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Principal's Message

  • Hello Cypress Parents and Guardians,

    It is with the greatest enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year at Cypress Elementary. This is the most unprecedented school opening that any of us have ever had, or probably will ever experience. We begin this year with 100% Face-to-Face learning, which is why our priority and focus continues to be on the safety and overall welfare of all stakeholders for a positive learning experience. I assure you that this school year will look much different than last school year’s move to eLearning. I want to assure you that we will continue to soar, elevate and enhance our academic excellence because at Cypress, we are setting the stage for success!

    For returning families, I look forward to seeing you all and continuing to serve you, and the entire Cypress community. For families new to Cypress, I am excited to meet you and your child, and know that we are all here to support your child in transitioning to our amazing school. Our staff and school community are all committed to providing the best educational experience for your child at Cypress regardless of the circumstance. I ask that you let us know how we can help!

    I am very happy to announce that Cypress Elementary continues to a “B” rated school and we are super proud of the work that takes place each day. Every day at Cypress we are committed to excellence and preparing your child for the global society. Research has identified many 21st century skills that our students need in order to be successful in life. Some of these skills include critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving and ethics, and accountability.

    We are excited to build on our work in language acquisition and literacy with a focus on strengthening our students’ skills in having collaborative conversations with the implementation of our safety protocols for social distancing and use of facial coverings. This instructional focus, along with continued implementation of character development will be sure to have a positive impact on your child’s educational experiences and growth!

    We cannot do the work without you, parents, and each year we strive to strengthen our home-school partnership and encourage all of you to see it as a goal to become more engaged in our Cypress Elementary community. Attend a SAC (School Advisory Council) meeting, become a volunteer, or join us at a school event virtually! We are so fortunate to have a wonderful parent community, and your support makes a HUGE difference. Thank you all for your commitment in helping make Cypress an amazing place to “B” for students to grow and learn!

    The Cypress Elementary team is ready and back to assist you in any which way we can. We are eagerly preparing for the return of our students on the first day of school, August 18th. If you haven’t done so already, please take the time to visit our schools website at and follow us on twitter @CypressBCPS.

    Have the best start Cypress! Here we go!

    Luckiest Principal,

    Vanessa Schnur