The Round-Up

The Sonoma Ranch Elementary School Principal's Newsletter

Year 7 Issue 204

2020 Oct 13-16
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We Engage We Educate We Inspire

Hello Stallion Families,

Welcome back from Fall Break! I hope your family enjoyed the time away from school. Whenever we return from an extended time away from school, our teachers spend time upon our return reviewing expectations. This helps to remind everyone how we do what we do each day. Your students will spend time this week reviewing classroom rules and expectations. We will also be making arrangements for our quarterly Ranch Rules talks, where I meet with the students to talk about our Ranch Rules and other aspects of Sonoma Ranch. I know I speak for everyone here when I say we are looking forward to a successful 2nd quarter!

GPS will continue to follow all of the health precautions in place for first quarter. Face coverings continue to be required. Please remember to send your student to school with their water bottle each day as well.

Families have been doing a wonderful job with student drop off and pick up. The process is designed for two lanes of vehicles that merge at the turn. I appreciate everyone being kind and courteous throughout this process. Over time the students will get the hang of the process. Everyone is still relearning routines!

Please keep in mind that the parking lot in front of the campus is not for student drop off or pick up. A high number of students walk through that parking lot to use the crosswalk on Key Biscayne. We do not want any accidents or close calls. For that reason, we do not allow families to drop off or pick up in the front lot. Please park in the neighborhood and walk across Key Biscayne to meet your students.

Lunch (and breakfast) is Free

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended free meals for children 18 years and younger until further notice to help ensure all children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilbert Public Schools will provide combo meals at no cost to students for breakfast and lunch. A combo meal includes an entree, fruit and/or vegetable and beverage (milk and/or juice).

We certainly encourage our families to take advantage of this opportunity. The menu for October is below.

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Report Cards for 1st Quarter

The first quarter of school has ended. Teachers are finishing up the grades for that quarter and will have them available for viewing on Wednesday evening. You can view your student(s) grades on the Infinite Campus Portal. If you need a refresher on how to access information on the portal, please click here: If a grade has been left blank, that is due to the teacher not having enough evidence to determine mastery of the standard. If you have any questions about grades, please reach out to your teachers.

Student Daily Health Assessments

Please remember to start doing the student health assessment each day before school again. Please view the assessment here. Students who are sick or feeling any COVID-like symptoms can’t be on campus. For more information including health resources and information please visit

PTSO Spirit Day at Handels!

  • Wednesday is a great day for ICE CREAM!
  • Please be sure to bring a paper flyer in with you!
  • Flyers will go home with students on Tuesday!
  • See the info below
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This Week at the Ranch

Tuesday, Oct 13
  • School resumes
Wednesday, Oct 14
Thursday, Oct 15
  • Yellow Day for Kindergarten
  • STUCO interviews
  • PTSO meeting 7 PM
Friday, Oct 16
  • Stallion Style Day


Thank you for reading the Round-Up. I understand that this school year is so much different than anything we have done in the past. If you have questions or need clarification, please reach out to me. Send me an email at and I will be in touch.

Thank you and Be Safe!

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Colin M. Kelly,


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