Welcome Back for Quarter Two!

Dear Tiffany Families,

I hope that all of our students and their families enjoyed this two-week Fall Break.  I know that I was able to spend a great deal of time with my family, which I am thankful for and was able to visit the beach twice with this incredible weather!  We are excited to welcome our students back on Tuesday, October 10th and it will be a Minimum Day.  Preschool will be on their regular schedule.  As a refresher, here is the schedule for the week:

Monday 10/9 – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday 10/10 – School Resumes – Minimum Day

  • Grade TK and K:  8:45 AM – 1:40 PM
  • Grade 1-6: 8:45 AM-1:55 PM
  • Preschool AM: 8:45 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Preschool PM: 12:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Wednesday 10/11 and Thursday 10/12 – Regular Day

  • Grade TK and K:  8:45 AM – 2:55 PM
  • Grade 1-6: 8:45 AM – 3:10 PM
  • Preschool AM: 8:45 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Preschool PM: 12:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Friday 10/13 – Minimum Day

  • Grade TK and K:  8:45 AM – 1:40 PM
  • Grade 1-6: 8:45 AM-1:55 PM
  • No Class for Preschool on Fridays

We have a very busy Quarter ahead of us!  Here is the information for the Week:

Reminder – Change to Traffic Pattern

As a reminder, some of our sidewalks were replaced and updated over the Fall Break.  In addition, as shared previously, nearly all yellow curbs have now been painted red.  Painting occurred at approximately 4pm on Friday.  No parking will be permitted on any of the red curbs.  Students who can be dropped off, should use the yellow curb near the office, exit the vehicle on the curb side, and walk on to campus.  The car should then pull away so that the next vehicle can do the same.

For pick up, please make sure that your child knows where to meet you and if it is a drive through pick up, be sure they are paying attention so that they can get in the car as efficiently as possible.

If you need to park, please do so in a marked stall or on the street in a proper location.  We understand that this has a major impact on our families, but our hope is that it will make it a safe and smooth experience for drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon.

If you would like to volunteer in our parking lot, please let me know at crystal.sutton@cvesd.org.

SSC Meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 3:30pm

Our next SSC Meeting will be Tuesday, October 10th at 3:30pm.  We will meet in the MPR.  Below are the minutes from the previous meeting as well as the agenda which also contains the link to join virtually.

October 10 2023 SSC Agenda

September 12 2023 SSC Minutes

Tiffany DAC/DELAC Representatives

Please take a moment to vote for our Tiffany DAC Representative.  We are also in need of a DELAC Representative – the individual needs to be a parent of an English Learner.  Meetings are once a month, on the second Tuesday from 12-2pm at the District Office.  If you are interested, you can also write in your name into the link below.


District Training on Wednesday, October 11th – Parking Impacted

We will be hosting a District Training for Teachers on Wednesday, October 11th from 8am-3:00pm.  This might impact parking in our lot and surrounding areas.  I wanted to make sure that our community is aware.

Our Annual PTA Tiger Trek is Underway – Event on October 18th!  

Our Annual Tiger Trek is underway and it is our main fundraiser for the year!  With the support of this fundraiser, it allows our students to benefit from so many incredible activities during the school day (the most recent was the Mad Science Assembly), the community events (campout, Fall Carnival, etc.) and mini grants for our teachers.  Since our PTA runs this event in house, all proceeds go right back to our community.  The actual run will be on October 18th and we hope that our families will be able to join us!  Thank you for your support!

Everyday Counts – Attendance Reminders

With the start of a new quarter and the changes to our parking lot traffic pattern, I would like to take a moment to remind our families about attendance.  We are a late start school, which starts at 8:45am, however, that means that students are in their classrooms at 8:45am.

The last week before break, I noticed at 8:30am, there were about 100 1st through 6th grade students on the blacktop.  We have approximately 550 students!  The parking lot does not get busy until 8:35 and most cars do not arrive until 8:45am, which causes the major back up and frustrations with traffic.  Students should already be in line by 8:40am.  I challenge the students to start their morning routine 15 minutes earlier so that we can be to school on time.  Just a reminder that our gates open for breakfast and the track at 8:10am – we encourage our families to take advantage of this opportunity.

Also keep in mind that students who have a 100+ degree temperature may not come to school and can return after they have been fever free for 24 hours without medication.

Again, here are tips for attendance to know what is excused and what is not:

  • Please call the office to report any absences and the reason for the absence.
    • Excused Absences: illness, doctor appointments for the student, military engagements (ex. ceremony, return from deployment), death of an immediate family member, etc.
    • Unexcused Absences:  appointments for other family members, out of town, vacations, etc.
    • Independent Study:  If you know ahead that your child might need to miss school (ex. family reunion), please contact your child’s teacher and our office to set up an independent study contract.  Independent Study contracts are available for 3 or more days, but not more than 14 cumulative days in a school year.  Independent Study Contracts should be requested at least one week in advance.
    • Tardy:  Students are considered tardy if they are not in class by 8:45am.
    • COVID absences are cleared with a POSITIVE test result.  Current guidelines require positive individuals to stay home for 5 days and mask through Day 10 on campus.

Save the Date – Fall Carnival 

Here’s to a great first week of the Quarter!

Take Care,

Dr. Sutton

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