Welcome to Merritt Trace Elementary


Merritt Trace Elementary School

is the Kindergarten through Fifth Grade campus of San Jose Unified School District’s Academic, Visual and Performing Arts strand. Every student at Trace performs on stage or in a video at least once per school year. All students attend classes in Drama, Art, and Music; third through fifth graders are eligible to participate in additional classes in Instrumental Music (Strings and Band) and Choir.
 
In addition to its unique arts focus, Trace emphasizes a strong academic program. Highly-qualified teachers have high expectations for their students. An after-school Homework Center is available for students needing more support.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP

La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.

Vision and Mission

Our Mission and VisionNuestra Visión y Misión

Trace Logo


 

2015-16 PERFORMING ARTS SCHEDULE

Student Art Show


Trace Updates


Recruitment


Welcome Letters

Welcome to Trace!
Bienvenidos a la escuela Trace!


Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule
Horario


TRAFFIC PLAN:

1. Kinderworld parking lot is for Kinders only.

2. 1st-5th grades should be dropped off/picked up on Dana Avenue or use the Lincoln parking lot.


Please remember our early out schedule for Tuesdays this year:

  • Kindergarten 1:20 pm Dismissal
  • First - Third Grade 1:15 pm Dismissal
  • Fourth and Fifth Grade 1:24 Dismissal


Fifth Grade Movie

Check out the Fifth Grade film projects!

Trace 2015 5th Grade Video
Trace 2014 5th Grade Video
Trace 2013 5th Grade Video
Trace 2012 5th Grade Video

For information on how to acquire your own copies of the films, contact Mr. Boston at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


 

Trace History Book

Trace neighbors and alumni James R. Hubert and E. Leonard Johnson have written a book of Trace history. Please visit the official site for the book: Merritt Trace Elementary School - Through the Years!

Trace Through the Year

LCAP Meetings / Reuniones de LCAP

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Meeting

Reunión del Plan de Rendición y Control Local de Fondos (LCAP)

Quick Links


2015-2016 Instructional Calendar
Calendario Lectivo 2016-2016

School Accountability Report Card
Informes Escolares de Rendición de Cuentas (SARC)

Volunteer Driver Memo
Volunteer Driver Packet
Paquete Para Conductores Voluntarios

SJUSD Food Services

Technology Links

Uniform Policy (PDF)
Reglamento del uniforme de Trace (PDF)

Parent Participation at Trace (PDF)
Participación de los padres en Trace (PDF)

ATTENDANCE HOTLINE: (408) 535-6583

If your child is or will be absent, please call the Attendance Hotline and leave a message with the name of the student and the reason for the absence.


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