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13800 Pierce Street; Arleta, CA 91331

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


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Principal's Message

November 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians, 



As we enter fall, it is cold in the mornings and warms up throughout the day yet, many of our students are not coming dressed for the colder weather in the mornings.  We do line up outside in the mornings from 7:30 to 7:40 am and many teachers start the day with psychomotor outside.  This is also the time of year out collection of sweaters and jackets grow in room 1. We do suggest placing your child’s full name inside the jacket. To help us get the item back to your child.  



We will be hosting Parent Conferences for the first reporting period on November 18-22, 2019. The school schedule for parent conference will be:

Monday, November 18, 2019                     Dismissal will be 1:29 pm.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019                    Dismissal will be at 2:04 pm.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019               Dismissal will be 1:29 pm.

Thursday, November 21, 2019                   Dismissal will be 1:29 pm.

Monday, November 22, 2018                     Dismissal will be 1:29 pm.

During Parent Conferences, the teachers will be reviewing student work, assessment data, and grades with you. This is your opportunity to ask questions and ask for suggestions on how you can help your child at home.  The parent-teacher conference is the perfect opportunity for you and the teacher to discuss the work habits of your child, the expectations of the grade-level standards, and the expectations for progression in English Language Development. Please be prepared to talk about ways your child can improve academically. Finally, this is your opportunity to ask questions about your child’s behavior and academic strengths as well as needs.



California's compulsory education laws require children between six and eighteen years of age to attend school. The law also stated that once a child is enrolled in school, the expectation is that they will attend on a regular basis even if they are less than 6 years old. Under state law, a pupil who, without a valid excuse, is absent from school for three full days in one school year, or is tardy or absent for more than 30 minutes during the school day on three occasions in one school year, is considered truant. Once a student is designated a truant, state law requires schools, districts, counties, and courts to intervene to ensure that parents and pupils receive certain services to assist them in complying with attendance laws. When these various interventions fail—meaning parents or guardians still do not send a child to school or a student misses an unlawful amount of school—the matter is referred to the courts. Courts can then use penalties or other measures to seek compliance. Essentially, these various interventions exist to ensure that pupils remain in school and that a pattern is not established that could lead to their dropping out of school later in their educational career.


The LAUSD goal for all students is maintaining a Proficient/Advanced attendance rate, which means 7 or fewer absences throughout the entire school year.  Achieving Proficient/Advanced attendance is directly tied to student achievement. Students with Perfect Attendance will be reward monthly!

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, on behalf of all of the staff at Sharp I would like to express our thanks for the support you provide us as well as the opportunity to work with your children. The District has set aside 5 days for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. We will not have school from Monday, November 25, 2019, to Friday, November 29, 2019. We will return to school on Monday, December 2, 2019. We wish you and your family a wonderful week spending time with friends and family.

During the five days, I remind you that it is important for your child to continue to have a similar routine as they do during the regular school days. They should be working on Homework packets given to their by their teachers, they should also be reading at least 30 minutes a day during the break from school. I’m sure your classroom teachers will talk to you during parent conferences in regards to the areas your children should not neglect during the break.



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.