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January

4- Welcome Back!

6- SCEPTOR Bookstore at Lunch

9- SCEPTOR (P.T.A.) Meeting- 2:30 Upper Campus Library

11- School Board Meeting- 6:30 Ione Elementary School

13- Upper Campus Second Quarter Awards Assembly- Amador Cafeteria

16- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

25- Minimum Day for Staff Professional Development- 11:55 Primary Dismissal, 12:15 Upper Campus

25- School Board Meeting- 6:30 Board of Supervisors Chambers

26- Primary Pride Assembly- 1:20 Primary Cafeteria

27- Fun Friday- 80's Day (Upper Campus) 50's Day (Primary School). Jamba Juice at Lunch

No Flu Mist clinics in Schools this Year

     The school district will not be offering Flu Mist Clinics at the school sites this year because the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)  voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. They continue to recommend annual flu vaccination, with either the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) or recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV), for everyone 6 months and older.

     Due to the above recommendation, Amador County Unified School District, along with Public Health and Sutter Amador Hospital, will be providing a FREE flu vaccination clinic for ages 3 years and up. Click here for more details on these FREE clinics.

ACUSD Facebook Page

Be sure to check out the Amador County Unified School District Facebook page for up to the minute news and announcements on school events or school closures.  Go to: www.facebook.com/amadorcoe.

Free books for your Child!

Save money on books for your children--get them for free!  Sign your child up today and start receiving one free book a month from the Imagination Library.  This is a free program, available to all Amador County children 0-4 (from birth until their fifth birthday).  All you have to do is read to your child!  For more information click here.

Ten Things Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core Standards

Beginning next school year, we will be moving to a new set of national standards called the Common Core Standards.  Click here to read more...Common Core Standards Parent Handbook.

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Principal's Welcome Message

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Sutter Creek Elementary School website.  We take pride in the high quality education we provide for each of our students, and in the positive school climate present on our two campuses.  I am honored to be serving as the Principal of such a remarkable school consisting of outstanding students, expert staff, supportive parents, and involved community members.

When you visit our campuses, I am sure you will agree that a sense of caring and high expectations is evident.  Our staff is dedicated to working together, and their commitment to student success is what sets us apart from others.  On this website, you will find current information about our school, schedules, staff, classrooms, and exciting events.

Our parents and community are an integral part of our school’s success.  Parents can be found in countless classrooms, engaged in meaningful work.  We encourage you to get involved in any way possible.  Our School Site Council (SSC), Parent Teacher Organization (SCEPTOR), or volunteering in your child’s classroom are all opportunities for rewarding involvement.

If you would like more information regarding our school and/ or program offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact me through email at ssnider@amadorcoe.k12.ca.us or by phone at 257-7200.

I would like to sincerely thank you for all you do to support our school, and look forward to working with all of you throughout the course of the school year. Only together can we make a difference in the lives of all children.

 
Sincerely,

Sean Snider

Principal

School Newsletter & Calendar

Smarter Balanced Practice Test

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Explore what the Field Test will look like by taking a Practice Test (around 30 questions) or a Training Test (around 8 questions). You can try English-Language Arts, Math or Performance Tasks.

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Extended Learning Program

To sign up for this wonderful program call (209) 257-5396 or visit their website to print out registration forms (Extended Learning Program).

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Today: 3/23/17
The Governing Board of the Amador County Unified School District and the Amador County Office of Education is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. 
District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
 The Board, ACUSD and ACOE promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities.
Amador County Unified School District and the Amador County Office of Education Compliance Officers and Coordinator of Section 504, Title II, Title IX and CCR, Title 5, Chapter 5.3 Section 4621(b) is: 
 
Compliance Officer: Dave Vicari, Executive Director of Personnel  209-257-5331
 
ACOE/ACUSD District Offices
217 Rex Avenue
Jackson, CA 95642   

SCEPTOR (PTA)

Did you know that SCEPTOR stands for Sutter Creek Parent Teacher Organization?  Come join this dynamic group of parents as they discuss ways to further support the students and teachers of Sutter Creek Elementary School .  They meet the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 in the Upper Campus library.  You can also check out their latest news and events at facebook.com/sceptorsuttercreek or click here for their November Newsletter.

Parent's Guide to Student Success

Find out what your child will be learning, at each grade level, in Mathematics and English Language Arts with the new state standards. You’ll also learn more about how you can support your child’s learning and other helpful information.  Click here for an excellent resource put out by California State PTA: Parent's Guide to Student Success.

ACUSD Selects Next Superintendent

On Thursday, September 1, the Amador County Unified School District announced it had hired Amy Slavensky to be it's next Superintendent.  Ms. Slavensky will begin leading the district in October at the conclusion of Interim Superintendent Frank Porter's contract.  Click here to read the full story new Superintendent.

New Positive Behavior Incentive Program:

Sutter Creek Elementary, along with schools all across the Country are implementing “P.B.I.S.” or Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.  Research has shown that encouraging positive behavior by rewarding it rather than threatening consequences for negative behavior produces better results.  All school staff met last year to identify the expected behaviors for each different area of the school (recess, office, library, hallways, etc).  Each day, teachers have been teaching the expected behaviors for one of these areas to the students.  When a student is seen by any staff member following an expected behavior, they are issued a “Pawsitive.”  All Pawsitives are put into a daily drawing and one student at each campus wins a prize.  This student’s picture is then taken and posted on a bulletin board with their Pawsitive.  Students are enjoying the excitement this has created, and staff are noticing good overall behavior.  Be sure to check out the “Pawsitive Winner” bulletin boards at each campus!  To check out the behavioral expectations for each campus, click here: Sutter Creek Primary Positive Behavioral Expectations , Sutter Creek Upper Campus Positive Behavioral Expectations.

Volunteer Applications

We love parent volunteers at Sutter Creek Elementary!  Please remember that all parents need to complete a new volunteer form each school year.  The fingerprinting only needs to be done once, and TB verification is good for four years, but a new form needs to be completed each year.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please print and complete the volunteer application and bring it to either school office along with your driver's license and proof of current TB test clearance.  Thank you!

Educational Websites

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Breakfast at School

Breakfast is available to the students of both Sutter Creek campuses for a fee of $1.25.  Breakfast is such an important part of every child’s day, so please take advantage of this great opportunity to ensure your child gets off to a great start! If your child is in the lunch program, they also qualify for breakfast everyday too! For questions, contact either school office.