Mariposa Elementary School

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    Grades 1 - 5
    Regular Day 8:00am - 2:05pm
    Min. Day 8:00am - 11:50am


    EB 8:00am - 12:08pm
    LG 9:57am - 2:05pm
    Min. Day 8:00am - 11:50am

    Transitions (TK)
    EB 8:00am - 12:08pm
    LG 9:57am - 2:05pm
    Min. Day 8:00am - 11:50am

    Students are allowed on campus at 7:30AM
    Breakfast is served from 7:30AM

    Office Hours 7:30am - 4:00pm
    Office Phone Number 909-794-8620

    Office FAX Number 909 794-8624

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    Welcome to Mariposa Elementary School!










    Currently our campus is closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic.  If you have a student who was not a Mariposa Monarch this past school year and would like to have them attend Mariposa for the 2020-2021 school year, please do the following:

    • Go to the Redlands Unified School District Web site, Enrollment Center


                              Click Here for Enrollment Center


    • Fill out the enrollment documents online.  Print them out.
    • Drop them off at the Drop Box at the Enrollment Center which is located at 7 West Delaware, Redlands, CA 92373. 


    Please note that all enrollment is based upon space availability.As we get closer to the beginning of the 2020-2021 new school year, currently scheduled for August 12th, we will have a better idea of each new student's status. All school districts in the State of California are waiting for guidance by the Governor of California, the State Public Health Department and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. All enrollment decisions are made at the District level. 



    May 27, 2020

    Dear Redlands Unified School District Staff and Families,-

             The 2019-20 school year is soon coming to a close. No one could have imagined how differently this school year would end. It took a complete community effort to transform the District into a Distance Learning latform. I am grateful to everyone who continues to show remarkable flexibility and commitment assisting the District in implementing a Distance Learning platform. I applaud the staff who are developing and planning virtual lessons, preparing and distributing meals, disinfecting our facilities, patrolling our schools day and night, and those who prepared and distributed devices. I also applaud our families who continue to work very hard to balance work and home responsibilities and at the same time, assist us in implementing our Distance Learning platform. This is a great community effort.

          Distance Learning instruction will end on Friday, May 29. Teachers will finalize all student grades and complete report cards the week of June 1. Each school has sent or will be sending information directly to parents outlining end-of-the-year procedures for the collection and/or return of school materials.

         Summer School is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 9. The Summer School program is for High School level students only and will be conducted in an online environment. This year’s program will include credit recovery, grade enhancement and some limited credit advancement opportunities. Resources on the RUSD Toolkit website will remain available throughout the summer break for all students. Families are encouraged to take advantage of these learning opportunities in order to prepare for the 2020-21 School Year.

         The 2020-21 School Year is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 12. All school districts in the State of California are waiting for guidance by the Governor of California, the State Public Health Department and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. This past week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond indicated that guidance to schools from his department as well as from the State Public Health Department would be provided in the coming weeks.

         Depending on the guidance to be provided by the entities mentioned above, the District is contemplating all possible options related to the school calendar and the delivery of instruction. The difficult task is planning for a variety of educational opportunities that balance the importance of maintaining a rigorous instructional program while emphasizing safety for staff and students. A variety of models being considered include: Distance Learning, Hybrid Learning (combination of Distance Learning & Classroom) and Traditional Classroom-Based Setting.

          Hearing from our community has been an ongoing priority. Through the use of the Thoughtexchange platform, your voice has helped to provide the District direction. It is important for us to hear your feedback regarding the upcoming school year. In the coming days, we will activate an opportunity for our families, staff and students to participate in Thoughtexchange in order to hear your considerations regarding the opening of school. Your feedback will be important once we receive the direction from the Governor, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Department of Public Health. We will continue to provide information as it develops.



    Mauricio V. Arellano

    Superintendent of Schools


    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 ( 2017)


    School Vision and Mission

    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.

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    August 7, 2019


    Dear Mariposa Elementary School Families,


    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Mariposa Elementary School.  I am excited and honored to continue to be a part of the Mariposa community.  I look forward to working hard this year to continue to build strong relationships with new and existing students and families. If you ever have a concern about something or a question regarding a specific situation or procedure, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


    This is an extremely busy school with many events for students to enhance their educational experience so I hope you will join us in participating in or volunteering for any events that you are able to throughout the year.  Our PTA will welcome any help with events or activities.  Any amount of time given, whether big or small will help our school community and PTA, and it will be special for your child as well. 


    Mariposa is a school with a great deal to be proud of. I am excited for all the events throughout the school year that will help all students make a community connection and enhance the work they are doing within the classroom.  I look forward to continuing the support all our students through a strong home, school and community partnership.



    Dustin Hackney, Principal

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