Bay News You Can Use

March 10, 2023

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Estimadas familias de Bay,

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Bethannee Witczak

Bay School Principal

亲爱的Bay 小学的家长们,

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贝瑟尼·薇姿扎克(Bethannee Witczak)


Message from Mrs. W.

Bronco families,

It's been a good week at Bay school, though the rainy weather has kept us on our toes! Every day, it's a mystery...will it be rainy day recess? Will we have a rainy lunch? Will our students get to play outside today or will they have rainy day recess in their classrooms? While I know the rain is good for the drought in California...I wish we just had night rain and left our days dry so the students could play outside. One of the pluses is that the rain brings rainbows! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

REMINDER: Gates close at 8:40 a.m. when the second bell rings. Your child should be in line by the time the last bell rings in order to be on time to school.

Check out more of our All About Me posters!

Remember, today and every day, it's great to be a Bronco!

Mrs. W.

Bay School Principal

All About Our Broncos

Bay News You Need

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. Some mornings the roads are icy, so be even more careful when it 's cold!


  • 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 gates 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.

Messages: Please limit messages to students during the day to urgent, emergency messages. The office has been instructed not to disturb the classrooms during instruction unless it is an urgent situation. Thank you for understanding!

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 some jackets, sweatshirts and water bottles 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:


March 13-24

March Family Calendar below!

Schedule for the week:

Monday, Tuesday:

  • 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: TK-5th 8:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


  • TK/K 8:40 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (Early Day for TK/K)
  • 1st-5th 8:40 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Friday: No School Staff PD Day

March is Women's History Month!

This week:

Friday, March 17: Staff Professional Development Day (No School)

Week after:

Tuesday, March 21: World Down Syndrome Day

  • TK-5 8:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Staff PD

Wednesday, March 22: Ramadan Begins

  • SSC/Community Input LCAP Meeting 5:30 p.m. (Zoom)
  • PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m. (Zoom)

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.

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.

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Congratulations to this week's Bronco winner, Ms. Colt's class!

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Our Bronco Choir was wonderful at the District Music Festival!

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Lourdes Santos, Campus Safety Assistant

My name is Lourdes Santos, Campus Safety Assistant at Bay Elementary, have been with the SLZUSD since 2007, I started helping in my son's K classroom and then applied for the CSA position, also worked as a Bilingual Para and Special Ed Para for most of the SLZ schools. My hobbies are taking long walks, reading, traveling to spend time with family, I'm a music fan, love gardening.

What does Ms. Lourdes like best about being a CSA at Bay?

"I have really enjoyed working with students see them grow academically and move on; and I'll do the best I can to support them."

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.