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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,                           April 10, 2021

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It has been great to see our Lions return to campus!  Thank you for supporting the safety protocols we have implemented! The process of getting students in class and picked up on time has been amazing!  Parents have dropped off on time, picked up on time, moved with traffic flow, and adjusted to the staggered start times with incredible positivity.  Each day significantly improved the efficiency of the entire process.  We need to maintain the  GREEN ACRES AM/PM HYBRID SCHEDULE
for the Monday thru Thursday week of April 12 - April 15!

THEN…Beginning April 19th, 2021, we will move to the five days a week

Now that school guidance has changed from 6 foot distancing to 3 feet for classroom instruction, we can combine the  AM/PM cohorts and extend the school day to meet all the current state-mandated instructional minutes per grade level.  Students that selected distance learning will remain in distance learning. Please call the office on Monday, April 12, 2021, if you decide to change to in-person instruction or change to distance learning.  Keep in mind that changes to in-person instruction can only be made if there is enough room in the classroom to accommodate students within this 3-foot guidance.    

Students must still wear masks, remain in class cohorts at recess, and maintain 6 feet distance when eating their snack (we cannot have lunch at school because we cannot space seats for all students at 6 feet during the lunch period).  
Health Checks
Please remind your child that they will be screened every day before entering the campus.  We must ask Covid Symptom questions from our checklist to minimize exposure.  Remember that if you traveled outside of the state, there are quarantine restrictions and protocols.   We will work with you to determine a safe return date and help get your child online for distance learning while we wait for the required quarantine days to pass.   Remember, if your child is sick, do not bring him/her to school.  If they are able, they may join virtually, but you must call the office.   Please expect to be asked specific questions to rule out potential COVID exposure.  These protocols are all in the best interest of our community.
In case you missed out last Lion Pride Virtual Assembly, here is the video.                           

Although this schedule was thrust upon us rather quickly, I genuinely hope that it proves to serve all our Lions to a greater capacity.    GO LIONS!           
In Service and Collaboration,
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor

Saludos Familias de Green Acres,              10 de abril de 2021

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¡Ha sido fantástico ver a nuestros Leones regresar a la escuela! ¡Gracias por apoyar los protocolos de seguridad que hemos implementado! ¡El proceso de llevar a los estudiantes a clase y recogerlos a tiempo ha sido increíble! Los padres llegaron a tiempo, recogieron a tiempo, se movieron con el flujo del tráfico y se ajustaron a los horarios de inicio escalonados con una positividad increíble. Cada día mejoró significativamente la eficiencia de todo el proceso. Necesitamos mantener el  HORARIO HÍBRIDO AM/PM DE GREEN ACRES para la semana de lunes a jueves del 12 al 15 de abril.

LUEGO…A partir del 19 de abril de 2021, cambiaremos a los cinco días de instrucción por la semana.

Ahora que la orientación escolar ha cambiado de una distancia de 6 pies a 3 pies para la instrucción en el aula, podemos combinar las grupos de  AM/PM y extender el día escolar para cumplir con todos los minutos de instrucción exigidos por el estado en cada nivel de grado. Los estudiantes que seleccionaron el aprendizaje a distancia permanecerán en el aprendizaje a distancia. Llame a la oficina el lunes 12 de abril de 2021 si decide cambiar a instrucción en persona o cambiar a educación a distancia. Tenga en cuenta que los cambios en la instrucción en persona solo se pueden realizar si hay suficiente espacio en el aula para acomodar a los estudiantes dentro de esta guía de 3 pies.
Los estudiantes aún deben usar máscaras, permanecer en grupos de clase durante el recreo y mantener una distancia de 6 pies cuando comen su bocadillo (no podemos almorzar en la escuela porque no podemos colocar asientos para todos los estudiantes a 6 pies durante el período de almuerzo).
Comprobaciones de Estado de Salud
Por favor recuerde a su hijo/a que serán evaluados todos los días antes de entrar a la escuela. Tendremos preguntas sobre los síntomas de COVID de nuestra lista de verificación para minimizar la exposición. Recuerde que si viajó fuera del estado, existen restricciones y protocolos de cuarentena. Trabajaremos con usted para determinar una fecha segura de regreso y le ayudaremos a que su hijo/a esté en línea para el aprendizaje a distancia mientras esperamos que pasen los días de cuarentena requeridos. Recuerde, si su hijo está enfermo, no lo lleve a la escuela. Si pueden, podran unirse virtualmente, pero debe llamar a la oficina. Espere que le hagan preguntas específicas para descartar una posible exposición al COVID. Todos estos protocolos están en el mejor interés de nuestra comunidad.
En caso de que te hayas perdido la última asamblea virtual.  Aquí está el enlace del video.
Aunque este programa se nos impuso con bastante rapidez, realmente espero que sirva a todos nuestros Leones con mayor capacidad. ¡ADELANTE  LEONES!
En Servicio y Colaboración,

Rebecca Dominguez Taylor, Directora

Recent News

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Summer School 2021 / Escuela de Verano

The Live Oak School District will offer summer school to all K-7th grade students at our Green Acres School site. El Distrito Escolar de Live Oak ofrecerá escuela de verano a todos los estudiantes de grados K-7 en nuestro sitio escolar Green Acres.
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Green Acres Staff Pass The Love Video

We know that this is a hard time for all our Lions. We sincerely miss you and can't wait to see you all back in school someday. For now, please know that you are all loved and valued! You are in our thoughts and in our hearts daily. Please watch this video made with love for all our Lions. It is our desire that you find comfort and hope for a brighter future. (Thank you to our producers, Ms. Billey and Ruby).

Mission Statement

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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