August 5, 2021
Hello Pyle Families,
This is Mrs. Cummings, your school principal. Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are so excited to welcome our Ernie Pyle Panthers back on campus to full in-person instruction next week. A special welcome to our new students. We are so happy to have you as part of our panther family.
Our first day of school is August 12, 2021. The cafeteria will be open at 7:45 a.m. for breakfast and all other students can come on campus at 8:05 a.m. Students in grades 1-6 may enter campus through the front gate off Woodruff or through our back gate off McNab. Kindergarten students will enter through the front gate closest to Rosecrans, or through the back gate with an older sibling who also attends Ernie Pyle. Please be sure to remind your student which gate to exit the school from on their first day so that they know where to meet you at 1:26 pm. (The first day is a shortened day) Our independent learners will enter the campus without an adult escort. Only staff and students will be allowed on campus. Staff will be available to walk students to the playground and make certain they are able to navigate campus. Students in grades 1-6 will go to the playground and meet their teachers there at 8:20 am. Kindergarten students will go to the front entrance and enter through the kindergarten gate. Teachers will meet students on the playground on the first day; school begins at 8:20 a.m. and dismissal will be at 1:26 p.m. Regular dismissal time is 2:45 p.m. and 1:26 p.m. every Wednesday.
Please update your student’s information through our data confirmation process prior to the start of the school year. This must be done for all BUSD students. Completing Data Confirmation is our online process for new and returning students. Once you complete Data Confirmation you will have access to Teacher, Classroom Number, Report Cards, and other pertinent information for the school year. In addition, it is highly recommended that you provide an updated and active email for home/school communication. If you have any questions about data confirmation the school office is now open Please give us a call at 562-804-6528 and we would be happy to guide you over the phone or schedule an appointment.
If you have a school Chromebook checked out you may keep that at home to use, your student does not need to bring that to school on the first day.
Staff and students will be wearing masks while indoors. For updates regarding Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools please visit our school website: ErniePyleElementary.ORG and scroll down on the home page to the link for k-12 protocols.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing our Panthers for the first day of school next Thursday!