children. Thank you for your cooperation.
Hot lunches will be available in the cafeterias for our students. Lunches brought from home should be clearly labeled. Parents bringing forgotten lunches should drop them off at the office. (To minimize disruptions, please do not drop them at the classroom.) Morning lunch orders/counts will be completed in your student’s elementary classroom. Do not go to the cafeteria before school to do so. Issues with lunch cards and monies owed will be handled by our Cafeteria Manager, Mrs. Allie Hanson.
Middle grades students have a terrific menu full of choices available to them.
Click here for more information about Food Services.
This year we will continue with our School Planner assignment notebooks for students in grades 3-8. These planners will be distributed to elementary students in their classrooms on the first day of school. Middle school students will receive their planners at our MS Orientation on Wednesday, August 21. We believe having a common assignment notebook better assists us to teach stronger study habits, and include a timely venue for parent/teacher communication. You will notice that they also incorporate the Sycamore Canyon School student information: commonly asked questions about policies, procedures, and standards for behavior. Please make sure that your child writes her or his name on the inside cover!
Student safety is a prime concern for all of us. We require all visitors to the campus to sign in at the front office, and request a visitor’s badge -- even people with appointments with our middle school counselors and teachers. It will help identify “visitors” on our campus, help us better monitor our school site, and give the office a list of adults on campus in case of emergency or we need to “track you down.” All perimeter gates will be locked daily after the start of school, and again reopen just prior to dismissal.
Click here for more information about Parking and Directions.
Your child’s learning, well being, and safety is a concern to all of us. If your child will not be in school the following day, please call 498-0324 and leave a message on the answering machine. If we do not hear from you by 9:30 the day of the absence, we will be calling to account for your child and the status of the absence. Absences of five or more days can be accommodated (and school work provided) through an independent study contract arranged in advance (K-5 only). You can contact your child’s teacher, or the school office. Students arriving to school/classes after the 8:15 - Elementary, and 8:45 Middle Grades must check in at the main office and receive a tardy slip (excused or unexcused) before heading to class.
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School Year Calendar
Weekly Bullet Points will be sent to parents via email blast every Friday afternoon advising “What’s Happening” the following week in school. PTSA info will be included in this email blast. Mr. Eby will compile a Quarterly Breeze which will be posted on the Website and an email blast advising parents that it has been posted.
Click here to view the current calendar.