I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Baywood Elementary, the home to over 300 wonderful students and families from preschool to fifth grade. Baywood is a unique neighborhood school where we offer a number of engaging educational programs. Students may be exploring and building in our "Makerspace" lab or getting their hands dirty with STEAM activities outside in our garden. We are committed to provide academic excellence where we are meeting the needs of all of our students.
Starting in Fall 2020, our incoming Kindergarten class will be transitioning to a dual immersion- Spanish and English program. We are so excited for this opportunity for our students! Instruction will be 90% in Spanish and 10% in English. As that cohort of students advance to 1st grade, they will learn 80% in Spanish and 20% in English, 2nd grade 70% Spanish, 30% English, and so on, until a 50%/50% Spanish/English ratio is reached in 4th and 5th grade.
Our hard working teachers and staff work together to provide a quality education for each and every student. They are dedicated to developing relationships with each student while also making learning fun and engaging where students love to come to school!
We welcome parents as an important part of their child's educational journey. We love having volunteers and community support and involvement. Together we make a great team to ensure students' success. We encourage you to join the PTA and invite you to be an active part of your child's education.
Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. We look forward to partnering with you for a great school year.
Employee Code of Conduct
This code of conduct guides professional conduct with professional and ethical implications. It embraces the fundamental belief that the student is the foremost reason for the existence of the profession. Professional educators promote the development of character and civic responsibility of learners to explore ideas, to develop skills, and to acquire knowledge necessary to be contributing members of society.
Professional educators advocate for the practice of equity by assuring equal access to educational opportunities for each individual. They recognize and address the uniqueness of each student and provide the appropriate educational supports and personalization of the educational experience.
#2: MUTUAL RESPECT
Professional educators respect the inherent dignity and worth of each individual. Educators deal considerately and justly with each student and seek to resolve problems.
Professional educators promote and respect diverse cultures by honoring and valuing individual differences and supporting the strengths of all individuals. They have the responsibility to present facts and provide access to all points of view without distortion, bias, or personal prejudice.
Professional educators behave in a trustworthy manner by ensuring confidentiality, demonstrating honesty, and maintaining a professional relationship with students at all times. They follow generally recognized professional standards and exercise sound professional judgment.