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Core Curriculum

Welcome to Elementary Education

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    Elementary Instruction serves as support to the staff and families of our 21 elementary schools, as well as our Transitional Kindergarten, Spanish Magnet, Academies for Advanced Learning, STEM Academy at Riverview, Montessori at Carl Sundahl, K-8 Independent Study Charter, Innovations Academy (virtual school) and several related district departments. 

    Curriculum & Instruction Vision Statement

    Provide support that promotes growth, rigor, and culturally responsive learning for each and every student while fostering social-emotional development.

    Curriculum & Instruction Mission Statement

    The Curriculum & Instruction team will promote:

    • equitable learning for each and every student
    • high-quality classroom instruction guided by professional learning communities
    • implementation of a rigorous and engaging, guaranteed & viable curriculum aligned with California state standards 
    • Opportunities, programs, and strategies for enrichment and intervention (MTSS) based on data-driven practices 
    • evidence-based professional development 
    • equitable standards-based grading practices


    Homework Information

    Through careful analysis of recent research, the elementary ELA/ELD and Math Lead Teachers are recommending the following considerations be applied to nightly and weekly homework assignments:

    According to the research, in order to “get it right” homework should:
    • Be brief.
    • Make sure to only include research-aligned and standards-based tasks.
    • Not be a project.
    • Reinforce skills already taught in the classroom. Nothing should be sent home that is at the student’s instructional level. All work sent home should be at each student's independent level.
    Recommendations regarding homework that fits the criteria have been given to teachers and principals. Homework is a site-based decision, so variations may exist from school to school. If parents have any questions, they may direct them to the principal of their particular site.