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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.

Elk Grove Unified Launches Drive-Through Summer Meals Program

EGUSD Summer Meal Program

With the official conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year, the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) will begin its Summer Meals Program for students during the summer break. The Department of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) will offer a drive-through and grab-n-go meal service for more families and their children at 25 school sites from June 1 – 26, 2020.

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ALL EGUSD SCHOOLS CLOSED – March 7 to March 13

 March 7, 2020 

Dear Elk Grove Unified Families, 

The public’s health and safety is paramount to Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) and all of our community and educational partners. Friday evening, the Sacramento County Public Health Department (SCPH) confirmed that an EGUSD family was put on quarantine because of testing positive for COVID-19. After careful consideration and in light of the new information, effective immediately, the District will close its schools, cancel classes and any student-related activities from today, March 7 – March 13, 2020. 

Please know that to date, no student or staff has tested positive for COVID-19. 

At this time, we ask parents to make arrangements for their student(s) for March 7 – March 13, 2020 as all EGUSD schools will be closed, classes will be canceled and any student-related activities will also be canceled. An update on whether the school closures will be extended will be provided by the end of the day, Thursday, March 12, 2020. 

This complex decision involved close collaboration and coordination with our Board of Trustees, labor groups, the Sacramento County Office of Education and the Sacramento County Public Health Department. We will be working closely with multiple community partners to coordinate and adjust planned events as needed. We will also move up our April Traditional/Modified Traditional Spring Break to the week of March 9 – March 13, 2020 to minimize the impact to student learning and any loss of school days. Future adjustments to the school calendar may need to be made. 

We understand there are many concerns around COVID-19 and want to ensure families that we are working closely with SCPH for updates and guidance. For the latest information on COVID-19, families are encouraged to visit our EGUSD website, the SCPH webpage dedicated to COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus), and the CDC homepage. 

For questions regarding this closure, please contact our Safety and Security at (916) 686-7786. 


Christopher R. Hoffman 


03-07-2020 Community Letter

Jennifer Sinclair is News10’s February Teacher of the Month!

4th/5th/6th Family Impact Time

Parents of 4th, 5th, 6th grade students of David Reese Elementary! This Thursday, August 1st is our FAMILY IMPACT TIME from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your child’s teacher as they talk about how we can work together to ensure that your child has an amazing year.

SouthGate Library will be there, “How to use Technology”, the new Science Standards, what it means to be a Visible Learning school are just a few of the topics parents can access to continue the learning outside of class and into your home!

Please join us for light refreshments on August 1st, Thursday 8:30 to 9:30 AM in the Multipurpose Room for 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade FAMILY IMPACT TIME! See you Thursday parents!

Free Summer Meals

The Elk Grove Unified School District’s Food and Nutrition Services and local community partners will once again provide meals during the summer from June through August to children 18 years and younger.

Click here for locations and to learn more.

EGUSD Parent Survey

The Elk Grove Unified School District has been administering the Parent Survey for over 20 years. We continually strive to provide the best education possible for all children. The Parent Survey is an important tool we use to evaluate our success in achieving this mission. The information parents provide through this survey will be used to make further improvements to our school and district programs.

2019 – EGUSD Parent Survey – English

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Elk Grove ha administrado la encuesta de padres por más de 20 años. Nosotros continuamos esmerándonos en proporcionar la mejor educación posible para todos los niños. Esta encuesta de padres es una herramienta muy importante para evaluar nuestro éxito logrando esta misión. La información que los padres proporcionan a través de esta encuesta se usará para realizar más mejoras a nuestros programas escolares y del distrito.

2019 – Encuesta para padres del distrito escolar unificado de Elk Grove – Spanish

Học Khu Elk Grove đang điều hành sự Thăm Dò Phụ Huynh từ 20 năm nay. Chúng tôi tiếp tục cố gắng cung cấp đầy đủ một nền giáo dục tốt nhất có thể làm được cho tất cả học sinh. Sự Thăm Dò Phụ Huynh là một dụng cụ quan trọng chúng tôi dùng để đánh giá những thành quả của chúng tôi đạt được trong mục tiêu này. Những thông tin mà qúi vị phụ huynh cung cấp trong cuộc thăm dò này sẽ được dùng để cải tiến cho tốt hơn những chương trình của nhà trường và học khu.

2019 – Bảng Khảo Sát Phụ Huynh Học Sinh Học Khu Elk Grove – Vietnamese

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2019 – Elk Grove Unified School District Niamtxiv Daim Ntawv Sojntsuam – Hmong

Help Support Reese by Pledging for our Jog-A-Thon!

David Reese is having our first Jog-A-Thon! We are raising funds for our school to have assemblies, field trips, and other activities that support our amazing students!

Here are additional prizes student can earn for participating in Reese Jog-A-Ton.

  • Every students that raises money will get a Reese pencil
  • The Student that raises the most money will be “Principal for a day”.
  • The primary class and intermediate class that raises the most money will get a pizza party
  • The student from each track that raises the most money will get:
    • 2 day homework pass
    • Extra Recess for 1 week
    • A $20.00 Toy.R.Us gift card

If you would like to volunteer to help with the Jog-A-Thon, please contact Reese Office at 916-422-2450.

Please consider pledging/donating at:


Thank you Reese Families!

Attendance Awareness

Attendance can help predict academic success, but too often we don’t realize how quickly absences — excused and/or unexcused — can add up and begin to lead to academic trouble.  It is important to consider that time missed from the classroom can actually surface later in a student’s academic life.  It is important to remember that the curriculum offered today differ from our years in school. In fact, the Common Core Standards are built upon the assumption of “perfect attendance” and are also dependent of past skills taught in lower grades.

Here are some helpful tips for families to help your child from Attendance Works:

  • Set a regular bed time and morning routine
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
  • Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required shots
  • Introduce your child to his/her teachers and classmates before school starts to help their transition
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up.  Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session

Please join Elk Grove Unified School District in making school attendance for all students a priority.  Elk Grove Unified School District joins school districts across this nation in embracing this commitment to our students and celebrating Attendance Awareness Month Campaign on all our campuses during the month of September.  Please discuss with your child the importance attendance has in every aspect of their life and most assuredly being present and prepared every day at school. EVERY STUDENT/EVERY DAY.

Attendance – English

Attendance – Spanish

Attendance – Hmong

Attendance – Vietnamese


Solar Eclipse FAQ

Students must not look directly into the sun, even during complete solar eclipses. The danger of retinal burn comes from the invisible infrared rays, which penetrate light filters and instantaneously damage eyes. The retina is not sensitive to pain; therefore, the victim might not immediately be aware of eye damage. Retinal burns are incurable and destroy the field of fine vision. The victim’s ability to read can be lost forever.

Note: No homemade eye protection has been approved for use when the sun is being viewed. Therefore, students may not participate in this activity unless images of the sun can be projected or can be viewed through a commercial telescope with an approved objective filter. Do not use the viewfinder of any telescope during an activity that involves viewing the sun unless the viewfinder is designed for that purpose. To avoid eye injury that may result from accidentally tripping the mechanism and engaging the viewfinder, place tape on the bracket supporting the mirror for the finder to hold the bracket in a position to shade the mirror.

Supervise closely all activities in which a telescope is used.

• Layers of photographic film or welders’ masks should not be used to look directly into the sun, even during a complete solar eclipse.

• The indirect pinhole method should be used to view the eclipse. A projector for observing the eclipse can be made with two pieces of white cardboard. A pinhole or pencil-point hole in the top piece serves to project and focus the image of the eclipse on the second piece. The size of the image can be changed by altering the distance between the two pieces of cardboard.

Click here for more information.

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