Ellis Elementary School, Sunnyvale, CA
Welcome to Ellis!
Ellis Elementary Office 408-522-8260
Absence Line 408-522-8260, Press 1
Ellis PTA: firstname.lastname@example.org
School times for 2022-2023
Ellis Elementary's first day of school is August 17, 2022.
Key school times for Ellis families:
Classes begin at 8:15 AM.
Playground supervision begins at 8 AM.
All gates will be locked at 8:30 AM and unlocked at dismissal.
Mon-Thurs, grades 1-5 are dismissed at 2:30pm.
On Fridays, grades TK, K-3 are dismissed at 12:45. Grades 4-5 are dismissed at 2:30 as usual.
Kindergarten and TK times:
Up through October 2nd, dismissal for TK and Kindergarten is at 11:35 AM.
After October 2nd, TK/K are dismissed at 2:25 on Monday-Thursday, and 12:45 on Fridays.
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.
Upcoming Community Events
August 12, 2022: Class lists emailed to families
August 16, 2022: Kindergarten meet and greet for families of incoming TK & K students, 2-3pm
August 17, 2022: First day of school at Ellis! Be there at 8:15am
August 26, 2022: Back to School Picnic for students and their families, 5:30pm
August 31, 2022: Back to School Night, where students and their families can visit their classroom from 6 - 7:30pm.
Check back here for upcoming events for the Ellis community!
Find the 4 entrances to Ellis marked by the yellow stars:
Fair Oaks Entrance
Olive Avenue entrance by Fair Oaks
Olive Avenue Breezeway entrance
Central Avenue Entrance
Aside from drop-off or pick-up, any person coming on campus must enter through the Ellis Office.
There is no drop-off or pick-up allowed in the Olive Avenue parking lot. This is for staff parking only.
All students can get breakfast and lunch at Ellis for free during the school year 2022-23.
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 2022-23 but is recommended.
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 in the Sunnyvale School District.
Our Ellis Community
See pictures of our Ellis Elementary school celebrations, like Halloween and Diwali.
Join the PTA if you would like to be involved in more community celebrations.
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).
Ellis is under construction for the next several 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.
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
New Sports equipment
Thanks to UA Local Union 393 for its generous donation of new sports equipment to Ellis Elementary!
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
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.