Welcome to our new school year!  We are ready to greet you and your children as we embark in the fabulous journey of learning once again.  This school year, our elementary school (PK - 5) will start off with 90 new students. On Monday, August 20, we welcomed our new families with a special orientation and they are eager to meet returning families.  We invite you to reach out those who are new to our community, develop new friendships and learn from each other.

The starting of a new school year can come with great anticipation, excitement, wonder and perhaps a bit of worry.  You can help so that the transition back to school is positive by setting bedtime routines, reading daily, involving your children in getting items ready (see list here), having playdates with friends, and listening to their thoughts about their next year.  Do not hesitate to contact your child’s counselor if you have any concerns or would like support.  This year, Ms. Tanya de Duran Ballen (tduran@cotopaxi.k12.ec)  will be the counselor for Grades PK - 1, and Mr. Sam Craytor (scraytor@cotopaxi.k12.ec)  is our new counselor in elementary who will be working with Grades 2-5.

Information for this week:

School Starts on Tuesday, August 21 for Grades 1-12.

  • Drop off time is between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

  • Pick up time is at 3:00 p.m. (Gr. 1-12)

PK and K begin school on August 27 with a visit in their classes with parents

  • The first day of regular school for PK and K is August 28

  • PK and K parents should have received a call for a home visit.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Summer Reading - We will collect colored Cougars this week through Thursday.  Children who have completed the summer reading goal will have the chance to select books to be donated to a local school with low resources.

Every year, parents have the opportunity to volunteer to support homeroom teachers as parent representatives.  If you are interested, or would like more information, please let your homeroom teacher know. Here’s a link to our parent representative guidelines.

Paola de Pereira
ES Principal