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5th Grade Parents

Please be sure to register in "Parent Vue" which provides access to all educational info on your child. In Parent Vue you can update emergency contacts, view all academic, attendance and discipline data. You will also have access to your child's report card, schedule and graduation requirements.  Parent Vue will be your access to enrolling your child in middle school upon completion of 5th grade.

Your child will bring home your personal ACTIVATION key. Simply go to and follow the step by step directions (5-10 minutes.) Any parent/s wishing to activate Parent Vue on campus can receive assistance with Ms. Marcelo on Weds. Dec 9th at 2:30 in Computer Lab B10. 

Important Dates

Dec. 3rd - ParentVue Activation paper have been sent home with students. Parents should activate these asap.   

Jan. 6th -  Backpack letter to parents explaining the 6th grade Choice process.

Jan. 23rd - Education Celebration at Mc Bride HIgh School 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  (all middle schools will display what they offer)

Jan. 25th - Middle and K-8 schools will have 6th grade applications available on ParentVue

Jan./Feb. - Middle School Parent Information Nights at various schools (Dates and times provided on Jan. 6th letters)

Feb. 12th - 6th grade application deadline on ParentVue 

May 6th - 6th grade school assignment letter to parents will be sent home with students


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Breakfast is served in the Cafeteria every morning beginning at 7:30 AM. 


                                               Uniforms include white or blue collared shirts and blue shorts or pants

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Every Thursday is  Minimum Day!

Students in Grades 1-5 are dismissed at 1:30 PM




8:00- 8:20

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Principal's Message                

Welcome to Alvarado, home of the "All Stars"!

Alvarado Elementary is a high performing Title I school that serves a diverse group of students living in Signal Hill and Long Beach. Our colorful murals painted throughout the school demonstrate our value of tolerance and respect for individuals from all backgrounds. Alvarado is a relatively small school with a strong community and family atmosphere. Teachers and students form strong relationships and attention is given to each student’s academic and social needs.  

Our school prides itself on our deep commitment to Columbia Readers and Writers Project and Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) in Mathematics. We feel that our focus and implementation of these teaching methodologies are the primary reason why Alvarado students have such high California Standards Test (CST) scores and virtually no achievement gap. Our instruction is tailored to the student level, and teachers regularly conference with students during Reading, Writing, and Math to determine where their next steps are and how to appropriately challenge them.     

Since Alvarado Elementary has such high levels of success, our school often hosts teachers and principals from other schools and districts throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Alvarado provides professional development workshops in Reading and Writing Workshop.  Alvarado staff facilitate the Alvarado Writing Institute, a 2-day workshop focused specifically on Columbia Writers Project, the Alvarado Advanced Writing Institute, the Alvarado Advanced Reading Institute, and the Alvarado Reading Institute, a 2-day workshop focused specifically on Columbia Readers Project.  Approximately 30-40 teachers attend each Institute, where they receive intensive training from our facilitators in the morning and then are able to see our students and teachers at work through classroom observations and debriefing sessions in the afternoon. Outside of our workshops, Alvarado hosts 300+ visitors annually who are interested in our methodologies; we are always enthusiastic about having guests on our campus.  To find out more about how to attend one of our observation days, please email me.

Other wonderful programs and activities offered at Alvarado are: WRAP after school program, character education, and instrumental and vocal music, among others.  

We strongly encourage and value parent participation through our VIPS program where parents can volunteer in classrooms, the office, valet parking, field trips, or to help prepare materials for children. Additionally, parents participate in our Parent Action Team (P.A.T.) that meets regularly and supports our school through fundraising, volunteering, and organizing social events.  

Overall, Alvarado is a campus rich with a diverse student body, highly committed and skilled teachers, and a rigorous curriculum that meets individual student needs.

All of us at Alvarado welcome you and look forward to an exciting and successful school year!

Mrs. Lucy Salazar, Principal

Alvarado's Planting Day for our Teaching Garden was a Success!


"All Stars!"Schedule

Regular schedule is as follows:

K-Early 8:00 - 11:20  

K-Late 9:40 - 1:40

Grades 1-3  8:00 -2:05

Grades 4-5  8:00 - 2:10

Thursday dismissal 

Grades 1- 5    8:00 - 1:30

Minimum days  

Grades 1-5    8:00 - 1:00

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