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.
Westside Union School District families are invited to Joe Walker Middle School on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for the Third Annual Empowering Youth Family Festival. You will receive information about health and wellness, safety, and activities available in our community now and for the summer months. This will be a very fun and well attended event with activities for children to enjoy while touring the festival. This year we are proud to have the Los Angeles Public Library, Museum of Art and History, the YMCA, and the Fire Department at the festival. You will enjoy performances throughout the event by Quartz Hill Karate, Dancing Feet, the Hillview Cheerleaders, and Ballet Folklorico Dancers. Raffle Prizes will be given and Food vendors will have items for purchase.
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Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.
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Due to food allergies and the district's wellness policy, please bring a non-food item for birthday celebrations. Please confirm it with your student's teacher first, before you bring anything into the office. Thank you!
Parents/Guardians, Education Code (EC) 48980 et seq. requires school districts to notify parents and guardians of their rights and responsibilities at the beginning of the academic year. Your signature on the Student Information - Annual Updates form sent home with your student is your acknowledgement that you've been informed of your rights. Please return the Annual Updates form to your child's school promptly.
The 2017-2018 calendar and the 2018-2019 calendar are now available. Please review the dates to familiarize yourself with the calendar. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school office.