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Atherwood Elementary School is part of the Simi Valley Unified School District. Information about the District can be found at www.SimiValleyUSD.org.

SVUSD Board of Trustees

The Board of Education of the Simi Valley Unified School District meets at the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA, 93063. Please call the District Office or visit the website at www.simivalleyusd.org for the meeting schedule.

  • Board President Bob LaBelle
  • Clerk of the Board Dawn Smollen
  • Trustee Scott Blough
  • Trustee Kareem Jubran
  • Trustee Dan White

School Board members may be contacted through the School District Office.

The Simi Valley Unified School District will accommodate individuals with disabilities. Forty-eight hours notice is required to meet special needs for public meetings. If a special need is required for attendance, please contact the school office at (805) 520-6730.

ABOUT ATHERWOOD (SCHEDULE, MAP & DIRECTIONS)

As a Leader in Me school, we empower students to achieve academic, leadership, and life success.  Our goals are to:

  • teach LEADERSHIP to every student
  • create a CULTURE of student empowerment
  • align systems to achieve ACADEMIC results

MOTTO

We Find the Star in Every Student.

VISION STATEMENT

Atherwood students will be valued and educated through a rigorous standards-based curriculum to become critical thinkers and caring productive members of society within our community supported school.

MISSION STATEMENT

Atherwood Elementary School, as a multicultural and diverse learning community, prepares each student for academic, social, and personal success by providing a safe, supportive, challenging and meaningful environment.

We will:

  • Encourage a love of learning in all students by providing the academic and social skills necessary to reach their greatest potential

  • Provide equal access to the core curriculum regardless of language, race, creed or circumstance to maintain our high academic standards

  • Maintain an active partnership with parents by promoting participation in all aspects of their child’s education

  • Integrate the use of technology into the core curriculum and provide opportunities for enrichment

SCHOOL SCHEDULE

7:55 a.m. Classroom doors open for students
8:00 a.m. School starts 

RECESS

9:40 to 10:00 a.m. Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades
10:00 to 10:20 a.m. 3rd & 4th grades
10:20 to 10:40 a.m. 5th & 6th grades

LUNCH

11:05 to 11:45 a.m. Kindergarten
11:25 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. 1st & 2nd grades
11:45 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. 3rd & 4th grades
12:05 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 5th & 6th grades

DISMISSAL

2:09 p.m. Dismissal for all grades
12:55 p.m. Minimum Day dismissal for all grades

Directions

From the San Fernando Valley area:

Drive westbound on the 118 freeway. Exit Sycamore Road and turn right. Go to Alamo Street and turn left. Go to Atherwood Avenue and turn left. Go to Greensward Street and turn left. Atherwood Elementary will be on the right side of the street.

From the Moorpark/Thousand Oaks area:

Drive northbound on the 23 freeway until it turns into the 118 freeway. Exit Erringer Road and turn left. Go to Alamo Street and turn right. Go to Atherwood Avenue and turn right. Go to Greensward Street and turn left. Atherwood Elementary will be on the right hand side.