Principal's Note

Jim Woytek

Jim Woytek - Principal

The mission of the Gunnison Elementary School is to develop lifelong learners in a safe, caring environment by providing a standards-based instruction at each student's level, meeting assessment targets, and increasing individual achievement.

 FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK:

Dear Families,

I cannot thank you enough for your patience, perseverance, and support through the past ten weeks of remote learning. Looking back, the challenges and obstacles we have overcome together are staggering. I feel so fortunate to work with a staff of educators and a community of families who have faced adversity head-on and emerged stronger and wiser. This has been a shared success we can all be very proud of.

 

Please be sure to fill out the personal item pick-up form. I will send one more reminder about technology drop-off and item pick-up before we start collecting devices on Tuesday, May 26th. Please look for that reminder.

 

Finally, I want to express my humble gratitude for welcoming me to the GES and Lake Community six years ago. It has been an honor to serve your children in this role of principal and I am grateful for your well wishes and support. My heart is heavy knowing that I won't be seeing your children daily next year, though I am excited that I will have the opportunity to work with former students at Gunnison High School. I wish you all the very best this summer and next school year. My father's favorite quotation comes from Hall of Fame Baseball Player Jackie Robinson, who said, "A life is not important except in the impact it has on others." I can say with unwavering confidence that your children have all impacted my life. I hope that I have had an impact on theirs. Stay well.


Best,

Jim

 

Student and Family Remote Learning Handbook

Manual de aprendizaje remote para estudiantes y familias



Best,

Jim Woytek
Principal

Immunization Compliance Notice:

Just a reminder to all families to make sure their children's immunizations are in compliance. If your student is still out of compliance on January 6th a formal Notice of Immunization Requirement & In-Process Plan will be mailed home. You have 14 days to get your child in compliance. If at the end of the 14 days, your student is still out of compliance they MAY NOT ATTEND SCHOOL until an up-to-date immunization record, in-process plan or an exemption is on file at the school (stated in Colorado Law Board of Health rule 6 CCR 1009-2). Please email the district nurse, Leanne Schliesman with any questions leanne.schliesman@gunnisonschools.net.

Parent Feedback Form Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TMDBv7zJaYZpWToJYFPD_FlNXzGozM1uEwgPQQ8WlKs/

Happy New Year! I hope your children all had a wonderful Winter Break and have enjoyed their week back at school. This time of year is when we see some of our best academic growth, so it's an exciting way to start off the new decade! 

 

With the snow and ice build-up in the parking lot, you may notice that the curb is not so pronounced as it is in warmer months. Please mind your speed in both the parking lot and the student drop off/pick up area. The safety of our students is our top priority and we appreciate you looking out for all kids! Likewise, please note this friendly reminder that the parking lot loop is for buses only. Please drop off or pick up your children in the loop parallel to 11th street. Only use the parking lot if you are parking in a space and walking into school. 

 

I would also ask you to take note of a few changes at Gunnison Elementary School that are being implemented in this New Year. If you are picking up your child during the school day, we ask that you sign him or her out at the front office and wait for your child at the office while our staff pages the classroom. Your child will meet you at the front office. This will help limit distractions to teaching and learning. If you have questions, please feel free to address them to me.

 

Finally, in an effort to better prioritize my time to support teaching and learning, Mrs. Hannah and I are working together to make my schedule more conducive to spending more time in the classroom. This means I may seem less available for drop-in visits or telephone conversations. However, I deeply value communication with family and community members, so, when you would like to speak with me, please feel free to call or email Mrs. Hannah at the front desk, and she will schedule a time to speak. 

 

Thank you for your patience while we continue to implement these changes and thank you for your ongoing support of our schools. Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy New Year! I hope your children all had a wonderful Winter Break and have enjoyed their week back at school. This time of year is when we see some of our best academic growth, so it's an exciting way to start off the new decade! 

 

With the snow and ice build-up in the parking lot, you may notice that the curb is not so pronounced as it is in warmer months. Please mind your speed in both the parking lot and the student drop off/pick up area. The safety of our students is our top priority and we appreciate you looking out for all kids! Likewise, please note this friendly reminder that the parking lot loop is for buses only. Please drop off or pick up your children in the loop parallel to 11th street. Only use the parking lot if you are parking in a space and walking into school. 

 

I would also ask you to take note of a few changes at Gunnison Elementary School that are being implemented in this New Year. If you are picking up your child during the school day, we ask that you sign him or her out at the front office and wait for your child at the office while our staff pages the classroom. Your child will meet you at the front office. This will help limit distractions to teaching and learning. If you have questions, please feel free to address them to me.

 

Finally, in an effort to better prioritize my time to support teaching and learning, Mrs. Hannah and I are working together to make my schedule more conducive to spending more time in the classroom. This means I may seem less available for drop-in visits or telephone conversations. However, I deeply value communication with family and community members, so, when you would like to speak with me, please feel free to call or email Mrs. Hannah at the front desk, and she will schedule a time to speak. 

 

Thank you for your patience while we continue to implement these changes and thank you for your ongoing support of our schools. Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy New Year! I hope your children all had a wonderful Winter Break and have enjoyed their week back at school. This time of year is when we see some of our best academic growth, so it's an exciting way to start off the new decade! 

 

With the snow and ice build-up in the parking lot, you may notice that the curb is not so pronounced as it is in warmer months. Please mind your speed in both the parking lot and the student drop off/pick up area. The safety of our students is our top priority and we appreciate you looking out for all kids! Likewise, please note this friendly reminder that the parking lot loop is for buses only. Please drop off or pick up your children in the loop parallel to 11th street. Only use the parking lot if you are parking in a space and walking into school. 

 

I would also ask you to take note of a few changes at Gunnison Elementary School that are being implemented in this New Year. If you are picking up your child during the school day, we ask that you sign him or her out at the front office and wait for your child at the office while our staff pages the classroom. Your child will meet you at the front office. This will help limit distractions to teaching and learning. If you have questions, please feel free to address them to me.

 

Finally, in an effort to better prioritize my time to support teaching and learning, Mrs. Hannah and I are working together to make my schedule more conducive to spending more time in the classroom. This means I may seem less available for drop-in visits or telephone conversations. However, I deeply value communication with family and community members, so, when you would like to speak with me, please feel free to call or email Mrs. Hannah at the front desk, and she will schedule a time to speak. 

 

Thank you for your patience while we continue to implement these changes and thank you for your ongoing support of our schools. Have a wonderful weekend.

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