May 22, 2020

Dear Pioneer Elementary Families,

As we prepare to wind down the school year, I want to thank you for your patience, support, and willingness to help your children through this journey with us. Though there are a lot of uncertainties as we move forward with planning for the 2020-2021 school year, please be assured that we will continue to do what is best for our students, first and foremost.

This week, May 18 through 22, was the last week teachers provided new instruction and learning. Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day and there is no school. Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29 will be the final week for students to complete work and turn it in. This is an opportunity for them to get caught up on things they have not yet completed. Teachers will be available through May 29 for support and will be checking in with students as needed, which may include virtual class meetings. The week of June 1 through June 5 will be for picking up and dropping off materials and for teachers to complete end of the year work and prepare their classrooms for summer cleaning.

I have included information below for picking up students’ personal belongings as well as returning Chromebooks, hot spots, library books, and any other school property.  Please let your child’s teacher know right away if you are unable to make any of the pick up or drop off times listed. If you have multiple children at our school, please choose a time slot that will work best for you. We will be flexible in supporting families with multiple students at our school. 

Library books may be returned any day before June 5 when you pick up your children’s meals. Ms. Jen has a box to put them in for Mrs. Mulhair. Otherwise, you may drop them off when you pick up your children’s belongings and drop off Chromebooks. Students’ personal belongings will be bagged up by teachers and the bag will include their report cards. If your child preordered a yearbook, it will also be in the bag. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, you may do so the week of May 26-29 when you pick up meals. You may pay $15 cash or write a check made out to PPTO. Also, if you ordered from the Boon fundraiser, the items will be with your child’s belongings. 

It is critical that Chromebooks are returned with their chargers and headphones, and hotspots are returned in the box with their chargers as well. Please be sure that the Chromebooks are charged before you drop them off at school. We will need you to turn them on so we can verify that they are in working condition. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

Pick up procedures are as follows:  

For the safety and well being of everyone, we ask that you pull up in front of the school (as far forward as you can), and a school employee will come to your vehicle. No one should exit their vehicle. It is very important that we follow social distancing guidelines. We will collect items from you that need to be returned, and we will bring your child’s personal belongings out to your vehicle. Please be patient. We will get to you as quickly as we can. If everyone follows the schedule below it should help to reduce wait times. We have given each grade level different time options to facilitate family schedules as best we can.

Monday, June 1                                         Tuesday,June 2                                                       Wednesday, June 3

8:30-10:30                                                    8:30-10:30                                                                8:30-10:30

K, 3rd                                                           2nd, 4th, 5th                                                              1st, 6th

10:30-12:30                                                  10:30-12:30                                                              10:30-12:30

1st, 4th                                                          3rd, 6th                                                                     K, 2nd, 5th

12:30-2:30                                                    12:30-2:30                                                                12:30-2:30

2nd, 5th, 6th                                                  K, 1st                                                                        3rd, 4th

If you would like to be part of our Pioneer Parent Teacher Organization or our School Site Council, please let me know ASAP. I will send out ballots next week. These are two very important committees and our school will not function the same without them next year. If you would like more information on either group, please send me an email. I would be happy to discuss this with you.

If you have any questions, please contact me or your child’s teacher.  


With sincere gratitude,


Mrs. Glaister, Principal

Pioneer VAPA Magnet School


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