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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 2018


Dear Parents:



As we enter November, we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and the official start of the holiday season. 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 19, 2018, to Friday, November 23, 2018. We will return to school on Monday, November 26, 2018. We wish you and your families 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.


Parent Conferences: We will be hosting Parent Conferences for the first reporting period on November 5-9, 2017. The school schedule for parent conference will be:


Monday, November 5, 2018                        Dismissal will be 1:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018                       Dismissal will be at 2:04 pm.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018                  Dismissal will be 1:30 pm.

Thursday, November 8, 2018                      Dismissal will be 1:30 pm.

Monday, November 9, 2018                        Dismissal will be 1:30 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.


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!


100th Day of School: We have the majority of our students were celebrated on Monday, October 29th! All students enrolled for the first 50 days of school whom 97% or greater attendance was recognized. We are so proud of our students with good attendance. Thank you, parents, for your support!!!! The students have been informed that we will be celebrating the 100 days of school. The students who have been enrolled 100 days and have 97% attendance or better will be recognized on February 11, 2018.  We are trying very hard to maintain Proficient to Advanced attendance for all our students.




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.