Principal’s Message

At Spreckels Elementary School, the students are the center of all that we do. The highly skilled and dedicated staff strives to provide all students with a challenging and rigorous curriculum. We believe that each student can achieve academic success. Educating our children requires parents and teachers working together as a team. Through your interest and involvement, you model the importance of school, learning, and establishing high academic and behavior standards for our children.

We have an active and involved Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Educational Foundation that support and contribute to our educational program. Volunteers are welcome in all classrooms.

Our school rules are be respectful, be responsible and be safe. We follow a positive-behavior policy, and each month, we focus on a character-building trait. Our children learn to be responsible for their actions and demonstrate kindness, concern, respect and cooperation toward others.

Spreckels School focuses on meeting the needs of every student and encourages each learner to achieve his or her personal best. I invite you to become involved with our school. If you have any questions, or if you need additional information, please call the school office at (831) 455-1831, or email me at [email protected]

School Mission and Vision Statement

Spreckels Elementary School will serve as the foundation for the future of our students. We will inspire lifelong learning using 21st-century tools. Through collaborative teams, we will focus on creative thinking and problem solving using Common Core State Standards. Our students will develop into respectful, responsible and safe citizens as they embrace diversity.

Parental Involvement

Parents become involved through organizations such as the Parent Teacher Organization, Spreckels Union Educational Foundation, or by volunteering in the classroom or with the Monterey County Reads program. Activities include student assembly programs; schoolwide fundraisers; district carnival, barbecue, farmers market; hoedown; talent show; book fairs; the Holiday Gift Shop; Spirit Wear sales, Reading Is Fundamental; and school yearbook.

For more information on how to become involved, please contact your child’s teacher, or call our PTO president, Carly Scott, (831) 455-1831 for additional ideas and opportunities.

School Safety

Spreckels Elementary School provides a clean and safe environment for its students and employees. A transportation assistant, and 3.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) maintenance staff and custodians maintain the buildings, grounds and buses. The district meets all federal and state standards for facilities and safety. Teachers, instructional aides and yard supervisors oversee children on the playground. School staff and parent volunteers oversee students at the crosswalks. Rules and procedures that promote safety are enforced. The School Site Council and the School Safety Committee continuously monitor and improve safety concerns throughout the school year. A comprehensive school safety plan is updated each year.

The purpose of this plan is to identify appropriate strategies and programs that will maintain a high level of school safety, address the school’s procedures for complying with existing laws related to schoolwide safety, and help assess the current status of school crimes committed on the campus.

The major points included in our plan are procedures for child-abuse reporting, emergencies and disasters, safe ingress and egress to and from school, and rules and procedures on school discipline. Other points included are policies regarding suspension and expulsion, employee security, sexual harassment, schoolwide dress code, and how to provide a safe and orderly environment conducive to learning. A control plan for blood-borne pathogens is also included.

Specific routine procedures for campus safety include scheduled fire, earthquake and intruder drills. All visitors are required to sign in and sign out at the front office. All parents are required to sign out students whenever they take them from campus during school hours. Employees are provided CPR and first-aid training. There is a zero-tolerance district policy of for weapons and drugs on campus.

The school safety plan was last reviewed, updated and discussed with the school faculty in August 2017.