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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents & Families,


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Santa Rita Elementary School. I want to thank you for your understanding and  support during these difficult times. You did an amazing job in helping your children become accustomed to learning in a virtual environment last school year. As we enter the new school year, I look forward to working together to provide the best possible virtual learning experience for our students.

We have provided a Chrome book for every student and we know that you will encourage your child to log into their classroom each day and follow the teacher’s schedule. Your child’s teacher will be in contact daily with live instruction and assignments that will be rich in academic rigor and include both new learning and review. Lessons will be challenging, interactive and fun! 

Though the amazing in-person events that we had last year, such as Flauta and Movie Nights, The Christmas Program, Awards Assemblies  and Dance With Someone Special, are on pause, we can definitely share ideas and create fun virtual events! I enjoyed working together to plan these fun events during our Cafecitos, which will continue virtually every other Monday from 9:00-10:00 a.m., (starting August 17, 2020). To join a Cafecito send me your name and email and I will provide the link. Everyone is welcome!

It is certainly not the way I wished to begin the school year, but I know that together we will succeed; after all we are Santa Rita Elementary STRONG! The staff and I are focused on serving children and families and we wish you a happy start to the 20-21 school year.


David Hermosillo