Ellis PTA

Ellis Elementary School, Sunnyvale, CA

Welcome to Ellis!

Key Contacts:

Ellis Elementary Office 408-522-8260

Absence Line 408-522-8260, Press 1

School Map

Please note that this year there will be limited adult access to the Ellis campus.

Use one of the 4 school entrances (marked with green circles on the map):

  1. Central Ave. gate outside of the 2nd grade wing

  2. Olive Ave., students will walk under the cafeteria breezeway to enter the blacktop

  3. Olive Ave., students will enter the gate at the end of the parking lot closest to Fair Oaks Ave.

  4. Fair Oaks Ave., gate next to the field (this gate is closed by 8:30 am)

There is no drop-off or pick-up allowed in the Olive Avenue parking lot. This is for staff parking only.

School times for 2021-2022

Key school times for Ellis families:

  • Playground supervision begins at 8 AM.

  • Classes begin at 8:15 AM.

  • All gates will be locked at 8:30 AM and unlocked at dismissal.

  • Dismissal for Kindergarten is at 11:35 AM. (Kindergarten will be at half day for the first 6 weeks).

  • Dismissal for 1st to 5th grades is at 2:30 PM.

  • For K-3 grades, dismissal every Friday is at 12:45 PM.

After-school care is available at Ellis through KLAS and California Young World.

Find more information about after-school programs here.

The complete Sunnyvale School District Bell Schedule for 2021-2022 is at this link.


All students can get breakfast and lunch at Ellis for free during the school year 2021-22.

Each student can get 2 meals per day for free. Vegetarian options are offered.

Parents do not need to sign up for the program for kids to get free meals.

The Sunnyvale School District has a meal sign-up form. Sign-up is not required during 2021-22 but is recommended.

The menus are available at the district's website.

Thank you Sprouts Sunnyvale for providing discounted pumpkins for Ellis! Every class received a pumpkin to decorate last week! @sproutsfm

Thank you Trader Joe’s Sunnyvale for gifting us several unique pumpkins for the principals and staff at Ellis! @TJoesOfficial

Masks & Health Screener

Masks are required indoors for all adults and students in TK-5 (with medical exceptions).

Masks are recommended outdoors.

Mask tips: Label cloth masks with your child's name. Also, have your child keep a spare mask in their backpack.


Social distancing will be expected when masks are removed, like during eating times.


Families must complete the Ruvna daily health screener for their students. The daily screener reminder will be sent out via text and email at 7:00am daily. It must be completed before arriving on campus.

If the screener is not completed, the student will be sent to the health screener coordinator and will only return to class once the screener is completed.

See more about health protections during school re-opening in Sunnyvale school district.

Become a PTA member today

Sign up to join our Ellis PTA community at this website.#

Join Ellis PTA to have your say on what programs to fund & what events to hold at Ellis. You can also vote on issues and the annual budget.

There is no need to volunteer your time, and there is no requirement to attend meetings.

The annual membership fee is $6 (check) or $7 (online).

Community Forums

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 6pm: Back to School Informational Meeting

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 6pm: The district is holding a community forum to discuss back-to-school safety and the independent study option. See details.

Sunnyvale School District is reopening all ten schools. The district is offering in-person instruction and independent study this year. There will be no live virtual classes like last year.

Campus Construction

Ellis is under construction for the next 3 or 4 years.

The school is being upgraded, with a new two-story classroom building, a multi-use building, a modular kindergarten building, and a modular daycare building.

There will be modernization of 5 existing buildings, 3 new parking and drive-through/drop-off areas, a bus drop-off zone, 2 new lunch shelters, an amphitheater/open space area, and external improvements.

See the plans for Ellis' new campus at this site.

Facts about Ellis

  • Number of Students: 739

  • English Learners: 35%

  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged: 22%

  • Students with Disabilities: 8%

  • 42% Asian, 28% Latino, 16% White

  • Maximum Number of students in a TK-3rd classroom: 24

  • Maximum Number of students in a 4th-5th classroom: 32

Support our fundraiser

Get ready for school! Label your child's lunch box, water bottle, and clothing with super sticky name labels.

Mabel's Labels donates 20% of your purchase to Ellis PTA!

When you go to the Mabel's Labels site, be sure to choose the Ellis PTA fundraiser.