The Racial Equity Committee

If you are interested in working collaboratively with a group of dedicated educators and community members to make this vision come true, we invite you to apply to become a part of our committee.


More information about our three-year plan and the application can be accessed here. You are invited to learn more about this committee through our October Board Meeting presentation

Please submit your completed application to and, the ARUSD Racial Equity Committee Co-Leads by November 30, 2020.  

We are asking all  staff, students, parents, and community members to apply for our committee.

TK / Kinder Registration

Enrollment is open for students!

Alum Rock Union Elementary School District offers a variety of programs and opportunities, and is accepting enrollment for the upcoming school year. Contact our Student Services department today!

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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

Preparing Dorsa Students to be Global Citizens


At Dorsa Elementary, we believe it is our responsibility to provide students experiences that will help them thrive in our global society.  To that end, we pride ourselves in utilizing the arts, technology, and sciences within our program.  

Dorsa educators are constantly learning and incorporating these tools into their instruction.  Our very own staff write and direct plays, such as our annual “Don’t Waste” Earth Day Play, lead an after school Robotics Club, support students to participate in the STEAM Showcase, and use tools such as Seesaw and others within their classrooms.