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Mariposa Elementary School

Mariposa Elementary School (MES) is located in Mariposa, California.

A rural community in the Sierra Nevadas. As a TK-8 school, MES offers a wide range of programs to promote academic, social, physical, and emotional excellence in our students. We offer after school enrichment programs such as art and music, sponsored by our PCA. Our students enjoy extracurricular activities such as the the ASES program, Girl Scouts, and Project Smile, sports, Club Live, and more. 

The Mariposa community is very supportive of MES.

The staff at MES is student-centered and passionate about providing students a high quality TK-8 experience. Our school's success is a testament to the staff's hard work and professionalism and the community's strong support of MES.

Welcome Fall!

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This is always a great time of the year, with crispness in the air, and pumpkins and celebrations!   We had a great start to our school year at MES!  Thank you for your kind support and enthusiasm during this first quarter! 
We have been focusing on Kindness this fall, and perhaps you have seen those red-bead necklaces coming home.  Students have been practicing random acts of kindness, and when we “catch” them, we have given them necklaces as small tokens of recognition for their kindness.  We are also focusing on making positive choices, and forgiving others.

Another focus this year is Growth Mindset.  Growth Mindset is when we believe that our most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—giving our best effort in everything we do, and focusing on possible (instead of impossible). 

Great things are coming our way this fall!  Please make sure to look at our calendar online.  Please remember we have a minimum day on October 24, 2016, and all students will be released at 12:45pm.   Red Ribbon Week starts October 24, 2016.  We will have our annual Pumpkin decorating contest and our Halloween Parade, so stay tuned for further information! 

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Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Information



A child is eligible to register for kindergarten in the Mariposa County Unified School District if the child will have his or her fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2016.



A child is eligible for the 2016-2017 Transitional Kindergarten program if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2016. A transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. A child who turns 5 after December 2, 2016 will be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2016-17 school year.

Picture Retakes October 18th!


Tuesday October 18th is Picture Retake Day. If you have already taken pictures and need a retake, bring them back when you retake your picture. If you have not taken pictures yet this year, make sure to fill out a picture packet and have your student give it to the photographer when they take their picture. Picture order forms will go home the week before retake day. Please do not forget retakes are Tuesday October 18th.

Mariposa Unified School District Calendars

Cyber Safety


The school day begins at 8:30 AM and end at 2:45 PM Tuesday through Friday. On Mondays, students are released at 1:45 PM for teacher collaboration. All grades have the same start and end times. 

Bus Passes

When requesting a bus pass, please provide office staff with bus route letter, bus stop, and date(s) of change.  All new requests must be made by parent/guardian by 10:00 AM.


Refer to transportation web page above for bus route information.