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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

December 2018


Dear Parents:



As we enter December, we prepare to celebrate the holiday season. 


Winter Program Performances:

All students have been rehearsing their songs for the Winter Program.  We look forward to seeing them perform for the students on December 12th and for the parents will be on December 13th.  Please make sure that you come at the designated times for your child's grade level performance.  


Attendance:  California's Compulsory Education Laws

California's compulsory education laws require children between six and eighteen years of age to attend school. 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!


Winter Break:

Winter break will be from December 15th through January 6th.  Classes will resume on January 7th.


We would like to wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season.




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.