Welcome back Sewell Sabercats and Families,
I am thrilled to see our students back for another year of learning and adventure here at Sewell. If you are returning, welcome back and if you are a new Sabercat we are excited to have you join the Sewell family.
Our staff has been preparing the building and classes throughout the summer in preparation for the start of school. I want to thank our custodians, Frank and Tony, who have literally made the school shine. Also, our attendance technician, Vivian Guerra, has been a huge help in keeping up with enrollment. When you visit Sewell, you will see that we have a new office manager, Jessica Perez. We are fortunate to have her.
One of our top priorities this year is ensuring safety for our students, staff and community. I am asking for parent help by understanding that we will be limiting access to the building during the school day. Also, I have had doors repaired and re-keyed to help with safety. When you arrive at Sewell and ring the doorbell, a staff member will greet you and ask how they can help. If you are checking out a student prior to dismissal we will ask you to wait outside and we will bring the student to you along with a check out sheet. If you have a scheduled appointment or your child is in the health office and must be met by a parent, we will confirm that information and admit you to the building. Also, at the end of the day, we ask that you wait outside until dismissal. When students are dismissed, you may meet them when they leave the building or, if you prefer, stay in your car and we will bring students to the pickup line as we have done in the past.
I understand this is out of character for the open and friendly atmosphere that is Sewell. But at this time, knowing that keeping your children safe is our first priority, I am asking for your cooperation and understanding. I am working closely with TUSD School Safety to make sure our campus is secure, and we are practicing safety and emergency protocols.
I know that if we work together as a community we will have a safe and successful school year.