Sunnyside Update

A summer update from Sunnyside Elementary School

July 13, 2022

Save the Dates!

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. While we will be reaching out with more information leading up to the school year in August, we want to make sure you are aware of and can plan for some upcoming dates at Sunnyside. Information about these dates and other important items follows.

Bus Registration Deadline
Monday, August 1

1st Grade Playground Night

Thursday, August 18, 5:00pm–6:00pm

Medication Drop Off Day
Thursday, August 25, 12:00pm–3:00pm

Meet Your Teacher/Open House Dates

1st Grade Only - Wednesday, August 31, 9:00am–11:00am and 1:00pm–4:00pm (20-minute welcome and student assessment, scheduling information to come later)

2nd–5th Grades - Thursday, September 1, 9:00am–10:00am and 4:00pm–5:00pm

Tuesday, September 6

First Day of School for Students

To see more events on the Sunnyside calendar, visit

Student Supply Lists for 2022–23

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Need help with school supplies? Ralph Reeder Food Shelf can help families who are in need of school supplies. The Good Neighbor Back-to-School project takes place in August. For more information call 651-621-6280.

Bus Registration for 2022–2023 due August 1

If you need transportation this fall, visit to register and make any necessary payments.

Deadline: August 1, 2022

* Families who register after this deadline are NOT guaranteed busing on the first day of school.


Contact or call 651-621-6027.

Playground Update and Incoming 1st Grader Summer Playdate

As many of you know, Sunnyside is in the process of getting a new playground and we are currently in the final phase of installation! The main section of our existing playground was replaced this past fall and the remaining portion is being replaced over this summer.

We would like to invite our incoming 1st grade students to an optional summer playdate on Thursday, August 18 from 4:00pm–5:00pm on the Sunnyside playground (located in the back of the school).

  • The purpose of each event is for students and parents to be able to meet each other before school starts. We only have space on the playground for the incoming 1st grade students.
  • Students have to attend the event with an adult (18+) who will stay with their student.
  • Adults can bring a chair to sit in while the students play.

Adult Volunteers Requested for the 2022–23 School Year

We are looking for adult volunteers to assist with student drop-off and pick-up times during the school year. This would include helping patrols cross students and assisting with traffic control, with the need for assistance during the times of approximately 8:20am–8:40am and/or 3:10pm–3:30pm. We also ask that you share with request with any neighborhood friends who live in close proximity to Sunnyside. If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact

Information About Medication Drop Off

The School Nurse will be at Sunnyside August 25 from 12-3pm and available to parents needing to drop off medications, paperwork required for administering (see linked forms where applicable below), and action plans for those who require them for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

Prescription Medication:

Prescription medications sent to school require a Prescription Medication Authorization form signed by a parent and the provider who prescribed the medication to be submitted. Prescription medication must be in a current pharmacy container with the following information on the label (Pharmacy will supply a duplicate, labeled container for school use upon parent/guardian request):

  • Student Name
  • Medication name, strength, amount to be given, dispensing date, directions for use
  • Physician/licensed prescriber name
  • Pharmacy name, address, phone number

Severe/Life Threatening Allergies:

For students with severe/life threatening allergies or asthma requiring an auto-inject medication (e.g., Epipen), inhaler, a life threatening allergy specific authorization form replaces the Prescription Medication Authorization form. Action Plan must be current.

Over-the-Counter Medication (OTC)

Over-the-counter (OTC) medication (e.g. cough/cold remedies, antihistamines, pain relievers) may be administered with written parent/guardian permission and instructions (OTC Medication Parent Authorization). Over-the-counter (OTC) medication must be supplied by the parent/guardian in the original container with an intact manufacturer label. There is no school supply of any medication.

Online Data Verification for the 2022–23 School Year

Please make sure we have the most up-to-date information for your student in our system for the upcoming school year. Incorrect or outdated information prevents us from being able to contact you with important information and inhibits our ability to reach you in case of illness or emergency.

To update your information please see the directions below:

If you already have a ParentVUE account, please log in and click the Online Data Verification button in the upper right-hand corner. Complete the updates as requested.

If you don’t yet have a ParentVUE account, first follow the ParentVUE Set Up Instructions, included, here, to create an account. Next, follow the Online Data Verification Directions, here, to log in and complete your enrollment.

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Shorter Email Addresses for Staff

There is now a shorter email option to reach our employees. You can send email messages to our staff members by using the new alias Students can also be reached using the alias. This change accompanies the shorter URL option of to access the District website.

If you forget to use the shorter alias, that’s okay. Messages sent to the address will still be delivered, and outgoing emails from staff will still carry the longer address. Both addresses will work successfully.

Show Your School Spirit

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