Joseph Sims Elementary School

Elk Grove Unified School District

Joseph Sims Elementary School

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Kindergarten Registration January 13th

If you live within the boundaries of the Elk Grove Unified School District and your child will turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021, you may register him/her for the 2021-2022 kindergarten school year.

Registration for Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year begins at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – at your home elementary school.

For Joseph Sims families,  Packets can be downloaded here Enrollment Packet 2020-21 or picked up from the front office door of our school beginning January 13th.  All Transition Kindergarten and Kindergarten students must register first at their home school of attendance.  If you have eligibility questions, please Use this link for specific information.  Click on this link to see FAQ questions.

December 4 Friday Assembly

National Cookie Day is December 4 so get ready to enjoy your favorite crunchy cookie, or maybe you’d rather bite into soft and chewy cookie while you watch this week’s Friday Assembly.  Click on the National Cookie Day icon to view the assembly.

November 13 Friday Assembly

We are getting ready for your return.  View the November 13 Friday Assembly by clicking on the icon, Stay Safe and Be Smart… Stay 6 feet apart.

Extended Deadline – Distance Learning or In-Person/Concurrent learning

Extended Deadline: All families will have until Friday, November 13, 2020 to make or update their learning choice for their student in ParentVUE.

What happens after the deadline?

At 5:00 p.m. on 11/13/20, the District will close the selection process. Students without a selection will default to the current Distance Learning model as their choice and will have to contact their school should they want to change to an In-Person/Concurrent learning model as arrangements for a schedule and seat assignment will need to be made.

Read more about the UPDATEED Extended Deadline from EGUSD:

November 6, 2020 – Community Update | EGU News – Episode 45

Preparations to Reopen School

A Message from Your School Principal    English  |  Spanish



As Elk Grove Unified School District prepares to reopen for the In-Person Concurrent Instructional Model, the District will utilize the student information system via ParentVUE to have parents choose one of the following instructional models for their student:

  • Distance Learning 
    • Five (5) days per week 
  • In-Person/Concurrent 2-6th
    • Monday – Distance Learning for all; 
    • In-Person two (2) days per week and students will be assigned to either a Tuesday/Thursday or a Wednesday/Friday schedule; 
    • On non-in-person days, students will be learning through Distance Learning.
  1. Parent Choice Deadline

Parents are asked to indicate their choice of the Distance Learning or In-Person/Concurrent learning model through the online ParentVUE application by November 6, 2020. 

A parent’s choice for student placement may be changed up until November 6th through ParentVUE. After November 6th, parents must contact their school in order to discuss their choice or to make a change in their choice. 

  1. Parent Information for Making a Choice


Parents of 2-6th students should note that when students are learning in school, District issued Chromebooks will be required. Students will need to bring their already issued Chromebook for those going to the In-Person/Concurrent learning model and for those students who need a Chromebook, one will be issued. Teachers will be teaching both students in class and at home concurrently. 

Future Learning Schedules

  • Grades TK-K will retain the same teachers with adjusted schedules; in class learning is not concurrent with distance learning
  • Grade 1 will retain the same teachers with adjusted schedules; in class learning is not concurrent with distance learning
  • Grades 2-6 will retain current teachers and schedules 
  • Grades 7-12 (3X4 | 4X4) will retain current teachers and schedules 

School & Classroom Health and Safety

Parents can visit this web page for information on the school and classroom COVID-19 health and safety measures that will be in place to maintain a safe learning environment: EGUSD School and Classroom Health & Safety


Please note that transportation services will be available for special needs students, homeless and foster youth.

  1. Parent Resources for How To Make Their Learning Model Choice in ParentVUE

Parents who need either technical assistance accessing/using ParentVUE should contact their school. Parents may also utilize District resources through the Office of Family and Community Engagement. The following information and resources are available online for parents: 

If you have additional questions you can contact your student’s teacher or the office for help. 


Robin Riley 

Principal, Joseph Sims

September 18 Virtual Friday Assembly


Check out September 18 Virtual Friday Assembly, Click the Sims icon to view.

Year-Round School Start Dates for 2020-2021 School Year

ELK GROVE, Calif. – June 10, 2020 –The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved the proposed Revised EGUSD 2020-2021 Calendar.  For the Year-Round schools, Tracks B, C and D will begin August 3rd and Track A will begin August 24th. Read more from EGUSD.

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