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Andersen Elementary
1900 Port Seabourne Way
Newport Beach, CA  92660

Main Telephone: (949) 515-6935

Attendance Line (24/7): 949-515-6822

Nurse/Health Office: 949-515-6715

Office Hours:  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Nutrition Services 714-424-5090

**Students may not arrive at school before 7:45 a.m. **

Shannon Bray, Ed.D., Principal
Cathy Kitto, Office Manager
Tanya Ruiz, Office Assistant

Modified Dismissal @ 1:10 on the following days:

* Back to School Night 9/13/18
Meet your child’s teacher and hear presentations from our principal, PTA and DEAN’s.)
* Open House 6/6/19
* Last Day of School 6/21/19
* Fall Conference (11/5, 6, 8, 9)
* Spring Conference (3/11, 12, 14, 15)

Modified Dismissal @ 12:40 on 12/21/18

K, 1, 2, 3 lunch @ 11:30 - 12:10 (on 12/21/18 only)
4, 5, 6 lunch @ 11:50 – 12:30 (on 12/21/18 only)

Open House
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m. - all family welcome!

There will be NO SCHOOL for grades K-6 on the Wednesday of Conference Weeks - 11/7/18 and 3/13/19


Cafeteria lunch is available for K – 6th grade. Prepaid cards are available and are encouraged. They may be purchased in the school office or cafeteria (checks made out to NMUSD).  To purchase with credit card you must do so on-line.  You will need you child’s SID number which is on their report card.

Forgotten lunches delivered during school hours must be left in the school office. Classrooms will not be interrupted to announce the arrival of a forgotten lunch. Students have been educated to check the office at recess and lunch if they realize they have forgotten lunch. Late lunches must be left in front office.


Please call the 24-hour absentee line at 515-6822 before 9:00 a.m. on or before the day of the absence or your student will be marked truant/unexcused without notification.

If you need to pick up your child during the day, you must check in and sign your student out in the front office. The office will contact his/her teacher to have your child come to the office for pick-up. You may not enter the classroom from the outside doors.

Flag Deck

Every Friday at 8:00 a.m., the students participate in the Flag Deck Assembly. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.


Most children walk or ride bikes (1st-6th only).  Please remember that helmets must be worn when riding and bikes must be walked across the blacktop; no items are to be left in the bike racks unlocked or overnight or on weekends. There is a designated carpool lane in the front of the school for drop-off. Please do not park in the “staff” parking lots. If you need to park, please use visitor spaces or park on the street.

No Skateboards
NBPD CPC 602 (J)(K)

There is a designated carpool lane in the front of the school for drop-off. Please do not park in the “staff” parking lots. If you need to park, please use visitor spaces or park on the street.

Rainy Days

Students may be dropped off after 7:45 a.m. and wait in their classroom until the bell rings.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join the PTA and DEANs. Andersen has active and supportive parents whose volunteer work is needed and appreciated. However you may only use your volunteer badge to access the classrooms on your regular scheduled volunteer time. Parents assist in the classroom, library, computer lab, and playground, and on many committees on a daily basis.  Both PTA and DEANs provide ongoing communications and opportunities to be involved.

You must also complete the online Volunteer Registration through the District.

If you plan on volunteering at school or in the classroom, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District requires an up-to-date TB test (which means you have been tested since 2012). A copy must be on file in front office.

When coming onto the Andersen Campus you MUST come in through the front office, sign-in, and wear an “Andersen Visitor” sticker or your volunteer badge. For the safety of all students there is no access from any other doors.

Andersen Week-at-a-Glance