Descanso Elementary Friday Focus

Family Edition June 5

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Are We Zoomed Out Yet?

Dear Families,

We have made it to the end of our year! I know the last trimester of the year was challenging for you as parents as you navigated the pandemic. I could not be more proud of you and our staff for helping our students finish the year strong while remaining positive. This experience will certainly be memorable for all of us.

I know how anxious everyone is about the new school year. I will continue to provide information over the summer as plans develop, according to the county guidelines.We all hope to be back full time but we are planning for all options. If social distancing is still a requirement, we will start with a hybrid model (tentative plan). Students will attend 2 days per week. They will be in 2 groups- A & B. The A group will attend on Tuesday and Thursday. The B group will attend on Wednesday and Friday. The remaining 3 days will be projects/assignments at home. If we are on a complete lockdown again, it will be distance learning with accountability. We are also planning for a district K-6 home schoool program for families who do not wish to return to campus in the fall.

The last packet drop off will be on Monday, June 8th from 10:00-2:00. Teachers will hand out summer skills packets to those interested in working over the summer. We will also be handing out yearbooks to everyone. Chromebooks are due on Monday. Please remember to return the charger along with the Chromebook. If you cannot drop off your Chromebook on Monday, please call the office to arrange another time. Meals for the week will be served 11:30-1:00 in the side lot.

We would like to recognize our 6th grade graduates so we have passed out poster paper for families to decorate signs for our 6th graders. We will cheer for and take photos of all the 6th graders as they drive through. We also want to cheer for our kindergarteners going on to first grade.

It has been such an honor to be the principal of Descanso Elementary and I am thankful to be able to serve such an amazing group of kids, parents, staff and community. Together we will persevere and continue to do our best for our kids.

Counselor's Corner

Please use these resources to help talk with your children about the events going on in our world.

Upcoming Dates

June 8: Parents drop off last packet and Chromebooks Due- Yearbook Distribution! 6th Grade Celebration! Last day for Meal Distribution 11:30-1:00 in side lot by library

June 30: Descanso Office closes for summer break

July 20: Descanso Office opens for registration and information 8:00am