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Principal's Message


Dear Park Parents and Guardians:


Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year at Park School! I personally thank you for choosing our school for your child's education. 


I hope that you and your loved ones find yourselves healthy and safe and had a wonderful summer break. We here at Park have been preparing our site for a new school year of in-person learning. We know how important it is to have our kids in class with their peers and their teachers. With our excitement and preparation comes a need to remind all our families of our district’s reopening plan.


On Wednesday, July 21, Superintendent Denise Jaramillo shared information regarding our district’s reopening plan. For the 2021-2022 school year, AUSD will begin in-person learning beginning on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Although we are currently experiencing some uncertainties with rising COVID cases, Park will continue to work closely with our district in accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) to continue to implement health and safety protocols. This includes the requirement for all students and staff to a wear mask while indoors, with exemptions for some individuals as indicated in our Superintendent’s community letter.


Park School does recognize that a few families may be in need of an alternate learning option outside of in-person learning. If you are interested in learning more about our district’s 100% Virtual Learning option, consider attending the K-8th parent informational meeting on Tuesday, July 27 at 6:00 pm. via Zoom. The meeting will be hosted by Dr. Marisa Palacios, Director of Alternative Education Programs. Click on the link below to view our Superintendent’s letter for meeting details.  

Superintendent's Letter 21-22 Instructional Programs.pdf


As we get closer to the start of the new school year, I will provide additional updates on new student orientation, Back to School night, laptops, textbooks, and much more. Our school website is in the process of being updated. We recently added the bell schedule, minimum day calendar, and school supply lists. We encourage you to visit our website at parkelementary.org and to check back frequently for the latest information.


With warmest appreciation and gratitude,


Carin Gasca