Welcome to Savanna School District!
We have much to celebrate as we begin the final weeks of the school year, demonstrating that The Best Really is Yet to Come! In our continuing commitment to ensure the best facilities for students, we've recently added three classrooms at Holder School and have continued to enhance school safety measures. Because of our commitment to student and staff safety, and in an effort to ensure parity among schools, cameras are now located in school offices, kitchens, staff lounges and technology learning centers, as well as throughout each school’s walkways, student lunch areas, playgrounds and parking lots. In addition, cameras are located on each of our school buses. These cameras have been crucial in helping to protect our community's investment in our schools. Recordings may be used in disciplinary proceedings as necessary; matters captured by cameras may be referred to local law enforcement, as appropriate. We are extremely grateful that we’ve been able to continue to provide enhancements that will provide students and staff with safe, secure facilities to meet the demands of 21st Century learning. Our modernized sites continue toimpact our children's education and our community for generations to come, demonstrating “The Best Is Yet To Come!”
Because of the commitment of our Board of Trustees, have added a second Technology Learning Center on each campus, in addition to the classroom sets of updated Macintosh computers in all classrooms throughout the district. These resources will help to ensure that students are able to practice computer literacy skills through both large group instruction as well as daily, small group instruction to enhance and support the instructional program and core curriculum. We have continued to increase our pilot of iPads in the classroom for small group instruction and reinforcement of skills. As we continue moving forward with technology, “The Best Is Yet To Come!” as we ensure students have digital literacy skills that will propel them into college and career readiness.
Our registration for 2016-17 will be available online beginning June 13. In addition, parents are able to 'go green' by completing free and reduced meal applications online, have lunch menus e-mailed monthly, and use the interactive menu, providing the ability to view nutritional values of foods served for each meal. We are very excited about our updated Savanna app, available for smart phone and iPad users, which will provide parents access to essential information at parents' fingertips! Through the app, parents are able to review attendance for each of their children, view overdue school library books, view school lunch balances and deposit funds electronically into their child’s lunch account, view an interactive breakfast and lunch menu with nutritional values of foods to be served, submit tips in a variety of areas, contact teachers via e-mail, and more, right in the palm of their hand! For iPhone users, the app may be downloaded free from the Apple Store by typing “Savanna School District” into the search bar. With the new Savanna app, “The Best Is Yet To Come!” as we prepare to leave a legacy for tomorrow’s generation.
We’re very excited about the ongoing implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) this school year as we continue to define our Great Expectations for students. PBIS continues to provide school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm; we’ve taken this one step further to help ensure that staff throughout the District reinforce positive student behaviors throughout the day. Through the implementation of PBIS, The Best Is Yet To Come for our students!
Because of the support of Cal Poly University, Pomona, we were able to provide a Summer Academy with a focus on Common Core State Standards and the use of technology across the curriculum. The Summer Academy 2016 program will provide academic support and enhancement opportunities for students to ensure continued success. In addition, before and after school opportunities for Summer Academy students including day care, Achieves, and Camp Stanton will be provided. In addition to safe, nurturing environments, these programs help to provide ongoing learning experiences for our students throughout the summer.
It is the goal of the Savanna School District to provide the most exemplary educational opportunities for children both now and into the future, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come. The difference between a good school district and a GREAT school district is “people”; people like the Savanna School District staff who are committed to do everything they can daily to demonstrate that ‘The Best Is Yet To Come!’; people like our parents who provide the home support for our students so that they can meet our Great Expectations; and people like all those in our community who contribute to our successes in so many ways. Our successes are YOUR successes.
About the District
What a special place Savanna School District is! Encompassing parts of the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress and Stanton, Savanna School District is an elementary school district with approximately 2400 students. These students attend one of our four schools: Cerritos, Hansen, Holder and Twila Reid Schools. We also serve about 250 preschoolers in state and privately-run preschools on our campuses.
Our size is one reason that Savanna has a family-like atmosphere among the faculty, support staff, students, parents and the community we serve. While our small size enables us to maintain this small town feel, our location provides students and staff access to a wide variety of resources within the community.