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Students are not allowed to use cell phones on campus. Phones must be turned off before entering the gate (NO SILENT NO VIBRATE! and may not be turned on until exiting the  gate after school gets out. Any phones that are used or ring during the school day will be confiscated.

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Traditional School Hours August Through May


Regular Day Office Hours:

7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Early Dismissal Wednesday Office Hours:

7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Minimum Day Office Hours:

7:30 am to 1:00 pm


 (Attendance Office) 916-686-7736  


(Fax) 916-685-2952

(Office) 916-686-7728

Summer School Program at Joseph Kerr Middle School

Honors/Advanced Placement Informational Meeting




We are holding an informational meeting for all students and parents/guardians who have enrolled or are interested in enrolling in Honors or Advanced Placement courses.  The  Honors/Advanced Placement Informational Meeting will be held on  May 3, 2016 beginning at 5:00 PM in the cafeteria. 


The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • Meet Honors/Advanced Placement teachers and receive specific course information
  • Increase awareness about the Honors/Advanced Placement program at Elk Grove High School
  • Highlight the benefits and advantages to Honors/Advanced Placement course work


An overview of the Honors/Advanced Placement program will be provided in the Small café at 5:00 PM and repeated again at 5:30 PM.  Honors and Advanced Placement teachers will be in the cafeteria from 5:00- 6:00 PM to meet students and provide course specific information. 


This is especially important for students enrolled in Honors English 9 or who are interested in enrolling.  The Honors English 9 teachers will not have a separate meeting as in the past since they will be available on May 3rd.


7th Grade Algebra Readiness Project

Over the next four years, Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) will be engaged in an exciting collaboration with American Institutes for Research (AIR) as part of the Algebra Readiness Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences. Seventh grade students at Joseph Kerr Middle School will be asked to complete a brief survey. The survey will include common questions about students’ social and emotional skills, perseverance in the face of difficulty, and their opinions about mathematics. Below is a link to an informational letter and opt out form. If you are interested in seeing the survey or picking up a copy of the letter, please stop by the front office. Opt out forms are due by May 6, 2016.


507 parent letter AIR Math.pdf

Summer School at Elk Grove High School

Read the attached flyer and then go to Elk Grove High School web site to log in.


Summer School Informational Flyer.pdf

2016 District Parent Survey

Surveys were sent home with each student. Parents have two options to fill out the survey using a #2 pencil or they can go to to complete the online survey located in the yellow area under “What’s Happening in EGUSD – News & Events” section. The online surveys are available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Vietnamese. The survey collection period will end on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Procedures for visiting campus

All Parents, Guardians and Visitors must check in at the front counter in the main office, sign in and get a visitor pass before proceeding further on campus. This includes going to attendance.  Please be prepared to show picture ID.

Annual School Accountability Report Card Notification

Early Dismissals & Campus Visits

 Parents please be prepared to show your drivers license or other valid photo I.D. when entering our main office, picking your student up early from school or when visiting our campus. When students are released from school early they must be picked up by an adult who is listed as a parent, guardian or emergency contact unless other arrangements have been made with an administrator or the office staff.


Students will not be called from class until parents/guardians arrive.  Students may not be signed out after 2:50 PM and 2:15 on Wednesdays due to teachers' closure procedures.


All visitors on campus will be required to enter through the administration office to sign in, have their identification verified and then they will receive a visitor sticker to proceed to various location in the office or on campus.

CAASPP Testing Information

Dear Kerr Families,

The time for CAASPP testing is upon us. In a few short weeks our 7th and 8th graders will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress(CAASPP) test. 7th grade and 8th grade students will be tested on English and Math. 

Beginning Thursday and Friday, April 7th and 8th, all 8th grade students will be taking the Science CST/CMA  .

Due to the technology demands for testing, students will be testing during the period in which they have that class. For example, 8th grade student,Joe Kerr, has English 1st period, Math 4th period, and Science 6th period.

Joe would test the following days:

Science: April 7th and 8th

English: April 18th, April 19th, and April 26th

Math: May 4th, 9th, and 12th

Please note that we have 9 minimum days scheduled with a dismissal time of 1:04 pm.

If you have any questions please contact us at (916) 686-7728.

Attached is an informational letter and testing calendar.

 Kerr CAASPP 2016 Parent Letter and Calendar.pdf


Understanding 2015-16 PSAT Results

Elk Grove High School Accepting AVID Applications

EGHS AVID is accepting applications for AVID 9 for the 2016-2017 school year!


AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  The goal of AVID is to provide the skills  necessary for students to get accepted into and be successful at  a four year college.  The AVID elective course teaches notetaking and organization skills, critical reading and writing strategies, team building, and supports the student’s other academic courses.  AVID students enroll in rigorous courses such as honors and AP courses. The AVID elective provides support for students who are taking these courses.


The AVID student profile is:


Students with Academic Potential:

• Average to high test scores

• GPA of 2.5 and above

• College potential with support

• Desire and determination


Meets one or more of the following criteria:

• First generation college student

• Historically underserved in four-year colleges

• Low income

• Special circumstances


If you feel that the AVID program is right for you, please apply by clicking on the following link.  Once your application is screened you will be notified about the interview process.

If you have any questions please contact Anne Webster, EGHS AVID Coordinator, at

CAHSEE Communication

To All Parents, Students and Former Students:


We want to reach out to you to share important news about a new law that suspends the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) for the classes of 2016-2018 and allows students from the classes of 2006-2015, who met all graduation requirements, with the exception of CAHSEE, to receive their diploma.


More than 350 former students from across the district have been identified as eligible for a diploma.  Although the CAHSEE requirement was enacted in 2004, it first pertained to graduates from the class of 2006.   We are working to contact each eligible former student; however,  some may have moved and/or we may not have contact information.


Should you know of a former EGUSD student who could be eligible, please have them contact the registrar at the last high school they attended to inquire. The school’s registrar will take their name and will research that student’s record. After the registrar confirms that the student has met all local and state graduation requirements that were applicable at the time he or she completed grade twelve, the high school will then issue the student a new transcript and a high school diploma.  Diplomas will be available for issuance starting in late January 2016.

New Attendance Autodialer

Starting January 15th, 2016, Kerr Middle School will be using a new automated calling system. This new system will be calling you on your home and cell phones when your child is absent from school and the absence has not been cleared. Calls will be made at multiple times during the day to ensure that you are contacted. If you receive one of these phone calls, please contact your school during regular school hours to ensure they have correct right information regarding your child's absence.


As a reminder, when you child is going to be absent, please let the school know first thing in the morning so that you don’t receive any unnecessary calls

Joseph Kerr LCAP Survey and Information

Dear Joseph Kerr Community!


We want your input regarding our Local Control Accountability Plan.  Please complete the attached survey (follow the link below) and let us know your thoughts/wants/needs for the upcoming school year.  We want to incorporate your input as we develop our 2016 - 2017 accountability plan.   Complete the survey no later than Friday, December 11th.

Thank you so much again for all you do!!!


LCAP Survey


LCAP Overview Presentation

JKMS LCAP Overview.pdf


Dawnelle Maffei, Principal

Parent Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering at Joseph Kerr Middle School? We have some great opportunities to help! Please fill out the attached Parent Volunteer Survey and have your student return it to their first period teacher or the main office. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Faulkner (916) 686-7728.


Volunteer Survey 2015-2016.pdf

Win Free Popcorn for a year

Celebrate Kerr's 50th Anniversary with a Brick

Earn Free books for the Library

The library needs your help!  We are collecting Sunny Delight labels (the barcode) to earn free books for the library.  We have until Thanksgiving Break to collect as many as we can, so please help if you or anyone you know drinks Sunny D!  

News Bulletins


2016 Summer School at Kerr is open to all current 7th graders. See attached registration form. If you have any questions regarding Summer School, please contact the Summer School Principal, Matthew Kempen at (916) 686-7728.



Office Hours


April 19-21, 2016       7:30 am-2:00 pm

April 26-28, 2016       7:30 am-2:00 pm

May 3-5, 2016            7:30 am-2:00 pm


April 7, 2016 - CST Science (Regular Day Schedule)

April 8, 2016 - CST Science (Regular Day Schedule)

April 11, 2016 - CST Science Make-up (Regular Day Schedule)

April 12, 2016 - CST Science Make-up (Regular Day Schedule)

April 18, 2016 - SBAC ELA Classroom Activity (Regular Day Schedule)

April 19, 2016 - SBAC ELA (Testing Minimum Day - Dismissal 1:04 p.m.)

April 20, 2016 - SBAC ELA (Testing Minimum Day - Dismissal 1:04 p.m.)

April 21, 2016 - SBAC ELA (Testing Minimum Day - Dismissal 1:04 p.m.)

April 26, 2016 - SBAC ELA (Testing Minimum Day - Dismissal 1:04 p.m.)

April 27, 2016 - SBAC ELA (Testing Minimum Day - Dismissal 1:04 p.m.)

April 28, 2016 - SBAC ELA (Testing Minimum Day - Dismissal 1:04 p.m.)

May 3, 2016 - SBAC Math (Testing Minimum Day - Dismissal 1:04 p.m.)

May 4, 2016 - SBAC Math (Testing Minimum Day - Dismissal 1:04 p.m.)

May 5, 2016 - SBAC Math (Testing Minimum Day - Dismissal 1:04 p.m.)

May 9, 2016 - SBAC Math Classroom Activity (Regular Day Schedule)

May 10, 2016 - SBAC Math (Regular Schedule)

May 12, 2016 - SBAC Math (Regular Day Schedule)

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Dress Code Clarification

Specifically, the students at Joseph Kerr Middle School are expected to abide by the following dress code:


 No undergarments showing.
 No holes, rips or frays higher than mid-thigh.
 No “sagging pants”.
 No “short shorts” or “short skirts.” Shorts, skirts and dresses must not be shorter than mid-thigh.
 No pajamas except for flannel pajama bottoms during designated spirit days.
 Belts must be tucked around the waist.


 No undergarments showing (including clear bra straps).
 No bare midriffs: tops must completely cover the skin and overlap the waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts. When arms are
raised above the student’s head, if the garment does not fall naturally below the midriff area, the student is in violation.
 No low cut tops.
 No “see-through” or fishnet fabrics.
 No halter tops, strapless tops, off the shoulder tops, or bra-like tops.
 No muscle shirts.


 Shoes must be worn at all times.
 No house slippers, or “wheelies” are allowed.

Kerr's 50th Anniversary

Click on the WEB STORE Button below to donate to Joseph Kerr's 50th Anniversary.


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