K-5 Academic Calendar
Each year Pleasanton Unified School District establishes an academic calendar for all grade levels. The academic calendar for our elementary schools (grades K-5) provides information on holidays, first and last day of school, parent conference dates, minimum days and teacher staff development days. The calendar also indicates the beginning and end of the three trimesters which make up the school year, progress report dates and report card dates. Click here to view the Academic Calendar for the current school year.
Parent handbooks are available for grades Kindergarten through Fifth. The handbooks are intended to describe to parents the major skills to be learned in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and History/Social Studies for each grade level. The handbook is also a summary of the standards-based curriculum which is taken directly from the State content standards.The standards listed in the handbooks are end of year expectations. Also included in the handbook are suggested things parents can do to reinforce learning for your child. Please direct questions to the Director of Curriculum and Special Projects at 925.426.4341.
- Kindergarten Handbook
- First Grade Handbook
- Second Grade Handbook
- Third Grade Handbook
- Fourth Grade Handbook
- Fifth Grade Handbook
Elementary PE Standards:
K-12 State Standards
In Pleasanton Unified School District our curriculum and instructional programs are directly aligned to the California State Frameworks and Standards. State Frameworks have been in existence since 1983 and outline in more general terms what good instruction is in each of the curricular areas. The Frameworks also describe the specific programs, strategies, materials, professional development and assessments needed for a particular subject area. The Standards on the other hand provide grade by grade specific learning skills and learning outcomes that are to be achieved. Click here for a link to the California Department of Education which has posted all State Frameworks and Standards documents: www.cde.ca.gov
K-5 Standards-Based Report Cards
Several years ago our District developed new report cards for our elementary students that were more closely aligned to the State academic standards. For 2012-13 school year, teachers will be transitioning to electronically-generated report cards. Parent conference dates are listed on the district calendar
Each school district in California is required to have in place policies for students in grades K-8 regarding promotion, retention and what steps schools and teachers will take for students who are at-risk. Our policies include criteria for identification, timelines, forms for the development of intervention plans as well as appeal forms. Please click here to view information about our policy as well as the forms used for the processes.