Principal's Message



Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am your proud Principal and I look forward to working collaboratively with everyone to ensure the academic, social and emotional success for all of our students. I extend a warm welcome to our new and returning families. I eagerly anticipate meeting you in person. 


The first day of school is Tuesday, August 16 and school begins at 8:05 am. Tuesday’s are minimum days and 1st-5th grade students will be released the first day at 1:30 pm  and 2:30 pm the remainder of the week. . Kindergarten students will begin at 8:05 am and be released at 12:30 pm f0r the first week of school. Parents are allowed to walk their students onto campus on the first day of school.


As we approach the new school year, I want to provide our families with information to prepare for the upcoming school year. Just a reminder, consistent school attendance and punctuality is essential for your child’s success in school. Attendance and tardy problems hinder your child’s progress. If your child is absent, please call the school office or write a note explaining the reason for the absence within 2 weeks of the absence. School is in session promptly at 8:05 am. 


Traffic is extra heavy the first few weeks of school. Please come early to get a parking spot, walk in the mornings, and  be patient during dismissal. Remember that everyone has students to drop off and pick up. We have around 500 students attending Laurel. Kindergarten students are to be picked up and dropped off at the Kindergarten gate. New this school year, Grades 1st-5th will be dismissed in the Lambert Road Drive. Please do not leave vehicles unattended in the drive-up lanes and be courteous to other parents. The school cannot help you get out of traffic citations when given, so please follow all traffic rules. Thank you for your patience and the consideration of safety for all of our Lions.


This year our school wide theme is “Your Future Starts Now”.  We will encourage our students to work hard and be their best. We will provide each student with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their academic level,  and maintain high expectations for all students. Working together we will prepare our Lions for the future!


Please log into your Aeries Parent Portal and confirm your information. Once confirmed, you will be able to view your child’s teacher on August 12th at  5:00 pmIn order to maintain balanced classes, class changes are not permitted.


Establishing and maintaining a close school to home communication system is vital for student success. I am here to help our students succeed. If I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me. All communication with our families is done though Parent Square. Please be sure to complete your Aeries Data Confirmation and update your parent portal so we can best reach you. If you are not currently following us on social media, please follow us on Facebook at Laurel Elementary School, on Instagram @laurel_elementary, We are posting important information often.


I am looking forward to seeing our returning students and welcoming our new Lions as we prepare our students for their future and an outstanding school year! Go Lions!


Respectfully yours,

Roxanne Rivas