Bay News You Can Use

May 20, 2022

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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.

Hello Bay Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you well. We are gearing up for the end of a strange, challenging and beautiful school year. I have so enjoyed being on campus with your children and all the joy they bring. I think we all know that nothing has been "normal" this year, but I hope that we've done a good job of making coming to school a positive experience for your children.

This week I attended a principal chat at my daughter's middle school (check out the photo of her in "mature" make up, just because she's cute!). It was interesting to hear that other schools are having the same struggles this year. It was something that I knew, but it still felt validating to hear. This year has not been a regular year and I believe that we will continue have irregular years for a while...though hopefully little by little we will be able to bring back additional wonderful parts of elementary school. I'm hopeful that next year we will be able to have events on campus, assemblies and parent volunteers. As I get more concrete information, I will share it!

I know many of you have questions about before and after school care for next year. I have talked with district personnel and they assure me they are working on a plan for childcare before school. I know that is a need for many of our families, and I hope to have more information to share next week. I also know that Boys and Girls Club is working diligently on their web site so they can begin to accept applications for after school care at Bay. Again, I'll send out the link and directions as soon as I can!

Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you on Monday!

News You Need:

  • Chuck E Cheese PTA Fundraiser Tonight! See flyers below.
  • Reminder: Cell phones are not to be used on the bus. Let me know if you have any questions.
  • There is no supervision in the loop or at the Bockman Gate before 8:30 a.m.
  • Check out for COVID-19 testing and vaccine opportunities!
  • Lunch Menus: (under Menus tab)
  • Please send in proof of vaccination to if your child has received the COVID-19 vaccinations. A photo of the vaccination card works well.
  • Join the Bay School PTA! See flyer below.

Please remember to do your Bay Health Screener every morning! Bookmark it! If you have any questions, reach out. Today and every day, it's great to be a Bronco!

Mrs. W.

Bay School Principal

Cultural Storytelling at Bay School

Wednesday, May 25th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Good Day,

Bay School Counselor LLC is partnering with Bay School for our cultural storytelling evening event! The entire community can join us to celebrate and appreciate culture and diversity at Bay School! Students, staff and parents/guardians can share their stories (live or prerecorded) in our virtual event! If you are interested, please submit this form:

Spanish Cultural Storytelling Participation Form

English Cultural Storytelling Participation Form

See you all Wednesday, May 25, 2022 on Zoom!

Meeting ID: 986 4314 2368

Passcode: 4Baystory!


Alexis Gibson, MS

Bay School Counselor LLC

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

This Week At Bay

Shortened Days all week!

  • TK: 8:40 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • K-5th: 8:40 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This Week:

CAASPP Make Up Testing 3rd-5th grade

Shortened Days for Assessments:

Monday, May 23-Friday, May 27

TK: 8:40 a.m.-noon K-5: 8:40-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25: Bay Family Cultural Storytelling Event 6:30 p.m. (Zoom) See flyers below and plan to attend! I can't wait to hear your stories.

Meeting ID: 986 4314 2368

Passcode: 4Baystory!

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Week After:

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day, No School

Wednesday, June 1: Fifth Grade Celebration! Info will be shared with 5th grade families.

TK-5 Procedures Reminder

There is NO supervision in the Bay Loop before 8:30 a.m. Breakfast opens at the double doors at 8:25 a.m. Please do not drop students off early. It is not safe.

Morning Drop-Off Procedures:

  • Please fill out the Bay Student Screener before school!

  • Breakfast doors will open at 8:25 a.m. Students will come in through the glass front doors.

  • Bockman and Loop Gate will open at 8:30 a.m.

  • TK-5th grade students will be able to play on the playground until the 8:38 a.m. bell. They will then freeze, and walk to their lines.

Pick Up Procedures:

  • TK students will be dismissed through the front doors.

  • Kindergartners and first graders (and their siblings) will be dismissed through the Bockman Gate.

    • Families will be asked to line up on the dots outside the Bockman Gate. Please bring a sign with your child's name and teacher to help speed up the process.

  • Second-fifth graders will be dismissed through the loop. Please consider driving CAREFULLY through the loop as it limits contact with other families.

    • Families of 2nd-5th graders will be asked to line up against the fence.

  • Students will be released when they see their rides.

  • Please bring a sign with your child's name and teacher to help speed up the process.

  • Please talk with your children about where they will be picked up and remind them to watch for you!

COVID Response Information for Parents

If your child has ANY symptoms of COVID-19

such as:

  • Fever 100 or higher
  • chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • persistent headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea


If any student, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, they must remain home for at least ten (10) calendar days unless ALL of the following requirements are met:

  • Your child is feeling better AND
  • Your child has been fever free for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin)



  • Provide proof of a negative PCR test. PCR testing is available through SLZUSD. Please see the website for current hours and locations.


  • Your child’s medical evaluator (Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Physician's Assistant) provides a letter indicating that symptoms are NOT due to COVID-19

All requests for return prior to the 10 day isolation time frame are subject to review of the information above by our School Site and District COVID-19 Liaisons.


  • Inform the school office immediately
  • Isolate at home for at least 5 days
  • In order to return to school:
  • If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present or are resolving, isolation can end after day 10 and the student can return to school on Day 11.
  • If symptoms, including fever, are still present/not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are resolved or until after day 10 (regardless of how many days are left in isolation).
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings

STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19, but have no symptoms, INSCHOOL. Regardless of vaccination status or prior infection, who are NOT exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19:

  • May remain at school and continue participating in all classroom based activities and sports/extracurricular activities
  • Should get tested within 3-5 days after exposure
  • Any FDA-approved antigen diagnostic test, PCR diagnostic test, or pooled PCR test is acceptable for evaluation of an individual's COVID-19 status. Our District currently offers PCR testing for all students. View the testing schedule here.
  • For students who have been recently infected (within the past 90 days), antigen testing is strongly recommended as PCR results may remain persistently positive and not be indicative of a new active infection.

Please email these items to Ms. Monica at or bring a PRINTED copy to the front glass doors the morning that your student is returning so we can verify the note and check the student in.

Contact your students teacher if you wish to get them work while they are out. You can also check Canvas or Google Classroom(if your child's teacher uses it)

If you have more questions or need more information please reach out to Mrs. W. at

We are all in this together!

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Congratulations to Ms. Fujii's class, our Goldie spirit winner for the week!

Bay Video Message 5/20/22

- YouTube

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.