Announcements & News


Parent Teacher Conferences: October 5-9th
Online Fall Book Fair: October 5-18th- Flyer with Information is HERE!

2020-2021 Student Calendar

AR Link for Students

Read Aloud Webpage


   Share your thoughts and ideas with us for our next Coffee with Principal meeting. 
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School Site Council Agenda Viewable at this link 

About Us

2020- 2021 Principal's Message

Dear Sam Vaughn families, 

 It is with mixed emotions that I write this opening message for the 2020-2021 school year. Our staff, and the Ceres Unified School District had put a great deal of work into welcoming students back to campus this August, only to realize in mid-July that we would be starting school in a distance learning model due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in our city and county.  I have heard from many of you regarding your concerns and questions about distance learning, and when we can expect students to return to campus.  As a principal, and as a father of elementary students, I have many of these same concerns.  

I am proud of the monumental effort that our district leadership has put in this summer to create a true robust distance learning plan that is much different than the “crisis learning” we experienced last spring.  Please keep in mind the situation around the pandemic is constantly changing which might lead us to make changes to our plan. As soon as we have more information, we will pass it on to families.

I read a quote this summer by Colleen Wilcox  that states “Teaching is the greatest act of optimism”.  While we will face very real challenges this school year brings, choosing optimism and a positive mindset may determine our quality of life this year. 

We thank you for always doing what is best for your children, and your patience and understanding as we ask our staff, students and families to support one another as we begin the 2020-2021 school year.

Steve Merchant


School Motto: 

"Developing GIANT Citizens"
"Desarrollando Ciudadanos GIGANTES"

School Mission & Vision/ Misión y Visión de la Escuela: 

The staff at Sam Vaughn will provide a quality, balanced education that promotes academic excellence in collaboration with home and community.

El personal de la Escuela Sam Vaughn proporcionará una educación equilibrada y concalidad que promueve la excelencia académica con la colaboración de su hogar y la comunidad.