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Chipotle Fundraiser

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Attendance Reminders

Ms. Vicky, and  Ms. Katt are the front office personnel for Federal Terrace Elementary. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office at 556-8460 and they will be happy to assist you. Please recognize that the busiest time in the school office is 8:30AM-10 a.m. If your message is not urgent, please wait to contact us until after 10:00AM.



Pick Your Children up On Time

Please be diligent about picking up your child. It can be quite traumatic for children to wait even 10 minutes if they have not been warned ahead of time. Current telephone numbers are required for each child, so we can contact parents if it becomes necessary.

Drop Off

We do not have adult supervision until 8:10AM.  Your child(ren) will be on their own and unattended if you make the choice to drop them off at the school before 8:10AM. 


Absence Line (Call 556-8460, press “1”)

On any day that a child cannot attend school, a parent or guardian must call the school office to excuse the child, stating the reason for the absence. This check on attendance lets the school know that an absent child is safe at home and avoids the need for a note upon the child's return to school.

Parents must call the absence line 556-8460 -  the evening before or the morning of a student's absence, then press “1” to leave a message stating your name, your child's name and the reason for absence.

You must also call if your child will be late, more than thirty minutes, and your child must check in with the office when arriving late. If your child needs to be dismissed from school early, a parent or designated person must sign the student out. Please pick up your child in the office when requesting an early dismissal.


Extended Absence

In the case of an extended illness STILL call the school every day.   Whenever possible get a doctor’s note to excuse your absence.  Eventually the school will require a doctor’s note.



Vacations while school is in session are STRONGLY discouraged, but if it is necessary to remove your child during the school year, you must notify the office one week in advance. The office staff is required to document this absence as unexcused.  Teachers will also need a one week advance notice if requesting work. 

Attendance Matters!!!

Getting your child to school on-time every day,

unless they are sick, is something that YOU can do to ensure

YOUR child has a chance to succeed in school.



While others can help, parents are the bottom line. You can promote good attendance when you:


  • Establish and stick to the basic routines (going to bed early, waking up on time, etc.) that will help your child develop the habit of on-time attendance.
  • Talk to your child about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick
  • Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor or fellow parents) to help you get your child to school if something comes up (e.g. another child gets sick, your car breaks down, etc.).
  • Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, Academic Support provider,  school nurse,  or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.

If your child is absent, work with the teacher to make sure she or he has an opportunity to learn and make up for the academics missed

Black Bear Fundraiser

Join us at Black Bear Diner for a fundraising event. We are raising funds to replace our outdated and broken projector screen in our MPR. 

Bring the flier to Black Bear in Vallejo on Tuesday Feb 6th from 4-10pm and they'll donate 20% to our school and kids. (Excluding alcohol, gift shop sales and sales tax)


FEBRUARY 6, 2018 4pm-10pm 


Black Bear Flier.pdf


Please join us for our upcoming ELAC and SSC meetings.

ELAC is Tuesday March 6 at 8:45am

SSC is Tuesday March 6 at 3:15pm.

We will be reviewing data from our recent district assessment. 



We will begin our robotics club on December 5th in the STEAM LAB (P-3) for all interested 4th and 5th graders.  The Club will meet every Tuesday after that during the upper grade lunch.

CAASPP Online Parent Guides

Posted at the CDE Web site at: 

these parent guides are designed to help parents understand what the new assessments are asking of students.  Each guide contains sample questions for both English Language Arts/literacy and mathematics at each tested grade level. 

Office Hours

8:00 to 4:00pm Monday to Friday

Office Manager: Katt Van Ourkerk

Secretary:  Vicki Burse

Bell Schedule

Grades 1- 5      

Regular Days 8:30am - 3:00pm

Minimum Days 8:30am - 1:30pm


Regular Days 8:30am - 12:30pm

Minimum Days 8:30am - 1:30pm

Extended days  8:30am - 1:30pm  (Beginning 11/30/2015)