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Principal's Message



August, 2023

Dear Edison Families,

If you are new to Edison this year, welcome!  And if you have had students already at Edison, we are excited to welcome you back to Edison for the upcoming school year!  The staff is working hard to prepare for the first day of school on Monday, August 14th.  Personally I am looking forward to a great year with your students, and especially being able to see students and families back on campus!   I know that our staff has been working hard during the summer to provide the best educational experience for your children.  We hope to provide you some information to make the start of school as smooth as possible, as well as a few upcoming dates relating to the 2023-24 school year:


Data Confirmation: Per the AUSD District Office, annual data confirmation will be open later this week, as this is required for all students.  This is an opportunity for families to review their student’s information including medications, address change, emergency information, authorizations, etc. and update information as needed.  You can find this link on the Edison website homepage by clicking on the AERIES Family Portal quick link.  You can also become familiar with the tool, through which you can view your child’s attendance, grades, or medical information, to name a few.  While on the Edison website, be sure to also check out the rest of the site, as we have made several updates over the past year to have this site serve as a resource for the Edison community.

Class Placement:  On Friday, August 11th (4:00 pm), your student’s classroom placement will be available to view in the AERIES Family Portal for all families who have completed data confirmation.

COVID Safety Guidelines:  All remaining AUSD policies and procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found via the AUSD website’s COVID-19 Information Page.  Any updates to district policies and procedures will be shared out as they arise.

ParentSquare: You likely received this welcome back letter via ParentSquare.  If not, Parent Square is designed to keep parents informed and facilitate participation at school.  It provides a safe way for the school staff and parents to send and receive school and class information, share pictures and files, see calendar items, and more…in one centralized place.  Here is a Parent Overview for those wanting more information on how best to utilize this program.  For the upcoming 2023-24 school year all district, school, grade level and classroom information will again be sent via ParentSquare, which you can customize to receive notifications on your computer, phone or tablet, via email and/or text, plus you can download the free App.

Family/Student Handbook:  The Edison Family/Student Handbook contains a variety of informational items for families to review before and during the school year.  This handbook can be found as well on the Edison website.

Minimum Day Dates:

First Week(s) of School:  Aug. 14th - Sept. 1st (Kindergarten), August 14th - 18th (Grades 1-5)

Parent-Teacher Conference Dates: November 13th - 17th and March 20th - 22nd.

Last Week of School:  June 4th - 7th (All Grades)

Please see the Important Dates link below for a chronological listing of these dates.

Upcoming Dates:  The full listing of Important Dates for the school year can always be found on the Edison website home page, and is linked here.  Here are some of the upcoming important dates relating to the start of school in August: 

●       Monday, August 7                                    Edison School Office open

●       Friday, August 11 (4:00 pm)                   Classroom placement available in AERIES

●       Monday, August 14                                 First Day of School

●       August 14 - 18                                          Early dismissal for Grades 1-5 

●       August 14 - September 1                       Early dismissal for Kindergarten 

●       Aug. 23 (Gr. K-2) & Aug. 24 (Gr. 3-5)    Back to School Nights, 6:00 - 7:15 pm

●       Monday, September 4                           Labor Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL

The Edison PTA will continue to post events on Konstella and the website.  Please see the enclosed PTA Welcome Letter for information from our Edison PTA, and also please see below for some upcoming PTA sponsored summer and start of school events:

●       Saturday, July 22 - Kindergarten playdate, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Edison playground

●       Friday, August 11 - Kindergarten teacher Meet & Greet, 2:00pm, Edison playground

●       Sunday, August 13 - All grades student playdates, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Edison playground

●       Monday, August 14 - First day coffee, 8:20 - 9:30am, Edison Office Courtyard


Again, the school office will be open starting the week of August 7th to help with any questions that may arise.  You can reach the Edison office at 510-748-4002.  We hope that you enjoy the remaining days of your summer, and we will see you at school on Monday, August 14th!


Greg Sahakian

Principal, Edison School