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Rocky the Roadrunner

Rocky the Roadrunner welcomes you to Shaffer!

Art time at Jump Start.

Art time at Jump Start.

Rocky at Jump Start.

Rocky at Jump Start.

Art time at Jump Start.

Art time at Jump Start.

Rocky at Jump Start.

Rocky at Jump Start.

Mission

Mission
Shaffer Elementary School is committed to providing a solid foundation for higher learning, with a focus on developing strong academic skills, outstanding character, and respect for diversity.
 
Vision
The vision at Shaffer Elementary School is to create a school where family, staff, and the community work together to empower students to be successful, well-rounded, academically focused, global thinkers. 
 
Values and Beliefs
We believe:
- Children are our first priority.
- Students should be encouraged to become lifelong learners and problem solvers.
- Teaching should be innovative and creative in order to meet the unique needs and interests of students.
- All students are capable of learning and are responsible and accountable for their academic performance and for their own behavior.
- Students’ learning, attendance, and behavior improve when they are actively engaged in meaningful work.
- Students learn best in a safe, secure, and respectful environment.
- Schools must have a consistent discipline program, which fosters student self-discipline and teaches and models expected behaviors.
- Education is a shared responsibility. It is a partnership between home, school, and community.

Latest News

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AESD Recognized as Exemplary School District

Atwater Elementary School District has been recognized by the state as an Exemplary School District. In addition, Elmer Wood has been recognized as a California Distinguished School. Both AESD and Elmer Wood were recognized for their efforts at a ceremony on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
A Tradition of Excellence

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A Tradition of Excellence
Rocky and the Jump Start Crew

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Almost twenty 1st and 2nd grade students spent two weeks during the summer getting a jump start on the school year. Rocky was there to congratulate them on their hard work.
A Tradition of Excellence

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