Bay News You Can Use

November 10, 2022

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Estimadas familias de Bay,

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Bethannee Witczak

Bay School Principal

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贝瑟尼·薇姿扎克(Bethannee Witczak)


Message from Mrs. W.

Hello Bay Families,

Happy Friday! I hope you are all having a restful day off. On this day, I always try to take some time to remember those who served and who worked to keep our country safe. Thank you to all our veterans!

As you know, my parents moved to Washington a few weeks ago. During my life, I've never lived more than an hour from my mom, so having them move so far away is an adjustment. On Friday of last week, we flew into Portland Airport to see my mom for her 75th birthday. We spent the weekend with my family and we even got to lunch with my brother, his wife and his boys. My kids had a great time with their cousins and my mom was THRILLED to have all her grandchildren together. We came back tired and soggy (so much rain!), but it was definitely worth the trip. Having my parents far away makes more grateful for the time we are able to spend together.

This week, our students learned about the Quiet, Safe Place tool. Take a minute to look at the resources below!

Have a wonderful weekend and remember, today and every day, it's great to be a Bronco!

Mrs. W.

Bay School Principal

Bay News You Need

Winter holidays: Let us know the holidays your family celebrates! Email

Pay attention and drive safely! We've had a couple near misses this year involving cars and kids. Please, please, please pay extra close attention when you are driving around any school.


  • There is no supervision in the loop before 8:30 a.m.
  • Students who are not in their line when the 8:40 a.m. bell sounds are considered tardy. Please keep this in mind in the morning. When the bell rings, we will be shutting all gate and students will need to go through the office.
  • I know there is a A LOT of traffic, so leave early and give yourself extra time.

Breakfast: Reminder that students can get free breakfast before school! Glass doors open at 8:25 a.m. for breakfast and for students who come later, breakfast is open at recess. Reach out with any questions!

Lost and Found: We have MANY sweatshirts and water bottles (and 1 shoe!) in our Bay School Lost and Found. If you would like to look for lost items, come to the glass double doors and we will let you in to find what your child has lost. :)

Boys and Girls Club:

Food Drive! Check out the fliers below!

Spiritwear Sale! Do you need more Bronco spiritwear? Check out the flyers below for the sale information.

November PTA Newsletter Check out the news from our amazing PTA! Lots of great photos from the Fall Festival. You might even spot someone you know!

Pics from Bay School

Big picture

Thank you Ms. Amanda for our front door sign!


November 14-25


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:

  • TK/K Early bird 8:40 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. OR Late bird 9:25-2:30 p.m.
  • 1st-5th 8:40 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday:

  • TK/K-5th grades 8:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Next week:

Wednesday, November 16: Bay PTA Chuck E. Cheese Night! 3-9 p.m. 20% of funds raised go to Bay PTA. Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 18: Shortened Day! Out at 1:30 p.m.

Week after:

No School for Fall Break (Monday, November 21-Friday, November 25)

Future Dates:

Monday, November 28: Teacher Meeting 3:35-5:05 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30:

  • Picture Retake Day
  • Zoom Lunch with Mrs. W @ 12 p.m.
  • Toolbox Family Night 5:30 p.m. in the MPR

Thursday, December 1: Shortened Day! Kids out at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, December 2: TK-K 8:40 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

SLZUSD Safety Protocols

Masking Face masks are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED but not mandated for indoor K-12 learning environments.

Daily Home Health Checks We ask all students, staff and community members to monitor themselves for symptoms daily prior to coming to our campuses. Anyone displaying any of the following symptoms that are new or different from what they usually have should stay home and test.

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Fever (100 Degrees or Higher)

  • Cough

  • Severe Headache

  • Sore Throat

  • Runny Nose

Individuals with Symptoms Individuals with symptoms should stay home and test. Individuals with symptoms are allowed to return to campus once they receive a negative test result, have been fever free for at least 24 hours without medication, and symptoms are subsiding.

COVID 19 Testing Rapid Antigen Testing We encourage all students to test prior to returning to campus from breaks.

PCR Testing for Students and Staff CORE will continue to provide free PCR testing for students and staff at the District Office, 15510 Usher Street on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am-4pm.

Positive Cases Students and Staff members who test positive still need to stay home and isolate. Positive students and staff should retest for COVID-19 using an antigen test on Day 5. If the result is negative, they can return to campus on Day 6 and must wear a mask through Day 10. If the result is still positive, they must remain in isolation until Day 11 unless they test negative between Day 6 and Day 10 which would allow them to return to school.

Notification of Positive Cases Principals will send schoolwide notifications to families and staff about positive cases Students and staff should monitor themselves for any newly developed symptoms Rapid Antigen tests will be available in school offices

Vaccinations SLZUSD continues to encourage families, students, and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and to get boosters if they are eligible. SLZUSD plans to continue to provide vaccination opportunities this coming year. Families and District staff should turn in copies of student and staff vaccination records as they are updated.

Precautions Please remember to continue to take precautions by observing and practicing all health protocols (wearing a mask, washing hands, avoiding crowded public spaces) to help each one of us protect ourselves and others.

Meet the Bay Staff!

Check this section weekly to meet members of our Bronco staff. Get to know us a little better!

Rocio Aranda, 2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Ms. Aranda. I am a second grade teacher and I am entering my third year at Bay School. Prior to becoming a teacher at Bay Elementary I was a teacher at Oakland Unified as well as a first grade teacher at Colonial Acres and Lorenzo Manor schools here in San Lorenzo Unified. I enjoy traveling, reading, hiking and spending time with my daughter and my friends. My favorite food is “paella” (Spanish rice dish). I also love anything salty:)

What does Ms. Aranda love about being a teacher at Bay School?

I love how extremely rewarding teaching my students is. I love watching them grow and evolve both academically and personally. I also love how nice and supportive EVERYONE is here at Bay. From our wonderful administrator and staff to our amazing parent community!:)

Jakob Santos, Paraeducator Level III

Howdy yalls. As most of you know I ride Bicycles professionally. Going on 13 years of that! I am very family-oriented. My daughter is a Bronco, my son was a Bronco, my wife Desiree is also a Bronco and I was a Bronco as a kid! The community is important to me here in San Lorenzo. I host bi-monthly bicycle rides called Santos Sundays where I gather anywhere from 500-2000 people from our community together to enjoy a beautiful bike ride. COME JOIN!

What does Mr. Jake like best about being a paraeducator at Bay?

I have been a Para Educator here at Bay coming up on 5 school years! I love what I do. Being in the classroom making a difference helping the kids is a big passion of mine. I have just recently became a level 3 para and I am so happy with my new kiddo.

Bay Elementary School

Bay School is an elementary school in the San Lorenzo Unified School District. Students are supported to be kind, caring advocates for social justice.