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Sierra Elementary's Mission Statement

Sierra Elementary's Mission Statement

The highest aspiration of Sierra Elementary, an International Baccalaureate World School, is to ensure that all young people are inspired to become confident, life-long learners who thrive intellectually and are globally-minded, compassionate, and balanced. 
Sierra is distinguished by:
  • Academic rigor through guided inquiry instruction,
  • Relevant and diverse learning opportunities, and
  • A nurturing and supportive environment in collaboration with parents and community.


Sierra Sharks

Welcome to Sierra Elementary

We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Our school, its staff, and the community are pleased that you are here with us. The staff of Sierra Elementary School strives to provide an exemplary learning environment through the use of inquiry based IB principles and concepts. Student centered learning is the primary focus of the school. Through the PYP Learner Profile and Attitudes, Sierra students internalize the qualities of a life long learner, prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Click below for our school handbook.
Sierra Elementary School Handbook
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Principal's Message

Dear Sierra Families,

On behalf of the Sierra Elementary staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year.  I hope you’ve all had time to relax and enjoy family life these past two months and are now eager and excited to begin a new school year.  I’m pleased to welcome all of our new Kindergarten students as they begin their educational careers here at Sierra Elementary. I would also like to welcome any new families that are joining us.  I’m sure you will find the Sierra school community a warm and welcoming place.  It was so wonderful to see all of our returning friends as well - WELCOME BACK!
One of our goals at Sierra Elementary is to provide a school environment where your children will be safe, happy and work to their fullest potential.  This year promises to be a busy one and we want to keep you as informed as possible. Make sure to check our school webpage and calendar frequently.  The calendar will be updated throughout the year, but already has many of the school-wide events listed on the home page.  As you know, our teachers also communicate regularly with parents through email and classroom web pages. You’ll find links to both on our school webpage as well.
As we start the year, it is important that we maintain our safe and efficient drop-off/pick-up procedures, which were put into place last year.  You will be sent home with a paper copy and map of these procedures in your first day packet.  You can also read about them on our website or by clicking HERE.  The most important expectations to remember include: establishing a pick-up spot after school and making sure your child knows to head straight there at the bell, driving slowly in our parking lots, remaining calm and focused, and remembering that students are only allowed to load on the curb side of the loading zone.  Please remember to stay in your car when in the loading zones.  Cars should not be left unattended in these areas.  
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (916) 788-7141.  
Welcome back and GO SHARKS!!    

Bell Schedule

Sierra Elementary School Bell Schedule

1st - 6th Grade
 7:50 start, dismissal 1:10
 7:50 start, dismissal 1:20
9:40 - 9:55
10:00 - 10:15
First Bell
School Starts for Kindergarten - 6th Grade
K-3rd Grade Snack Recess
4th - 6th Grade Snack Recess
  11:00 - 11:20 K/1 Lunch
2/3 Lunch Recess
  11:20 - 11:40 2/3 Lunch
K/1 Lunch Recess
  11:50 - 12:10  4/5 Lunch
6 Lunch Recess
  12:10 - 12:30  6 Lunch
4/5 Lunch Recess
1:00 - 1:10
1:20 - 1:30
Kindergarten Recess
1st - 3rd Grade Recess
Kindergarten Dismissal
1st - 6th Grade Dismissal

Minimum Day Schedule

K - 6th Grade:
9:40 - 9:55
10:00 - 10:15
11:00 - 11:35
11:45 - 12:20
First Bell
School starts for Kindergarten - 6th Grade
K-3rd Grade Snack Recess
4th - 6th Grade Snack Recess
Primary Lunch
Intermediate Lunch
Kindergarten Dismissal
1st - 6th Grade Dismissal

School Accountability Report Card

California public schools are required to provide information about themselves to the public in an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The data in this report allows for evaluation and comparison to other schools in areas such as: student achievement, environment, resources and demographics. More information about SARC requirements is available at the California Department of Education website.

You can access our most recent School Accountability Report Card (SARC) by clicking HERE.

Safety Plan

The Sierra Elementary School community is committed to ensuring a safe, nurturing environment. We provide a rich, academic curriculum including character education which prepares all students to become self-reliant, productive and enlightened citizens reaching their full potential.
Click the link below for our safety plan.