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Green Acres Elementary School has been recognized by the state of California as a Gold Ribbon Award School based on our literacy program. At Green Acres, we believe in the importance of educating the whole child and hope to ignite a passion for learning by incorporating art, music, physical education, digital skills, and our Life Lab Garden into the curriculum.
Reading is a priority in our school. Our Response to Intervention (RTI) Program provides time each day dedicated for reading instruction geared to meet the individual needs of students. An important goal for our students is that they learn to communicate their thinking orally and in writing, and to be able to apply their learning to novel situations.
Green Acres is home to a committed staff that works together and models the collaborative spirit we wish to inspire in our students. We hope to foster a growth mindset in our community, so that challenges can be routinely viewed as opportunities for learning. We want our students to learn that perseverance pays off in meeting personal goals, along with our rigorous academic standards.
Our staff is committed to the safety and well-being of all students. We use Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at our school, which includes school-wide rules and common expectations for all students. We have a counselor on staff who organizes social skills groups throughout the year. Our child nutrition program is second to none, with fresh food prepared daily in our district. We have a recess coach who organizes group activities during recess.
Along with great programs and a wonderful facility, it is the students, families and staff that make this school a gem in the heart of Santa Cruz County!

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Principal's Message


Greetings Green Acres Families,                           February 21, 2021

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Dear Green Acres Families,                                                February 21, 2021


With the vaccination efforts in Santa Cruz County in force, many teachers and staff members are being vaccinated.  The hope and goal are to open schools as soon as possible.  Therefore, we are asking that each of you take the district’s parent survey linked here as soon as possible but before Friday, February 26, 2021.

Please complete one survey per child as it will inform us of the specific learning model you feel will best suit your child’s needs. 

As soon as we compile everyone’s information, I will call a parent meeting to share the results and our district’s plans to move us towards our on-campus return.   We look forward to hearing from each of you!

If you have any questions regarding the survey, I will have a parent meeting to review the survey and clarify any questions. 
The Zoom meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, February 22, 2021
5:30-6:00 pm SPANISH
6:15-6:45 pm ENGLISH

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 894 3296 8457
Passcode: 144345

Please fill out your survey today or attend the Zoom meeting tomorrow so that I can assist you. 

Thank you for your continued partnership.

With Great Anticipation,
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor

Saludos Familias de Green Acres,           21 de febrero de 2021

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Con los esfuerzos de vacunación en vigor en el condado de Santa Cruz, muchos maestros/maestras y miembros del personal están recibiendo vacunas. La esperanza y el objetivo es abrir escuelas lo antes posible. Por lo tanto, les pedimos a todos que respondan a la encuesta vinculada aquí lo antes posible, pero antes del viernes 26 de febrero de 2021.

Por favor complete una encuesta por cada niño/a, ya que nos informará sobre el modelo de aprendizaje específico que usted piensa ser mejor para las necesidades de su hijo/a.

Tan pronto como recopilemos la información de todos, convocaré una reunión de padres para compartir los resultados y los planes de nuestro distrito para avanzar hacia nuestro regreso en persona. ¡Esperamos tener noticias de cada uno de ustedes!

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la encuesta, tendré una reunión de padres para revisar la encuesta y aclarar cualquier pregunta.

La reunión de Zoom esta programada para mañana, el lunes, 22 de febrero, 2021
5: 30-6: 00 pm ESPAÑOL
6: 15-6: 45 pm INGLÉS

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 894 3296 8457
Passcode: 144345

Complete su encuesta hoy o asista a la reunión de Zoom mañana para que pueda ayudarle.

Gracias por su colaboración continua.

Con gran anticipación,
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor, Directora

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Our mission is to empower, inspire and ensure equitable opportunities for every student to thrive. We teach and nurture the whole child in an academically rigorous, collaborative and innovative learning environment.
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