8/26/2022

1st Day of School Info

Good afternoon LPE families!  We are so excited to start the 2022-2023 school year this Monday 8/29! I am looking forward to seeing your child’s smiling face first thing in the morning and I know our staff members feel the same.  It is going to be an amazing year! In preparation for Monday morning, I wanted to send you all the following information.  If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know! –Principal Mark Morici ([email protected])

  1. Campus opens at 8am daily.  Please do not drop your child off earlier than 8am. School hours are 8:20am-2:40pm (12:35pm on Thurs).
  2. Parking is difficult! Please plan ahead and walk to school or park a few blocks away and walk.  It is illegal to double park or drop your child off while your car is still in the street. Your car must be parked before your child exits.
  3. Please make sure you cross the street at the corners.  Browning Street and Willow Street can get very busy and it is extremely dangerous to cross in the middle of the street.
  4. On the first day of school, our annual RED CARPET will be open under the Loma Portal arch in front of the school.  Please stop by to get a photo!
  5. UTK and Kinder students MUST be walked to campus by an adult (no curbside drop off).
  6. Once campus opens, all students may proceed to the cafeteria for free breakfast (this is optional).
  7. UTK students and family members may walk directly to our UTK classrooms (rooms 1 and 2) for line up.  It is highly recommended that our UTK families enter school through our Kinder Gate on Willow St.
  8. Students and family members in Grades K-4 may enter campus at any gate and proceed to our upper blacktop area for line up.  All classroom numbers are painted on the ground so please make sure to remember your child’s teacher’s name AND classroom number.
  9. Parents are welcome to accompany their child to the line up area but may NOT walk to the classrooms with their child.  Once the 8:15am bell rings, that is your chance to give your child a big hug and send them on their way! They will be very well cared for!
  10. Many staff members will be around campus in the morning to help students find their class line up area. If you need any help, just ask!
  11. Parents must leave campus by 8:30am, which is when all campus gates are locked for security reasons.
  12. If your child arrives after 8:30am, they will need to enter campus through the Main Office.
  13. In the afternoon, our campus gates will open at 2:25pm (12:20pm on Thurs). UTK and K dismissal is at 2:30pm (12:25pm on Thurs). UTK/Kinder families may proceed directly to their child’s classroom for pick up. Please wait outside your child’s classroom for student dismissal.
  14. Parents/family members of students in Grade 1-4 must wait outside of campus on Browning Street.  At 2:40pm (12:35pm on Thurs) our Grade 1-4 teachers will walking their students out through our front gates.  Grade 1 will exit campus through the Auditorium Gate.  Grade 2 will exit through the Main Office Gate.  Grades 3 and 4 will exit through the large Parking Lot gate.  Please be on time to pick up your child! : )

I know this is a lot but we wanted to make sure you knew all of this important information.  Click HERE for our full Exit/Entry Procedure. Also, our school rosters will be posted TONIGHT at 5pm in front of our Main Office. Please come by to check it out!  I will also be sending an email to all families with your child’s teacher toight between 5pm and 6pm..  Can’t wait to see you all on Monday morning!

**In case you missed out on any of my previous emails, please continue to check my “Principal’s Messages” page of our website located HERE. Also, our upcoming Aug/Sept events can be found HERE
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