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Gregory Gardens School opened its doors to students more than 60 years ago in March 1952. In the 70's the campus was expanded, under the guidance of ...more

GREGORY GARDENS OFFICE STAFF

Mrs. Cheryl Kolano, Principal            kolanoc@mdusd.org

Mrs. Elizabeth Lanfranki Law, VP       lanfrankilawe@mdusd.org

Mrs. Susan Killoran, Office Manager    killorans@mdusd.org

Mrs. Kimberly Hendrix, Elementary Secretary    hendrixk@mdusd.org

Ms. Tally Kinney, Head Custodian      

Mr. Ernie Rimundo, Evening Custodian

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Office Phone No: (925) 827-3770

Office Fax No: (925) 687-8677

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ELPAC Assessments

Grades TK , K and 1st

ELPAC Assessments will start on February 20th.  The test (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking)  will be administered individually by a district’s tester.

Grades 2-5

ELPAC Group Assessment (Reading, Writing and Listening Parts) will take place during the week of March 5-9. Please, be sure your student is on time every day. Additionally, students have a good night rest and a healthy breakfast. Unless there is an emergency, try to schedule doctor´s appointments in the afternoon or during another week.  Talk to your child about the importance of the test for his/her reclassification as an English Proficient.   Encourage your child to do is/her best during the test.

ELPAC Individual Assessment (Speaking Part) will start on Feb. 20.  A District Examiner will administer the Speaking Part of the test, one on one, with each student.

 

ELPAC Prueba de 2-5

Los alumnos aprendices de Inglés tomarán “ Las Pruebas de Suficiencia en el Idioma Inglés de California (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, o ELPAC)” (Lectura, Escritura y Comprensión Auditiva) del  5-9 de Marzo. Por favor, asegúrese que su estudiante llegue a tiempo a la escuela cada día. Adicionalmente, recomendamos que los estudiantes duerman lo suficiente la noche anterior a los exámenes y que tomen un buen desayuno. De ser posible le pedimos que las citas con el doctor sean fuera del horario de clases a menos que sea una emergencia. Hable con su niño sobre la importancia de que ponga su mejor esfuerzo en esta prueba. Los resultados se utilizarán como uno de los criterios para determinar la reclasificación de los estudiantes como proficientes en el dominio del inglés.  

ELPAC Prueba Oral (individual) la administración empezará el 20 de  Febrero. Un asesor del distrito administrará esta sección del exámen a cada estudiante.  

Grados TK , K y 1st

La administración de la  prueba ELPAC empezará el  20 de Febrero para estos estudiantes.  Las distintas secciones de la prueba (Lectura, Escritura, Comprensión Auditiva  y Expresión Oral)  se administrarán individualmente a cada estudiante por un asesor del distrito.

 

 

Registration FOR 2018/2019

Kindergarten and TK registration will be on Feb. 6, 2018. 
 

 

To register for kindergarten for the 2018/2019 school year, your child must be 5 years of age by September  1, 2013.   If your child was born between September 2, 2013 and December 2, 2013, he/she will register for transitional kindergarten. 

 

Registration is on line.      Please go to the following website:

https://air.mdusd.org/air/ .   (Please note, there is a small additional packet for parents to fill out which is not on the website and will be available in our office beginning on January 24, 2018.       Registration is not complete until you physically come to the school office with the documentation listed below on Feb. 6th.  Registration hours will be from 9:00 - 11:00 and 1:00 - 3:00.

 

In addition to the registration packet, please bring the following**:

  • The original birth certificate and a copy (copy will remain at school)
  • The original shot/immunization records and a copy (the copy will remain at school)
  • Proof of address:  Please refer to the Residency Verification Form.  Picture I.D. and two original documents w/parent/guardian’s name and address (car registration, property taxes, payroll stub, federal/state taxes).

If you are interested in an Intra-District Transfer to another school for your kinder, they will be available on-line only February 2018.  .  

 

Intra District Transfer Procedures 2018/2019

Procedures 2018-19 School Year:

 

New:   Online Process beginning Oct. 17th!

 

Application Request Period:

October 17, 2017 - November 17, 2017 (Grades K-11)

February 10, 2018 - March 1, 2018 (Incoming K) Incoming Kindergarten students must be registered at the home school before submitting an application. 

 

Lottery: Student Services conducts a public lottery for vacant spots at all schools. All vacant spots are filled in lottery order. Only applications received by the deadline dates are entered into the lottery. The lottery for middle and high school February 2018 and the lottery for elementary April 2018. 

 

Notification:  Parents/guardians are notified in writing by April 30, 2018 for 6th – 12th grades; and by June 30, 2018 for K-5th grades of approval or denial of transfer request.

 

Denial of Requested Transfer Appeal Process:

 

Choice - If parents/guardians are denied a transfer due to space availability, they may appeal this decision by submitting a letter in writing to the Assistant Superintendent by the date indicated in the denial letter. Appeals will be accepted only for students denied a transfer. Notification of the results of an appeal will be made in a timely manner. No appeals will be accepted for those students who were offered a school. The decision of the Assistant Superintendent is final and no additional appeals will be accepted. 

 

Enrolling in the approved school: Parents/guardians must enroll the student at the approved school within two weeks or as indicated in the notification letter. Once enrolled, the transfer is in effect through the 5th grade for elementary, 8th grade for middle school and through 12th grade for high school. Intradistrict Transfers can be revoked if the student does not maintain satisfactory attendance (tardies), behavior, and academics. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Students on Intradistrict Transfers can be displaced prior to September 15 of the current year by students who reside in the school’s attendance area.(BP & AR 5116.1)

 

Students in 5th grade and 8th grade who wish to apply for an Intradistrict Transfer to middle or high school other than their school of residence must apply for a new Intradistrict Transfer for the next grade level. 

 

Exceptions:

Monte Gardens and Sequoia Elementary School have a separate admission process. Please contact those schools directly to be placed on a waiting list. 

Sequoia Middle School is a district wide school and and enrollment is based on an approved transfer. 

 

Disclaimer: 

1. Staff reserves the right to change or adjust the types of transfer to align to the California Department of Education (CDE) recommendations. 

2. The transfer may be revoked if the student fails to demonstrate good attendance, satisfactory behavior and/or satisfactory academic progress. 

3. Parents/Guardians provides transportation

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Volunteers & Visitors

When you are on compus during school hours, please be sure you sign in at the office and wear a visitor's badge.  It is for the safety of your children that we ask everyone to do this. 

Student Dismissal

Dismissal for students in 1st - 5th grade: 
2:30 p.m. M,T,TH ,F
12:30 p.m. - Wednesdays
 
Students walking home unaccompanied should leave campus immediately in groups for safety.  The school does not advocate students waiting for their parents off campus.
 
If you are parking your car and greeting your student at the gate, you may continue doing so.  Parents may not drive into the staff parking near the preschool during elementary school dismissal.
 
For those remaining in their car to drive though the traffic circle, please remember that:
  • Students are seated with their grade level to wait for their rides; as you enter the circle you will see in order 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and finally 5th grade. 
  • As you drive along the circle, please pull forward along the curb before picking up your student(s).  We have 250 feet of curb, and when cars pull forward we can get more vehicles along the curb to safely load students.  When you pull forward past your student, they will be sent ahead to meet your car.
  • Cars may pull forward blocking the access to staff parking for dismissal
  • Cars may pass only to exit.