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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 Back to School!


Dear Mariposa Elementary Families!

I would like to take this opportunity to Welcome you Back to School!  My name is Jan Steed, and I am your new principal at Mariposa Elementary.  I am very excited to be here and work with you and your children as we start the 2016/2017 school year.

A little about myself- I am a Bay Area native from San Ramon, and Pleasanton.  I have been an Elementary Principal in Alameda and Pleasanton, and a high school and district office administrator.  My greatest desire is to be at the elementary school level, and particularly here in Mariposa.  I am anxious to meet you and work with you as we provide solid learning opportunities, both academic and social, for our students.

As we start the school year, I want to provide you important information:

  • PARENT PORTAL: For faster registration and teacher assignment, please access Parent Portal starting Monday, August 15, 2016

  • MONDAY, August 15, 10am and 12pm Welcome Back to School:

  • Teacher assignment distributed by grade level.   

  • Cyber Safety Parent Info meeting 11am in the MPR

  • TUESDAY, August 16, 2915:  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Classes begin at 8:30!  All students are released at 2:45pm.

Please know that I will send out email communication to provide updates and important information.  I you would like to meet with me, Glenda will help schedule a time that is convenient for you.

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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.

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.