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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 704.

 

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Trustee Area Boundary Map Adjustment Public Hearings 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District would like to inform you about three upcoming public hearings for the Board of Education to receive public comments related to trustee area boundary map adjustments.

 

This change is for Board of Education voting purposes only and would not impact school attendance boundaries. Students’ home school will remain the same.

 

These public hearings are scheduled for September 18 at the Newport Harbor High School theatre, September 28 at the Costa Mesa High School theatre and October 9 at the District office. All hearings begin at 6 pm.

 

The district will provide bus transportation from Rea Elementary School to the public hearing at CMHS on September 28th.  The bus will pickup at the Rea Elementary School parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and will return at the conclusion of the public hearing.

 

For more information please visit the district website or call 714-424-5000. 


El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa le informará acerca de tres próximas audiencias públicas para

proporcionar aportaciones sobre los ajustes a los límites de área escolar administrados por el distrito.

 

El ajuste será solo para propósitos de área de votación y no afectara el mapa de límites de área escolar. Las escuelas asignadas a los estudiantes seguirán siendo las mismas.

Estas audiencias públicas están programadas para el 18 de septiembre en el teatro de la preparatoria Newport Harbor, el 28 de septiembre en el teatro de la preparatoria Costa Mesa y el 9 de octubre en la oficina del Distrito Escolar. Todas las audiencias comienzan a las 6 pm.

 

Para obtener más información, por favor visite el sitio de internet del distrito o llame al 714-424-5000. 

NEW Bell Schedule for 2017-2018!

WHITTIER’S BELL SCHEDULE

HORARIO ESCOLAR

2017 – 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

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8:15 –   8:40 am        AM Preschool breakfast

11:20-12:00 pm        Lunch/Almuerzo – Kindergarten

11:30-12:10 pm        Lunch/Almuerzo – 1st Grade

11:40-12:20 pm        Lunch/Almuerzo – 2nd Grade

11:50-12:30 pm        Lunch/Almuerzo – 3rd Grade

12:00-12:35 pm        Lunch/Almuerzo – 4th Grade

12:10-12:45 pm        Lunch/Almuerzo – 5th Grade

12:20-12:55 pm        Lunch/Almuerzo – 6th Grade

12:30-12:50 pm        Lunch/Almuerzo – Preschool PM class

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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

Bus Passes for 2017-2018 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

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

Dual Immersion Program

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.

2017-2018 School Year Enrollment

AERIES REGISTRATION

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.

 

 

Instructions

 

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 2017-2018

 

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:

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.

 

 

Instrucciones

 

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

 

N-MUSD News

10/16/17

Parent Seminar Series Flyer
Parent Seminar Series - Suicide Education and Prevention Strategies
November 7, 2017 6 pm - Corona del Mar High School

November 15, 2017 6 pm - Newport Harbor High School

November 21, 2017 6 pm - Costa Mesa High School

November 29, 2017 6 pm - Estancia High School

 

Parent Seminar Series Flyer

Parent Seminar Series Flyer - Spanish

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10/13/17

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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.

 

Halloween Safety Flyer

Halloween Safety Flyer - Spanish

 

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10/11/17

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education has approved the School Calendar and Schedule of Activities, for the 2018/19 school year.

 

Schedule of School Activities 2018/19
School Calendar 2018/19

School Calendar and Student Holidays Website

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10/11/17

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Board of Education

Notice of Public Hearing

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will hold a public hearing in compliance with education code 60119 and 60422 – sufficiency of instructional materials that are aligned to the academic content standard for school year 2017-2018.

The public hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled board of education meeting scheduled on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the District Education Center Boardroom, 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA.

 

For further information, please contact:

Vanessa Galey

Director, Special Projects

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us
 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa

Mesa Directiva de Educación

Aviso de Audiencia Pública

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tendrá una audiencia pública en concordancia con el código de educación 60119 y 60422 – Suficiencia de materiales de instrucción alineados a las normas académicas para el año escolar 2017-2018.

La audiencia pública se llevará a cabo en conjunción con la junta regular programada para el martes, 24 de octubre de 2017, a las 6:00 p.m. aproximadamente, en la sala de juntas de la Mesa Directiva del Centro de Educación del Distrito, 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca.

 

Para Información, por favor comuníquese con:

Vanessa Galey

Directora, Proyectos Especiales

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

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10/6/17

Notice is hereby given that on October 24, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District at a regular meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the District’s Board Room, located at 2985 Bear Street, Building A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, the Board of Education will conduct a public hearing to provide opportunity for the community to provide oral comment to the Board regarding the proposed waiver application to the State Board of Education with respect to a shift to by-trustee area elections.  Persons seeking information should contact the Superintendent’s Office, (714) 424-5031.

 

Q & A on Waiver Request to State Board of Education Regarding Change in Board of Education Election System from At-Large to
By-Trustee Area Voting

 

On February 28, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District directed a shift from the current at-large system of electing Board Members to by-trustee area elections. These Questions & Answers have been developed to provide information to all interested parties on this process. 

 

 

Q: What is the change that will take place?

A: Currently, members of the Board of Education are elected in “at-large” elections, i.e., elections in which each governing board member is a resident of a trustee area but elected by the registered voters of the entire school district. Starting in the November 2018 election, Board Members will be elected by only the voters living in a designated trustee area.

 

Q: How many areas will there be?

A: The Board of Education will remain at seven members; therefore there will be seven areas.

 

 

Q: How may I learn more and/or provide feedback to the Board?

A: A public hearing regarding the submission of a waiver to the State Board of Education for a change from at-large to by-trustee area elections will be held October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: You may contact the Superintendent’s office via email at superintendent@nmusd.us and/or attend the public hearing referenced above.

 

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9/27/17

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Students Show Growth from 2015 to 2017 in Statewide English and Math Assessment

 

Students in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) show growth from 2015 to 2017 in statewide English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments. NMUSD students also remain above the Orange County and California averages in ELA and math.  

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which tests ELA and math standards for students in grades three through eight and grade 11. The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer adaptive tests that adjust the difficulty of the test items based on how a test taker responds. This provides a more precise measure of student performance.

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments, now in the third year, show an increase of 4.57 percentage points in NMUSD students having met or exceeded ELA standards, and an increase of 3.99 percentage points in students having met or exceeded math standards, when compared to the 2015 baseline assessments.

 

Many NMUSD schools have shown impressive growth during the three year period. Ensign Intermediate School maintained growth all three years in both ELA (9.0 percentage point growth) and math standards (8.50 percentage point growth). Nine schools have shown a growth of more than ten percent in ELA standards, with Adams Elementary showing a growth of 19.23 percentage points. Five schools have shown double digit growth in math standards, again with Adams topping the list at 17.13 percentage point growth.

 

Specific to Title I schools, nearly all have shown growth in ELA and math standards. Adams, Sonora, and Paularino Elementary Schools have shown double digit growth in both ELA and math standards.

 

“It is encouraging to see our Title I schools performing well,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung. “This is a testament to the focus of our teachers, and principals to improve our instructional program for all our students,” he said.

 

Our district has been focused on providing support for classroom intervention systems to better implement differentiation of instructional strategies. This allows teachers and instructional assistants to provide targeted support to struggling students and additional enrichment opportunities for high achieving students, such as small group instruction with specifically tailored instructional materials.

 

ELA and math results for English Learners have remained relatively flat throughout the three year assessments. Our district is focused on improving English Learner proficiency by providing additional supports, such as the adoption of new elementary English Language Arts, English Language Development, and math instructional materials. Our district has added two Instructional Specialists in 2017/18, for a total of three that are solely dedicated to improving English Learner proficiency in all subject areas.

 

Looking at grade levels, third and sixth grade students have shown consistent growth in both ELA and math, throughout the three years of the assessments. While the district looks at improvement at all grade levels, there has been a strong focus on the third grade foundational skills. It is widely known that if students are not reading at grade level by third grade, it is increasingly more difficult for them to meet future grade level performance.

 

Comparing results from 2016 to 2017 assessments, NMUSD students showed a slight growth of .57 percentage points in ELA standards and a decline of 1.01 percentage points in math standards.

 

“We are confident that the selection of new elementary math and ELA/ELD instructional materials being implemented this school year will improve student proficiency,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung.

 

The current statewide assessments only focus on ELA and math standards, however it is anticipated that the California Science Test (CAST) will be included in the state testing program in 2019. In the meantime, NMUSD teachers continue to work on the next generation Science Standards (NGSS) to prepare for the CAST.

 

Individual student 2017 assessments were mailed to parents. The NMUSD Smarter Balanced testing schedule for 2018 is anticipated for March 20 through June 15.

 

While statewide assessments provide valuable information about overall student progress and areas for improvement, they do not provide a holistic view of student achievement. The new California School Dashboard is expected to provide a more detailed view of performance, based on multiple factors, beyond state testing results. These factors include graduation rates, suspension rates, chronic absenteeism and college and career readiness. However, the State is not expected to provide this data until December 2017. 

 

Links:
 

Smarter Balanced Test Results
 

Parent and Student Resources
 

Stay connected with NMUSD: register for district news via Constant Contact, download the NMUSD Mobile App, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

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8/16/17

Applying for free and reduced priced meals and pre-paying for student meals is easier than ever. Apply or pre-pay online today. Please see the attached flyer and visit the links below for more information.

 

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program Flyer

 

Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Online
 

Add Funds to your Student’s Meal Account Online

 

 

 

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Contact Us

Whittier Elementary School

1800 Whittier Avenue

Costa Mesa, California, 92627

(949) 515-6990

 

Principal: Mr. Scott Wilcox

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Terri Clarke

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Today: 10/20/17

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.

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

Box Tops for Education

 

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.

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: Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041