Whitney Avenue Wildcat News

4248 Whitney Avenue 916.971.7407

Secretary--Cassandra Robles Attendance Clerk--Yvonne Torres-Jordan Principal--Christina Allison

Principal's Message (June)

Dear Whitney families,

As the school year for our students has come to an end, I wish to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to each one of you.

Globally this has been one of the most challenging years and more so in education as we navigated our way around post pandemic challenges. I must commend our amazing students who displayed incredible resilience during this time. They have certainly surprised us in how well they adapted to learning in this fashion. They have shown maturity in the face of so many challenges, including successfully completing this school year.

This achievement would not have been possible without the commitment and support from the parents. You have gone way beyond our expectations and your dedication has been one of the reasons we have been so successful. Your constant support and feedback have allowed us to constantly improve and maintain our excellent standards throughout the year.

Thank you for trusting us to provide teaching and learning to your child this year. It has indeed been an honor and privilege. As teachers we are delighted at the progress our students have made and are assured that they leave our class as more knowledgeable and independent learners. Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication throughout this time. We have felt your constant and consistent commitment behind the scenes.

Congratulations to you as parents on a job well done! Thank you for the outstanding job you have done this year thank you for choosing Whitney Avenue to share in your family’s growth

We look forward to seeing most students at Summer Camp on the 13th of June, but to those who will not be returning, I would like to wish you wonderful and safe summer vacation.

Thank you so much, may you have a wonderful holiday, and Happy Eid to all of you

Kind Regards,

Christina Allison


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If you have been tested for COVID, or experiencing any symptoms, please do not come to campus. As you are waiting for results, we know it is hard not knowing, but we ask that you call the office for support rather than coming to campus. We want to keep everyone safe and not expose our staff, or other families to COVID. We appreciate your support!

Whitney Avenue Office

Summer School Office Hours

If you need immediate assistance outside of our office hours you can reach out the district office at 916.971.7700. We appreciate your support!

Office Hours: 8:00am-12:00pm Tuesday-Friday June 13th-July 7th

Phone Number: 916.971.7407

Attendance 24 Hour Line: 916.979.8589

Attendance email: WhitneyAbsence@sanjuan.edu

Principal, Elizabeth Mojzis (elizabeth.mojzis@sanjuan.edu)

Secretary, Cassandra Robles (cassandra.robles@sanjuan.edu)

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Principal Pride Pack

Thank you to all the 5th grade families who have allowed us the pleasure of teaching your students and entrusting us with your children each and every day. We are so proud of them and wish them well in their next journey in school. We know they will do great things and achieve endless possibilities!
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Parking Lot Safety

Please remember, there is no parking in the drop off lane, so please pull all the way up to the front of the drop off lane (by the front of the school), drop your child off (parents/drivers need stay in the car) and then you may keep moving.

If you arrive early and don't want to let your child out yet, please park in a parking spot in the parent lot until ready to drop off.

During dismissal we also ask you to please pull all the way up in the drop off/pick up lane and do not leave your car unless you are parked in a designated parking spot.t

Driving in our Parking Lot

Please remember to drive with caution as you enter and exit our school parking lots. The traffic flow at all schools is slow and that is the safest for our kids.

Please try not to be in a hurry when dropping off and picking up your children. We have noticed some drivers who have not been driving cautiously and we need to be safe with our children, families, and staff all around.

*You must slow down and drive with caution.

Crosswalks and Sidewalks

Please also remember to always use the crosswalks and sidewalks. It becomes unsafe when children and parents walk in and out of cars in the parking lots or when children run through the lot unattended. The crosswalks and sidewalks are the safest areas to use when walking in the parking lots.

Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.

Respecting Staff Parking Lot Attendants

Please respect the staff who are helping aid in parking lot safety. There job is to keep everyone safe. At times they may ask you to follow certain rules you may not agree with. Please do not take it personal. They are doing their jobs. The goal is to keep you, your children, and everyone safe. Thank you for understanding.

Respecting Each Other, School Safeties, and School Staff

Parents, we know that families are in a hurry but the safety of our students, community, and staff is most important. Please be cautious and also be respectful to each other as parents, our student safeties and our staff. We ask that you refrain from confronting each other with issues. Please do your best to respect each other as parents and as a Wildcat community. If you have any questions or concerns you may reach out to our office team.

*Additionally, when communicating with all school staff and families, we ask for all parents and or guardians to conduct themselves in a calm and patient manner.

Please be aware that CHP will be stopping by occasionally to monitor traffic in an effort to keep our students safe. The biggest issues that CHP has report to site administration are as follows:

*speeding-reminder when students are present, speed limit is 25 MPH

*picking up your students along Eastern Avenue is not permitted. Follow road signage.

*the bus loop area is for busses only

*the Whitney Ave. parking lot for pick-ups/drops tends to have more room allowing cars to not be on Eastern Ave.

*as always parents are requested to pick up their children on campus and not at neighboring businesses. We do not provide supervision off campus.

Finally, for the safety of all students we ask that you are only on campus 5 minutes prior to pick up. Gates will be open in the back at 11:40am for Kinder and 2:10 for 1st-5th. If you enter through the front, please make sure you stay in the front near the office until 11:40am (kinder) and 2:10 (M, T, W, F) or 12:55 (Thurs) for dismissal.

Similarly, gates will be closed and locked by 7:50am in the morning, and 12:00pm in the afternoon. We want to keep all out students safe. If you arrive later you can come around to the front. We really appreciate your support!!

Upcoming Important Dates

June 1 Field Day

June 2 Kinder Promotion @ 8:00am

June 5 5th Grade Promotion @ 8:30am

June 6 Last Day of School Kinder Dismissal @ 11:45am/11:55am 1st-5th

June 13th Summer School Begins

July 4th No School

July 7th Last Day of Summer School

August 10th First Day of 23-24 School Year

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We look forward to celebrating our Kinder and 5th grade students and seeing all of you!!

Kinder Promotion June 2nd @ 8:00am (Upper Playground Blacktop)

5th Grade Promotion June 5th @ 8:30am (Upper Playground Blacktop)

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Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrollment Window Opening This Month for 2023-24 School Year

Enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten is beginning!

Children who will be 5 years old between Sept. 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024 are eligible to apply for Transitional Kindergarten. The Transitional Kindergarten lottery application process is posted on the district’s Enrollment website (www.sanjuan.edu/TK) and the lottery link to complete will open on Feb. 13 at 8 a.m. and closes on Mar. 17.

Students that will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 can register for Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. Enrollment for next school year begins on Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. Families have the option to enroll their child through our online enrollment process beginning Feb. 8. Through this option, parents can upload the required enrollment documents such as proof of age document, immunization records, and proof of address verifications directly through their online enrollment request. Families can visit www.sanjuan.edu/kinder for more information and for a complete list of enrollment requirements.

For questions regarding the enrollment process visit the enrollment office located at 3700 Garfield Ave. in Carmichael from 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. or contact the office at enrollment@sanjuan.edu or call (916) SAN-JUAN (726-5826).

San Juan Central Enrollment

All San Juan Central enrollments, transfers, and address changes can now be done online. Parents do not need to come to SJC to complete any of these processes, however, they may come to SJC for support through the processes, if they need it. The links below will get everybody to the correct webpage to complete whatever process they need. Please stress to families to read the information on the page to select the correct link on each page:

  1. Open Enrollment ( Open December 5, 2022 at 8:00 AM – January 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM ) This process is only for residents of SJUSD who are wanting a school other than resident school or established home school for the next year


  1. New Student Registration for this year 22-23 and next year 23-24 ( For all new students and re-enrolling students who left and are coming back )

22-23 year - we are enrolling now through the end of the school year TK-12

23-24 year – we are enrolling February 6, 2023 – through the end of the 23-24 school year (KN – 12th grade) TK lottery will be discussed later


  1. TK Lottery ( Open February 13, 2023 8:00 AM – March 17, 2023 5:00 PM ) For all incoming TK students who live in our district.

Eligibility dates are birthdates from September 2, 2018 – April 2, 2019

TK Lottery results will be email to parents from PowerSchool on or near March 31, 2023

After the TK lottery is run families will have until April 21, 2023 to accept or decline the seat and enroll into the district through the New Student Registration form or the spot will be forfeited


  1. Interdistrict Transfer Priority Window ( Open January 30, 2023 8:00 AM –February 28, 2023 5:00 PM ). This is for students who live out of district boundaries and want to enroll in a San Juan Unified School District school


  1. Intradistrict Transfer Priority Window ( Open March 1, 2023 8:00 AM – April 29, 2023 5:00 PM ) This is for any in district student who missed the Open Enrollment Window


  1. Address Changes ( Open all year round ) Any family who has an address change within SJUSD or who moves out of the district and wants to stay within SJUSD schools

If a family moves out of SJUSD and wishes to stay in SJUSD schools, they must submit and Interdistrict Transfer Permit (ITP) from the new resident district ( Go to the new resident district to be released ) and then fill out our online Interdistrict Transfer form and upload a copy of the release paperwork you filled out for the new resident district.


San Juan Lunch Menu

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Check out our Summer Family Workshops! Thank you for sharing these opportunities with your school community!

Details, translated fliers and registration can be found at www.sanjuan.edu/familyed

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FACE--Family and Community Engagement Information!!

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Looking for flyers and resources to share with families for summer enrichment opportunities? In addition to our district's Summer webpage (www.sanjuan.edu/summer), FACE has created a tab on our website where you can view and download summer enrichment resources to help support your school communities! Check the fliers, PDF and link out below:


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Did you know that CDE is offering FREE on-line tutoring to every person in California?


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A great resource to share with families during Parent Teacher Conferences!

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:


SPAC Meeting Dates

School Volunteers

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Free Monthly Community Food Distributions for Families!

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Community Resources

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Registration is now open for the FREE Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed summer basketball league! This league is for 4th -10th grade. Sign up for the neighborhood you live in. Games are held every Saturday beginning June 24th. Practice days and times may vary depending on region. Please use the QR code on the flier to register. For questions, please contact Arcade Community Center at (916) 514-8096.
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Thank you for all you do to support Whitney! We are grateful for YOU!!!