Principals Message

Welcome to Merlinda Elementary School!  I am proud and passionate about the students and community we serve and the educational experiences we provide. I look forward to this school year and am hopeful that this website provides you with relevant, timely, and useful information about the many exciting programs and events we offer.

This school year we will continue our efforts to improve student achievement. Accelerating student achievement is our priority, and our teachers and support staff have been diligently working all summer to prepare for your children to arrive!   In addition, we are constantly reflecting and refining our instructional practices to be the best we can for each one of our students, and to ensure all students are college and career ready. We are also committed to ensuring all students are equipped with the necessary tools and resources to promote creativity, character, citizenship, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.

We highly encourage and expect parents and community members to be engaged in our school as partners in educating our students. Parents and community members have the opportunity to join our Parent Teacher Association yearly. Our PTA does an excellent job supporting the students and staff at Merlinda School. Parents also has an opportunity to participate in the School Site Council and the English Language Advisory Committee.

Thank you very much for visiting Merlinda School website. I look forward to an opportunity to serve you and your child.

Dr. Johnson-Evans


Merlinda Teachers and Support Staff

Contact Us

School Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Telephone: (626) 931-1720
Fax: (626) 931-1726
Office Manager - Maribel Lopez
Office Assistant - Tracey Cunningham
Reporting an Absence



Attendance Information

Just a friendly reminder that it is extremely important for students to come to school on time everyday.  Attendance is their "ticket to success".  Please keep in mind that when students are late to class it is not only disruptive to that student's education, but also to all of the other students in that class who have to wait while the teacher directs the late student and brings him/her up to speed on what the rest of the class is doing.

What research says about attendance

Research states that regular school attendance will enhance the normal progress of students. Therefore, it is imperative that students attend school daily, and are on time.

     Whenever students are absent from school, a note explaining the reason for the absence must be sent on the day the student returns to school.

     The only excused absences accepted by the state are for illnesses, medical appointments, religious observance, or funeral attendance for an immediate family member.

     We encourage you to try and schedule your child's doctor and dental appointments after school hours. If this is not possible, you must check your child out at the main office.

     Please be warned that frequent absences by students will trigger an investigation by the district attorney's office.

Email or give Mrs. Tracey a call to report your child's absence

Tracey attendance clerk

Dress Code

Approved Dress Code Policy:
The approved dress code is a solid navy blue, light blue, red, or white Polo shirt/top. The Polo shirts/tops
MUST be one of the above mentioned solid colors; that is “no stripes or designs of any sort.” All bottoms
pants, shorts, skorts, skirts, jumpers must be solid navy blue or khaki or jeans
Students may wear School logo T-shirts to school. Uniform Policy

If you need help in attaining the appropriate school clothes our school office can help! An organization called “Operation School Bell” provides two complete sets of clothes including shoes. Please contact the office at 626-931-1720 for information.


Normas de Vestimenta Aprobadas :
Playeras/Prenda de arribas/Blusas: playera/camisa de color sólido, azul marino, rojo, azul claro o blanco.
Las playeras/camisas tipo polo DEBE ser del color mencionado anteriormente, sin rayas o diseños de ningún
tipo. Pantalones largos o cortos/falda pantalón, faldas/falda de pechera debe ser de color azul marino,
color caqui o mezclilla. Pueden usar playeras con el logotipo de la escuela. Politica de Uniforme

¡Si usted necesita ayuda para obtener la ropa apropiada para la escuela nuestra oficina le puede ayudar! La organización “Operation School Bell” proporciona dos ajuares completos, incluyendo los zapatos. Por favor contacte a la Sra. Lopez al 626-931-1720 para más información.




Bell Schedule

Grade Start Time Lunch End Time Early Release
Transitional Kindergarten 7:40 AM 11:20 AM - 12:05 PM 1:38 PM 12:38 PM
Kindergarten 7:40 AM 11:20 AM - 12:05 PM 1:38 PM 12:38 PM
Grade 1 7:40 AM 11:25 AM - 12:05 PM 1:48 PM 12:48 PM
Grade 2 7:40 AM 11:45 AM - 12:25 PM 1:48 PM 12:48 PM
Grade 3 7:40 AM 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM 1:48 PM 12:48 PM
Grade 4 7:40 AM 11:55 AM - 12:35 PM 1:48 PM 12:48 PM
Grade 5 7:40 AM 12:08 PM - 12:48 PM 1:48 PM 12:48 PM
Grade 6 7:40 AM 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM 1:48 PM 12:48 PM