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In-person instruction and Independent Study (AB 130)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Assembly Bill/Senate Bill 130

In July 2021, Governor Newsom approved new Independent Study provisions. The Trailer Bill, known as Assembly Bill 130, mandates districts to offer an alternative to in-person classroom learning for the 2021-2022 school year only for all students whose parents feel that their child's health would be at risk if he/she attend school in-person.


ARUSD would like to invite parents that are interested in learning more about AB 130- Request for Independent Study to a town hall informational meeting. We will be reviewing the steps for parents to opt their child into Independent study.  We will hold three separate town hall meetings:


English Town Hall   5:30 -6:30  Thursday, August 5th    Zoom Link English Town Hall

Spanish Town Hall    5:30 -6:30  Thursday, August 5th    Zoom link for Spanish Town Hall

Vietnamese Town Hall   5:30 -6:30  Thursday, August 5th   Zoom Link Vietnamese Town Hall

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Enseñanza en persona y estudios independientes - (AB 130)

Jueves, 5 de agosto, 2021 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Al Distrito Escolar Elemental de Alum Rock (ARUSD, por sus siglas en inglés) le gustaría invitar a los padres de familia quienes estén interesados en saber más acerca de la Ley AB 130– La solicitud de Estudios Independientes en una reunión informativa de Foro Público. Estaremos revisando los pasos para que los padres y madres de familia opten por los Estudios Independientes para sus hijos.

English Town Hall Zoom - Link English Town Hall

Foro Público en español  - Enlace de Zoom para el Foro Público

Vietnamese Town Hall Zoom - Link Vietnamese Town Hall


First page of the PDF file: LetterreCaliforniaAB104PupilRetentionRequest07262021English

New law to supplement retention policy for 21-22 School Year


Assembly Bill (AB) 104 provides parents of “eligible pupils” a supplemental review of the process to consider retention of the pupil at the 2020-2021 grade level ( that is, to have the pupil repeat the grade level upon the request of the parent or guardian). An eligible pupil is a student enrolled in kindergarten through 8th grade in 2020-2021 who has received deficient grades for at least one-half of the student’s coursework in 2020-21. 


Please see the below letter for further instructions if you are interested in looking into having your child retained.


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Principal’s Welcome


Welcome to Dorsa Elementary!  I am honored to serve as Dorsa’s principal, and am here to work with you in ensuring that your child(ren) has a successful, positive educational experience. Dorsa is home to nearly 400 students in grades TK - 5th.  We have approximately 40 staff members who work together in ensuring students and families have the best experience possible.

Our instructional program provides students access and support to standards-based instruction in English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Development.  We provide opportunities for hands-on learning through Project-Based Learning methods, individualized instruction via our daily small group blocks, and more!

Not only will your child receive the academic instruction needed to prepare for middle school and beyond, but they will also have opportunities to programs such as:

  • Drama

  • Robotics

  • Performing Arts

  • After school intervention via our very own Soaring Scholars program

  • Structured recess activities through our partnership with Little Heroes

  • After school sports leagues and leadership programs

  • Extended Day Care from YMCA (TK/K) or City Year (1st - 5th)

We are honored to have you join our Dorsa Community!  

In Service,

Mrs. Garcia