The Elk Grove Unified School District recognizes January 18th as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (#MLKDay). Explore his life, his work and events with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu. #MLK




On Tuesday December 22, 2020 from 11:50 AM – 12:05 PM, You have been invited to celebrate the NEW YEAR with the entire Sunrise Community.  HELLO 2021!

SPARTAN TV is hosting a “NOON” Years Eve Party. ALL ON ZOOM. Everyone will jump off thier classroom ZOOMS and jump on over to the PARTY ZOOM. We will all count down together and bring in the new 2021 year as a community. This is an optional event, but we are looking for all classes and staff to join us.

In the meantime, please have a day where your class creates a New Year’s Eve Hat to wear at our party. Have students use cereal or food boxes. Have students create confetti to throw. Below is a link to an easy New Year’s Eve hat.

Please also invite all your parents to join us. It’s a celebration we have all been waiting for. Let’s bring in the new 2021 “NOON” together.

Please RSVP to this email, that you will be joining us by Friday, December 18, so we can add your class names to our graphics. 



How school will look with the new schedules.

Mr. Hock is here to answer some common questions about how school will look with the new schedules and ParentVUE placement choices. Please take a moment and watch these short videos (linked below) to find some great answers and FAQ’s based on your child(ren)’s grade level(s).

Thank you to all the families that have placed their initial placement choice via ParentVUE.

If you haven’t done so yet, please watch the videos to help answer some questions and feel free to contact the front office at (916)985-4350 with any further questions.

TK & KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES:                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sRqYQlm6t0&feature=youtu.be

1ST GRADE FAMILIES:                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1L0EwUyW7k&feature=youtu.be

2ND-6TH GRADE FAMILIES:                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGclzHIuk40&feature=youtu.be


Mr. Hock, Principal

Sunrise Elementary

Transition from a Full Distance Learning Model to a partial in-person Concurrent Instructional Model

Dear Students, Families and Staff,


In a strong collaborative partnership with its Board of Education, labor partners and Sacramento County Public Health officials, the Elk Grove Unified School District will use the County’s Tier Metrics to help guide its decision-making for a phased-in approach to transition from a Full Distance Learning Model to a partial in-person Concurrent Instructional Model. As Sacramento County advances toward the orange tier, if the county turns orange by November 3rd, the District will begin a phased-in approach to reopen schools in alignment with the academic calendar. Should this happen, the District will provide staff with two weeks to prepare for the reopening of schools.


Contingent Phase-In of Students If Sacramento County turns orange by November 3rd:


  • November 17, 2020: PreK-3 and Jesse Baker School (includes all respective Special Education programs and services);
  • December 8, 2020: Grades 4-6 (includes all self-contained Special Education programs and services from all grade levels, up to and including programs serving students who are age 22);
  • January 7, 2021: Secondary (grades 7-12)


If the county does not meet the orange tier milestone in November, all Elk Grove Unified students will continue in full distance learning and the District will plan to reopen schools with the Concurrent Instructional Model at the start of the second term, which begins January 4, 2021. For now, parents do not need to take any action.


Christopher R. Hoffman, School Superintendent for the Elk Grove Unified School District stated, “Our first priority is student and staff safety. Our second priority is maintaining learning continuity and providing our students with the resources they need for their social, emotional and academic growth and development. We are addressing those two priorities now in our full distance learning model and with carefully planned small in-person cohorts. As health conditions permit, our partial in-person concurrent instructional model allows us to transition back to school with added flexibility to return, without disruption to student progress, to full distance learning should health conditions change. Ideally, we want all students to come back to school for unrestricted access to the full array of academic programs, student services, school events and extracurricular and cocurricular activities and I am confident that we will get there as our community continues to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 with or without a vaccine.”


Details about the Concurrent Instructional Model and what parents will need to know and be ready for will be provided in a presentation to the Board scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2020 with the open session scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. A board agenda will be posted online by close of business Monday, October 26th, and public comment will close at 8:00 a.m. the day of the meeting. Information will be posted to the District’s website at: www.egusd.net.


Parents are encouraged to listen in on the upcoming virtual Board of Education meetings:



Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do families need to do anything right now? No. Families should be monitoring their email for updates at this time. They are also welcome to tune into the Elk Grove Unified special board workshop on October 28, 2020 to hear the details about the Concurrent Instructional Model and phased-in plan approach. 
  • Will safety precautions be taken at schools? Yes. Those details will be made available for families to review.
  • Will there be transportation? Transportation information and details will be provided during the October 28th board presentation. However, due to the social distancing guidelines, we expect that there will be limited capacity.
  • Will students be able to attend school 5 days a week? No. We will have to maintain an alternating schedule in accordance with the health and safety guidelines. The current bell or time schedules will remain with some minor changes and students will be assigned to days for attendance at school and in class.
  • Will my student have to change schools or teachers if they stay in full distance learning? No. For learning continuity, students will stay with their teacher of record and at their resident school. If a parent chooses to make a change, we would follow regular teacher change request procedures.
  • Can parents change from full distance learning to in-person partial concurrent instruction at any time? Yes, but we ask parents to work with their child’s teacher and school to prepare for the student’s return ahead of time.
  • How will I be able to obtain the information I need? During the special Board of Education Workshop an overview of the Concurrent Transitional Model will be provided. The District’s website will provide easy access to detailed information specific to school schedules, health and safety classroom set-up, family resources, food and nutritional services, and more. EGUNews and Friday updates will continue to provide timely information about all aspects of the transition.

We ask everyone to remain vigilant about wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance and handwashing to help turn Sacramento County orange by the end of October. For those who can, remember to get a flu shot for you and your family.


Lastly, take a moment to login to the ParentVUE portal to check your student’s grades, attendance and communication from their teacher. For parents who need assistance with ParentVUE activation, please contact your school site or the Family and Community Engagement Office at (916) 831-5530 and translations and interpretation services for families are available at (916) 793-2953.


Thank you and stay safe and stay healthy,


EGUSD Leadership


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How to Access and Use ParentVUE

Where can I learn more about ParentVUE?: Visit the EGUSD Synergy – ParentVUE FAQ page

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26 de octubre del 2020


Estimados estudiantes, familias y empleados,


Con una gran asociación colaborativa con la Mesa de Educación, con los sindicatos laborales y con los oficiales de la Oficina de Salud del Condado de California, utilizará los niveles métricos del condado para ayudar en guiar la toma de decisiones para abordar el cambio con la transición del modelo completo de aprendizaje a distancia hacia el modelo del aprendizaje concurrente gradual parcialmente en persona. Mientras el condado de Sacramento avanza hacia el nivel del color anaranjado para el 3 de noviembre, el distrito iniciará la planeación gradual de reabrir las escuelas de acuerdo con el calendario académico. El distrito proveerá el personal escolar en dos semanas para la preparación de la apertura de las escuelas si esto sucediera.

Incorporación gradual contingente de estudiantes si el condado de Sacramento regresa al color anaranjado para el 3 de noviembre:  

  • 17 de nov., del 2020: PreK-3 and Jesse Baker School (incluye todos los programas y servicios respectivos de educación especial)
  • 8 de dic., del 2020: Grados 4-6 (incluye todos los programas y servicios de clases separadas de educación especial para todos los niveles de grados, hasta y la inclusión de los programas que sirven a los estudiantes que tienen 22 años de edad)
  • 7 de enero del 2021: Nivel secundario (grados 7-12)

Si el condado no logra este nivel del color anaranjado en noviembre, todos los estudiantes de Elk Grove Unified continuarán con el modelo completo de aprendizaje a distancia y el distrito planeará en reabrir las escuelas con el modelo de instrucción concurrente al inicio del segundo semestre, el cual empieza el 4 de enero del 2021. Los padres de familias no necesitan tomar ninguna acción en este momento.


El superintendente de Elk Grove Unified School District, el Sr. Christopher R. Hoffman, declaró “Nuestra primera prioridad es la seguridad de los estudiantes y de los empleados. Nuestra segunda prioridad es el mantener la continuidad del aprendizaje y proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes los recursos que ellos necesitan para su crecimiento y desarrollo social, emocional y académico. Estamos abordando estas dos prioridades ahora en nuestro modelo completo de aprendizaje a distancia y cuidadosamente planificar los grupos pequeños de aprendizaje en persona. Mientras las condiciones de salud nos permitan, nuestro modelo de instrucción parcial en persona nos permitirá la transición de regreso a las escuelas con la flexibilidad agregada de regresar, sin la interrupción al progreso estudiantil, al modelo completo de aprendizaje a distancia en caso de que las condiciones de salud cambiaran. A nosotros nos gustaría tener de regreso a todos los estudiantes idealmente contando con un acceso sin restricción a los programas completos y variados, a los servicios estudiantiles, a los eventos escolares y las actividades extracurriculares, y yo tengo la confianza de que nosotros lo lograremos como una comunidad que sigue trabajando en colaboración para frenar la propagación del COVID-19 con o sin una vacuna.”


Los detalles sobre el Modelo de Instrucción Concurrente y lo que los padres necesitan saber estarán listos para ser proporcionados en una presentación de la Mesa Directiva programada para el miércoles, 28 de octubre abriendo la sesión a las 10:15 am. La agenda de esta reunión será publicada en línea a las 5:00 pm del lunes, 26 de octubre. Se cerrará la oportunidad de proporcionar comentarios públicos a las 8:00 de la mañana el día de la junta. La información será publicada en el sitio web del distrito en: www.egusd.net.

Animamos a los padres para que escuchen la próxima junta virtual de la Mesa Directiva de Educacion Board of Education meetings:

28 de octubre, taller de trabajo de la Mesa Directiva

Preguntas Hechas Frecuentemente:

  • ¿Las familias necesitan hacer algo en este momento? No. Las familias seguirán monitoreando sus correos electrónicos para más actualizaciones. Las familias son bienvenidas en conectarse en Elk Grove Unified para el taller del 28 de octubre del 2020 para escuchar la información sobre el modelo de instrucción concurrente y la manera de abordarla gradualmente.
  • ¿Se tomarán precauciones en las escuelas? Sí. Los detalles estarán disponibles a las familias para que los repasen.
  • ¿Habrá transportación? La información del transporte y los detalles se proporcionarán durante la presentación de la mesa directiva el 28 de octubre. Sin embargo, esperamos que haya capacidad limitada debido a las guías del distanciamiento social.
  • ¿Podrán los estudiantes asistir a la escuela 5 días de la semana? No. Nosotros mantendremos un horario variado de acuerdo con las guías de salud y de seguridad. El horario actual del timbre o de los horarios programados permanecerán con algunos cambios menores y se asignarán a los estudiantes dos días de asistencia escolar en la escuela y en sus clases.
  • ¿Cambiará mi estudiante de escuelas o maestros si ellos permanecen en el aprendizaje completo a distancia? No. Los estudiantes permanecerán con sus maestros presentes y en sus escuelas de residencia para mantener la continuidad del aprendizaje. Nosotros seguiremos los procedimientos de las solicitudes de los cambios de maestros si un padre desea hacer un cambio.
  • ¿Pueden los padres cambiar el modelo de aprendizaje completo a distancia al modelo de aprendizaje concurrente parcialmente en persona en cualquier momento? Sí, pero le pedimos a los padres que ellos trabajen con los maestros de sus hijos y con la escuela para preparar con anticipación el regreso de su estudiante.
  • ¿Cómo podré obtener la información que yo necesito? Se proporcionará un resumen del modelo transicional de aprendizaje concurrente durante el taller de la Mesa Directiva de Educación. El sitio web del distrito proporcionará acceso fácil a la información detallada específica para los horarios escolares, preparación del aula/seguridad y salud, recursos de familias, servicios de alimentos y nutrición, y mucho más.  El boletín informativo EGUnews y las cartas de actualización de los viernes continuarán proporcionando información sobre todos los aspectos de la transición.

Les pedimos que se mantengan atentos al usar un cubrebocas y mantener el distanciamiento social, y el lavarse las manos para ayudar al condado de Sacramento en regresar al nivel del color anaranjado para finales de octubre. Para aquellas personas que puedan, por favor recuerden obtener una vacuna de la influenza para ustedes y su familia.

Por último, por favor tomen un momento para chequear las calificaciones y la asistencia escolar de sus estudiantes y la comunicación de sus maestros en el programa electrónico en el portal de ParentVUE. Favor de comunicarse con la escuela si usted necesita una clave de activación para ParentVUE, o también se puede comunicar con la oficina de la participación de la familia y la comunidad/Family and Community Engagement Office al (916) 831-5530; los servicios de interpretación y traducción están disponibles llamando al (916) 793-2953.

Gracias, y manténganse seguros y sanos,

Equipo de EGUSD

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Please join us to learn about English Learner programs and how they benefit your child. 


Date:  Wednesday October 14th 2020

Time:  3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Place: Zoom


Meeting ID: 874 1193 9415

Passcode: Sunrise


We look forward to seeing you there and learning from you! 


  • Bylaws
  • Purpose of English Learner Committee
  • Election of Chair and Vice Chair and their roles
  • How are EL services funded? (LCAP)
  • LCAP needs assessment
  • Importance of regular school attendance
  • ELPAC Testing
  • Annual Census Report.


Back To School CURB SIDE Meal Service

Message from Communications

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September 4, 2020:

Following recent changes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is expanding access to free meals to all children 18 years and younger, regardless of school enrollment. Beginning with meal service on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, meals will be provided to all children that participate in the curb-side or mobile meal service at no cost. This will remain in effect during Distance Learning.

Validation received since the start of the 20-21 school year will continue to be honored. To receive a validation form, parents/guardians must either bring the child on the initial visit or provide documentation of said child (i.e. school record or childcare documentation). Proof must include the child’s name. Children do not need to be present as long as parents/guardians have received the proper validation.

The current curbside meal service schedule remains the same:

These changes do not impact the meal services offered at Cosumnes River ES (on Tuesdays), Pleasant Grove ES (on Wednesdays) or C.W. Dillard ES (on Thursdays) for all students.

  • For the week initiating on Monday, September 7th (Labor Day Holiday), there will be no meal service on that Monday. Meal service will recommence on Tuesday, September 8th.

From September 8th onward, EGUSD Food & Nutrition Services will provide the following new Curb-Side Meal service:

  • Two (2) pick up days a week, Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Tuesdays, families will receive breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    • Fridays, families will receive meals for Friday and Monday
  • Two (2) service windows where families will be able to pick up meals
    • Early Service Window: 6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
    • Midday Service Window: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Families can pick up meals at their school of preference, from any of the following sites listed, but are only eligible to pick up meals at one location, during one service window.  All EGUSD families are eligible to participate.  All students aged 18 years and younger are now eligible to pick up meals at no cost.



A great opportunity to plan for your children’s future!


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Student Meals

The EGUSD plan for student meals:

Sunrise students and school-aged siblings enrolled in an EGUSD school who prefer to purchase a school meal, or who qualify for free or reduced meals, may pick up their meals between 11:15am-12:45pm Monday through Friday beginning Monday, August 3rd for Year-Round schedules at McGarvey Elementary School, 4350 Sophistry Drive, Rancho Cordova. Modified Traditional and Traditional students will be able to pick up meals beginning August 13th. 

Thank you from our Food Services Team!

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.

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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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