The Viking View - Families

January 19th

From the Desk of Principal Williams


I hope all of you have been receiving the weekly updates from our school district, Santa Rosa City Schools, and our Superintendent, Dr. Diann Kitamura. These come out on Parent Square. Please sign up for this communication platform if you haven't already.

Please see the information below about the Youth Truth Survey that SRCS is conducting. The survey takes about 10-15 min. This information is used when thinking about what successes and improvements can be made here at Steele Lane and SRCS. Our voices are important and this is one way to share them.

Kinder registration information is below. Please encourage those you know who have an incoming Kindergartner to register as soon as possible. Registration is open; see below for more information.

Lastly, This is a reminder that although teachers are continuing to learn themselves during Professional Development offered on Wednesdays, this is still a school day for your students. There are PE and Music classes as well as work completion from their classroom teachers. Please support your students to continue to be the student who attends their daily Zooms, completes their assignments, participates during live instruction, and shows up at their PE and music classes.

Thank you ahead of time for reading all parts of this newsletter. As always, it is full of important information, updates, links, and much more. Please continue to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or need support. We are here for you!

With a grateful heart,

Principal Williams

Family Survey -Please Take the time to complete this

We currently only have 15% of our families completing our Survey. Steele Lane Voices are important for our school community. We want to hear what you have to say.

Please take the survey before it closes by clicking this link:

Scholars of the Week

We are so proud of our Scholars of the Week! Thank you for leading the way and being an example for your peers. Also, thank you to all the families at home supporting your students day in and day out.

Alex Razo, Stergios Stavrou, Kaiden Griswold, Dominic Cox, Amara Yip Van Cleve, Gael Estrella, Daleyza Pineda-Pena, Enrique Alcazar, Romina Sanchez, Jason Menjivar, Navaeh Masdeo, Pratham Sing, Elias Alcazar, David Garcia, Camila Garcia Contreras, Ocean Niguidula, Leland Fulwider IV, Jassiel Ramirez, Eric Wofford, Stacy Collado, Kimberly Echeveria, Santana Saunders, Amber Sanchez, Callie Groesbeck, Eddisen Martinez Andrade, Valeria Vasquez Santana, Austin Blystone, Betsy Alamilla, Perla Rosales, Rosalba Arroyo, Vanessa Mendez Calderon, Jose Martinez Alvarez,Tony Gudino

We need students enrolling at Steele Lane!

Thank you for those of you that have contacted our school about registering for Kindergarten or Kinder Academy. This is helpful for our planning for next year! Please continue to help us spread the word about Kindergarten registration. If you have or know someone who lives in our attendance area and has students that are kindergarten age please encourage them to register. This will help our school know more about how many students will be attending so we can staff our school appropriately. Here is the link with all of the information for registration. We look forward to adding your students to the Steele Lane Family!

Free Family Fun Series of Virtual Performances

The Luther Burbank Center is offering a Family Fun Series of Virtual Performances, Beginning with Pete The Cat on Saturday, January 23rd.


Pick up to 5 shows, all for FREE!

While we are pleased to offer this show free of charge for you, the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts continues to depend on the generosity of our community to provide programs like these during this unique time. When registering for the performance, you’ll be given an opportunity to make a donation. If so inclined and are in a position to help, we would be most grateful for your support. Enjoy!

Materials to pick-up

Some of the teachers may reach out to you to pick-up materials. Please park in the yellow loading area in front of the school and walk in the gate. Use hand sanitizer upon entry. One of our yard duty or office staff will be inside the main hallway to retrieve and place your materials on a table for you to gather. We are making this change for pick up to minimalize contacts and help stop the spread of COVID 19. If there is not a staff member at the door please call the mainline at 707 890-3945 so we can support you. You can come to pick up materials during office hours between 8 and 2:30 pm. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding with the update.

When you are on campus

As we welcome families/students to campus for our various material distribution, we'd like to remind you of a few health and safety protocols.

1. Please stay home if you or your student:

  • exhibit COVID-19 symptoms (i.e. fever of 100.4°F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, etc.)
  • tested positive for COVID-19, and are within the 10-day isolation period
  • have had close contact (longer than 15 minutes) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • live or cohabitate with a person who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19
  • traveled outside of the state (specifically to high-risk areas) within the past 14 days

2. While on campus, please respect social distancing of 6 feet and wear a mask at all times. We recommend sanitizing your hands prior to and after the event.

Nominate one of our Steele Lane Teachers!

Nominate a special public school or public charter school teacher in your life with the form below. Each month we’ll review the submissions and choose one teacher to honor, based on the number of individual nominations they receive as well as the quality of teaching described in the nominations (details about amazing teaching strategies, stories about how the teacher went above and beyond, etc.) The lucky teacher will receive a plaque in recognition of this award and $500 school supply gift card!

All you need to do is tell us who you think is the Teacher of the Month, right here...

Thank you Dutch Bros

Dutch Bros Santa Rosa did a drive thought fundraiser for us earlier in the year. All of the prizes for Scholars of the Week and the Scholars of the Month have been purchased with that money! Thank You Dutch Bros!