Principal's Message


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Laurel Elementary. I look forward to providing our Lions with the best elementary school experience as I begin my first year serving as your principal. If your family is new to Laurel, I extend a warm welcome and eagerly anticipate meeting you in person.


As we head into school this year, I know there are a lot of questions and new concerns for all of our families that we have not been faced with in the past. I would like to thank our many teachers, parents, and students at Laurel and throughout our District that have served on the planning committees this summer to research, plan, provide feedback, and adjust our school re-opening framework to give us the most thoughtful plan possible as we begin school under these unprecedented circumstances. 


Our theme for this year is The World's Greatest School. What makes Laurel the World’s Greatest School: The dedicated and hardworking Laurel staff that will continue with academic growth and rigorous instruction. Laurel staff cares about our students and families and and will continue to work together in the best interest of our students whether they are learning at a distance or in person.


In preparation for our return to school, please keep this newsletter handy, visit the EWCSD 2020-21 Plan Website frequently, and read all Aeries Communications messages as the most current information and any changes will be communicated as soon as possible through Aeries.For the most up to date information follow us on Instagram @laurel_elementary and Like us on Facebook at Laurel Elementary School.  If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please email me at


Respectfully yours,

Roxanne Rivas