From The Principal
Dear Wonderland Parents and Families,
Welcome to the second semester. I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday break. I wanted to update you about a few items that the staff and I have been working on.
First, Wonderland is about as ready as one could be for the anticipated El Nino storms. As you know, we practice our emergency drills every four weeks. Students and staff know what to do in the event of an evacuation or a shelter-in-place-emergency. Not only have we prepared students, but we have prepared the facility as well: we’ve had about 170 sandbags delivered to divert water away from the campus, our rain gutters, drains and water diversion channels behind the school have recently been cleaned and readied, and our roof had a recent clean up and inspection. In the recent rain, we had no leaks or damage. Please familiarize yourself with the informational guides for parents and students regarding El Nino. These contain safety tips for student coming to and from school.
Next, all school entrance gates, including the main entrance gate, will be locked promptly at 8:15 am and will remain locked until the final bell rings at 2:29 pm. If you come to the school during the day, we will still buzz you in. The office staff will ask you to provide your name, your child’s name, and the teacher’s name before we buzz you through the door. When we do, please come to the main office, sign in to the Visitor’s Log and get a yellow visitor sticker before you proceed anywhere else on campus. Remember to sign out before you leave campus! It’s important for us to know who is present at campus.
Lastly, we are extending the closed campus to our after school programs, STAR and Beyond the Bell. Beginning on Wednesday, January 13th, all of our gates will be locked at 4:15pm. To pick up your child, you will need to come to the main entrance and utilize the intercom. The STAR and Beyond the Bell staff will buzz you in for pick up.
If you have questions or concerns, my door is always open.