Paw Print News- September Update

Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

Hybrid learning Model Begins 9/8

It's here, it's time, WE'RE SO EXCITED!!!


The hybrid model splits students into two groups for in-person learning from September 8-19.

  • In-person school hours will be from 8:10-2:55. Students may arrive no earlier than 7:45 and will go directly to their classrooms (or the cafeteria if they eat breakfast at school).

  • Students with the last name A-L will attend school, in-person, on Mondays and Thursdays. Note: there is no school on 9/7, so their in-person start day is 9/10.

  • Students with the last name M-Z will attend school, in-person, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Their in-person start day is 9/8.

Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Please click on the link below for a video from Mrs. Hansen regarding parking lot drop off and pick up procedures.
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Acknowledgement Form

The following was sent in a newsletter from the district on August 31st. If you haven't done so yet, please complete the acknowledgment form included at the link below. This is to confirm your understanding of the COVID - 19 pandemic.


Please complete this form for each of your students attending school in-person - COVID~19 Acknowledgement and Disclosure Form.

Quarter 1 Progress Reports

Change for Elementary Progress Reports: At this time, we do not have enough evidence to accurately reflect your child’s achievement with the standards. We have spent the beginning of the quarter getting to know one another, navigating virtual school and engaging in pre-assessment tasks which will help us to accurately differentiate instruction for your child as we begin hybrid/in-person instruction.

Face Shields Update

Students may wear a face shield, without added cloth, instead of a mask.

Birthday Treats

If your student would like to share treats with their classmates on their birthday, they must be store bought. Due to safety measures there can not be any homemade treats. When at all possible, please send these with the student in the morning.

Reminder: Wednesday, September 16th - Half Day release @ 11:55

Free Meals for Students

GPS was able to extend the summer Food Service Program through December 31st, 2020 which allows us to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost while at school.


The online global students and community will be able to pick up a cold packaged breakfast and lunch curbside at only the elementary schools between 7 am-9:30 am at the kitchen back door.

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Drop Off/Pick-up Procedures

Please remember these parking lot procedures when picking up and/or dropping off your students. There will be long lines during these times, please be patient.
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Renaissance Donation Form Change

Please note, checks needs to be made payable to "Carol Rae Ranch" (no longer made out to PTSO)
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Gilbert Youth Athletics update

The start of the basketball season has been pushed back two weeks to align with the return of students back on campus starting September 21st. The first practice will be Tuesday, September 22nd and the first game will be the week of September 28th. There will be no practice and/or games the week of fall break October 5th-12th. The league will now end on November 21st.


We are looking forward to another successful season. Thank you for your support!

Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

Home of the Coyotes!

We are an "A" Rated School



School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Early Release each Wednesday at 1:55 p.m.