Hello, wonderful Wolf Canyon families! We are beyond excited to welcome our Wolf Pack back to school and can’t wait to see all of you! We wanted to send along a few friendly updates and reminders about the upcoming year.
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The first day of school for students is July 20th. The first week’s schedule has changed slightly, please make sure to read the following.
Breakfast: Students that eat breakfast at school will be able to enter the main gate by the front office and head to the lunch arbor beginning at 8:00. On the first day of school, students that eat breakfast will then be dismissed directly to their classroom at 8:30 (all other days they will be dismissed from the tables to line up on the blacktop or walk the track).
Standard Arrival Procedures: (See the schedule below for modified procedure for the first week)
TK/K Students: On all days except the first day of school, the kinder gate (located on the north side of the school near the 600 building) will open at 8:35 and parents will drop their children off directly at the TK/K team. See below for the procedure for the first day of school *** TK’s arrival process may change. We will have more information for you during the TK/K orientation on the 20th. 1st-6thStudents: May enter the school’s main gate beginning at 8:20 and students will walk to the blacktop. Once there, they can walk the track, read quietly in their classroom line, or sit and wait for the bell to ring at 8:45.
1st Week Schedule:
July 20: TK/K Families will have orientation from 9:00-11:00. If you are a Kinder family, please bring your child to the MPR by 9:00 (we will have signs to help you find your way and you are more than welcome to arrive beginning at 8:20 when the main gate will be open). During orientation, you will stay with your child for the presentation, tour of the school, and get to spend time in their classroom. You will then be able to take your child home for the afternoon in preparation for a full day on the 21st.
1st-6th Gates will open at 8:20 and families can walk students directly to their classrooms. Classrooms will open at 8:30 and the morning bell will ring at 8:45. Once the morning bell has rung, we kindly ask that parents make their way off campus as we will be locking the front gate shortly after. Dismissal time for 1st -6th 1:45
** July 21st: Kinder and TK will drop their children off at the kinder gate (which will be open at 8:35). The 1st-6th grade will be able to walk in the main gate beginning at 8:20 and report to the blacktop. We apologize for the mix-up, but the 21st will be a normal day. Dismissal for TK/K will be at 1:30 and 1st-6th will be at 3:15.
July 22nd: This is the typical Chula Vista Friday minimum day. Arrival for all students is the same as above. TK/K dismisses at 1:30 and all other graders dismiss at 1:45.
Please check out our new school website and make sure to bookmark it. (New Website Link)
Also, please make sure you follow our school blog (School Blog Link). Many of your grade levels maintain their own blogs as well and can be found on our main blog page.
We have updated our Wolf Canyon Family Handbook. It can be found on our new website under the parent section or accessed through the following link (Family Handbook)
Traffic next year will be a bit difficult. Olympian High School has moved its start time to 8:30. We anticipate an uptick in traffic during this time and are asking families to plan accordingly. We don’t know exactly what the impact will be until we experience it on the 20th, but we strongly encourage any families within walking distance to walk to school (weather permitting). If you drive to school, you may want to leave a few minutes earlier. As a team, we will work diligently to ensure that our parking lot is only accessed by the Wolf Canyon community.
Back to School Meet and Greet:
Please plan to join us on the blacktop for a family meet and greet on the 18th, between 2:00-3:00. Class lists will be available during this event. During this time, you will be able to briefly meet your child’s new teacher (and the rest of the teachers in the grade level), chat with families in the same class, and enjoy some Kona Ice (a portion of the sales will be donated back to the school). If you are unable to attend the event, you will be able to find the name of your child’s teacher in the glass display case outside the main office beginning at 4:00 on the 18th. They will remain there through the first week. If, for some reason, you do not see your child’s name on any list please contact the main office.
Need before and after school care? Please remember that the Wolf Canyon office is not able to assist with signing up for the DASH or YMCA programs. Need more information about DASH? Click on the following link (DASH Link). Need more information on the YMCA Program? Click on the following link (YMCA Character Builders AM/PM Program Link)
We are beyond excited to see you all in a few weeks to begin the 22-23 school year! It promises to be a fantastic year!
As always, if you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.