Panther Press

April 18, 2021

The Pershing Elementary Newsletter

Principal Message

Good Evening Pershing Families,

As was shared by San Juan Unified School District this past week, a date has been set for the transition to a new 4-day a week hybrid schedule for students who have returned in-person. On April 26th, students in Cohorts A & B will return to in-person instruction Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 4 days a week. For more information about this transition, please view the update on the San Juan Unified School District webpage here.

The Pershing Staff is aware that this transition may present new challenges for some families. Please keep in contact with your child's teacher and/or the school office team with specific challenges or needs as we prepare to transition. If you need assistance in updating your information and/or emergency contacts for your student(s), please contact our office at 916-979-8076.

It is time for the Annual Pershing College & Career Week! Please click the flier below to learn more about the themed days, starting with Monday's "Hats Off to College & Career."

How can I be a part of College and Career Week at Pershing Elementary?

Families & Guardians, please consider taking a brief moment to share a little bit about your job/career, how you came to the work you do and what you love about your job. If you had one piece of advice for our students as they work through school towards their future, what would it be? You can sign into Flipgrid as a Guest using the code and password below. Flipgrids are intended to be short - so the maximum length is 5 minutes.

Go to

Join Code: 04568258 Go to the “Enter your guest password” at the very bottom and enter the Password: Career1!


Mrs. Kendra Shelton


Calendar of Upcoming Events

The Pershing 3rd Annual “College and Career Week” is the Week of April 19th - 23rd. For more information, please click the flier image below.

Our themed spirit days begin on Monday, April 19th:

April 19th: Monday - “Hat’s off to College & Career” – hats for students, caps/gowns

April 20th: Tuesday - “College Colors” – dress to represent your favorite college

April 21st: Wednesday - Interview a family member about their career to learn more about it!

April 22nd: Thursday - “My Possible Future Career” Day – dress like your dream career

April 23: Friday - “My Future’s So Bright” – dress in neon colors and sunglasses

(Reminder: All dress code rules apply, as usual.)

April 20th: School Site Council meeting at 7:15a.m. on Zoom
Meeting ID: 881 8902 7493
Passcode: SSC

April 26th: Monday, Cohorts A & B ALL attend school from 8:15a.m. - 10:45a.m., 4 days a week through the end of the school year

April 30th: No School (please click to view the SJUSD Calendar)

Race to Educate - Join Our Team and Support Pershing!

Looking for a fun family fitness challenge?

Register for Race to Educate, a virtual Health+Fitness Challenge presented by San Juan Education Foundation to support San Juan Unified School District schools.

Student registration is free with the code R2E21 for the first 1,000 student runners.

Take the Race to Educate fitness challenge. Activities by Sac Running Association, recipes from SJUSD Nutrition. Participate May 1-9 at any of 7 participating Rec & Park Districts. Details at

Register today!

Join the Pershing Team!

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Have you signed the Family Compact electronically?

Please click here to sign the Family Compact (page 5 of the Welcome Packet) here.

Is your child reading enough? Check out a library book!

Click this button to be redirected to learn how to check-out library books from Pershing for your child!

Connect w/ Pershing Parents! Become a PTO member today!

Memberships are only $10 per Family this year! Join today!

Who's Got School Spirit?