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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

8th Grade Disneyland Trip - March 11-13, 2016

Assembly about the Impact of Social Media and Child Safety

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Special Agent Scott A. Schofield from the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be presenting an informational assembly on the Impact of Social Media and Child Safety.   This assembly will review the concerns of online relationships, the dangers of chat rooms and how online relationships aren’t why they seem.  The main point is students need to refrain from “chatting” with people they don’t know - but, more importantly, never agree to meet in person with someone they met on online.  The overall emphasis of this presentation is how to use self-control and awareness to make responsible decisions online.


Special Agent Schofield is from the Sacramento area and has been with the FBI for 11 years.  He has worked in White Collar Crimes in Los Angeles, and Crimes Against Children for the last five years in the Sacramento Office.


All parent/guardians are invited to attend this special assembly on Thursday, February 11, 2016.  The first assembly will run from 8:30 to 9:30AM and the second assembly from 9:30 – 10:30AM (these are approximate times) in the MP Room at Joseph Kerr Middle School. 

Understanding 2015-16 PSAT Results

Open Enrollment Has Started

Open Enrollment will run from Wednesday, January 20 through Friday, February 5th.


Please find attached, in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, the Open Enrollment Application Request Form and Flyer.  


A parent meeting to describe Open Enrollment will be held on Monday, January 25 at Harriet Eddy Middle School in the Multipurpose Room, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.


Application Form District Wide 16-17 English.pdf

Flyer Announcement 2016-17 English.pdf


Application Form District Wide 16-17 Spanish.pdf

Flyer Announcement 2016-17 Spanish.pdf


Application Form District Wide 16-17 Vietnamese.pdf

Flyer Announcement 2016-17 Vietnamese.pdf



Help Support Kerr Booster Club by participating in our Joseph Kerr Fund Raising Night!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

4:00-8:00 p.m.

Panera Bread Bakery – Cafe

8519 Bond Road

Elk Grove, CA  95624


Joseph Kerr Booster Fund Raising Night Panera Bread 2-11-16.pdf




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

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.

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.

 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.

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!  

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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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