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.
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!
John Sloat Elementary School teachers are participating in professional development focused on learning skills to help develop quality writers in their classrooms. They have dedicated themselves to a series of 14 days of training with an expert from the Accelerated Literacy Learning group. Teachers have been targeting developing strategies and plans to help increase student achievement. This involves small group work sessions, classroom modeling, and continuous reflection on the teaching of 21st century learners.
More than 150 students and family members participated in John Sloat Elementary School’s “Read and Feed” event on Wednesday. Parents and their children read books and dined on donuts in the school’s cafeteria. Studies show that students with the best literacy skills perform the best in school and enjoy school more. Way to go Sloat!
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.
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.
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.