Panther Press

September 12, 2021

Principal Message

Hello Pershing Families!

Parents, please be sure to update your Emergency Information and Emergency Contacts on the Parent Portal: Please go to and update your phone numbers and any emergency contacts. We have noticed that families who registered their children over the past two years sometimes have incomplete information because of the online enrollment process. Please make it a priority to check through your child's emergency contact information this week. For instructions, visit:

Last Wednesday we had a great meeting with our new PTO Executive Board. Many ideas were shared to continue the great work our amazing parents have done supporting Pershing Elementary students, staff, and families over the years and through the pandemic. Please consider making a commitment to the Pershing PTO tonight by purchasing a Family Membership online! Go to:

Membership is about $10 per family.

Do you want to learn other ways you can support our school and the Pershing PTO? Please visit this page of the Pershing PTO website:

Mark your calendars: Fall Pictures this year will be done by Dorian Photography. Our Fall Picture Day is September 22nd. To order pictures online, visit the Dorian Studio website.

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership! If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 916-979-8076. Thank you!


Mrs. Kendra Shelton


Calendar of Upcoming Events

September 13: The Monday you remembered to become an official Pershing PTO member by going to! Thanks in advance for supporting the Pershing PTO!

September 21: School Site Council Meeting at 7:15a.m. on Zoom

September 22: Fall Picture Day with Dorian Studio

September 30: Smashburger Pershing PTO Family Dinner Night! Eat at Smashburger, mention Pershing PTO, and a portion of the funds raised will go to the Pershing PTO!

October 8: No School

COVID-19 testing locations this week

San Juan Unified is providing both PCR and antigen COVID-19 testing for students at two different locations each week. Students and staff that need to test are strongly encouraged to pre-register prior to arrival to help reduce wait times. Registration is only required once, not every visit.

Upcoming testing locations:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 14 (antigen) from 2 to 5 p.m.
    Encina Preparatory High School
    1400 Bell St., Sacramento

  • Friday, Sept. 17 (PCR) from 2 to 5 p.m.
    District Office board room
    3738 Walnut Ave., Carmichael

Additional Community Testing Locations:
Sacramento County and Placer County have expanded locations and times to help meet the community demand for testing.

Pershing Elementary

Join the Pershing PTO at! $10 per family! Join today and show your support for the Pershing PTO!