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Principal's Message: Week of September 1st

The big event for this week is Back to School Night on Thursday, September 4th.  Back to School Night is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your student’s Semester 1 teachers and get an overview of what those courses will cover for the Term. Your student will be given a handout to bring home on Wednesday that will have information about the evening and a place for your student to write his or her classes so you know where to go when you arrive.  If your student does not bring this information home we encourage you to print your student’s schedule from powerschool.  Nevertheless, we will have schedules available in the main lobby if you need a copy.  Block One visits will begin at 6:30 and Block Two visits will begin at 6:55.  Please also note that Friday is a minimum day so 4th block will release at 2 pm.

I would like to remind everyone of a couple of important school policies.  Students should have ID’s with them at all times.  ID’s not only help support the safety of the campus, but they are also required in the cafeteria for students to receive free and reduced lunch. With the warm weather right now it is particularly important that everyone dress appropriately.  More specifically, all shirts should be long enough to overlap a pair of pants or a skirt.  Students not dressed appropriately will be required to wear a loaner shirt or call home for a change of clothes.  It is also important to remember that El Cerrito High School has a closed campus policy so at no point should a student leave campus during the school day without being signed out of the main office.  This also means that students are not allowed to leave campus during lunch.  Please remind your student of these policies as we would like to avoid students missing instructional time for not meeting these expectations.

Please help keep our school and community looking beautiful by not leaving trash laying around on campus or when you are walking through the community.  We are extremely fortunate to have such a beautiful facility, but it takes all of us working together to ensure it stays that way.

Please note that the staff parking lot off of Eureka is no longer accessible as a drop off and pick up area for students.  Only staff vehicles are permitted in the Eureka parking lot.  We appreciate your support with this adjustment.  We also appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your students and look forward to your student’s growth and development over the course of this year.


— Principal Luongo

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