Dr. Kalim Rayburn- Principal
Ms. Pat Butler- Office Manager
Ms. Tania Anguiano- School Office Assistant
Absence line: 949-515-6836
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Recommendation for New Associate Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer
science, technology,reading, engineering, art & math
On June 9th the stREAm Showcase unveiled a night of inquiry based projects featuring an infusion of science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math (stREAm). Students were empowered to present learning in their unique, creative and collaborative Rea-way.
Spring Football Clinic with Estancia High
Rea AVID & Technology School
Beginning in the 16/17 school year, Rea will convert to an
AVID Elementary & Technology School
preparing students using proven practices to be successful at TeWinkle, Early College High School, college and career.
To learn more about AVID call
Rea Baile Folklorico
New Mural Installation
Read more about it in the Daily Pilot.
Class of 2021 goes to College
6th graders visit Long Beach State
Our capable, talented and intelligent SHARKS took a tour of campus, visited a lecture hall, student union,
learned about student government and
introduced to Track & Field with the
nations top ranked student-athletes.
Oh the places our Sharks will go!
Thank you Long Beach State.
Honoring Mr. Montgomery for his love and committment at Rea Elementary.
On Thursday, April 9, the Rea community learned of the passing of our beloved Kindergarten teacher,
Mr. Trip Montgomery.
His infectious smile, zest for life, care of the Rea family and enthusiasm as an educator will be greatly missed by all who were touched by his life.
Donations for the Montgomery family can be sent here: http://www.gofundme.com/rnvm44
Rea's Main Office Makeover
The Office is getting a makeover and we are filled with Rea Pride!
Rea Elementary, Segerstrom Center of the Arts & Disney Musical in School production of The Aristocats-Tickets selling fast!
Congratulations to Rea's Teacher of the Year Mrs. DeLloyd
Rea Celebrates NMUSD Classified Employee of the Year Mr. Perez!
Robocation & iTeach Compete in the Fall First Lego League Tournament
Design and Flight: Aerospace Experience
Students in 5th grade have been engaged in a series of science, technology, enginereing and mathematic (STEM) lessons connected to the field of Aerospace. Through hands-on projects that incorporated collaboration with peers and the construction of rockets and wing design, students were assessed on their creative construction of an efficient rocket, succes of their rocket launch without fail and most importantly their ability to collaborate and work as a team. The end of the unit was complimented with an engaging opportunity to meet A-10 pilot Major Greg Krino. Major Krino knew he wanted to be a pilot when he was in 2nd grade after watching Star Wars. With the dream of being the next Luke Skywalker, Major Krino attended the Airforce Academy where he learned about flying. His story inspired our students to pursue their dream through their education, choosing the right friends who will be supportive, be a good person in the community and an athlete which promotes their health and happiness.
4th Annual Jog-a-Thon: October 16th
Let the Games Begin!
Rea has a fresh new Blacktop!
Aeries Parent Portal
Click below for instructions
NCLB Program Improvement
Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.
Meal applications will be sent to all households with a letter informing parents or guardians of the availability of free and reduced-price meals. To apply, complete one application for all children in the household and submit to the school for processing. Additional copies are available at the school office or you may apply online at http://nmusd.heartlandapps.com. Households may submit an application at any time during the school year. Information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school officials.
Children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if their household income is less than or equal to the Income Eligibility Guidelines identified below, which will be used to determine eligibility for meal benefits. These guidelines are effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
NMUSD will notify the household of their children’s eligibility for free meals if any household member receives CalFresh, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), or Food Distribution Program Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits. Households will also be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is categorized as foster, homeless, migrant, runaway, enrolled in an eligible Head Start, or enrolled in an eligible pre-kindergarten class.
An Application is not required if a household receives the eligibility notice from school officials. Households should contact the school immediately regarding any child in the household not included on the eligibility notice. The household must notify school officials if they choose to decline meal benefits.
Households that did not receive the eligibility notice from school officials and would like to apply for meal benefits must submit a complete free and reduced-price application for Newport-Mesa Unified School District to determine a child’s eligibility.
Households receiving CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR benefits must include the following on their meal application:
Households with foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway children must include:
Households who may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income must include:
Foster children are eligible for free meals and may be included as a household member of a foster family if the foster family chooses to also apply for the non-foster children. Including foster children as a household member may help the non-foster children in the household qualify for free or reduced-price meal benefits. If the foster family is not eligible for meal benefits, this does not prevent foster children from receiving free meal benefits.
Children in households participating in Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Contact school officials for further information or complete an application for processing.
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the family should contact the school. Such changes may make the household eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income falls at or below the levels shown above.
For up to 30 operating days into the new school year, eligibility from the previous school year will continue within the same school/agency. When the carry-over period ends, unless the household is notified that their children are directly certified or the household submits an application that is approved, the children must pay full price for school meals and the school will not send a reminder or a notice of expired eligibility.
Under the provisions of NMUSD Free and Reduced-Price Meal Policy Statement, the designated determining official(s) will review meal Applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the eligibility determination may discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents or guardians may also make a formal request for an appeal hearing of the decision and may do so orally or in writing with Todd Hatfield. Contact the hearing official at 714-424-5090 for information regarding the hearing procedures.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Recommendation for New Associate Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer
Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) is pleased to announce that Mr. Russell Lee-Sung has been appointed acting associate superintendent and chief academic officer, effective immediately. A recommendation to appoint Mr. Lee-Sung as the permanent associate superintendent and chief academic officer position will be brought to the Board of Education at the August 23 Board Meeting.
Mr. Lee-Sung has more than 30 years of service as an educator and administrator, most recently serving as the associate superintendent, chief human resources officer, responsible for directing all human resource functions for certificated and classified employees at N-MUSD. He has previously served as a teacher, department chair, high school principal, assistant principal of business, activities, and curriculum and instruction, and district administrator in four diverse school districts.
“His history of working in diverse educational settings and his leadership in human resources and business, position Russell exceptionally well for this role,” said, Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “I am confident that he will continue to bring meaningful insight and leadership to our district in this new capacity,” he said.
As high school principal in the Alhambra and Walnut Valley Unified School District’s, Mr. Lee-Sung’s schools earned two California Title 1 Academic Achievement Awards, a California Distinguished School Award and Exemplary Career Technical Education Award. He is known for being an exceptional communicator, collaborator, innovator and problem solver. These are the same characteristics and skills we are committed to developing in all N-MUSD students. Mr. Lee-Sung also was successful in closing the achievement gap and removing obstacles that increased access to rigorous academic programs, such as advanced placement and international baccalaureate.
“I am honored to carry out the Board of Education’s vision to inspire and bridge our school community to create the highest quality instruction program in order to prepare all students for college and career success,” said Mr. Russell Lee-Sung.
With the anticipated Board approval of Mr. Lee-Sung’s appointment, N-MUSD will begin the process to fill the assistant superintendent, chief human resources officer position.
Summer meals for kids and teens are being served in your community! This is open to all children 18 and younger with no enrollment and no cost! Two locations are open. Please see the attached flyers for more details!
Hoag Hospital Visits Rea
Did you know that Hoag Hospital has a job for every letter of the alphabet?
Rea students learned about a career in medicine at Hoag.
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent. Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so. Compliance Officer Contact Information: Russell Lee-Sung, Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041