Dewey Tiger Tale

June 1, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Dewey Families-

It’s hard to believe but we are only one week away from the end of the school year. Next week marks the end of a year that will go down in the history books.

First, I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our staff. They have embraced the words flexible and adaptable. Throughout the year they have kept student learning as their focal point and have worked to ensure the best possible learning environment in an ever changing landscape. Next, I would like to thank you, our parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends for coming together to not only support your child but all of our Dewey students. Through thick and thin you have closely partnered with us and one another to educate our students.

Lastly, I’d like to acknowledge our students for persevering through distance learning and adjusting (for many) to life back at school. We are all learning and reacclimating to in person schooling. I am hopeful and excited about what the upcoming school year will hold.

And the group that is most prevalent on my mind are our 6th graders. For many, they have been at Dewey since Kindergarten. I know this was not how they envisioned their last year as a Dewey Tiger, but we are excited for this next step in their educational journey. Congratulations 6th Graders! Once a Tiger, always a Tiger!!

Warmest Regards,

Ms. Parsley

Dates to Remember

June 1st - School Site Council/ELAC Meeting 4pm

June 7th - PFO Meeting 7pm

June 8th- Last day of school- Minimum Day

June 14th-25th - Dewey's Summer Program

View the SJUSD student calendar here:

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chromebook return

We are asking students who are not joining a SJUSD summer school program this summer to return their chromebook back to Dewey.

Students who are currently on campus in cohort AB may bring their Chromebook and charger back beginning on Friday, June 4 and return it to their teacher.

Students in cohort C will need their Chromebook through the last day on June 8. Cohort C may bring their Chromebook and charging cord back to the office beginning on Wednesday, June 9th.

*Please note that there is a $30 fee from SJUSD for lost chromebook chargers.

report card information

Report cards will be viewable to parents on June 11th in the parent portal.

If you would like a printed copy, please email your request to

Congratulations Dewey Retirees!

Please join us in congratulating this year's Dewey Retirees. We wish them all the best of luck!

Mrs. Pefley, Art Teacher

Ms. Karres, Cafeteria Manager

Ms. Roderick, Sign Language Interpreter

We'll Miss you, Mrs Penner

Although she isn't retiring, our Special Day Class teacher, Mrs. Penner is moving to another San Juan Unified school as a speech and language pathologist. She has been a Dewey Tiger for many years and has made a huge impact here at Dewey. We will all miss her.
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school photos

If you purchased spring school photos from Dorian Studios, please note that they have been sent home with students who are attending on campus.

If your child is in cohort C, please come to the office for pick up.

SJUSD preschool

San Juan Unified School District is now registering children for ***FREE PRESCHOOL*** for the 2021-2022 school year. Full-Day/Part-Day and Infant Toddler programs.

Please visit for Registration information.

Summer Meal Program

Starting June 10, families will be able to pick up two meals daily (lunch and breakfast) in a walk-up or drive-thru format from nine schools:

  • Casa Roble Fundamental High School, 9151 Oak Avenue, Orangevale

  • El Camino Fundamental High School, 4300 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento

  • Mira Loma High School, 4000 Edison Avenue, Sacramento

  • Rio Americano High School, 4540 American River Drive, Sacramento

  • Thomas Edison Language Institute K-8, 2950 Hurley Way, Sacramento

  • Bella Vista High School, 8301 Madison Avenue, Fair Oaks

  • Will Rogers Middle School, 4924 Dewey Drive, Fair Oaks

  • Mesa Verde High School, 7501 Carriage Drive, Citrus Heights

  • San Juan High School, 7551 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights

The summer meal service will be offered Monday through Friday from June 10 through Aug. 6 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

All children utilizing the summer meal program must be present on the first day of meal pick-up to receive a green validation form. Parents and guardians can then use that form throughout the summer break to pick up meals for children that are not present.

For more information on these changes, please visit: