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Elk Grove Charter School Is Enrolling Students for the 2020-21 School Year


Elk Grove, CA, March 12, 2021-Elk Grove Charter School is officially enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year. The school is excited to welcome new or returning students next year to join the organization in its goal to provide a learning community that challenges all students to realize their greatest potential.


Elk Grove Charter School offers a valuable and unique education to students who seek an alternative to the traditional classroom-only instructional approach. By striving to incorporate classroom instruction, independent study instruction, and community and workplace educational experiences, EGCS allows students to become:


Academic Achievers


Self-Directed Learners


Effective Communicators


Productive Workers


Responsible Citizens


Students at the school can participate in traditional or independent study programs that allow them the flexibility to pursue their passions outside of school in areas like athletics, arts, etc. Parent support and involvement is facilitated through governance meetings to ensure students are meeting academic and social goals in order to complete either traditional or alternative graduation requirements. 


Elk Grove Charter could be a great option for your student. To learn more about or enroll in the Elk Grove School District, call 916-714-1653 or visit the EGCS website!


Elk Grove Charter School Student Dominates Kendama Game Nationwide and Internationally


Elk Grove, CA, February 11, 2020-Logan Tosta, Elk Grove Charter School student, is twisting and turning his way to success in a unique way with a game called Kendama. While some may not recognize this name, originating in Japan, Kendama has been around since the 17th or 18th century. 


The game involves a short wooden peg with a ball attached by a string. The peg also has two cups connected on opposite sides, one larger and one smaller. At the top of the peg is a spike where the ball rests. Players of Kendama swing the ball around and can complete an endless amount of tricks that end with the ball balancing on the spike or a cup.


Tosta has mastered the game and is now one of the best Kendama players in the country! Logan's father and EGCS Vice Principal, Seth Tosta, described Logan's journey with Kendama saying, “It’s one of those things where his friends stopped playing Kendama, but he kept playing and kept playing and he’s got pretty good. He’s put in hours and hours into it and always is playing.”


Logan has achieved a lot of success in his time playing the game since he was in third grade. From competing in a Kendama World Cup in Japan, being sponsored by Kendama USA, traveling the country to compete, to his latest win in January, taking first place in a freestyle competition called Battle of the Border. 


Elk Grove Charter School is proud to be a place where students like Logan can explore their passions and conquer their goals. To learn more about the programs and resources available within Elk Grove Charter School, visit the EGCS website!



Elk Grove Charter School - Early Graduates

Elk Grove, CA, December 18, 2020-At Elk Grove Charter School, students are giving real meaning to the word overachiever! Multiple students in the school are displaying their inspiring motivation and determination with early graduations. A total of 20 students graduated early, with 18 fulfilling their requirements in December and 2 in January. The initiative of these students allowed them to slingshot themselves ahead to prepare and enter new careers or education pathways.


Elk Grove Charter school is proud of the work of all these amazing students who deserve to be recognized for their amazing accomplishments:


Alcala, Kailani I.

Alexander, Amelia K.

Campos, Misael

Castillo, Alexander M.

Claude, Alexis J.

Dellorso, Maribeth V.

Ellis, Britton B.

Ghafary, Susan

Haworth, Christian A.

Johannson, Jared R.

Le, Katelyn T.

Lovato, Jacob P.

McAlister, Kristin J.

Menendez, Marien M.

Ornelas, Drayson P.

Raney, Gavin M.

Rogers, Dominick J.

Thor, Kaila L.

Misael Campos

Marien Menendez


EGCS provides the best learning resources and challenges for students to help them reach their highest potential academically and in life. Elk Grove Charter wishes the best to all of their early graduates as they enter this new phase of life. To learn more about the outstanding programs and resources available at Elk Grove Charter School, visit the EGCS website!



Elk Grove Charter School Student Makes History as Youngest Player to Sign with Sacramento Republic Football Club


Elk Grove Charter School attendee Rafael Jauregui made history as the youngest professional to sign on to the Sacramento Republic Football Club. At just 15 years old, Rafael became the youngest in the club's history to appear in a match and his talents continue to shine with his signing. Born and bred in Sacramento, Rafael grew up playing soccer with his family in the area and now gets to show his skills to the community on a high level.


Rafael is the second student to come out of Elk Grove Charter School and go on to sign with the Republic team. The school's relationship with the organization and the flexibility the school provides for extended travel and practice time are what initially drew Rafael to attend. Elk Grove Charter School does everything in its power to help students not only achieve their goals but exceed them.


Rafael is ready to take on the new challenges and excitement of signing with the team, saying, "Five years ago I would have never thought I would be in this situation right now, but the academy has given me this opportunity to do this, and I'm just going to take advantage of it. For me, it literally means everything...Doing it the place I was born and doing what I love, it's amazing."


Elk Grove Charter School is thrilled to see their student's success and is excited to see what else Rafael will accomplish on and off the field. To learn more about EGCS and the programs and resources they provide to students, visit the EGCS website!



About the Elk Grove Charter School

The Elk Grove Charter School located in the Elk Grove Unified School District is committed to creating individualized educational opportunities for students by combining classroom instruction, independent study instruction, and community and workplace educational experiences. This educational approach is for students who seek an alternative to the traditional classroom-only instructional approach. It is also an alternative to the Elk Grove Unified School District's comprehensive and continuation high school programs. Our district's mission is to provide a learning community that challenges all students to realize their greatest potential.


For more information about the Elk Grove Charter School, please visit www.egcs.egusd.net and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.




EGCS 2020 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan 

During a special board meeting the Elk Grove Unified Board of Education unanimously approved the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) for the Elk grove Charter School. A public hearing for the plan was held on 9/15/20 and then approved on 9/28/20. A copy of the plan is available on the school's website. If you have questions about the plan you can contact administration at 916-714-1653.  Click HERE to view EGCS 2020 LCP 

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, 
L
isa Valenzuela/School Counselor                                                                                                                                            Email: Lvalenzu@egusd.net 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 egcs.egusd.net or the district’s webpage at egusd.net/covid-19. You will find information regarding EGUSD drive-thru meal service, free internet access, and much more. 

Resources

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


 
   
   
Suggestions


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 http://www.cetfund.org/aboutus/mission2. Toolkit for teachers:  http://www.internetforallnow.org/educators_toolkit 3. Find participating organizations: http://www.cetfund.org/organizations/main 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.
Resources:

1. CalEITC4Me background: http://caleitc4me.org/schools/
2. CalEITC4Me calculator to determine eligibility and expected EITC: http://caleitc4me.org/earn-it/
3. File your taxes: http://caleitc4me.org/get-it

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.

Resources:
1. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: http://afsp.org/
2. California Department of Education Suicide Prevention web page: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/mh/suicideprevres.asp
3. California Department of Education Suicide Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/mh/smhpworkgroup.asp
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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