Principal's Weekly Message

September 20, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Sea Lion Families, 

Thank you for participating in the McGaugh School Site Council Election. Julie McMahon & Amber Nichols have been elected to serve a two-year term on the SSC.  I am looking forward to the partnership and know these two parents will represent the parent voice on our campus very well.

As you are aware, there are quite a few opportunities for parents to get involved and volunteer here at McGaugh. PTA and Project Seek are two well-known opportunities. However, there are other opportunities. 
For example, we currently need a parent to serve on the District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) is an advisory group that reviews and comments on key aspects of our district's English Learner program, such as reclassification and outreach efforts to parents of English Learners. If you are interested in serving on the DELAC team, please send Wendy Wood a quick email at Thank you again. 

As we head into the fall season, I want to take a moment to revisit a few classroom food and treat protocols.  These have helped us maintain a safe learning environment by limiting the exposure and spread of COVID-19 on campus.
Please know: 

  • Only store-bought or restaurant-bought individually packaged snacks/food are allowable and may be distributed to students as birthday treats, holiday celebrations, and end-of-year activities. 
  • Items made or packaged at home or in the classroom are not allowable.  
  • Snacks/food must be purchased as individually packaged items, except for whole fruit. Whole fruit like an apple, a banana, or even a small bunch of grapes is allowable.

On the Horizon :
Mon. - Fri. (9/20-9/25) |Peace Week
Mon. (9/20) |Seek Skate Night
Tues. (9/21) |Picture Day @ 8:00AM
Fri. (9/25) |Come Walk In My Shoes 
That's all for now. 

Dr. Issaic Gates
J.H. McGaugh Elementary School
Rah, McGaugh!