September 20, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family:

By now you have noticed our new “Drop Off” pattern.  It seems to be working well.  Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Haynes for providing the new lime-green cones that mark our traffic flow.

Just a few words about procedures:  I know that the fence/gate configuration can be tricky.  We must wait patiently (because there is no other choice) until the electronics are installed that will allow us to see who is waiting at the gate and buzz that car in.  Until then, when you arrive and need access, call the front office and someone will let you in,  (951) 689-1981.

Follow the traffic flow and exit through the Exit Gate (the white rectangle will show you where to stop and wait for the sensor to open the gate.  Please DO NOT cross the lanes of traffic.  If your children are ready to exit at the Drop Off spot, the flow will be more efficient.  No matter how inconvenient it may seem, remember that the fence and gate are there to protect our children.  Their safety is the most important element in this equation.  Thank you!

Please come out tomorrow and support our Car Show.  Vendors will be in the Hall with fun items to browse and buy.  Food, of course, will be available as will Beer.  Jumpers are being brought in for the kiddos.  Music and entertainment round out the event.  This should be a time of fun and fellowship.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Parents/Guardians:  Progress Reports will be sent home the week of Oct. 7.  If your student has an “F” in any subject at that time, that student will be suspended from sports and not allowed to play.  They can still practice with the team.  If the student is on Student Leadership, the student will be suspended and his/her position may be replaced.  There is no reason for a student to be failing.  Please stay on top of your students and check in with the teachers if you have any doubts.  As I review the Gradebooks, I see that the main reason—often the ONLY reason—for a failing grade is that the student has accumulated one or more “Zeroes.”  A Zero means the student has not turned in work or has not studied for a test. Please partner with us and support your child’s academic success.

Family Fun Day will be with us soon.  Please turn in your tickets!  Our first Early Bird Winner in Dennis Whitecloud.  He has won $150.00 in Stater Brothers gift cards!  Congratulations!

We still need workers for Family Fun Day.  Contact the front office to sign up!

Blessings,

Dr. Dian Pizurie, Principal