A Message from your Principal

A Message From Mrs. Herrick

Welcome to a new school year Standiford Sharks! I am very excited to be a part of the Shark Family! As a new principal, I am going to begin the year by focusing on getting to know my students and families to establish a connection with them to assist with their success. We know that building a relationship between home and school is the best way to support student learning, so making that a priority is important to me.

We are proud to be a Leader in Me School, which empowers our students to become leaders of their own learning, social interactions and self being. We know that social emotional health is key for opening the door to learning. Students will set goals, track their own progress, reflect on their collected data, and celebrate successes. Our school is made up of a diverse population of learners and each one is supported to our fullest ability. I believe in rigorous learning for ALL Students!

Our teachers focus on the needs of the whole student. We focus student by student and skill by skill to make certain students are receiving all that they need to be successful leaders and learners. Many of the teachers at our site run student action teams as a part of Leader In Me such as: Memory Makers, Advertising Agency, Standiford is 4tunate, and Student Lighthouse. These student teams are a way for our students to practice healthy social interactions to drive their academic growth and a way for our teachers to enhance the leadership capacity on our campus.

Standiford is also home to the Sylvan Union School District GATE program as well as our Autism program for grades K-5. Our students who participate in the GATE program follow the California State Standards as well as the GATE Standards of Depth, Complexity, Acceleration, and Novelty. Students across the district take the GATE assessment in 2nd grade and, if they qualify, move to Standiford in the third grade. All our students have access to the core curriculum with support for each student from MTSS- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, to Resource support, to Special Education classes following a pathway of rigor and high expectations leading them into their middle school years.

Many great things happen at Standiford Elementary School. Success truly happens here because we are a Jawsome Standiford Family who puts students first!

Warm regards,

Mrs. Karen Herrick