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
Principal: Mr. Scott Wilcox
Mrs. Terri Clarke
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!
CONFERENCE WEEK: March 13th-17th Early-Out Dismissal
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Early-Out Dismissal
12:57 pm for Kinder - 3rd
1:02 pm for 4th-6th
NO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY!
Dual Immersion Program
Whittier's March 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
Newport-Mesa Unified School District to Host Public Hearings Regarding the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries
Good afternoon staff,
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.
The California Department of Education has designed a new accountability system that gives a more robust view into the performance of schools. The Dashboard gives a more complete picture of how schools are serving our diverse student population.
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. 2017 Harbor Council PTA Reflections Program - 4th District Award Recipients. The program is an art recognition program that has been sponsored by the National PTA since 1969. It honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.
13.a. Report on the Chromebook Initiative. Staff will provide an overview of the district’s Chromebook implementation plan.
17.a. Public Hearing of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. There is currently a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NMUSD and CSEA in place until June 30, 2019. The District has received CSEA's initial proposal regarding negotiations commencing 2017-2018.
17.b. Public Hearing of the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. The "sunshining" of this proposal has no direct fiscal implications. As a result of negotiations between NMUSD and CSEA, there will be a determined fiscal impact.
18.a. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Boys and Girls Club Central Orange Coast to Provide Enrichment Programs for the Project Success After School Program at Rea and Pomona Elementary Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year. The Boys & Girls Club would provide the enrichment while the Project Success staff would provide the academic and recreation portions.
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
Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District
California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) could put money back into your pocket if you qualify. Please visit CalEITC4Me.org for more information.
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