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Principal's Message


August 10, 2022


Dear Mary Fay Families,


Welcome to the 2022-23 school year. We look forward to reconnecting with familiar faces and meeting our new families. I am writing this letter in preparation for the year ahead.


Drop-off and student arrival on campus starts at 7:20 am. We cannot have students on campus until we have supervision for them. Do not drop students off earlier than that time; campus gates will be locked until 7:20 am. Pickup time is promptly after the end of day for the corresponding grade level.


Drop-off and pick up will occur on the sidewalk of the drop-off loop; please see  the attached map. Please drive slowly and cautiously through the loop as some children and adults will be walking from the parking lot. It is appreciated by all if you have your children ready to unload and load from the vehicle quickly. This keeps the line flowing smoothly. We do have three different start and end times (see our bell schedule) which will help spread out the flow of traffic. 


Busses will run in the morning and afternoon for families in the qualified bussing ranges. Complete a transportation application if you are interested in bussing. Bus drop-off and pick up is located behind the campus gates. Please, be mindful of busses coming and going through the driveway; they need some room to maneuver.


For students old enough to bike to school, there is a bike rack located at the front sidewalk.  


We will not be allowing parents on campus during the first days of school. If you walk your child up to the gate, you will need to say your goodbyes at the gate. We will have staff members to guide and direct students to the class lineup areas. Kindergarten students will go to the kindergarten yard. All other students will go to the basketball courts on campus to find their teachers' line up area.


Our Meet and Greet will be held on Friday, August 12. Class rosters will be posted at the entrance of the school.  You will be able to meet your teacher(s) and see the location of the classroom(s). See link for schedule.


We are still following the COVID protocols we had in Spring including quarantine and isolation procedures. Our school nurse has the most up to date information on this topic. The school will be providing home test kits at Meet and Greet and can continue to supply test kits for students if an exposure or illness occurs. At the time of writing this letter, Mary Fay Pendleton is not under an indoor mask mandate. We follow the directives of Fallbrook Union Elementary School District and the legal requirements of K-12 schools in San Diego, California. Communication will go out if changes occur. 


I look forward to seeing our returning students and meeting our new families. The whole staff is excited to welcome you to the 2022-23 school year.


Very Respectfully,



Brian Frost, Principal

Mary Fay Pendleton School