Welcome Back

Welcome Back
Posted on 08/24/2017
Dear Parents and Guardians, 

I am excited about this upcoming school year and look forward to serving you and your children as Principal of A.V. Cato Elementary for a second school year. A.V. Cato is committed to providing a safe arrival and dismissal environment. The procedures we follow are in place to provide maximum safety for students as they arrive to, and leave for school. We understand dismissal is busy during the first couple of weeks of school and appreciate your patience. 

Students may enter the building at 7:30am. There is no supervision for students before 7:30am. Parents who arrive earlier than 7:30am are asked to remainwith their child. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00am. Your child must be in class at 8:00am so they are not considered tardy. In addition, families are allowed to walk their children to the classrooms the first two weeks. Starting Tuesday, September 5th , students are encouraged to walk to their classroom on their own.We respectfully ask families to allow their students to walk to class on their own, beginning on September 5th, to ensure teachers may begin instruction at 8:00am. Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to visit the campus during lunch and eat with their child. 

Dismissal is a work in progress; therefore, thank you for working with us as our students and families become familiar with our dismissal procedures. In order to maximize instructional time and maintain an orderly, and safe dismissal process, no student may be checked out of the office after 2:45pm unless it is an emergency. I understand situations arise; therefore , please call the front office should you have the need to check your child/children out after 2:45pm, so that we have ample notice to prepare.

Families, please sign up for REMIND. Instructions for REMIND are in your child's folder. I will use this as a means of communication as well. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. I look forward to working with each and every one of you.

Charles Rodriguez, Principal, A.V. Cato Elementary