ST 21-22 Opening Presentation
Hello Santa Teresa Families,
Welcome to the 21-22 school year, with a special welcome to our new TK and kindergarten students and new families! We are looking forward to the full return of all of our students to in-person learning!
As you may have heard, current guidelines will require all staff and students to wear masks indoors. There will be a few exceptions for students with medical conditions. Currently, wearing masks outdoors will be optional. As we all know, changes can come quickly with COVID-19, and we'll all be prepared to shift guidelines should that be required.
School starts on August 11th.
Our schedule will return to our pre-pandemic model:
TK/K - 8:30AM - 1:45PM
1ST - 6TH - 8:30AM - 2:45PM
* All Tuesdays are 1:45PM dismissal days for all students.
The first 5 days of school (8/11-8/17) will be adjusted days, with a 1:45PM dismissal for all students.
Teachers will send out an introductory Parent Square post on the afternoon of Monday, August 9th, which will inform you of your child's class placement. There is a strong possibility that classes may need to be adjusted within the first 2 weeks of school, and we all need to understand that initial placements may not be final.
We will also likely have a TK/Kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, August 10th.
Should you have reservations about sending your child to school, the district sent out information regarding the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) independent studies program. The deadline to submit a request to join that program is tomorrow (6/27). A google form can be found in the VLA post from the district. For the vast majority of our students that will be returning to ST, you are ready to go, and can disregard the form.
Again, we are so excited to have all of our students back with us this year and look forward to providing you more information on the opening of school prior to August 11th.
ST Elementary Principal