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 704.
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!
Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018
Dual Immersion Program
Whittier's April 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*
Whittier School News
Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.
Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:
10. a. Recognize 2016-2017 NMUSD Classified School Employee of the Year Recipients. The California School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program was established in 2008 by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and is based on guidelines set by the California Department of Education. It is recommended that the Board of Education recognize and commend NMUSD nominees for the California School Employee of the Year Program.
13.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 2000s. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Costa Mesa High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 2000s in Newport-Mesa.
Various routine contractual agreements related to the following:
15.a.2. Authorization to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Geocon West, Inc. for Geotechnical Investigation for the New 50 Meter Pool Facility at Estancia High School
15.a.3. Approval of Agreement with C.E.M. Lab Corp. for Materials Testing and Deputy Inspection Services for the Newport Harbor High School Varsity Baseball Field Scoreboard Replacement Project
15.a.4. Approval of Agreement with MTGL, Inc. for Soil and Materials Testing and Inspection Services for the Learning Resource Center at Corona del Mar High School
15.a.8. Approve Funding for Monolith Signs at Woodland and Killybrooke Elementary Schools
16.b. Adopt Resolution No. 32-04-17 In Support of May 10, 2017 as "National School Nurse Day" and the week of May 8 - 12, 2017 as "National School Nurse Week"
16.c. Adopt Resolution No. 33-04-17 In Support of Autism Awareness Month, April 2017
16.e. Adopt Resolution No. 36-04-17 Recognizing California Day of the Teacher May 10, 2017 and National Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5, 2017
Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.
General Board Meeting Overview
Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.
Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.
Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:
Dr. Fred Navarro
The application window is open now until May 3, 2017. Please submit completed applications to your schools front office.
Summer Music Academy
Students currently in Grades 3-6 will learn how to read music and play an instrument. Instruction will be offered in music reading and playing on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, baritone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion and electric bass. Students will be provided the use of clarinets, trumpets, or violins, student method (instrument) books and music theory exercises. There will be a culminating concert at the end of the program.
Summer Engineering Academy
Students currently in Kinder – Grade 6 have an exciting opportunity to explore earth science concepts through a series of investigations with an emphasis on engineering, exploration, data collection and interpretation. The Academy will provide students with an understanding of science that will stimulate curiosity, develop thinking skills, promote confidence, and support the Next Generation Science Standards and New State Standards.
For more information please click on the resources below:
The annual Pilot Cup registration window is open! This event is open to students in grades 3 through 6. It will be held Tuesday, May 30th through Sunday, June 4th, 2017.
Please click on the attached items for more information, entry forms, and the rules and regulations.
We are proud to announce that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Learning Impact Awards. The program recognizes outstanding innovative applications of education technology to address significant challenges facing education.
Please read the attached Learning Impact Award news item for more information!
Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) school bus drivers Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer and Jason Greenberg win top honors at the 57th annual Orange County School Bus Roadeo, which attracted nearly 100 drivers.
Ricardo Sandoval, who has been a school bus driver with NMUSD for four years, won first place in the county and first place overall. Juliann Scheafer was awarded third place in the county. As a team, Ricardo, Juliann and Jason placed first countywide.
NMUSD school bus drivers have been competing in the Roadeo, on and off, since 1991, and have amassed 18 first place individual wins and seven team wins at the county level.
School Bus Safety Roadeos are held across the United States and require drivers to pass a written test prior to competing in the seven behind the wheel events. The emphasis throughout the competition is safety and by design, increases safety awareness. Various Roadeos occur throughout California, leading up to the statewide competition. Drivers that perform well at the state level are invited to compete at the International Roadeo competition. Last year, NMUSD bus driver Victor Garza was awarded first place at the International Roadeo. Part of NMUSD’s success in the Roadeo can be attributed to the rigorous training program, ongoing education and testing that takes place within the district.
“Everything we do, all of the training, all of the testing is to increase safety. We want parents to know that we have some of the best drivers in the state,” said NMUSD Transportation Operations Supervisor Norm Turner.
Participation in the Roadeo is voluntary and NMUSD consistently participates and succeeds at these events. Some drivers attend the Roadeo even if they are not participating in the competition just to support their colleagues, often times cooking and volunteering at the event.
There is a proud history throughout NMUSD of providing safe and efficient school bus transportation. NMUSD is an industry leader in student transportation for a variety of reasons including maintaining clean buses in good working order, having some of the best drivers in the state, and assisting other districts implement the Bus in the Classroom student transportation safety skill training program.
NMUSD is currently hiring bus drivers! If you or someone you know is interested in joining an award-winning team of school bus drivers, please visit the job opportunities website. Drivers can start with little or no experience and through paid training get the experience and licensing necessary to become a school bus driver. Juliann Scheafer, one of this year’s award-winning Roadeo participants, began with NMUSD in 2014 with no previous experience. She received her training through NMUSD and went on to successfully compete at the state level finishing with a fourth place win within her first year.
Newport-Mesa USD is pleased to announce the 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Awards Program winners, two of which were selected as Orange County Classified Employees of the year and will proceed for consideration at state level.
The 2017 NMUSD Classified Employee of the Year winners are:
Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) launched a Chromebook initiative that will provide access for all students to a digital environment.
In fall 2016, implementation of the Chromebook initiative began with the Estancia Zone. This provided all students in grades K-7 with access to Chromebooks, with grades 3-7 being a one-to-one environment. Chromebooks were distributed to students in the Estancia Zone which includes TeWinkle Middle School, Adams, California, Pomona, Rea, Victoria and Wilson Elementary Schools.
Informational parent meetings were held at all schools. Traditional computer labs are being replaced with mobile technology and devices in the classroom.
With more devices in their hands, students will learn the benefits that technology has to offer by fine-tuning their foundational research skills, storing their projects and activities in the cloud, and sharing ideas in a safe and supportive online environment.
This initiative has led to increased use of technology in the classroom, with students using it for research, collaboration and to create new and exciting works, while teachers are finding new ways to engage students both in groups and individually. As professional development for staff is crucial part of the initiative, the Educational Technology Department has been providing training on best practices for using Chromebooks as an instructional tool, support for initial setup and lesson design using a co-teaching model and customized trainings based on skill level of staff. Digital Fellows and site technology coordinators at the schools also continue to provide support as needed.
The Initiative includes the following:
Students that are assigned Chromebooks to be taken home follow a similar approach to when textbooks are checked out from the library. They are responsible for ensuring the safe handling and charging of their Chromebooks.
For the 2017-18 school year, the Chromebook initiative is expected to be implemented throughout the Newport Harbor Zone in the same format as the Estancia Zone. The Newport Harbor Zone includes Kaiser, Mariners, Newport, Newport Heights, Whittier and Woodland Elementary Schools, as well as Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School. It is anticipated that the Chromebook initiative will be implemented in the Costa Mesa zone and Corona del Mar in the following years.
For more information about the Chromebook Initiative please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District to Host Public Hearings Regarding the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries
The NMUSD Board of Education at its February 28,2017 meeting called for the equalization of trustee area boundaries by population, and initiated the change to voting by trustee area elections, commencing with the November 2018 Board of Education elections.
As part of the adjustment of trustee area boundaries, the District will conduct two initial public hearings to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.
Please read the attached press release for public hearing dates and more information.
Whittier Elementary School
1800 Whittier Avenue
Costa Mesa, California, 92627
Principal: Mr. Scott Wilcox
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Terri Clarke
I am college bound!
Box Tops for Education
Keep collecting those Box Tops for Education!
Thank you everyone for helping raise money for our school!
Our next collection date will be in the fall.
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: Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041