Natchez Elementary School
First, I would like to briefly introduce myself for those I have not been fortunate enough to meet yet. My name is Jake Chapin, I have been a part of the community as the Principal at Pyramid Lake Jr/Sr High School through 2020. I finally made my way to Natchez where I intend to help our school grow both educationally and in the community for many years to come!
The students have been great and are rapidly adjusting to the end of summer and start of school. I want to celebrate our Natchez Families as Natchez was just awarded the Parent Teacher Home Visit School of the Year. I have just a few reminders for you. First a reminder that the school is open to students after 8 am each morning! We do not have anyone on duty prior to 8. Breakfast is served until 8:25 so please get students to school in the 8 to 8:25 window. Our new counselor Mrs. Gonzalez is working with classes about good decision making and keeping our hands to ourselves. Please make sure to check grades in infinite campus regularly, teachers are posting weekly and that is a great way to keep up with how your student is performing. We do have conferences the week of October 24-27 and school will excuse at 12:30. Please reach out to your teachers at anytime if you have questions, or we can be of any assistance. Fall Pictures are scheduled for September 29 I want to thank you all for your support and understanding as we navigate another year of unexpected exclusions. If students have been excluded the teacher will provide a packet of work and make contact regularly.
Some parents have asked what they can do at home to help bridge the school and home experience. Take time each night to ask your students how school is going, ask what they are learning, and follow up with discussions on good decision making. One small thing that makes a huge difference is to read with your little mustang every night for just 15-20 minutes. Have them retell the story. Ask them “What was your favorite part” “Who are the main characters?” “What is the setting?” Talk to your students teacher if you want some suggestions on what to read at home.
Lastly on a personal note, I love Natchez and I am so happy to be able to work with your students and our Mustang Families please make sure to call or email me anytime that you need.
Students may arrive on campus NO EARLIER THAN 8:00 am each morning to ensure proper supervision and safety. We are trying breakfast in the cafeteria this year. Kindergarten 1st and 2nd Grade students will go straight to breakfast and 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will go to the playground. The bell will ring at 8:10 signaling students to line up, then the students will go to breakfast.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday school will release at 2:30. We will continue with an Early Release (1:45 dismissal) each Wednesday.
Family/Community Access to Building
Parents and families are encouraged to call the school at 775-351-1902 prior to coming to the school. We are awaiting some final direction as to how to open the year.
Student Drop Off and Pick Up/Transportation
WCSD Transportation will continue to be provided to students that live in areas where transportation had previously been provided. . The routes with times and locations for stops will be published on WCSD website in the days just before school starting.
- Breakfast: The Breakfast period is 15 minutes. Students will have access to hand sanitizer prior to breakfast.
- Lunch: Our daily lunch period is 45 minutes. Hand sanitizer will be available to each student in the classroom and as they enter and exit the lunchroom.
Please be on the lookout for more information regularly as we approach the beginning of school. Information can change daily and we will send out changes as soon as possible. We thank you in advance for your patience and your own efforts in working with us and your students as we collaborate together in this brave new world of education.
Proud to be a Mustang,
1 Hwy 447
Wadsworth, NV 89442
Office: (775) 351-1902
Fax: (775) 575-1888