At Adams Elementary School, our goal is to support the success of each child with endless opportunities for extension and challenge. Our program of focused academics and technology offers an enriching experience for every student. Through an engaging classroom environment with state of the art technology and a caring staff dedicated to your child's well-being, we are sure you will be thrilled with the wonderful experiences awaiting your child in your neighborhood school. Come see why the new Adams Elementary School offers the best for your child with all the comforts of home.
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
Please click here for more information on Common CORE State Standards.
Friday, December 23, 2016
5th & 6th Gr. Orchestra performance
Singing by Grades 6, 5, Pre-K, and Kindergarten
4th Grade Orchestra performance
Singing by Grades 3, 4, 2, 1
viernes 23 de Diciembre de 2016
Orquesta de los grados 5° y 6°
Coro, Grados 6, 5, Pre-K, y Kindergarten
Orquesta del 4° grado
Coro, grados 3,4,2,1
NMUSD has updated the procedure for documenting unexcused absences. After 3 days, unexcused absences will be converted to “cuts” in our student information system. Students who have 10 cuts will be referred to our Student Attendance Review Board (SARB). Unless your child is ill or out for an excused family emergency, your child should be in class every day
Ausencias no justificadas
NMUSD actualizó el procedimiento de documentar las ausencias sin justificación. Después de 3 días , ausencias sin justificación se convertirán en día perdido (cut como se conoce en Inglés) en nuestro sistema de información. Aquellos alumnos que acumulen 10 ausencias recibirán una referencia a la Mesa Ejecutiva de Revisión de Asistencia Estudiantil (Conocida como SARB por sus siglas en Inglés). Al menos que su niño esté enfermo o fuera de la escuela por una emergencia familiar, su niño debe estar en la escuela.
Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!
This school year promises to be a year full of excitement, new friends, and incredible learning at Adams. We cannot wait to see all of our new and returning students on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 6th.
Instructions about how to register for our parent portal have been mailed to our students and should be arriving after August 11th. The parent portal is also accessible through the link on the right hand side of this webpage. Once registered for our portal, parents will receive email updates about Adams Elementary throughout the year. On Thursday, September 1st, parents will be able to login to the parent portal to view their child's class placement.
Students are not required to bring any supplies on the first day of school. We will provide students with all of the instructional materials they need to have a successful academic year.
Modern Scholars Academy
The 2016-2017 Adams Modern Scholars Academy is enrolling now for kindergarten and first grade students! For more information about how your child can participate in this challenging and rigorous academy, click here.
understanding the CAASP Report
Video Explanations of Student’s Scores:
Adams 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students all participate in a 1:1 Chromebook
ADAMS ELEMENTARY- A Safe Place to Learn
Student safety is the highest priority for Adams Elementary School. Aside from keeping students safe in a clean, organized, and secure environment, Adams is one of two pilot schools in N-MUSD to begin the OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). OBPP is a school wide approach to preventing and responding to bullying. Through weekly classroom lessons in all grades, kindergarten through sixth, students learn how to prevent bullying first and respond if they witness bullying behavior. OBPP is research-based and addresses both direct and indirect forms of bullying.
Adams has adopted the following Anti-Bullying Rules:
Adams School News
From the office of John C. Drake
The Math Pilot Steering committee, working with elementary site representatives, has been hard at work in preparation for the implementation of the math pilot programs in the classrooms.
Actualización matemática elemental
De la Oficina de John C. Drake
El comité de dirección de Matemáticas piloto, trabajando con representantes comerciales elementales, ha estado trabajando duro en la preparación para la puesta en práctica de los programas piloto de matemáticas en las aulas.
Newport-Mesa Employee “Super-Star” Awards
“Reaching for the Stars”
Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…
This is what excellence is all about.
It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying
attention to the smallest detail, going the extra mile.
Excellence means caring – it’s making a special effort to do more.
Nominations are now being accepted
Nominations need to be received
by Friday, December 9, 2016 to be considered.
Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and complete the Online Nomination Form at:
or you can also submit it anonymously. All nominations are
then forwarded to the Superstar Awards Selection
Committee. The committee selects nominees twice a
year to be recognized at Board meetings. Recipients honored
at the Board level receive a pin, certificate and a personally
A good tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be specific about the individual’s unique and compelling contribution(s).
The online nomination form is available at:
Questions about the Superstar Program?
Click here for the quarterly publication of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community Newsletter!
The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance at Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD). The District has plans and processes in place to respond to unfortunate and unplanned events and to communicate accurate and timely information with you.
All NMUSD schools have safety plans, which outline emergency procedures for natural and man-made disasters. Safety plans are regularly reviewed and updated in collaboration with emergency responders and local law enforcement, including school resource officers. School resource officers are local law enforcement officers from the City of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police departments, who are on many of our school campuses to provide security and crime prevention services.
Schools regularly participate in safety drills, threat assessment, and emergency response trainings with students, local law enforcement and first responders. Safety drills prepare staff and students for a variety of potential situations. Some examples include earthquakes, fire and intruder/active shooter.
The safety drills include procedures for a lock down, shelter in place, drop/cover/hold, run, hide, act, and evacuation. Every school and District facility also has emergency supplies in multiple locations and various individuals responsible for ensuring that there are adequate and properly maintained supplies and equipment.
Examples of some of the essential items include:
For large scale events involving multiple schools or regional incidents, the District collaborates beyond local governments, law enforcement, first responders, and utilities. NMUSD follows California’s Standardized Emergency Management System and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System. These systems include emergency management collaboration among county, state and federal agencies, and community organizations on a cohesive approach to emergency response.
Every situation is unique and may include distinctive response approaches and communication methods. Parents may expect communication via email, phone call, news postings on the District and school websites, social media postings, and mobile app alerts. The District also works closely with local media to disseminate information to keep parents and the community informed as best as possible, always keeping in mind that the safety of students and staff is the priority.
It is common knowledge that viral information disseminates quickly. One inaccurate text or social media post can trigger a full speed rumor mill and create unnecessary panic. The District has a responsibility to provide accurate and timely information and will do its best not to perpetuate misinformation. This is especially important during an emergency when the situation (and subsequent information) can change rapidly.
Depending on the emergency, the first communication that parents and community members can expect to receive is the basics. If these questions can be answered, communication may include: what happened, when it happened, what the district is doing about it and how to stay informed. Updates may include information regarding changes in dismissal times or transportation, the location of the parent re-unification area, incident updates, and other important information.
Tips for parents:
Tips for students:
For more information or questions regarding school emergency response, please contact your child’s school.
On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).
For more than five decades Newport-Mesa Unified School District has created lasting memories and nurtured the talents of its students. NMUSD is a leader in educational innovation; delivering a rigorous, broad-based curriculum through exceptional, high-quality instruction supported by a team of dedicated educators and support staff.
Throughout the District’s rich 50 year history, it has strived to help students find their passion, purpose, and potential, to prepare them to venture into the future in careers, college and active citizenship. Whether through academics, arts, athletics or other interests, NMUSD has opportunities to match every student's talents and interest.
While much has changed in education throughout NMUSD’s 50 year history, the District takes pride in continually evolving and adapting to changing educational needs. NMUSD has exceptionally bright and forward-thinking students, teachers, staff and leadership team that remain committed to ensuring that students are well-prepared for future successes.
“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment, support and partnership as we look forward to continued success,” he said.
Stay connected throughout the 2016/17 school year, and join NMUSD in celebrating this milestone anniversary, as the District shares some fun facts and highlights of its 50 year legacy of excellence, www.nmusd.us/anniversary.
Aeries Parent Portal
Click for instructions:
Principal: Mr. Gabe Del Real
Attendance Line: (714) 424-4702
For more information on Program Improvement please click the following:
Para mas informacion acerca de Program Improvement (PI, por sus siglas en ingles), por favor haga clic:
School Smarts Parent Academy
School Smarts Parent Education Academy starts Spring 2017.
La Academia de Padres inicia en la Primavera 2017.
Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early
For more information on good attendance please click the following:
Para mas informacion acerca de la buena asistencia por favor haga clic:
N-MUSD Anti Bullying Link
Cyber Smart Safety
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