Bay News You Can Use

March 17, 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,

Another weather-heavy week here at Bay School! While the rain was definitely a factor, that wind was the biggest challenge of the week, in my opinion. I know that when the weather is nasty, drop off and pick up are impacted. Please plan to leave early on those days in order to be on time for school.

REMINDER: Gates close at 8:40 a.m. (School time) when the second bell rings. School time is actually a little ahead of my own Iphone time, so keep that in mind. Your child should be in line by the time the last bell rings in order to be on time to school.

Today our teacher have a staff development day. We are so lucky to have spent our morning on Zoom with Liz Kleinrock, author of "Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in your School Community." Our certificated staff has been reading the book this year and working to apply her strategies to our classroom practice, so it was exciting to have her live on Zoom talking with us about how to make school better for all students.

Ramadan starts on Wednesday. Ramadan Mubarak to those who celebrate! If your child will be fasting, please let their teacher know so we can be supportive. Thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next week. Remember, today and every day, it's great to be a Bronco!

Mrs. W.

Bay School Principal

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 20-31

March Family Calendar below!

Schedule for the week:


  • 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.

Tuesday, Wednesday: TK-5th 8:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Friday:

  • TK/K Early bird 8:40 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. OR Late bird 9:25 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • 1st-5th 8:40 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

March is Women's History Month!

This week:

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

Week after:

Thursday, March 30:

  • Zoom Parent Lunch with Mrs. W. at Noon
  • PTA Bingo Night 6-7 p.m.

Friday, March 31: No School: Cesar Chavez Day
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Lindsay Kramer, 1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Kramer is entering her 19th year at Bay School, where she has taught 1st grade for that entire time. She enjoys running, traveling, attending sports events, hanging with her husband and two children, and spending time with her friends and two dogs. Her favorite food is pizza, but you also can’t go wrong with a delicious pastry.

What does Mrs. Kramer like best about being at Bay?

“ I enjoy being in the classroom and seeing students' faces light up when they discover something new for the first time. I also love listening to the students and hearing all of their fun stories. “

Camila Bautista Borge, 1st Grade Co-Teacher

Ms. C is currently a student teacher at Bay. She is currently working on her teaching credential at Cal State East Bay. Ms.C enjoys spending time outdoors, taking her dog out for walks and spending time with her family.

What does Ms. C like best about being a student teacher at Bay?

“I love working with students and learning about the amazing things they can do. I also enjoy and appreciate being part of this learning journey with students and staff at Bay.

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.

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.