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Emergency Procedure


During an emergency such as an earthquake the procedure for picking up students by parents will be similar to checking students out from class on a normal day. Parents and guardians should identify the reunification table which will be set up outside one of the campus entry points. Please wait there and do not enter the campus.

California staff will find your child’s emergency release card and then send a messenger or radio the student management team where your child is being supervised by staff. They will then send your child to the reunification table. The student will then be released into your care.

If you are willing and able California School would like to organize a team of parent volunteers who would form a team to help in the unification process. If you are interested please contact Ms. Bercaw.

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Contact Info.

3232 California Street
Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Office: 714-424-7940
Fax: 714-424-4711
Attendance: 714-424-4712

Jacob Topete

Administrative Assistant
Debbie Smith

Office Assistant
Adriana Angulo

Office Hours:
7:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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California Elementary School welcomes all families and students to our learning community. The staff at California Elementary is dedicated to providing a quality education for every child in our school. We believe that all students can achieve success through a supportive, nurturing and rigorous academic curriculum. We are extremely dedicated to the success of all students and are excited about our continued partnership between our staff and our families.

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New Enrollment for 2016-17

If you are new to the Newport Mesa Unified School District and would like information on enrolling your child for the 2016-2017 school year, online pre-enrollment will begin on April 12, 2016.
Please go to:https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/enrollment for information.

California School Is Going Green!

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL is making an effort to GO GREEN! 
We need your help! Soon communication will be delivered by e-mail. 
We would like you to register on School Loop to receive daily communication from the school informing you of any upcoming events or news. 

Just follow the attached directions and complete the registration process independently. 
Our goal is to have everyone registered! 

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Click here to sign up to have your student's
Breakfast/Lunch Menus emailed automatically to you each month!


No food items are to be brought in to school to celebrate birthdays. Students' birthdays are recognized each Friday at Flag Deck. Treats are not permitted under our board policy for health reasons, food allergies, and classroom disruptions.

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Raise Money For California Elementary

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USAgain Greenraiser!


Help save the environment and earn cash for your school.  Drop off your old clothing and shoes at the green and white USAgain collection bin in the school parking lot.clothes.jpg


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 California School Education Foundation
Needs Your Help to Help Our Students


Sign up for eScrip and help fund school programs!

It's Easy!  It's Free!  It's Powerful!

Go to www.escrip.com
Click on "Sign-Up"
Follow the instructions to register your grocery cards and your existing credit/debit cards.
(Group ID #6481256)

  A percentage of all purchases made at eScrip merchants will be given back to the CSEF! 


California School Box Tops 4 Education Program

Help us raise funds for our AR Program!

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Join Our SPOOKtacular Event!

Halloween Hoot
Thursday, October 27
5:00 - 7:30 pm

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~ Food Trucks 
~ Cake Walk 
~ Haunted House 
~ Games & Prizes 
~ Kid's Costume Parade & Contest 

Volunteers & Donated Items Needed
Click Here to Sign Up



Noon Duty @ California Elementary School
1 ½ hours per day $13.50/hour
(no work on NMUSD holidays)

To apply for this position, please contact California Elementary School at 714-424-7940.

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