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Dear scholars, parents, and guardians:

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! This year's school hours will be from 8:55 am to 4:00 pm. Sixth-grade scholars will be in a new before and after school program called ARC, which will run from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

School schedules: On Monday, August 8, schedules will be distributed alphabetically outside the Main Office from 8:15 am to 8:55 am. You will begin Monday with your “A” day schedule, and your first class will be Block 1.

Calendar: Vacations and days of scholar non-attendance can be found on the school calendar included in the Scholar Handbook and the Preuss School website. We ask that family vacations be planned with our school calendar in mind, as scholar attendance is among our highest priorities. Funding critical for the school’s operation is lost when your scholar is absent. Scholars will not be released early for family vacations or non-school-related activities (this includes summer camps). The last day of scholar attendance will be Friday, June 16, 2023.

Transportation: For the 2022-23 school year, only scholars in grade six will be bussed to The Preuss School. Grades 7-12 will need to provide transportation by either riding the bus, trolley, or arranging private transportation. Please get in touch with Ms, Patricia Villanueva, The Preuss School Transportation Liaison, at (858) 822-0311 with questions about transportation or address changes. If your scholar is in grade six, you should receive a transportation bus schedule from San Diego Unified School District, which will also be posted on the school website. Please review your scholar’s route on the bus schedule carefully. Please allow 2-3 weeks for any official bus stop changes. Once your scholar is assigned a route, he/she is not permitted to ride any other route. Plan to arrive at your bus stop 10 minutes before the time listed on the schedule. San Diego Unified School District Z pass ID cards are required to ride the school bus to and from The Preuss School. Scholars will receive Z passes as we receive them from SDUSD. Again, only scholars in grade 6 will be bussed to The Preuss School.

Parent Portal: Parent Portal will allow you access to your scholar’s classroom data information. Additional information regarding the parent portal will be discussed in your scholar’s advisory class during the first week of school.

PARENTSQUARE: ParentSquare is a two-way private communication program that provides a safe way for the Preuss School and parents to communicate. Your scholar will be bringing home more information from their Advisory Class.

COVID Protocols: All scholars must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exception to remain enrolled at The Preuss School. Masks must be always worn. Please get in touch with the school nurse if you or your scholar would like to receive a COVID vaccine or a COVID test. Scholars must complete the scholar symptom screener every morning before arriving at school. The link for the screener is located on The Preuss School website. For more information on the COVID vaccine, please refer to The Preuss School Re-Opening 2022-2023 Academic Year information sent to you via Parent Square and The Preuss School website. Please do not send your child to school if they are ill.

Tdap IMMUNIZATIONS: A Tdap booster or one documented dose of pertussis-containing vaccine after age seven is now required for all scholars in grades 7 through 12. Please bring the record during the first week of classes if you have not done so already. Questions regarding this may be directed to the school nurse at (858) 822-2291.

School Attire: We are excited for the new school attire that will show our school pride and community. For ease of purchase you can now order school clothing online at SchoolBelles at Our school code is S3023. Please take the time to read the school dress code guidelines on the back as we seek to represent the Spirit of Preuss.

School Pictures: Pictures will be taken on August 25 and 26 in our school attire. Be ready to show your beautiful smile!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: Parents, please save the date for the 2022 Back to School Night on Thursday, September 22, at 6:00 pm. An invitation with details will be coming home soon.

We look forward to a wonderful new school year!

Dr. Matthew Steitz, Principal