Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Cook Students and Family Members,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! This year is a historic school year, as we launch the year virtually, due to the worldwide pandemic. Despite the challenging circumstances, Cook is a good place to be! Our teachers, whether in person or on Zoom, are exemplary educators who will guide, teach and support your children through this coming year! We are excited to welcome our new TK and Kinder students, transfers, and returning students and families!

At Cook Elementary, we believe in the possibilities of each student and provide learning experiences that will challenge students and help them grow! This year, we welcome parents as our partners in schooling your children. While you will provide the “classroom” in your home, the teachers will provide the instruction. Your support in creating the expectation of consistency of attendance and work completion is critical to maintain continued learning that will smoothly transition into hybrid instruction at school, once we are able to return to Cook classrooms.

At Cook School, we understand that the support of parents and families brings strength to our school community. We normally encourage Cook family members to be involved in the life of our school through volunteering, involvement in committees or parent education opportunities.  For now, due to the regulations due to the pandemic, we cannot have volunteers on campus. Once we move into traditional schooling after the pandemic, we will welcome parent volunteers on campus with open arms. Committees and parent education will continue, however all meetings will take place virtually on Zoom. More information to come!

We were thrilled to see all the children and families attend their Time with Teachers appointment, in order to receive materials and information to begin the school year strong! Family commitment like this is one of the key components that makes Cook a great school!

Communication has never been more important during this time in history. PLEASE upload the Parent Square app on your phone and check it regularly. I will send a parent newsletter once a week that will share important weekly information. Teachers and the district will also communicate with you via Parent Square.

Should you have any questions or needs at all, please don’t hesitate to call. We are thrilled to be starting our new school year with all our Cook Lions!




Sandi O. Ishii, Principal