George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
March 12, 2018
Important Dates
March 12 - Volleyball @ Kit Carsen
March 13 - Carver Visit Day 8:30 a.m.
March 14 - Volleyball @ Carver
March 16 - 10th & 11th grade field trip to Sacramento State
March 16 - St. Baldrick's Fundraiser @ 3:30 p.m.
March 19 - Volleyball @ Carver
March 21 - Volleyball @ Carver
March 26 - No School - Spring Break
April 4 - Carver Parent Guild Meeting @ 6 p.m.
April 6 - Minimum Day
April 10 - SAT test for 11th graders ( download parent letter here)
May 2 - Carver Parent Guild Meeting @ 6 p.m.
May 3 - Open House @ 6 p.m.
May 4 - Minimum Day
May 5 - NAMI Walk fundraiser

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From the Principal
Recently a number of students and families in our community have indicated their desire to participate in a 17-minute walk out on March 14  at 10 a.m. to demand action on gun violence after the tragic event in Parkland, Florida. While this issue weighs heavily on all of our hearts and minds, I want to provide some guidance on how our school plans to conduct activities on this day.

At George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science, our top priority is teaching and learning. We respect and support the right of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them and we are actively working with students to plan age-appropriate activities in the spirit of the walk out on March 14  that will occur on school grounds under the safety and supervision of adults. If you have suggestions, you can contact me or any school administrator at any time.

I encourage you to talk to your student(s) about how they may be feeling about this issue and the importance of expressing themselves in appropriate ways at school. As educators, we also recognize that student activism is a part of the learning process. When kids are passionate about an issue, it is an opportunity for educators to help students see the connection between curriculum and real life. We will be doing this in school, aligned with our curriculum and state standards.

In addition, it is important to know that disorderly conduct that disrupts school operations is not acceptable and will be handled compassionately but firmly, in accordance with our school's code of conduct. We are proactively working with students, counselors and local law enforcement to ensure any student led efforts are handled in the most peaceful, respectful way and in the best interest of our children.

Finally, regular attendance reporting mechanisms will be enforced on this day. Students who leave campus or do not report to class after the 17 minutes of planned activities on campus have ended, will be marked with an unexcused absence.

Thank you for your continued support of Carver. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Allegra Alessandri, Principal

Click here to read the school's violent intruder emergency plan.
For a Good Cause: St. Baldrick's Fundraiser
Carver students and staff plan to again participate in the annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser to raise money for childhood cance r research 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 16. Sign up to shave your head, volunteer or donate at 
College Corner with Astrid Kinn
FAFSA WORKSHOP - FAFSA priority deadline for UC/CSUs and California Community Colleges is March 2 nd . We are having a FAFSA workshop on March 1 st at 6:30 PM at Carver for those students/families who haven't completed and submitted the FAFSA. Please RSVP at office or email Astrid Kinn at Please make sure to bring social security and birthdates for parents and students and tax returns for 2016.
FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE - Registration update! Planning on attending FLC in the summer or fall of 2018? All high school seniors are invited to complete steps in the pre-enrollment process in preparation for course registrations at Folsom Lake College on Saturday, March 3 & 17, 2018 . Spaces are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. ( Bring your Phot ID and Los Rios Student ID Number) See Astrid Kinn at the office for more details.
FLC SCHOLARSHIPS  - Please visit the Los Rios Scholarship Application page for more information about scholarships that are dedicated to graduating seniors.  If you have additional questions, please contact Ann Ward, or 916-608-6705.
LOS RIOS PROMISE PROGRAM  (AB19) - In the near future, the Los Rios District will launch the Promise Program in which ALL first time students enrolled full time (12 units) won't be paying any fees their first year.  To qualify, students need to fill out the CA Dream Act or FAFSA - even though this program is not income dependent.
Help Us Hit Our Target!
Archery is a favorite activity for students at Carver.  All students learn and practice archery during a block each year in Physical Education class. Nearly 10 years ago, Ms. Schroeder received a grant from the California Department of  Fish and Wildlife which provided bows and arrows, targets and all the equipment needed to run a successful archery program at Carver.  Nearly a decade -- and hundreds of students later -- Carver needs to replace and replenish the school's archery equipment. Donate at 

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Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal |  Email Me |  916-395-5266
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