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    Gold Ribbon Schools Award

    gold ribbon award

    Excelsior has been named a Gold Medal Ribbon School following a rigorous application and review process. 

    "These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching," Torlakson said. "They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate."

    Join us in celebrating this recognition of excellence at Excelsior!

    Substitute Teachers Needed
    text booksDear Parents, Grandparents, and Community Members,  
    Byron Union School District is looking for substitutes teachers. Fingerprinting, a Bachelor’s Degree and CBEST scores are required. We can guide you through the application process so please call Tina Pedersen at the District Office at 925-809-7500 or use the information on the Byron Union School District website.
    Thank you!
    Report Bullying

    Report bullying Online or email

    Students younger than 13 are required to have parental permission to use this email link.

    Boxtops for Education

    boxtops educationTurn in your Box Tops to your TEAM teacher or the school office.  Gift card prizes will be given to those who bring in the most box tops!



    To the parents of EMS, this is an update of the latest water testing results for EMS. On December 11, 2018, the district took 20 water samples and received the results on January 11, 2019. The results indicated that 2 of the samples exceeded the action level for lead in the 200 wing of EMS and 1 at Vista Oaks. We have installed signage stating do not drink the water and continue to work with the Contra Costa County Health Inspector to address this issue and seek a permanent solution to resolve this concern. Detailed testing information will be posted on the district web page next week. If you have questions please contact Mike Messer, Lead Maintenance Person, at 925-809-7507.

    Contact Information

    Mrs. Erika Parlog


    (925) 809-7530



    Mrs. Shelly Scruggs  

    Office Manager

    (925) 809-7530

    Ms. Heater Capelli

    Assistant Office Manager

    (925) 809-7530


    Traffic Safety

    Since your school is located on unincorporated county land, I am asking for your help in soliciting public input about transportation safety concerns on unincorporated county roads. Contra Costa County recently adopted a Vision Zero goal which aims to eliminate fatal and serious traffic collisions on county-owned roadways. The first step in developing a strategy is to gather public input, and an interactive map has been created to allow community members to identify and make comments about specific areas of concern.

    Contra Costa County Vision Zero 

    Thank you,

    Kirsten Riker

    Project Manager

    Street Smarts Diablo

    511 Contra Costa

    Office: (925) 969-0841, x202

    Cell: (925) 393-4807

    2019-2020 School Calendar

    2019-2020 School Calendar (PDF)

    2020-2021 school calendar

    ems activities calendar


    Byron Partners in Education

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    Revenue Lost Due to Absences

    Revenue LOST to Byron Union School District due to ABSENCES for the 2018/2019 school year 

    Discovery Bay- $201,898

    Excelsior- $282,138

    Timber Point- $240,484

    Total revenue lost- $724,520


    Attendance Policy

    Attendance Policy (pdf)

    Text Message Reminders

    smartphoneDo you receive the EMS text message reminders?  These are the best way to know what is going on at Excelsior.  To find out how to sign up check out our Parent Resource page