Coyote Column

August 27, 2021

Dear Kumeyaay Families,

Thank you to ALL new families who were able to join us for Kindergarten orientation and new student tours today. It was refreshing to see our families on campus, safely in small groups! We are excited to see everyone on Monday.

During our virtual Kumeyaay Parent Meeting on August 26th, a Welcome Back presentation was shared with First Day and Safety information. Please review this link to our slideshow for more information,

Parents also asked great questions during this meeting, which were captured in an FAQ Thank you, families, for attending this meeting and sharing your thoughts with our community.

Please see below for additional important information.

See you on Monday!

Angela Zarzosa, Kumeyaay Elementary, Principal

Important Information

**COVID Testing - If you would like your child to be COVID tested each week, please complete the process through PowerSchool by September 9th. The link button is also below.

School Site Council Nominees - Our school site council has four open parent positions this year. Elected volunteers will served on the council for the next two years. These parent representatives must be elected by other Kumeyaay parents. If you are interested in being on School Site Council or would like to nominate someone, please complete this Google Form, The link button to this survey is also below.

SAY San Diego - Before and After School Care - Please call 1 (858) 688- 2198 or email for more information.

Kumeyaay Calendar

August 30th: First day back to school!

Planning Ahead

September 6: Labor Day - No School

September 9: Curriculum Night (virtual)

September 9: Dine to Donate - Rubio's

The Kumeyaay Family Calendar button is below. This calendar shows ALL events, breaks, and holidays scheduled thus far. Events and activities may change throughout the year. In addition, events in parenthesis are pending per SDUSD safety guidelines. Information about these events will be provided when we get closer to event dates.

Safety - updated safety information in bold

- Students are required to wear masks indoors and outdoors, except while eating

- Proper ventilation will be provided in classrooms and indoor areas.

- Students will be socially distanced while indoors.

- Students will eat in their classroom cohorts.

- Frequent COVID testing for staff and students (optional for students)

- Students are encouraged to social distance at all times.

- Staff will be observant to remind students to wear their masks properly as necessary.

*Our families will be notified of any changes in our safety information as soon as possible.

* Please talk to your child about the importance of wearing their masks correctly, over their mouth and nose.

School Bell Schedule

7:25 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. - Student drop off: Students, grades 1st - 5th, wait for their teacher in their lines on the blacktop. Kindergarten students may be taken directly to their classrooms.

7:40 a.m. - Warning bell

7:45 a.m. - School begins

2:10 p.m. - School dismisses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

11:45 a.m. - School dismisses on Thursdays

What to Expect on the First Day of School - updated safety information in bold

This year, we are very thankful our families are permitted to be on campus. Thus far, parents may be at Kumeyaay in limited capacity and for approved events.

First Day of School - Monday, August 30th: Drop-off (First day only)

7:25 - 7:40 Kindergarten: - Kindergarten families may enter campus to drop off their child at their Kindergarten classroom door.

7:25 - 7:40 1st - 5th Grades: First day only: All parents, of 1st - 5th graders, who would like to drop off their child at their classroom line may enter the blacktop through the parking lot gate. (Kindergarten parents only may enter through the main gate.) Classroom lines will be clearly marked by teacher name and room number on the blacktop. The front gate and back gate will be open for students only. Parents who drop-off on the blacktop may exit through the parking lot gate only. Please drop your child off at their classroom line, and say "good-bye" as soon as possible. Please do not wait to meet your child's teacher on the first day of school. Teachers will plan virtual parent meetings.

7:40 - Teachers in 1st - 5th grades will pick-up students from their classroom lines on the blacktop. (If your child is late to school, please bring them to the office.)

* Parents of students in grades 1st - 5th will remain off campus during drop-off after the first day of school. Parents of students in Kindergarten may continue to walk their child on campus for drop-off.

* COVID symptom checks are NO LONGER required at the gates for entry.

First Day of School - Monday, August 30th: Pick-up

2:10 - Kindergarten: Families are welcome to enter campus to pick up their student by their child's classroom.

2:10 - 1st - 5th Grades: Students will exit through our main gates and meet their families at a designated meeting place.

Additional Information

What to Bring:

- Water bottle

- Masks

- Plastic bag for mask breaks

- Snack / Lunch

(Most school supplies are provided by Kumeyaay.)

School Lunches:

School lunches are FREE to ALL students with no application necessary.

After School Clubs:

Chess Club, Mad Science, and Heartlight are back! Please watch for more information about these after school clubs and others on the way.

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Kumeyaay Elementary

School website:

Kumeyaay Foundation website:

Principal: Angela Zarzosa,

Enrollment Clerk: Patricia Babington,