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Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730

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Looking forward to meeting all our Coyotes and their parents!
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64% of Parent Surveys Returned! Awesome!

Hello Coyote family!                                                                                                                      

Thank you so much for such a great response to our LCAP surveys! Normally if we receive 25% of the surveys back it is considered a success; we had had over 500 surveys returned! That is 64% and that is awesome! I have tallied all 9,450 responses and have recorder every comment; yes, all 500+ surveys and every comment!

We are now in the process of analyzing all the data, not only for Coyote Canyon but also for the district. But I can say that your responses regarding the education your children are receiving at Coyote Canyon are overwhelmingly positive which makes this school administrator very proud of the faculty, staff, volunteers, and parents that make the Coyote Family something special!

I am bubbling with excitement to celebrate with you the detailed statistics from the survey as well as to share some areas we can and will improve in, but alas, that will have to be delayed until next month’s newsletter. For now, I will just thank you all again for such a wonderful response and for sharing your thoughts with us.

Thanks as always,

Dr. Knechtel

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New Kinder Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

NEW! Kinder Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Information for Parents

The following changes are being explained at Back to School night and being put into place on Thursday, August 22nd. The reason for the changes is student safety; a priority for us! Having heard the concerns from parents, and having the drop off and pick up area so close to the street, we are choosing to have the kindergarten children dropped off at the gate to the playground, led inside, and supervised by teachers in the fenced in area immediately upon their arrival. For the same reason, we are also now having students picked up from their classrooms inside the building instead of releasing them from the grass area. Thank you for your understanding and support as we seek to ensure the safety of all our students.

Early Birds: Drop Off 8:10- 8:25am (Thank you for being on time!)

                Parents may drop off their students at the gate by the playground. Students will be let in where they will stay with their classmates under the supervision of our teachers. It is at drop off that we say to our wonderful parents, “Thank you! We will see you at pick up time!”

                In order to have instruction begin on time at 8:30am, we need to close the gate at 8:25am. It is at this time that teachers will take their students to their classes and begin their morning activities.

 If you arrive at or after 8:25, please take your student around to the office where they will be allowed through the hallway doors to their class (as we are nearing the end of the third week of school your child knows where they are going. If not a staff member will escort them to class).

If you arrive after 8:30am, when you arrive in the office we ask that you sign in while we give your child a late pass to class. They will then be allowed in the hallway to go to class.

 Early Birds: Pick Up 12:30pm

                At approximately 12:30 (when the students are back in their classrooms from lunch) proctors will open the gate by the playground (for the students in Ms. Calamusa’s and Ms. Water’s classes) and the door to the back of the quad (for the students in Ms. Armstrong’s, Ms. Gumamit’s, and Ms. Kindell’s classes) to allow parents to line up by their child’s classroom.

No strollers, please, as this will create too much congestion; another safety concern. If you bring a stroller, please carry your child inside as you pick up your kinder, leaving your stroller outside the gate or door. Thanks.

                Teachers will have their Early Birds in a line inside the classroom and ready to be released to their parents one by one while the Late Birds are involved in an activity utilizing the SMART Board on the carpet. It is important that this dismissal goes as quickly and as safely possible in order to not lose instruction time with our Late Birds. This is not the time for parent/teacher conferences, even if brief. Thank you for helping us as we seek to protect our instruction time. Every minute is important.

                For this reason also, at 12:35pm, the gate and door will be closed and students who have not been picked up will be escorted to the office to wait for their parents, allowing our teachers to begin their afternoon session with their Late Birds. So, if you arrive at or after 12:35, please pick up your children from the office. Thank you.

 

Late Birds: Drop Off 10:10- 10:25am (Thanks for being on time)

                Parents may drop off their students at the gate by the playground. Students will be let in where they will stay with their classmates under the supervision of our proctors. It is at drop off that we say to our wonderful parents, “Thank you! We will see you at pick up time!”

                In order to have instruction begin on time at 10:30am, we need to close the gate at 10:25am. It is at this time that proctors will take the students to their classes and begin their morning activities.

 If you arrive after 10:25am, please take your student around to the office where they will be allowed through the hallway doors to their class (as we are nearing the end of the third week of school your child knows where they are going. If not a staff member will escort them to class).

If you arrive after 10:30am, when you arrive in the office we ask that you sign in while we give your child a late pass to class. They will then be allowed in the hallway to go to class.

Late Birds: Pick Up 2:35pm

                At 2:35, Teachers will take their students into the playground (Ms. Calamusa and Ms. Waters) and courtyard (Ms. Armstrong, Ms. Gumamit, and Ms. Kindell) for release to parents. At this time also the gate to the playground and the back door to the courtyard will be opened for parents to come in and get their children.

                No strollers, please, as this will create too much congestion; another safety concern. If you bring a stroller, please carry your child inside as you pick up your kinder, leaving your stroller outside the gate or door. Thanks.

 

As always we thank you for your understanding and support as we ensure the safety of all of our students.

Click Date to Find Event

Today: 4/23/14
All Day: Kindergarten Registration Packets for 2014-2015 School Year - Ready for Pick up
All Day: Kindergarten Registration Packets for 2014-2015 School Year - Ready for Pick up
All Day: Kindergarten Registration Packets for 2014-2015 School Year - Ready for Pick up
7:30 AM Rosetta Stone Language Program for EL Students and Parents
8:30 AM Let's Move Challenge - Cooking with Kinders - Mrs. Ramirez

Bell Schedule

Regular Bell Schedule

8:25   First Bell

8:30   Class Begins - Tardy Bell

2:25   Dismissal Grades 1-3

2:45   Dismissal Grade 4


Wednesday Dismissal

12:30 Dismissal All Kinders

1:10   Dismissal Grades 1-3

1:30   Dismissal Grade 4


Conference Week

1:20   Dismissal Grades 1-4


Kindergarten Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30   Early Birds – Class Begins

10:35 Late Birds – Class Begins

12:30 Early Bird Dismissal

2:35   Late Bird Dismissal

 

 

Wednesdays- All Kinders are Early Birds!

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back!

Dear Coyote Family-

                Welcome back to the Canyon for what we believe will be a great year! Beginning almost immediately following the close of the school this past year, much time has been devoted to reflection and discussion regarding the effectiveness of our efforts to fully implement our mission statement:

“Every student valued, challenged and successful…Whatever it takes”

Having done that we are excited about the direction we are going, fully believing that we are on the right path with the right mindset and the right people along for the journey towards the realization of our goal of the successful learning for each and every student placed in our charge. Thank you for your trust and encouragement towards this end; we need each other to see this through.

                With that trusting partnership in mind, let me encourage you, our wonderful and priceless parent partners, to join us in our commitment to the following for the 2013-14 school year;

  • To the need and importance of punctual daily attendance; our best laid plans for learning cannot be realized if our students are missing the learning activities that have been planned. Working together we can maximize the time our students are cognitively engaged in the learning processes and activities our teachers have designed.
  • To the need our students have of your involvement in their academic success while at home. In addition to insisting on and assisting them with their homework is the practice of asking your child to explain to you what they are learning. Questions like, “How did you get that?” and, “Why did you answer that way?” or, “What portion of the story makes you think that way?” will back up the thinking we will be requiring of them this year.
  • To the need for volunteering here at the school. We realize that this can be a struggle, but any time you are able to give in the classroom and at PTO activities is an investment that reaps immeasurable benefit for us all.
  • To the need for open two-way communication; school and home united through the mutual sharing of ideas and information. Please do not hesitate to just stop by, make an appointment, send a letter, or email, sharing your thoughts and concerns with us. We will be more effective because of your continued efforts to communicate your thoughts with us.

Thank you in advance for your partnership and commitment to these things. It’s going to be a great year in the Canyon and we are thrilled to be traveling together!

Thanks as always,

Dr. Knechtel

Principal Coyote Canyon Elementary