Carmen Dragon Elementary School

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  • Hello and welcome back!

    I wanted to make sure that everyone received the letters that have been mailed to families regarding the start of the school year. If you have not received a letter, we most likely do not have an updated address for you. Please contact the school office (779-7475) to verify any address changes. Also, do not forget to check the school Facebook and Website for up-to-date news and information regarding the school. Below is the information that was shared in the letter that was mailed home. If you have a Kindergarten or TK student, a separate letter with additional information was mailed home. If you did not receive that letter, a copy is on our Facebook page or paper copies are available in the office.

    Thank you and we look forward to seeing your children next week!


    • Class lists with teacher assignments will be posted on the front office window beginning TODAY through the first day of the school year
    • Class lists will also have the number on the playground where students will line up the first day of school as parents are not permitted on campus due to COVID restrictions
    • On the first day of school, students will receive a registration packet and emergency cardswhich must be filled out and returned to your child’s teacher the next day, Friday, August 6th
    • Before THURSDAY, August 5th, sign up for the Parent Portal if you did not sign up last year

    -Signing up for the parent portal automatically connects you to the Remind program which allows parents to receive emails and text messages from the school and your child’s teacher.

    -To sign up, go to this website: and the click on “Create New Account” (under the red “Next” button)

    -Verification Codes are available by calling our office 779-7475

    Also, please find us on FACEBOOK at Carmen Dragon Elementary School; we post upcoming events, reminders & pictures!

    Please be aware, that at the time of writing this letter, no parents/guardians/additional adults will be allowed on school campuses.  Unfortunately, this will include the first day of school.  All students will wave goodbye at the gate and we will start our year off together.  We will take great care of them! 


    • Thursday, August 5  - 1st Day of School  from 8:00am to 11:20am - minimum day for all students
    • Friday, August 6 - 2nd Day of School from 8:00am to 11:20am - minimum day for all students
    • Thursday, August 19 – Back to School Night – More Information to Come
    • Friday, August 20 – Minimum Day for ALL students – 8am to 11:20am
    • Monday, September 6 – Labor Day – No School


    Mr. Hemauer

    Principal, Carmen Dragon

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  • Please take the time to read the updated handbook which has important information regarding school policies and procedures. Carmen Dragon Student Handbook

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  • Independent Study Learning Opportunities (AB 130)

    On July 9, 2021, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 130 which made some changes to Independent Study. For the 2021-2022 school year, AUSD is required to inform parents of their option to enroll their student in in-person instruction or Independent Study.

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  • Changing Letter Grades to Pass/No Pass for 2020-2021 High School Grades

    Per AB104, parents/guardians of students who were enrolled in high school during the 2020-21 school year may request to have a letter grade earned for a course changed to a Pass or No Pass on the student's transcript. Please note all grade change request forms must be submitted by August 13, 2021.

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  • 7/22/2021 Letter - Back to School and Independent Study Options

    Click "Read More" for a letter from Superintendent Anello regarding in-person learning and virtual independent study options.

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  • Online Registration is Now Open for Returning Students!

    The first day of school is August 5. Please make sure your returning student/s will be ready by registering them online for the 2021-2022 school year. For further information, click on READ MORE.

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  • Thomas Gaines Virtual Academy Registration

    AUSD is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Thomas Gaines Virtual Academy. The Thomas Gaines Virtual Academy is an alternative school of choice open to all K-8 students in AUSD who thrive in a virtual learning environment, are independent and self-motivated, would like to accelerate their learning, and/or need a flexible learning option. The Thomas Gaines Virtual Academy promotes student voice and choice, student goal setting and monitoring, critical thinking, community, and collaboration.

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