Whitney Avenue Wildcat News
4248 Whitney Avenue 916.971.7407
Secretary--Anasia Hill Attendance Clerk--Yvonne Torres-Jordan Principal--Christina Allison
Dear Whitney families,
Thank you all for all your support as we know there have been many changes this school year and we appreciate your cooperation and flexibility!!
Drop off and pick up has drastically improved and thank you for continuing to be patient, kind and respectful to all families, students, and staff! Please remember to park, if you would like to go to the classroom door for pick up, in the back parking lot located off Whitney Ave. If you are just picking up, you can pull up in the two lanes and we will bring your student to you. Also, remember Highway Patrol has been out, so please do not park on Eastern Ave. to pick up your students, it is not safe and we want to avoid you getting a ticket! Thank you for your support!
With the season changing to fall, our mornings are starting to cool down. Please have your children wear layers with their names written on the tag or somewhere visible, so we can return lost items to students.
Progress notices will be available to families this Thursday, 10/7/21. Please make sure you a viewing these notices to ensure you know where your child may be struggling and how to support. It is still early to catch them up before report cards. Teachers will be scheduling conferences in November, but you can always reach out if you have concerns.
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 very soon!! 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
Stay tuned for a once a week testing location at Whitney Avenue beginning the week of October 18th, more details to follow once we know more!!!
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, Oct. 5
- Andrew Carnegie Middle School (5820 Illinois Ave, Orangevale, CA 95662)
- 2 to 5 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 8
- District Office board room
- 2 to 5 p.m.
Students and staff should pre-register with the district's Primary Health account prior to arrival. Registration is only required once, not every visit.
- Tuesday, Oct. 5
Whitney Avenue Scholastic Book Fair!
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)
Whitney Avenue Need School Site Council Members
Arrival & Dismissal Times
Safety in the Parking Lots
Whitney Avenue Calendar
CELEBRATE LATINO HERITAGE WITH SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY'S 2021 LATINO HERITAGE SERIES!
You can learn more about these virtual family events to share with families by visiting https://www.saclibrary.org/latinoheritage
NEW! STATE PARK ADVENTURE PASS – For Fourth Grade Students Adventure Pass
With the goal of supporting children’s physical, mental, and social-emotional well-being, California State Parks,the First Partner and the Natural Resources Agency are providing 4th graders and their families free access to 19 state park units.
Learn more at www.parks.ca.gov/AdventurePass
FAMILY POWER HOUR IS BACK ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7TH!
SIGNS OF SUICIDE FAMILY WORKSHOP IS COMING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH!
MUTUAL ASSISTANCE NETWORK RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Mutual Assistance Network (MAN) is a community organization that works to strengthen the existing social and economic infrastructure of Del Paso Heights, Arden Arcade and the surrounding Northern Sacramento neighborhoods. They are committed to advancing social and economic opportunities so families can thrive. They provide free resources and family services around pregnancy and parenting, youth services, economic development, and the Black Child Legacy Campaign. Please see their most current fliers below, and visit their website at www.mutualassistancenetwork.org for more information on all they offer our communities!
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: