All students will have early dismissal during the week of Feb. 26 - March 1 to support Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please mark your calendars!
Please mark your calendars!
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All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals.
New families living within our school district boundaries are able to complete their child's online enrollment process for this current year. Families can also pre-enroll their children for the following school year 2024-2025, which will start August 12, 2024
Check out the fun events and activities we have planned for February =>
Looking for covid resources and to connect with groups that provide free groceries, diapers, parenting workshops, vision screenings, glasses and more? Check out this week's flyer round-up for details on these and other helpful resources
For the 2024 spring administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), students will continue to take their assigned tests in-person. Click here for important information regarding these assessments.
Time to spring forward! Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour. You'll lose an hour of sleep, but you gain an hour of daylight.
SAUSD District Advisory Committee (DAC) and District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELA C) General Meeting is Scheduled on Monday, February 26 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Virtual Mtg.)
Attendance to this meetings is extremely important! Mark your calendar ...
SAVE THE DATE! Special Education CAC Parent Meeting: February 22, 2024 / ¡GUARDE LA FECHA! Junta de padres del CAC: 22 DE FEBRERO
Please join us in person to attend our Special Education CAC Parent Meeting. Click here for more information =>
Click here for information regarding COVID-19 pandemic, for services available for parents, students, and staff affected by a possible COVID-19 exposure, and for the current SAUSD COVID-19 guidelines and requirements. =>
Santa Ana Unified School District School Illness Guidelines | Pautas sobre enfermedades escolares del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Ana
Illness Guidelines has been developed to help determine if a student needs to stay home or go home from school when he or she is sick.. Click here for more information =>
CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
HOME OF THE COMETS
Mr. Jimmy Bruhl, School Principal
Dear Carver Families & Wonderful Santa Ana Community,
Welcome back to a new school year and I hope you all enjoyed your Summer with your family. Our team at Carver are very excited to begin the 2023-2024 school year. For the past two years, we have been working on our vision to produce new programs for all students to experience rich learning opportunities that integrates science and work-based project studies into their core program. Those of you that have been with us these past few years have witnessed the work students engaged in with our Santa Ana Zoo Partners. I’m excited to announce that our partnership with the Santa Ana Zoo has grown this year and we have now invited Heroes Elementary to join our team for this academic experience.
As our teachers and support staff prepare for the first day of instruction, we will dedicate our time to continue Carver’s collaborative success by sustaining and building upon its Culture and Climate, while adding a Human Element to everything we do.
I will be committed to ensure that we:
- Provide the highest quality learning experiences for all students.
- Support the individual needs of all students and families.
- Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all students and staff.
- Provide clear communication throughout all transitions to stakeholders
As you all enjoy your final Summer days, I would like to highlight some items to your attention:
Environmental Literacy at Carver
This school year, we are beginning our third phase of implementing a strong focus on Environmental Literacy. By the end of last school year, all general education teachers and counselors at Carver have been Project Lead the Way “PLTW” trained. PLTW takes Science to a different level, providing students with more opportunities to learn how to solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate, and collaborate. Our partnership with SAUSD Career Technical Education program “CTE” provides us with ongoing teacher training and student support. During this new academic school year, we will now be applying PLTW learning to our Santa Ana field study units. This step will provide students the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in the community.
STEAM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)
In addition to PLTW and our Santa Ana Zoo Project, we are launching a new STEAM Lab at Carver! Our STEAM Lab will bring additional hands-on science learning activities to all students. The STEAM Lab will operate on a rotation basis, giving access to grade level appropriate programs, such as botany, robotics, virtual reality activities, code engineering, and 3D printing.
Carver Elementary has been declared a Community School after undergoing a rigorous grant application process. Soon, our site will be funded for a full time community school coordinator that will support the integration of community initiatives, augment parent support, student enrichment, and local agency support. Our goal is that Carver becomes a community school that provides services and supports that fit the Artesia-Pilar neighborhood. Our mission is that Carver is supported by people who know how to work together and who know our children best.
As your school community leader, it is important to me that everyone involved feel connected, welcomed, and excited to be at Carver! These feelings will enable us to continuously grow social emotionally and academically. I look forward to see you all this year!
Principal, Carver Elementary School, SAUSD