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School Accountability Report Cards Available


April 1, 2016

School Accountability Report Cards Available

The current School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available online at the Elk Grove Unified School District website at http://www.egusd.net/schools/sarcs/index.cfm. 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, postsecondary preparation information, fiscal and expenditure data.

The federal No Child Left Behind 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.

Eat @ the Habit Burger Grill Wednesday March 30

habit logo

The Elitha Donner PTA is holding a fundraiser at the Habit Burger Grill on Wednesday March 30 from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Enjoy delicious Charburgers, sandwiches, salads and shakes while helping the Donner PTA. Present the HabitFlyer and 20% of your receipt will be donated by the Habit Burger Grill. Check out the Habit menu here.
Habit Hours & Address
Habit on the Map

Automated Attendance Calling System Updates

Starting Monday, March 21st, 2016, Elitha Donner Elementary School will be introducing two new features to the new automated attendance calling system. In addition to calling you on your home and cell phones when your child is absent from school and the absence has not been cleared, we will also include Texts and Email alerts.


Text Messages:  The opt-in process for Text Messaging will take place around 10am on Monday, March 21st, 2016.  You will receive a text asking you if you would like to opt-in to alerts from Elk Grove Unified School District.  Please reply with a Y to opt-in, or do not respond to opt-out.  Opting In will also allow you to receive Text Messaging for other District Notifications, in addition to Attendance Notifications. If you opt-in, and you receive an Attendance Notification via text, please contact your school during regular school hours to ensure they have correct information regarding your child’s absence.


This is what the Opt-In message will look like:

From 675-87

Elk Grove Unified School District alerts.  Reply Y 2 confirm, HELP 4 info.  Msg&data rates may apply.  Msg freq varies. Shoolmessenger.com/txt


Actual Attendance Notifications will look like this:

Elk Grove Unified School District marked your student as absent today. Please contact the School Attendance Office for details about the absence. Thank You


Email Messages:  In addition to the regular phone calls, you will also receive Emails letting you know that your child was absent from school. If you receive an Email, please contact your school during regular school hours to ensure they have the correct information regarding your child’s absence.


This is what the Email message will look like:

Hello, this is a message from Elitha Donner Elementary School calling to inform you that your student <<First Name>> was absent today.  Please contact the Elitha Donner Elementary School office at 916-683-3073 to clear the absence, or send a signed note upon your student’s return to school.  If you have already contacted the school, you may disregard this message.  Thank you.

Eat @ Chili’s – Wednesday March 2nd – Help Donner

Donner Dinner Flyer - Chilis
Let Chili’s do the cooking while they support Elitha Donner Elementary School at the same time. With each flyer presented or displayed on your phone, on Wednesday Chili’s will donate 15% of the event days sales back to Donner.

The Elitha Donner Elementary School Give Back Event is:
March 2, 2016
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
only at:
Elk Grove
7410 Laguna blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
916-478-2478 http://www.chilis.com


Lawsuit Forces California Department of Education to Release Student Private Personal Data

The California Department of Education (CDE) has been ordered by the courts to release to a nonprofit called California Concerned Parents the “protected personal information of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and children who are attending, or who have attended a California school at any time since January 1, 2008.”
The Elk Grove Unified School District was never involved in the lawsuit or subject to any of the allegations in the suit.  The CDE is required by the court directive to turn over the personal records of all students it collects statewide. Data collected by the state from EGUSD is limited.
Click here to learn more and to file an objection. Parents have until April 1, 2016 to inform the court of their objection.

Digital Citizenship – Adults Need to Know More

If your children have access to a computer, smartphone or tablet you can help guide them as they travel online. Most parents would not let their children travel alone after dark in the real world and yet they often don’t know what their children are doing online. The online world can be a dark and scary place. The two resources below will help you and your children learn the facts of using any device connected to the Internet.

EGUSD Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Home Lessons by Grade Level

Although students at Elitha Donner learn digital citizenship throughout the school year, you can reinforce what they learn and guide them at home as well.


Harriet Eddy Middle School Open House Wednesday January 13th

Harriet Eddy Middle School is an open enrollment school. Parents in the Elitha Donner community are invited to visit the school during their Wednesday January 13th Open House. For all the details on this event including a campus map please click HEMS 2015.2016 Open House

Winter Events


December 14th (Monday) is our “8th ANNUAL WINTER SING-A-LONG” Join us as we celebrate the season with a marvelous interactive production.  The festivities begin at 5:30pm in our OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER – Dress warmly and bring the lawn chairs.


This year hot chocolate and coffee drinks will be available for purchase from “Smoothie Patrol” coffee truck.  You can purchase hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles for only $4.00.

Coffee drink prices start at $3.00.




  • The Winter Band Concert has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The encore performance for the school will be the following morning, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

CAHSEE Communication to Parents, Students and Former Students

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.



Map Your Future – Thursday January 14, 2016



What do you want to be when you grow up?

Come to Map Your Future and learn about careers you can pursue through
high school academies and pathways. At this event, career academy and pathway representatives will be available to answer questions and share information with students and parents.

The event is appropriate for children of all ages and will include interactive activities to ensure their engagement and expose them to a variety of career paths.

Map Your Future: K-12 Career Pathways Exposition on Thursday, January 14, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the SES Hall, 10428 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, 95624.

 Click here for informational flyer

Informational flyer – other languages

Explore Your Future Website Link




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