Falcon Academy News
Karen VanDine, Principal
August 8, 2022
Principal's Welcome to Parents
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am looking forward to the outstanding learning opportunities we will provide for our Falcons. The past few years have been uniquely challenging, but our students and staff have continued to SOAR. All of our staff work hard to meet the academic and social emotional needs of every student and instill the family feel at the Falcon Academy.
Please join me in welcoming our new staff to the Falcon Academy:
Pia Ribbe - Instructional Coach
Nicole Osborn - 1st grade
Sarah Girgis - School Psychologist
Tania Batstone - Noon Supervisor
Hanna Metro - Noon Supervisor
Gabriella Torres - Noon Supervisor
Angelica Perez - Resident Sub
Genesis Centeno - Paraprofessional
Diane Rios - Paraprofessional
Class Postings: Teacher assignments will be posted on your Parent Portal on Friday, August 12th. Please log onto the Parent Portal to see who your child’s teacher will be. If you don’t have access to the internet or a computer, our office will be open from 10:00 - 4:00 on Friday to assist you.
First day of school: School starts on Monday, August 15th at 8:45. On the first day of school ONLY, parents will be allowed to accompany students to their classroom lines. Parents will not be allowed in the classrooms. On every other day, parents will say their goodbyes at the top of the walking ramp, TK/Kinder gate, and front driveway. Parents will not be allowed on campus at drop off.
I look forward to seeing all of you at Back To School Night on Tuesday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. We will be able to provide more detailed information about your child’s education at this time. I hope you will join us at this important parent night.
I am honored to serve the Falcon community. It is a privilege to be a part of this supportive community. If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at 714-529-3908, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to our website for important information at http://falcon.bousd.us and follow us on Instagram as @fastfalcons. I am looking forward to an outstanding year!
Mrs. Karen VanDine
Meet the Principal on the first day of school - Please join us!
-School Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm 714-529-3908
Sherry Villaflor, Administrative Assistant
Jenny Oldham, Attendance Clerk
Gina Gonzalez, Health Tech
-Students are not allowed on campus before 8:30 am
-First day ONLY: Parents will be allowed to walk their child to the designated line up areas. Parents will not be allowed inside the classrooms. Please say your goodbyes quick and exit the area. After the first day of school, parents will not be allowed on campus at drop off.
-I communicate to families via School Messenger. Make sure you have current emails in Aeries. Newsletters will go out every week.
Falcon Academy Bell Schedule
Drop off/Pick up Information
Monday, Aug. 15- First Day of school!
Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Early release starts - dismissal 2:10
Monday, Sept. 5 - Labor Day Holiday - no school
Tuesday, Sept. 6 - Back to School Night - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 6 - Minimum Day - dismissal grades 1-6: 1:15; All Kinder and TK attend the morning session 8:45-12:15