Argonne Family Letter from the Principal, 7/12/21
Tue, Jul 13 9:31am

Dear Argonne Families,

It was such a pleasure to meet new families and see familiar faces last week! Our classrooms are buzzing with students getting to know each other and learning school routines. For our Kindergarten and 4th and 5th grade students, this will be the final week of Session A and Cohort A. Next week, we will welcome new Kindergarten students to Session B and the second half of our 4th and 5th graders to Cohort B for in-person learning. 

Please take a moment to review the following important announcements and reminders regarding the Arrival and Dismissal procedure. Thank you!

In Community,

Ms. Catingub


Important Announcements and Reminders:

  • Emergency Cards: Please complete an Emergency Card for the 2021-2022 school year on ParentVUE. Through the online emergency card form, families will be able to update their student’s health information, emergency contacts, and upload health forms and immunization records. Please visit for more information. If you would like to also complete a paper copy of the emergency card, please inform your child’s teacher or email Ms. Roschelle and we can send a paper form home. 

  • Argonne is Hiring for Noon Monitors! If you are interested in supporting our site with daily lunch supervision and yard duty, please check out our openings for Noon Monitors! Noon Monitors provide recess supervision and student support during lunch time. Go here for the application. 

  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures:

    • The safety of our students, families, and staff is our main priority. Please follow these procedures to help Arrival and Dismissal run safely and smoothly. 

      • Walk or bike to school. 

      • If you have to drive, please park your car and walk to the gates for arrival and pick up. 

      • DO NOT DOUBLE PARK! This creates safety and traffic issues in our neighborhood. 

      • USE THE CROSSWALKS! It is extremely unsafe to cross in the middle of the street.

    • Arrival:

      • K-3 students will enter at the Cabrillo Street gate. 

      • 4-5 students will enter at the 18th Ave entrance. 

      • All students will be asked health screening questions. Adults may be present for health screening questions, but students are allowed to answer on their own, without an adult. Please review questions ahead of time. 

      • K-3rd grade students will go directly to their home base spots marked on the yard. Students may not play on the play structure. 

      • 4th and 5th graders will walk directly to their classroom after the health screening.

      • As part of our required safety protocols, if your child has any of the symptoms indicated in the health screening at arrival or during the day, we will call home for your child to be picked up. 

      • See the Arrival map below: 
    • Dismissal:
      • K-3 students will be dismissed from the main yard at the Cabrillo Gate

      • Cones are set up on the sidewalk on Cabrillo. Please line up by your child’s classroom. 

      • Please keep the area by the Cabrillo Gate clear so students can exit and find their adults easily. 

      • 4-5 students (without younger siblings) will be dismissed at the 18th Ave entrance.

      • Siblings should sit with the youngest sibling for dismissal. For example, if you have a 4th and 1st grader- your 4th grade child will need to walk to your 1st grader’s class and sit with their sibling and socially distance from other students. 

      • See the Dismissal map below:

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, July 6 - Friday, July 16: Summer Session A for Cohort A 

  • Monday, July 19: Summer Session Begins (Session B begins for Kindergarten, 4th, and 5th grade students in Cohort B)

  • Monday, July 19 - Friday July 30: Summer Session B for Cohort B

  • Friday, July 30: Last Day of Summer Session

  • Monday, August 16: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Regular Session)- School begins at 7:50!


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