School Policies

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.




Special Occasion

At Merlinda, homemade food is not acceptable. We only allow store purchased prepackaged food. Parent or teacher's will pass out birthday celebration snacks during the last 20 minutes of class. If you would like to do something special for your child involving food, please take advantage of the school birthday party option catered by the school cafeteria. Your child will love sharing pizza with his/her classmates; plus it’s delicious and very affordable. See the cafeteria manager 3 weeks before your child’s event if you are interested.

School Volunteers

We welcome and appreciate all volunteers. This is what makes Merlinda Elementary as successful as it is in meeting the many needs of our students. Teachers always need volunteers in their classrooms. We want your help and ask that you inquire in the front office for more information.

Bicycle Safety

Students riding bicycles must bring a lock and secure it to the bike rack located on the side of the Cafeteria. Additionally, all bike riders must wear a helmet.


The West Covina Unified School District has established guidelines regarding disciplinary procedures. If you have concerns, we encourage you to discuss these with your child's teacher, and then if needed, our principal is available to address your concerns. If you want to know about policies on a more general basis, please visit the West Covina United School District site or review the student handbook found under the quick links on the Home page for more information.