to enroll -
If you would like to enroll your student in Carmen Dragon, please stop by the Main Office and pick up a Registration Packet. If the office is closed, packets may be obtained from the District Offices located at 510 "G" St., Antioch (925-779-7500). You will need your student's birth certificate, immunization record, and two proofs of residence (lease/rental agreement, utility bills, tax statement, mortgage statement, etc.). You will be asked for a picture ID to confirm identification.
If you are outside of our school's boundaries, you may apply for an intra-district transfer. Please go to your home school to start the process.
If you live outside of Antioch, you will need an inter-district transfer. Please do the following: 1) go to your home district and get a “release.” 2) Go to the District Office located at 510 “G” St. , Antioch (925-779-7500) to obtain an “approval”. 3) Come to Carmen Dragon with the approval and enroll per the directions above.
Welcome to Carmen Dragon Elementary School
Carmen Dragon Elementary School is a beautiful, newer facility located in southeast Antioch between Hillcrest Avenue and Vista Grande Drive. Our school is currently home to approximately 500 students. Our families live and work in the surrounding areas and represent a wide variety of cultures and traditions. We are extremely proud of the teaching and support staff at Carmen Dragon and are committed to providing our students with as many tools as possible to prepare them for a successful future.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
As you may be aware, California –along with 45 other states, has adopted new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and mathematics. Students will be assessed on the CCSS beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. AUSD will transition grades Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd to the CCSS beginning in the 2013-14 school year as these grades are not part of the current State Testing and Reporting (STAR) program. This transition will require new English Language Arts curriculum as the current adopted materials are not aligned to the CCSS. These materials are available for preview on May 7th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm in the AUSD Board Room located at 510 G. Street. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have regarding the new materials.
Early Release and Minimum Day Schedule
Holidays and Special Events
EVERY WEDNESDAY, INCLUDING THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14TH, WILL BE AN EARLY DISMISSAL
Grades 1-3 released at 1:10
Grades K,4,5 released at 1:15
At Carmen Dragon, we wear uniforms!
Students wear the following uniform colors while at school.
•Solid White or Navy Blue collard shirt (Polo, turtleneck, or button, long or short sleeve).
•Any CDE logo shirt
•Undershirts or ...more
En Carmen Dragon Usamos Uniforme!
Los estudiantes pueden usar los siguientes colores de uniforme en la escuela.
•Blanca, camisa de collar Azul Marino (Polo, cuello de tortuga, o botones, (de manga corta o larga).
Standards-Based Report Card
The Standards-Based Report Card reflects the Antioch Unified School District’s commitment to provide the best information possible to parents regarding student learning. This guide provides an overview of what is included in the Standards-Based Report Card, explains the rubric for grading students, and answers frequently asked questions. The California Department of Education outlines the educational standards in the California State Curriculum Frameworks. The Frameworks contain standards for each grade level in each curricular area. Each standard may include many learning objectives that outline what each student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level. Teachers use a variety of formal and informal assessments, students work, and daily observation of student performance when reporting student progress. The Standards-Based Report Card is designed to provide accurate, concise, and consistent communication of student performance and growth over time. We hope the Standards-Based Report Card is a useful tool that enhances school and home ommunication, and that it provides the basis for ongoing dialogue to support each student’s success.
Reporte de Calificaciones Basado en los Estandares
El Reporte de Calificaciones basado en los Estándares refleja el compromiso del Distrito Unificado Escolar de Antioch de proveer la mejor información posible a los padres sobre el aprendizaje de los alumnos. Esta guía provee una visión general de lo que está incluido en el Reporte de Calificaciones, explica las puntuaciones para calificar a los estudiantes y responde a preguntas frecuentes.
Report Card Parent Handbooks
Scott Bergerhouse ,Principal
Kathleen Brinkerhoff ,Admin. Assistant
Calendar of Events
August 14 First Day of School
August 22 Back To School Night
August 23 EARLY RELEASE 11:15/11:20
September 2 Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
September 17 Fall Picture Day
October 14 NO SCHOOL
November 1 Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL for Students
November 4-8 EARLY RELEASE 11:15/11:20 (Conference Week)
November 11 Veteran's Day Holiday
November 12 Make-up Picture Day (RESCHEDULED)
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break
December 23-January 3 Winter Break
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance - NO SCHOOL
February 10 Lincoln's Birthday - NO SCHOOL
February 17 President's Day - NO SCHOOL
February 24-28 EARLY RELEASE 11:15/11:20 (Conference Week)
March 11 Spring Picture Day (Free Dress)
March 14 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
March 31 NO SCHOOL
April 14 -April 21 SPRING BREAK
May 15 Open House 6:30
May 16 EARLY RELEASE 11:15/11:20
May 26 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
June 2-4 EARLY RELEASE 11:15/11:20
June 4 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Bell - 2 - Bell
Research has shown that
truancy does matter.
Did you know???
80% of state prisoners are high school dropouts & 78% committed truancy as a first time crime
57% of violent crimes committed by juveniles occur during school hours (while they are truant)
Middle school truant students are three times more likely to join gangs
In Contra Costa County, a 10% increase in graduation rates could prevent 10 murders and 770 aggravated assaults (annually)
High school dropouts are 3 ½ times more likely to be arrested than high school graduates
High school dropouts are eight times more likely to spend time in jail or prison than high school graduates
High school graduates earn on average $290,000 more than high school drop outs over their lifetimes
CA spends $12 billion a year in crime costs alone as a result to high school dropouts
High school dropouts are 2 ½ times more likely to end up on welfare than high school graduates