Meadow Heights Mustangs Newsletter
August 6, 2021
Principal's Back To School Information 8/10 4:00-5:00
Zoom Link: https://smfcsd-net.zoom.us/j/83060727683
Please review this document to learn about our health and safety protocols.
Favor the revisar este documento para entender los protocolos de salud y seguridad.
PTA Meet & Mingle 8/12/21
Driving Safely in School Zones
Safety is the number one priority at Meadow Heights. To ensure our students and their families arrive and leave school safely, please follow our guidelines. Park only in permitted areas before and after school. All crosswalks and red zones must be clear of cars at all times with no parking, backing up, or stopping allowed in these areas. The white curbed and coned area on Parkside Way is for drop-off and pick-up only. Students must be ready to quickly disembark cars in the morning. In the afternoon, students must wait behind the fence and be ready to be picked up. At no time are cars allowed to be stationary for an extended period of time in the white curbed and coned areas on Parkside Way or in red zones. Please be courteous to our neighbors and do not block any parts of their driveways during drop-off or pick-up.
School Supervision (before & after school)
Supervision on the primary (upper) yard begins when the gates open at 8:00 am. Students are not allowed on the campus prior to that time. Upper-grade students, (4th & 5th) start earlier and walk to their classrooms. When the morning bell rings, students are to line up on the primary (upper) playground at their classroom number to meet their teacher. Please plan on saying goodbye to your child in line and refrain from entering the classroom. This will allow teachers to take roll and start their day of instruction without interruptions.
There is no yard supervision at the end of the school day therefore both playgrounds are closed. We are fortunate to have a beautiful park across the street if your child would like to run around and play with friends after school.
School Communication is the Key
The school handbook will have a wealth of information for you regarding school information and procedures. The School Handbook will be emailed to you when school starts and will be available on our webpage. Please notify the office if you need a hard copy of the School Handbook.
A link to the school calendar is below. The calendar includes school and PTA events.
Each week you will receive a Newsletter like this one. The newsletter will highlight school and some district information.
First Grade-Diana Harris: After years of volunteering and substitute teaching at Meadow Heights, Diana is excited to join the staff as our new first-grade teacher. She has two teaching credentials (multiple subjects and biological sciences) and a Masters's in Education from Claremont Graduate University. This will be her 8th year teaching, having taught 8th grade science for four years before transitioning to 4th & 5th grade at Redwood Shores Elementary. While doing a long-term sub position in first grade, she developed a passion for social and emotional learning and reading instruction. She looks forward to supporting the Meadow Heights community in this new role.
Counselor-Kim Elder: Kim Elder is thrilled to be joining Meadow Heights for the upcoming school year. As a school counselor, her goal is to promote student growth and help guide students so they may become successful, thoughtful, and empathetic individuals. This coming year she plans to work with students, parents, and teachers to encourage student social-emotional growth, as well as a successful transition back to in-person learning. Ms. Elder loves animals (her favorites are cats and seahorses), she enjoys watercolor
painting and creating fused glass art, and is a big fan of the fantasy and science
fiction genres! She is excited to meet everyone and learn more about how to best support the students and families of this wonderful community.
Psychologist-Connie Chan: She has worked in the district for several years and is passionate about inclusion, social-emotional learning, behavioral supports, student learning, and collaboration. She grew up locally in San Francisco, and outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Chan is excited to work with the students, families, and school staff and is looking forward to a wonderful school year at Meadow Heights!
Librarian-Holly Colgan: Stay tuned to learn more about our new librarian soon!
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