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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.

Cafeteria Charges

Students are only allowed to charge up to 3 meal charges.  If amount owed is not paid, they will be offered an alternative meal.  It is important that students pay in advance for all meals at school.  Applications for the Free/Reduced meal plan are available in the school office upon request.

Principal's Welcome

The Mariposa Elementary School Staff welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year!

2014-2015 was a great year for MES. Students had more opportunities for hands-on learning. Staff spent an unprecedented amount of time in collaboration, leading to innovation, both inside and outside of the classroom. Parent involvement has been at an all-time high. Students, staff, and parents worked hard to improve MES in a number of areas and set high expectations for 2015-2016, 

2015-2016 will see even more transformation at MES! Staff, with student and family input, have identified a number of focus areas that will lead to increased learning and a better experience for students. Collaboration will continue with renewed vigor through committee work, projects, early release days, and teacher collaboration days supported by our Site Plan. This will lead to better lessons with deeper integration between subjects and opportunities for students to work with students in other classrooms. School culture will be another major focus for MES. We have come a long way by establishing new traditions, such as Mondays at the Pole, Open Mic Fridays, and MES Weekly News. Our successes last year led to a new spirit of innovation. Our third focus area will be facilities improvement. We have already begun transforming the MPR into a space that will showcase student work and our school's successes. Other improvements will be making the campus safer and more presentable. Our most important focus will be instruction. We will be working to improve our instructional delivery so that students are more engaged and have more fun. Please join us in making our goals a reality for our students.

Thank you to everyone who made last year so productive. Please continue to partner with us as we increase our improvement efforts. We would like to encourage all stakeholders to get involved to make MES better than ever! 

Best wishes for 2015-2016,

Jared Pierce

MES Principal

Permissive Absent Days

The school and teacher MUST be notified prior to a missed school day due to religious, personal, or heritage awareness.  A permissive absence is permitted when there is prior knowledge of the absence, work is given to the student, and that work is returned completed the next day back to school.  Mariposa Elementary School is excited to celebrate and acknowledge these important days with our students and their families.

Community Sports & Events

Check out the Resources page for more information on sports and 4-H Summer camp.

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, 2015.



A child is eligible for the 2015-2016 Transitional Kindergarten program if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2015.

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, 2015 will be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2016-17 school year.


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Health Alert: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Mariposa County
A confirmed case of whooping cough has occurred in Mariposa County. Please read the following letter from the Mariposa County Health Department for more information:  Continue
Posted by: Jared Pierce
Published: 10/3/15

Helpful Information About Eligibility and Requirements
Please see the attached documents with information about promotion and other important items for 8th graders. 100% participation is the goal! Continue
Posted by: Jared Pierce
Published: 9/30/15

Parent Club/School Site Council Meeting


All student absences must be cleared by the school office within 5 days of the absence.  Please call the school office at 742-0340 to talk to the attendance secretary and send in a note the first day back to school, following the absence.  Too many excessively excused or unexcused absences, as well as late tardies, will result in truancy letters being sent home.


The school day will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 2:45 PM FOR ALL GRADES.

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