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    Incoming Kinder Korner


    Please report student absences by phone or email. You will need to report student's first and last name, room number, and reason for absence. If a student is absent for three or more days a doctor's note is required to excuse the absence. Please email or call (408) 423-4011 to report an absence.

    Hello Superstar Families,


    I hope to see you tonight at our virtual New School Year Orientation, 6:00-7:00 pm via the following link:  The presentation will be as brief as possible, allowing time for you to ask questions.  


    Tomorrow night, August 10, at 7:00 pm, I will be reading First Day Jitters, by Julie Danneberd, via google meet to any students who would like to log on. My hope is to calm any worries and promote happy anticipation (and a good night's sleep!) the night before school starts. Here is our link:


    I look forward to seeing those of you who can make it tonight, and your children tomorrow!

    Go Superstars!
    Lauryce Haney
    Principal, Ponderosa School

    PBIS Community Cares Award Image
    PBIS Gold Medal Award Image
    PBIS Gold Medal
    Ponderosa Earns GOLD!

    We are pleased to announce that Ponderosa Elementary School has been recognized by the California PBIS Coalition for successful PBIS implementation at the GOLD level. This award reflects excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as our efforts in implementing the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. 

    Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be Kind! 


    P.E. Doctor's Notes Information 

    P.E. Class - When Your Child is Injured

    If your student experiences an injury that temporarily limits his/her physical ability, s/he may continue to participate in Physical Education class through modified activity.  Please have the doctor provide a note indicating what specific activities your child can do, OR have the doctor complete and sign the form linked below. Your child should then give the form to the school office.

    PE Modification Form for Doctor - Elementary



    Medical Forms Links

    Does it take too long to fill out the volunteer packet by hand? Try the new online version! Easy to type in your answers, upload your TB test and click 'submit' and it will come right to our inboxes! Faster & easier for all!

    Give it a spin! Click here to access our online volunteer packet:

    SCUSD 2021-22 Volunteer Packet

    SCUSD 2021-22 Volunteer Packet (Spanish/espanol)


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    About Us

    Ponderosa provides our students with a strong academic curriculum in a safe and caring environment, supported by an enthusiastic, hard working parent community, many business partners and a talented and devoted staff. Each year we welcome about 100 new families to Ponderosa, many from countries around the world.   There are over 30 different languages spoken by our students.  All students leave Ponderosa well prepared for their higher education. Our International Night events are one fun way to celebrate the diversity at our school. We strive to educate the whole child who will be equipped with competitive life skills for the future.  We are proud to be a part of one of the most progressive school districts in our nation.  We look forward to a productive and memorable year together.  We will keep you up to date with our weekly Ponderosa Press