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Groupers (6th - 8th Grade)


Mon, October 19 - Parent Meet & Greet 10:15

Thur, October 27 - Walk & Roll to School Day (1/2 hour before class begins)

Thur, November 3 -

Picture Day 10 - 2

Fri, November 4 - Fall Creek Hike 11:30 to 1:30

Fri, November 18 - De Anza Planetarium Field Trip 11:30


Coding Club

Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:00

4th - 8th graders welcome

October 12, 19, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 30

December 7

Coding With Kids will lead each week’s lesson. Students will start projects during club meetings and can continue on their own. All levels are welcome. Students can attend the club meeting on Zoom or in person. Please sign up in our office or on our website.

Sign up link


Please, take the time to read through and understand the information. If we all work together in following the health protocols, we can keep our staff and students safe and keep our classes going.

Health Protocols:

  • Health Screener: Screen your student prior to arrival at school using the attached protocols.  If your student has any of the Covid symptoms, please keep them at home.  If you are aware of symptoms due to other health issues (ie. allergies), a doctor’s note may be requested.  If you have questions, call Sue in the office (831) 475-0767

  • Adhere to the arrival and pick up times as much as possible.  If you have to arrive early or pick up late, please call Sue in the office to make arrangements.  

  • Masks are optional.  Please talk to your student about the protocols you want them to follow regarding the optional mask wearing. We honor everyone's choice.

  • Classrooms and materials will be thoroughly cleaned each day after use.

  • The outside play time and areas are being coordinated with other schools on our campus to reduce physical interaction with other school cohorts.

  • If your child has a positive Covid test, please call the school immediately.  We will follow current protocols regarding quarantine as listed in the SCCOE Guidelines

  • Optional: Free Covid testing will be available at Ocean Alternative on Thursdays from 10:30 to 12:30 pm starting September 22 

    General Information:
  • Send healthy snacks and lunch (for students staying more than 2 hours).  If you want to get lunch in the cafeteria, please let Sue know on your arrival.

  • Attending any in-person class days will count as their daily check in and lesson. The virtual morning daily check in and lesson is optional for that day only.

Welcome to the Grouper Page


Wednesdays - Groupers  (6th-8th graders) 10:30 to 1:45 at Ocean Alternative

10:15 to 10:30 Teambuilding

10:30 - 11:30 Science or Focus Group

11:30 to 11:40  Snack /Outside Break

11:40 to 12:40 Science or Focus Group

12:40 to 1:00  Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 - Inquiry Groups (elective type classes like teambuilding, gardening, improv, etc)

1:45 - 2:00 Outside Play

2:00. Coding Club 

Thursdays - Art/PE/Math Workshop

12:00 to 2:00 pm


If you have a passion, skill or time to share with others, please consider volunteering to host or help with an after school club.  Fill out this form or contact Rebecca Paten (


ILast week, we started to conceptualize distance in kilometers and light years and compare distances on Earth compared to in space.

Weekly Homework Assignments in Google Classroom:  Class code - r7zrk36

We are starting the year with Astronomy.


Group Guidelines

One of our major goals is to create a safe and welcoming space for all of our students.  As part of our cooperative learning process and group support system, we offer the following guidelines to help each student be mindful of others. We have team building activities on our class days and offer kind, caring conflict resolution as needed. We work with our students to learn about and think about:   is it SAFE?   is it KIND?    is it RESPONSIBLE?


Please take time to talk with your child before and after each day about the role they can play in helping create a positive environment for our community.  Always know that you can contact us if something isn’t going right for your child so that we can work together to find a solution.