Sunkist School Newsletter

August 2021

Welcome Back to School

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! The entire staff of Sunkist School has missed each of you and is looking forward to meeting with you in person once again! We have been planning and preparing for the last few months to ensure that all students continue to inspire and empower students so they may thrive!

The 2021-2022 school year begins on Thursday, August 26, 2021, and all Sunkist teachers will be on campus for in-person instruction. Sunkist's school day will follow the schedule below:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Kindergarten- 8:00-11:21

1st-3rd grade- 8:00-2:20

4th and 5th grade-8:00-2:30

Wednesdays only

Kindergarten- 8:00-11:21

1st-3rd grade- 8:00-12:33

4th and 5th grade- 8:00-12:38

School and Home Communication

Sunkist maintains a school website that has current school information, including a monthly Newsletter. Teachers will maintain contact with parents/guardians using platforms including phone calls, notes, and text messages. Communication between home and school is essential to the success of all of our students and is a priority.

Social and Emotional Support

We realize that many students may be experiencing anxiety or fear about returning to school in the current situation. We want to make sure that this does not interfere with their ability to learn. Sunkist's amazing counselor Maria Pilotzi is on campus to support our students while in school, and she also has information to provide support for students and families from outside agencies. Please contact her at if you need assistance.

Thank you for your support as we begin the 2021-2022 school year. Sunkist School staff is committed to working with you and your child to provide a positive learning experience. Please feel free to contact the school at (805) 986-8722 if you have any questions.


Rossana Padilla, Principal

Sunkist Elementary School

Upcoming Events

Upcoming important dates:

  • August 2-6- Registration (Aug. 2nd, 4th, 6th- 9:00-3:00; Aug. 3rd and 5th-(9:00-12:00 and 5:00-8:00)
  • August 16-20- Kindergarten Readiness Program
  • First Day Packet Distribution: August 18- Last names A-F- 8:00-10:00 Last names G-L- 11:00-1:00
  • First Day Packet Distribution: August 19- Last names M-R- 8:00-10:00 Last names S-Z- 11:00-1:00
  • August 26- First Day of School


Hueneme ESD

JUL 28, 2021

According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), recent evidence indicates that in-person instruction can occur safely without a minimum physical distancing requirement when other mitigation strategies are implemented.

As California schools plan for a complete return to in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year, universal masking and other Covid-19 mitigation strategies will be prioritized.

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Remember, Sunkist uses School Uniforms

Sunkist Elementary School follows a school uniform dress code:

Top- White, light blue, or dark blue, or forest green polo style

Pants/Skirts/Shorts- Navy blue or khaki

Sunkist school spirit shirts are allowed everyday as well

If you have any questions please contact the school.

Looking forward to the school year....

It's always great to end on an inspiring note. Take a few minutes and watch this video:

Back to School || inspirational video

Sunkist Elementary School

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