Note from the Principal’s Desk

What an amazing start to the year! It has been a joy watching all the smiling faces enter this beautiful school (parents and students alike)! Elysian is off to a great start. Schedules and procedures are all coming together and things are starting to run efficiently. Thank you to all our staff, volunteers and parents for your help in making this transition so smooth.

A couple of housekeeping items to mention:
1. If you haven’t returned your beginning of year paperwork yet to the office please help us out by working on those. It is important that we have the most up-to-date information for our students and contacts.

2. The School Board has adopted a new policy regarding volunteers. All volunteers who will be chaperoning students on field trips or working with students in groups or individually (basically all volunteers excluding guest speakers) will need to complete and be cleared from a background check, before being allowed to assist or attend. The Board and Elysian School are working to make this as simple a process as possible. The Board has agreed to cover the cost for anyone completing this process through the month of October. After which the cost will be $11.50. This background check consists of a name based form that can be found on our website under the parent or information tab. Once complete just bring in to the office and we will let you know when you are cleared. Thank you for your help in this matter, I know it is a little inconvenience, however the safety of our students is worth these extra precautions.

I want to thank Ms. Gunsch for her dedication in keeping our school calendar current with upcoming events. This is a great resource and also easily accessible from our website. Some events that will be happening this month:

9/9 PTO meeting 6:30pm @ Elysian Commons
9/21 PIR day (no school for students)
9/26 Saturday Live 10am-4pm @ Pioneer Park (school fundraiser)
Cross Country Meets 9/10, 9/17 and 9/24
Girls Basketball first home game 9/29 @ 4pm and 5pm

Thank you all again for a great start to the year, let’s keep up the great work!