Dear Eastwood Families:
Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope this letter finds you and your family as excited as I am to begin the school year again and make Eastwood a shining star in the Westminster community. Please make sure you come and say hello to me the first few days of school so I can find out about your summer, get to know your family if you are new to the school, and find out how I can make the first few days the best they can be.
I am excited for your return and my 3rd year here with you at Eastwood; remember, my goal is to help provide a quality educational experience for your dolphin through service leadership to your family and the staff here at Eastwood. I want to gain your trust over time and continue to ensure that your most prize possession, your child, is in good hands.
As a reminder, Eastwood is a closed campus. Parents may drop off their students at the gates and watch them walk to class or the playground. Students are invited to be on campus at 7:40 am where they will walk the blacktop to engage their bodies and minds. A warning bell will ring at 7:55. All students should be in class at 8:00 am when the final morning bell rings. The first two days of school, you are welcome on campus to walk your child to class, but, beginning September 5th, the campus is closed. Safety and security is our primary concern; we need to be aware of all adults on campus at all times. This policy helps us manage any issues that might arise and keeps focus on our #1 clients, your students.
This year we are excited to welcome new staff to Eastwood. We would like to welcome Mrs. Cope (1st – A1), Mrs. Hubbard (speech pathologist) and Mrs. Rappa (School Psychologist) to the family; all three have multiple years in the Westminster School District and have chosen Eastwood to be their next school to promote a quality learning experience.
In an effort to maximize time in class this year, we are asking you to help us by making every effort to set your day’s plans with your children before sending them to school. Any call or trip to a student’s classroom takes away from minutes dedicated to curriculum and instruction. Eastwood School’s goal is to build tomorrow’s leaders today, and to that end, there will be no classroom interruptions, unless emergency in nature. If you would like to visit your student’s classroom, please schedule it with the teacher days before the visit, and limit the time to 20 minutes unless discussed with the teacher. Any lunch money, homework or information will be relayed to them at the appropriate time.
Please take time to go through this website and any documents sent home. Sign where needed and return as soon as possible. Verify your dolphin’s enrollment online as delineated in the letter sent home this summer. Many of these documents are key to Eastwood’s programs. Please continue to check our school website and Facebook page for updates. It will be updated weekly with events, pictures and documents you need to be informed about what makes Eastwood great. Save it as a favorite or bookmark it on your device. Please take a look and tell us what you think. It also has an embedded calendar that will be updated weekly. If you have any questions about documents or anything stated above, please don’t hesitate to stop by and see us in the office. I look forward to a great year of “Riding the waves of Respect, Responsibility and Safety” with you.
Jason Kuncewicki “Dr. K.”
Principal, Eastwood Elementary School