Merlinda is a California Distinguished School!
Please support one of Merlinda's fundraising efforts by shopping at SchoolMall. Remember that our school earns money every time you purchase items which includes any online shopping done at over 400 merchants, including many local businesses.
Thank you, Merlinda families, for your support!
These additional funds allow us to purchase additional AR books, supplies and incentives for students.
This year one of the ongoing fundraisers we are participating in is called Shoparoo. All you need to do is take pictures of your grocery receipts with the Shoparoo app made for your smartphone. It doesn’t matter where you shop or what you buy - every receipt submitted results in a donation to our school!
Simply download the free app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching ‘shoparoo’ and then select our school as your chosen cause. Click here to start.
HOME OF THE MIGHTY MUSTANGS
Merlinda students are respectful, responsible and safe...always ready to learn.
Pennies for Patients
Help Merlinda students support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients Program. Pennies for Patients is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience making a difference through teamwork—working together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight blood cancers like leukemia. Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner!
Merlinda students will be bringing home additional information on this program. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or the school office. Thank you for your support!
CBEE Honor Roll Recipient
Merlinda is selected for the California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll 2013
The Honor Roll School program, CBEE identifies and recognizes higher performing schools in the state, particularly higher poverty schools that are closing achievement gaps and those with a focus on STEM proficiency. In 2013, CBEE announced 2,099 higher performing Honor Roll schools, up from 261 in 2005. The CBEE Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state using only student achievement outcomes as the criteria and is a growing resource for all schools to learn about best practices that increase student achievement. CBEE utilizes data from the non-profit Educational Results Partnership, the largest longitudinally-linked, actionable school data system in the country.
Beginning of the School Day
All Grades, K-6: First Bell 7:38 AM
All Grades, K-6: Instruction Begins 7:40 AM
End of the Day/Dismissal
Kindergarten: 1:38 PM on M, T, Th & F 12:43 PM on Wednesdays
Grades 1-6: 1:48 PM on M, T, Th & F 12:53 PM on Wednesdays
Student Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
Please make sure to obey all traffic laws when dropping off and picking up students from Merlinda.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding with these procedures that have been designed with our students’ safety in mind.
Board Meeting Agenda
Click here to download the West Covina Unified School District's Board Meeting Agenda.
Ms. Rivera- Teacher of the Year
For additional information inlcuding access to research-based materials on ways parents can help improve their children's performance in school in English and Spanish, click here..
Our school staff is committed to serving the community and welcomes any questions and comments. We would love to hear from you.
Principal: Sonia Gonzalez
Office Hours: 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM
1st Grade-6th Grade
Telephone: (626) 931-1720