May 2019 Newsletter
Ballet Folklorico
A message from the Superintendent
The beautiful dancers pictured above are from Ballet Folklorico. They recently performed at the inauguration of La Plaza, a community wellness organization that is making its new home at Lincoln Elementary. Some of our students will be learning more about Ballet Folklorico and Latin Hip Hop at camp at Comstock Middle this summer. There is also a wonderful mariachi camp, maker camp and more.

Even if your child is not attending summer programs, I hope that you can help them keep learning over the next couple of months to avoid the "summer slump," a term used when students actually drop in academic performance at the start of the next school year.

One place to start is the Sonoma County Library. Through our partnership in the Student OneCard program , each of our students can use their student ID number instead of a library card. There are books, online music and magazines, and summer events just waiting to be discovered.

Dr. Diann Kitamura
Superintendent
Reminder: No School May 27
Memorial Day
Elementary Open House - May 23
Open House
Open House is a great chance to visit your child's classroom and see what they have accomplished this year. Most schools will hold Open House on Thursday, May 23. (Hidden Valley Elementary's is May 16). Times vary, so check with your school.
Make sure to save time to visit classrooms in the next grade level, to get a peek at what your child might be learning next year! 
2019-20 school calendar
You can start planning for next school year! The 2019-20 Instructional Calendar was recently approved by the school board. Next school year will begin on Wednesday, August 14th. The Class of 2020 is scheduled to graduate on May 29, 2020. 
Are you able to enter the parent portal?
In our school district, at least one parent or guardian for every student should have an online account to access student information. Starting in August, emergency contact information and Information Handbook forms will be filled out online. Please make sure that you are able to log in to our Illuminate Education parent portal . If you need help to access the parent portal, contact the registrar or counseling secretary at your child's school. You can find school phone numbers on our website: Our schools web page .
Bond program summer projects
Piner Track and field
Our school district is gearing up for another busy summer of bond projects, thanks to funding from Measures I & L. Two re-roofing and HVAC projects have been approved: Lincoln Elementary and Slater Middle. Other projects include: school safety lock installation; completion of high school track and field projects (Piner High's is pictured here); and marquees at Brook Hill, Burbank and Steel Lane elementary schools, and at Elsie Allen and Piner high schools . With a completed network infrastructure project, new phone system and integrated bell/clock/speakers, the technology department is now working on security camera installation. There's also a two-story classroom building for Montgomery High that is currently in design review with the Division of the State Architect. For more information, visit our website: srcschools.org/bond
Parker Hill site community forum
Parker Hill Road site
What are the future educational possibilities for the Parker Hill Road site on Keysight campus? There will be another community forum at Keysight , 3555 Parker Hill Road, on May 20 at 5:30pm to continue this discussion. Topics will include future educational possibilities for the site, and plans for providing before- and after-school childcare. All are welcome! Meanwhile, please share your thoughts and ideas on this form: https://srcs.link/srcs-keysight
Share your thoughts about Air Quality Guidance
Air Quality Guidance
The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) has provided interim guidelines regarding air quality and schools, called "Sonoma County Schools Air Quality Guidance." You can view the guidelines here: srcschools.org/airqualityguidance . Our district is considering these guidelines and would appreciate your input. Please fill out this Air Quality Guidance form to share your thoughts.
Free summer breakfast & lunch
Free summer meals banner
Our school district works with other programs to offer free summer breakfast and lunch to any child or teen, ages 1 - 18. No enrollment, paperwork or ID necessary. Just stop by! Fuel up for summer fun! Find locations, dates and times on this Summer Meals Flyer .
Congratulations, Class of 2019!
EAHS 2017 graduation
On May 31, about 1,700 high school seniors will put on their caps and gowns, and march in ceremonies before family and friends, ending their journey with Santa Rosa City Schools. Here are the graduation times:
  • Elsie Allen - 5:00pm
  • Maria Carrillo - 5:30pm
  • Montgomery - 6:30pm
  • Piner - 6:00pm
  • Ridgway - 10:00am
  • Santa Rosa High - 6:30pm
We are proud to celebrate your accomplishments, Class of 2019!
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Santa Rosa City Schools
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