Dear Northcutt Families,
It is my pleasure as your new school site principal to welcome you to Northcutt Elementary School. We will continue to focus on the development of the whole child, including academic success, socio-emotional well-being, and preparing for college and career readiness. These components are encapsulated in our motto: Community. Commitment. Character. Northcutt Elementary is an amazing school with a dedicated staff. I am honored to be a part of the educational team.
We start the 2021-22 school year looking forward to working with students in-person for a full day of instruction. Our dedicated staff is ready with engaging activities and lessons, and we have our protocols in place to ensure that students and staff can attend safely. We will continue to provide a quality learning experience for students in an environment where teamwork, problem solving, responsibility, and respect are valued.
Families are very important in their children’s educational journey. Research suggests that successful students are supported in their learning with the help of involved family members. Opportunities to discuss the day, read to family members, or be read to by others all build stronger connections. When we can get the school, the home, and the students to work together, we have the right recipe for academic and social success. We use the ParentSquare app to send updates and communication, so please make sure your contact information is updated in the parent portal (mykids.ggusd.us).
In addition to reading competitions and academic events for students, Northcutt Elementary offers events for the whole family. We hope to continue many of our regular events and activities when it is safe to do so. Standard events, such as Back-to-School Night and Open House, are accompanied by activities including Family Skate Nights, student concerts, and a Spring Carnival. Parents and other family members may also participate in some of our involvement opportunities such as PTA, English Learner Advisory Committee, or School Site Council.
On behalf of the Northcutt Elementary staff, I would like to wish you a sensational school year. Go Bulldogs!
Welcome back Northcutt students and families!
We are excited to bring in a new school year full of academic success and overall well-being. Here at Northcutt, our highly trained educators go above and beyond to provide unique opportunities for our community of 400 students.
What makes Northcutt unique is our consistent use of innovative technology tools as a part of daily instruction. We have a high-tech computer lab and a 1:1 ratio of laptops (Grades 2 -6) and iPads (Grades TK-1) for all students. We offer a plethora of after-school programs as a means to enrich the learning experience. Our most popular after-school programs include coding, computer programming and robotics club.
For the last several years, Northcutt was been named to the California Honor Roll by the Educational Research Partnership for excellence in supporting student achievement. We are also a designated AVID elementary school. The AVID program builds scholarly habits so students can set goals and achieve success. We also use the Character Counts program to support social skills development and making good choices.
We have many opportunities for parents to get involved are through the PTA and the school-site council and believe that parent engagement is critical to student success. Our PTA is as active as ever, coordinating events and activities for scholars and families to enjoy!
At Northcutt, we celebrate the academic success and positive behavior of students through regular awards ceremonies.
For questions and concerns, please visit our front office or contact us at (714) 663-6537. Thank you for all the support and contributions to the success of our scholars.