Welcome to Reed Elementary School
A Proud California Distinguished School in SJUSD
School Site Council
Beginning the 2015-16 School Year
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
- Principal’s Message
- Instructional Calendar
- School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
- Informes Escolares de Rendición de Cuentas (SARC)
- School Handbook (PDF)
- Normas de la escuela (PDF)
- New Immunization Requirements 7~12
Reed Office Hours
The Reed School Office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on days school is in session. When visiting or calling the campus (408-535-6247) our wonderful office staff will direct your call, or answer any questions you may have. Please make sure to sign in at the office when you are visiting our campus.
SJUSD OPPORTUNITY 21
Our Vision: “All San Jose Unified School District students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.”
Our Mission: “San Jose Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.”
At Reed we accomplish our mission by providing a positive environment that develops life long learning skills so that students become productive, successful members of society.
At Reed School; EVERY child matters!
The Burnett Enrollment Center is moving to a new temporary location – 4855 Pearl Avenue San José, 95136
The school district’s enrollment center, currently known as the Burnett Enrollment Center, will be welcoming families at its new temporary location, 4855 Pearl Ave. All new families enrolling their children in SJUSD schools should take note that staff at the enrollment center will be helping them at this new location beginning May 18.
This move to the former Erikson Elementary site is a temporary one allowing the school district the necessary time to make the appropriate adjustments to the central office building where the enrollment center will be permanently housed. Moving the enrollment center to the central office on Lenzen Ave. is part of a larger school district plan as it works to better serve all SJUSD students and their families.
El Centro de Inscripción Burnett se traslada a una nueva ubicación temporal – 4855 Pearl Avenue San José, 95136
El Centro de Inscripción Burnett se traslada.
El Centro de Inscripción del Distrito, actualmente conocido como Centro de Inscripción Burnett dará la bienvenida a las familias en su ubicación temporal en el 4855 de la Avenida Pearl en San José. Todas las nuevas familias que deseen inscribir a sus hijos en las escuelas del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José deben saber que al personal del Centro de Inscripción le complacerá atenderlos en su nueva ubicación, a partir del 18 de mayo de 2015.
Este traslado al plantel de la antigua Primaria Erikson es temporal y le permitirá al Distrito contar con el tiempo necesario para hacer los ajustes adecuados al edificio de sus oficinas centrales donde, más adelante, se ubicará el Centro de Inscripción permanentemente. El trasladar el Centro de Inscripción a las oficinas centrales en la Avenida Lenzen es parte de un plan a mayor escala del Distrito en su afán por brindar el mejor servicio posible a todos los estudiantes de SJUSD y a sus familias.
Class Lists Posted, Tuesday August 11th after 3:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Orientation, Tuesday August 11th 4:00-5:00 p.m., located in the Cafeteria
First Day of School, Wednesday, August 12th
Back to School Night, Tuesday, August 18th
We are fortunate to have so many enthusiastic parent volunteers at Reed. You will receive information from PTA the first week of school. I encourage you to support our programs by volunteering. If you haven’t done so, please remember to complete the volunteer packet for our district. Refer to the link for our volunteer information page http://www.sjusd.org/reed/school-information/volunteer-information. It is important that you are fingerprinted and have a TB test clearance before you are able to volunteer on site. Don’t forget to always sign-in at the office before going to your child’s classroom, as student safety is always our priority. Thank you!
Reed Paper Drive
Please consider donating 8.5 x 11 copy paper to meet our copying needs. This is one of our biggest expenses. We would greatly appreciate your donations of white or colored reams (traditional: green, yellow, pink, blue). Please drop off in the office, or with your child’s teacher.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at (408) 535-6247.
Emergency Supply Lists
Please don’t forget to create your child’s emergency packet. Earthquake packet should include:
2 nonperishable wrapped food items (granola bar, fruit roll, etc.)
(no candy, no gum, no cans, no drinks, no open or loose food items)
1 family picture
1 purse size tissue (Kleenex) package
Comfort item: A note from parent(s) and a small item that can fit in a quart size Ziploc bag (small book or stuffed animal). No games, no drinks - Reed School will provide the water. Place all items in a quart size Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it. At the end of the year this bag will be returned to you. (Parents of returning students can refresh the bag sent home at the end of the last school year to be reused this school year.)
Headphones for each student
This year we are asking that each student bring one headphone (or ear bud) set for use with computers. (Please put it in a ziplock bag labeled with child’s name, teacher’s name, classroom #.) The set you provide for your child is for their school use, and it will be sent home at the end of the year.
Common Core Information