There are seven weeks left of school but there's a lot left to do! This is the time when students in grades 3-6 are taking the new state CAASPP assessment, many classes are going on field study trips, and there are culminating units of study with special activities and events. I just hope you have a calendar big enough to keep track of it all!
Open House is next Wednesday, April 29th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you would like to purchase dinner before Open House, Subway, Panda Express and Local Greens will serve dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Children’s Art for the Beach Bash will be displayed in the Activity Center for preview, and we encourage you to place your bids. Finally, the STREAM lab will be open. Please stop by to see some of the wonderful student projects.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to our third grade families over at Solana Vista, and invite you to our Open House next Wednesday, April 29th, at 5:30 p.m. We will be meeting in Skyline’s Activity Center. You will have an opportunity to meet the current 4th grade teachers and learn about our 4th grade program. I would also like to extend an invitation to our Solana Vista families to join me for coffee and a school tour on Thursday, May 14th, at 9:00 a.m. in our Activity Center. This is an opportunity to meet with me, ask questions, and gather information about our programs here at Skyline. I hope you can join me. We are so excited to have you join our Skyline family this fall. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at 794-3600.
New Dismissal Procedures
We begin our second week entering and exiting at the front of the campus. We have changed several pick-up procedures, which have seemed to help speed up pickup at the front of the campus. In the afternoon, we utilize two lanes for pick up. Staff members will now ask students to get into the first three cars in the right pick-up line. Parents picking up in the right lane will turn right at the crosswalk moving towards the top of the parking lot before exiting on to Lomas Santa Fe. Parents picking up in the left lane will turn left at the crosswalk, exiting down the driveway to Lomas Santa Fe.
We also have a large number of students walking east toward Wells Fargo. To accommodate all of the students, we have changed walking procedures as well. We now have three staff members who will leave prior to school ending to station themselves at Solana Hills, the west side of the freeway and at the east side of the freeway. Additionally, we have stationed a staff member at the exit of the lower parking lot to assist students walking down to Lomas Santa Fe. As students leave the campus, they will be able to begin walking towards Wells Fargo. This new procedure has eased the congestion of students, and they are thrilled to not have to walk in such a large group.
Again, we are only in our second week of new drop off and dismissal procedures, so we ask for your patience. I would like to remind parents who are picking up or dropping off on Glencrest or Solana Hills to be safe and observant drivers and to make sure you are following the laws, including not making u-turns in the road. If we all do our part, we can help keep our students safe, both at Skyline and in the community.
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Skyline Open House for Solana Vista Parents
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Skyline Open House
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Solana Beach Ball Bash at the Belly Up
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Parent Education
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PTA Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Principal's Coffee for SV Parents of Incoming Fourth Graders
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ELAC Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Governing Board Meeting
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Public Financing Authority Meeting