Special programs: Pillars of Character; Student Council; Student Mentor Program; Peer Mediation; Parent Coffee Hour; Family Walking Club; Read and Feed Mornings; Career Day
Clubs: Girl Scouts
The arts: Very Special Arts
After-school programs: Target: Excellence
Preschool: SCUSD Child Development Preschool
John Sloat Elementary School develops excellence through an emphasis on the skills for Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. We provide an integrated and enriched curriculum to ensure high academic achievement for all students in our diverse population. Our neighborhood school concept coupled with dedicated staff ensures a quality education for all students. We proudly provide our students with a rigorous curriculum, a wide array of assessment measures and ongoing monitoring of student progress. Our staff creates a collegial and supportive environment and works collaboratively in grade level teams and various committees.
SCUSD is expanding its successful Early Kinder program to Tahoe and John Sloat elementary schools this fall.
Early Kinder is for students who will turn 5 years of age between September 2 and December 2. The program is designed to give these children an extra year of learning before they start traditional kindergarten.
“We consider Early Kinder a gift of time,” says John Conway, coordinator of the Early Kinder programs. “Kindergarten can be challenging for students who are not truly prepared for the rigors and routines.”
The Summer Food Service Program is free to all children 18 years of age or under, and persons over 18 who participate in a public or nonprofit private school program established for the mentally or physically handicapped.
The program runs from June 27th - July 28th.
Please check flyer for specific days and times that breakfast and lunch are served for each site.
Meal times are subject to change. Please call (916) 433-5325 to confirm any of these sites.
All 14 student-led Green Teams participating in Project Green 2016 were awarded funding for water conservation projects at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Initially, only the teams that scored highest on a Project Green rubric were to be awarded funding. But because some of the schools proposed fairly inexpensive projects — Bret Harte Elementary asked only for mulch and planter boards — the district decided to fund all 14 proposals, said Project Green Specialist Rachel King.
Sacramento City Unified School District currently has ten Early Kinder programs at the following school locations. For Early Kinder student registration please contact the school(s) listed below. All student registration materials are available at each of these school sites.
Thanks to Jennifer Kimsey and Project Linus, kindergarten and first grade students at John Bidwell, John Sloat and Caroline Wenzel elementary schools received stuffed animal “reading buddies” and hand-knit hats.
Students promised to read to their buddies every night, keep them warm and learned the importance of staying warm as we transition from fall to winter.
Members of the Assistance League of Sacramento visited John Bidwell, John Sloat and Caroline Wenzel elementary schools this spring to provide their “History in a Trunk” presentation.
Dressed in heritage school teacher costumes, the Assistance League engaged the fourth graders in a hands-on lesson about California history through the lens of the old Governor’s Mansion, now a museum.
Following the presentation, each fourth grade class participated in the California Heritage Essay Contest.
John D. Sloat Elementary School teachers, students and parents, in conjunction with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, planted 12 trees on the school’s campus in celebration of Arbor Day on April 26. Each classroom was a part of planting their tree in the earth and naming their tree. A special “Thank You” to the Sacramento Tree Foundation for their support in donating the trees and to Pamela Fricke for helping make this possible for our children and our campus!
SCUSD provides full day free or reduced State/Head Start funded child care for eligible parents.
A parent working, going to school or actively seeking work qualifies for free or reduced State funded child care by being income eligible. The family monthly income must be under a certain amount. The lowest income is given highest priority.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.
Early Kinder (also called Transitional Kindergarten) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience for children whose 5th birthday is on September 2nd through and including December 2nd. (Refer to registration page for more information.)
Elementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated neighborhood school based on where the student lives, as long as the school offers the services the student needs. Each neighborhood school has a defined geographic boundary and is intended to serve the students who live within that geographic boundary.
Go to our Attendance Area page for more information about school boundaries, attendance maps and our neighborhood school locator.