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Family - Summer Edition - July 30, 2020

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An update from Principal Williams

Steele Lane Families,

The office will be open on August 3rd. We are working to be as safe as possible during this time. Wearing a mask while on campus and in public is a helpful way to keep yourself safe and our staff. We also ask you to keep a six-foot distance from others that are not in your immediate family. If you do need to come onto campus we will only be allowing one family in the office at a time. Please wait in the front courtyard while maintaining a six-foot distance from others. You can Hand sanitizer will also be available. You can also call our office (707) 890-3945or e-mail us to ask questions or to get support. The rest of the campus is closed, so please stay in front of the school.

If you need help in Spanish please come to Steele Lane between 12 and 4. Lizbeth our Family Engagement Facilitator will be available to help you. You can also e-mail her at

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. I can receive emails in both English and Spanish at

May the FORCE be with you,

Principal Williams

Learning Options

It is extremely important for us to hear which learning option you will be choosing for your student. Your response regarding how your student will learn for the 2020-2021 is requested by Monday, August 3rd. this means that we expect our parents to log into their Illuminate Ed Portal, access the "Form" about Learning Options for the 2020-2021 school year, and make a choice.

There are three options;

1. Distance Learning - Students participate in a traditional education similar to a brick and mortar experience. The difference is all teaching will be done virtually and course work will be provided via Google- Suite and Seesaw.

2. Distance Learning with a shift to Hybrid - Students are registered with a specific school site and will be on campus as much as possible at their school, given health

and safety measures. There will be a distance-learning component.

3. Learning House - Students work 100% remotely where students and teachers create a virtual school and learning community.

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Conversations About Remote Learning

Please join us for a virtual "Conversation about Remote Learning." We'll share information about Learning House and Distance Learning, the two options for our students as they begin school on August 17. With an expected large number of questions and a limited time frame, we will not be able to address everyone’s concerns. We will do our best to address the common themes and provide resources.

* Thursday, July 30, 2020
* 5:00-6:00 pm in English
* 6:30-7:30 pm in Spanish

TO ATTEND THE WEBINAR: Look for the webinar link on our district website home page, 15 minutes before the start of each meeting.
TO WATCH ON FACEBOOK LIVE: Visit our Facebook page:

Illuminate Portal Access

Have you been able to log into your activated Illuminate Ed Parent Portal? This is where you will have access to the learning options, and where you can make your choice by Monday, August 3rd. Use this link to access your Parent Portal: Parent Portal Log In Link

If you have not activated your portal yet, an access code is required. If you need help activating your portal and/or receiving your access code - please contact us at (707)890-3945, or look at the bottom of the email you received from Illuminate.

Here are some helpful links for help with activating your portal:

Activating Your Parent Portal (English)

Activating Your Parent Portal (Spanish)

Parent Square

Parent Square is how Santa Rosa City Schools will be communicating with you. We understand that making a change is difficult. We appreciate all of your efforts getting connected via Parent Square. Did you know that you can get the app on your phone as well?

Click here if you have an Apple Phone.

Click here if you have an Android Phone.

Donors Choose and Amazon Wish Lists

Teachers have been creating meaningful projects to support our students. I will update this space to include any new projects or lists for teachers.


Click here to support our DonorsChoose projects posted by our teachers.

DonorsChoose empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students. Right now there are thousands of classroom requests that you can help bring to life with a gift of any amount.

Amazon Wish Lists

Music Grab and Go Bags

COVID-19 Info & Updates for SRCS

View video messages from SRCS as well as all emails sent from Superintendent Dr. Kitamura, The Return to School Plan and Frequent Questions and Answers.

We are still registering for KA & K!

Do you have a child or know a child who may be eligible for Kinder Academy or Kindergarten? The District Office is still supporting families with registration during the summer months when our Main Office is closed. Click here for more information on the Santa Rosa City Schools website. You can also call (707) 890-3808 for help during the month of July while our Main Office is closed.
Click here to apply online for free and reduced meals

Free for all meals are ending August 7th. Sign up today! For more information, please contact 707.890.3800 X80701