Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:

Donner opened in 1994 and offers its students and their families a high-performing, high-expectations environment in which to succeed academically, behaviorally and socially. Donner’s educational program features a wide range of student services to accommodate various learning levels and styles. The school offers general education and special education programs designed to meet student’s individual needs. The school’s educational services include four Autism special day classes, a Pre-K Special Education Assessment Center, a Learning Resource Center, and a full inclusion program. Student achievement is measured on an ongoing basis using state and district assessments. In addition, Donner Elementary is utilizing a School-Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports framework (SWPBIS). This is a systems approach for establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed to provide all students equal opportunities to learn in a culturally responsive, physically and emotionally safe environment. Motivated by a school-wide commitment to equity and accountability, Donner staff participates in Professional Learning Communities. Within these groups, academic, social, emotional, and behavioral data are analyzed to inform planning, instruction, and interventions that are aligned with California’s Common Core State Standards. Parents, family, and neighbors, embody the core of Donner’s community-wide network of support. The staff designs opportunities for all to be fully engaged in goal setting, planning, and execution of efforts to promote the success of all students. School wide communication folders go home each Monday. Additional information can be found on the marquees on the corner of the school campus and above the Multipurpose Room. For more specific information, please continue to view our Elitha Donner Elementary School web site at: as it is updated regularly. Elitha Donner teachers and staff can also be reached by calling the school office at 683-3073.


Michelle Jenkins