Warrior Report

August 2022

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I hope that you had an enjoyable and restful summer break. We have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming school year and can't wait to see our students.

Please complete the Online First Day Packet by 8/4/22. It is essential that we have up-to-date household contact information.

Below you will find important information for the start of the school year.

  • New office hours 7:30-3:30.
  • Health Screener Update
  • Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
  • Online 1st Day Packet Information

It is going to be a great school year! See you soon Warriors.

-Mrs. Tillotson

Backpack Giveaway

On August 2nd we will be having a backpack giveaway in front of the school from 10:00-2:00.

Orientation & Back-To-School Night Information

7th & 8th Grade Orientation: 8/2 at 5:30 in the gym

UTK & Kindergarten Orientation: 8/3 at 2:00 in the gym

1st-6th Grade Back-To-School Night: 8/23 at 5:30 (more information to come)

Health Screener Update

The District will be transitioning from a “Daily Self-screening Survey” to a "Symptom Survey". Now, staff and students will be required to take a Symptom Survey only if they experience new, unexplained symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. This survey will not need to be taken daily to enter campus.

MUSD's Symptom Survey

Online First Day Packet For Returning Students

The “First Day packet” forms for the 2022-2023 school year are available on QParentConnection.

Updating your child’s information online is simple, fast, and critical to your child’s safety. Please plan to complete the packet prior to the first day of school: August 4.

You will be able to complete the Online First Day Packet using a mobile device, tablet, or full-size internet browser. Learn more below.

How to Complete the Online First Day Packet

Who will be my child's teacher?

Class lists will no longer be posted at the school site. To view your child's teacher for the upcoming school year please log in to Q Parent Connect on August 3rd.

Click on the button below to find out how to access Q Parent Connect.

New Staff to Lathrop Elementary

Kindergarten: Yvette Andrade

Kindergarten: Krystal Ruiz

2nd Grade: Kim Driesen

3rd Grade: Andrea Carrasco

4th Grade: Sam Rincon

7th Grade: Kevin Kahler

School Psychologist: Kamrin Rosales

Music: Bryon Ayala & Rebecca Growcott

Custodian: Susana Robles


School attendance is a critical component of success in schools. If your child is out ill, please contact the school attendance line. (209) 858-7256.

Students arriving late to school must report directly to the office for an admittance slip to permit accurate attendance and lunch count.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Student safety continues to be our top priority. Arrival and dismissal times are extremely busy at the school site.

Campus supervision begins at 7:35. Please do not have students on campus before this time. Students need to walk directly to their designated line. Staff will direct students where to line up the first few days of school.

All students should be picked up promptly at dismissal time.

There will be 3 arrival and dismissal locations:

  • UTK - 1st Grade: O Street Gate
  • 2nd - 4th: Front of the School Drop-off Zone
  • 5th - 8th: Thomsen Street Gate

*Siblings are allowed to choose one gate to enter and exit together.

Front of the School Drop-off Zone: Parents may not get out of their cars in this line as it creates a safety hazard and blocks traffic. Students must enter the car from the sidewalk (passenger's side). At no time should students be walking into the parking lot unless with an adult using the designated crosswalks. Please pull all the way up to the very first Line-Up Sign.

Designated crosswalks need to be used at all times for the safety of our students.

In order to keep all pedestrians safe please remember:

  • Drive slow and watch for students walking.
  • Do not use your cell phone while driving. The less distractions the better.
  • Stop and follow crossing guards directions.
  • Use cross walks at all times.
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The Warrior Way: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors, and meeting the needs of all students. This approach focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn. The foundation of PBIS at Lathrop Elementary School are the three school-wide expectations: • Be Safe • Be Respectful • Be Responsible

To be successful, our behavior program needs to be a partnership between home and school. Throughout the school year, the PBIS team will send updates and information about PBIS.

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Parent Teacher Club (PTC)

Our PTC works hard to support school events and fundraise money that benefits students at Lathrop Elementary. If you would like to get involved or have any questions please email our PTC president Grisel Sanchez at lathropelementaryptc@gmail.com.

School Events

Look for event updates in our monthly newsletter "Warrior Report."

Dates & Times for events are TBD.


2nd: Junior High Orientation @ 5:30 in the gym

3rd: UTK & Kindergarten Orientation @ 2:00 in the gym

23rd: Back-To-School Night for Grades 1st-6th @ 5:30

26th: Fall Picture Day


Literacy Night

Goal Setting Conferences


Red Ribbon Week/Spirit Week

Fall Festival

Halloween Parade


3rd Grade Ag Venture

6th-8th Grade Dance


Trimester Awards


Twelve Days of Christmas Spirit Weeks

Penguin Patch

K-3 Winter Performance


7th-8th Winter Formal

Goal Setting Conferences


Valentine Grams

Kindness Week


Read Across America/Spirit Week

Trimester Awards



Multi-cultural Week

6th-8th Grade Dance

5th grade SJCOE Sky Mountain: Science Camp


Staff Appreciation Week

Talent & Art Show

Trimester Awards

Sports Banquet

Honors Banquet

Park Day

Kinder Promotion

8th Grade Promotion

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