Whitney Avenue Wildcat News
4248 Whitney Avenue 916.971.7407
Secretary--Anasia Hill Attendance Clerk--Yvonne Torres-Jordan Principal--Christina Allison
Dear Whitney families,
It's hard to believe we are already in November! Time flies when you're having fun! We certainly have been learning and growing this year! November is one of my favorite months of the year. The temperature is finally where it is cold in the morning and beautiful during the day. The fall colors are in full swing. And there is a lot to be focused on with family and gratitude and caring in the weeks ahead. We certainly know this year has challenged us to learn and grow in different ways and for that we are truly grateful.
We have much to be grateful for here at Whitney Avenue. We have a wonderful, caring staff from our custodian, our office staff, rec aides, social workers, nutrition services, nurses, to all of our instructional assistants and teachers. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to work with all of them and I know your children are in good hands with them. We have supportive parents and community, to which we all say thank you for all that you do to make Whitney Avenue the school it is today. And finally, we have incredible students, who challenge themselves every day to learn and be engaged as well as challenging us to become better people. They are why we are here every day!
We want to invite you to become more connected to Whitney Avenue Elementary. Please make sure our office has the correct email for you. You should receive email updates from us from newsletters to important information each month. If you don’t, then we want to make sure that you do. For some of you, it may be that your email settings block our messages and for others, it may be that we do not have accurate information. Our website, www.sanjuan.edu/whitney, has contact information as well as calendar information that you can use to help plan your year. We try to keep it up to date as well with our Newsletters and important information throughout the year. We are on Facebook as well, www.facebook.com/Whitneyavenuewildcats, and we post regular updates on there as well as on our Twitter feed, @WhitneyElem, to keep you up to date on daily news. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
As always we are here to support you with whatever the need! I know we all have many questions and concerns about COVID, symptoms when sick, and testing. Please see below information regarding testing---Whitney Avenue will be a testing site one day a week on Mondays from 1:00-4:00 BY APPOINTMENT!! Please reach out to Whitney Avenue staff, social workers, teachers, or myself if you have any questions. We are here to assist your student and family and will persist until we find the resources you need. We can't hide that Whitney Pride! Go wildcats!
Christina Allison, Principal
Whitney Avenue Daily Schedule
Please see below daily guidelines for the return to school:
What happens if my child becomes sick or has symptoms?
San Juan & Whitney is now testing for COVID-19
We are testing students only at Whitney Avenue on Mondays from 1:00-4:00pm by Appointment, click the link to register and schedule your appointment. Students should pre-register with the district's Primary Health account prior to arrival. Registration is only required once, not every visit. To sign up for an appointment click the link here https://forms.gle/LCFZzedusbSJAsyK6
San Juan Unified COVID-19 Testing Sites
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 requires a multi-layered approach. That’s why San Juan Unified is making consistent and free asymptomatic COVID-19 screening available to all students and staff in alignment with state health recommendations.
Asymptomatic students and staff, especially those who are unvaccinated are encouraged to test once every two weeks. Testing is provided at no cost to those being tested. At this time, only staff and students are provided testing.
District testing locations
The district is providing both PCR and antigen (rapid) COVID-19 testing on the following dates:
Tuesday, Nov. 9
Thursday, Nov. 11
Friday, Nov. 12
COVID-19 Testing (ALL) @ District Office 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Parent Teacher Conferences are Coming your Way!!
Parent Teacher Conferences November 15-19th Dismissal at 11:25am K-5
A parent-teacher conference is a great opportunity to:
- share academic progress and growth based on classroom observations, testing data, assessments, portfolios, and assignments
- learn from parents or guardians so you can be better informed about students' strengths, needs, behaviors, and learning styles
- discuss enrichment or intervention strategies to support students' learning
- discuss issues that may be interfering with students' learning and growth
Below are some resources to help you make the most out of the parent-teacher conference opportunity that's coming up!
Open Enrollment Lottery Monday, December 6, 2021, at 8 a.m through January 21, 2022, at 5 p.m.
The Open Enrollment Lottery is an annual process that allows families who live within the boundaries of San Juan Unified School District an opportunity to request a school of their choice, provided there is space available at the requested school and families are willing to provide transportation.
*Available space is determined by defined physical and program capacity of the school after placement of enrolled resident students.
Families may submit an Open Enrollment Lottery application during the priority window, which begins on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 8:00 am and ends on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Parents must submit a separate request for each student participating in the Open Enrollment Lottery. Parents may only select ONE SCHOOL on each child's Open Enrollment Lottery application. Parents/legal guardians can submit an Open Enrollment Lottery application for their student through one of the following options:
- Online submission - Parents of currently enrolled San Juan Unified School District students may submit an Open Enrollment Lottery application through Parent Portal during the priority window. Parents of not currently enrolled San Juan Unified School district students will find a link to the Open Enrollment application on this webpage during the Open Enrollment Lottery priority window.
- In person submission - You may visit San Juan Central Enrollment Center located at 3700 Garfield Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608. Families may get help with online submissions for the Open Enrollment Lottery application in the enrollment center during business hours.
Middle School Information Nights
Help us with Masks!
Whitney Avenue Office
Visitors are allowed on campus for official business in the office only. Now more than ever we ask that you call school prior to coming to set an appointment. We are hoping most questions, or support can be done over the phone, but if not we will set up a time for you to come to the site. We are here to support you Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm.
Office Hours: 8:00-3:00pm Monday-Friday
Phone Number: 916.971.7407
Attendance 24 Hour Line: 916.979.8589
Attendance email: WhitneyAbsence@sanjuan.edu
Principal, Christina Allison (email@example.com)
Secretary, Anasia Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Attendance Clerk, Yvonne Torres-Jordan (email@example.com)
Arrival & Dismissal Times
Safety in the Parking Lots
Whitney Avenue Calendar
No Bridges After School Program on Friday, November 19th!!
FACE'S NOVEMBER CALENDAR OF WORKSHOPS
RESOURCE OF THE MONTH: 2-1-1 SACRAMENTO
2-1-1 Sacramento, a program of Community Link Capital Region, is a free confidential information and referral service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 2-1-1 or visiting their website at https://www.211sacramento.org/211/
Assistance is available in multiple languages, and services are accessible to people with disabilities. Their Call Specialists speak: Spanish, Hmong, Thai, Lao, Mien and English. Over 200+ additional languages can be assisted 24 hours a day via tele-interpretation. Utilizing a comprehensive computerized database of more than 1,600 nonprofit and public agency programs, trained information and referral specialists give personalized attention to each caller. Specialists can refer callers to a variety of service that best meet their needs.
Below are links for Holiday Resources and Programs going on all across the Sacramento region. Many of these include free food and gift distributions and more resources are added weekly!
FAMILIES WITH LITTLE ONES OR NEEDING BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE? CHECK OUT THE FREE PRESCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES IN SAN JUAN!
Whitney Avenue needs your help!!
Superintendent's Parent Advisory Committee (SPAC)
Who are SPAC members?
Each school principal selects a member of their parent community to represent the school at SPAC meetings. The only requirement is that you are a current parent at the school you represent. Selections are made in the first few weeks of school. If you have an interest in serving on the SPAC, please speak with your school principal as soon as possible.
What do SPAC members commit to?
Members of SPAC should attend each scheduled meeting. Depending on the members' preferences, meetings may be held three to four times a year. Members are also responsible for taking the information shared at SPAC meetings back to their school site to share with staff and other parents.
Where can I access meeting agendas, minutes, and handouts?
SPAC meeting agendas, minutes, and other shared information can be accessed by clicking the links below: