Edison Elementary School  Logo
Principal's Message Season for Nonviolence Daily Schedule Prep Schedule Welcome to the Edison School Office Health Office Attendance Custodians Lifelong Guidelines & Lifeskills Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports School Site Council Edison PTA History of Edison Handbook Awards & Honors School Accountability Report Card School Update Progress Report (SUPR) AUSD Policy Communications Physical Education Minutes ELAC - Dates and Information
Faculty and Staff Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Music Physical Education Special Education
**Library Media Center** Live Web Cams Mission Statement Ms. Boese's Read Alouds Read Across America Day
Start of School Year School Calendar Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Emergency Preparedness Classroom Placement Input Alameda Family Enrichment Speaker Series Community Events Edison Homework Policies ELAC - Dates and Information Summer Resources
AEF Adopt-A-Classroom Shuttle 9-21-2012 Kindergarten Round-up 2016

Principal's Message

From the Principal

Edison Elementary School


Dear Edison Community Members:


I am writing in response to the Edison community’s request for support for those affected by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that involved a large numbers of students and has led to student activism around school safety.  There has been a national outcry to do something big to make changes in laws regarding firearms.  We have been soliciting input from our stakeholders regarding their thoughts about the student-initiated March 14th Walkout from 10:00-10:17 am, along other dates and activities.  This has been a gut-wrenching process as there are many compelling arguments on all sides of this issue.


I am a firm believer that we should be leaders in shaping students to be part of the informed citizenry and practice actively as citizens who will shape the future of our world.  However, I am conflicted as I would never want to do anything that would cause our students and staff to be afraid at school.  In addition, many of our parents have chosen to shelter their children from the awful violence that emerged from this incident.  In most cases, decisions emerge that serve to strike the needs of most.  Unfortunately, in this case there is no clear trajectory.


I have worked with our faculty, staff, parents, and community members for the past several weeks regarding this walkout and the student activism.  As a result of this work, we have decided that we will be keeping to our normal routine on March 14; we will not be staging a student walkout and we will not be talking about gun violence at Edison.  We have empowered our staff to choose an activity from “Be the Change Consulting” that supports our Change Makers signature.  Some classrooms will choose to do these activities at the designated time but will not be making reference to Florida.  Instead, they will be enhancing the intentional community they are building in their classrooms. 


We know that a small number of students may feel the urge to support the walkout and choose to leave their classrooms.  Students who choose this option will be invited to walk to the courtyard during the designated time.  For parents who want their students to participate in an organized demonstration off campus, they may come to school and sign their student out for this purpose.  The absence will be excused and our focus will remain on student safety and supervision.


Thank you in advance for your support of our decision.  While it has not been an easy decision, I am glad that we can engage in open, honest conversations to determine what is best for our school and for our community.


Take care,


Rob Slauson, Principal


Click on this link for Ideas and Resources for March 14, 2018:

Ideas and Resources 14 March 2018.pdf

Rob Slauson is Edison Elementary's principal.  He has made positive strides, and has his eye on the future for our students and the school.  Please call the office if you have any questions, or wish to speak with him.

Thank you!