The Department of K-6 Instruction services is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating implementation of all aspects of the instructional program for elementary schools. Specifically, this includes the planning and implementing of the professional development program, support for schools completing the Single School Plan, BTSA, teacher support and coaching, and instructional aide training. In addition, the Department of K-6 Instruction offers guidance and support for individual school site instructional projects.

Contact Us:

Melanie Mathovich Director, K-6 Instructional Services

Jamie Gingras
Secretary, Department of K-6 Instruction Services

Additionally, you may wish to review the Parent Guide Common Core Standards booklets for detailed information about the new Common Core State Standards for each grade level.

K–8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook

This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), gives parents an introduction to California's State Standards and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight. The CCS Parent Booklets have been attached below.

Council of the Great City Schools

These English Language Arts and Mathematics "Parent Roadmaps" outline major expectations for each grade level, while providing specific examples of how parents may help their children at home. The Parent Roadmaps are available in English and Spanish. More information is available by clicking on the link below.