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Ms. San Jose, Principal

Welcome Letter from Ms. San Jose, Principal

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am honored with the continued appointment of Principal at Buchanan Street Elementary and Magnet Center. I look forward in resuming our devoted work in supporting our children in academic success and social development.


We begin our school year with the continued focus on student achievement and plan for even greater student accomplishments.  Of course, we cannot do this without your support.  Encourage your child(ren) to do their best every day.  In order to provide students with a safe and respectable learning environment, we are enforcing our  uniform policy.  Every Tuesday dismissal is at 1:25 PM.  All other days of the week dismissal is at 2:30 PM.


Gates and doors open at 7:30 AM.  During the school year, you may drop off your child(ren) after 7:30 AM (and not before) since there is no yard supervision prior. Be sure to drive safely and park carefully for the safety of our students. At the start of each instructional day, the warning bell will ring at 7:58 AM, which is when students are expected to be on campus and lined up in their designated class area.  All students should be at school and ready to learn by 8:00 AM.  Any student arriving after 8:00 AM is considered tardy.  


Each of us is responsible for the hard work set out before us.  In sharing the responsibility of the safety and learning at Buchanan, our children will thrive in every endeavor they experience.  I look forward to an amazing school year, partnered with you and your child.


Bobcat Students, I expect you all to bring your best everyday, support one another in your learning together, and encourage each other to take risks when learning.  We will continue our 3 Bs:  Be safe, Be respectful, Be responsible.  

In closing, please feel free to drop in with questions, concerns, or just a smile. Again, I am excited about the opportunity to support and lead Buchanan to new heights.  Together we can inspire and challenge every child towards success.


At Buchanan we put our P.A.W.S. on learning. We are Productive, Authentic, Welcoming, and Successful.


My Warmest Regards,


Ms. San Jose