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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.

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 2:00 pm

          (Attendance) 916-686-7736  

(Office) 916-686-7728

(Fax) 916-685-2952

Booster Club Spring Paper Drive

Family Night Out

Joseph Kerr Booster Club

Family Night Out Flyer.pdf

News Bulletins

AVID 8 News - TERM 4
AVID NEWS:  Term 4 is always a very exciting time for our AVID 8 class.  This time of year finds the students researching the 3 different college experiences:  the CA community colleges, the CSU system, and the UC system.  Our ... Continue
Posted by: Sue Faulkner
Published: 4/10/14

Smarter Balanced Field Test
Smarter Balanced Field Test As you may already know, we, along with thousands of schools across California, are participating in a field test of a modern assessment system designed to help shape teaching and learning in the classroom. Known as the... Continue
Posted by: Sue Faulkner
Published: 4/2/14

8th Grade Year End Letter
8th grade students participated in an assembly on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 regarding year end activites, requirements and expectations for participation. Attached is the letter that went home with students. Please read this letter, s... Continue
Posted by: Sue Faulkner
Published: 3/19/14


EGUSD parents interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards are invited to attend four informational nights being held in the coming months at the district office.  The evening events will offer parents an opportunity to learn more about the CCSS from Elk Grove Unified’s curriculum experts, who will provide training and answer questions. The dates, times and topics of the informational meetings are outlined in the attached flyer.  Refreshments will be provided.

Common Core State Standards Parent Night

Common Core Parent Night Homong

Common Core Parent Night Spanish

Common Core Parent Night Vietnamese


Getting to the Core of the Matter

The Elk Grove Unified School District is committed to ensuring that our staff, parents and students understand the changes taking place with the Common Core State Standards. To further these efforts, the District has developed a new newsletter “Getting to the Core of the Matter” that will be distributed monthly from now through April. Please click on the pdf below to read the first volume of Getting to the Core of the Matter.    





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Llegando a Conocer lo Principal Concierne

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Elk Grove está comprometido en asegurar que nuestro personal, los padres y los estudiantes comprendan los cambios que están pasando en las Normas Comunes e Importantes del Estado. Para adelantar estos esfuerzos, el Distrito ha desarrollado un boletín de publicación llamado “Llegando a Conocer lo Principal Concierne,” y será distribuido mensualmente desde ahora hasta agosto. Por favor haga clic en el documento pdf de enseguida para leer el primer volumen de Llegando a Conocer lo Principal Concierne.



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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.

Railroad Safety Information for Parents


Today: 4/16/14
All Day: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

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Webmaster: Gaile Heieck

Phone: (916) 686-7728


Lunch Schedule

Bell Schedule

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.