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Whittier Elementary School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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    ABSENT LINE

    Please call the Whittier absence line, 949-515-6816, when your child is absent from school.

    Welcome Back Dolphins
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    Welcome Back, Whittier Dolphins!

    The new school year began on Monday, August 24th in Distance Learning.  On Tuesday, September 29th, we will transition to the Level 2 Hybrid model with AM/PM in-person instructional schedules for preschool - 2nd grade students.  For September 29th and 30th, our 3rd-6th grade students will continue in Distance Learning.  The first day for 3rd-6th grade students on campus will be Thursday, October 1st.   We look forward to transition to Level 2 instruction.  

    Santa Acuna, Ed.D., Principal

    Level 2 Instructional Schedule 

    Starting Tuesday, September 29th for

    Preschool-2nd Grade Students

    Starting Thursday, October 1st for

    3rd-6th Grade Students

    7:40- 7:55am  Arrival for AM Cohort

    7:55- 10:25    AM Cohort Instruction

    10:25-10:45 Dismissal (with Grab and Go Lunch)

    11:35-11:45pm  Arrival for PM Cohort

    11:45-2:15 PM Cohort Instruction

    2:20 pm  Dismissal (with Grab and Go Lunch)

    Students will participate in synchronous instruction at designated times and have asynchronous assignments to complete at home.  Your child's teacher will share your child's zoom schedule with you.   Students follow this schedule on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  The AM and PM cohorts will each attend every other Wednesday from 7:55-10:45am. 

    Learning Schedule AM/PM

    AM Schedule
    AM Hybrid Schedule
    PM Schedule
    PM Hybrid Schedule

    Wednesday Schedule

     WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

    AM/PM COHORT

    WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

    7:55-10:45 AM 

    AM Cohort

    PM Cohort

    September 30th

    October 14th

    November 4th

    December 2nd

    December 16th

     

    October 7th

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    WHITTIER PRIDE

    Whittier Elementary Dolphins are a community of life-long learners leading through Whittier PRIDE!

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    I am College Bound!

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    celebrating student success!

    Whittier students are recognized at Trimester Awards Assemblies featuring awards for: Accelerated Reader, Language Arts, Math, Writing, Effort, Citizenship and more.

    Join us each Friday morning for Whittier Flag Decks and each month for our PRIDE Assemblies!

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    signature academy: spanish dual immersion

    Please visit the Spanish Dual Immersion Program webpage for additional information about Whittier Elementary's program, enrollment, and frequently asked questions.

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    About Our School

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    Whittier School is located at 1800 Whittier Avenue within the City of Costa Mesa. Our school serves 444 transitional kindergarten through sixth grade students. In addition, 72 preschool students are served in an on-campus preschool setting. Whittier also offers a Spanish Dual Immersion Program beginning in kindergarten. We have an active parent community participating in PTA and ELAC. We also partner with local community organizations and churches to support our students, parents, and staff.

    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 and leaders. 

    All students at Whittier School will receive continuous support in learning English so they can access the core curriculum and become successful students within a safe environment. They will leave Whittier Elementary School with a solid foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, and citizenship. Our families will understand the important role they serve as a partner in their child's education and how they can work as a team member in helping their child reach his or her full potential.