Whittier Elementary School
Home of the Dolphins
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
Follow the link below to Naviance, a new college and career planning website the district would like us to explore and use to plan for the students' futures. Thank you!
Whittier's November Calendar
NEW Bell Schedule for 2016-2017!
WHITTIER’S BELL SCHEDULE
2016 – 2017
7:55 Classes begin/Entrada
9:35 – 9:55 K recess/recreo
10:00 – 10:20 1st/2nd/3rd recess/recreo
10:25 – 10:40 4th/5th/6th recess/recreo
8:15 – 8:40 AM Preschool breakfast
10:50 – 11:30 Lunch/Almuerzo – Kindergarten
11:10 – 11:50 Lunch/Almuerzo – 1st Grade
11:20 – 12:00 Lunch/Almuerzo – 2nd Grade
11:30 – 12:10 Lunch/Almuerzo – 3rd Grade
11:40 – 12:15 Lunch/Almuerzo – 4th Grade
11:50 – 12:25 Lunch/Almuerzo – 5th Grade
12:00 – 12:35 Lunch/Almuerzo – 6th Grade
12:15 – 12:35 Lunch/Almuerzo – Preschool PM class
2:15 Dismissal/Salida Grades K-3
2:20 Dismissal/Salida Grades 4-6
How to Make Changes: Student Information
Whittier Elementary School
How to make changes to student information:
Step #1 Go to website: https://aeriesportal.nmusd.us/parent
Step #2 Click on Student Information
Step #3: On the drop down menu click on Data Confirmation
Step #4: On the contacts you can select the name of the person who you want to
change information for. In this option you are also able to delete and change contacts.
Step #5: Be sure you save your changes.
Escuela Primaria Whittier
Para hacer cambios a la información de su estudiante:
Paso #1: Vaya a la dirección del sitio Web: https://aeriesportal.nmusd.us/parent. Donde usted podrá seleccionar español o inglés. (Si aparece que su contraseña y correo electrónico no coinciden por favor, haga clic en olvide mi contraseña y siga las instrucciones).
Pasó #2: Haga clic en Información del alumno donde va aparecer un menú que baja
Pasó #3: En el menú que baja, haga clic en confirmación de datos
Paso #4: En los contactos seleccione el nombre de la persona de la quiere cambiar la información. En esta opción también puede agregar borrar o cambiar contactos.
Pasó # 5: Asegúrese de guardar los cambios que haya hecho.
2016-2017 School Year Enrollment
School Database of Student Information
Click HERE to go to Parent Portal and Register Students
Please complete both steps:
Step #1 Parent Portal New Account Setup
Note: It is best to use a computer, the system has experienced glitches when using phones or tablets.
2016-2017 Class/Teacher Placement
Available Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Step #1: Login to Aeries Parent Portal HERE
Step #2: Click Student Info tab
Step #3: Click Demographics tab
Step #4: Your student’s teacher will be listed under Teacher heading
Inscripción para el año escolar 2016-2017
REGISTRACIÓN EN AERIES
Información del Estudiante
Haga “clic” AQUÍ para entrar al Portal de Padres y matricular a su estudiante
Por favor complete los dos pasos:
Tome nota: Para mejor resultados por favor use una computadora. Se han reportado problemas técnicos cuando se usa una tableta o teléfono cellular.
2016-2017 Aula/Maestro(a) Colocación
Disponible en martes 30 de agosto
Paso #1: Vaya a la dirección del sitio Web AQUÍ
Paso #2: Haga clic en Información del alumno
Paso #3: Haga clic en Demografía
Paso #4: El maestro de su estudiante estará anotado bajo el encabezado Maestro
Bus Passes for 2016-2017 School Year *Must be Done Online*
Dual Immersion Program
Our Dual Immersion Program is now full for the 2016-2017 school year.
If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please call Whittier's School Office (949-515-6990) and ask to be put on the Dual Immersion Program Wait List.
Parents will be notified in May if their student was accepted into the program.
Whittier School News
From the office of John C. Drake
The Math Pilot Steering committee, working with elementary site representatives, has been hard at work in preparation for the implementation of the math pilot programs in the classrooms.
Actualización matemática elemental
De la Oficina de John C. Drake
El comité de dirección de Matemáticas piloto, trabajando con representantes comerciales elementales, ha estado trabajando duro en la preparación para la puesta en práctica de los programas piloto de matemáticas en las aulas.
Newport-Mesa Employee “Super-Star” Awards
“Reaching for the Stars”
Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…
This is what excellence is all about.
It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying
attention to the smallest detail, going the extra mile.
Excellence means caring – it’s making a special effort to do more.
Nominations are now being accepted
Nominations need to be received
by Friday, December 9, 2016 to be considered.
Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and complete the Online Nomination Form at:
or you can also submit it anonymously. All nominations are
then forwarded to the Superstar Awards Selection
Committee. The committee selects nominees twice a
year to be recognized at Board meetings. Recipients honored
at the Board level receive a pin, certificate and a personally
A good tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be specific about the individual’s unique and compelling contribution(s).
The online nomination form is available at:
Questions about the Superstar Program?
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The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance at Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD). The District has plans and processes in place to respond to unfortunate and unplanned events and to communicate accurate and timely information with you.
All NMUSD schools have safety plans, which outline emergency procedures for natural and man-made disasters. Safety plans are regularly reviewed and updated in collaboration with emergency responders and local law enforcement, including school resource officers. School resource officers are local law enforcement officers from the City of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police departments, who are on many of our school campuses to provide security and crime prevention services.
Schools regularly participate in safety drills, threat assessment, and emergency response trainings with students, local law enforcement and first responders. Safety drills prepare staff and students for a variety of potential situations. Some examples include earthquakes, fire and intruder/active shooter.
The safety drills include procedures for a lock down, shelter in place, drop/cover/hold, run, hide, act, and evacuation. Every school and District facility also has emergency supplies in multiple locations and various individuals responsible for ensuring that there are adequate and properly maintained supplies and equipment.
Examples of some of the essential items include:
For large scale events involving multiple schools or regional incidents, the District collaborates beyond local governments, law enforcement, first responders, and utilities. NMUSD follows California’s Standardized Emergency Management System and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System. These systems include emergency management collaboration among county, state and federal agencies, and community organizations on a cohesive approach to emergency response.
Every situation is unique and may include distinctive response approaches and communication methods. Parents may expect communication via email, phone call, news postings on the District and school websites, social media postings, and mobile app alerts. The District also works closely with local media to disseminate information to keep parents and the community informed as best as possible, always keeping in mind that the safety of students and staff is the priority.
It is common knowledge that viral information disseminates quickly. One inaccurate text or social media post can trigger a full speed rumor mill and create unnecessary panic. The District has a responsibility to provide accurate and timely information and will do its best not to perpetuate misinformation. This is especially important during an emergency when the situation (and subsequent information) can change rapidly.
Depending on the emergency, the first communication that parents and community members can expect to receive is the basics. If these questions can be answered, communication may include: what happened, when it happened, what the district is doing about it and how to stay informed. Updates may include information regarding changes in dismissal times or transportation, the location of the parent re-unification area, incident updates, and other important information.
Tips for parents:
Tips for students:
For more information or questions regarding school emergency response, please contact your child’s school.
On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).
For more than five decades Newport-Mesa Unified School District has created lasting memories and nurtured the talents of its students. NMUSD is a leader in educational innovation; delivering a rigorous, broad-based curriculum through exceptional, high-quality instruction supported by a team of dedicated educators and support staff.
Throughout the District’s rich 50 year history, it has strived to help students find their passion, purpose, and potential, to prepare them to venture into the future in careers, college and active citizenship. Whether through academics, arts, athletics or other interests, NMUSD has opportunities to match every student's talents and interest.
While much has changed in education throughout NMUSD’s 50 year history, the District takes pride in continually evolving and adapting to changing educational needs. NMUSD has exceptionally bright and forward-thinking students, teachers, staff and leadership team that remain committed to ensuring that students are well-prepared for future successes.
“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment, support and partnership as we look forward to continued success,” he said.
Stay connected throughout the 2016/17 school year, and join NMUSD in celebrating this milestone anniversary, as the District shares some fun facts and highlights of its 50 year legacy of excellence, www.nmusd.us/anniversary.
I am college bound!
Box Tops for Education
Keep collecting those Box Tops for Education!
All Box Tops are due Friday, October 28, 2016!
For more information about Box Tops, and which products to look on, click below
“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
This document is first in English, and then presented in Spanish.
Este documento es el primero en inglés y luego presentado en español.
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent. Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so. Compliance Officer Contact Information: Russell Lee-Sung, Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041