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Principal's Message


As we enter November I can't help but reflect on all we have to be thankful for.  I have many things for which I am grateful for.  Among these things are my family and friends, our wonderful staff, students and you the parents of our students. Thank you for the privilege of being able to work with your children. May we all continue to be blessed in the coming year and years to come. 

There is NO SCHOOL the week of November 21 - November 25. Each student was provided with one box of two (2) at-home antigen tests. Only positive tests need to be uploaded to the daily pass. Each student should administer the tests at home on the following dates:
Thanksgiving Break:The first test in the box, 1 of 2, should be administered at home on either Saturday, November 26, 2022 or Sunday, November 27, 2022. 

Winter Recess Break:The second test in the box, provided from Thanksgiving should be administered at home on either Saturday, January 8, 2023 or Sunday, January 9, 2023.
SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY: (SES) The school experience survey window is now open. October 24 - December 9. The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered in the fall to all LAUSD schools.  Last year 53% of our parents completed the survey. Currently, 39% parent surveys have been submitted. Your opinions are very important! . 
Our goal is 100% parent participation.
This month we have been learning about being RESPONSIBLE. Our students are encouraged to be responsible in the their actions and words.  At our assembly students will be recognized for the Character Trait of the Month, Academics,  Most Improved and for Perfect Attendance. Our Pawsitive Character Assembly will be on Wednesday, October 26 for gr. Tk/K/1/2/rms 27,28 and Thursday, October 7 for gr. 3,4,5 and rm 7. Assemblies will begin at 8:10am on the main yard. 
Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, November 29.
PAPER.CO-TUTORING:We have an important announcement! All K-6 students can get free, 1-to-1 homework help, writing support, and live enrichment sessions from The service is available 24 hours per day /7 days per week in a wide variety of subjects, including math, science, writing, and more. Students can log in through Schoology or Clever to connect with a friendly, expert tutor quickly—24/7, day or night. Tutors are available in multiple languages such as English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, French and more. Visit PAPER.CO to set up your account. 
It's that time of year again to clean house & help the environment at the same time!
Please join us to dispose of important documents and electronic waste.
The service is complementary. Proceeds will be donated to Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter.
When: Saturday, November 26th
Where: Parking Lot behind the Pineapple Hill Saloon and Grill
4454 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
RSVP: [email protected]

PARENT PORTAL:  The Parent Portal is a one - stop online system available 24/7 that securely connects parents and guardians to essential student data. This is not to be confused with PARENTSQUARE. The parent portal login may be accessed at The parent portal provides the following student data information in an easy to read, parent-friendly format: Attendance;  Grades and Assignments; English Learner Progress; Health and Wellness; Student Discipline; Student Testing; Special Education Services; Online Forms and Applications; Transportation and Bus Routes; Progress Reports; Gifted/Talented Programs; Schoology. The Parent Portal is enabled for parents and guardians to directly update sections of their child's emergency contact information, as well as apply online for the following District programs:  Free and Reduced-Price School Meal Program; LAUSD/Office Volunteer Application; Unified Enrollment.  Currently  81% of our families are registered on the Parent Portal. If you are in need of assistance with the Parent Portal please see Ana Medina, SOEC Community Rep, for assistance at the Parent Resource Center on campus. Our goal is to have 100% of our families registered on the parent portal. 

Principal Miller




For the next four years, Los Angeles Unified will focus on a singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life. This Strategic Plan represents a promise to our entire Los Angeles Unified community that we will achieve this goal. With this plan, we are establishing a new, inspiring vision on how we can improve student achievement and close opportunity gaps. We believe that by outlining a singular goal, and a vision for achieving this goal, we can ensure that everyone who is a part of Los Angeles Unified will be able to support and uplift our district together.
Our singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life.
Through a robust listening and engagement effort capturing diverse voices from across the District, we have established a shared vision of what student success looks like and what being ready for the world means; this plan will serve as a roadmap outlining all of the steps we will take to realize this vision. This plan is designed to inform actions that can be taken at the school site, through the district office, and in our communities to drive student success and move toward our singular goal, creating alignment across the District on the ways we can best serve our students and our school communities.
We acknowledge that the last two years have been difficult for our students, staff, and families – the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in many ways and forced us to rethink how we provide for our students.
And while we will continue to respond to the impact of a pandemic still present in our communities, this plan will allow us to elevate the ways in which we have adapted positively to serve our students and highlight the promising practices we will institute to carry us forward. We will capture the urgency of our current moment and work together to transform into a stronger, more inclusive, and more responsive district.
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