We look forward to seeing you at the new Skyline office
beginning Tuesday, August 21st.
August 10, 2018
It is with great pleasure that I welcome all Skyline families to the 2018-19 school year. I can’t wait to have you all see our amazing new campus! I am so appreciative of our construction company, Balfour Beatty, architecture firm, Davy Architecture, and our Solana Beach School District personnel, for all the incredible hard work and effort that has gone into getting Skyline ready for the start of the school year. I can assure you that we will be ready to have all families visit us on Monday, August 27th, for Mini-Open House from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. for Kindergarten, and 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. for grades 1 – 6. Our students will begin school on Tuesday, August 28th at 8:55 a.m.
Our beautiful main building will be up and running, and will house all of the classrooms (for students in the 4-6 program and K-6 Global Education students). Students will have access to restrooms, the STREAM lab, library/media center, technology room, CDC room, school office, health office, as well as a temporary kitchen and lunch area. During recess time, the students will have access to new play structures and blacktop areas with ball walls, four square, basketball and dodge ball courts, as well as our gaga pit.
Students and parents will be able to safely enter both ends of the campus, and bike/scooter racks will be immediately available as you enter the campus. We are so pleased to announce that the City of Solana Beach and the Solana Beach School District have committed to provide professional crossing guards on the north on- and off-ramps of the I-5 freeway so that students and families may safely walk and ride to school. Crossing guards will be available to assist families for one hour in the morning, beginning at 8:05 a.m. and for one hour in the afternoon, beginning at 2:50 p.m. Finally, the Dell Street gate will be open for children to access the campus in the morning and to leave the campus after school.
I want to remind all families, that there will still be a few areas that will not be ready for the first day of school, including the four primary K-2 Global classrooms, theater, kitchen and playfield. The unfinished areas will be completely segregated from our school operations, construction personnel, and equipment. The primary Global classrooms are expected to be ready for occupancy by early October and our state-of-the-art kitchen and theater are expected to be ready by mid-November. Finally, the playfield is expected to be ready in Spring 2019.
Solana Vista will support Skyline families needing to register. Bring your registration paperwork to Solana Vista through August 20th. Skyline will be accepting registrations at Skyline beginning August 21st.
We are in the process of finalizing our class lists, and the office is adding new students. We want to remind all families that you must complete the Student Data Confirmation process in the Parent Portal prior to class lists being posted on Thursday evening, August 23rd. You will be receiving notification regarding this process. Data Confirmation should be completed by August 22nd.
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.
I also encourage all parents to sign up for Skyline’s Electronic Mailing List. Please go to https://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/Page/1125 and click on “Sign Up for Our Email Notification System.” You will receive a weekly email notification from the office each Sunday letting 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 so looking forward to the coming year as we create a wonderful learning environment in our new school. We are committed to strengthening our relationships with all of our families and working together as a team to create a nurturing, collaborative, and challenging environment so that all of our students have access to high quality instruction and learn at optimum levels. We are also committed to continuing to provide a campus that ensures student safety. I would like to remind all parents that once school begins, all parents will need to come into the front office to sign in and get a visitor’s badge before going onto the campus. 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.
Lisa Denham, Principal
Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:
Mini Open House . . . . . . . . . . Monday, August 27th
First day of school . . . . . . . . .Tuesday, August 28th
Back to School Night . . . . . . . Wednesday, September 5th
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Skyline Mini Open House for Kindergarten
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Skyline Mini Open House -Grades 1 - 6
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Skyline Back-to-School Night
6:30 PM Governing Board Meeting