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All-Star Almanac - August 12, 2022

All-Star Almanac - August 12, 2022
Posted on 08/12/2022
Welcome Back All-Stars

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

We are all thrilled to be starting a new year with all our SBA families. Thank you to all our teachers and staff for their preparation in getting
their year off to a great start. We also appreciate all our parents and guardians for your teamwork this week. We are very grateful to have families that put in the time to support their children through reading all the materials sent home, joining us a Back to School Night, and supporting the development of our 5 C's at home, along side SBA during school hours.

Welcome to SBA!

Mr. Reider

Welcome Mrs. D'AmatoD'Amato


I am thrilled to introduce myself as your new assistant principal for the 2022-2023 school year! This year will mark my 17th year in the Corona-Norco Unified School District. I have served as both a primary and upper grade teacher.  Each year students come in with their own expectations for success and my goal was to help them meet and surpass those expectations.  On a personal note, I have a wonderful and supportive family.  My husband and I have a son, a CNUSD graduate, who is studying at Arizona State University.  

I believe that with a positive attitude, a growth mindset, and good character anyone can achieve great things.  I strive to instill those qualities in our young people and to be a positive role model as well.  We are all here to learn together.  It is my goal to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment that challenges our students to reach beyond their expectations to become lifelong learners who will make the world a better place.  

I am looking forward to serving you this year. Please do not hesitate to reach out, ask questions, or simply say hello. 

This year is going to ROCK! 

Mrs. D'Amato

CounselorSarah Lewis

Welcome to another amazing school year at SBA!  My name is Sarah Lewis, and I am SBA’s school counselor.  My role as a school counselor is to provide support in college and career readiness, social emotional learning, and academics - teaching students tools and skills that will help them make this school year fun and successful! I provide support through school-wide activities, classroom lessons, small group and individual counseling sessions, and at recess and lunch through modeling and interaction.  If you would like more information, please visit my website: SBA School Counseling. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year!

Sarah Lewis  

[email protected]

Instagram: @sbaschoocounselor

SBA 5 C's

CRITICAL THINKING - Looking at problems in a new way, linking learning across subjects and disciplines

COMMUNICATION -Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions

COLLABORATION - Working together to reach a goal - putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work

CITIZENSHIP - Demanding and supporting the best in ourselves and of each other

CREATIVITY - Trying new approaches to get things done equals innovation and invention

Spirit Wear


Every Monday is wear a college shirt day. 


100 Mile Club shirts can be worn proudly every Wednesday.


Every Friday is school spirit wear. If you do not have any spirit wear, you can place your order by 8/24/22 or you can wear our school colors- red, white, or blue.

Spirit Wear Orders due



The spirit wear order forms that you received in the Blue SBA folders are due on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.


Attendance Policy

We understand that there are emergencies, family needs, and of course illness. We also realize that the pandemic delayed vacations into las school year, but being our second year back at SBA, in person, it is important that good attendance is maintained.

In almost all absences, make-up work can be obtained, but an absent student learns less than those present. At SBA, we strive to create an atmosphere to develop high-level thinkers through engagement, discussion, hands-on practice, and of course the teachers’ lesson and facilitation. When absent the learning experience cannot be duplicated. We really appreciate your help with absenteeism as much as possible.

Procedures to excuse or clear an absence, tardy or early dismissal:

  • When your child is absent, it is your responsibility to call the school on the day of the absence to let us know the reason they are not in school.
  • If your child is late to school because of a doctor’s appointment, bring a note from the office to excuse the tardy.
  • Early Dismissals are treated the same as tardies. If you pick your child up early for an appointment, please provide a note when your child returns the next day to excuse the early dismissal.

Under state guidelines, vacation or personal reasons are not considered excused absences.

You have 10 days to call the school and clear your child’s absence or it will be considered a truancy.

Independent Study Guidelines:

  • Due to unforeseeable events, students that have no choice but to be absent from school for an extended amount of time, may be eligible for an independent study contract.
  • Parents MUST contact the teacher at least 2 weeks prior to request an independent study.
  • If the teacher approves, parents MUST contact school office to set up an appointment to sign the independent study contract and get administration approval one week prior to departure.
  • If the contract is approved and signed, work is due the day the student returns. If the work is not returned, the contract will be voided.

Excessive absences and Truancies:

  • Once your child reaches 7 absences and/or tardies (including excused absences), you will receive a letter from the school explaining the importance of your child’s attendance.
  • If your child reaches 3 unexcused absences, these are considered truancies and you will receive a letter from the school district.
  • If attendance does not improve after receiving initial letters, you may be required to attend a School Attendance Review Team (SART) meeting with school administrators.
  • If after a SART Meeting, attendance still does not improve, you may be required to attend a School Attendance Review Board (SARB) meeting with district administrators.

Thank you for your help supporting your child’s education. If you ever have questions or concerns, please contact the school office at 951-739-5655. We are happy to help.



  1. Students need to have their chromebook charged and ready to use.
  2. If a chromebook is not working, please call the front office and we will assist.
  3. If the device is broken, please bring the device to the front office for assessment.
  4. Please do not put any stickers on the devices.

Pick up

At Susan B. Anthony, safety is a top priority. We have students ages 4 and up being dropped off in the morning and several dismissal times, including a new dismissal time for kindergarten. For the safety of your child, and all of our children, and to remain as efficient as possible, please follow the procedures below.


  • Both lots (upper and lower) are drive-thru There is NO parking for drop-off and pick-up.
  • Pull all the way forward along the yellow curb (upper lot) or along small fence toward playground (lower lot) before dropping off or picking up your student.
  • Drive slowly and please refrain from cell phone use while in school parking lots (to be extra safe for our students).
  • Do not drop-off or pick-up your student in your car out in the street - use the designated areas
  • You may only enter the upper lot (Gilbert) by making a right hand turn into the You may only exit by making a left-hand turn.
  • You may only enter the lower lot (Santana) by making a left hand turn into the You may only exit the lot by making a right-hand turn.
  • Please ensure your child is ready to quickly exit the car upon stopping in the designated area(s)
  • Please respect our neighbors' driveways, their coming and going, as well as non-school
  • Police will ticket and have ticketed for turning in the wrong direction, speeding, jaywalking, dropping off, or picking up along curbs in the street.


Parents do not come to the gates or on campus unless you have business in the office or with your teacher, so if you walk your child to school to drop them off and/or to pick them up, you may do so as follows:

Upper Lot: Parent drop-off or pick-up is out on the sidewalk under our red school marquee or on the sidewalk at the exit of the parking lot near the stop sign. If it can be helped, do not cross in front of the entrance/exit of the parking lot. Make sure your student knows where you will be waiting before you drop them off. We understand that sometimes students cannot see you in the waiting area, so if that happens you may walk closer to wave them down.

Lower Lot: Drop-off and pick-up waiting area is the grassy area of the park outside of the school's pedestrian gate. Again, make sure your child knows where you will be before dropping them off.

A waiting area allows us to monitor our students visually, keeps congestion down, and assists us in trying to maintain a closed campus during a busy, hectic time.

TK, Kindergarten, and 1st: It is very helpful if you post your child's name in the front window or dashboard for pick-up, especially this first trimester.




AM Drop-off: Upper lot drive-thru: Students will exit at the yellow curb along the front office/6th grade building, walk the short distance, and enter the kindergarten gate and then will go to the kindergarten playground. A teacher is at the gate, as well on the playground. Older siblings will enter the middle gate onto the main campus.

PM Pick-up: Upper lot drive-thru: Teacher will have the students in the area in front of the office. Pull the car all the way up, so student can hop in along the yellow curb.


AM Drop-off: Upper lot drive-thru: Students will exit at the yellow curb along the front office/6th grade building, walk the short distance, and enter the kindergarten gate and then will go to the kindergarten playground. A teacher is at the gate, as well on the playground. Older siblings will enter the middle gate onto the main campus.

PM Pick-up: Lower lot drive-thru in OUTER PORTION OF LOT (different from AM due to dismissal time of 2:42/Wed. @1:42): Students will be waiting in a coned-off section of the parking lot with their teacher. As you turn left into the lot, follow the signs, and pull forward along the inner curb. Teacher will walk student over to hop into your car.

Kindergarteners with older siblings PM Pick-up: 1st-6th grade dismisses at 2:57/[email protected] :57. Therefore, there will be a teacher on duty at 2:57 at the lower lot that will have all kindergarteners who have an older sibling. They will also have any kinders without siblings not picked up on time during kindergarten dismissal. In these scenarios, you will still use the lower lot, but not the outer portion. You will still turn into the lower lot with a left-hand turn, but not into the outer lot. You will proceed forward, through the gate into our lower lot Ist - 6th grade drive-thru system.


  • Students with the last name A through L use the upper lot (Gilbert).
  • Students with the last name M through Z use the lower lot (Santana).




Day care buses drop-off and pick-up in the bus zone near the lower lot on Santana Avenue. Please ensure your daycare provider is informed.



We know this is a lot of information, but with over 800 students and a brand-new kinder dismissal time, we all need to be aware of, and follow the procedures, as well practice patience. On behalf of the staff, we have always appreciated our parents' cooperation and willingness to protect our students' learning and their well-being, which includes their safety. Please share this information with anyone that picks up your child so they understand the procedures. 




School starts at 8:45 am sharp!  If you child arrives at 8:45 am, they are considered tardy. Please make sure your student is on time and prepared each school day. 




No Student will be released without proper identification

In Addition:

We apologize, but we will no longer be able to Sign Out students OR get messages to students 30 minutes before dismissal.

The last 30 minutes are hectic with clean up, homework directions, and end of the day activities

We appreciate your help with limiting classroom disruptions and the understanding of timing.

No Drop off

No Drop-Off Policy

We, as parents, support our children in learning to be organized and responsible for their materials and for what is expected of them.  It is also understood that even the most organized child/person can forget an item such as homework, a notebook, or even a lunch. What we are asking of you is that you not rescue them, if items are forgotten, by bringing the article to school for them.  Help your child to be organized and planned with their school materials and requirements at home, ensure they have lunch before they leave for school, and that they understand how, when, and where they are to get home from school and then trust them to do it.  If they continually forget, give them ample time/space/support to work with their teacher to problem-solve, so it does not happen again.  Teachers understand who is consistently prepared for their day of learning and who is not and often forgets items.  They will be fair with each student and will only want to support that independence and responsibility that we all want for our children.  Success can only happen if we allow our students to work through the process of learning how to be responsible, organized, and follow through with their responsibilities on their own.  Dropped off items in the office are not accepted, so thank you for your assistance of your student and this goal of independence and responsibility.

In addition, cell phone use is not permitted at school. If your child has a cell phone, it must be turned off when they arrive at school and not turned back on until they leave school. 

Thank you for your support!



The staff at SBA understands and appreciates a child’s birthday.  Many teachers use their own traditions to acknowledge their students’ birthdays.  But, many times, at school, a student’s birthday has been a distraction from our main purpose of school, which is student learning and achievement.

In order to minimize classroom disruption, we are asking that birthday treats (i.e., cupcakes etc.) NOT be brought to school.  There are several other reasons why we are asking you not to bring food items to school for a student’s birthday:

  • Only healthy snacks (i.e., carrots) are approved by the state.
  • We have many students allergic or unable to eat various foods/ingredients
  • It is disruptive to planned instruction and learning
  • Much of what is brought is thrown away and uneaten by the students

Instead, we are offering an alternative way to acknowledge your child’s birthday at school.  We think you will enjoy this option and recognize their value over interrupting learning and sugary treats.

Birthday Greeting

For $10.00 cash, you can have your child's name and "Happy Birthday" flash on the school TV monitor (in the front office) for the month of their birthday. The birthday acknowledgement will also be displayed on the new outside marquee once it is installed. Your child's name will be in lights for approximately 1 month (preferably 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after), while at the same time contributing to our funds supporting curriculum, instruction, library, and tech goals. Forms are available in the front office. Exact cash only. 

Birthday Book  

Purchase a brand new, school appropriate book, and our librarian will put a label inside the book designating that the book was donated in honor of your child’s birthday.  The librarian will then share the book and who donated the book during her library time with each class that week.  Books may be turned into office—NO USED BOOKS ACCEPTED.  Please include on a post-it note the child’s name, teacher, and birthdate.  This acknowledgement also supports our library and literacy.

We would encourage you to use one of our alternative birthday celebrations, while supporting our school at the same time.  We truly appreciate you supporting our goal of using instructional time efficiently to focus on engaging learning and student success.  We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.




Early Release day starts this Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Except for Kindergartners, they don't start early release until 8/24/22. They will release at 12:17 pm on 8/17/22.

TK releases at 11:40 am

Kinder releases at 1:42 pm (starting on August 24th)

1st-6th Grade release at 1:57 pm

Please visit our school website for all of our bell schedules.

SBA Bell Schedules for 2022-2023




Please click the link below to view this year's school calendar. We are Track T. 


2022-2023 School Calendar


Please review the District’s Board of Education General Dress Code, Board Policy #5332 in the Student Handbook.

Any clothing, make-up, hairstyle or wig that contributes to the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school is inappropriate and/or unacceptable for school attire.

No undergarments shall show.

  • Footwear must be worn at all times and have hard soles. Tennis shoes are most appropriate/acceptable (skate sneakers are not, however).

The following items of clothing are considered inappropriate or unacceptable for school attire:

  • Bare midriffs
  • Tattered clothes or pants with holes or slashes
  • Unsafe jewelry or unsafe clothing such as large hoop earrings
  • Cutoffs without hems
  • Lack of undergarments
  • Shirts, tops, sweaters unbuttoned below the sternum
  • Tank tops or spaghetti strap tops/dresses

Other items or manner-of-wearing clothing may also be inappropriate or unacceptable according to Board Policy

All students are expected to follow the general dress code at all times. The process for compliance issues will be determined by the school site. Parents will be contacted on any given day if the dress code is not followed.




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August 12, 2022

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