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Whittier Elementary School

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Learning For All Whatever It Takes 

 

Whittier staff believes that each child belongs to all of us.

We work together to support students in developing as healthy, confident, life-long learners. 

 

Our school serves students in preschool through Sixth Grade. 

Our current student enrollment is 774.

 

Whittier Elementary School

1800 Whittier Avenue

Costa Mesa, California, 92627

(949) 515-6990

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Dual Immersion Program Enrollment - Kindergarten

Our Dual Immersion Program will soon be taking applications for the 2016-2017 school year, Kindergarten only.

 

Online application opens on February 15 and closes on April 15.

 

Parents will be notified by May 15, either if their student was accepted or not accepted into the program.

 

If you would like assistance with the online application, please come to our Parent Center, so that our wonderful Community Facilitator, Laura Wagenseller, can help you!

 

Also, if you would like to take a tour of our school, and our Kindergarten Dual Immersion Program, please call 949-515-6990 and make an appointment!

 

Here is a link to the District-prepared brochure.    English      espanol

Whittier School News

1/22/16

The application window for the 2016-17 school year at Davis Magnet School will be open on-line February 15 through March 15. Please check the Davis Magnet School website for more information and to apply.

 

School tours are scheduled for the second Friday of every month beginning at 9:00 a.m. New and interested parents and family members are welcome to attend. There is no need to make a reservation for the tour, simply arrive at the Davis Magnet School front office by 9:00 a.m. on the assigned tour dates. Specific dates are posted on the calendar of our school website.

 

Are you a parent who wants your incoming kindergartener to be a student at Davis Magnet School next year? Then you will want to attend our annual Kindergarten Round-Up scheduled for Wednesday, February 3 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet the principal, Mrs. Flores, along with the current kindergarten teachers. You will learn important information about our school and helpful tips from the teachers on how you can best prepare your child to have a successful transition into kindergarten at Davis Magnet School. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the MPR, located in the front of school, and then continue with a brief tour of the kindergarten classrooms and playground area.  We look forward to meeting you

 

Please call the front office at 714-424-7930 if you have any questions.

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12/18/15

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District. Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  

 

The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2016-2017 school year begins January 15, 2016 and closes on March 15, 2016. Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers.  

 

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2016.

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12/18/15

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tiene disponible la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela dentro del Distrito para los estudiantes que residen en el Distrito. Dependiendo del cupo, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el distrito podrá solicitar que se cambie a su niño de la escuela de su vecindario. El periodo de inscripciones abiertas para la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela para el año escolar 2016-2017 comenzará el 15 de enero de 2016 y terminará el 15 de marzo de 2016. Sólo se podrán llenar los formularios de petición por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers.  Se llevará a cabo una lotería para determinar el rango de prioridad de las peticiones. Se notificará a los padres acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo de 2016. 

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12/11/15

On June 30, 2015, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 277 (SB 277) changing school immunization requirements.  The new vaccine law took effect on January 1, 2016 and requires that all children in California be fully vaccinated to attend public or private school unless they had a valid medical exemption or a valid personal beliefs exemption on file with the District before January 1, 2016.  Students will have to meet all of the age appropriate State immunization requirements for admission to school as of July 1, 2016.

 

The District is required to implement SB 277 which will:

  • No longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children enrolling in public and private schools
  • Permit personal beliefs exemption (PBE) forms on file with the District by December 31, 2015 to remain valid until a student enrolls in transitional kindergarten/kindergarten or 7th grade
  • Permit valid medical exemptions provided by a licensed physician
  • Not apply to:
    • Students in home-based private schools
    • Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction
  • Not prohibit a student who qualifies for an individualized education program (IEP), pursuant to federal law and Section 56026 of the Education Code, from accessing any special education and related services required by his or her IEP
  • Allow for the immediate enrollment of foster and homeless youth pending the receipt of immunization records
  • Require the District to obtain documentation of every student’s immunization status and maintain a record of the immunizations of each student
  • Require the District to exclude a student from school until the immunization is obtained or an exemption is granted based on a valid medical exemption.

Please see the links below for additional information on SB277 and how it may impact your child.  If you have questions about this new law please contact Health Services at 949-515-6730.

Additional Resources for Parents and Families

Source: Shots For School http://www.shotsforschool.org/

California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch

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State Test (CAASPP) Results Are Here

Hopefully, you have received your student(s)' test results (via a letter sent to your home). Did you need help understanding what all that information means? Or how you can apply the results to your student's future learning? Here is a link to some further explanations that the district has provided.

Parent Information for CAASPP

There are documents and videos.

 

Información para padres de CAASPP

Mientras que las instrucciones del distrito no están en español, hay enlaces y videos para los hispanohablantes.

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ELAC

“Schools with 21 or more English Learners are required to establish a functioning English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) on programs and services for English Learners.”

Click here for information.

NCLB Program Improvement

Program Improvement (PI) School Information

This document is first in English, and then presented in Spanish.

Este documento es el primero en inglés y luego presentado en español.

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