Green Acres Elementary School has been recognized by the state of California as a Gold Ribbon Award Schoolbased 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!
Happy Summer! I hope you are all enjoying the gift of time with your families and seeing the bright side of life during this extremely difficult time for our community and our country.
Our district continues to receive information from officials regarding the opening of the school year and plans are underway. I have had 170 families take the survey thus far and would love to hear from more of you. So here is the link:
We currently plan on opening August 13th under medium restrictions which means your child’s education will be delivered under a hybrid model or distance learning only (if you so chose). We are trying to work out so many details regarding childcare, entry to campus, education delivery, etc. All considerations are being given with guidance from state and local officials.
In the meantime, I ask that you read all summer with your children and continue to talk to them in preparation for our school return. Teach them about the importance of following rules and guidelines given by leaders in order to keep us all as safe and healthy as possible. This will help prime them for school re-entry. Please continue to review and re-enforce frequent 20-second handwashing practices, 6 foot distancing from EVERYONE not living in their household, and assure them that this pandemic is temporary. Explain the value of science and how scientists are working to find a vaccine that will once again allow us the freedom to gather, hold hands, hug, and speak to others in close proximity. Remember there are resources on our website and on the letter most recently sent by our county superintendents to support you and your family. We will get through this.
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor, Principal
¡Saludos Familias de Green Acres! 20 de junio de 2020
¡Feliz verano! Espero que todos estan disfrutando el regalo del tiempo con sus familias y vean el lado positivo de la vida durante este momento extremadamente difícil para nuestra comunidad y nuestro país.
Nuestro distrito continúa recibiendo información de los funcionarios sobre la apertura del año escolar y los planes están en marcha. Hasta ahora, 170 familias han respondido a nuesta encuesta y me encantaría saber más de los que todavia no lo han completado. Entonces aquí está el enlace:
Presentemente, planeamos abrir el 13 de agosto con restricciones medias, lo que significa que la educación de su hijo/a se impartirá bajo un modelo híbrido o solo a distancia (si así lo desea). Estamos tratando de resolver detalles sobre el cuidado de los niños, el ingreso a la escuela, la entrega de educación, etc. Todas las consideraciones se brindan con la orientación de los funcionarios estatales y locales.
Mientras tanto, le pido que lean todo el verano con sus hijos y continúe hablando con ellos en preparación para nuestro regreso a la escuela. Enséñeles sobre la importancia de seguir las reglas y pautas dadas por los líderes para mantenernos a todos lo más seguros y saludables posible. Esto ayudará a prepararlos para el reingreso a la escuela. Continúe revisando y reforzando las prácticas frecuentes de lavado de manos por 20 segundos, mantener distancia de 6 pies de TODOS los que no viven en su hogar, y asegúrese de que esta pandemia sea temporal. Explique el valor de la ciencia y cómo los científicos están trabajando para encontrar una vacuna que, una vez más, nos permita la libertad de reunirnos, tomarnos de las manos, abrazarnos y hablar con otros en proximidades cercas. Recuerde que hay recursos en nuestro sitio web y en la carta enviada recientemente por nuestros superintendentes del condado para apoyar a usted y a su familia. Vamos a salir de esto.
Dear Live Oak District Staff and Families,
This is such an unusual way to end the school year, instead of students leaving with class party treats and backpacks full of finished work and memory books, we are holding virtual goodbye parties and drive-by graduations. This has been quite an amazing (and at times challenging) three months of Distance Learning!
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).
Our Live Oak School District staff is saddened to share with the Live Oak Community that the beloved and historic oak tree at Live Oak Elementary on Capitola Road has died and for safety reasons, had to be removed.
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.