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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.

Web Site Info

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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

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.

Summer School Program at Joseph Kerr Middle School

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

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.

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

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


May 26, 2016 is the last day of school and we will be on Late Start Minimum Day Schedule 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Thursday, May 26th, 7:30-8:45 a.m.


The Promotion Ceremony is a privilege not a right. Only students who meet credit, grade, and discipline requirements will participate in the promotion ceremony.  Promotion Ceremony participation criteria: No student may participate in promotion if they are on the No-Activities List and do not meet the Academic/Citizenship and Behavior Expectations. (See No-Activities List – pg. 28 & Promotion Ceremony and Appeals – pgs. 29-30 in the Kerr Student and Parent Handbook.)

  • Academic/Citizenship Expectation – Students must be in good academic standing. Students can have no more than one F and no more than one U in citizenship on their 4th term report card. To participate in the 8th grade promotion ceremony, students need a minimum total of 100 credits earned during their 7th and 8th grade years. The promotion ceremony is a privilege earned by the students, not a right. Students who have earned 65 or more credits in 8th grade and at least a 2.0 GPA, but have not earned a total of 100 credits over two years may request to have their promotion rights reviewed by a committee including a parent, counselor, and an administrator.
  • Behavior Expectation – Behavior will be monitored up until the day of promotion. Students are expected to maintain appropriate behavior. Students who receive a home suspension the last two weeks of school may not be eligible for promotion activities, practice, or walking in the promotion ceremony.


    Students who do not meet the requirements for participation in the promotion ceremony will be notified in person by their counselor or an administrator by the end of school on Friday, May 20th.   Notification to parents will be made by telephone call.  In addition, a follow-up letter will be given to the student to deliver to the parents at the time of notification.


    Students should dress in appropriate clothing such as dresses, dress shirts, slacks, suits, or other school clothes.  Skirts and dresses must not be shorter than mid-thigh and no strapless or spaghetti straps. No “see-through” or fishnet fabrics. Tuxedos, long formal gowns, and limos are not recommended. The dress code will be strictly enforced.


    Tickets will not be required for admittance. Gates will open at 7:00 a.m. with seating on a first come, first serve basis.  Please do not reserve seats. The ceremony will be held in the quad on the outdoor stage if weather permits. At 7:15 a.m. participating 8th grade students are to be seated in their assigned seats.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Please adhere to promotion etiquette by not whistling or yelling out student names. Please no noise makers and hold applause as directed by the speaker. Families with balloon bouquets must stand in the back. Students will receive their promotion certificate at the ceremony.


    In the event of inclement weather, there will be two Promotion Ceremonies (by alpha) held in the Multipurpose Room.  Due to fire code attendance restrictions, only two guests per student will be allowed to attend in the Multipurpose Room. The Multipurpose Room ceremony will be videotaped and will be available for a nominal fee a week after the ceremony. Parents will be able to sign up for the video. Additional guests will be able to wait in the gymnasium during the ceremonies. Should this be necessary, information will be posted on School Loop, our marquee, and via the automated phone caller system prior to the Promotion Ceremony.


    Our school grounds have limited parking spaces. Additional parking will be available on the basketball courts, at the Community Services District across from the school, and on surrounding public streets. Please honor local businesses by not parking in their parking lots during the ceremony.


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.

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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.


Today: 5/25/16
All Day: Last Day of Zero Period
8:40 AM 8th Grade Promotion Practice

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