Family Orientation

  • August 2023

    NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION
    Wednesday, August 23, 2023
    1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    We’d like to welcome new families to our Webster campus on the day before school starts for a brief orientation and a chance to meet the teachers. During this time, you will get a chance to meet the teachers and hear a bit about who we are and what to expect from the year. There will be a session for TK and K families hosted by the TK/K teachers and a session for families in grades 1st-5th hosted by Tedd and the 1st-5th grade teachers.
    TK and K:  Rooms 12, 9, & 10 respectively
    Grades 1-5:  Cafetorium
    At 1:30 p.m., we will ask all families to join us in Poet’s Park, near our cafeteria, for an informal reception where you can meet other new students and families and some of the fabulous members of our PTA. We will have coffee, drinks, and light snacks. This experience allows our young students to feel comfortable walking in on the first day of school and gives new families a chance to meet and connect. In addition, the playground will be available for exploration.

    *If you would like to join us for this event, please RSVP to michaele.ward@smmusd.org before Friday, August 18, 2023, so we can plan refreshments accordingly.

    PARKING
    Please park in the lower lot on the Webster side of the street. Walk up the street along the field gate and enter campus using the front gate. At no time, and for no events, can we use the parking lot across the street. This lot belongs to OLM, the private school next door. Thanks for your help with this.

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
    Thursday, August 24, 2023
    8:15 a.m.
    We are super excited to be back on campus for the first day of school and an exciting beginning to a new school year. This will be a minimum day for all students. Please drop off your child between 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. PreK and TK will enter using the curbside valet adjacent to the PreK/TK yard.
    Our Kinder teachers have a special set up planned and will communicate their drop-off procedure in a separate communication just for Kinder families.
    Grades 1st- 5th may elect to either:

    1. Park in our lower lot and walk-up (accompanied by an adult)
    2. Use the curbside valet and front gate entrance by moving through the drop-off line. Our PTA coordinates valets who open car doors and welcome your students to campus with a smile.

    PLEASE DO NOT PARK OR STOP ABOVE CAMPUS IN THE FIRE LANE!

    *Parents WILL BE permitted on campus in the morning for the first two days of school should you wish to accompany your child to class. ALL PARENTS MUST MOVE OFF CAMPUS no later than 8:30 so teachers can begin the day and establish valuable and engaging morning routines. We appreciate your support with this.

    *Dismissal on the first day of school for grades TK and K is at 12:30 p.m. and 1st-5th at 1:15 p.m. *Friday, August 25th is a regular early release day. Grades TK and K are dismissed at 12:30 p.m. and 1st-5th at 1:15 p.m. every Friday.

    BACK TO SCHOOL BEACH DAY
    Friday, August 25, 2023
    1:30 p.m.
    This annual Webster event sees our community gather at the beach in Zuma for an afternoon of sea, sun, and sand. Meet new and returning families and build community with those who make Webster such an amazing place for kids and parents. We will be sending more detailed information about this event in the coming weeks.

    CLASS LISTS
    Class assignments will be emailed Tuesday, August 22nd. Please help us embrace the new year with enthusiasm and positivity. We want your child’s return to school to be met with joy, curiosity, and wonder. Children look to you for guidance and if they see you are excited about the new school year, they too will feel good about the year to come. We believe deeply in all our educators here at Webster. No changes to class assignments will be made during the first month of school and we prefer not to make changes at all.  A class change request form can be requested in the office and clearly lays out the process for change should you feel strongly that one is needed after the first month. These forms will be available on October 1, 2023.

    BELL SCHEDULE
    Please see Webster’s Bell Schedule for 23/24.

    CAFETERIA
    We are pleased to once again offer free meals at Webster this year. Ms. Neci, our exceptional coordinator of all things culinary, will offer breakfast from 8:15-8:30am each morning. In addition, she will provide snacks during recess and lunch during lunchtime. We will continue to infuse our salad bar with fresh fruits and vegetables from our garden whenever possible. You are always welcome to participate in the meal program or send your child with food of their own.

    MINIMUM DAYS
    Students will be dismissed early on the First Day of School (8/24), and for Back to School Nights (8/29 and 9/5). Additional minimum days are: 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/21, 3/21, and 6/12.

    EARLY RELEASE FRIDAYS
    Every Friday, beginning August 25th, students in grades TK and K are dismissed at 12:30pm. Students in grades 1st-5th are dismissed at 1:15pm. The remainder of the school day is reserved for teacher and staff development meetings and trainings.

    BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS:
    Tuesday, August 29th - grades TK-2nd (6:00-7:30 p.m.)
    Tuesday September 5th - grades 3rd- 5th (6:00-7:30 p.m.)
    These events will be held on campus this year. We will provide further details/schedules as these dates approach.