Principal's Message

Welcome to Trabuco Mesa Elementary ~ Home of the Bulldogs!

We have a wonderful school community of great students, awesome staff, and supportive families who work together to reach a higher plateau of learning. Our staff is committed to providing a safe, positive, and engaging learning environment for ALL students. Students strive to be safe, respectful, and responsible. Trabuco Mesa is a GATE magnet school, with GATE classrooms in third through sixth grade.  We encourage our students to have a growth mindset, become life-long learners, and learn scholarly habits to help them be successful in their educational journey.  Our staff embraces the SVUSD Mission – SV Innovates:  Focusing on intentional lesson design, engaging strategies, and innovative practices that create successful students.  Trabuco Mesa's strong PTA supports and funds STEAM at our school:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programs. Students participate in collaboration, creativity and coding in  our Innovation Lab and hands-on science lessons in our Science Lab! We encourage our parents to become involved with our School Site Council, PTA, and to volunteer either in our outside of the classroom.  We believe it takes a team of parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators to ensure the academic success of your child. Make sure to let your teacher or the office know if you are interested in volunteering on campus. Trabuco Mesa is a great place to be! 




August 8, 2020

Dear Parents,

I am pleased to welcome all new and returning Trabuco Mesa families to the 2020-2021 school year.  I hope you’re doing well and that you’ve been able to have some enjoyable family time during this very unusual summer.  While I know that we have a lot of uncertainty awaiting us this year, and this is not the start of the school year that we had planned, I am confident of this... We have an amazing Trabuco Mesa Staff!  I know that we will continue to provide a great learning experience for our students even through these tough times!

We are scheduling distribution days, for families to pick up the necessary curriculum needed for the first trimester on the following days:

K-3 grades on Wednesday, August 12th between 8:00-12:00.

4-6 grades on Thursday, August 13th between 8:00-12:00.

We will also be distributing Chromebooks for our kinder and new students on these days. 

We ask that you wear a mask and adhere to the 6-feet distance protocol when on campus.

Please complete the data confirmation process in Aeries by logging into  This will ensure that we have up-to-date contact information for your student(s).

Your children have been placed in either a Hybrid or Distance Learning Class.  All classes will start with distance learning, and once students are able to return to campus, our Hybrid classes will do so.  Our school schedule will begin as follows:

Distance Learning

Kindergarten - Grade 6th:  8:30 a.m. -  1:30 p.m. (Including a 45 min. lunch and 15 min. break)

Thank you in advance for your support.  I look forward to a great year, serving our wonderful community!  If at any time you have questions, concerns, or you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 949-858-3338.  


Caryn McGrew