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COVID-19 Resources

See AESD's COVID-19 School Safety Plan and Response and Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

School Reopening Plans

Click on the link for the latest update by Mrs. Kelly as of Friday, October 16, 2020. For more information, visit

LCAP Town Hall Meetings

Please join us for one of two Zoom town hall meetings to review Atwater Elementary’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

In the town hall we will review current district wide programs, look at an overview of the cost of these programs, and explain ways for you to give us your input as we move forward in planning for the 2021-22 school year.

Por favor acompáñenos para una de dos juntas en Zoom para revisar el Plan de Responsabilidad y Control Local (LCAP) de Atwater Elementary.

En la junta, revisaremos los programas actuales de todo el distrito, una descripción general del costo de estos programas y explicaremos las formas en que puede darnos su opinión a medida que avanzamos en la planificación para el año escolar 2021-22.

January is School Board Recognition Month!

January is School Board Recognition Month!

I invite all community members to join me in recognizing the dedication and hard work of AESD Board Members, and to continue to support them as they prioritize meeting the needs of our children.
AESD Board Members include (left to right in the photo):
Mary Ellen Arana, President, Area 1 Trustee
Scott Lee, Area 3 Trustee
Larry Whitney, Area 4 Trustee
Dr. Sandra Schiber, Superintendent
Jessica Reed, Board Clerk, Area 5 Trustee
Mark Hendrickson, Area 2 Trustee

Board Members are our elected representatives and a vital link between the school district and the community. The Board sets the foundation and vision for the district, directs resources where they are most needed, and ensures accountability to the community by monitoring progress toward goals. Their end goal, of course, is to support and elevate student achievement.

During this challenging year, the AESD Board of Trustees has worked to close the opportunity gap by providing computers and internet access to students when all instruction was brought online, by providing food services for our students even when they were not attending in person at school and directing resources to the social-emotional support of students so critical during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

I hope you will join me in saluting our hard-working Board Members for their support of our students during these unprecedented times, and in commending the tireless work of our Board Members, teachers, and support staff. All the care and compassion for students and their families that they have shown this last year is evidence that improving outcomes for students has been, and will continue to be, the reason we all put in extraordinary time and effort into this work.

Summer Meal Program

Monday, June 8th - Wednesday, July 15th
Breakfast and Lunch Pick-Up
NO Enrollment Required, NO Cost!
*Dates subject to change based on school calendar and closure*
El servicio estará disponible del 8 de junio al 15 de julio
Recogida de desayuno y almuerzo
¡NO se requiere inscripción, SIN costo!
* Fechas sujetas a cambios según el calendario escolar y el cierre *

Updated Information Regarding School Closures 04.01.20

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Merced County school district leaders have been working closely in monitoring the impact the COVID-19 health crisis has on our students and school community. The safety of students and staff continues to be a top priority during this unprecedented pandemic. As such, careful consideration has been given to how to best proceed for the remainder of the school year. Please click here to read the letter that contains updated information regarding school closures for Atwater Elementary School District for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. <br>
Estimados Padres y Guardianes,
Los líderes del distrito escolar del Condado de Merced han estado trabajando cercanamente para monitorear el impacto que la crisis de salud de COVID-19 tiene en nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad escolar. La seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal continua siendo una de las principales prioridades durante esta pandemia sin precedentes. Como tal, se ha considerado cuidadosamente la mejor manera de proceder durante el resto del año escolar. Haga clic aqui para leer la carta que contiene información actualizada sobre el cierre de escuelas del Distrito Escolar Elemental de Atwater para el resto del año escolar 2019-20.

Parent Update from Dr. Schiber 4.9.2020

As a long-time educator, I understand how heartbreaking our announcement of continuing distance learning through the school year can be for our students and families. Please know our district is committed to providing ongoing education, resources and support for students, parents and staff. Please click here to see the full letter that was sent to parents on April 9, 2020.
Como educadora desde hace mucho tiempo, entiendo lo angustioso que puede ser para nuestros estudiantes y familias nuestro anuncio de continuar el aprendizaje a distancia durante el año escolar. Por favor tenga en cuenta que nuestro distrito está comprometido a proporcionar educación continua, recursos y apoyo para los estudiantes, padres y personal. Haga clic aquí para ver la carta completa que se envió a los padres el 9 de abril de 2020.

Check ParentSquare Regularly for District and School Updates

This is a friendly reminder to check your ParentSquare app on a regular basis for updates from your child's teacher and/or principal. If you are not yet signed up for ParentSquare, you can download the free mobile app for Android or iOS and you can also use it from a computer at: Attached is a PDF version (English and Spanish) of instructions from the ParentSquare website. </br>
Este es un recordatorio para revisar su aplicación ParentSquare de manera regular para obtener actualizaciones del maestro y / o director de su hijo. Si aún no está registrado en ParentSquare, puede descargar la aplicación móvil gratuita para Android o iOS y también puede usarla desde una computadora en: Se adjunta una versión en PDF (inglés y español) de las instrucciones del sitio web ParentSquare.
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