A Message from Principal Thomas
Posted on 08/16/2021
a message from principal thomasGreetings Pioneer Families,

It is with great joy and excitement that we welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. We are glad that you are joining us as we embark on an exciting year of teaching and learning. Together, during this school year, we will ensure that we maintain our tradition of excellence and community that makes Pioneer Elementary School such a special place.

After the last year of functioning in a distance learning model of instruction and then through a hybrid setting, our entire staff is excited to return to five full days of in-person instruction. Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to employ all of the strategies recommended by the CDC, which include consistent and correct use of masks, social distancing, handwashing hygiene, respiratory etiquette, cleaning and disinfection, and contact tracing in collaboration with the local health department. Moreover, all visitors to our campus will be required to wear masks.

Our school district will continue its partnership with Healthy Davis Together and provide all students with the opportunity to test every Tuesday from 8 am-3:30 pm.

This year we will continue to stand by our commitment to having a transformative impact in the lives of all students as we seek to provide engaging daily instruction that is both rigorous and relevant. We will continue to provide students with opportunities to address academic deficiencies and build numeracy and literacy skills. We will also continue implementing initiatives to promote teaching and learning and engage all stakeholders in educating our students.

I am excited about all that this new school year has to offer and look forward to working collectively as a family to ensure that our students are provided with the best educational experience possible and that they become critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and the best version of themselves.

I look forward to building relationships with all stakeholders throughout this year and encourage you to become active members of the PTA and the Prairie Dog family. It is going to be a fantastic year.

With Appreciation,

Ron Thomas
Pioneer Elementary School