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13800 Pierce Street; Arleta, CA 91331

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


Where Eagles Soar!


Principal's Message

May 2019


Dear Parents;


As we welcome in May, we are in the midst of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test that our students in Grades 3-5 will be taking.  Fourth Grade already completed their testing cycle.  Fifth grade will complete their testing cycle the week May 6th, and Third grade will be testing from May 13th through May 24th.


Teacher Appreciation Week:

From May 6th - 10th it is Teacher Appreciation Week. Let's show our teachers how much we love them by writing them a card, drawing a picture, bringing them a flower from our garden! All our teachers are deserving of our respect, love, and admiration.  Thank you to all our teachers for their devotion and for everything they do for each and every one of our Sharp Eagles.



Attendance continues to be one of our main goals this school year. The students who do extremely well in school have great attendance. They come to school almost every day and they are here on time. Both of these things are important to learning and success. We certainly understand that students do sometimes get sick and some absences are almost inevitable, but there is a lot learned every day that we come to school.  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!


Enrollments for 2019:

We are accepting enrollment applications for the new school year.  Please make sure that you stop by the office and request a packet as soon as possible.  Also, please let your family and friends know that we are accepting enrollments. 


As we approach the end of the school year, many activities will be taking place.  Please make sure to keep abreast of all of the activities through this website's calendar. 


We want to encourage all of our students to do their best, even when things are challenging - this is how they will accomplish great things! Our most successful students continue to work hard when things are challenging. We hope you will encourage and inspire this at home, as we are Sharp Strong!





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.