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Countdown to Kindergarten Event Flyer

Parents/caregivers and their incoming kindergarten students are invited to an informational session on how to prepare your child for kindergarten success!

What: Join us to learn the skills your child needs to be successful in kindergarten. The session will include hands-on classroom learning sessions, tips and ideas to help prepare your student for success!

Who: Parents/caregivers and incoming kindergarteners only. 

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9-11 am

Where: Whittier Elementary School 1800 Whittier Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Call to register: 714-424-8978

Countdown to Kindergarten Event Flyer - English/Spanish


Newport-Mesa Public Information Office

Newport-Mesa Unified School District hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held as follows:

Topic: 2018-19 Local Control and Accountability Plan

Copies of the Local Control and Accountability Plan are available for inspection at the Education Center.

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location:Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Education Center
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Vanessa Galey
Director of Special Projects

Notice of Public Hearing Flyer - English/Spanish


Newport-Mesa Unified School District

In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of some items on the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board Meeting.

he NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click the following link to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:


10.a. Recognize Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s 2018 Super Star Award Recipients - The Super Star program was established to recognize employees who have demonstrated high levels of service excellence, going above and beyond expectations to make a positive and recognizable difference at the district.


13.b. NMUSD Inclusive Practices - The Special Education Department has been developing Inclusive Practice models at a number of elementary schools. The focus has been to increase the participation of special education students in the general education programs. At present every elementary mild/moderate special education student is on a general education teacher's roster.

Consent Calendar

17.a.3. - 17.a.5. – Various items related to grants for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses and expansion of the district’s CNG station.

Discussion Action Calendar

18.a. Approve Additions to the High & Middle School Course of Study.

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM)
Robotics and Programming 8
App Creators
Computing Science for Innovators and Makers
Green Architecture
AP Research
Introduction to Computer Science in Python
Expository Reading and Writing
Introduction to Design Engineering and Architecture
Construction Technology IV
Design and Modeling Re-Write
Flight and Space Re-Write
Medical Detectives Re-Write
Automation and Robotics Re-Write
Construction Technology I Re-Write
Construction Technology II Re-Write
Construction Technology III Re-Write
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Re-Writes
Aerospace Engineering Re-Write
Introduction to Engineering Design Re-Write
Principles of Engineering Re-Write
Engineering Design and Development Re-Write
Exploring Computer Science Re-Write
Foods 1AB Re-Write
Business Management IB HL 1AB Re-Write
Business Management IB HL 2AB Re-Write

Board Meeting Overview

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

  • Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.
  • Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections: 
  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law. 
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Coffee Chats with the Principal for Prospective Parents

Coffee Cup with Victoria Logo

You are cordially invited to join us for

"Coffee Chats with the Principal"

Being informed about your local school is vital for your child to get the most out of his/her school

community. Come learn more about Victoria Elementary by attending an informal coffee chat with

our Principal, Dr. Aaron Peralta. Our coffee chats offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about our engaging curriculum
  • Interact with our leadership team
  • Meet and connect with other parents
  • our the campus and see key locations throughout the campus including classrooms, library, multipurpose room, playground, and lunch tables.
  • Gather information about the parent experience at Victoria
  • Ask questions in a small-group environment

We know that preparing your child for his/her school experience is an important decision – and our

goal is to help you before you begin the process. Group size is limited to 6-8 parents to allow for a

more interactive and personalized experience.


Please RSVP to Judi Chimits @ or call (949) 515-6985

Welcome to Victoria for the 2017-18 School Term!

Group of students on first day of school


Welcome to the 2017-18 school term! The start of a new year is an exciting time. It provides a unique opportunity to observe enthusiasm from students as they make new friends and focus on learning challenging curriculum, the excitement of our staff at delivering engaging materials and lessons, the parents’ joy at seeing their children off to an academic environment that will help to positively shape their future. This year, our team has undergone some changes, our student body has grown, and we’re working to implement new curriculum. Through all of this we have renewed our commitment to who we are with our theme, “We are Victoria!” We’re proud to be Voyagers – Soaring Above!


Enrollment for the 2018-19 term begins on April 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Welcome Center page.


(949) 515-6842

(available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Please call and leave a voicemail when your child will be absent.

Aeries Parent Portal


The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is updated yearly in February. This is a legal requirement by the State of California. The SARC provides a detailed report regarding each school about class size, demographics, test scores, climate, and more. The reports are published in the current year for the previous year.


School Accountability Report Card

Parent-Teacher Association

Home Connect

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