Dear Parents and Students,
On behalf of the Solana Santa Fe staff I would like to welcome you to the 2017- 2018 school year. I am thrilled to be a part of the wonderful team at Santa Fe. We have been working hard planning for your return and we can’t wait to see you all!
On the evening of August 24, you will receive an automated call from me letting you know that you can log onto the Aeries Portal and view your child’s teacher. The phone call will go to the primary phone number for your child, so double-check to be sure that number is correct. If you’ve changed your phone number over the summer, please be sure you’ve updated it on the Aeries Portal and completed the Student Data Confirmation process (don’t forget - the data confirmation has to be completed in order to view class placement).
The placement of students each year is a task that our staff takes very seriously. Because of the many variables and delicate balance of each class, teachers cannot guarantee a particular placement for any child. Please do not call or email the school requesting a specific teacher. Class placements are a team effort and a very time consuming task. 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. I can assure you that the teachers and I have your child’s best interest in mind. Our goal is to create an optimum learning environment for all of the students at Solana Santa Fe.
To help students and parents feel more comfortable on the first day of school, we will be having our annual Mini-Open House/Meet Your Teacher on Friday, August 25 from 10:30-11:15 am. A Kindergarten and New Family Welcome will be on the same day at 10:00 am - childcare will be provided for the Welcome presentation. The Mini Open House is a time where students and parents can come and briefly meet their teacher and see their classroom. Information about the PTO, the lunch program, after school enrichment programs and the CDC before and after-school child-care program will also be available. We hope you can join us for this event to meet your teacher, reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.
If you have not done so already, I encourage all parents to sign up for SSF’s Electronic Mailing List. Please go to Quick Links on our website and click on Sign up for our Email Notification System. Any important messages from the school and our district office will come from this notification system. Also, be sure to sign up for the PTO Weekly Newsletter which will keep you up-to-date on events at Solana Santa Fe, give you access to weekly flyers, and keep you in the know. Simply go to the For Parents section on the website, select PTO and then click on Sign Up for the SSF PTO Weekly Newsletter.
Enjoy your last few days of summer (hopefully with a good book or two) and we will see you soon at SSF!
Friday, August 25
10:00 am Kindergarten and New Family Welcome
10:30 am Mini Open House/Meet Your Teacher
11:00 am New Family Popsicle Party
Tuesday, August 29
First Day of School for all grades - regular hours 8:30 - 2:38
8:30 am PTO Welcome and Back to School Reception for Parents at 067
Wednesday, September 6 - BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
6 PM K-3 Classrooms
7 PM 4-6 Classrooms
September 11, 2017 - PICTURE DAY
Thursday, September 14
4:30 -6:30 PM PTO BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Kindergarten and New Family Welcome
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Mini Open House - Meet Your Teacher
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM New Family Popsicle Party in the Garden
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome Back Coffee/Reception for Parents at 067