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September 3, 2021

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Principal's Update

Dear Paularino Families,

We are off to a great start this school year. Students began with specialists this week for science, music, and PE. It's so nice to see them interacting in those extracurricular subjects again.

Thank you to all parents who participated in Back To School Night. We appreciate your attendance and support.


Mrs. Schwartz

No School

Monday September 6, 2021 there is no school.

Support the PTA

This year is critical for school and parent partnership. Please consider supporting the PTA. Your membership is a one time $13 fee for the school year.

Click here to sign-up now.

Go Panthers!

Picture Day

School Picture Day is September 21. More information to come.

Amazon Smile

Please consider signing up for Amazon Smile. Once you sign up for Paularino to be your charity, Amazon Smile will donate proceeds to our school every time you shop! Click here to sign up.

Safety Reminders

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.

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

Daily Schedule

Grades TK-6 Daily Schedule:

7:35 am - Gates Open

8:05 am - School Starts

2:20 pm Dismissal Monday through Friday

Masks are required indoors and good hand hygiene (sanitizer/washing) will continue to be practiced daily.

Arrival procedures

  • Gate assignments are the same: TK-2 by the front office and 3-6 by the marquee. Bus riders and walkers will use the side gate on Coolidge.

  • All parents/guardians will remain in their cars while students unload and walk through the gates.

  • Gates open at 7:35 am

  • Students who arrive after 8:05 am will be marked tardy.


  • Students and staff are required to wear masks indoors at all times.


  • Supervision will be provided to support and reinforce recess and lunch expectations.

  • Students will wash or sanitize their hands before they go to play, and will wash or sanitize their hands when they return to the classroom.


  • Free school lunch is available for all students. If your child does not want a school lunch, please pack them a lunch.

  • Supervision is provided to support and reinforce recess and lunch expectations.


  • Monday through Friday dismissal is 2:20 pm.

  • Gate assignments remain the same: TK-2 by the front office and 3-6 by the marquee. Bus riders and walkers will use the side gate on Coolidge.

  • All parents remain in their cars.


  • If your child is feeling ill or has symptoms such as cough, stomachache, fever or chills please keep them home and consult your physician.

  • If your child will be absent, please call the attendance line at (714) 424-4742 and leave a message with your name, your child's name, reason for absence, and a phone number.

Dress code

  • Please send your student to school with appropriate clothes and shoes for the school day. Per our dress code, flip flops are not permitted on campus and are a safety concern when students play at recess and lunch.

  • As the weather is warmer please make sure your child is wearing school appropriate clothing.

Thank you for your continued support.

COVID-19 Dashboard

In an effort to continue to provide accurate and up-to-date information related to COVID-19 in our schools, a District dashboard was created that identifies the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by school. The number listed includes current positive cases of staff and/or students within the past 14-day period. This information is updated daily and is located on the District webpage for COVID-19 Resources for 2021-2022.

There is no need to be alarmed or wonder if your child has been exposed when you see a positive case at your child’s school site. The District follows protocols, which includes collaboration with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), who assist with contact tracing and help identify students or staff who need to quarantine. In the event of a positive case in our schools, as appropriate and under the direction of the OCHCA, the school nurse, principal, or District staff will notify any staff or students who are considered to be a close contact (less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes) with a COVID-19 positive person. Each case is unique and in some cases, while uncommon, notification to low risk contacts MAY be necessary, based on the direction from the OCHCA. If you do not receive notification regarding a COVID-19 case, we do not believe your child has been exposed. Due to privacy laws, we cannot provide names or any other information about the people who test positive or those who have been in close contact.


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.

Paularino Elementary

1060 Paularino Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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

Attendance Line: (714) 424-4742

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