DEL PASO MISSION STATEMENT
BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE --IT'S THE WAY OF THE DRAGON
TRUSD MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT
Vision: An unwavering focus on powerful and engaging learning experiences that prepare students for college,
career and life success.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:55 a.m. - 2:37 p.m.
Early Release Wednesday
7:55 a.m. - 12:37 p.m.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 3:30 pm
Welcome Message from the Principal
Hello Del Paso Heights Elementary School Families!
I am very excited to introduce myself as your principal beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. This upcoming school year will be my 18th in education and my 14th working in Twin Rivers schools. I have been a vice-principal at both Village Elementary (K-8) and Foothill High School. I also have worked at the district office as a coordinator of curriculum and instruction. Before becoming an administrator, I taught high school science in the Los Angeles Unified School District and at Grant Union High School (Pacer for life). I am eagerly looking forward to the first day of school and cannot wait to meet you and your students.
As a reminder our first day of school will be August 20, 2015. Twin Rivers Unified School District has made some changes that will impact Del Paso Heights this year, including increasing the instructional time in the classroom and moving from late start Wednesday to early release Wednesday.
School Hours Starting on August 20, 2015:
Breakfast: 7:25 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.
School starts: 7:55 a.m.
School ends: 2:37 p.m.
Early Release Wednesday hours:
School starts: 7:55 a.m.
School ends: 12:37 p.m.
Our office is currently closed for the summer but will open August 6, 2015. Our summer office hours, beginning August 6, will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. I look forward to meeting you during the first few days of school. If we do not have the opportunity to meet I want to invite you to Back To School Night on August 27, 2015, beginning at 5:45 p.m.
Important Upcoming Dates
August 6: Office Opens (7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.)
August 20: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
August 27: Back to School Night (5:45 p.m.)
Starstruck Showcase Performances
WESTERN GROWERS FOUNDATION'S 2014 SCHOOL GARDEN GRANT
DEL PASO HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL was awarded a $1500 school garden grant from the Western Growers Foundation. Only 100 grants were awarded in California and Del Paso was one of three schools in the Sacramento County. To see the list of winners, click on the link: http://csgn.org/news/california-school-garden-grant-winners-announced
The school mascot can be seen all around the campus. A big thanks to the artists from The Art Institute and University of Phoenix for their beautiful art work!
TWIN RIVERS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
Twin Rivers Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or email@example.com.
Immunization Requirements for School
State law requires that for unconditional admission to school, all students under 18 shall be fully immunized according to requirements of the California Department of Health Services (Ed.Code 49403 and 48216, District Policy 5141.31).
PLT/EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY
When we welcome students back for the 2015-2016 school year, their schedules will look slightly different from previous years. Across the district, students will start school at the same time every day, and will be released from school two hours e... Continue
Welcome New Staff to Del Paso
Jason Gorski - 1st grade teacher
Melanie Davila - 1st grade teacher
Sandra Newman - Kindergarten teacher
Kirsten Appel - School psychologist
James Keil - Special education paraeducator
Norma Hernandez - school counselor
PROJECT DREAM PRESENTS DEL PASO AND MR. WILSON WITH A CHECK FOR $3000!! THIS MONEY WILL HELP FUND SLY PARK FOR THE SIXTH GRADERS. THANK YOU, PROJECT DREAM!!!
Red Ribbon and Costume Parade
2014-15 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
For the second year, our students will receive fresh fruit and vegetable four times a week. The purpose of the grant is threefold: to create a healthier school environment; to expand the variety of fruits and vegetables that children experience and consume; and to make a difference in children's diets that will impact their present and future health. The fresh fruit and vegetables will be consumed either before or after lunch. If you have any questions about the grant, please talk to Mr. Alvarez.