Alpha Charter is closed. Any previous student may request records from the Elverta Joint Elementary School District at swyllie@ejesd.net
3 months ago, Sue Wyllie
January 21, 2022 Dear Alpha Charter Families--- I am writing this message to you with a heavy heart. As the new Superintendent for the Elverta JESD, I arrived when our community continues to grapple with COVID-19 and all of its impacts on our schools and communities. Students and families have experienced disruptions to learning and have often had to make extremely difficult decisions based on their family's particular needs and well-being. At Alpha Charter, over the course of recent years, we have seen our enrollment significantly decline, with recent enrollment figures coming in far lower than anticipated. In addition, daily attendance numbers are unacceptably low. As our revenues – the money we have available to run the school and pay our employees – are directly tied to student enrollment and attendance, we are facing a dire financial situation that simply cannot be ignored. As such, I wanted to let you know that we have come to the tough conclusion that Alpha Charter must close and cease operations at the end of the current 2021-2022 school year. At last night’s school board meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to close the Alpha Charter at the end of the 2021 - 22 school year. Please know that the school district and Alpha Charter staff have committed to graduating and celebrating our current seniors and finishing out the athletic events scheduled through the end of the school year. Also, we will be offering support in the coming months to help students and families transition to other schools, as needed. I cannot stress how hard this decision was to make. I did not come to Elverta to close a school and I can assure you that we have spent months looking at ways for Alpha to continue, but in the end, there was simply no way in which we could keep the school open and financially solvent. These are understandably emotional times. As such, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mrs. Sanchez, ksanchez@ejesd.net with any questions. Sincerely, Mr. Wells
8 months ago, Alpha Charter School