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October 16, 2020

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Principal's Update

Hello Panther Community!

Our first few weeks back on campus have been very successful. Students have been adhering to our new safety procedures and seem eager to be back in class for in person learning. We had our first earthquake drill where students were very quiet and followed all directions to safely evacuate the building.

A few safety reminders:

When dropping off and picking up your students all adults and children over the age of 2 must wear a face mask. This is for your safety and the safety of others. It is also the law. Please remember to keep a social distance from others outside your household as well.

Many parents have been walking through the parking lot to drop off or pick up their students which is very dangerous for pedestrians and drivers. Please use the sidewalk for the safety of all students, staff, and parents.

When in the car line please remain in your car. This will help the car line to move faster with children getting in and out on their own. A staff member will be there to assist if needed.

If walking or parking to pick up your child please wait by the sidewalk of the MPR or the sidewalk by the exit driveway. With added adults on the sidewalk of the car line it is difficult to maintain a social distance and keep all children safe near moving vehicles.

Thank you for your cooperation to keep all students, staff, and families safe.


Mrs. Schwartz

Halloween at School

We encourage all students to wear black and orange on Friday October 30. Students are not allowed to wear Halloween costumes to school and candy and treats are not allowed on campus. Thank you for understanding. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!

Time For A Flu Shot!

Click for important information about the flu shot.

Virtual Wellness Center

Please click to access our new virtual Wellness Center. You can also find it on our Paularino website.

Newport-Mesa Preschool Enrolling Now!

Call now to enroll your 3 and 4 years olds in preschool.

Level 2 Hybrid Schedules

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

AM Cohort: 8:00am - 10:30am

PM Cohort: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

When students are not on campus they are expected to be completing asynchronous work.

See the full AM schedule here.

See the full PM schedule here.

See the Wednesdays schedule here.

For an updated student daily schedule, visit our Paularino website and click the “Level 2 Hybrid” tab then “Daily Schedules”.

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Student safety is a top priority. Changes to arrival and dismissal procedures are in place to help support social distancing, as well as to keep students safe.


Gates will open 10 minutes prior to the start of the cohort.

7:50am for AM Cohort

11:50am for PM Cohort

Parents/guardians will walk students to the assigned gates with appropriate social distancing for students to enter campus. If driving, please pull all the way forward to unload your student. Students will walk through the gates to their class line on the blacktop.


10:30am for AM Cohort

2:30pm for PM Cohort

Parents/guardians will wait at the assigned gates with appropriate social distancing for students to exit campus. Students will stay with their teachers and move to an assigned area on the grass to wait for parents/guardians. If driving, please pull all the way forward for your child to get in the car.

Please be on time to pick up your child. Students are not allowed in the front office and will need to wait outside until picked up.

Parents needing assistance from the front office staff will wait outside the office until a staff member is able to greet them.

Updated Face Mask Requirement

Recently NMUSD updated the requirement for face coverings for all students over the age of 2. Students are expected to wear their mask over their nose and mouth through the entire school day.

Join the PTA

This year is critical for school and parent partnership. Please consider joining the PTA.

Click here to sign-up now.

We look forward to a wonderful year. Go Panthers!

Need a Device?

For students still in need of a chromebook or the chromebook is not working, please contact the front office (714) 424-7950. We now have chromebooks available at the site. You will make an appointment with the front office to pick up a device. We want to ensure each student has a working device for Distance Learning.


Attendance will be taken each day at the beginning of the cohort sessions. If your child will be absent, continue to call the attendance line at (714) 424-4742.

Grab & Go Meal Service

Grab & Go Lunches are provided for each student every day at the end of their cohort session.

Paularino Elementary

1060 Paularino Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-424-7950 Fax: 714-424-4741

Attendance Line: 714-424-4742