Dear Sunrise Elementary Parents and Guardians,

 

I have a quote that summarizes the last several months and the weeks heading into re-opening our school with distance learning for the 2020-21 school year:

“Whatever happens, it’ll be rocky and imperfect. We’ll get it wrong before we get it right. And we will have the opportunity to demonstrate the grace and flexibility and resilience and creativity we hope to build in our students.” – Anonymous

Challenges and changes in life can be seen as points of frustration, or they can be seen as opportunities for growth. I don’t know about your life, but unexpected doors opened when other proverbial doors closed. Make no mistake about it, all of our staff were hoping to come back to school to teach and serve in person in a safe environment for students and staff. We miss the hugs and high-fives, and the magic that happens in the dance between teaching and learning within our community and on our campus. The COVID-19 virus and the associated risks have caused our county, state government and health officials to open us with distance learning, so we will lean into our creativity to build upon our experiences from the spring.

Many teachers and staff have been working over the summer break to participate in professional learning and to modify their virtual learning environments. There is so much to learn, which is a challenge and a real opportunity. Mrs. Medeiros, our Food Services Lead, has been working tirelessly to help feed our community students over the break. Ms. Garcia, Mrs. Zhao and Mr. Yu, our custodial team have been cleaning classrooms wall-to-wall in preparation for an eventual return of students. Mrs. Christensen has been prepping textbooks, and Mr. Stringer is coordinating Chromebook distribution days. Our office team has been revising communications, class and staffing lists, managing classroom resources and expenditures, and supporting our families with questions and concerns. In the past couple weeks, our amazing Vice Principal, Mrs. Fulgham, sought a different school experience to continue learning professionally and gained an experienced half time Vice-Principal (shared with Robert J. McGarvey Elementary) in Mr. Wilbert Villalta (I will introduce him in a video that is being produced so you can meet our Sunrise Administrative Team). Our teaching staff has ebbed and flowed with the fluid nature of these days and constant changes and associated expectations.

As much as I have a distaste for change, it is the one constant in life. Words that will embody our collective practice and way of being this year with so many unknowns are grace, flexibility, resilience, and creativity. We need heaping measures of each so that we can support our children, our families, and our staff. With this said, you are not alone. We will do everything within our control to serve you under the current constraints. Our teachers and staff want to be responsive to your needs and feedback. We are currently planning virtual Back to School Nights whereby parents can access grade-level information as well as have the chance to meet virtually with their child(ren)’s teacher(s). Keeping open lines of communication will be imperative. Please check your emails regularly and log in to our Facebook page for updates. With this said, if I can ever be of support to you, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. We are here to serve you until we can celebrate being together once again.

Sincerely,

 

Martin Hock, Principal

 

School History
Sunrise Elementary is EGUSD’s 39th elementary school.  It is built to serve the new housing development currently known as Anatolia.  Built along south Sunrise Boulevard in an area of vernal pools and open range land, it is a great place each morning to see the sun rise.  In keeping with the Greek theme cultivated in the community, the school is incorporating elements of Greek history and culture into the school environment.

Directions to School:
Sunrise Elementary School is located at the corner of  Anatolia Drive and Cobble Brook Dr. at 11821 Cobble Brook Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

For more detailed directions, link to Sunrise on Google Maps

School Accountability Report Cards
Summary Report
Full-Length Report

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Mission Statement
EGUSD will provide a learning community that challenges all students to realize their greatest potential.

Sunrise’s Vision:
The Sunrise Elementary community will build a culture of collaboration centered on student learning outcomes and ensure that the whole child’s needs are met in a safe and nurturing environment.

Parent and Student Handbook
2019-20 Student Parent Handbook

Special Accommodations
Individuals with disabilities who need a special accommodation to participate in a Sunrise activity, please call Dedra Gallegly at 985-4350 (also through the California Relay Services at “711”),  at least 72 hours in advance.  Accommodations may include, but are not limited to interpreters, assistive listening devices, accessible seating, or documentation in an alternate format.