July 17, 2022

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Proof of Residency

If you received a call or email about incomplete residency, it is probably because something wasn’t uploaded correctly.  Any proof of residency with a bill has to be dated May 20th or later.  Please resubmit in the portal or come by the office between 8:00-3:30.  If verification is incomplete, students will NOT show on the class assignments that will be posted on Tuesday @4:00 (3:00 for TK/Kinder).

First Day of School is: July 20, 2022 @ 8:15 for ALL students.  First day is a minimum day with Kinder and TK releasing at 10:00, grades 1-6 release at 1:15. Bring your teacher a flower!

Students will line up outside of their class on the first day of school.

On the first day of school grades 1-6 please plan to drop your child off at his/her class and then join us in the MPR for the School Year Kick-Off with PTA and administration from 8:20-9:00am.  Kindergarten and TK parents please join us in the MPR at 9:00!

Kindergarten and TK special schedule for the first week:

The first 5 days of kindergarten and TK are early release days.  Please see the dates and times below.  Wednesday, July 27, kindergarten and TK will start full day.

  • Wednesday, July 20– 8:15-10:00
  • Thursday, July 21– 8:15-1:15
  • Friday, July 22– 8:15-1:15
  • Monday, July 25- 8:15-1:15
  • Tuesday, July 26- 8:15-1:15


Schools are a safe place but we need your help.  I know pickup and drop off can be frustrating times but remember we are moving 950 students every day and need to make sure they are safe!  Little eyes are always watching you, so make sure you are following the safety protocols and using the crosswalk at all times.  If you plan to walk your child onto the campus, you must park in an assigned spaces.  Please do not park in the pickup/drop off zone in front of the school.

  • Use crosswalk at all times
  • Do not park in the pickup/drop off zone
  • Do not park or drop off in the bus zone.  This area is only for busses.
  • Back gate will close at 8:15.  We will not hold it open.
  • Student cells phones must be turned off and put away upon entrance through the gates.  Adults are around and every class has a phone.
  • We will have a Monday Morning Assembly every Monday (or first day of the week) instead of the Friday morning assembly.
  • Everyone must have a picture ID to pick up a child from school.  If a family member or friend will be picking up your child, they need to be on the contact sheet and bring an ID.

School Spirit wear-  Please use the link to order spirit wear for the 2022-2023 school year! https://enrique-s-camarena-elementary.myspreadshop.com/

COVID test pick up

In anticipation of the start of the school year on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, our site has received COVID-19 testing kits for students. We will be distributing the kits to families on July 19 from 4:00-6:00. We are strongly encouraging parents to test your student on Tuesday or Wednesday morning prior to students returning to campus. If students test positive, please make sure you keep them home to avoid exposure to other students and staff. Testing is NOT required, but highly encouraged.

Calendar of Events:


19- Class placements grades 1-6 posted in front of school at 4:00pm (Kindergarten will be posted at 3:00 in the Kindergarten courtyard). COVID test pick up from 4:00-6:00.

20- First Day of School- Minimum Day (Release 10:00 for K/TK; 1:15 for grades 1-6). Bring your teacher a flower! Tears and Cheers gathering 8:15 for parents with students in grades 1-6, 9:00 for parents with kinder and TK students.

22- Spirit Day, minimum day (Everyone released at 1:15)

23- Community Expo 9:00am-1:00pm @ the district office

24- Happy Birthday Ms. Marcial

25- August 2- 5th Grade Field Trips- Hydro Station- select classes each day. Make sure to turn in your permission slips!

27- Please join us for our first general PTA meeting for ALL families! 6:00-7:00 in the MPR

28- Back to School Night for grades 1-6.  Come and learn about your child’s new class.  Teachers will be here to discuss classroom/grade level expectations, curriculum, and many more important topics so we can have a successful partnership for your child.

  • Session 1- Grades 1-3; 5:30pm-6:10pm
  • Session 2- Grades 4-6; 6:15pm-6:55pm

29- School spirit day


1-12 School wide COLOR Days to support kindergarten learning!  More information to come!

6- Happy Birthday day Mr. Alvarado

9-17- 4th Grade Field Trips- Health Station- select classes each day.  Make sure to turn in your permission slip!

12- Spirit Day- “We are so BRIGHT we have to wear SHADES”!

18- Happy Birthday Ms. Miller

19- School Spirit Day

23- School Picture Day

26- School Spirit Day

30- School Picture Day for absent students

31- Happy Birthday Ms. Notarianni