Starlight Elementary

Principal's Message

Mrs. Casillas

Dear Starlight Families,

Welcome Back to the 2020-21 school year! We have been working with our Leadership Team to move the 1st day of school from August 6, 2020, to August 10, 2020.  The start date will be confirmed this Friday, in the weekly communication.  If this is confirmed, we will change the 2020-21 Instructional Calendar and add October 9, 2020, and June 4, 2021 as student days.

Students will begin with "Virtual Learning". This learning model is mandatory for all districts in our county at this time. For those of you that experienced virtual learning in the spring, I assure you that it will look very different. Teachers are better prepared to deliver grade level instruction using grade level curriculum and standards. I know many of you are working families and are anticipating the challenges of your student learning from home. As a parent of school-aged children, I completely understand. We will do our best to create a positive experience for our students. Thank you, in advance, for your patience, flexibility and support as we work through the challenges together. I look forward to the return of students, in person, when it is safe to do so. Please view our Welcome Back video.

What is "Virtual Learning"?

Virtual learning is learning from home. Students connect with their teacher by logging in to a virtual classroom using a district issued Chromebook or personal device. Teachers provide live online instruction daily as well as independent work for students to complete on their own.

Virtual "Meet the Teacher" Night

Your child's teacher will send an email with a link to join a virtual meeting on Friday, August 7th. This is an opportunity to get acquainted with virtual learning expectations.

Use the link provided by your child's teacher to login at the following times on Friday, August 7th:

TK/Kindergarten: 5:20-5:55 pm

1st-5th Grade:      6:00-6:25 pm (session 1)

                               6:30-6:55 pm (session 2)

School Communication

All school and teacher communication will be sent through the Parent Square communication system. Please check your email often for important information. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 - 4:00 p.m. If you have questions, you can call the front office at (951) 456-1776. Check our website at

Chromebook and Textbook Drive-Through Distribution

Stop by Starlight during your child's designated time to pick up necessary learning materials:

Click HERE if you need a Chromebook. 

Wednesday, August 5th


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1st Grade

12:30-1:30 p.m.

2nd Grade

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 6th 

3rd Grade

10:00-11:00 a.m.

4th Grade

11:30-12:30 p.m.

5th Grade

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Friday August 7th 

Make-Up Day - all grades

8:00-3:00 p.m. 


Despite the obstacles of our current situation, I am proud to serve as the principal of Starlight Elementary. I look forward to building a relationship with each student and their families. You are welcome to email me directly at any time at You can also reach out to our amazing assistant principal, Alison Shrive at We are here to serve YOU!


Mrs. Casillas