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Kinder Welcome Postponed

The Kinder drive-through welcome has been postponed. We will update the calendar and website as soon as we are able to confirm the new date. Kinder families, you may wish to subscribe to the Phoebe Hearst event calendar and follow us on Facebook.

Please note, you no longer need to sign up for the school email blasts as the district has automatically subscribed you. Therefore the signup form has been removed from the website. If you are not receiving emails from Phoebe Hearst, please verify your email address on Infinite Campus.

Phoebe Hearst Student Survey & Updates

Hello Phoebe Hearst families, 

This is Principal Michelle Pechette. We are so excited to return together on September 3rd. To help us plan, we need parents and guardians to complete a Return Together form for each Phoebe student. You can find this form at The form asks for your input on how you would like your student to attend school, technology needs and for feedback on distance learning. Please complete this form by August 10 to help us provide the best experience for your student.  

We are working very hard on completing class lists.  We are hoping to have those out soon.  Also, if you did not have a chance to pick up your 2019-20 yearbook, please email to schedule a time to pick it up.

Lastly, for former 4th grade families:  The Coloma field trip has officially been cancelled.  We are working diligently to issue refunds.  The process may take several weeks.  We appreciate your patience.  

We look forward to seeing you all on September 3rd.

Thank you,

Michelle Pechette
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Welcome Kinders!

Updated on Aug. 13: Event postponed. Date is now TBD.

Attention incoming kinders. We are very excited to welcome you to Phoebe! There will be a drive through parade where we will be handing out goodies and where you can meet your teacher in person (from the safe distance of your car of course!). Expect a call from your new teacher soon with the details. We can’t wait to see you and celebrate!

SCUSD Information on 2020-21 School Year

Sacramento City Unified School District has announced that all schools will begin the 2020-21 school year with full distance learning.

Please be sure to complete the SCUSD survey about learning options. One of the questions requires your child’s Student ID number. You may email Yuliya Vathis for this information if you don’t have it.

You may view the SCUSD’s draft Return to Learn plan here, and the draft Return to Health plan here. Feedback on the plans can be provided to the district via its website.

Yearbooks Are In

Hello Phoebe families,

Yearbooks are in!  Pick up will be exactly like the student distribution pick up that occured during the last week of school.   If you purchased a yearbook, pick up is scheduled for Monday, June 29th.  If your child’s last name begins with A-L, please come between 9:00am – 10:00am.  If your child’s last name begins with M-Z, please come between 10:00am – 11:00am. If you are unable to make the pick up, the next available pick up will be after August 11th when the office opens up for the 2020-21 school year. 

This will be a drive up pick up.  Please stay in your vehicles and enter through the 60th street entrance at the front of the school.  We ask that you wear a mask during pick up as well.  All staff will be wearing masks and gloves to ensure the safety of the community that we serve.  

Thank you and we will see you on Monday.

Michelle Hansen
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

End of Year Message

Good evening Phoebe families,

As we come to the close of our school year, I wanted to share a few final thoughts.

We are still waiting on yearbooks.  When the shipment arrives, we will alert families of a pick up date and time.

If you have not had an opportunity to pick up student belongings or drop off library books this week you will have one more chance tomorrow from 10-11am.  If your student has medications housed in the office, please pick them up on Thursday at 10 am.  

During the summer I will be getting married.  My last name will change to Mrs. Pechette.

If you have moved or are planning to move to a different school district and your children will be enrolling in a different school for the 20/21 school year, please email Yuliya Vathis.

In response to current events our staff has come together to have courageous conversations about racism.  We are committed to continue the work.  Through site funds, we have purchased culturally responsive classroom libraries for every classroom at Phoebe.  These libraries are rich with literature that represents diverse cultures.  The stories will give students the opportunity to meet people unlike themselves.  Then teachers will have the opportunity to teach children empathy and prospective.  We know that it’s not just about what we say, it’s about what we do for our children.  We are committed to putting our words into action.

Please stay safe and have a wonderful summer.

Michelle Hansen (Pechette)
Phoebe Hearst Elementary