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General Information

Florin Elementary School
 
School Hours
TK & Kindergarten
AM Classes: Monday – Friday: 8:20 am -11:40 am
PM Classes: Monday – Friday: 11:20 am – 2:40 pm
 
1st – 6th Grades:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:  8:20 am – 2:40pm
Wednesday (early release day): 8:20am – 1:50pm
 
Office Hours
Monday – Friday – 7:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Office Staff
Wilbert Villalta – Principal
Rebecca Costello – Vice Principal
Maria Gonzalez – School Secretary
Angelika Leu– Office Assistant
Hiram Reyes– Office Assistant
Marcella Vigil– Office Assistant
 
Directions to School
From Hwy. 99
Take Florin Road East
Right on Kara Drive
The school is located on the right.
 
Parent/Student Handbook
 
Attendance
One of the most important elements of successful learning is regular, on-time attendance at school. If an absence is necessary, either a note or a phone call (916) 383-0530 to the school office is required to clear the absence. Absence notes should have child’s name, date(s) and reason for absence, and parent signature.
 
School History
The first Florin School of 1887 was located on McComber Lane just east of the railroad tracks. It was a one-room structure just as were all the little schools of the area. The present building that dates to 1956 is the fourth site of Florin School. The second school still stands on Florin Road and is used by Elk Grove’s Adult Education program. In 1914, this school had the distinction of being one of only four segregated schools in California. A new brick building was built west of town – the Caucasian children went to the new school, and the Japanese children attended the old school. The two schools were referred to as the East School and the West School, and they stayed segregated until 1939. The West school was destroyed by vandals in the 1970s, but the East School lives on. The name of Florin comes from the railroad stop town designated as such by Judge E. B. Crocker who was impressed with the multitude of wild flowers in the area – thus the Spanish Flor for flower.