August 27, 2018
Dear Fern Parents and Guardians,
It is a pleasure to welcome everyone back for the school! Thank you for the warm welcome as your new Principal. It is a privilege and an honor to serve the Fern community in this role. This is my sixth year as an Elementary Principal, prior to coming to Fern I was a Principal in the Bellflower Unified School District. Prior to being a Principal I taught kindergarten, fourth, fifth and sixth grades in the East Whittier School Disitict for 15 years. I am very excited to be a part of the Torrance Unified Team here at Fern.
I hope that all families enjoyed a relaxing summer vacation filled with plenty of time for fun, reading, extra sleep, and leisurely activities. For those families new to Fern, I would like to extend a very special welcome. Our dedicated staff has been working hard preparing for another amazing school year. We will build on the successes and achievements of last year and continue to SOAR as:
being: "On Time"
being: "Responsible and Respectful"
I ask all of our families to support Fern in three small, but very important ways. First, show your appreciation to our wonderful teachers and staff whenever you can. Second, become involved in PTA. Your membership is critical and your time and talent are needed. We have exciting events and programs planned this year that can only work if everyone pitches in. Finally, I ask all of our families to make a pledge to volunteer in at least one NEW school activity/event. Multiple studies show that students are more engaged and achieve at higher levels when parents/guardians are involved and connected to their school. Here’s are few back to school events that I hope you able to attend.
September 6, 2018; 1st Day of School – 8:50am start time – ALL GRADES
*Dismissal times for September 6th and 7th - TK/K at 11:50am, Grades 1/2/3 at 3:03pm and Grades 4/5 at 3:12pm.
*TK/K students do not need to bring a lunch, only a snack for 9/6 and 9/7. All other grades should bring a snack and lunch.
*Boo-Hoo Breakfast and coffee with principal/Fern PTA at 9:15am - cafeteria.
*Kindergarten Back to School Night Thursday, September 6th time TBD
FERN CLOSED CAMPUS WILL BEGIN MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH.
Please plan on dropping off ALL students at a Campus gate as our CLOSED CAMPUS will be enforced beginning SEPTEMBER 17th.
Let’s make it a wonderful year at Fern! We will focus on improving student learning and strengthening our school community. I look forward to seeing you on campus.
Dr. Michael Remland