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October is Bullying Prevention Month






Choose Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion. Elk Grove Unified recognizes October as Bullying Prevention Month. For more information about the support and services we offer all students, please visit www.egusd.net/students-families/wellness/prevention/

Hispanic Heritage Month

Explore Hispanic  Heritage Month Here         

Constitution Day

“On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation’s history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.”

Visit Constitution Day Website here


Donner PTA Fundraiser – Leatherby’s – Takeout!


Wednesday September 23, 2020 

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Elitha Donner PTA will receive 20% of all sales!

Please stop in if you can for some takeout dinner and ice cream to support Donner PTA.

Just mention Elitha Donner to help your school.

Flyer information is here.


Family Wellness Virtual Series

Family & Community Engagement All students will benefit from programs and services designed to inform and involve family and community partners.

Supporting Student Wellness All students will have an equitable opportunity to learn in a culturally responsive, physically, and emotionally healthy and safe environment.

All workshops will be held via Zoom from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
A confirmation page with the Zoom link will be sent a day before the event to all who register on Eventbrite.

Click on the link below for classes, dates, times & to sign up

Family Wellness Virtual Series




EGUSD Family Resources Online

Visit the EGUSD Family Resources website today!

This website is loaded with answers to your questions about distance learning and how to survive as a family during the pandemic.

Be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions page and the Distance Learning Support page

In Elk Grove Unified, we believe in Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, and Healthy Learning.

We are in the process of building out the pages of this family resources website to include activities, community and social emotional learning resources.


ELK GROVE, Calif. – July 15, 2020 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD), after working closely with the Sacramento County Office of Education, area school district Superintendents, Sacramento County Health Director, Dr. Peter Beilenson, Public Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, received data from Drs. Beilenson and Kasirye on increases in community spread of the coronavirus combined with the inability of the current testing system to support sufficient timely returns of test results if schools were to reopen. In light of these circumstances, District Superintendents in the 13 districts and the County Superintendent, with the support of Drs. Beilenson and Kasirye, have made the determination that schools should open in August/September with a Distance Learning model.


“Based on our collaboration with and updated information from public health officials, and with ongoing support and feedback from our Board of Education and labor partners, we will start our school year in August with our improved Full Distance Learning model,” affirmed Christopher R. Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools. 


He further stated, “Thanks to our community and their valued feedback, we have developed a flexible plan that enables us to respond and adapt effectively to changing health conditions. Based on recent challenges in testing, the inability to receive timely results and the significant rise in confirmed cases, current health conditions warrant a shift back to our Full Distance Learning model. The goal for the entire Elk Grove Unified community is a safe and full return to school when health conditions allow.”


District officials, school administrators and staff will continue to reach out to parents understanding the importance of the safety for our students and staff and the significant impact this will have on the entire community, students, families and staff. The District along with each school will provide parents with more Back-to-School details. Parents are asked to check their emails regularly and their school and District websites for updates, past information and for additional services and resources.


About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.


For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInYouTube and Eventbrite.

EGUSD Press Release

SCOE Press Release

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Xanthi Pinkerton

Director of Communications

Elk Grove Unified School District

9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road

Elk Grove, CA 95624

Phone (916) 686-7732

Elk Grove Unified Asks Parents to Voice Their Preference for Sending Their Child Back to School for the 2020-2021 School Year

Parent Input Survey

Yesterday evening, the Elk Grove Unified School District released a districtwide email asking parents to voice their preference for sending their child back to school for the 2020-2021 school year. In its commitment to serve all of the District’s students and families and by taking every step possible to ensure high quality education is balanced with health and safety, District decision makers are reaching out to identify every parent’s preferences for their child(ren) to return to school in order to more effectively deploy plans to reopen schools within the recommended Sacramento County Public Health recommendations.

Click here to learn more about the survey.

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School Accountability Report Cards Available

The current School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available online at the Elk Grove Unified School District website. Both a long detailed format and a short executive summary are posted for parents to learn more about the schools in our community. Each school’s SARC summarizes the school’s mission, goals, accomplishments, and highlights the school’s unique programs. In addition, state law requires that the SARC contain all of the following: demographic data, school safety and climate for learning information, academic data, school completion rates, class sizes, teacher and staff information, curriculum and instruction descriptions, post-secondary preparation information, fiscal and expenditure data. The federal law requires that SARCs contain reports concerning the “adequate yearly progress” of students in achieving state academic achievement standards; Title I Program Improvement status; graduation rates at the secondary level; and the extent to which “highly qualified” teachers are teaching core academic subjects. A hard copy of these reports can be requested by visiting your child’s school office. Additionally, these reports have been translated in Spanish and Hmong at schools with large populations of families who speak these languages. Any questions regarding the SARCs can be answered by your child’s principal or by contacting Learning Support Services at 686-7712.

Elitha Donner – SARC
Summary Report
Full-Length Report

Summer Reading Resources

Did you know that Elk Grove has a Summer Reading website with tons of resources to help your student keep reading this Summer?

Did you know that you parents and students can sign up for a library card online?

To learn more watch this You Tube video which discusses these resources and how to help your child avoid the “Summer slide”



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