Welcome to Merritt Trace Elementary

Merritt Trace Elementary School

is the Kindergarten through Fifth Grade campus of San Jose Unified School District’s Academic, Visual and Performing Arts strand. Every student at Trace performs on stage or in a video at least once per school year. All students attend classes in Drama, Art, and Music; third through fifth graders are eligible to participate in additional classes in Instrumental Music (Strings and Band) and Choir.

Vision and Mission

Our Mission and VisionNuestra Visión y Misión

Trace Logo

Welcome back to School !

On behalf of the Trace staff, I want to extend a warm welcome to your family for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you for another amazing year at Trace! We are continuing our work towards ensuring the safety, social well-being and engaging curriculum for your child/children. In order to support you with a smooth transition from summer, we have included a lot of important information in this letter. Please read it carefully. Have a great summer, and we will see you soon!
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En nombre del personal de Trace, deseo dar la más cordial bienvenida a sus familias al ciclo escolar 2017-2018. ¡Muchas gracias por otro año fantástico en Trace! Continuaremos nuestra labor para garantizar la seguridad, el bienestar social y un plan de estudios rico e interesante para sus hijos. Para poderles apoyar con una transición del verano al inicio de clases sin dificultades, les hemos incluido mucha información importante en esta carta. Les pedimos atentamente que la lean con muchaatención. ¡Que tengan un verano maravilloso y por acá nos veremos muy pronto!
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Trace Performances

Trace Updates

2017-18 Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule


1. Kinderworld parking lot is for Kinders only.

2. 1st-5th grades should be dropped off/picked up on Dana Avenue or use the Lincoln parking lot.

Please remember our early out schedule for Tuesdays this year:

  • Kindergarten 1:15 pm Dismissal
  • First - Third Grade 1:15 pm Dismissal
  • Fourth and Fifth Grade 1:25 Dismissal

Fifth Grade Movie

Check out the Fifth Grade film projects!

Trace 2017 5th Grade Video
Trace 2016 5th Grade Video
Trace 2015 5th Grade Video
Trace 2014 5th Grade Video
Trace 2013 5th Grade Video
Trace 2012 5th Grade Video

For information on how to acquire your own copies of the films, contact Mr. Boston at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Trace History Book

Trace neighbors and alumni James R. Hubert and E. Leonard Johnson have written a book of Trace history. Please visit the official site for the book: Merritt Trace Elementary School - Through the Years!

Trace Through the Year

Important Numbers

Main Office: 408-535-6257
Fax: 408-535-2304
Attendance Hotline: 408-535-6583

Quick Links

2017-2018 Instuctional Calendar
Calendario de enseñanza del ciclo 2017-2018

Blended Learning Links

School Accountability Report Card

Informes Escolares de Rendición de Cuentas (SARC)

SJUSD Food Services

Parent Participation at Trace (PDF)
Participación de los padres en Trace (PDF)

ATTENDANCE HOTLINE: (408) 535-6583

If your child is or will be absent, please call the Attendance Hotline and leave a message with the name of the student and the reason for the absence.

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