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After School Programs

At Mountain View Elementary, we have two regular after school programs available to our students.  Both programs begin on the first day of school, require students to have specific paperwork on file, and are cost free to our students.

Youth Services:  This program is ONLY for students in grades 2-5.  It operates after school until 6:00 p.m. daily.  This is a permissive program.  Although students are supervised, they may leave campus if they please.  Parents can pick up their child from this program between 2:40 and 6:00 p.m.  Cooperative behavior and good sportsmanship are essential requirements for all participants.  Students must abide by school and District rules in order to remain in the program.

Woodcraft Rangers:  This program is available for all students in grades TK-5.  Woodcraft Rangers clubs engage students in activities that allow them to discover new interests, enhance self-esteem, and master new skills.  Students are provided with a structured program that includes time for homework and playground activities among other academically enriching activities.  There is limited space for this program.  If you would like more information about this program you may come to the office and leave a message for Ms. Andrea Alejo-Guerrero.


Regular attendance and punctuality are important factors in your child's school achievement and character development.  Students who are tardy miss valuable teaching time, disrupt, classroom procedures, and distract other students from their learning.  Regular and prompt attendance is a mandate of the Los Angeles Unified School District.  All students who are absent or tardy (entering the classroom after 8:10 a.m.) will receive an automated call.

More information about Attendance, Absences, Tardies and Early Releases can be found here.

Birthday Celebrations

Although we understand the desire behind each request for birthday and other celebrations, experience indicates that such accommodations disrupt the educational program.  Since it is our desire to maximize use of instructional time, celebratory refreshments are not permitted.

The teachers and staff at Mountain View are committed to teaching our students about healthy living.  That in addition to the District's Health and Wellness policy and the growing number of students with food allergies, we will no longer be celebrating students' birthdays with food or edible treats.  Parents may want to send your child with non-edible treats such as pencils, stickers, books.  You may choose to donate a book to the school or classroom library in honor of your child's birthday.  

Breakfast and Lunch

We are happy to serve a hot breakfast and lunch to our students.  The District will provide free breakfasts.  Lunch can be purchased by students.  Lunch is offered at $3.00 with a reduced rate of 40 cents.

Students may bring a nutritious lunch and/or snack to school if they would like.  Recommended foods include fruits, vegetables, and granola bars.  Candy, chips, cookies and soda is not allowed.  Lunch may be eaten in the lunch area only.  Students must remain seated and follow the  directions of the lunch supervisors.  All litter must be thrown away.  Glass containers are not safe at school.  Parents are not permitted, by health code, to eat in the lunch area with their children.  

For health and safety reasons, we ask that you do not bring fast food to the office for your child to eat during lunch.  Any soda included in the lunch will either be disposed of or saved to send home with the child.  If you have any questions regarding our meal programs, please feel free to contact our Cafeteria Manager.

Classroom Interruptions

In an effort to cut down on classroom interruptions, we are asking you to help us by making every effort to set your day's plans with your child before sending them to school each day. 

Be sure your child has all school items ready and arrives at school with the items. Inform your child before they leave for school in the morning of any plans for after-school that they may need to know such as who is picking them up after school.  Make every attempt possible to schedule all appointments during non-school hours.

Please do not ask the office to relay messages to your child unless it is an emergency.

Emergency Cards

Annually, parents are required to complete an emergency card for each child.  It is extremely important for your child's health and safety that the Emergency Card is filled out properly and returned to school promptly.  In case of illness or injury, it is essential that we be able to reach a parent or other specified person by phone at all times.  It is also essential for you to notify the school whenever changes of information on this card occur. 

Lost and Found

All items that students have forgotten will be placed in the Lost and Found.  Please check the Lost and Found rack anytime your are on campus for events.  All unclaimed items will be donated to a charity twice during the school year - before Winter break and at the end of the school year.


A student who needs to take medication during the school hours must have a "Request for Medication During School Hours" form on file at the school, signed by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian.  This form needs to be completed every year.  We cannot allow any medication to be taken on school grounds without this form.  The required forms are available in the Main Office.

School health personnel do not prescribe medication or give other care beyond first aid.  Medications must be in their original container with a prescription label including the child's name, name of physician, dosage, expiration date and brought in by an adult.

Drop Off and Pick Up

We have established drop off and pick up procedures to ensure the safety of our students while arriving to and leaving from school.  Please be sure to follow the safety procedures we have implemented.  

Personal Belongings

Children are not to bring valuable toys to school.  Toys, playground equipment, money, trading cards, electronic game devices, and other personal items are not permitted in school.  The school cannot assume responsibility or damage to or loss of such possessions.

Please label your child's clothing.  We have items lost on a daily basis.  Unclaimed clothing may be donated to charity.

Our school follow's the District's cell phone policy as stated in the Student Handbook.  Please refer to the District Student Handbook if you have any questions.

Progress Reports

Students receive Report Cards three times a year:  November 2019, March 2020, and June 2020.  A parent teacher conference may be held at any time on an as needed basis to discuss a student's progress.  If necessary, progress reports are sent home in the middle of the reporting period to notify parents that the child will be receiving an unsatisfactory grade in a particular area unless improvement is shown.  The Notices should be signed by the parent and returned to the teacher.  

Two formal conferences will be scheduled with all parents to review student progress - November 2019 and March 2020

Restitution Policy

We will be discussing with students the meaning of treating District Property with responsibility and care.  However we need your help in making sure all District property is kept in good condition.  Parents are expected to pay the replacement or repair cost for any lost or damaged District property.  The school is legally authorized to withhold grades, diploma, and transcripts of students until the obligation is met.

California Education Code section 48904 states, in pertinent part, the parent or guardian of any minor who willfully cuts, defaces, or otherwise injures any real or personal property of the District or its employees shall be liable for all damages caused by the minor up to $10,000.  District property includes buildings and grounds,  as well as textbooks, library books, computers, and sports equipment.  

Safety and Security

The safety and welfare of our students and staff is our highest priority.  In order to maintain the safety of our school community, we adhere to the LAUSD closed campus policy.  During the school day only the Main Office entrance will be available.  All other gates will remain locked for the safety of our students.

Mountain View Elementary School conducts emergency drills regularly throughout the school year.  The goals of the training drills are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries.  Students are taught how to react and what to do in the event of an emergency. 

During an emergency, students will remain at school (unless otherwise directed by the District) until a parent or guardian arrives to take the child home.  In the event of an emergency, all school entrances and exits must be controlled.  All doors and gates will be locked as quickly as possible.  Students will remain in a safe location with their teacher or school staff member and will be released to you from the reunion gate.

Title IX - How to File A Complaint




Let us know when you are moving or planning to transfer you child to another school.  Prior notification enables us to prepare the necessary documents that will facilitate the procedure for you.


When damage occurs to a school, it is sometimes the result of off-hour activity.  All cases of vandalism are handled by our school police and reports become a matter of record.  Encourage your children to keep away from the buildings and grounds during non-authorized times.  If you witness or suspect vandalism, call School Police at (213) 625-6631.


The various talents of our parents, grandparents, and community members contribute to the success of our school.  There are many ways to get involved.  For more information, please visit our Getting Involved page.