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Enrichment and Special Support Programs

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL): All parents are required by California law to complete and sign a Home Language Survey. This form is part of the registration packet that is filled out when enrolling students. If a language other than English is indicated on the Home Language Survey, the child will be assessed using the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The CELDT is administered for students who indicate on their Home Language Survey a language other than English. The test evaluates listening/speaking, reading, and writing in English. The unofficial results are immediately made available to parents. Official results from the state are mailed to parents as soon as they are received from the testing company. The district further assesses each English Learner for primary language fluency, including listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.

The CVUSD has developed English Language Development (ELD) Standards for K-12th grade English Language Learners (ELL). The district's ELD standards are used by the classroom teacher to develop lessons and assess individual students' proficiency in English. The performance indicators are the end of the year expectations that teachers use to report to parents the level of language proficiency and skill mastery of their ELL student.

F.A. M. E. (Fine Arts Mini Experience): F.A.M.E. is a program led by volunteers who are trained to guide students through fine arts lessons that are done in two parts. Part One is history-based, and emphasizes an artistic element of a painting and a musical composition, respectively, as well introducing biographies of the featured artist and composer. Part Two is the hands-on experience; a variety of follow-up lessons provide various artistic media and performance activities, as well as optional Language Arts and Science activities. Literature lists for additional lesson extensions and general arts expansion are also available.

GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION (G.A.T.E.): Students in grades 4 and 5 are identified for the G.A.T.E. program through standardized testing of all students in those grades and through teacher recommendation. At Proctor School, the G.A.T.E. program builds on the core curriculum to provide advanced learning opportunities for students whose interests, abilities and performance indicate the need for additional challenge. In order to better meet the learning needs and aptitudes of each student in grades K-5, a differentiated curriculum is designed and implemented within the regular classroom. Lessons provide for whole group, small group and independent learning experiences.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM: Students in 4th and 5th grades have an opportunity to participate in flag football, 3-on-3 basketball and soccer. These games are open to all students who maintain positive behavior and are in good academic standing. Games take place during the recess times. Parents/guardians are permitted to come to observe the games, but are to sign-in and out as a visitor at the Main Office.

LIBRARY AND COMPUTER LAB: Students in grades K-5 are given regular weekly instruction and practice in the use of the library. Students are responsible for any overdue, lost or damaged materials. Outstanding obligations result in additional work for the office staff. Students are expected to observe all rules of conduct and care while using these facilities. Computers are available in all classrooms as well as the computer lab. Class use of the computer lab is dependent upon curriculum needs. All classes have access to the computer lab.

MUSIC: Fifth grade students can participate in the band and strings program. All fourth and fifth grade students are given an opportunity to participate in weekly choir instruction under the direction of the district’s vocal music instructor. Proctor community volunteers present our “Music for Minors” program in our primary grades.

PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (PEP) is a parent led program teaching social competence and decision-making skills to second and fourth graders.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Students in grades 1-5 receive two periods per week of physical education instruction from a specialist. In PE, students are introduced to appropriate developmental movement activities, games, and health and body awareness information, while teaching the developmentally sequenced skills outlined in the newly adopted Physical Education Standards. This program supports the classroom physical education program. 4th and 5th grade students will participate in the national Presidential Physical Fitness program during the spring.

RESOURCE SPECIALIST: Our resource specialist and resource assistant are on campus on a daily basis. The resource specialist is a trained classroom teacher with certification in special education. The resource teacher provides specific prescriptive instruction in academic areas to students who have been certified as requiring such instruction. The resource teacher also serves as a resource to classroom teachers in designing and implementing teaching strategies for specific students.

RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION and INSTRUCTION (RTI2): This is a federal and state mandated program that uses research based programs and strategies to support students not meeting grade level standards. Targeted support is provided to students not meeting grade level standards in Language Arts and Math. The first level of support (Tier 1) is provided during daily differentiated instruction in the student’s classroom. The second level of support (Tier 2) provides strategic/targeted support at a more intense level. Students likely will be working in small groups or one and one and may meet with for designated periods of time with another teacher or a trained instructional assistant. Students who have received extensive support in Tier 1 and Tier 2 and are still not making progress towards meeting grade level standards will be supported through Tier 3, a highly strategic instructional program designed to target deficiencies. Students will be addressed through the Student Study Team. Questions or concerns should initially be directed towards your student’s teacher. If your student is requiring RTI support, you will be notified by your student’s teacher.

SCIENCE: Proctor has a separate classroom dedicated to a fully staffed science lab. District funding provides for a weekly one-hour lab experience in our ‘state of the art’ lab for each fourth and fifth grade student. Funds provided by the Proctor Science and Technology Booster, and SCRIP sales have made our primary science program possible. These hands-on science lab experiences provide unique and valuable opportunities for our elementary students.

SOUL SHOPPE: Due to state and district budget cuts, Soul Shoppe may not occur for the 2010-2011 school year. Soul Shoppe provides interactive assembly programs that teach students important skills to support them academically and emotionally through life. The skills will focus on problem solving, conflict resolution, creating a community of learning and growth and defining and internalizing the character traits that create great communities and citizens. Throughout the year, we will have grade level workshops focused on a particular character trait. This program supports our bully prevention program and is also part of our School Safety Plan.

SPECIAL DAY CLASS: Students enrolled in this program are mainstreamed in the primary grades as appropriate. Staff assures that instructional materials are available to these students, that they are able to participate in school programs and activities, and that the general student population receives ability awareness training.

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SPECIALIST: Mr. Wiens, Speech and Language Specialist, is on campus five days per week. He tests and works with students who have certified needs in language proficiency. He also serves on the Student Study Team.

STUDENT COUNCIL: Qualifying students in the fourth and fifth grade are invited to run for student body offices in the fall and in the spring. Students in grades 3 through 5 may be selected to be student council representatives for their individual classes. Student Council sponsors school wide team building events, and supports school assemblies by raising funds through recycling events, and building awareness of the needs of their local community and beyond by performing service learning activities.

STUDENT STUDY TEAM (SST): Students with special needs may be referred to the Student Study Team. The team reviews the student’s strengths and challenges to determine interventions that might help to meet his/her needs. The SST consists of our resource specialist, speech specialist, program specialist, school psychologist, classroom teachers and the principal. Parents may be involved.

TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS: Due to state and district budget cuts, Too Good for Drugs may not occur for the 2010-2011 school year .Too Good for Drugs is a twelve (12) week drug awareness/prevention program designed for 5th grade students. This program is led by a Deputy Sheriff of Alameda County.

504: A "504 plan" refers to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which specifies that no one with a disability can be excluded from participating in federally funded programs or activities, including elementary, secondary or post secondary schooling. "Disability" in this context refers to a "physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities." This can include physical impairments; illnesses or injuries; communicable diseases; chronic conditions like asthma, allergies and diabetes; and learning problems. A 504 plan spells out the modifications and accommodations that will be needed for these students to have an opportunity perform at the same level as their peers. Please contact your child’s teacher or the principal if you think your child meets the above requirements.

Family/School Partnership Programs

ENGLISH LEARNER ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) shall be comprised of parents of the English Learning (EL) students and staff.This committee meets at least once during the school year. At this time, it may decide to delegate its authority to the School Site Council through its elected representative. All parents of EL students are invited to attend School Site Council meetings. The goal of ELAC is to facilitate communication between the families of EL students and the school program in order to support student learning.

PARENT AND TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA): PTA is open to all parents or guardians of Proctor School students, as well as teachers, school administration, classified staff members, and any other residents of the Proctor attendance area. All members in good standing shall have full voting rights. A membership drive is held in August. PTA meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise calendared. A meeting schedule is posted in the Main Office window. Childcare during the meetings is provided through PTA.


The Proctor School Science and Technology Booster is a non-profit organization which has the goal to raise funds for the science and technology programs at Proctor Elementary School.

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL: The School Site Council (SSC) serves as an advisory group for the Single School Plan. The council is comprised of parents, community members, and staff members with voting members equally divided between parents/community members and staff. The SSC monitors the school plan, assesses needs, sets goals, evaluates and updates the plan, and oversees the Single School Plan budget and Library Improvement Block Grant. All parents are invited to attend the SSC meetings. These meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the library. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted in the Main Office window.

SCRIP BOARD: The SCRIP Board will monitor the SCRIP budget, which will fund educational program improvements. Currently, SCRIP monies support funding of Proctor School’s science program and increased Instructional Assistant hours. If you are interested in attending SCRIP meetings or in becoming a member of the SCRIP Committee, please contact the school office at 537-0630.

School Sponsored Activities

School/Community Garden - An integrated garden curriculum provides opportunities for students to participate in the development of a garden plot and related activities. Students develop math, science and language arts skills through learning about garden-related concepts.

Recycling @ Proctor - Help support Proctor by recycling cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges. Just bring your cell phones, inkjet or laser cartridges to the Office or Room 13 to help Proctor earn money and make the earth a little greener.

Recycling funds have earned Proctor $1231 in 2007, $500 in ink cartridges for teachers in 2009, and in 2010, we were able to purchase a scanner.

Every little bit helps this program support Proctor and the planet will live on. So bring in your ink cartridges, laser toner cartridges, and used cell phones and help us go green!

Green Ribbon School - More to come.

Non-School Sponsored Activities

Adventure Time Program - Adventure Time currently runs Proctor School's Child Care program on the school campus.  More information can be found at

Boys and Girls Club of Castro Valley - More information can be found at

Disclaimer: Non-school sponsored Information listed here does not represent an endorsement by the CVUSD or Proctor Elementary School. If you have an after school activity you would like to see included.


Castro Valley Youth Soccer League (CVYSL)
CVYSL offers an integrated soccer program of recreational (House) and competitive (Advanced House and Select) teams with an emphasis on a program being healthy, educational and fun. The activities, programs and decisions of the League are made for the benefit of the entire League. House teams are Class IV, Advanced House are Class III, and Select are Class I teams.  CVYSL is an affiliated League with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA). - (510) 537-5247

Castro Valley Independent Baseball League (CVIBL) - CVIBL is dedicated to providing an opportunity for kids ages 5 through 18 to play baseball. Being an independent league, CVIBL has no residency requirements and therefore draws from Castro Valley , Hayward ,San Leandro , San Lorenzo , and other nearby cities.

The purpose of the league is to provide a positive atmosphere that provides kids the opportunity to participate in a team sport and interact with other players. All players have an equal chance to play amongst others within their skill level and learn the game of baseball. Most importantly, everyone has fun.

Castro Valley Little League (CVLL) - The Mission of CVLL is to provide a great environment and treat each other with respect and dignity, embrace diversity as an essential component in the way we operate, apply the highest standards of excellence when establishing and implementing league rules and guidelines, promote players' development and sportsmanship on and off the field, contribute positively to our community, and continue ethical business practices that are essential to our future success. - (510) 581-9280

Castro Valley Girls Softball League (CVGLS) - The CVGSL is a recreational fast-pitch softball league serving girls in Castro Valley and surrounding areas, from ages 5-18. We encourage girls of all levels of ability to play.

Castro Valley Track Club (CVTC) - CVTC is an Official USA Track & Field Team (#0010) organized under its  Pacific Association and formed in February 2001. The Club is social and emphasizes training in a positive, supportive, fun environment.  Membership for the youth is open to 4th graders through 8th graders who either live or attend school in Castro Valley. Membership is also open to all adult Castro Valley residents.