Meyers Elementary School

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Meyers Elementary School, formally known as Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School (LTESMS) is located in Meyers, California bordering South Lake Tahoe. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and located on the California/Nevada state line, South Lake Tahoe is a resort town where many families depend on seasonal employment in the casinos and ski resorts. In 2022 Lake Tahoe Unified School District moved from a school of choice back to community-based schools.  Meyers Elementary School community felt this was a good time to change the name from LTESMS back to Meyers Elementary.

Meyers Elementary offers state-of-the-art technology with 1:1 Chromebook computing in grades K-5, document cameras, and Viewboards in every classroom. Lake Tahoe provides a unique geographical setting in which to study and participate in environmental science educational opportunities. A grant through our partnership with the South Tahoe Environmental Educator Coalition (STEEC) for innovative programs provides funding for field trips, which is necessary for fieldwork when participating in local governmental agency projects. Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD) provides a Transitional Kindergarten Program and an Early Admission Kindergarten Program in order to meet the diverse needs of the community. The daily instructional minutes for kindergarten through fifth grade are 310 minutes per day. Meyers Elementary also provides a physical education program as well as music for kindergarten through fifth grade students, which are taught by a credentialed physical education and music specialist. There are ten minimum days throughout the year that are used mainly for parent conferences. We have 33 early-out Wednesdays for site collaboration and staff development opportunities. The District provides fifth grade ski week at Heavenly Ski Resort, fourth grade swimming instruction is provided by the City of South Lake Tahoe, and third grade students receive ice skating lessons as part of the District and community joint cooperation agreements.  

Meyers Elementary has continued to set high levels of academic achievement. Our October 2023 enrollment was 352 students with 18.8% identified as socio-economically disadvantaged, 6.6% receiving special services, and 1.7% identified as English Learners (EL).  Technology continues to be a major part of our academic program and students regularly use Accelerated Reader, iReady My Path, and Learning Ally. Many upper grade Meyers Elementary teachers continue to utilize the Canvas learning management system which supports online learning and teaching through which teachers can post grades, information, and assignments online.

As a Professional Learning Community, we are committed to collaborating together to focus on student learning through the use of data, teaching essential standards, and sharing the best instructional strategies. Response to Intervention (RTI) is another way our staff works together to individualize instruction and differentiate to ensure high levels of student learning. Students participate in multiple environmental-based field experiences as well as dedicated lab time for each grade level to ensure hands-on, science-related academic instruction.

Meyers Elementary has a very active and involved PTA that supports our academic program, science-based field trips, and the academic needs of our students. Students participate in project-based field trips that support our Environmental Science standards.  In a typical year, we have an annual field trip for 5th graders to Yosemite Valley or the Marin Headlands through a program directed by Nature Bridge. Continued funding from the PTA ensures that we have a fully equipped wet science/STEAM lab for our students.

Our school vision is 'Discover and foster the unique talents and potential of all students' through building unique relationships with all students.

Meyers Elementary School

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