Sundown Elementary

2020-2021 School Theme- Mapping Our Growth

Kindergarten Roundup Survey

A video message from our staff

Calendar

June

District Office Conf. Rm 3 and 4, 41914 50th St W, Quartz Hill, CA 93536

While under State and Local Health orders, meetings will be held virtually and accessible via https://www.youtube.com/c/westsideunionschooldistrict/live. See agenda for additional information. Board meeting date changed from June 22 for scheduling conflicts.

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Meeting location and/or dates subject to change, please refer to the Agenda for official Time(s) and Location(s).
Details... about Regular Board Meeting

August

Stallion Stampede!

Visit the Parent Portal for access to attendance, grades and so much more!

PowerSchool

Library

Our students are welcome to access the fabulous Sundown Virtual Library created by Mrs. Lohrman! 

Sundown Virtual Library 

**Student must be signed in to their school Google accounts in order to access the virtual library**

PTA Information

Please join PTA and help provide our students the best experiences possible! 

Join Sundown PTA Here

 

Summer Enrichment Program

Our Summer Enrichment Program applications are now closed. 

**If you still have interest, then you can call the school at (661)722-3026 to be added to the waitlist. **

Confirmation of enrollment will be sent out by Friday, May 28th. 

First page of the PDF file: SundownSummerEnrichmentProgramPoster

Weekly Announcements for May 17th

Kindergarten Round-Up Presentation for the '21-'22 School Year

Announcements

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) was presented to the District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) on May 14, 2021 and to the Superintendent’s Advisory (PAC) on May 25, 2021.

Comments from both the DELAC and PAC are considered when developing actions and services that best meet the needs of our student groups.  

We appreciate all of our stakeholders providing feedback on the LCAP, and we have incorporated actions and services that we believe will most efficiently meet the needs of our student groups. The LCAP Public Hearing will be held on June 8 at the Board meeting.

Wow! We have actually completed the 2020-21 school year amongst unimaginable changes to how schools operate during the pandemic. We are looking forward to seeing what adjustments will be made on June 15th when California reopens. The patience and cooperation of you and your students have made the necessary changes possible, but we are sure looking toward a return to school as it was pre-COVID when summer break ends on August 4, 2021!

Registration is currently underway for our students and be completed online. Congratulations to our 8th grade students who are being promoted to high school. We have appreciated being part of your elementary school journey! Best of luck in high school.

These past few months have been busy as we’ve welcomed back students of in-person learning.  Initially we anticipated that all the students who’d chosen hybrid learning would return when LACDPH allowed reopening, many families preferred to remain on distance learning for the remainder of this school year.  Though this change resulted in some teacher changes, we were able to accommodate the choices of most families, and I thank our staff for their tireless efforts to make those changes possible.  We are pleased to have students back on campus and have appreciated all of your support and cooperation in making this transition.

In this article:

- DELAC Meeting May 14th at 10:00

- Superintendent's Advisory May 25th at 12:15

- Middle School Promotion Ceremonies in June

- Year Long Distance Learning for 2021-22

- 2021-2022 School Year Enrollment and Transfers

- Board of Trustee meeting May 4th and 18th at 6:00 PM - watch via YouTube!

- Honoring Service of Teachers (May 4th), Classified employees (May 18th), Management (June 8)

- Valley View and Greg Anderson Academy become WASC Accredited! 

At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees last night, Memoranda of Understanding with Westside Union Teachers Association were approved, paving the way for the special needs students to return effective Monday, April 19th. Also, the Board of Trustees approved the use of the NWEA as the annual assessment for our students this year.  Our students will have completed 3 administrations of this assessment to measure their academic progress throughout the year, allowing the Board to waive administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for the 2020-21 school year.

In this summary:

Westside USD Reopening plans awaiting approval. Available on District and School Websites.

The TK-6th grade students in mild/moderate special day classes will return February 16th and the TK/K cohorts will return on February 22nd.  

Parents will receive information about the new system for daily check-in which is currently required.  You will find information about that system and directions for using it on the website.  You will also find a video to help you with setting up the system either on your phone or on another device.

Some additional changes that have been made to facilitate reopening schools include the addition of 654 GPS ionizers to all HVAC units district-wide.  These ionizers kill 99% of all germs, bacteria, and viruses, and are Underwriter’s Laboratories certified to deliver clean indoor air that is safe and healthy.

Monday, February 15th is Presidents Day.  Our schools will be closed for that day.

School and District News

Reopening Protocols and Plans

Distance Learning Class Schedules

A Little Bit About Sundown...

At Sundown Elementary School, our positive school environment fosters mutual respect for one another. This requires parent, school, and student responsibility to assure academic success, the development of appropriate social skills, the enhancement of student self- esteem, and knowledge of the Anti-Bullying Policies. We look forward to your continued involvement in your child’s education and your participation in school events throughout the coming year. Our goal is to strengthen the home-school relationship by building a strong partnership with parents. Parents have an open invitation to volunteer, to participate, and to share in the setting and achievement of our school’s goals for our children through School Site Council (SSC), the PTA, English Learner’s Advisory Committee (ELAC), and District level committees.

Sundown, located in the northwest portion of the Antelope Valley, near the intersection of Avenue J and 60th Street West houses approximately 1050 students. While the student ethnic profile at Sundown includes representation from a broad spectrum of races, the majority of students are Hispanic and Caucasian. Our school site is composed of a main building built in 1994 and 18 permanent portables. We also have after school child care programs facilitated by the YMCA and one through the City of Lancaster.

Assemblyman Tom Lackey 2019 Art Show "My Hometown"- Sundown Elementary Entries