Welcome Back Principal's Message for August 19, 2021

Hortencia Corral


WELCOME BACK! - We hope that everyone is refreshed and ready for the new school year. If you are a new family and have any questions whatsoever, please seek out Mrs. Fresch the principal, or Jennifer Hinrichs, the PTA president. The two fabulous office staff Virginia and Kenya are also very in the know about everything at Adams and happy to help!  The Office Phone number is: 805-563-2515


This is a reminder that school attendance is mandatory. I thank you in advance for ensuring that your child is participating in school everyday, and arrives on time and ready to learn.  A student is considered truant after 3 unexcused absences. If your child experiences COVID or comes into close contact with someone with COVID please communicate with the Assistant Principal, Hortencia Corral so we can set-up learning at home


Thank you for sending your student to school wearing masks, and for wearing them yourself when on campus! Be sure to send an extra one just in case, as they tend to lose them going to and from recess and lunch. Also, I am hopeful that you wash them frequently. Students can only wear traditional masks that securely cover the mouth and nose, cheeks and chin, with straps around the ears. Gators can not be worn. They do not provide the same type of shield that the CDC requires of us for safety. 


FRESCH COFFEE on ZOOM- SAVE THE DATE! THIS Friday, August 20, 2021, at the Principal’s Fresch coffee, I will share information about this year's COVID safety protocols, new staff members, and enrollment at Adams, as well as our construction projects and upcoming events at school. Join Zoom Meeting https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/98618180835


THURSDAY FOLDERS - Each week students will bring home a Thursday Tiger Folder with important papers from the office and your teacher, as well as graded schoolwork. Please be sure to empty the contents each week and return the folders on Fridays. Messages from the Principal will always come home on yellow paper. Please read all communication that comes home from school, and pay special attention to school-wide messages on yellow paper. If the folders do not arrive in time, we will send them home starting next Thursday, but please still look for the papers going home in your child’s backpack.


FRIDAY FLAG CEREMONY - Students only will participate in a weekly Friday Flag Ceremony on the playground at 8:30 am sharp! We will make announcements and celebrate staff and students each week. Once we are able we will invite parents to join us for the fun. For now we are still not having parents on campus. TK and Kinder students will be attending the Friday Flag each week as well. We will continue to start each day with the Pledge of Allegiance and follow that up with the running club each day, but we will save announcements for Fridays.


ROAR CARD WINNERS - Again, this year, staff will be passing out ROAR Cards: Students who are caught making Responsible,Organized, Academic, and/or Respectful choices will be given a bright orange ROAR card. Have your child write their name and teacher’s name on the card and drop it in the box in the front office for a chance to win prizes at the weekly Friday Flag. Student winners will then be announced in this weekly bulletin the following week. Tell your child good luck!


FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM !Follow us on Instagram!-  @ adamselementaryschool I will be posting pictures throughout the week highlighting the fabulous teaching and learning taking place on campus. Don’t miss out on seeing the fun!



Welcome back, Tigers! We are looking for students who participated in the Summer Reading Program through the Santa Barbara Public Library. If you participated over the summer, you can bring one of the following to your child's teacher (or send to Ms. Price via email to mprice@sbunified.org): A printed/emailed copy of your "Challenge Completed" certificate found online if you tracked your reading there, or a picture of your paper chain used to keep track of your reading! Please bring into school or email to Ms. Price by August 27th, so that we can plan to celebrate those who participated!


IPAD INSURANCE - Last year, we did not offer optional iPad insurance to families because of pandemic conditions. This year, we are again offering optional iPad insurance through the same process and vendor as in the past. The deadline for families to sign up for insurance, if they are interested, is October 3, 2021. Families sign up directly with the insurance vendor and pay on their website. If a device is later broken, we file the insurance claim on their behalf. We have posted this information on the District's website on the Tech 



17 First Day of School 

17-24 TK Kinder minimum days 

26 First full day of TK kinder, release at 2 pm

23 A-OK Parent Meeting 5 pm

20 Fresch Coffee Join Zoom Meeting  Join Zoom Meeting https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/98618180835

30 Tiger Love Kick-off



1 Adams Family Beach Day at Leadbetter 5 pm

6 Labor Day No school 

20 Back to School Night Webinar on Zoom