WELCOME TO Stoddard Elementary sCHOOL!
October 1, 2014
Dear Stoddard Families:
We have great news to share with you and your family! We have been informed by the District Office that Stoddard Elementary School has been scheduled for modernization. As you may already know, our school was built in 1967. Although we look well-maintained on the outside, the aged infrastructure needs to be updated. While most of the improvements after modernization may not be obvious when you first walk onto our campus, they will certainly improve the quality of life for everyone in our school. Some changes will include upgrading the electrical, gas, water, and sewer lines; improving the windows, window covers, and doors for greater energy efficiency; updating the office, library, and classrooms; enhancing support for technology, and much more.
The changes and improvements will be shared in greater detail with you at a parent meeting on October 7. There will be two meetings on this day. The first meeting will be at 8:00 a.m., and the second meeting, will be at 5:30 p.m. in the school library.
To allow for all these wonderful and necessary improvements to our school, we need to move to a temporary campus. The location will be a school campus located at 2000 W. Ball Rd., Anaheim, CA 92804. This was once the Key Elementary School campus, and it’s about 2.5 miles from Stoddard. The move will happen during the Winter Break in December 2014/January 2015. We expect to return to our modernized campus the following Winter Break in December 2015/January 2016.
During the modernization, our start time at Key School will be 8:50 a.m., with an ending time of 2:51 for Grades 1-3 and 3:17 for Grades 4-6. Kindergarten hours will be – Early Birds, 8:50-12:33 and Late Owls, 10:53-2:51. On Wednesdays (I days), the end times will be 1:44 and 2:08. Kindergarten hours on Wednesdays (I days) will be – Early Birds – 8:50-11:56 and Late Owls – 10:23-1:44. The later start time is necessary in order to provide bus transportation for all students once we move. We estimate bus pick up times to be between 7:50 – 8:00 a.m., depending on the bus stop. You are also welcome to provide transportation for your child if you prefer. More information about bus stops/times will be available later. Anaheim Achieves will also continue to provide its after-school program.
We know that this is a lot of information to digest; however, we wanted to give you some advanced notice for planning purposes. This is just the first of several communications and meetings you will be receiving in order to make the school modernization as smooth as possible.
More information will be communicated as it becomes available to us. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and flexibility as we embark on this exciting endeavor for our school community.
Dale Hillyer, Ed.D.