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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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Daily Office Hours


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

Open Enrollment 2015 - 2016

EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools


On January 20, 2015, the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education gave staff direction to open enrollment at seven middle schools and seven high schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  The Open Enrollment Request Form will be available and posted on the District’s website and available at all EGUSD schools.


Open Enrollment Request Forms for students currently enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted for the following middle schools: Harriet Eddy, Edward Harris, Samuel Jackman, Joseph Kerr, Elizabeth Pinkerton, James Rutter and T.R. Smedberg.


Open Enrollment Request Forms for students currently enrolled in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grades for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted for the following high schools: Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Sheldon and Valley.


Parents are invited to attend informational open enrollment meetings at 6:30 p.m. on January 28 at Monterey Trail High School in the multipurpose room or at 6:30 p.m. on February 2 at Sheldon High School in the multipurpose room.


To apply for Open Enrollment, parents/guardians should complete one Open Enrollment Request Form for each student. Parents can get the form from schools, by calling the Secondary Education office at (916) 686-7706 or going online to


For the form to be accepted, the completed form must be postmarked or delivered to the Secondary Education Office at the Robert L. Trigg Center at 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015.  Late request forms will not be considered.


In addition, in order for the request to be accepted, the address on the request form must MATCH the address that is listed with the District.  Parents/guardians can verify that their address listed with the District is correct or change it by contacting their child’s school.


Open enrollment is open to all secondary students who live within the District’s boundaries as of January 1, 2015.  The District reserves the right to limit the number of students transferring into or out of any schools.


Parents/guardians of students granted an Open Enrollment Transfer are responsible for providing transportation for the student to and from school.  EGUSD will not provide transportation for these students.  Open Enrollment Agreements apply only to the student submitting the application.  It does not include siblings.


Students currently enrolled at a middle or high school on Open Enrollment, who intend to continue at their current school, DO NOT need to reapply for Open Enrollment.


No elementary schools are included in Open Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.


Questions can be directed to the Secondary Education office at (916) 686-7706.

Open Enrollment Request Forms


Open Enrollment Flyer English.pdf                

Open Enrollment Application English.pdf 

Open Erollment Flyer Hmong.pdf                 

Open Enrollment Form Green Hmong.pdf

Open Enrollment Application White Hmong.pdf 

Open Enrollment Flyer Spanish.pdf               

Open Enrollment Application Spanish 15-16.pdf  

Open Erollment Flyer Vietnamese.pdf         

Open Enrollment Application Vietnamese.pdf 


Information meeting will be held from 6;30 to 7:70 p.m. on:


January 28, 2015                          Monterey Trail High School

                                                       Multipurpose Room

                                                       8661 Power Inn Road


February 2, 2015                          Sheldon High School

                                                       Multipurpose Room

                                                       8333 Kingsbridge Drive


Joseph Kerr Middle School LCAP 2014-2015

In June of 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law one of the most significant changes to the way California’s school districts are funded. This new system – the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) – changes the way the State of California allocates funds to school districts. The LCFF provides base funding for all students as well as supplemental and concentration funding to support students from low income families, English Learners and foster youth. The LCFF went into effect as of July 1, 2013.

Under the new funding rules, school districts and individual schools are required to adopt a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that describes the actions, services and expenditures that support student growth. The LCAP clarifies how programs/services will be measurably improved in quantity or quality, proportionate to the increase in funding. It also requires the engagement of parents, staff, students and other stakeholders in the building of the LCAP. The LCAP is a three year plan that must be adopted by July 1, 2014, and updated each year.

Joseph Kerr Middle School is seeking input for our parent community regarding LCAP funding priorities.  Please review the attached DRAFT of our 2014 – 2015 LCAP plan and let us know your thoughts.  Please email Dawnelle Maffei, Principal before January 26, 2016.  If you would like to comment in person, please attend our upcoming School Site Council Meeting on January 26, 2014 at 3:20PM in our Library.

JKMS LCAP 2014-2015.pdf

Safe Winter Driving

Please read the information contained in the link below.


Driving Safely in Winter.pdf

Elk Grove High School Registration Nights

Incoming 10th grade (current 9th graders)       

Monday January 26th 3:30-6:00


Incoming 11th grade (current 10th graders)     

Monday February 23rd 3:30-6:00pm


Incoming 12th grade (current 11th graders)     

Individual Junior conferences during month of February


      Incoming 9th Grade     

March 3rd A-L 6-8

March 4th M-Z 6-8


Counselors will visit English classes at Kerr to discuss programs/classes/registration on Thursday Feb 26th


Lunchtime program preview is scheduled for Thursday February 19th for electives/academies/programs to attend during lunch at Kerr to promote programs.

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!  

Happy 50th Birthday, Joseph Kerr Middle School

Celebration date will be April 24, 2015 Mark your calendars.

Happy 50th Birthday.pdf

Old Yearbooks on Sale

Old Kerr Yearbooks are now for sale for $10 each.

The following years are available: 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2002,


But two for $15 in Student Activities Center!!!


Business Ads and 8th grade Ads are also for sale to be put in the 50th Anniversary Yearbook.

Rates for space are:

1/8 of a page for $40

¼ of a page for $80

½ of a page for $100


Email: to place your order today! 

Common Core State Standards Survey

News Bulletins

Extended Day Session 2 2014-2015
Extended Day Session 2

February 2, 2015 through March 31, 2015 Continue
Posted by: Sue Faulkner
Published: 1/27/15

EGUSD Offers Open Enrollment at 14 Secondary Schools
EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools


On January 20, 2015, the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education gave staff direction to open enrollment at seven middle schools and seven high schools for the ... Continue
Posted by: Sue Faulkner
Published: 1/21/15

8th Grade Disneyland Trip March 13-15, 2015
Attached is the information and permission slip for the 8th grade Disneyland trip March 13-15, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Debra Gesler, Activities Director at (916) 686-7728. Continue
Posted by: Sue Faulkner
Published: 1/14/15

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Dress Code Clarification

Not Appropriate for school:


1.  Flip flops

2.  Tank tops or sleeveless shirts on boys

3. Short shorts with leggings underneath

4.  Sheer or lacey tops (see through) even with a shirt underneath.

Pants/shorts may not have any holes above mid thigh.  Any holes in the pants/short above mid thigh must have a covering on the inside permanently attached.

Kerr's 50th Annaversary

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


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Early Dismissals & Campus Visits

 Parents please be prepared to show your drivers license or other valid photo I.D. when 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.


Also, 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 enter campus.