Leataata Floyd Elementary is one of the Superintendent’s Priority Schools. Our mission is to focus on three targets: (1.) Academic Instruction, (2.) Core Belief Systems and(3.) Engaging our Students, Families, Communities. To use a catch phrase, “We hold an ACE up our sleeves!” to promote student success.
These targets reflect the SCUSD strategic plan pillars (Academic Instruction=Career and College Ready Students, Core Belief Systems= Organizational Transformation, Family and Community Engagement=Engaging our Students, Families and Communities) and will align our design efforts to increase student performance.
The Leataata Floyd Elementary School community honored Nancy Tennyson, outreach director for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, at its first annual Leataata Floyd Community School Service Award Presentation held on Tuesday, June 4.
Tennyson has been instrumental in creating and leading a partnership between Trinity Cathedral and the school. Over the past decade, Tennyson helped start the school’s Clothes Closet and Weekend Snack Packet program, which provides nutritious food for students.
Second graders from Leataata Floyd and Crocker/Riverside elementary schools walked to California Middle School on June 6 for the annual Second Grade Read-Around.
Small groups of second graders were assigned to pairs of Cal students, who read them books in the quad. A group picture and popsicles finished out the morning.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Crocker/Riverside PTA, all students were sent home with a reading book of their choice. The second graders were excited to see the campus and have some “play time” with the middle school students!
Leataata Floyd Elementary School third grader Romeo Granados recently cut his hair for the first time and donated it to Locks of Love, an organization that supports cancer patients, burn victims and trauma survivors by fabricating wigs out of donated hair.
Says Principal Billy Aydlett: “Out of kindness and concern for others, Romeo cut his hair for the first time in his life and donated it to Locks of Love.
At its September 6 meeting, SCUSD’s Board of Education voted to change the name of Jedediah Smith Elementary School to honor Seavy Circle and New Helvetia community activist and school volunteer Leataata “Tata” Floyd. The school is also working to implement its theme for student learning “The Panther Way.”
Jedediah Smith Elementary School held its second school-wide thematic learning showcase on March 30. Celebrating the end of the Endangered Species Unit, the school community held an open house and conducted a “procession of endangered species.” All 330 students (preschool through sixth grade) and more than 100 staff, parents and community members marched through the Seavey Circle neighborhood. Families and students returned to school to view the large variety of student work on display connected to endangered species.
Beginning March 1, 24 of our after-school educational and learning enrichment programs will begin serving an estimated 2,500 “supper” meals daily through the At-Risk After-School Supper Program pilot. The meal is in addition to the snack previously provided to students attending after-school programs that run as late as 6 p.m. Suppers will be served between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the snack later.
Supper pilot sites are: John Still Elementary, Freeport, Rosa Parks, Edward Kemble, Cesar Chavez, Parkway, Pacific, Fern Bacon, Woodbine, Harkness, C.P. Huntington, Maple, Nicholas, Ethel I. Baker, PS-7, Fruit Ridge, Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny, C.B. Wire, Elder Creek, Albert Einstein, Washington, Jedediah Smith and Peter Burnett.
The suppers are funded by the USDA and administered by the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division. High-poverty schools (more than 50 percent of the students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch) are eligible. Reimbursement for at-risk after-school snacks has been available since the 1990s. However, reimbursement for at-risk after-school suppers was formerly available only in a few states. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296) expanded the availability for at-risk after-school meals to all states.
Parents from Jedediah Smith Elementary School recently turned out for a Family University event. The group set topics for the rest of the year (bullying prevention was at the top of the list) and started other initiatives aimed at authentically engaging families. Assistant Principal Corey Jones facilitated the event.
Jedediah Smith Elementary School held its first annual “Middle School Presentation Night” last week. Principals and assistant principals from Kit Carson, California Middle and Sutter Middle School attended and made presentations to students and parents.
Building on the success of last year’s three-day fieldtrip to the Marin Headlands Science Camp, Jedediah Smith Elementary School’s fourth, fifth and sixth grade teachers are planning a week-long excursion to the Sonora Science Camp in Merced County. This trip is being funded by Jed Smith parents, teachers, students and community partners, specifically the Boys & Girls Club of Sacramento, North West Land Park Development and Trinity Cathedral, which donated $7,000.
Jedediah Smith Elementary School held its first on-site Halloween Carnival on October 31. Under the leadership of the Boys and Girls Club and St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, more than 300 students, parents and community members came to the Jed Smith campus to experience a Haunted House, Carnival Games, Face Painting, and to enjoy a hot dog meal. Kudos to the Boys and Girls Club and St. for giving the families of Marina Vista, New Helvetia, and Land Park Woods a safe and fun Halloween activity.
SCUSD provides part day State funded preschool for eligible parents. The family monthly income must be under a certain amount.
If you would like to enroll in the State Preschool program please contact one of our two registration center Hiram Johnson Family Education Center, 3535 65th Street, (916) 277-7151;or Capital City Child Development Center, 7220 24th Street, (916) 433-2736.
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.
Superintendent Raymond launched the Priority Schools program in the spring of 2010 to accelerate the rate of student learning in low-performing, high-poverty schools. Six schools were initially selected for participation: Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny and Leataata Floyd (formerly Jedediah Smith) elementary schools; Fern Bacon and Will C. Wood middle schools; and Hiram Johnson High School. Rosa Parks Middle School was added to the program in June 2011.
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.