• School Policies and Procedures


    If your child will be absent or late (tardy) we ask that you call the 24-hour Absence Line at (916) 979-8171 and leave a message. You may also e-mail CameronRanchAbsence@sanjuan.edu  If your child is absent and you have not called the Absence Line, you will be called to verify your child’s absence. The District requires a note from Doctor, Dentist, Counseling, etc. for your student’s absences. This will soon be mandatory by the State in order to have your student excused for the absence. For more information and resources about absences, please see the Attendance Page.


    Dress Code

    General recommendations include: 
    • Clothing that fully covers undergarments, private parts and midriff
    • No language or images that are vulgar, sexually suggestive, discriminatory, obscene or promote illegal or violent content on personal clothing or personal items, such as unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or drug paraphernalia.
    • Closed-toe shoes with back straps appropriate for recess and P.E.
    • Students are allowed to wear sun-protective clothing, including hats for outdoor use during the school day

    Contacting Teachers and staff

    Teachers and staff welcome notes and calls through the school office. Meetings and conferences can be scheduled throughout the year.  All teachers and staff members have e-mail as well, listed in the Staff Directory 

    Pick Up & Drop Off Procedures

    The lower parking lot is reserved for family/guest parking as well as student drop off and pick up.  Please drive into the parking lot, following the arrows all the way around and into the marked lane next to the curb and pull forward as far as possible before stopping to unload children.  For the safety of our students please be prepared to follow the directions of school staff supporting the car line and traffic control. Do not leave your vehicle unattended at any time in the loading area; please park in the designated parking spaces available.
    All students report to the lower parking lot with teachers after school for pick up.
    The upper parking lot is reserved loading and unloading for busses, child care services, disability support and staff parking.  A placard from the school office is required to use this loading area.  Please let office staff know if you may require a placard.
    Safety is our top priority. Please drive slowly, obey traffic signs, use sidewalks and crosswalks to model safe practices for our students.
    When parking on the street do not block residential or school drive ways, red zones, or crosswalks.
    A bicycle rack is available for use located between the MP Room and office building.

    Mornings at Cameron Ranch

    There is NO supervision before 8:05am.  Please do not bring your child to school before that time.

    8:05am   Breakfast begins in the MP Room
                   Students and families gather in MP Room or outside on blue tables
    8:25am  Families and students Grades 1 - 5 join Walk Club on the Lower Blacktop
                  TK and Kindergarten students report to classrooms or Kinder playground
    8:45am   School Day begins. Students line up with teachers on blacktops and walk to class
    Students who arrive after 8:45am report to the office for a late slip.

    End of Day

    3:15pm - School Day ends (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)
    2:00pm - School Day ends (Thursday)
    If picking up students early, students must be signed out in the office by an individual listed on the student's emergency card on file.
    Please note there are minimum days throughout the year with different release times (11:35pm, 12:00pm, etc.), such as Open House and Parent Teacher Conferences.  Reminders will be sent home.

    Breakfast/Lunch Program

    Breakfast is served from 8:05-8:25.  Free and reduced breakfast/lunch forms are available in the school office.  Applications, menus, allergen worksheets and more can all be found by visiting Nutrition Services

    Bringing in Food

    Classroom treats and birthday celebrations require teacher approval in advance.  Due to allergies, or food restrictions some snacks/treats may be denied.  Home made items are not allowed. Only store-bought pre-packaged items please with ingredients label clearly visible.


    If it is necessary for your child to take medication deemed necessary for pupils who have potentially life-threatening medical conditions or who need medication administered during the school day in order to interact appropriately in the school setting, a Physician’s Referral Form must be completed and on file in the school office. The  medical form is available in the school office and must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. Medication will be kept in the school office and will be dispensed through the office. Medication must be brought to the school office in the original container by the parent. 

    Emergency Cards

    Emergency cards must be updated online through the Parent Portal "Re-enrollment" process. This ensures that we can get a hold of someone in case of an emergency. Remember to update emergency cards throughout the year with new contacts or for numbers that have been changed. 


Last Modified on August 31, 2021