Plans and Procedures
Students who reside within the district boundaries may enroll in the Regular classroom program, or the Independent Study Program (if space is available), at any time. Pacific Elementary School accepts interdistrict transfers on a first-come, first-serve basis from the greater Santa Cruz County community. Availability of space, among other things, affects the number admitted into the school from year to year.
What to do in case of an emergency
How we deal with conflict and interpersonal issues at Pacific School
The hows and whys of careful, critical evaluation and the philosophy of authentic assessment
The Library relies on generous donations from the community, in order to expand our collection. Thanks to a generous grant in 2007, we are continuing to continue to improve the collection through next year (2011/2012). Other new library books are purchased through the Birthday Book Club, in which parents donate a book on behalf of their student. Parent volunteers make our school library possible, assisting children with book checkouts, cover new books, and catalogue new books, among other things, and the Pacific School Parents' Club provides funding for a librarian one day a week.
At the beginning of each year, parents receive a copy of the School Handbook, a helpful guide to such things as school hours, how to communicate with staff, parents' rights and what to do in an emergency. (pdf)
The Pacific School Site Council developed a comprehensive Wellness Plan that was adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2006. The school is dedicated to promoting health and follows adopted nutritional standards faithfully. Our goal is to support local agriculture and to use organic foods as much as possible. Information about health and nutrition is integrated throughout the curriculum, giving children the tools to make healthy choices. In 2008, Food Lab Coordinator Stephanie Raugust received a "Go for Health!" School Wellness Award from United Way. (pdf)
In order to get funding for their technology programs, every school must write a Technology Plan which cites the school's approach to technology and outlines the school's specific commitments as to how it will work to bring technology to its students. At Pacific School, we believe that a flexible and innovative approach to technology helps the students gain the ability to investigate and master new programs they may encounter in the future. (pdf)
Single School District Plan
This federally-mandated plan meets the requirements for the Local Educational Agency Plan (LEA) and the Single Plan for Student Achievement. It describes what federal and state programs we provide, how we measure our goals, and how we measure student performance. (pdf)
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.