8th-grade Promotion Video

We would like to congratulate all of our 8th graders and families on a successful and eventful school year.  With that, the promotion ceremony will be available for viewing today (5/28/2020) at 4:30 for all to see on our school YouTube channel (Click on the title to view).  Please feel free to share this with friends and families far and wide.  The ceremony will be on our channel for years to come, as to create a memory that will truly last a lifetime.

Material Returns

Below is our planned schedule for materials return and pick-up. To be clear, we will need to maintain social distance and utilize, as much as we can, the school's drop-off lane. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to EGCS.

Students need to return all school property in their possession; this includes textbooks, cameras, Chromebooks, etc. If students have personal items at the school (classroom, lockers, etc.), they will need to notify a staff member when they arrive at the school on their assigned day. The staff member will give them further directions on how to retrieve these items from the school. Only, 10 students at a time will be allowed on campus and they will need to have a mask, maintain 6 ft distance, and enter/exit in different gates.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Students with last name beginning with A-L
  • 10 AM - 12 PM

Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Students with last name beginning with M-Z
  • 12 PM - 2 PM

Important miscellaneous information:

  • Students who are attending summer school do not need to return Chromebooks or needed textbooks. However, the school encourages students to return textbooks that are not needed during these times. There will be an additional summer school materials return scheduled in July. 
  • If families cannot attend on either of these days they can call the office to schedule an appointment to return items. We highly encourage all families to make the scheduled days as the office only has limited staff and hours.
  • Responsibility- Despite the distance learning and shelter-in-place orders, families are still responsible for all school materials. Lost, stolen, and misplaced materials are the responsibility of the family and make result in a hold on student records. Please return all materials to avoid fees and holds. 

As always, thank you all so much for your hard work and support of EGCS.

Message from our School Counselor: School-based Distance Learning

Dear Elk Grove Charter Students and Families,

As your School Counselor, I am happy to re-establish communication and provide support to you and your family. In this exceptional time, I appreciate your patience as EGUSD determines the best ways to continue and provide school-based instruction and counseling services to students and families.  

 School-based distance counseling is the practice of using communication technology to connect support, and care for a student’s academic, college/career and social emotional needs at a distance. Moving forward, I will continue to help provide; counseling support, college/career information, and resources via email, and over the phone if you need to speak with me. I am still available during my normal working hours to respond to your emails and phone-calls, as I will do my best to answer questions and happily assist you. 

I look forward to resuming support! 

Warmest Regards, 
isa Valenzuela/School Counselor                                                                                                                                            Email: or via Synergy                                                                                                                              Phone: (916) 714-1653 Ext.51001      

*Stay updated with EGUSD news and resources resulting from covid-19 school closures by checking our school website at or the district’s webpage at You will find information regarding EGUSD drive-thru meal service, free internet access, and much more. 


Mrs. Valenzuela has put together a list of resources:

Managing stress and anxiety : Click HERE
Coping with stress during Infectious disease outbreaks: Click HERE for English          Click Here for Spanish
Recommendations for Children/teens and parents: Managing anxiety and OCD   Click HERE
Grief: When you can't be with a dying loved one  Click HERE
Suicide Ideation explained to parents: Click HERE
Warning Signs of suicide: Click HERE


If you have any suggestions for this school year, click HERE

2018-19 Resources for Teachers, Students, and Families

The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) has arranged a statewide telephone number (1-844-841-4636) that can screen families and refer them to a community organization to help them understand the offers and sign up for a service for reduced cot internet.  Many affordable offers are available for a limited period s please act quickly. Resources: 1.CETF background Toolkit for teachers: 3. Find participating organizations:
California Earned Income Tax Credit
Students and their families may be eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). Eligible low-income workers can claim the Cal EITC at any time during the year. To date, 1.4 million Californians have claimed the credit, putting over $300 million back into their pockets. CalEITC4Me, the statewide outreach program for the tax credit, is joining community partners to help prepare families, for the new school year.

1. CalEITC4Me background:
2. CalEITC4Me calculator to determine eligibility and expected EITC:
3. File your taxes:

Student Mental Health
September is national suicide prevention awareness month. If you notice someone suffering or in need, please speak out and help point them toward assistance.

1. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
2. California Department of Education Suicide Prevention web page:
3. California Department of Education Suicide Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup:
4. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Safety Reminder It is important that traffic laws are obeyed in order to keep our students and our community safe. Please, no U-turns on Atkins in front of the school. Students are running across Atkins to be picked up across the street from the school. Please drop-off and pick up your students at the school. There is a designated drop-off/pick-up zone on the South Side of the school and not in the fire lane in front of the school. Also, please talk to your students about limiting the back and forth to Food Stop throughout the day. 

Free DACA Legal Services

Please click on the flyer for a list of Free DACA Legal Services
Por favor revise el documento para una lista de Servicios Legales para DACA gratis





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