Principal's Message

Rosalba Martinez, Principal
Rosalba Martinez, Principal

Dear Parents,                                                                                                                               

     Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! My name is Rosalba Martinez and I am your new Principal at Sanchez-Ochoa Elementary School. I have been an educator since 1990. During these 28 years, I have worked as a classroom teacher, a Reading Specialist for U.T. Systems in Austin and an LISD school administrator. For the last 6 years, I was principal at Ligarde Elementary during which I led the school to strong academic and athletic success.

     I look forward to working with you, your child and the teachers to ensure that your child reaches their true potential. In order to make this happen, some restructuring and changes will occur. I ask for your patience and support. Rest assured that the teachers and I focus on producing rigorous and relevant lessons that will allow your child to read, think and write critically. In turn, I ask that you cooperate by doing the following: send your child to school every day, be punctual during arrival and dismissal, follow school rules, be respectful and courteous and become involved in school activities.

     Communication is a key to establishing good parent-school relationships. Please contact us to schedule parent conferences or for any concerns or questions that you may have. Teachers are available for conferences during planning times. We will communicate with you through newsletters, school webpage (, school marquee, phone calls and School Messenger. It is very important that we can contact you in the event of an emergency, so please update student information as it changes.

     Students must follow the dress code all week unless it is a designated spirit day. Blue jeans and school shirt allowed on Spirit Days only.

     Parents are permitted to enter the school building on the first day of school, August 13. For the rest of the school year, only Faculty and Staff will be allowed in the building before 8:00 am. Please note that all visitors will need an ID to enter campus. NO parents allowed on campuses and NO student releases between 3:00 pm-3:30 pm. NO Exceptions!

     The School Day is from 7:45 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Thursdays and 7:45 am to 3:15 pm on Fridays. Breakfast is from 7:30 am-7:50 am daily. Supper Schedule will be sent out as soon as possible.

     We love to celebrate birthdays, however, please schedule them on the last Friday of the month between 2:45 -3:15 pm. Store-bought cupcakes and juice permitted. No candy bags and no homemade goods allowed. In addition, no parents allowed in classrooms but parents may deliver goodies in the office.

     August 9-Meet the Teacher Night and Drop-off supplies 4:00pm-6:00 pm

     August 13-First day of classes 7:45 am through 3:30 pm


     School theme: CELEBRATIONS!

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     I look forward to a wonderful and exciting year!


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