Front School Gate
Reminder: Front School Gate Closing
Serrano Parents & Students:

Another friendly reminder of our front of school gate closing procedure to take effect on Monday, January 11, 2016.

As you know, for 2015-2016, school starts at 8:00 am.  A warning bell at 7:55 am rings to indicate there are 5 minutes left before the instructional day begins. 

We want to encourage all students to be present and arrive on time daily to build responsibility, good life long habits, and be ready to learn. 

As we continue building this new approach to amazing attendance habits at Serrano Elementary School, we continue with our transition period for our school front gate entrance from August through December as follows:

  • Our front gate to the right side of the office is opened until 8:15 a.m. daily.  Students arriving after the start of the instructional day, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., may go straight to their classrooms, but will be marked tardy by their classroom teacher. 


  • After 8:15 a.m., the front gate is closed and students will then need to enter the office to receive a classroom admittance slip from the office. 


  • Beginning January 11, 2016, the front gate will be closed at 8:00 a.m.  Students arriving after 8:00 a.m., will enter the office for an admittance slip to their classrooms. 

We are so thankful that you value your child’s learning, instructional minutes, and safety! We look forward to a warm partnership as we develop amazing attendance at Serrano Elementary School.  Words cannot express the gratitude we have for your support!


Mrs. Maria Arreola, Principal