Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!Top of Page

Dear Excelsior Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We hope that you are having a wonderful summer and that you will soon be ready for the start of a new school year at Excelsior. We are excited to welcome our returning students as well as families new to our school, and we are looking forward to the adventures this year will bring. 

The past successes celebrated at Excelsior School have been the result of strong relationships among students, families, and school staff. A commitment to regular communication will help us to continue to build these relationships. We look forward to welcoming your participation at Excelsior. There are multiple opportunities for families to be involved in the educational process. Please look for information about the Eureka Schools Foundation, the Excelsior Parent Teacher Club, School Site Council, and other ways of supporting your students and the school. Your support is always appreciated. 

To help you ease into the year, here are some important information items:

  • The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 15th.
  • School starts promptly at 9:05 am and ends at 3:30 pm.  Students should not arrive on campus prior to 8:50 am. (Students will continue to be dismissed at 2:20 pm on Mondays to accommodate staff collaboration time.)
  • Class lists will be posted at Class Assignment Night on Tuesday, August 14th at 5:00 pm
  • Supply lists for each grade level are available below and are posted on our school home page.
  • The bus schedule and bus applications are available on the EUSD Transportation Website. Bus passes are sold at the Transportation Office at 5461 Eureka Road, Suite 2.
  • If you are interested in purchasing a Chromebook at district cost for your student, please visit the district website and select "Programs", then "BYOD", or click HERE

As the school year begins, we know that you may have additional questions about school activities and procedures. Hopefully the answers to many of your questions can be found on our Excelsior School Website and in the documents below. We strongly encourage you to read the weekly emails that will come to you from our school throughout the year.  These notifications will contain important information relating to our school events, activities and timelines. I will also do my best this year to continue posting pictures and updates on our Excelsior School Facebook page so that you can stay in touch with our students' school events and activities. 

If there is anything else we can do to help as you prepare for the start of the school year, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school!

Heidi Williams, Ed.D.

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