Donna Lesher
Elementary School Principal
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2022 ABC Final Countdown

Good Afternoon:

Welcome back Coyote Parents and Guardians! The 2021-2022 school year is just around the corner. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The start of a new school year is always exciting and this year is no exception. Having your child/ren back full time in the building is the beginning of the return to some sense of normalcy. We look forward to watching our students share, play and learn with their teachers and classmates. The safety and well-being of our staff and students remains a priority. While masks are required, the teachers will schedule several mask breaks every day. The following is a great link to assist you in talking with your child/ren about COVID in simple terms.

The district has several supports in place to address students’ emotional needs. Please watch for information from Ms. Mallory Zolinas, our guidance counselor, Ms. Emily Chau, our representative from Atlantic Care, and Ms. Heather Costello from the Youth Advocacy Program. If you have an immediate need or concern, please email them.

Ms. Zolinas’ email:
Ms. Chau’s email:
Ms. Costello’s email:

The PBIS Team and the PTA are preparing for opening day excitement centered on the One District, One Book program with the novel titled The One and Only Ivan. A special event will follow on Friday, September 10, 2021!

We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. If you need assistance prior to September 15th, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

As many of you know, we have a very active and supportive Parent Teacher Association. You will be receiving information about joining this worthwhile organization. For a one-time fee of $5.00, the PTA sponsors many daytime and evening events. Please consider supporting the PTA this year.

Sincere wishes for a safe, healthy and productive school year.


Donna M. Lesher