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Whittier Elementary School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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

    Welcome Back Dolphins!

    Welcome Back Whittier Students,

    We will begin our new school year on Monday, August 24th in Distance Learning.  Start time is 7:55.  Please be sure to log in a little earlier (7:50) so that you are ready for class.  If you were not able to pick up your materials and receive your teacher assignment/Zoom code, please call our school office during business hours at (949) 515-6990 or email Dr. Acuña at sacuña@ Our first week of school will be modified days and students will have instruction during the morning sessions only.  Please see the schedule below.  Your child's teacher will be sharing a more detailed class schedule with you to include small group times and any other details about your child's instructional schedule.  We are looking forward to a great year of learning.

    Santa Acuña , Ed.D., Principal

    Distance Learning Schedule

    Distance Learning Schedule K
    Distance Learning Schedule grade 1-3
    Distance Learning Schedule grades 4-6
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    Back to School Night (On Zoom)

    Back to school for Whittier Elementary will be held on two dates: 

    Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th 

    Families please log into your teacher's zoom room at one of the following times: 

                                            5:30-6:15 pm 

                                            6:15-7:00 pm 

    Each teacher will be providing the same presentation about your child's classroom programs twice so that families can attend more than one presentation. We hope to see families on zoom on September 10th.  


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

    Personal Best


    I am College Bound!



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

    Grade Level Schedules

    Kinder Schedule
    Kinder Schedule


    About Our School

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    Whittier School is located at 1800 Whittier Avenue within the City of Costa Mesa. Our school serves 560 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.