9500 Seven Locks Road Bethesda, MD 20817 
August 2, 2019

Dear Seven Locks Families

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Summer is a wonderful time to recharge and reflect. I have enjoyed spending time working closely with our new assistant principal, Mr. Ajamian preparing for another amazing school year. We want to take some time to share important information that will help you prepare for the next school year. I will begin the school year on child care leave. Effective August 7, 2019, Dr. Peter Bray will be covering for me in my absence. Dr. Bray is a retired elementary school principal having served at Broad Acres Elementary School and Belmont Elementary School. Many families, staff, and students in Montgomery County Public Schools have thrived under Dr. Bray’s leadership, and I know you will appreciate the opportunity to work with him. As the school year begins, please direct questions to Dr. Bray and Mr. Ajamian. I look forward to returning towards the beginning of the second marking period. We hope you enjoy time as a family during the last weeks of summer. We can’t wait for another year full of building relationships, learning, growth and fun.

Please take time to review the entire “Welcome Back to School” packet, as there is quite a bit of information inside to get your family started for the school year. The welcome letter and attachments include:

• Information about school hours, arrival and attendance 
• Teacher assignment information 
• Details about opening school events 
• Updates on Seven Locks Elementary School (SLES) staff 
• Reminders about visitors 
• Information about volunteering 
• Information about student celebrations 
• Details about the first day of school 
• Important reminders about arrival and dismissal 
A form to let the school know about dismissal plans for your child(ren) 
The 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) calendar 
The 2019-2020 SLES school supply list 
A letter from MCPS Department of Transportation regarding bus expectations with SLES bus routes pick-up and drop-off times 
The cafeteria menu for the first week of school, MCPS Cafeteria News and payment information 
The annual notification for directory information and student privacy