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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.
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.

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Parent Update from Dr. Schiber 4.9.2020

As a long-time educator, I understand how heartbreaking our announcement of continuing distance learning through the school year can be for our students and families. Please know our district is committed to providing ongoing education, resources and support for students, parents and staff. Please click here to see the full letter that was sent to parents on April 9, 2020.
Como educadora desde hace mucho tiempo, entiendo lo angustioso que puede ser para nuestros estudiantes y familias nuestro anuncio de continuar el aprendizaje a distancia durante el año escolar. Por favor tenga en cuenta que nuestro distrito está comprometido a proporcionar educación continua, recursos y apoyo para los estudiantes, padres y personal. Haga clic aquí para ver la carta completa que se envió a los padres el 9 de abril de 2020.
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Updated Information Regarding School Closures 04.01.20

Dear Parents and Guardians, Merced County school district leaders have been working closely in monitoring the impact the COVID-19 health crisis has on our students and school community. The safety of students and staff continues to be a top priority during this unprecedented pandemic. As such, careful consideration has been given to how to best proceed for the remainder of the school year. Please click here to read the letter that contains updated information regarding school closures for Atwater Elementary School District for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
Estimados Padres y Guardianes, Los líderes del distrito escolar del Condado de Merced han estado trabajando cercanamente para monitorear el impacto que la crisis de salud de COVID-19 tiene en nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad escolar. La seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal continua siendo una de las principales prioridades durante esta pandemia sin precedentes. Como tal, se ha considerado cuidadosamente la mejor manera de proceder durante el resto del año escolar. Haga clic aqui para leer la carta que contiene información actualizada sobre el cierre de escuelas del Distrito Escolar Elemental de Atwater para el resto del año escolar 2019-20.
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Check ParentSquare Regularly for District and School Updates

This is a friendly reminder to check your ParentSquare app on a regular basis for updates from your child's teacher and/or principal. If you are not yet signed up for ParentSquare, you can download the free mobile app for Android or iOS and you can also use it from a computer at: Attached is a PDF version (English and Spanish) of instructions from the ParentSquare website.
Este es un recordatorio para revisar su aplicación ParentSquare de manera regular para obtener actualizaciones del maestro y / o director de su hijo. Si aún no está registrado en ParentSquare, puede descargar la aplicación móvil gratuita para Android o iOS y también puede usarla desde una computadora en: Se adjunta una versión en PDF (inglés y español) de las instrucciones del sitio web ParentSquare.
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Information Regarding Coronavirus

Dear Parents and Guardians, Please be assured that since the Centers for Disease Control began communicating about the Novel Coronavirus, Atwater Elementary School District has remained vigilant. We continue to follow CDC guidance, as well as guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels in order to keep our student and staff populations safe and healthy. This notice is to inform you about the district’s recent efforts in light of this situation.
Estimados Padres y Guardianes, Tengan la seguridad que desde que los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) comenzaron a comunicar sobre el Novel Coronavirus, el Distrito Escolar Elemental de Atwater se ha mantenido alerta. Continuamos siguiendo la recomendación de los CDC, así como la recomendación de los departamentos de salud pública a nivel Estatal y del Condado para mantener a nuestras poblaciones de estudiantes y personal seguros y saludables. Este aviso es para informarle sobre los esfuerzos recientes del distrito tomando en cuenta esta situación.

Raptor Visitor Management System

Please view the changes we have implemented at Shaffer to make sure our school is a safe place to learn. Thank you. (Click on the title for more information.)
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Shaffer shines at the District Board Meeting!

Awesome job to our Shaffer Roadrunners for the amazing presentation on April 9th at the District Board Meeting. Please click on the headline to watch our video that was presented at the board meeting.
Rocky the Roadrunner


A Tradition of Excellence
Rocky the Roadrunner


Rocky misses you all!
A Tradition of Excellence

Upcoming Events

AESD School Board Meeting

Time: 6:15 PM
Where: Atwater Elementary School District District Office 1401 Broadway Avenue Atwater, CA 95301
Jun 9

AESD School Board Meeting

Time: 6:15 PM
Where: Atwater Elementary School District District Office 1401 Broadway Avenue Atwater, CA 95301
Aug 11
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