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Arthur C. Butler Elementary School

Arthur C. Butler Elementary School

Front Office
School History

School History

Mr. Butler was a long-time Florin resident who spent most of his life involved in schools. He was a trustee of both the Florin district and that of Elk Grove Union High School. He was also a custodian and a bus driver – a true caretaker of public schools. Mr. Butler celebrated his 101st birthday in November of 1995, and he passed away in 1997. The first Arthur Butler School, located on Butler Drive, in Vintage Park, housed K-6 students from 1991 until the middle of the 1995-96 school year when the students were moved to the newly constructed Maeola Beitzel Elementary. Environmental problems related to protected vernal pools halted both housing and school facility construction in the area around the school site. In 1998 the new Arthur Butler School was opened on Brown Road.
Arthur C. Butler Mission and Vision

Arthur C. Butler Mission and Vision

Our Mission
We provide a very focused and highly academic educational experience designed to meet the individual learning needs of all students so they may attain grade level standards and beyond.  Our mission is to provide the best possible education in the SAFEst possible environment.
Our Vision
To promote life readiness for all students, we are committed to engaging scholars in rigorous, high quality instruction, delivered in a nurturing and equitable environment.
Our 2023-2024 Goals
  • Environment:  Supporting our students with site-wide Social-Emotional Learning practices and Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Excellence:  Improving our CCSS aligned instruction with site-wide and grade level PLCs that are focused on student learning
  • Equity:  Improving our ability to deliver differentiated instruction, based on data and using effective research-based strategies, to ensure student mastery
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Drivers:  There is one lane entering and exiting our school’s parking lot.  The following procedures will allow for safe, responsible, and respectful practices during arrival and dismissal:
  • The red zone at the parking lot entrance is not a pickup or drop off area.  This area must remain clear for emergency vehicles.
  • Students remain in the vehicles until they reach the safe drop off and pick up line, which is in front of the multi-purpose room and highlighted by the yellow curb area for DROP OFF and PICK UP ONLY.
  • Please pull forward as you enter the drop off/pick up  lane.
  • There is NO left turn out of the school. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • If you need to get out of your vehicle for any reason, please move into one of our parking spots.
  • Drivers are expected to follow all local traffic safety rules AND the directions of school personnel responsible for school safety. Do not double park, release your child from your car while in a lane of traffic, make illegal U-turns in front of the school, drive on the curbs, stop in a red zone, or make unauthorized use of a handicapped space.  You can and will be cited by local law enforcement for violating these laws.
  •  We will not take safety risks for drivers that are in a hurry because of personal timing issues.  At Butler, classroom teachers supervise the campus before and after school each day. They are there for the safety of all students and should be treated respectfully..  Please make an appointment to speak with a school administrator if you would like to discuss arrival and dismissal procedures.
 Walkers:  Please use the crosswalks that are designated for moving onto and off of campus.
  • Supervising adults with stop signs are at crosswalks before and after school to ensure that students and adults are kept safe as they arrive or leave campus. We ask that ALL ADULTS model safe behavior for our children by complying with this request, and using the crosswalks.
Bicycles, Scooters, Skates, and Skateboards:   It is the responsibility of the student to lock his/her equipment in the storage area at  the front of the school.  The bike area remains locked during the school day. The school does not assume responsibility for bikes, scooters, skates, and skateboards.  All wheeled transportation is to be walked while on school grounds. 
Students not picked up on time will be brought to the office. Parents will need to come to the office to sign them out.
Before School
  • The cafeteria opens at 7:50 a.m. for students who are eating breakfast at school.
  • Only students who are eating breakfast will be permitted in the cafeteria.
  • Food is not served after 8:15 to allow students time to get to their classrooms.
  • Please DO NOT send or bring students to school prior to 7:50 a.m.
  • THERE IS NO SUPERVISION prior to 7:50 a.m. 
  • Never drop off or leave your child without the presence of a school official. 
  • Students wait for the green gates to open at 8:05 a.m. 
  • As the gates open, students walk to their classroom lines on the playground. Students are in their seats ready to learn at 8:20 a.m.
  • Students exit the main gate at the dismissal bell and head to stand at  the letter of the alphabet that matches their last name -  in front of the MP room near the pick-up lane. 
  • Students use the crosswalk to go through the parking lot.
  • Students head directly home unless they have an after-school activity.

School Hours

School Hours

Regular School Day:
  • Grades 1st-6th  M,T,W & F  8:20 a.m.– 2:50 p.m.
  • AM Kindergarten 8:20 a.m.-11:51 a.m.
  • PM Kindergarten 11:08 a.m.– 2:50 p.m.
  • TK Kindergarten 8:20 a.m. – 11:51 a.m.
Early Out Thursdays:
  • Grades 1st-6th  8:20 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
  • AM Kindergarten 8:20 a.m.-11:51 a.m.
  • PM Kindergarten 11:08 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
  • TK Kindergarten 8:20 a.m. – 11:51 a.m.
Office Hours

Office Hours

Regular School Day (M,T,W,F) 7:50 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Early Out Thursday 7:50 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Minimum days 7:50 - 1:50 p.m.


From Highway 99, exit at Calvine Road and go east. When you pass Elk Grove/Florin Road look for Heritage Hill and make a right. On the second stop sign make a left. The school is located at 9180 Brown Road which you will see from the stop sign.

From I-5, take the Laguna Blvd exit and head east. Make a left on Elk Grove/Florin Blvd. and a right on Calvine. Then, follow the instructions above.