Carmichael Cougar Chronicles

August 4, 2022

Hello Carmichael Families!

Principal's Message

Dear Carmichael Elementary families & community,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year at Carmichael Elementary! I am so excited for another great school year here at Carmichael.

I look forward to working together to provide an excellent school year for our students. Our goal is to work collaboratively as a community so that students can learn, be successful, and prepared for an ever changing world. We welcome and encourage all families to participate in their children’s education as much as possible. Families can stay connected by checking the Carmichael website, following Carmichael on Facebook, reading our Cougar Chronicles newsletters and listening to the phone messages. All families should check their Parent Portal to see teacher rosters and to verify contact information. Please make sure that we have your current email address and phone numbers on file so that you can receive these notifications. We encourage families to join our School Site Council (SSC) or attend the meetings. Families are also encouraged to attend our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings. Finally, I have an open-door policy, which means if I am not in a meeting or have students in my office, I would love to meet with you.

Student attendance is critical to student success. We have a later school bell schedule this year so please note the changes in time from last year. We start school at 9:00 am, which means that our campus is not open for drop off until 8:15 am. At 8:15 am we will have supervision for your child. Please have them line up at the flag pole and they will be led by staff to the Multipurpose Room for breakfast. Also, we can keep everyone safe by following the drop off and pick up procedures that are outlined in our Carmichael handbook on our website.

The incredible Carmichael Elementary teachers and support staff are committed to addressing the needs and skills of all of our students. We pride ourselves in building relationships with students and their families. If you ever have questions or concerns, please contact the staff. I am looking forward to working together in making this a wonderful year for our students and families. If you happen to see me on campus, please stop by to say hello!

Go Cougars!

DJ Latcham

Teacher Meet and Greet!

Join us on Tuesday, August 9th at our teacher meet and greet from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Once you've checked in you will be able to update your emergency contacts, get your student's teacher assignment and enjoy a free ice cream float! See you all there!
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First Day of School

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New School Start and End Times!


School start times have changed for the 2022-23 school year.

School Name Carmichael

Start Time 8:55 a.m.

End Time 3:35 p.m.

Thursday End Time 2:20 p.m.

* Kinder 1:00 Dismissal Time

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Important 2022-23 School Year Information

Carmichael Elementary 2022-2023 School Year

Welcome to the Carmichael Elementary School 2022-23 School Year page with information, updates and resources.

School Office: 916-971-5727

Open Monday through Friday, 8:45am to 3:45pm

Principal, DJ Latcham Email:

School Secretary Marisha Lawless Email:

Carmichael School New Start and End Times for 2022-2023 School Year!

2022-2023 Student School Calendar

Find your child's assigned Teacher/Classroom on Parent Portal under the tab labeled "Schedule" (first week of August)

Complete "Re-enrollment" and School Funding Form in Parent Portal

Sign up for School/District communications with My Notifications

Explore Student Portal with your child (

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Important Dates to Remember:

August 9th Teacher Meet and Greet 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

August 11th First Day of School 8:55 am - 2:20 pm* *Kinder dismissal 1:00 pm

August 24th ELAC Meeting 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

August 24th Back to School Night 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm *Early Dismissal Grades 1st-5th 1:10

September 5th No School Labor Day

September 26th Picture Day

October 3rd No School

November 10th No School

November 11th No School Veteran's Day

November 14th - 18th Parent Teacher Conferences *Early Dismissal 12:20 (All Grades)

November 15th - 17th Book Fair

November 21st - 25th No School Thanksgiving Break

December 23rd - January 9th No School Winter Recess

January 16th No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 20th - 24th No School Presidents Week Break

March 7th - 10th Parent Teacher Conferences * Early Dismissal 12:20 (All Grades)

March 7th - 10th Book Fair

March 9th Spring Picture Day

March 20th No School

April 3rd - 7th No School Spring Break

May 18th Open House *Early Dismissal Grades 1st-5th 1:10

May 29th No School, Memorial Day

June 6th Last Day of School *Early Dismissal Grades 1st-5th 1:10

June 6th Bridges Closed

Carmichael Elementary School

School Office: 916-971-5727

Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm

Principal, DJ Latcham

School Secretary, Marisha Lawless


Carmichael School Website: