Dear Santa Cruz Gardens families:
Thank you all for your support as we negotiated the new bell schedule and the resulting differences to the existing parking lot challenges! A quick reminder about pick up and drop off:
- The outside lane is a moving lane – parents are asked to pull forward until the yard supervisor can assist your child in safely stepping out of or into the car. You can stop to let your student out/in, but please do not park and leave your car anywhere in this lane.
- The inside lane is a circling lane – no stopping, and definitely no parking.
- 1st – 5th grade parents are asked to vacate the parking lot by 8:15am so as to leave parking spots available for Kinder drop off.
- We have only two handicapped spots – please be sure to leave these available for our parents and students with legitimate need for accessible parking.
- Kinder parents, please walk your students to and from the Kinder yard before and after school. The yard supervisors are not allowed to release Kinders from the yard unaccompanied.
- Remember the 5 mph speed limit inside the parking lot.
- The two parking spots reserved for our auction winner families need to be kept open – our teachers were able to purchase great classroom literature based on the generous donations raised by this parking spot auction, and we are most grateful to our parents for this support. Let’s honor the spirit of this generosity by respecting the right of the winning families to utilize their parking spots.
- And the basic rule: Please follow yard supervisor and principal directions – we’re keeping you and your children safe. We do understand the frustration of waiting in long traffic lines, and will try to get you in and out as speedily as possible. Thank you for treating us with courtesy.
Be sure to check out the latest Dolphin Dispatch newsletter for updates and special event reminders!
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year, and to the Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School website! Our school offers an exceptional learning environment for a child to be nurtured through these critical first steps of his/her education journey. Led by a talented and dedicated faculty focused on their students' academic success and social-emotional development, SCG offers a well-rounded program that emphasizes essential 21st century skills like problem-solving and collaborative learning within the traditional disciplines of reading, writing, social studies and mathematics, infusing technology and digital literacy into a balanced curriculum that aligns to state-adopted standards.
We boast an extraordinary team of Special Education faculty, who support our students with special needs, and we are particularly proud of our renowned SDC Autism program that provides students with autism the opportunity to thrive in our inclusive classrooms.
We are supported in all our efforts by our amazing parent community who are committed to providing essential enrichment opportunities in the areas of music, dance, art, STEM, and a number of engaging extra-curricular activities. This year our Home and School Club is also helping to fund a new PE/Lifeskills program that teaches children about positive play, with practical skills for life like empathy building and conflict resolution, as well as a new after school Homework Center in partnership with our English Learner Advisory Committee.
We look forward to an exciting year of continuous learning and growth!