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Elk's Lodge Gives Dictionaries

Every year over the past twenty or more years, the local Elk's Lodge has given each 3rd grade student their very own dictionary. These books are filled with more than just words but solid facts about the country we live in.  This is a valuable resour…
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The Race to 2018-19 Begins! Enroll Today!

Login to your Parent Portal Account to enroll for the 2018-2019 school year. Prizes will be awarded to students, teachers, and classes who complete their enrollment!
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Zeyen Scholars Celebrate Award as 2018 California Distinguished School

Zeyen Elementary School hosted a pancake breakfast for students and families and school-wide assembly to celebrate being named a 2018 California Distinguished School. The Distinguished School award is the state's top honor for the most inspiring publ…
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Zeyen Elementary Receives Top Award as CA Honor Roll School

We’re proud to be named an #ERPHonorRoll school, which recognizes high-performing, achievement gap-closing schools across the state. The Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll, sponsored by CBEE, is the only school recognition program in Californ…
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Zeyen Students Embrace Culture through After-School Heritage Language Program

Zeyen Elementary School recently hosted a showcase of the school's Heritage Language program offered to fourth through sixth grade students in Spanish and Vietnamese. The goals of the program are to improve students’ literacy in their home language,…
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Help Us Keep Our Parking Lot Safe!

For the safety of all, please remember to observe the rules in place during drop off and pick up.

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Students, Parents & Zeyen Elementary School Families,

At Zeyen Elementary School, we are committed to preparing all students to be successful and responsible citizens who contribute and thrive in a diverse society. We are dedicated to providing a quality education to all our students within secure and supportive environments. Our teachers maximize learning by utilizing effective teaching strategies, which ensure students are engaged and reflect on their own learning. Inquiry plays an important part in the role of education. As we work to ensure that students have the knowledge and tools necessary to master the new state standards, the work in our classrooms changes. Students can be found working collaboratively, integrating technology, and building their knowledge. Our library Makerspace is a unique place where students can engage with one another to discover new concepts and apply learned concepts in novel and creative ways. 

Our teachers work collaboratively to ensure the highest quality education for each child in our school. Wednesday collaboration sessions provide time for teachers to refine their instructional practices. Grade level teams meet regularly to identify areas of strength and weakness and identify strategies for improved achievement. As lifelong learners, led by our instructional leadership team, we continuously refine our practices through careful study.

Character strengths are an important part of our personal growth. We focus our attention each month on a select character strength. In class, teachers define this trait, model it, and help students recognize it in themselves and others. We celebrate these strengths by awarding Cobra Cash that can be used at the Cobra Store at the beginning of each month. Also monthly awards are given to students who are great role models of the Character Trait we are focusing on.

Parents have many opportunities to participate in school activities. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, parent volunteers help and support our school by organizing and running physical activities and games during our student's lunch hour. Parents in Action is a vital part of our lunch recess program

We have an active PTO that works as a team in fundraising activities to provide the “extras” for our students, such as: computers, Movie Nights, and field trips.

Please click on the Zeyen Calendar to see all the year-long events.

The Zeyen school community makes a positive difference in the lives of children. There is no greater validation as an educator or parent than to see our students succeed. 


Gary Gerstner


Our School

Welcome Zeyen Cobras!

We are committed to preparing our nearly 250 students to be successful and responsible citizens who contribute and thrive in a diverse society. In order to do so, we recognize the need to develop not just academic skills, but the personal skills needed for lifelong success.  

About Zeyen:

  • Named a 2018 California Distinguished School, an elite honor for schools demonstrating high academic gains and student success
  • Recognized as a 2018 California Honor Roll School for high academic achievement and college readiness
  • Credentialed and trained teachers  provide students with 21st century tools to excel academically and personally
  • Unique Makerspace inspires students to engage in hands-on STEAM projects with our 3D printer, art supplies, and science equipment 
  • Heritage language after-school programs in both Spanish and Vietnamese
  • After-school Boys & Girls Club provides students with academic support and keeps students active with athletics and art
  • 1:1 technology ratio with students using Chromebooks and iPads as part of daily instruction
  • Free parenting classes with helpful strategies about how parents can help their students succeed
  • Weekly music lessons from a credentialed music teacher bring out students' musical talents
  • Excellent PTO that works as a team to provide exciting field trips and fun opportunities for students

Parent Programs
Our incredibly active PTO meets once a month with Parents in Action and ELAC. PTO organizes family events, conducts fundraisers, and engages students in opportunities to give back. ELAC provides input and direction on the needs of our English Learners and their families. Parents In Action is comprised of nearly 50 parents who provide structured high intensity physical activity at lunch recess 3 days a week. Our teachers, staff and parents promote a sense of inclusiveness on campus. We teach students to give back to the community and participate in extracurricular activities to obtain important 21st century skills. Contact the school office to get involved. We look forward to enhancing Zeyen's educative events with you!

Student Recognition
We are committed to celebrating students for their many accomplishments during our Monthly Pride awards. Students are recognized with the Million Word Reader Awards, Boys & Girls Club Member of the Month, Presidential Academic Awards, and Principal's Awards for Writing. At Zeyen, we offer an eclectic choice of awards to highlight all students' diverse strengths! Academic achievement and character are also highly valued, facilitating the development of positive behavior and well-being. 

Please stop by our office for questions and ways to get involved. We look forward to celebrating a plethora of accomplishments with you all this school year!