Upcoming Events

college bound.jpgCollege t-shirt Day  Vernon City students are college bound.  Every Friday is College T-shirt day, wear your favorite college t-shirt.

Family Picnic Friday, February 17, 2017 from 12:00-12:40 p.m. 

President's Day observed Monday, February 20, 2017, No School

Coffee with the principal on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the school auditorium

6th grade parent meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @4:30 in the school auditorium

After school dance on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences Monday, February 27th - Friday, March 3, 2017 with dismissal at 1:53 everyday except for Tuesday dismissal at 1:28 p.m.


Read Across America spirit week February 27th - March 3rd

boy award.pnggirl award.jpgStudent of the month

February 24, 2017 at 8:05

Student of the month recipients will receive parent notification on Friday, February 17, 2017.  On Friday, February 24, 2017,  Student of the month recipients are allowed "Free Dress"

February pillar:  Fairness

Play by the rules Take turns and share Be open-minded; listen to others Dont take advantage of others Dont blame others carelessly Treat all people fairly

















Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible
School begins at 8:05

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Early dismissal @ 1:28 pm


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Vernon City is a uniform implementation school

Students will wear uniforms everyday

Khaki or navy blue bottom

White, navy blue, or light blue top

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November 15, 2016

December 13, 2016

Principal's Message


       In 2017 we'll continue to support and achieve academic success for all!  Our Transitional Kindergarten-2nd grade students will begin implementation of Literacy Academies.  Students will be moving to classes for 45 minutes to target literacy.  Our 3rd-6th grade classes will continue small group instruction in their classes to target literacy as well.  It is essential that students read at home daily.  This is a great time to build the love of reading as a family.  We have several books on campus that can be checked out.  If you have any questions, please communicate with your child’s teacher, Ms. Carranza, or myself.  We're here to support you.   

        I would like to encourage all families to become active volunteers at our school site.  Collaboration is key to success.  Stop by to pick up an application with our parent representative, Mrs. Mora.  I look forward to working with all families to provide students at Vernon with a successful and memorable year.  Wishing all families a safe and enjoyable holiday season. 

News & Announcements


Please submit the school experience survey.  The last day to submit surveys is on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. 

The survey provides important information to guide next steps.  Thank you for your participation.

Join us for Family Picnic day on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 12:00-12:40.

This event will take place rain or shine.  In the event of rain, parents will be invited into the classrooms to enjoy lunch with their children.  If you have more than one child, your children will be invited into the auditorium to have lunch with you.   

Students expectations include being safe, respectful, and responsible.  Students who are "Caught" following the school rules are awarded a blue ticket, which is entered into our monthly prize drawing during the student of the month assembly. 

Eagle Dollars are awarded to classrooms who follow the school rules. When a classroom earns 25 eagle dollars they're awarded a pizza party!  Congratulations to Ms. Conant and Ms. Castillo's classes for earning 25 eagle dollars! Way to go 3rd grade!





Vernon City Elementary School Families

Please be on the look out for the District Parent and Family Engagement Policy (BUL-6336.0), it will be distributed on November 28, 2016.  Be sure to check your mailbox for the Vernon City ES Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact. It will be mailed out on the 12th of December 2016.  It has information on how our school is committed to being partners with you in supporting your child’s education.If you have any questions please call (323) 582-3727.


Monday, 10/24-Shade out drugs, Wear sunglasses Sunglasses-glasses-clip-art-2-image.png

Vernon City Students support Red Ribbon Week!

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Tuesday, 10/25- Hand in Hand, Take a stand, Wear Redwear red.jpg

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Wednesday, 10/26- Team up against drugs, Wear your favorite jerseyjersey-clipart-boys-sb-football-jersey-shirt-boy-clip-art.jpg

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Thursday, 10/27- Sock it to drugs, Wear crazy socks

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Friday, 10/28-Put a cap on drugs, Wear a hatHat-Day-Flyer-1.jpg

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safe-zone-1az6b8f.pngSafe Parking for Drop Off and Pick Up

Please walk your children onto campus daily for their safety and well-being.  Also, please pick up your children on campus after dismissal.  Do not have your child/ren run to the parking lot without supervision.  Vernon and Santa Fe are busy streets and we would like to ensure safety for all students.  Parents are NOT allowed to drop off children in front of school entrance, which is in the middle of a busy street.  Cars and trucks drive very fast this is very dangerous and can result in injury.  Please take the time to walk students safely to campus.   We again ask you to please not use our personnel parking lot to park or drop off your child at school. The parking lot entrance is only for cars and not for pedestrians. Please use the main gate to enter the school.  Please help us avoid any accidents by following our recommendations and requests.

The gate on Santa Fe for vehicles will open daily at 7:30 a.m. and close at 7:50 a.m.


attendance.jpgAttendance is vital in the academic success of our students.  It is very important that your student arrive to school on time every day, unless they are sick.  Please send a note stating the reason for the absence the following day.   The bell rings at 8:05 a.m. and the students must be in line and ready at that time.  If a student is tardy or picked up early it counts against perfect attendance.



Congratulations to Mr. Rodriguez' class for having the best attendance percentage of 98.7% for the month of September and October!

Congratulations to Mrs. Nercessian's class for having the best attendance for the month of January!


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Congratulations to our students in the Woodcraft Rangers program for winning 3rd place in the Kickball tournament!



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We are currently accepting applications for Open Enrollment.  Children who live outside of our residential area are welcome! Limited spaces available.






School Uniform Policy

We are a uniform school.  Students are to wear navy blue or khaki bottoms with a white, navy blue, or baby blue top Monday through Thursday.   Friday is college t-shirt day! Students are allowed to wear appropriate clothing paired with college attire,   If students are NOT participating in "College t-shirt day" they must wear their school uniform.  Friday is NOT free dress.  Let’s remind our students that the purpose of school is to learn not to be concerned with their physical appearance.  Let’s also remember that our students are still very young and Mohawks, dyed hair, short shorts, and piercings on boys are a distraction.



Los Angeles Public Libraries
Visit http://www.lapl.org/whats-on to find out what’s happening at your local branch. All branches offer homework help.  Allow your children to select books that are of interest to them to support daily reading of at least 20 minutes. 




drop off.jpgMorning Drop Off  All students that are dropped off in the playground in the morning must follow the drop-off rules.  Vehicles must drive onto campus in an orderly manner and in a single file.  DO NOT go around cars that are still pulled over dropping off students.  


 no parking any time.pngStaff Parking Lot is for staff only.  DO NOT use it to drop students off.  If you are dropping off the students through the front, you must use the parking lot on Vernon Ave a couple of houses down the street from the school.  Cars are not to stop on Vernon Ave or Santa Fe to drop off. 


 Healthy Snacks Students may bring healthy snacks to school; no fast food, sugary drinks or junk food.  With the excessive heat, water is best.


medical.jpgIf your child has any medical conditions, you must notify the school immediately.  If your child needs medication we need to have a district form filled out by their doctor.  Your child may not carry any medication on their person.  All medications must be housed in the nurse’s office.  Our school nurse is here every Tuesday to consult on any type of medication your child may require during the school day.



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It is often difficult for parents to know whether their children are too sick to attend school.  Please keep your child at home if he/she has any of these symptoms:  vomiting, diarrhea, fever of 100 degrees F or above, constant cough, sneezing, or the flu.  Students can return to school after being free of their symptoms for 24 hours.  Rashes of an unknown origin require a doctor's note indicating the diagnosis and releasing your child to return to school.  Students who have contracted conjunctivitis (pink eye) and strep throat may return to school after 24 hours of doctor-prescribed medications.  Please call the office at (323) 582-3727 whenever your child is out ill.  Also, please send a written note with your child's name, teacher, date of absence and why the student was out upon your child's return.  Thank you for following these guidelines.




children-writing-clipart-9aTq5AriM.jpegKindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment

Enrollment packets for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten are ready and can be picked up.   To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year, your child must turn 5 on or before September 2nd.  For Transitional Kindergarten the child must turn 5 between September 2nd and December 2nd.  Transitional kindergarten is a program where students complete one year of transitional kindergarten and the next year go into a regular.  It is designed for students who are almost kindergarten age to have an opportunity to better prepare for kindergarten.  If you know of anyone who works in the area with kindergarten age students please let them know.









ST Math


All students have access to ST Math at home please click on this link to log on.  


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School Office hours

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  Beyond the Bell Programs:

Ready, Set, Go…

6:30 a.m.-8:05 a.m.


Woodcraft Rangers

2:29 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Contact: Jerry Garcia


Youth Services

2:29 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Contact: Ana Toscano

Title IX Complaint Manager

Diana Espino (323)582-3727


Title IX notices http://bit.ly/TitleIXRequiredNotices

“Please contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations at communications@lausd.net or call 213-241-6766 to request access to or notify LAUSD about on-line information or functionality that is currently inaccessible. To file a formal grievance with the Los Angeles Unified School District, under Section 504 and Title II, please click here to learn how.“

Parental Involvement




Our Parent Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Our community representative, Mrs. A. Mora is available to assist or answer any questions you may have. We have many opportunities for parent involvement throughout the school year.

volunteers needed.pngWe are in need of volunteers to help with supervision in the morning and throughout the day.  If you are interested please contact Mrs. Mora, our Community Representative  at (323) 582-3727. 


We need help during the drop off time out on the yard and at the front door. If you are available and interested please see our parent representative Mrs. Mora.


Vernon City Elementary Master Calendar