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Principal's and Parent Coffee

Friday,  October 27   - Primary Campus  7:45-8:30  Coffee and Doughnuts


Join me for an informal chat about Sutter Creek Schools and the ACUSD Facilities Bond initiative.

Contribute your ideas and priorities to what facility and Instructional Technology needs we should make a priority in the event that the Governing Board should decide to seek a voter Bond approval.


Code 3 - Emergency Read-Aloud !

Friday, October 27  10:15 am at the Primary Campus

Sutter Creek Police and Fire will arrive with emergency vehicles at Primary Campus to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week and Officers will join their Buddy Classes to Read Aloud stories and bond with our youngest students. Parents welcome!


October 26   2:30-3:30 Sutter Creek School Site Council Meeting

All parents, guardians and community members are welcome to attend the School Site Council Meeting at the Upper Campus


October 24-27, 6th Grade Science Camp

Sutter Creek 6th Graders are off to Point Bonita YMCA Camp for Naturalist study and Confidence Building !


October 31, Annual Halloween Parade and Canned Food Drive

Students at both campuses will participate in the annual Halloween Parade down Main Street to deliver canned food at City Hall.

Students are allowed to wear costumes to school, masks must be in bags and only out for the parade. No weapons, extreme make-up please. These will not be permitted.

Parade will be from 12:15-1:15 pm.

Amador County Schools 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.

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!

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.

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.

Student Insurance is Available

Accidents aren't supposed to happen, but they do.  School recess, one day field trips, and general day-to-day activities can all lead to injuries.  Having coverage during school hours or around the clock can ensure your loved ones get the care they need without financial hardship to your family.  If you would like to learn more, please click here: Amador County USD Online Enrollment.

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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 one remarkable K-6 school program, residing on two campuses. We are located in the heart of our wonderful Sutter Creek community which embraces our outstanding students, expert staff, supportive parents, and involved community members.


When you visit our two 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 and community members can be found in classrooms, engaged in meaningful contributions and experiencing the joy of shaping the lives of young people.  We encourage you to get involved in any way possible.  Our School Site Council (SSC), Parent Teacher Organization (SCEPTOR), or volunteering in classrooms 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 james.hamilton@acusd.org  or by phone at (209) 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.

We make a difference in the lives of our students, together.


James Hamilton


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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).


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   

SB 1349 School Athletics: information related to competitive athletics.


 (a) Commencing with the 2015–16 school year and every year thereafter, each public elementary and secondary school in the state, including each charter school, that offers competitive athletics shall publicly make available at the end of the school year all of the following information:

(1) The total enrollment of the school, classified by gender.

(2) The number of pupils enrolled at the school who participate in competitive athletics, classified by gender.

(3) The number of boys’ and girls’ teams, classified by sport and by competition level.

(b) The data required pursuant to subdivision (a) shall reflect the total number of players on a team roster on the official first day of competition.

Sutter Creek Principal's Blog


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 SCEPTOR at Sutter Creek Elementary and Primary Schools 



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.

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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.

Ten Things Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core Standards

Amador County Schools uses a set of national standards called the Common Core Standards.  Click here to read more...Common Core Standards Parent Handbook.