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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!

Upcoming Events

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Principal's Message

Welcome Back, Green Acres!                                                  August 2, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year is sure to be a year of learning and growing for your child.  
                            We miss our Lions and can’t wait for them to come back!  
We have arrived at what we hoped would be a day of live learning attendance. Unfortunately, the recent spike in COVID cases and our county’s limited ability to respond to more surges has the new school year starting with distance learning. 

Nevertheless, it’s going to be a great year because together we will make it happen!  We have learned a lot from our first round of distance learning and have taken steps to improve our students’ experience.  Here are some exciting additions to Green Acres:
    * Additional Chromebooks so everyone has access to a computer
    * A new  Family Engagement Coordinator through the Cradle to Career Program to support all family’s at
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    * An improved delivery platform (See Saw)
    * New online programs (Lexia, Khan Academy, Zearn) for improved measurement of student academic progress.  
    * Daily 5 ½ hrs. In-Person Tech Support @ Senior Center
We love our learning community and have great hope of working together to support each child and family. We again journey together to immerse our students in learning that will help them become strong readers, savvy mathematicians, and critical thinkers.  It will require hard work, stable access to the internet, and regular online meetings with their teachers.  To get everyone started, here is what you need to know: 

Distribution Day #1  - August 10, 2020
TK / Kinder
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Using a staggered schedule, ALL students will receive their Chromebook and Introductory Packet.   The Packet will introduce your child’s teacher and include LOGIN instructions.   The early distribution gives everyone time to work out technical issues, including connectivity,  internet access, or any possible password glitches.    
  (If you have children in different grade levels come at the time most convenient)

Home School Club (HSC)  Parent Meeting   August 10, 2020, 6:30-7:30 pm  HSMeeting ZOOM LINK
All parents interested in helping to fundraise and organize events are wanted, needed, and valued! Please consider coming to contribute to our perpetual cause, the BEST for our KIds. 

First Day of School - August 13th, 2020  
NOTE: LOGIN time varies by grade level and teacher.
All the sign-in information will be included in the packet you receive on Distribution Day #1
Distribution Day #2 - August 17th, 2020
(e.g., workbooks, textbooks, consumables and other materials necessary for upcoming assignments)
As we begin to assess and get to know your children, distribution days will taper off.  Keep in mind that we intend to design an education program based on your child’s needs, so we will need to distribute and collect from you more frequently during the first part of the school year. 

DROP-OFF School Work Every Friday Beginning August 21, 2020, in the Bostwick entrance parking lot between 7:30 am- 2:00 pm. 
To accurately measure your child’s learning growth, inform instruction, and hold students accountable for work completion, we will need to collect work weekly.  Don’t worry; we plan for the safe transfer of documents to students and teachers during this exchange process. 

Green Acres Family Townhall Meeting - I know you may have questions, so I have created an online parent bilingual meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 6 pm. 

On behalf of the entire Green Acres Staff, Welcome Back!  
We look forward to working with each Lion with the highest hopes and best intentions for a successful school year!  Our office is open as of August 3, 2020, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm should you need to contact us.

In Service,

Rebecca Dominguez Taylor, Principal
¡Bienvenidos al Nuevo Año Escolar, Green Acres!              2 de agosto de 2020

El año escolar 2020-2021 seguramente será un año de aprendizaje y crecimiento para su hijo.
¡Extrañamos a nuestros Leones y no podemos esperar a que regresen!
Hemos llegado a lo que esperábamos que fuera un día de asistencia de aprendizaje en vivo. Aún así, desafortunadamente, el reciente aumento en los casos de COVID y la capacidad limitada de nuestro condado para responder a más sobretensiones tiene el nuevo año escolar que comienza con el aprendizaje a distancia.

¡Sin embargo, va a ser un gran año porque juntos lo lograremos!  Hemos aprendido mucho de nuestra primera ronda de aprendizaje a distancia y hemos tomado medidas para mejorar la experiencia de nuestros estudiantes. Aquí hay algunas nuevas adiciones a Green Acres:
    * Chromebooks adicionales para que todos tengan acceso a una computadora
    * Un nuevo Coordinador de Participación Familiar a través del programa Cuna a Carrera para apoyar a todas las
           familias en Green Acres
    * Una mejorada plataforma de entrega  (See Saw)
    * Nuevos programas en línea (Lexia, Khan Academy, Zearn) para mejorar la medición del progreso académico de
           los estudiantes
    * Soporte técnico disponible diariamente por 5 ½ horas en persona en el Centro Para Personas Mayores
Amamos a nuestra comunidad de aprendizaje y tenemos una gran esperanza de trabajar juntos para apoyar a cada niño y familia. Nuevamente viajaremos juntos para sumergir a nuestros estudiantes en un aprendizaje que los ayudará a convertirse en lectores fuertes, matemáticos inteligentes y pensadores críticos. Requerirá mucho trabajo, acceso estable al Internet y reuniones regulares en línea con sus maestras. Para comensar, esto es lo que necesitan saber:

 Día de Distribución # 1  - 10 de agosto, 2020
TK / Kinder
1er Grado
2do Grado
3er Grado
5to Grado
Usando un horario escalonado TODOS los estudiantes recibirán su Chromebook y paquete introductorio. El paquete presentará la maestra de su hijo e incluirá instrucciones para INICIAR la SESIÓN (LOGIN). La distribución temprana les dara tiempo para resolver problemas técnicos, incluidos conectividad, acceso al internet o cualquier posible falla de contraseña.        (Si tiene niños en diferentes grados, venga en el tiempo más conveniente)

Junta de “Home School Club” (HSC) - Club de Padres  10 de agosto, 2020, 6:30-7:30 pm  
                                                       Enlace Para La Junta del HSC Aquí
¡Todos los padres interesados en ayudar a recaudar fondos y organizar eventos son deseados, necesarios y valorados! Por favor considere venir a contribuir a nuestra causa perpetua, lo MEJOR para nuestros NIÑOS.
Primer Dia De Escuela - 13 de agosto, 2020  
NOTA: INICIAR la SESIÓN (LOGIN) variará según el grado y la maestra.
Toda la información de inicio de sesión se incluirá en el paquete que reciba el Día de Distribución #1
Día de Distribución # 2 - 17 de agosto, 2020
(por ejemplo, libros de trabajo, libros de texto, consumibles y otros materiales necesarios para las próximas tareas).  A medida que comenzamos a evaluar y conocer a sus hijos, los días de distribución disminuirán. Tenga en cuenta que tenemos la intención de diseñar un programa educativo basado en las necesidades de su hijo, por lo que tendremos que distribuirlo y recolectarlo con mayor frecuencia durante la primera parte del año escolar.

ENTREGA de Trabajo Cada Viernes Empezando el  21 de agosto, 2020, en el estacionamiento de la entrada Bostwick entre las 7:30 a.m. y las 2:00 p.m.    Para medir con precisión el crecimiento del aprendizaje de su hijo, informar la instrucción,  y para mantener la responsabilidad estudiantil por el trabajo completado, tendremos que recoger el trabajo semanalmente. No se preocupen; hemos planificado la transferencia segura de documentos a estudiantes y maestros durante este proceso de intercambio.

Reunión del Ayuntamiento de la Familias Green Acres - Sé que puede tener preguntas, así que he programado una reunión bilingüe para el  jueves, 6 de agosto, 2020, a las 6 de la noche.  Enlace Para La Junta CLICK AQUI

En nombre de todo el personal de Green Acres, ¡Bienvenidos al nuevo año escolar!
¡Esperamos trabajar con cada León con las más altas esperanzas y las mejores intenciones para un año escolar exitoso! Nuestra oficina estará abierta a partir del 3 de agosto de 2020, de las 8:00 am hasta las  3:00 pm si necesita comunicarse con nosotros.

En Servicio,

Rebecca Dominguez Taylor, Directora

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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).
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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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