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Common Core State Standards Survey

As the Elk Grove Unified School District enters its third year of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), we are seeking your feedback and input on the communications and supports that we are providing families. We will use this information as part of our continuous efforts to improve the communication tools and resources that we provide.

Please take a few minutes of your time to complete the online survey at:

As a reminder, the Common Core State Standards are an updated set of academic standards that have been developed with the intention of unifying learning expectations for students across all states. Common Core State Standards bring strong advantages to students in California and in the United States. First, by unifying the expectations, assessments of educational quality and the federal funding that is based on such assessment will be more equitable. Second, students throughout the United States will be in a better position to compete with students throughout the world for university admission and for jobs in a global market. Finally, these standards define kindergarten through twelfth grade learning that will ensure that students are well prepared for post-secondary education and careers.

With the implementation of the CCSS, California will move from the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessment system to a new system in the 2014-2015 school year. This new system will be referred to as the California Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress (CalMAPP). Within this system, students will take assessments referred to as Smarter Balanced Assessments, which includes shifting from paper-and-pencil tests to computerized assessments starting in the 2014-2015 school year. The new assessments are designed to meet federal and state-level accountability requirements and provide teachers and parents with timely and accurate information to measure and trace individual student growth.

EGUSD will continue to share information about CCSS and the new testing system throughout the school year.

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Back to School Night at Cosumnes River

Dear Cosumnes River Elementary School Families,

Tuesday, August 12 is Back to School Night here at CRES from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

5:30pm – 5:45pm    Principal and PTA presentation to all parents in MP Room

5:50pm – 6:30pm  Classroom presentations #1

6:35pm – 7:00pm  Classroom presentations #2 for those with more than one child (usually smaller so shorter than #1)

Thursday, August 14 is the first day of school.  Breakfast is available beginning at 7:20 in the MP Room.  Classes begin at 7:50 (early K – 6th).  Early K dismisses at 11:10.  Late K begins at 10:45.  Late K – 6th dismissal is at 2:05 in the afternoon.

I am excited about the coming school year and look forward to seeing everyone next week!  The school office is now open (682-2653) or contact Mr. Gulden, Principal, at [email protected] with any questions.



EGUSD’s Superintendent Search Survey

The Elk Grove Unified School District’s (EGUSD) Board of Education invites the community to participate in the process of selecting the next superintendent by taking an online survey.  The survey can be found in English, Spanish, Green Hmong and White Hmong at


The Board has launched a search to find the best superintendent to meet the needs of a diverse and growing district of over 62,000 students and 5,000 employees.  EGUSD is the largest district in Northern California and the 5th largest in the state. In June, Superintendent Steven M. Ladd, Ed.D., announced his retirement as of September 12, 2014. Ladd is the 5th superintendent in the District’s 55 year history.


The information gathered will give guidance to the Board on the attributes that the community feels are important to consider in the next superintendent. In addition, the information provides an opportunity for the Board to receive valuable communication on the direction of the school district. Lastly, the comments, suggestions, and recommendations will be given to the newly selected superintendent as a reflection of EGUSD.


The Board has hired a professional search firm, McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, to assist in finding a new leader for our District.  Representatives from the search firm will lead the community discussion and analyze the survey results. For more information and updates, please visit the EGUSD website at


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