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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

We are SJCA. As partners, we are going to build another amazing school year!  Did you know there are  1252 students arriving to school each day to learn with one another? Our students deserve the greatest opportunities to build connections, to build capacity and to build confidence.  We do that as parents, mentors, teachers, and guides, TOGETHER.  Our journey is the gold mine -- we will learn together, take risks together, find solutions, together.

As we prepare, let's see what's been happening over the summer and how you can get your children ready for the first day of school:

Capital Improvements:  We've been busy!  These summer projects have all been done to keep the community safe, vibrant and engaging!  Check us out on Twitter at @SJCharterand FB at @SanJoseCharterAcademyOfficial.

  • Solar Project
  • Field Leveled and Sod Installed
  • JA Fitness Area
  • JA Cement Work
  • Hydration Stations (JA field area)
  • Safety Improvements
    • Gates raised at Kinder and 1st-grade locations
    • Additional security cameras installed
    • Building identifications posted
    • Front Office hallway locked entry to campus
    • Front Office service window bar for tardy and early dismissal
  • Upcoming Fall Projects
    • Elementary hopscotches + recess activity murals
    • JA volleyball court resurfacing
    • parking lot and black top slurry coat
    • additional Hydration Stations (partnership project with our PTO)

Back to School Preparations:  Visit our Back to School page HERE

  • 2018-2019 Recommended Supply and Class Wish Lists (attached)
  • 2018-2019 Uniform Policy (attached)
  • Uniform Visual Guide

Important August Dates

  • Aug 1:  Front office opens
  • Aug 1:  Daycare sign up (first come, first served)
  • Aug 11:  Class lists posted 
  • Aug 15:  First day of school (Important:  all students must attend and/or contact the front office to retain enrollment spot)
  • Aug 15-17:  School hours:  7:45-12:45 (1st-8th) / 8:45-11:45 (TK/K)
  • Aug 16:  TK/K Back to School Night (5:30p)
  • Aug 21:  Junior Academy (6th-8th) Back to School Night (5:30p)
  • Aug 22:  Elementary Academy (3rd-5th) Back to School Night (5:30p)
  • Aug 23:  Primary Academy (1st-2nd) Back to School Night (5:30p)

Additional Communication:  Please be watchful for additional communication regarding

  • Free and Reduced Lunch applications
  • SJCA Traffic Flow
  • SJCA Student Handbook

As partners, our children will have a greater sense of belonging, greater pride in their personal growth, and a defined sense of purpose.  Please reach out to me with any great news, clarifications, questions, or concerns you would like to share.

Erin Shiroma, Principal
e:  erin.shiroma@sjcharter.com
c:  626.222.1348
p:  626.856.1693 x4001

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