July 21, 2023
Dear Fillmore Parents and Students,
Welcome Back Fillmore Lions - ROAR!
On behalf of Fillmore Elementary, it is my honor to welcome our students and families to the new 2023-2024 school year. We hope you had a safe and healthy summer break and enjoyed the well-needed rest and time with family. We also hope you are looking forward, along with us, to a new school year at Fillmore with familiar faces as well as new students.
Last year we returned to a normal school year setting. And what a year it was with lots of learning and relearning! Our students made tremendous academic gains thanks to the support of parents and our outstanding teaching staff. Students may still use facial masks (which is optional at this time). When children are sick, you will be given a call to come take your child home. Regarding COVID-19, if your child does come down ill with the virus, we must continue to follow state protocols which means students will have to stay home and isolate. We ask all families to discuss these issues and decide what is best for your children when in attendance at school.
In case you are not aware, and I definitely do not want your child late for the first day of school, Fillmore school hours changed at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. Our current school hours are: 8:55 am - 2:55 pm. Our front gates will now be opened at 8:25 am and students may have breakfast from 8:25 - 8:55 am. Front-of-the-school morning supervision will only be available at 8:25 am. Students will be supervised inside the campus from 8:25 - 8:55 am. Therefore, for safety reasons, I am requesting that all children should arrive at Fillmore no earlier than 8:25 am. I thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Please also be aware of Stockton Unified School District's safety mandate: Fillmore is a closed campus and parents will not be allowed to enter the school campus unless for pre-arranged parent conferences or parent meetings, such as IEPs, Coffee Hour, SSC, PTA, and ELAC. I ask you for your cooperation and thank you in advance for your understanding to help ensure the safety of your children.
Speaking of parent meetings, I invite all parents to join us at all school activities and parent meetings for this new school year. Please come to our monthly Coffee Hour meetings, English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings, and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meetings. Our ELAC and PTA committees welcome all new and returning parents to these meetings and encourage you to participate and join these groups. All meetings will occur in the school cafeteria on the last Thursday of each month. In addition, we will host a variety of events that showcase the instruction in your child's classroom and their learning, such as Literacy, Math, and Science nights. There are many more activities planned for this school year, and we will keep you informed through our phone message system, our school website, and on our electronic marquee. We welcome all new and returning parents to join and be part of our school parent meetings!
On behalf of our school staff, we will work hard to continue to provide your child with the very best educational experience here at Fillmore.
Ms. Thongthip Duangsawat, Principal