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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.

Principal Update

Dear MES Families,


I am honored to have been chosen as principal here at Mariposa Elementary School. I grew up in Mariposa, attended Mariposa schools and have now worked within MCUSD for 15 of my 18 years of teaching. Of those 18 years in the profession, MES has been my home for 14 of them and I am beyond excited to be able to take on this new role and lead our school in a positive direction.


I am passionate about our students and their success and I am looking forward to building stronger relationships with them as they grow and become amazing human beings. Our MES staff is outstanding and has welcomed many new faces this year. We will be working hard with all staff members to create a positive school culture where all students can learn and feel accepted.


My husband and children attended, and graduated from, Mariposa County schools and I am so proud that their education was provided by colleagues that care so deeply for their students. I feel so very lucky that my family and I get to be part of this community.  Mariposa is one very special place, with MES being right at the center of it all.


MES holds a special place in my heart and I care very deeply for its’ students, families and staff. I will work hard each and everyday to ensure that everyone here at MES feels welcome and supported.


Should you want to reach out to me, you can do so via email at or you can stop by to introduce yourself as my door is always open.


Here’s to a fantastic school year! Go Bears!!



Erin Vereschagin



Dear Parents, 

Please click on the link below for an update from our

MCUSD Superintendent Robin Hopper.

Regarding our statewide assessments from the 2015-2016 school year.

Letter to Parents 3-15-17

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Erin Vereschagin, Principal

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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, 2017.



A child is eligible for the 2017-2018 Transitional Kindergarten program if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2017. 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, 2017 will be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year.


  Upcoming Events    


​Back to School August 15​th​!!

School begins @ 8:30am!!



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.