• mountainavestrong  

    August 2020


    Welcome to Mountain Avenue Elementary School, the home of the Bears! We are a California Gold Ribbon, California Distinguished, and a National Blue Ribbon School. I am delighted to welcome our new and returning families to the 2020-2021school year. This school year will be unique in that we are beginning with Distance Learning for all students as a response to the global COVID-19 Pandemic. 


    Mountain Avenue is a school with strong traditions, and is known for its academic excellence, strong parent support, and dedicated staff. The Mountain Avenue Mission Statement states:  All members of the Mountain Avenue community will work cooperatively to meet the needs of each child.  We will develop responsible, motivated learners who successfully solve problems, think critically, strive for excellence, maintain high ethical standards, and respect diversity.  Our focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) and reading comprehension continues to provide a well-rounded education for all students.


    The Mountain Avenue staff is knowledgeable, committed, and dedicated to the success of all of our students. We share in the belief that through a strong, active collaboration with students, parents, guardians, and community members, we can create a safe and exciting learning environment that challenges all of our students. Each child receives a well-rounded education that is comprised of California Common Core Standards, California Content Standards in Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, and Physical Education.  Staff and students promote our motto, B.E.A.R.S., routinely; B for Be kind, E for Encourage others, A for Accept responsibility, R for Respect others, and S, be Safe.   It is through this effective delivery of education that all students reach their fullest potential.


    The Mountain Avenue teachers and I are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that your children can achieve to their highest potential.  This will include routine online learning experiences for all students during distance learning.  We recognize that in order to be successful in school, your children need support from both the home and school.  We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.  Thank you for giving us the amazing opportunity to educate your children.  We hold this responsibility with the highest regard!  


    Our typical beginning of year events have been modified to accommodate distance learning needs and social distancing requirements.  Please stay tuned for upcoming dates, activities, and news. 

    Go Bears!


    Jaclyn Scott, Principal


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