Michael Corritone, Principal

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!

Anticipation is building as the last days of summer break give way to the energy and excitement that come with the start of the school year. I trust that our Beach families enjoyed time with family and friends, and are ready for a great school year. Our teachers have been busy preparing their classrooms as we get ready to welcome our students back to school on Tuesday, August 13. Our dedicated custodial staff has worked tirelessly over the summer to make sure Beach is sparkling and ready for our students and staff next week – thank you Mr. Maravilla and Mr. Worley!

Our staff is participating in professional learning this week, with a focus on equity, inclusiveness and providing responsive instruction that meets the needs of every student. This professional development supports our district goals and is an extension of the areas we focused on last year. Additionally, continual growth in these areas supports our Beach purpose statement, “Beach School collectively ensures the learning and well-being of every student.”

There are always a lot of “to do’s” to make sure we are ready for this coming Tuesday, and below is important information to know as we start the school year.

Class Assignments: Class assignments will be made available on Friday at 4:00pm by logging in to Infinite Campus. Families who have completed both Part 1 and Part 2 of our online registration process will receive student assignments via email at 4:00pm.

New Family Orientation: There will be an orientation for new parents/guardians on Monday, August 12 from 6:00-7:00pm in the auditorium. This orientation is intended for parents/guardians and I hope you can join us to learn more about Beach and have a tour of the school.

First Day Schedule: All teachers will be ready to greet students promptly at 8:30am outside their classrooms on the blacktop on Tuesday, August 13. Dismissal time on Tuesday will be 2:00pm for kindergarten-3rd grade, and 3:10pm for 4th and 5th grades.

Campus Security: Providing a safe and secure campus for our students and staff is our number one priority. In support of this effort, all perimeter gates and the front door to the school will be locked during the school day. During the school day, all volunteers or other visitors are required to come to the front door of the school and check in at the front office when arriving at Beach. They will also need to check out in the front office when leaving.

New Faces and Staffing Adjustments: We are fortunate to have an amazing staff at Beach and we have only been made stronger by the additions of the following staff to the Beach community. Welcome to all!

  • Tiffany Cothran is our new teacher-librarian

  • Cecille Gunst joins us as an instructional assistant

I hope you enjoy your last few days of summer break and look forward to seeing you next week for the first day of school!

Michael

@PiedmontBeach