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13800 Pierce Street; Arleta, CA 91331

Phone (818) 896-9573     Fax (818) 896-8403


Where Eagles Soar!


Principal's Message

September 2018

Dear Parents,


As we enter our second month of the 2018-2019 school year, we thank you for your children and support!  We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.  As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.


We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  • Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
  • Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
  • Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  • Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
  • Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
  • Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and be college and career ready


One of our main focus this year is ATTENDANCE.  We are working hard to ensure that all our students come to school every day and on time.  Studies show that for every day of absence, a child takes three days of instruction to make up for the lost time.  When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school.

As a parent, you play a vital role in your child’s academic success even in school.  The first step to academic achievement is establishing excellent school attendance habits.  In order to support student achievement, LAUSD set an attendance goal for all students to maintain a Proficient/Advanced attendance rate of 96% or higher throughout the school year.  This means that students must have:

  • No more than one absence for every five weeks (25 instructional days) of school.
  • No more than SEVEN TOTAL absences in the school year.

It is important that your child is present at school every day and on time.  Here are some suggestions to establish positive attendance habits:

  • Create morning and evening routines
  • Schedule all appointments for your child during non-school hours
  • Post school calendars and schedules in a visible place
  • Plan family vacations on non-school days only
  • Help your child develop a positive attitude toward school by encouraging him/her to participate in school activities
  • Communicate with your child’s teachers and academic counselor on a regular basis

These suggestions will help to ensure your child does not develop a pattern of chronic absences


Let’s work together to ensure your child has a successful year!




Brenda Fernandez





Our Mission

The Sharp Avenue School Community will assure that all students will be provided with a rigorous standards-based curriculum, quality instruction and the opportunity to learn and develop as positive assets to society.

Our Vision

All Sharp Avenue School students will be successful in all levels of education.  They will continue to be lifelong learners prepared to succeed in college and/or the workplace. They will become an asset to our society as positive role models by demonstrating strong character and good citizenship.