We have a computer lab equipped with 30 computers
and all students in grades 1-6 use the lab. We have at least
one computer in each classroom for students to use and two
or more in many classrooms. Ten intermediate classrooms have
five computer workstations with advanced research capabilities.
By the time children complete Florin Elementary School, they
can type by touch, use computers for word processing, utilize
graphics, and conduct on-line research.
Managers: Students in grades 4-6 are given the opportunity
to train and become conflict managers. The students learn
methods and strategies to solve peer conflicts peacefully
without violence. Conflict managers are used on the playground
as mediators to help solve problems among other students.
Language Development: All teachers are trained to
work with children whose first language is not English. Techniques
and strategies such as controlled vocabulary, use of visual
aides, hands-on activities, total physical response (TPR),
and primary language support to help students succeed in strengthening
and learning English skills.
CELDT (California English Language Development Test) is administered
to new students within 30 days of beginning school. All students
who are still identified as English language learners are
reassessed annually by October 31st. On going testing will
be done as students arrive at our school.
Florin Elementary Afterschool Academy: The
Afterschool Academy offers a preschool program and an afternoon
program from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The after-school programs are family centers. Students in
1-6 can benefit from homework help and tutoring. Parents
can attend workshops, adult education classes, and job training.
Children must live in the attendance area of a Title I school.
Placement is based on age.
Start/State Preschool Program: Headstart is state and
federally funded for children from low-income households or
for handicapped children. They accept children ages 3-4. The
program enables children to be better prepared for entry into
the kindergarten program. A Homebase Program also services
preschoolers in the home environment.
and Nursing Services: The district nursing services
are administered by a qualified school nurse who provides:
1) Vision and hearing screening
2) Updating medical information
3) Supervision of the maintenance of appropriate records for
elementary school in the Elk Grove district has a resident
nurse. Nurses are available on an on-call basis.
Start Assistance: Healthy Start is a State funded
grant servicing four elementary schools in the Elk Grove Unified
School District. Healthy Start enables students and families
at our school to receive the following:
1) A comprehensive range of prevention oriented services that
promote a healthy start for all children.
2) A child and family support network established and maintained
through on-going collaboration of families, schools, community
based organizations and city and county service agencies in
order to maximize student and family potential.
3) Support for parents to maintain active participation in
their child’s education.
4) Effective communication, team building and service evaluation
between and among parents, schools and agencies, in order
to promote Healthy Start goals.
Speech, and Hearing Program (LSH): A speech and language
specialist is assigned to our school to assist students with
identified needs. To qualify, students must be assessed by
the specialist and meet certain qualifying criteria. The specialist
also works closely with the Learning Center and the Student
Center/Special Education: Qualification for special
education services is based on diagnosis, screening, and teacher/parent
referral through the Student Study Team (SST) process. All
students are assigned to a regular classroom, but may be assisted
with small group instruction in the Learning Center or regular
The school psychologist administers psychological testing,
consults with teachers and parents on emotional behavioral
and learning problems, acts as a liaison to community services,
counsels students, provides parent education, and is a member
of the Student Study Team.
Site Coundil: The School Site Council members are elected
by the school community and hold two-year terms which expire
through normal rotation. The members fulfill the following
1) Develop and recommend a school improvement plan for each
2) Review the implementation of the plan and periodically
assess its effectiveness.
3) Rewrite the plan annually, establish a budget and make
4) Survey parents concerning the quality and effectiveness
of the school.
Study Team: The Student Study Team (SST) is an effective
way to bring tighter all resources to support students experiencing
difficulties in regular classes (a group problem solving method).
The team meets at the request of a teacher or parent or guardian
for a concentrated problem-solving meeting where all the involved
persons are present. The parent or guardian will be asked
to participate in person or give input by phone conference.
During the Student Study Team meeting, either specific recommendations
or a comprehensive action plan will be formulated in an effort
to assist the student. A brief follow-up meeting is scheduled
to assess the child’s progress and make further recommendations
that will enhance the child’s opportunities to succeed.
I: The Federal government provides special funding
for helping children in the areas of reading and mathematics.
Students whose scores on the STAR test fall below the 25th
percentile in reading or math qualify for assistance in this
program. This special assistance is not in place of the regular
program but a supplement to the regular program. A full-time
teacher and instructional assistants all work with qualified
students on a daily basis. An extended day program is also