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ELAC pot luck holiday celebration!
Please join us on Tuesday, 12/15 as our English Learner Advisory Committee hosts a pot luck holiday celebration - 6pm in the MU room. Children are welcome! Please bring a plate of food to share. Paper goods and silverware will be provided.

Pajama day!
Wednesday, December 17 is pajama day - dress up cozy warm and enjoy a relaxed and comfy minimum day!

District Board meeting
Parents are invited to attend a special Board of Trustees meeting at the NBMS Performing Arts Center to hear (and contribute to) discussion concerning the updating of Board Policy 1230, which concerns the organization of school-connected organizations (Home & School clubs and foundations).

Ibou's African Dance
Students in K through 3 will be performing their African Dance routines on Friday, 12/19 between 10 and 11 in the MU room. Families are invited to attend - come and see what your talented children have been practicing for all these weeks.

Winter Break
Please note that school will be closed as of Monday, December 22, and will reopen for students on Tuesday, January 6. Bell schedules for the week of Dec 15 - 19 will be the same as regular weeks; no minimum day release on Friday 12/19.

Superintendent's letter concerning school closures for "extreme weather" and other emergencies
Please click on the link below to read the Superintendentís message regarding procedures for school closures in the event of emergencies.

Be sure to check out the latest Dolphin Dispatch newsletter for updates and special event reminders!

Our School


Welcome to the 2014-15 school year, and to the Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School website! Our school offers an exceptional learning environment for a child to be nurtured through these critical first steps of his/her education journey. Led by a talented and dedicated faculty focused on their students' academic success and social-emotional development, SCG offers a well-rounded program that emphasizes essential 21st century skills like problem-solving and collaborative learning within the traditional disciplines of reading, writing, social studies and mathematics, infusing technology and digital literacy into a balanced curriculum that aligns to state-adopted standards.

We boast an extraordinary team of Special Education faculty, who support our students with special needs, and we are particularly proud of our renowned SDC Autism program that provides students with autism the opportunity to thrive in our inclusive classrooms.

We are supported in all our efforts by our amazing parent community who are committed to providing essential enrichment opportunities in the areas of music, dance, art, STEM, and a number of engaging extra-curricular activities. This year our Home and School Club is also helping to fund a new PE/Lifeskills program that teaches children about positive play, with practical skills for life like empathy building and conflict resolution, as well as a new after school Homework Center in partnership with our English Learner Advisory Committee.

We look forward to an exciting year of continuous learning and growth!

Upcoming Events

Superintendent Henry Castaniada Read the Superintendent's latest article or view it in the Capitola Times

Letter from the Superintendent regarding school closures
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Soquel District Office Child Nutrition Information

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Last updated: December 16, 2014