Roadrunner Report

Hi Aspen Roadrunners!

We are so excited to welcome you all back for the 2021-2022 school year! Here are some reminders to help you prepare for the first day of school:


TK and K

Monday-Friday School Begins 8:15 am School Ends 1:20 pm

1st – 5th Grade

Monday-Thursday School Begins 8:15 am School Ends 2:40 pm

Friday School Begins 8:15 am Early Release 1:30 pm

The complete bell schedule is available on Aspen’s website at

Drop Off/Pick Up

TK /Kindergarten: Drop-off is at 8:10 AM at the Kindergarten Gate

Grades 1-5: Gate will open at 7:55 AM. The gates at the front of the school will be open for entry and exit. There will not be access through the gate on Marlowe.

During the first three days of school, parents are invited to be on campus to walk with their children. We ask that all parents say goodbye to their children OUTSIDE of the classroom, and exit the school campus once students have entered the classroom.

Starting on Monday, August 23, we encourage parents to say goodbye to your child at the gate to reduce the amount of people on campus. This was a successful practice last year and we will not have the playgrounds open or equipment out before school. Students can use the hand sanitizer stations and then will line up outside their classroom until school starts.

Supervision is not provided after school, please plan to arrive promptly by 2:40 PM Monday –Thursday and 1:30 PM on Friday.

Self Screening at Home

Please complete a self screening with your child every morning. Students need to stay home if any of the following are present:

  • Temperature above 99.5
  • Cough
  • Nausea, upset stomach
  • Cold Symptoms
  • Sore Throat
  • Contact with positive COVID case and experiencing symptoms

Mask Guidance

Students are required to wear masks when they enter the classroom. Masks are optional outdoors but students may choose to have their masks on throughout the day. Teachers will instruct all students to properly wear their masks while in the classroom.

Free Meals

All CVUSD students will have access to FREE hot lunch served during the day and a grab'n'go breakfast offered at the end of the day. This program will be available through the entire 2021-2022 school year.

Check out CVUSD Child Nutrition website for more information

CVUSD Forward

You all received the CVUSD Family Resource Guide which outlines the 2021-22 health and safety protocols. Please visit the CVUSD Forward website for more detailed information that you can access all year. We will be implementing layers of safety to support the well being of our Aspen Family:

  • Mask wearing required indoors and optional outdoors for everyone on campus
  • Physical distancing, though not required, will be implemented to the best extent possible
  • Students line up outside their classroom before school (no recess or playing before school)
  • Outdoor lunch with classes assigned to tables and students spaced apart
  • Regular hand washing/sanitizing throughout the day (before and after recess/lunch)
  • Improved HVAC systems and air filtration
  • Classroom doors to remain open as often as practical
  • At home daily screening to check for fever, coughs, sore throat or any illness

Interested in Being a Campus Safety Assistant?

We are looking for any interested adults to work morning or afternoon shifts to cover our recess, lunch, and afternoon recess shifts. Please contact Stacey Coombe, our Office Manager, if you are interested in this opportunity!

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PFA Announcements

Ice Cream Social

When: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Where: Aspen Elementary, 1870 Oberlin Ave. Thousand Oaks

Time: 4-6 pm

Why: Because we are going back to school!

What to expect: So many fun things are in the works at Aspen Elementary.

*To start, the ice cream social will have Coach's Ice Cream for sale ($2/scoop)...please bring cash. And really, who doesn't love ice cream?!

*Find out what amazing teacher your child(ren) has, along with a school welcome packet.

*Our Art teacher will have a fun community project for the kids (crayons will be supplied and the user will be able to take the crayon with them). The project will then be hung on campus for all to enjoy.

*Aspen wear will be available for purchase. Cash or CC accepted. New logos and new color shirts for a new year! Every Friday is Aspen spirit wear at school, so your child will definitely want to have 1 (or more) shirts to sport! Parents, too!

*Membership will be available to speak about PFA (Parent Faculty Association) and what this entails...what PFA funds, and where everyone is welcome to join!

*eScrip- learn how to make Aspen FREE money. It's simple, easy, and we can help!

Family Movie Night

Office Depot Purchases

Please consider shopping at Office Depot this year for your school supplies! When you purchase your school or office supplies at Office Depot, mention Aspen Elementary at checkout and we will receive 5% back to use for supplies. You can also purchase eligible items at and designate Aspen Elementary (ID: 70015759) as your school after you complete your purchase.

Q: Are there specific items that qualify for this program?

A: Yes. Generally, basic school and office supplies are qualifying purchases. For example notebook paper, pens/pencils, note pads, binders and much more. Products that do not qualify are all technology and consumer electronic products and accessories, media and software that is not education or reference related; all furniture items and furniture accessories; all ink and toner cartridges; Gift Cards; purchases from Copy & Print DepotTM; postage stamps; and purchases made to contract business accounts.

Feel free to reach out with any questions at: