Office Hours 7:30am - 4:00pm
Office Phone Number 909-794-8620
Welcome to Mariposa Elementary School!
Founded in 1965, Mariposa Elementary strives to provide all students with a strong educational foundation that is rooted in strong academic practices and longtime traditions.
Awards and Recognitions
California Distinguished School (2012)
National Parent Group of the Year – PTO Today Magazine (September 2013)
Previously recognized by the California Business for Education Excellence as a Honor Roll School and a Scholar School
Past grant recipient from the San Manuel Mission Band of Indians
Past California School Boards Golden Bell Award recipient for our School Gardens
“A” Grade and ranking of #2 for Best Public Schools in San Bernardino County and Best Public Elementary School Teachers in San Bernardino County (Niche.com 2017)
Mariposa Elementary School's staff, with excellent support and involvement of our parents and community, is committed to emphasizing academic and social achievement at the highest levels of excellence and to meeting the unique needs of all students with standards-based academics along with visual and performing-arts oriented programs.
Though it is a rigorous academic environment, there is a profound sense of student happiness on the campus. The children are animated in their play, and engaged in their lessons. Mariposa is an educational environment supported by caring adults and a belief system that supports both the academic growth and the emotional needs of all children. Students are guided by our long tradition of the Five Keys to Success; responsibility, organization, flexible thinking, pride, and contribution. These essential elements of knowledge and character provide a basis for sound educational practices and also serve as character education. The collective result is a responsible and capable student body, preparing for a global society. Branching out, the Visual and Performing Arts (music, art and movement) are integrated into the daily curriculum. The day begins with music from the Composer of the Month over the outdoor speakers. Students perform in weekly Flag Ceremony assemblies, the school chorus, band, and classroom plays. Hands-on experience and discovery can be seen in our gardens. We work on physical strength through our twice weekly Running Club. Mariposa is a safe nurturing environment where all students can find variety of opportunities for learning, building confidence, and developing responsibility.
Dear Mariposa Families,
It’s hard to believe how quickly this school year is going! Our students have had a busy winter at Mariposa with many projects, reports, and fun school-wide activities!
2018-19 Academic Year: Our School Board has posted the academic calendar for 2018-19. For those who like to plan family vacations early, this calendar is available on RUSD’s website at www.redlandsusd.net. Click the horizontal heading labeled “Calendar.”
School Safety: We continue to need everyone’s help with traffic before and after school. Please help us by not double parking. We also encourage parents to park and walk their children across Wabash for additional safety. Redlands PD has been ticketing people who double park so do show caution and follow the rules of the road. Let’s keep all of our Monarchs safe each and every day!
Smarter Balanced Assessments: California requires school districts to utilize the “Smarter Balanced” state tests via computers in late spring. Students in grades 3-5 will use their laptops to complete these assessments. Students in grades K through 2 are not tested by the State. In addition, 5th grade students will take the California Science Test (CAST) as well. The CAST is an online assessment based on the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Please visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/sbacparentguides.asp for more information about these assessments. We test by grade level in late spring. You will be sent home a testing schedule specific to your child’s grade level closer to testing time.
When to send your child to school after an illness:As you’ve probably heard, Southern California has had an extended cold and flu season this year. Below are some good tips for your family in relation to the cold and flu season.
Fever: If your child has a temperature of 99.5 degrees or more, it’s best to keep your child at home. Wait at least 24 hours after the fever has come down and stabilized, without medication, to consider sending your child back to school.
Vomiting and Diarrhea: Vomiting and diarrhea are good reasons for your child to stay home. These symptoms are difficult for children to deal with at school. They are also signs that the child is still capable of spreading a germ. Wait at least 24 hours after the last episode before considering a return to school.
Sore Throat or Persistent Cough: A persistent cough is likely to be disruptive in class and can spread germs. If your child has a severe sore throat and a regular or a persistent cough, keep your child home until the cough is nearly gone or is under control. Be sure to keep working with your child on practicing “Dracula’s Cough” when he or she has a cold or the flu. Remind your children to cough or sneeze into their sleeves or inner arms just like Dracula’s cape.