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Bishop Kids head Back to School

Back to School time in Bishop

For Student in the Bishop Unified School District, summer officially ends Thursday.  Classes start Thursday, August 20th. The Bishop Unified School District and the Bishop Police Department are passing along the following safety tips.

Joint Statement from the Bishop Police Department and Bishop Unified School District:

Are you ready for the school year to begin? Even if you don’t have children in school, the Bishop Police Department and the schools are asking you to drive safely because the kids will be back in session starting on Thursday, August 20th. Parents are encouraged to take time to talk with their children about safety before school starts. Whether they walk, ride the bus or travel by car, teach your kids these tips to ensure they get to and from school safely.

Tips for car drivers:

Pay attention. Distracted drivers endanger lives. Cell phone use while driving is against the law. Parents in a rush to drop off children at school are often the most common violators of School Zone speed laws.

Everyone in the car should wear a seat-belt. Make sure babies and young children are in safety seats at all times, and that safety seats have been properly installed.

Remind teenagers to take extra precautions if they are driving to school or riding with another teenage driver.

Tips for pedestrians:

We encourage students within walking distance to follow stop signs and other traffic directions and pay attention to the directions of the Crossing Guards.

Never walk alone—always travel with a buddy and do not stop to talk with people you don’t know.

Walk, don’t run. Never run across streets or crosswalks.

Pay attention to the locations of the Crossing Guards and tell them if you need help.

Small children should know and be able to recite their name, address and phone number as well as the names of their parent(s). Parents should insure that school records accurately reflect current contact information.

Following these precautions can help us all get the new school year off to a safe and happy start. During this time, officers will conduct high-visibility traffic enforcement in and around school zones for all traffic violations, particularly speeding and cell phone violations, as well as failing to follow instructions of the Crossing Guards.

For more information contact the Bishop Police Department at 760-873-5823.

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Back To School Night at Bishop Elementary

Bishop Elementary School’s Back to School Night

It’s Back to School time at Bishop Elementary.  School staff and administration are welcoming back parents with a big night Monday, August 17th.

The Kindergarten welcome will kick off the night at 4pm.  This is for both Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten.  The Kinder-Welcome will take place in the Bishop Elementary school quad with presentations by Mrs. Carr, Principal and Dr. Skrotzki, Vice Principal.  Following the welcome, teachers will make presentations in their respective rooms.  Parents will also meet with the nurse, food services, and transportation department in the BAC. If your child’s last name begins with the letters A-M, you will visit the classroom after the welcome presentation. If your child’s last name begins with N-Z, you will start in the BAC filling out pertinent forms. At roughly 4:30, the two groups will switch.

For Parents of youngsters Grades 1-5 classroom visits will begin at 5pm.  1st grade will begin at 5pm, 2nd and 3rd grade at 5:30, and 4th and 5th grades at 6pm. Classroom presentations will begin promptly at the start time listed. School officials indicate that you will have time to meet and greet with the teacher after the presentation. Stop by the BAC either before or after the classroom presentation to complete your student’s enrollment process.

The Elementary school PTO will be serving hot dogs.

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