Principal's Message

Welcome Back Eagles!

Happy 2018-2019 school year! I am so excited to begin my second year as the principal of this incredible school. We are focused on intentional lesson design, student engagement and innovative practices. There are so many examples of these on our campus every day! A great example of innovation came from one of our parents. One of our parents realized there was a better way to do our Pancake Breakfast sidewalk chalk drawings. He had students use a large stand-up canvas for the chalk art which he covered in plexi-glass preserving it for all to see. These beautiful pieces are now hanging in our quad instead of being washed away by Spring rains. How innovative!

This year brings many exciting changes. We welcome new staff members on our teaching staff and to our instructional assistant team. Our teachers worked hard over the summer to learn our new vocational curriculum, Project Discovery. We can't wait to share all that our students will learn from this #jobreadylifeready curriculum!

Over the summer we poured a new pathway in the garden and installed a new drip system. The next phase of the renovation for the Outdoor Learning Space will be to plant as well as complete the outdoor instruments. We are grateful for the support our PTA has provided in outfitting this space.

Our teachers have lots of educational and engaging CBIs planned this coming year. One of our Adult Transition classes is writing a play that they will put on for one of our high school classes. Talk about engaging! Another class goes off campus several time a week to work at the Elks Lodge. Some of our high school students will be participating in Unified Sports this year. With so many fun activities our students will surely be excited to show up to school each day.

Lastly, mark your calendars for September 20th at 2:30 for Coffee with the Principal. Please come on by and say hello. We will be discussing School Site Council elections and upcoming school events. Parent and community input is so important! Hope to see you there!

Let's make this the best year yet, Eagles!


Shelly Stewart



Modified Collaboration Day Schedule (Esperanza Only)

Modified Collaboration Day Schedule (For Esperanza only not FUTURES)

We will have 14 Modified/Collaboration Days during the 2018-2019 school year. On these days students will begin school at 9am.

Transportation has been notified of the Modified/Collaboration Day Schedule and will notify you of pick-up times for those specific days. You also have the option of dropping your child to school on those days. Please note that no supervision will be available prior to the start of school and students cannot be left unattended due to safety concerns. Student start time will be 9am.

Collaboration Days for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 11th
  • Tuesday, September 25th
  • Tuesday, October 16th
  • Tuesday, November 6th
  • Tuesday, December 4th
  • Tuesday, January 8th
  • Tuesday, January 22nd
  • Tuesday, February 5th
  • Tuesday, February 26th
  • Tuesday, March 12th
  • Tuesday, March 26th
  • Tuesday, April 9th
  • Tuesday, May 7th
  • Tuesday, May 21st

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (949) 830-5470 or email me at


Shelly Stewart