Welecome Back to Bay Laurel! We are excited for the beginning of the new school year and are looking forward to wonderful learning experiences with our students and families.
Greetings Bay Laurel Community -
This is Principal Scifres with your weekend message. Thank you families and faculty for a wonderful Back to School Night! Your participation in your child's education is appreciated and we hope you had an enjoyable and informative evening. Starting this Monday, all traffic rules will be enforced. For the safety of our kids, please pay attention to the following guidelines: For Journeys and Kindergarten students, please pull all the way to the Kindergarten sign by the dolphin. For students in grades 1-5, don't forget to pull past the dolphin to the end of the car line. Remember for all grades that children must exit the car on the curbside only and remember to not leave your car at anytime while in the car line. Journeys and Kindergarten families, if you'd like to walk your child to the Kinder yard, please park in the lower lot.
Parents, beginning Monday we ask that all individuals coming on campus check-in with the office and receive a visitor's sticker. For safety reasons, no one will be permitted on campus without a Bay Laurel visitor's pass during school hours.
It was great to see all of our students who wore their Bay Laurel spirit wear today. Remember that every Tuesday is college apparel and every Friday is spirit day at Bay Laurel!
Congratulations to all on an exciting, successful first three days of school.
It is the philosophy of the Bay Laurel staff and parents that children are unique in their needs, ability to learn, and the contributions they can make to the school and community. We are committed to providing each child with an educationally challenging experience that best promotes intellectual, social, and emotional development. We will empower each child to achieve academic excellence in an emotionally safe environment which attends to individual needs while also encouraging productive collaboration. In order for optimal learning and growth to occur, we will encourage students to assume greater responsibility for their learning and for themselves under the guidance of dedicated teachers and parents.
Greetings Bay Laurel community! I am thrilled to be serving as your principal for the 2015-16 school year. I've had the pleasure of being a part of the Las Virgenes School District since I was five years old as a student over at White Oak Elementary. It is a joy to serve you and LVUSD as we all continue to foster a districtwide commitment to universal student achievement.
Prior to coming to Bay Laurel, I spent time at both LVUSD high schools, Agoura and Calabasas. At Agoura I taught English for all grades and spent time coaching both the boys and girls Varsity Basketball teams. At Calabasas I worked as the Vice Principal and oversaw the performing arts, ASB student government, and led various other instructional and intervention leadership projects. In my free time, I try to spend all of it with my wife Mary and our two children Ava and Harper (pictured right). They are all very excited to be Dolphins next year!
This is truly an exciting time to begin my journey at Bay Laurel. As you know, our mission at Bay Laurel is to provide an educationally engaging experience that best promotes intellectual, social, and emotional development. We look forward to providing that experience by utilizing positive collaborative relationships, promoting self-esteem, and modeling life-long learning. In 2015-16, our efforts in fulfilling this mission will be assisted through LVUSD's Forward Learning, a program centered around personalizing learning in the classroom. Bay Laurel is excited to be at the forefront of a project incorporating academic skills that will allow our students to successfully navigate the 21st century world.
I speak for the entire staff when I say how excited we are to be working with our wonderful families. Our team is committed to promoting sustained success for all students and we look forward to working with you throughout the upcoming school year.