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Gator News June 2021

Home of Scholars and Champions

Greetings Garretson Families,

Summer School Gator Camp was Gatorrific and we had 245 students participate! Thank you for all of your support. I am so grateful for the Garretson Elementary staff and community — thank you for being a part of it and supporting the work we’re doing with the children who will be the citizens that lead our tomorrow. As we look ahead to the start of our 2021-22 school year, I will continue to provide any updates to safety guidance as we receive it from the District. Stay connected to CNUSD and Garretson emails. Your new grade level teacher will send you a Class Dojo invitation for classroom communication by August 6th. 

Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 10th! I will miss you over the summer, but hope you enjoy a safe break. Our office is closed until August 4th.
If you need any support or have, questions please contact our District office at 951-736-5000.

We would like to remind you of a few things to plan for a successful return.

Our first week of school and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Bell Schedule for

Next year 2021-22 is the following:

TK 8:45 am -12:32 pm

Kindergarten Gate

Kindergarten 8:45 am -2:45 pm

Kindergarten Gate

1st-3rd 8:45 am - 2:57 pm

Front parking lot CONE ZONE only

4th-6th 8:45 am - 2:57 pm

Back parking lot CONE ZONE only

*starting August 18, 2021 every Wednesday is early dismissal ONE HOUR earlier*

Please watch this video for important drive through drop off and pick up expectations information.


  1. Safety is extremely important to us here at Garretson and that includes drop off and pick up of our students.  We need our Gator families to ensure that anyone who is helping to transport understands our expectations. 
  2. Please make sure to drop off and pick up students in the designated location, please don’t drop students off in the middle of the street. Your patience and planning ahead is greatly appreciated. 
  3. As temperatures rise in August please make sure your student is dressed appropriately, hydrated, and has sun protection. 
  4. All bikes and skateboards should be locked in the bike rack at the front of our school and should always be walked on our sidewalks once they are entering our school parking. Students must wear a helmet if riding to school.
  5. Remember daily attendance is important, this includes tardies and early outs.  Tardies will count towards loss of instructional minutes.  If your student is sick please keep them home from school. 
  6. We adults must model The Gator Way: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and above all Be Kind!

Welcome to Summer Scholar Camp link:

Families, please click the link above to watch an introduction video to the Summer Scholar Camp! Then click the link below to gain access to a FREE 8-week TK to 6th grade summer program created by two of our Gator teachers. These slides are fun and engaging, filled with new activities each week. Your child will have so much fun, they will not even notice they are having FUN! Each week students can find a calendar,  detailed videos explaining the activities for the week, and lessons for: reading, phonics, writing, math, science, PE, social emotional lessons, art, and virtual learning. Click the link to make a copy of the Summer Scholar Camp slides. Happy learning!

AVID Elementary

TK-6 Garretson Suggested School Supply List 

We are excited about the upcoming school year! Every Garretson student is an AVID Elementary Scholar and Champion. Our supplies list below ensures our students are set up for success.  If possible please send these supplies with your student on the first day of school.

 Grade Level AVID Elementary School Supplies 2021_2022.pdf 

Thank you for your support and involvement in your child’s education! Please contact your teacher in August if you have any questions.

Is your child going to be at Garretson next year? You must complete the online reenrollment. 2021-22 Online Registration Flyers.pdf for your child to have their spot reserved. All returning students are required to complete the online registration reenrollment every year to secure their enrollment for next year. Please use the following link to sign in to parent connect.

I wish you all the best during the summer break. 

Be safe and enJOY,

Principal Luna






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