We appreciate your input!

Parents are reminded of the need for student safety during drop-off and pick-up times, especially since parking at San Benito Road Elementary School is sometimes a challenge.  Your cooperation is essential in keeping both students and adults safe.  When dropping students off in the front parking lot, please pull through and drop off quickly.  We also ask that parents observe the “Loading Zone - No Parking” rule in the area where buses drop off and pick up.  FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR STUDENTS, do not leave your vehicle unattended in the loading zone.  You may stay in your vehicle while waiting for your child.  That way, vehicles left unattended do not block other vehicles from entering the loading zone. We also discourage parents from dropping students off across the street.  Dropping your child off on the same side of the street as the school will make it safer for everyone.  If you find it necessary to park across the street, please get out and walk your child safely across the street.  Remember to leave the handicapped spaces available to those who are authorized to park there.  Finally, please DO NOT drop off your students before 7:55am. We appreciate your patience and understanding in making the parking lots safe for students and parents.

Message from Mrs. Holmes
The staff at San Benito Elementary School welcomes you and your family to the 2016-2017 school Year.  We are committed to doing all we can to make this school year a successful experience for every student.  We firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students.  Learning is not an easy process! It involves sharing ideas, making mistakes, and attempting new experiences.  Learning involves hard work by everyone, the teacher, the parent, the principal, but most importantly the student. 

At San Benito, we value and challenge each student and provide opportunities for success.  Instruction is based on the Common Core Standards and our teaching practice revolves around engagement, participation, collaboration, and class discussions.  To top it off, look for ways that we are integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM) into our daily work. We also focus on the district’s Graduate Profile, which includes equipping our students to be collaborative workers, self-directed learners, participants in society, information processors, effective communicators, and complex thinkers.  Our students’ success is the center of all we do.

Research and experience shows us that a parent’s/guardian’s involvement in a child’s education is directly related to his/her success in school.  To maximize your child’s success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:

  • Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
  • Monitor your child’s homework daily.
  • For upper graders, check your child's grades on Aeries weekly
  • Expect and support positive behavior at school.
  • Read with your child or encourage your child to read daily.

In addition, there are numerous volunteer opportunities in which we welcome you to become involved.  Volunteers make a tremendous positive impact and enrich our educational program.  More information regarding volunteering at San Benito can be found on the Parent Page on the left.  Your child’s teacher and our Parent Teacher Association will also provide information.  Please consider supporting our school in this way.

I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students.  Thank you in advance for your support and commitment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Kathryn Holmes


(805) 462-4330


Office Hours:
M-Th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
F 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

4300 San Benito Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

fax: 805-462-4278

Absence Line:

School Hours:
Grades 1-6
8:20 AM - 2:45 PM

Kindergarten Hours:
Early Session:
 8:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Late Session:
 10:10 AM - 1:40 PM

Friday Early Release: 
8:20 AM - 1:40 PM 

Minimum Day:
8:20 AM - 1:20 PM

Conference Week:
8:20 AM - 1:20 PM