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Principal's Message

Dear Sheridan Families, 


My name is Ms. Rachel Saldana and I am the Principal of Sheridan Street Elementary.  It is my honor and a pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 – 2024 school year! I hope you all have had a relaxing and fun summer break. I am extremely proud to serve as the Principal of this amazing learning community and to continue to support the students of Sheridan Street Elementary. 


I would like to welcome all of our new families, whether you are joining us from another school in the district or have relocated from another city, state, or country. We are excited to share with you all that Sheridan has to offer and believe you will soon feel as we do, that Sheridan Street Elementary is a special place for all children. Our educators, support staff, families, and other education partners are ready to welcome you into our Mighty Owls nest.


Our  dedicated staff at Sheridan has been working tirelessly to plan and prepare for your children, engage in professional learning opportunities, and updated our instructional models, class routines, and expectations, all with the goal of fostering academic success and a true sense of connectedness and belonging for our students. 


We will send a Sheridan Newsletter every month the week before the month as it contains important information from the school and special dates.  We have wonderful workshops for our parents in our Parent Center.  If you are interested in volunteering please go to LAUSD Volunteer or contact Mrs. Diaz, Sheridan Street Elementary’s  Parent Center Representative.  Also, if you do not have a ChromeBook at home please register for a FREE ChromeBook at ITS Home / ALL FAMILIES CONNECTED (lausd.org).  We have added another grade level for our Spanish Dual Language and next year we are looking forward to adding a 6th grade Spanish Dual Language class.  Also, I am very proud to announce that for the 2024-2025 we will become a School for Advanced Studies(SAS) and look forward to having our interested families apply through Choices at  goto.lausd.net 


As always, we will look to our families to be positive partners in their children’s educational journey. Our Sheridan staff has always made a priority of working together as a caring and compassionate learning community with professionalism, teamwork, action, and expertise. We will always put the best interests of our students at the center of our purpose. Join us in ensuring the success of all Sheridan students. Stay healthy, stay positive, and stay connected.


As always, my door is open and our team welcomes your input. Please feel free to contact me via email at [email protected] or call the school at (323) 263-9818 to make an appointment to speak with me to discuss any ideas you feel will make this the best year yet!



Ms. Saldana