Welcome to the start of the 14-15 school year! In just a few short days, on Tuesday, July 15th, Tracks B, C, and D will begin our adventure into the world of year-round schooling. Approximately four weeks later, A Track will join in when they start on Thursday, August 7th. I promise that in a few short months everyone will have their new track schedules mastered!
To help us with the transition, this brief newsletter will answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
First Day of School Tracks BCD, Tuesday, July 15th
Track A, Thursday, August 7th
School Day 8:20-2:40
Office Hours 7:30-4:00
Student Supplies Teachers will send home a list and/or present information at Back-to-School
Night about any supplies that students may need. Some lists are also posted on our school website at www.egusd.net.
Class Lists Class lists will not be posted this year since track and teacher assignments have already been sent home with each enrolled student. On Friday, July 11th, at 4:30PM an alphabetical list will be posted in the office windows that will list each child and their assigned teacher as part of our transition plan.
Room & Red Dot Assignments A master schedule of room and red dot assignments will be posted in the office windows on Friday, July 11th, at 4:30PM.
Back to School Night Tracks BCD – Tuesday, July 15th, Track A – Thursday, August 7th
5:30-6:00 Principal’s Address in the Multi
6:00-6:40 Primary Presentations, Grades 1-3
6:45-7:25 Intermediate Presentations, Grades 4-6
7:30-8:00 Principal’s Address in the Multi
Track Change Requests We have been carefully monitoring our student enrollment so that we can honor as many track change requests as possible. As of the date and time of this email, we have made as many changes as enrollment allows. If you have submitted a track change request and have not heard from us, please plan for your child to attend school on the track and with the teacher assigned as designated on the notice sent home with report cards. We will continue to monitor enrollment and process track change requests as space allows.
Campus Visitation Gates to campus will be open on Monday evening, July 14th from 6:00-7:00PM so that you and your child may locate their classroom and respective red dot for first day procedures. We ask your assistance in adhering to the posted hours for this activity. Our evening custodial team will be putting the finishing touches on campus preparations.
First Day Procedures Students are to meet their teacher at their assigned numbered red dot on the blacktop. Please do not go to the classroom. Red dot assignments will be posted in the office windows as noted above. Red dots are numbered #1 – 60, with #1 located at the end of the portables and #60 being closest to the Multi. Gates will open at 8:00 for the first day of school. On subsequent days, the gates open at 8:10.
Safety We ask everyone’s commitment to safe driving practices any time you are on or around campus. We will notice some lessening in the heavy traffic at arrival and dismissal as a result of the year-round calendar, but we will still have challenges to overcome. The following reminders should help us all:
· Adhere to the posted speed limit
· Follow the direction of the staff manning the crosswalks
· No U Turns or double-parking
· No students allowed in the parking lot or crossing mid-street without a parent
· Model safe practices for your children – please use the crosswalk
· Do not “leapfrog” ahead in the drop-off/pick-up zone in the parking lot
· We will implement new procedures along Cobble Brook during the month of August. Watch for news updates on this project.
First Day Packets Each child will bring home on the first day of school multiple pieces of important information for your attention and signature. The following is a list of the major items:
· 14-15 Student Parent Handbook (save for reference)
· Library Use Permission Form
· 14-15 Year-round Calendar (save for reference)
· Lunch Menu
· Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
· Student Information Update Form – VERY important to update & return
P.S. Apologies…. Our bulk email system is currently not functioning consistently. Some families received this document as an email, others did not. EGUSD Technology Services is working to correct the problem. Once the problem is corrected, I will resend the information to everyone. This document will also be posted in the office windows, on Facebook, and our website.