George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
January 23, 2017 News
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." ~Nelson Mandela
Important Dates

Thru Feb. 3 ~ Intersession/Main Lesson
Jan. 24-26 ~ FINALS
Jan. 27 ~ Main Lesson Winter Leagues
Jan. 27 ~ Minimum Day 12:50 p.m. dismissal
Feb. 1 ~ Senior Quote DUE email Ms. Mitchell at
Feb. 1 ~ Parent Guild Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 ~ Dr. Alessandri talk 6:30 p.m. @ Garden Valley River School in Orangevale (see flyer for details)
Feb. 3 ~ Main Lesson Showcase
Feb. 4 ~ Steps to College 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Mexican Consulate in Natomas (see flyer for details)
Feb. 7 ~ Visit Day
Feb. 13 ~ No School in observance of Lincoln's Birthday
Feb. 20 ~ No School in observance of President's Day
*The GWC Parent Guild meets 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Perko's on Micron. Please join us 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3 and 6/7 (dates, times, locations subject to change.)
Navigating Your Teen's Development
A talk by Dr. Alessandri 
Come hear Carver principal Dr. Allegra Alessandri offer survival techniques to sanely navigate your teens' development into young adulthood. With humor and practical advice, she hopes to inspire she hopes to inspire parents to activate their wisdom and humility be present and to cherish their teen be present and to cherish their teen's development. FLYER

Golden Valley River School MP Room
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: FREE
9601 Lake Natoma Dr.
Finals Bell Schedule Information   
Please note that Carver does not have minimum days for FINALS week -- only a half-day on Friday, Jan. 27. During finals, lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Student will be on campus all day. Dismissal on Friday, Jan. 27 is 12:50 p.m. This information is available on the school website HERE.
Carver Co-Ed Volleyball 
Join the Carver Phoenix Volleyball team! Practices happen Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30  p.m to 5 p.m. in the Carver gym. Games start the January 31. Carver will play the other small high schools-Science and Engineering, New Tech, The Met and Health Professions. Contact coach Mr. Matt Mossman for more information or to sign up:
Safe Haven School District 
On December 8, 2016 the Sacramento City Unified School District's Board of Education voted unanimously to safeguard students and families. Information on steps the district is taking to protect students and promote tolerance can be found HERE

Check out Carver Hub on You Tube HERE!
Open Enrollment Under Way
It's Enrollment Season throughout the Sacramento Unified School District. If your younger siblings or friends intend to enroll at Carver, please fill out Carver enrollment paperwork and submit it before January 27, 2017. You can also complete part of the enrollment through the district's open enrollment process (see link below).  See the attached letter. If you are already enrolled at Carver, you will be re-enrolled automatically for 2017-2018 (download link below). 

You're Invited!
Reservations are not required. Admission is free -- donations are appreciated.
Carver is Collecting Mint Tins!
Carver is collecting Mint Tins-like Altoid tins, those little metal cute boxes you wish you had other uses for -- well now you do! Send your Altoid tins, or any other kind of mint tin, to the office.

Carver is collecting tins for a wide variety of physics projects. Questions?  Send them to Mrs. Jenks at 
How You Can Support Carver
Parent involvement is the key to our success at Carver! Consider sharing your talents and time, download and fill out a volunteer form at and drop it off at the front office or email it to Volunteer Forms

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The Carver High School library is operated solely by volunteers. It is currently open EVERY DAY AT LUNCH! Library coordinator Debbie Kira is available to provide training on Fridays. She can be reached by email at or call/text at (916) 813-2718. Student Library Book Wish List
Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
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