Argonne Family Letter from the Principal, 3/15/21
Mon, Mar 15 12:11pm

Dear Argonne Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I know we are all looking forward to the opportunity to return to in-person learning. It is exciting to see our school get ready! Things are moving quickly and guidance for reopening is being adjusted daily. I will continue to work with our teachers to understand the implications of the MOU with the District and how it will impact our school. Thank you for your patience as we wait for more information. 

In Community,

Ms. Catingub


Important Reminders:

  • Return Safely Together Updates: Argonne is a Wave 3 school in Phase 2A of the reopening plan. Superintendent Dr. Matthews shared that schools in Wave 3 or Phase 2A are on track to open April 12, April 19, or April 26. We are still waiting for confirmation on when Argonne’s reopening date will be. 

Here are a few updates of reopening specific to Argonne and current events related to the preparation process:

  • K-2nd Grade Survey: Thank you to all our families that completed the Commitment to In Person Learning survey.

  • 3rd-5th Grade Survey: All 3-5 grade families should have received a Commitment to In Person Learning survey from the District last week.  If you did not receive it, please email me with the subject line: “In person Survey: First, Last name of child” and I will send you your child’s unique survey link.  DUE Tuesday, March 16, 3:00pm 

  • Per SFUSD Communications regarding the surveys: “SFUSD will use this information to plan the instructional schedule based on each school site’s capacity and family interest. Selecting in-person learning as your preference doesn't guarantee that you will be assigned an in-person placement this spring semester 2021.Your child will be put on a waitlist and contacted if a space becomes available.”

  • Educators are now eligible for the vaccine. Please be understanding if a schedule needs to be modified for a day so that teachers can prioritize getting an appointment. Thank you!

  • Our site continues to get prepared this week for reopening with additional signage and classroom set-up.

  • School Planning for Next Year: Last week we held our School Planning Community Meeting #2 in which we discussed the preliminary school budget and possible budget priorities. Here are the slides from the Community Meeting #2. 

  • Argonne’s Summer Session: The tentative dates for Argonne’s Summer Session are July 6 - July 30. At this time, we do not know if Summer Session will be in-person, hybrid, or virtual. Due to the impacts of our current circumstances, we are still awaiting clarity on what SFUSD summer programs will look like. It is likely the format will be a continuation of how we end the school year in June 2021. Once we have more information, I will communicate details about our Summer Session, as well as confirm the dates. Your patience and understanding is very much appreciated. 

  • Parent Teacher Conferences and Report Cards: This is the final week (March 15-19) of conferences. Report cards will be shared at your child’s conference and available in ParentVUE. 

  • March Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Focus: This March we will be focused on Bullying Prevention. All students will receive an in-class lesson with Ms. Wang, our School Social Worker, as well as weekly posts on Wellness Wednesdays connected to the month’s theme. 


Upcoming Dates: