Back to School Night, Pick Up/Drop Off Updates, Traffic Volunteers, Dollar Free Dress, & More!

Back to School Night – Please mark your calendars for BTSN on Wednesday, September 21st. Principal’s welcome and teacher introductions at 5:45. Class presentations begin at 6:00pm and again at 6:30.

Before school playground rules -Students attended assemblies this week to review the school rules and expectations. We covered everything from uniform policy, before and after school, to recesses and lunchtime. I do want to point out that students should not play with any balls or playground equipment before the start of the school day. There is also no running around on the blacktop before school. Students should be in line waiting for the bell to ring. 

Pick Up/Drop Off Update –Students are not to be dropped off before 7:30 am. If you arrive at school before 7:30, please park and wait with your student until 7:30 am when the gates are opened. If you’re finding the lot to be congested around 7:50 – 8:00, try coming a little earlier. There is excess capacity in both the parking lot and drop-off lane between 7:30 – 7:45 am each morning.

There is no student drop off or pick up on O Street. Vehicles should NOT enter O Street to drop off in the morning or collect students in the afternoon. Please help us be good neighbors and respect the residents of O Street by following this rule.

We desperately need more traffic volunteers in the morning and especially in the afternoon. Even if you can only volunteer one day a week, it would be greatly appreciated. Sign up to volunteer at this link

Dollar Free Dress – We need additional bike racks. Help us raise funds for them by bringing a dollar or more next Friday, September 23rd. That dollar buys your child a no uniform day pass. 


Jogathon – It’s the Phoebe Hearst annual Jog-a-thon fundraiser. If you’re new to Phoebe Hearst get ready! Your student(s) are coming home with a fundraising packet to collect donations from friends, family, neighbors, and local businesses who can sponsor their running at the Jog-a-Thon. Funds raised fully support our art program with Ms. Jane, fund classroom enrichment, field trips, and will kick start a new music program! Stay tuned for that. The more students fundraise, the more prizes they earn. There are some cool prizes!

Donations can be made super easily online – just share this link with friends and family, or visit our website here:

Please be sure to submit your student’s clothing sizes for their prizes here. The attached flier provides all the information about the prizes and how to donate online. 

All donations are due Friday, September 23. 

The Jog-a-Thon is Friday, October 21

Bike Bus – If you want to ride your bike to school with an awesome group of Phoebe Dragons, just get in touch with Megan Fidell at and she will connect you. The next official Bike Bus Week is October 3rd – 7th. There is a Bike Bus orientation at East Portal Park at 4pm on October 2nd. Hope you can join! Here’s a little secret…I know of a principal that plans to ride his bike that Friday! More info can be found here!

LCFF Forms
Families play a critical role in ensuring our Sac City Unified schools are properly funded. Although all students receive free meals regardless of income, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) application still determines how much funding our district receives. You can help our school community by completing the LCFF application by October 31, 2022. It only takes a few minutes for you to help us protect critical funding for our students! Even if you know that you won’t qualify it is still imperative that you complete the application

• Fill out one application per household, whether online or paper, by October 31, 2022. The online application is also available in district-supported languages.

• Families who wish to complete the paper application will receive it in their student’s Back to School packet. Please return the completed application to their school’s front office.

• If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or visit

Parking – Please do not park on Folsom Blvd. It’s not safe for you nor your child(ren). Park in the neighborhood (not O Street), not in front of driveways or the white zone, or in the school parking lot. 

Traffic Volunteers – We are in need of volunteers to help with traffic, specifically in the afternoon. If you’re interested please email [email protected]

Picture Day – Lastly, hit the stores and schedule the hair appointments!!! Picture day is Friday, September 30th.

Doyal Martin