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Principal Message November 1, 2021

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Week of November 1, 2021


Dear Explorer Families,

Week 13 is going to be #EPIC!  We are moving along with our efforts for increasing student achievement and success. Over the month of November we will focus on supporting our learners with activities that reinforce learning and give opportunities for students to work towards mastery.  


Attendance is important.  Coming to school regularly and on time supports our students with learning and engaging with peers and the curriculum.  In October, we focused on attendance with daily snippets during our morning announcements.  Stay tuned for an announcement on TalkingPoints with the grade level winner with the highest attendance rate.  


This Week:

11/2:  Teacher Workday:  No school for students


Upcoming Dates:

11/10:  School Improvement Meeting 8:00 a.m. Various locations

11/11:  No School:  Veteran’s Day

11/24-26:  No School:  Holiday


Bus Transportation & Notification:  Thank you for your flexibility with our late buses!

We will continue to post buses on Twitter.  This allows for instant updates for bus arrivals on campus and departures.  The Twitter handles are @eastgarnerES and @eastgarnerESbus. 


Questions about Returning to School after an Covid-19 Exposure or Confirmed Diagnosis?  Click here to be taken to a district webpage full of resources, questions and answers, and processes to support your child in returning to school when safe. As of 8/16/2021 students are required to wear face coverings except when actively eating and drinking during lunch while on campus.  Students can remove face coverings while at recess.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions or concerns.  My email is  


#YourProudPrincipal, Dr. Graf