Alta California Elementary School
and Gifted Magnet
Expanded School Based Management Model School

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The First Day of School is Monday, August 15.

Welcome new and returning students and families to Alta California Elementary School and Gifted Magnet. We are looking forward to having the best year ever with a full return to school. We have many new events planned for the coming year that will make learning fun and exciting. We have new buttons, reimagined learning environments, more instructional support for students and a fully operational STEAM lab. In addition, I would like to make the commitment to you, your child and the community on behalf of Alta that we will continue to provide the best educational experience in Panorama City.  

Health and safety is our top priority and we are now entering a new phase in the pandemic. We strongly recommend mask wearing and testing, although it is not required. The school will be distributing Covid Rapid Antigen tests on Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for students who would like to test prior to beginning the school year. In addition, tentative class schedules will be posted. 

Parents reminders before the school year starts:

  • It is recommended that student take a Rapid Antigen Test before return to school. Any positive cases should be reported to the school.
  • Purchase your school uniforms. Our school uniform is a navy blue or white collared shirt and khaki or tan pants. There are many benefits to school uniforms. First, it is cost effective and saves money. No longer will parents buy expensive clothes to keep up with fashion. Second, it increases safety. It identifies students who attend the school and deters crime. Third, it reduces disciplinary issues. Students would no longer be distracted by what someone wears.
  • Purchase school supplies before school starts. There are many sales and discounts that occur at many stores only before school start. Therefore, please take advantage of them and stock up.
  • Get your student mentally prepared. Emphasize what a great year your child is going to have and build on their achievements from last year.

We at Alta are looking forward to having a fantastic year and seeing your student on Monday, August 15, 2022.