The Cougar Credo
Spruce Cougars join and proudly say We respect our community everyday.
We hold our teachers in high regard,
We try our best and always work hard.
So turn to a neighbor and let's remind,
That Spruce Elementary is the BEST YOU'LL FIND!
**School Absence Reporting**
The State of California requires that all parents must contact the school when their child is absent either by phone or note. Spruce School has an absence line available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For student absences, please call your student's school and provide a secretary or school faculty member the following information:
Spruce main office number: (650) 877-8780. Messages can be left at any time 24/7.
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Volunteering and Field Trips
Our District Office and teachers have clarified the procedures for volunteering at all sites to increase the security and safety of all our students. Parents, if you want to volunteer in the classroom or go on field trips, it is very important to start the volunteer processes. The office Staff is keeping track of all the people who are/want to go through the volunteering processes. This processes can take 2 weeks to 1 month to complete, please start as soon as possible. The volunteer applications are also available in Spanish. For more information about volunteering, please come by the front office.
Kindergarten Registration Information
For more information on registration requirements, Click Here
DELAC and ELAC Meeting Dates
ELAC Meeting at Spruce 12/21/16, 1/17/17, 3/14/17, 4/25/17, 5/23/17 -- DELAC 6:30 pm 1/10/17 @ Martin Elementary, 3/14/17 @ Los Cerritos Elementary, 4/18/17 @ Ponderosa Elementary, 5/16/17 @ Sunshine Gardens Elementary
Spruce Spirit Shirts
Show your Spruce pride by purchasing a Spruce t-shirt to wear every Friday! We have received a new shipment of spirit shirts and we are eager to get them out to all our students and their families. Please come by the office to get your shirt. The cost is only $10.
Early Dismissal Pick Up!
Every Wednesday Grades 1st - 5th Early Dismissal 1:45. Parents, it is extremely important that you pick up your child on time during early dismissal days. We are seeing an increase of children being picked up late, especially on early release days. If you know that you are going to have a tight schedule, please make sure that you make arrangements to have a family member or friend, that is on the emergency card pick up your child. Please mark your calendar and make sure that you pick up your child on time.
Spruce Policy Reminder Morning Drop Off
Parents, remember there is NO adult supervision on the playground before 8:15 a.m.. If your child is eating breakfast they must go straight to the cafeteria. If they are not eating breakfast they MUST be supervised by their parent. Teachers are not required to supervise students until 8:15 a.m. and it is not safe for students to be outside alone.
Students Running After School
Parents please help enforce our safe walking policy at Spruce Elementary by speaking with you children, especially after school. Lately Spruce staff has observed a large number of students running after school. This seems to be a common occurrence at Spruce lately after school. We do remind students over the loud speaker and put information in regards to this matter on our parent newsletter. I will continue to remind students to walk, but it would be very helpful if parents could also reinforce the policy by reminding students daily until we get this under control. Thank you for your support.
Vacations During The School Year
There are only 180 days in the school year. It is extremely important that our students are in school every single day. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE our parents to plan vacations based on the school calendar so that our students don’t miss any academic instruction. If you have any questions about the school calendar or any school holidays please come to the office and we will be happy to assist you. Our goal is to have all our students here all of the time. Please do you best to help make this possible.
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