Plaza Elementary School

Plaza Elementary School

School Info

Principal's Message

August 11, 2016


I would like to start off by welcoming everyone back for the 2016-17 school year. Like most of you I’m sure, my summer has gone by too quickly.  My family went on a ten day road trip throughout the Cascade Mountains and Oregon Coast. Even though I have lived in California for more than ten years, this was the first time traveling through Oregon and Washington.  The best part, other than the amazing scenery, was spending time experiencing something new with my family. I’m looking forward to learning about how you spent your summer when we return on Thursday, August 11th.


I am really excited for another great year at Plaza School.  Once again, we will continue to offer a rich educational experience that includes art, music, band and chorus, as well as a sports program where students get opportunities to learn skills, while participating in a competitive league that emphasizes playing time over winning for all regular season games.  Also, students in 4th-8th grades are encouraged to be involved in student government, which meets the first Wednesday of each month at 8am. 


 This year we welcome some new members to the Plaza community.  We are very fortune to have two people who have been part of this community for a long time join us as full time teachers.  Chelsey Sgontz, formally Ms. Talley, will be our 4th grade teacher, and Dee Osburn will teach 5th grade. Unfortunately, Mrs. Smith will be on a brief leave of absence until November. Until her return, Mandy Edson and Samantha Stillion will co-teach 1st grade. Additionally, I want to welcome our new students and their families. Like our kindergarteners, we have a few 3rd-6th graders who are attending Plaza for the first time.


Please help our newest members by taking time to introduce yourselves to any unfamiliar faces.  All of us were new to Plaza at one time, and I’m sure appreciated the warm welcome we received. Plaza School is made up of people from all over the surrounding communities. This diversity, as well as amazing and dedicated staff, is what makes Plaza a special place.  


~Mr. Conklin



Several years ago California overhauled the way K-12 schools receive operating funds from the state. Part of the new budgeting process involves seeking direct input from the community and staff with regard to the Eight State Priorities that focus on student achievement, conditions of learning, and stakeholder engagement. Input from all community members were used to create the following three goals our district will focus on over the next three years. Throughout the year community members will have opportunities to provide input on how we can accomplish these goals, as well as give feedback on how successful the district has been in working towards them.  To view the whole LCAP where you can find detailed information about the needs, actions, and services for each goal,please click here:


Goal #1: Students in grades K-8 will increase academic achievement in all areas.


Goal #2: Provide appropriately assigned and fully credentialed teachers with standards-aligned instructional materials in school facilities that are in good repair in order to fully implement academic content and performance standards in a broad course of study.


 Goal #3: Provide a safe and welcoming climate for all stakeholders that includes parent input in decision making and promotes parent participation in student learning in order to improve school attendance rates.  



Click the link below to view the policies and regulations

Plaza School Safety Plan

The following links will allow you to view the safety plans in place at Plaza School.

Safe Schools Plan

Our school has a comprehensive, up-to-date safety plan in place to address a variety of emergency conditions. The plans are reinforced through drills with students and at regular meetings of staff.

Our school disaster plan includes emergency procedures in case of:

  • Traumatic Incidents
  • Imminent Danger—Code Red
  • Evacuation/ Relocation
  • Civil Defense/Disorder
  • Bomb Threat/ Bomb Emergency
  • Earthquake
  • Chemical Spill
  • Crime in Progress
  • Fire/Explosion

On-going training increases our ability to deal with conflict, anger, and other threats to safety. Our plan stresses prevention; our goal is to be prepared.

Your children are surrounded daily by professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping their students. In the event of an emergency, you can count on these caring individuals to keep your children secure.

In most incidents, public safety and emergency management personnel will play a critical role in identifying the specific nature, cause, and extent of the emergency, as will provide guidance to administrators on the appropriate response steps.

If you have questions about your child's safety and school support responses, please contact your principal. Your understanding, support, and cooperation are vital as we take these precautionary actions on behalf of our students. 

School Accountability Report Card

An annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is produced for each school. It provides valuable information for parents, teachers, administrators and the community, including:
  • description of facilities
  • demographics
  • curriculum
  • special programs
  • academic and test data
  • teacher/staff information
  • school safety
  • fiscal data
  • and more
Please click below to view a copy of the 2013/2014 SARC Report.

School Profile

Grades: K-8
No. of Teachers: 9
No. of Students: 200

  • Multipurpose room/cafeteria
  • Mobile computer Lab
  • K-4th Playground 
  • Football/Soccer field
  • 4 backstops
  • Basketball/Volleyball Courts
  • Fenced perimeter
  • Staff and visitor parking