Welcome to the
2014-15 school year! We are excited to begin a new year, ready for you
and your child to join in learning adventures in ACSD.
This year, we will be focusing on learning deeply
and thoughtfully, as we integrate creativity, collaboration, problem
solving and technology integration into a new curriculum. Students will
have opportunities to think critically, work together toward commonly
held goals, persevere, problem solve and apply their learnings to real
world situations. We look forward to working with your child in new and
We can't wait to see the tremendous amount your
child will learn over the coming year. Teaching and learning is changing
in ACSD, and we are so glad you and your child are involved in these
important new ways of learning.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Center for Bullying Prevention. During the month of October communities unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention. For more information on National
Bullying Prevention Month, please click here.
An act is defined as bullying when:
• The behavior is intentional and aimed at causing harm to another
• There is an imbalance of power either emotionally, socially, intellectually or
• The behavior is repeated over time
ACSD recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide safe school environments that protect students from physical and emotional harm. All staff that witness bullying shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so.
Bullying prevention measures in ACSD include but are not limited to:
- Training for ALL STAFF regarding bullying and harassment policies & procedures
- Bullying policy is posted in all classrooms, office, lounge and pupil government meeting rooms
- School-wide safety assessment to guide intervention and prevention efforts.
- Promote positive school climate through Positive Behavior Interventions and
- Supports, daily teaching of social emotional curriculum lessons, classroom
management procedures, character development lessons, kindness campaigns
- Bullying PowerPoint presentations teaching kids how to be Upstanders (People who stand up for what is right) not bystanders (People who stand by and let things happen). Provides bullying and cyberbullying information and how to respond to bullying behaviors.
Upstander Activities & Additional Resources:
Parents ----Bully Bust Upstander Alliance
Teachers – Bully Bust Upstander Activities
Parents, Students, Teachers & Community– StopBullying.Gov
Virus Making Children Sick in U.S.
ACSD EV-D68 Newsletter.pdf
As you have likely seen on the news, there is a viral infection (Enterovirus D68) that has now been spread throughout 40 states including California, making many children seriously ill. The virus has symptoms of coughing and sneezing, but can become life-threatening overnight by developing into wheezing and severe shortness of breath. Children with asthma and respiratory problems are at highest risk for complications of this virus.
Enteroviruses are spread the same way as colds and flu, since they reside in
human saliva, nasal mucous, and stool. Preventing the spread of viral infection
is as simple as careful hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes with
arms and elbows, not hands. It also helps to keep our hands away from our
faces, since you may have touched someone with the virus or something they
recently coughed/sneezed over. For more information please click here .
2014 Scratch Student Showcase Winners Announced
Anaheim City School District Officials
Reduce Taxpayer Bills and
Continue to Improve School Facilities
through Bond Restructuring Effort
Click here for more details
Click here to access Common Core Report Cards
We are a diverse family of 24 schools, serving 19,100 K-6 students in a dynamic, standards-based learning community. As one of the largest elementary school districts in California, we offer a broad range of programs and learning opportunities, enhanced by strong support from families and the community.
We prepare students to move forward to their secondary education with confidence and enthusiasm.