August 15, 2022
Hello Sankofa United Families.
Thanks for making our first week of school such a joyful one! Our full day schedule begins this week. Dismissal is at 2:45 PM, except Wednesdays when dismissal is at 1:30 PM.
PTA Meeting this Thursday. Our first PTA meeting of the school year is this Thursday, August 18, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. This month we will meet on Zoom at www.tinyurl.com/SankofaZoom. We hope to see you there and encourage all families to be active in our PTA this year.
PE and Dance! This week Sankofa United students will be getting their move and their groove on. Dance and PE begin this week! Coach Tokunbo is returning with fun, cooperative, and healthy physical fitness that all students will have twice weekly. Olallie Lacker and our dance class is new to Sankofa United. Click here to find out more about the shift to this program and to meet Teacher Olallie.
Covid Safety We have had several positive Covid cases on campus this week and encourage everyone to stay safe. Being vaccinated and current on the latest booster is an important first step. We continue to highly recommend that everyone wear masks, especially indoors, and we will continue to have them available at the drop off location, in our office, and in all classrooms. On Friday we sent a box with two take-home tests home with every student. If your child did not take one over the weekend, we encourage you to do this tonight. If your child tests positive, please email Anne.Mills@ousd.org or call 510-897-2194. While we encourage and celebrate excellent attendance, if your child has tested positive for Covid, has a fever, or is otherwise sick, they should stay home. Any time there is an absence, please let Ms. Mills know (at the contact info above.)
Back to School Night. Save the date of Thursday, September 8 for Back to School Night. We will start with an outdoor All School Welcome and a brief PTA meeting. Then families will visit their child’s classroom to learn about the year ahead. Child care and a light meal will be provided. We hope to see ALL families! More info coming soon!
Sankofa United is hiring! We are hiring for some very important support roles at Sankofa United. Please let us know if you are interested and please pass on the word.
STIP Sub. Full time (1.0) position. Primary responsibilities include subbing in classrooms and working with small groups of students to support tiered academic intervention. Click here for the job description and application.
Early Literacy Tutor. 0.8 position. Works in tandem with our other Early Literacy Tutor in K-2nd grade classrooms to provide early literacy instruction daily. Click here for a job description and application.
Para Educator. 0.8 position. Works closely with Special Day Class teachers to support students in our SDC classes. Job description and application coming soon. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Noon Supervisor. 0.4 position. Noon recess and cafeteria supervision. Job description and application coming soon. Please email email@example.com if you are interested.
After School Program Staff. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in knowing more.
Shewhat Cafe fundraiser continues until the end of the month. Mention “Sankofa United” and they will donated 15% of your bill to our PTA! Click here for a flier to share with friends and neighbors.
Pick up and drop off reminder. As a reminder, supervised drop off begins at 815 AM. Please do not leave your child unsupervised before this time. Please also remember that cars should never be left unattended in the traffic circle.
Wishing you all a great week!
~ Dennis Guikema, Principal