Manzanita Elementary School
Home of the Magnificent Mustangs
Where student learning is our focus!
Manzanita Mustangs are College Bound
Manzanita Elementary is a school of excellence where every student, in all capacities, is highly valued. With 90% of our students socioeconomically disadvantaged and 25% learning English as their second language, the entire school community is committed to our students learning and finishing their elementary education with their 21st Century skills in place guaranteeing their future success. Our three-fold goal focuses on the whole child through nutrition, physical exercise, and academic instruction. We are most proud of our “What I Need Now”(WINN) program, which targets achievement in ELA and math. We feel that WINN, our model practice, is an exemplary program. Through our daily instructional practices, which includes our WINN time, students in Tier I receive enrichment activities, Tier II specialized support or if in Tier III, intensive intervention. We are proud of our current journey towards closing the achievement gap for all students at Manzanita and assert that our innovative WINN will develop inquisitive and versatile life-long learners who will achieve their academic potential.
As part of Covina-Valley and Manzanita's continuous focus on student safety first and foremorst, beginning October 3, 2016 only our students will be allowed on campus prior to the 8:15 bell. All parents are to remain outside our gates. Parents may wait with their students outside our gates until the 8:10 bell, at which time, students are to enter campus by themselves and head directly to their classrooms. Parents of our kindergartner, please have students enter at the gates the office. As this is a change from current practice of allowing parents on campus to stand with their students prior to the 8:15 bell, I know for some, this change will be a cause of concern. Please understand we are implementing this new procedure for the safety of all students. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Remember, supervision for students begins with the 7:45 bell. Students are not to enter campus prior to the 7:45 bell, as there is no supervision.