Welcome to Skyline School, Home of the Waves! We are a unique school housing two outstanding educational programs, our 4th-6th grade program and our Global Education K-6 program.
Skyline is the recipient of the 2012 California Distinguished School Award. This recognition was achieved through the hard work of our students, committed and dedicated teachers and staff, and our active and involved parents.
Our Parent Teacher Association and the Solana Beach Schools Foundation provide substantial financial and volunteer support to our school, supporting specialized programs, technology, science, art, music and physical education.

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  • Principal's Message                 
    Dear Skyline Families,

    Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope that each of you had a wonderful summer. I am thrilled to welcome back our returning families who helped to make last year a wonderful success. Likewise, it is with great enthusiasm that I wish to extend a warm welcome to our new Skyline families. We at Skyline are committed to making this school year another positive experience for you and your family. As I begin my eighth year as principal of Skyline, I will continue to work diligently with parents and staff to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community characterized by child-centered instruction, academic excellence, trust, respect, community involvement and excellent communication. I am committed to working in collaboration with you to continue to develop and implement this shared vision. We will work together as a team this school year to create a nurturing, disciplined, and challenging environment so all students have access to high quality instruction and can learn at optimum levels. We have so much to be proud of as a staff, family, and community.

    We invite you to our annual Mini Open House on Thursday, August 21st. Kindergarten students will be able to visit their classrooms from 9:00-9:30 a.m. and grades one through six from 9:30-10:15 a.m. This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet your new teacher and reconnect with your friends! Information regarding the lunch program, PTA, Boys and Girls Club, and Child Development Center will be available at the Mini Open House.

    We are in the process of finalizing our class lists, and the office is busy trying to confirm students who are returning and adding new students to the class lists. We will be posting class assignments online again this year! You will receive an automated telephone message from me on the evening of August 20th, explaining the process and giving you directions for accessing the website and passwords to do so. It is our hope to make this process as easy as possible for all of our families, and it will allow our families who are still on vacation to be able to access this information online.

    Our staff has worked very hard to place all of our students for the upcoming school year. Please understand that teachers cannot guarantee a particular placement for any child. They consider many variables and try to create the best balance possible when placing students in classes. Please do not call or email the school requesting a specific teacher. Our District policy supports the efforts of our teachers and requires a two-week waiting period before any parent requests for class placement changes will be considered. Our goal is to create the best learning opportunity for each and every student at Skyline Elementary School.

    In our ongoing effort to “Go Green,” I encourage all parents to sign up for Skyline’s Electronic Mailing List. Please go to Skyline’s website at http://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/Domain/8, scroll down to “Quick Links” and click on “Sign Up for Our Email Notification System.” You will receive a weekly email notification from the office to let you know to view Skyline’s newsletters, lunch menus, and all flyers that are sent home weekly by electronic communication. I also encourage you to join the PTA, volunteer here at school, and be a partner with your child’s teacher to help make this year all that it can possibly be for the wonderful students of Skyline.

    I am very excited to announce that our Discovery Labs, or wheel program as many people call it, will be changing this year. Our students will be attending art, PE, reading/research (library) and STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Art, and Mathematics). We are pleased to announce that Gina Thackrey has been hired as a full-time, credentialed STREAM teacher. This program will take residence in our former library/media center to provide enough space for our students to work collaboratively and creatively with each other, to become problem solvers, inventors and innovators. The purpose of Skyline’s STREAM program is to empower our students with 21st Century learning skills so that they are able to think critically, communicate effectively, be creative, and collaborate successfully, and to provide exposure and experiences in STEM-related fields. We encourage you to visit our new STREAM lab during mini Open House.

    I look forward to the coming year as an opportunity to continue to grow as a school community. I hope you make the commitment to work with us on behalf of our students. Learning is a life-long commitment for all of us. My door is always open and I am always available to you.

    Best wishes,

    Lisa Denham, Principal

    Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:

    First Day of School . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 25
    Labor Day Holiday – No School . . . . September 1
    Back-to-School Night – 6:30 pm . . . September 4
    Volunteer Coffee/Tea – 9:00 am . . . September 19
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