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

(949) 515-6990


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!



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NEW Bell Schedule for 2016-2017!



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


Wednesday Early Day Dismissal*

Miércoles Día de Salir Temprano*

K-3 @ 12:57

Grades 4-6 @ 1:02

*Early dismissal on Back to School Night, Parent Conference Weeks, Open House& the last day of school

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

Step #2 Parent Portal Student Data Confirmation


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



Información del Estudiante


Haga “clic” AQUÍ para entrar al Portal de Padres y matricular a su estudiante


Por favor complete los dos pasos:

Paso #1  Portal de padres para crear una nueva cuenta

Paso #2  Portal de padres confirmación de información para estudiantes


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*

NEW! Bus Passes must be applied for online!

¡Nuevo! Ahora las solicitudes para los pases de autobús se tienen que hacer por internet.


Handwritten forms are NO LONGER ACCEPTED.

Ya no se aceptan solicitudes escritas a mano.


Click here to apply in English          Haga clic aquí para aplicar en Español

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.


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

Whittier School News


The Elementary Math Pilot Steering Committee met in early October with each publisher to gain a deeper understanding of each program before making a collective decision on the programs that will be piloted in the coming months. The committee selected the following programs to pilot:


K-5 Pilot Programs:

  • Bridges in Mathematics by The Math Learning Center
  • Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  

6th Grade Pilot Programs:

  • Eureka Math by Great Minds
  • Digits by Pearson

Please click here for additional information and to stay updated on the progress of the elementary math pilot program. 




El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa está en el proceso de evaluación de currículo de matemáticas para la primaria y estará comenzando programas de matemáticas viables, alineados con las directrices de la Junta Estatal de Educación para libros de texto y materiales de instrucción viables. El Comité Directivo de Matemáticas para la Primaria se reunió a principios de octubre con cada editor para obtener una comprensión más profunda de cada programa antes de tomar una decisión colectiva sobre los programas que serán piloteados en los próximos meses. El Comité seleccionó los siguientes programas viables:


Programas Viables K-5:

  • Bridges in Mathematics por el Centro de Aprendizaje de Matemáticas (Math Learning Center)
  • Go Math por Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  

Programas Viables 6to Grado:

  • Eureka Math por Great Minds
  • Digits por Pearson

Por favor pulse aquí para obtener más información y estar actualizado(a) sobre los avances del programa viable de matemáticas para la primaria.


NMUSD is pleased to announce the launch of its district-wide school mobile application. This application is free and provides mobile access to news, school notifications, school calendars, food service, student information (with secure login), and other resources that can be helpful to you, specific to your student’s school. The application is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.  


If you are a parent, you should have received an email with your login ID, temporary password, and instructions on how to download the application. If you have not received this email you should log in to your parent account or visit your student’s school to update your information. For instructions on how to log in to your parent account or for more information, please visit nmusd.us/mobileapp.


If you are not a parent, but would like to stay informed, we also encourage you to download the application and get up to date news and updates about our schools.


We are excited to stay in communication and encourage you to download the app today!


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your students school(s) or the district at feedback@nmusd.us 


Newport-Mesa Unified School District in partnership with the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments would like to provide you with the important attached announcements regarding Halloween safety.


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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.


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Box Tops for Education

Keep collecting those Box Tops for Education!

All Box Tops are due Friday, October 28, 2016!

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For more information about Box Tops, and which products to look on, click below

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“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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Non-Discrimination Statement:

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