October Updates

October Mini-Break

Friday, October 9 – Monday, October 12 is our October “mini-break”.  Due to our late start of school this year, we are not taking our traditional October Break.  Instead, school will be closed Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day).  School will resume Tuesday, October 13.   

Pumpkin Patch Day at Elverta Elementary

Friday, October 16, is Pumpkin Patch Day.  For many years Elverta First Baptist Church has hosted this event as a service to our community.  Our students ride on the hay wagon, play games, and enjoy bounce houses, face painting, hot dogs for lunch, and a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  This is always a highlight of the school year! 

Thank you again for remembering that each Monday is a minimum day, with school ending at 1:00 pm at Elverta Elementary and 1:15 pm at Alpha Middle.

Elverta Elementary School

Monday:                                             8:20 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday:                              8:20 am – 2:45 pm

Alpha Middle School

Monday:                                             8:15 am – 1:15 pm
Tuesday - Friday:                              8:15 am – 3:00 pm

Alpha Charter High School

Monday - Friday                                8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 2015-2016 school year marks an important change in the school schedule in our district.  Each Monday this school year will be a minimum day, and the remaining days will be a few minutes longer in order to ensure quality instructional minutes.

The purpose of the early release time on Mondays is to allow our staff to participate in Professional Development days, schedule staff meetings and parent meetings, and to effectively prepare and collaborate with one another. Each Monday afternoon will be tightly scheduled, with each event designed to increase our effectiveness as professional educators of the students we serve.

We know that a schedule change requires some adjustment on your part.  We appreciate your willingness to do so, and we are looking forward to an outstanding school year!