Welcome Distinguished Students and Parents
Rosita staff and I would like to welcome you and your child/ren to the 2020-21 school year. I am Cheryl Ruiz, the new principal of Rosita Elementary School. It is my pleasure to be part of a school that has received many accolades including 2018 California Distinguished School and recognition for 2 years as an Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll School in 2017-18 and 2018-19. I look forward to working with you to continue the great work at Rosita.
This year has brought us new challenges as we start off the year postponing in-person instruction and begin with distance learning starting on August 24, 2020. Our hope is to reopen when it is safe to do so enhancing safety protocols in accordance with state guidelines for a safe return to school. Rest assured, we are committed to high quality distance learning to meet the needs of our students and will provide guidance and support every step of the way.
We will continue to provide academic and social-emotional support as we recognize this has been a challenging year for our students and the families we serve. Students are valued by teachers and staff and will experience programs that express caring for students, and encourage parent participation and community involvement.
I look forward to working together with students, staff, and parents to continue providing the best educational experience possible for our students. Make sure your Parent Portal is up to date to receive information from the school and District through Parent Square. Thank you for your continued support of Rosita and its programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at (714) 663-6418.
Cheryl Ruiz, Rosita Principal
OUR SHARED GGUSD VISION
We are committed to preparing all students to be successful and responsible citizens who contribute and thrive in a diverse society.
OUR SHARED GGUSD MISSION
To ensure student success, we will provide a rigorous and supportive academic experience that motivates all learners to meet high expectations.
What’s so special about Rosita? Academic Excellence, 21st Century Technology, Student Recognition, Parent and Community Engagement, and our School Garden to name a few!
Academic Excellence: Rosita was named a 2018 California Distinguished School and a 2018 California Honor Roll School for academic success and high levels of college readiness among students! These prestigious awards are only presented to the state's most inspiring and successful public schools.
21st Century Technology: Rosita has a 1:1 computer to student ratio and students engage with iPads and/or Chromebooks as part of daily instruction. We have a Technology Assistant in our computer lab. Many of our students participate in an after school Coding Class and last year 60 students participated in a First Lego League Robotics Competition sponsored by Lego Land. They built and programmed several robots that completed tasks at Lego Land against many other schools from Southern California.
Modernized Campus: Rosita Elementary School boasts a recently-modernized campus with increased security and air-conditioned classrooms.
Free State Preschool: Rosita is proud to offer a free state preschool program on campus and childcare and after-school activities in academics, art, and athletics through the Boys & Girls Club.
College Readiness: Rosita’s robust College and Career Mentoring Program pairs elementary students with college students who serve as positive role models, provide help with school work, and promote positive self-esteem.
Positive School Climate: Our positive school climate promotes student success. Students are valued by teachers and staff and feel a connection to the school through a variety of special events. Each class leads the school in a weekly Friday Flag presentation that includes a Patriotic song or topical skit. Our active Student Council sponsors many Spirit Days, Santa Grams, and Valentine Grams. Students participate in our Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Kindness Week, Read Across America Week, Red Ribbon Week, 100 Days of School celebration, March in Motion, and Monthly College Promotion Days. Our sixth grade students participate in an Overnight Aquarium Field Trip, along with many other special sixth trade activities. We also have our school garden planted with a “Salsa Garden” theme with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro that we plan to harvest in May with a tasting for students.
Parent Engagement: Rosita offers many opportunities for parents to engage in their child’s education through online resources to help with homework support as well as family technology nights, PTO, and parent education classes. Parents enjoy our welcoming climate through participation in school community events like Kite Day, Walk-a-thon Color Run, Track and Field Days, Pastries with Parents, BBQ Movie Night, Skate Nights, Santa’s Breakfast, Muffins with Moms, Donuts with Dads, Volunteer Breakfast, Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, and Family Nights with Math and Technology.