• From the Principal's Desk 

    Dear El Dorado Community,

         On behalf of the staff at El Dorado School , we are excited to welcome you all back from summer break! We are looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year and have many exciting changes in store! We hope you all have enjoyed the summer break and are ready to return to school restored and eager to learn. It is going to be a great year!

    New Curriculum

    The SUSD school board adopted  two brand new curriculum resources that we will be implementing this school year. Benchmark Advance, the new English Language Arts/ELD curriculum,  is designed to meet the demands of the new standards and provide instructional support and resources for our teachers. The Ready program is our new Math curriculum and is also designed to engage students with rigorous instruction while developing their love for mathematics. We invite you to preview the new curriculum at Back to School Night later this month.

    New Partnerships

    El Dorado School is excited to continue our partnership with Fathers and Families of San Joaquin this year. We will continue to advocate for our students and provide not only academic support but also meet their social emotional and mental health needs. In addition, we have created a new position to help support our efforts to align our practices with the principles of restorative justice, equity and inclusion. There will be more information forthcoming as we develop this exciting and much needed new program at El Dorado School! Lastly, we have been selected to partner with Stockton Service Corps. Through this partnership we will be receiving free onsite tutoring services through AmeriCorps.

    This year will be filled with many new but positive changes! We want this year to be a positive experience for everyone! In order to make that happen we all need to work as a team. The teachers and staff at El Dorado School are working hard to provide the best opportunities for your child to be successful and to reach their fullest potential. Please remember that if you have concerns or questions, we are here to help. As a first step, make an appointment with your child’s teacher  to develop a plan to address concerns with behavior, academic progress or social issues.

         In your first day packet, you will find information on school and district policies and procedures, behavior and academic expectations, attendance and academic celebrations and restorative practices. Parents are always welcome and we encourage you to sign up online to volunteer at



    Kristin V. Buckenham, Principal

    El Dorado School