Welcome to Reed Elementary School


A Proud California Distinguished School in SJUSD


School Site Council

The School Site Council (SSC) at Reed is looking for new members. This valued leadership team is responsible for overseeing the school Site Plan and School Improvement Plan (SPSA). Meetings are held once a month from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Interested candidates should return the nomination form to Mrs. Bailey in the office, or email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), by Friday, August 28th.

Beginning the 2015-16 School Year

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Reed Elementary! I hope you are enjoying these summer days with your family. I also hope that you are rested and will have a renewed excitement as we embark on great opportunities at Reed.  I am very excited and committed to continue all our hard work and to build on our successes. I am very eager to get to know you and your child as we prepare for an outstanding school year.

As we near the beginning of the school year here is some information that you will find useful.

CLASS ROSTER - will be posted on Tuesday, August 11th at 3:30 in the afternoon in the office window.

SCHOOL OPENING -School begins on Wednesday, August 12th with a start time of 9:00 a.m. for all grade levels. Kinder will have their orientation on the 11th from 4-5 p.m. During the first day, Kinder will leave with their parents after the teacher orientation. Full days of school will have Kinder release at 2:55 p.m., Grades 1-3 releases at 3:02 and Grades 4-5 releases at 3:07.  Attached to this memo is a simplified version of the schedule.

PLACEMENT – I am also reminding everyone that we take every child’s needs into consideration. Please be aware that no requests will be taken to have children reassigned as we have made careful considerations as to the best student placements possible. A conference form will be available in the office if you want to meet with me.

FIRST DAY  - Wednesday morning, August 12th, staff will be available to direct your child to the opening assembly area. TK-5th grade students will line up in our quad assembly area with their room assignment/teacher at 8:55am. Kinder students will first meet in the K classrooms with their parents then they will proceed to the quad area for the assembly.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES - Students are invited to bring basic school supplies to use in the classroom. We are encouraging everyone to bring their personal headphones to use for our adaptive learning programs. Please see our website or front window for recommended grade level supplies and other information. 

BREAKFAST and LUNCH- Breakfast is available from 8:30-9:00 daily. Lunch will be served according to grade level schedule. If your child qualifies for free reduced lunch, you must fill out the paperwork each year.  The cost for breakfast is $1.75; reduced breakfast, $.30; lunch, $2.75; reduced lunch, $.40; milk only, $.50. Food services will offer services for on-line payment monitoring. Visit the SJUSD website for food service details.

STUDENT DROP-OFF/TRAFFIC and PARKING – We will have a new system for parking and student drop off this school year. Our student drop-off area is going be in front of the handicap zone located in the staff parking lot. Please be mindful of the new traffic flow to avoid congestion.

PTA at REED – Let us continue to support our students and staff with many extra-curricular learning opportunities, activities, equipment, supplies and awesome programs like ART VISTA, music and our gardening program. If you are not a member, I STRONGLY encourage you to join our PTA. I am a huge supporter of PTA and I think it is a fantastic partner for our school community. To our new families please join us to a Welcome Coffee/Meet and Greet after opening the school on August 12th in the cafeteria.

NOTIFICATION OF ABSENTEES – If for any reason your child will not be in attendance the first day of school you MUST notify the school at (408) 535-6247. If you have not contacted our office and your child is not in attendance by Friday, August 23rd, we will have to drop your child from our school roster and there is no guarantee that he/she will be able to return to Reed.

TRANSPORTATION – Students who qualify for busing will receive information regarding pick up and drop off times and location from the District Transportation Department prior to the start of the school year. If you have any questions regarding transportation, please call the Transportation Department at (408) 535-6185.

As always the staff at Reed is excited and determined to dedicate ourselves to ensuring all Reed students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society. Further, it is our mission to both eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education. We invite you to be a part of this pursuit with us, and we implore you to join with us in ensuring every child has the support and nurturing necessary to reach their full potential. We welcome your support, your talents, and your time as together we partner for excellence for every student.


Melody F.E. Mendoza
Principal, Reed Elementary School
1524 Jacob Ave. 95118
California Distinguished School
Tel No. (408) 5356247
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)