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General Information

Current Enrollment:  650

Organization of Instruction at Kaiser

Regular Ed Classes: 6 - 3rd grade classes, 6 - 4th grade classes, 6 - 5th grade classes, 5 - 6th grade classes, 2 - 3rd/4th/5th/6th autism classes

Special Ed Classes and Services: Kaiser Elementary School’s staffing includes 3 Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) teacher, 2 Moderate-Severe Special Day Autism teachers , 1 Speech Pathologist, and 1 School Psychologist

Specialist Instruction and Enrichment: Kaiser Elementary School receives district-provided specialist instruction in the areas of physical education, music, and science. We offer afterschool orchestra, choir, and programs as well as Kaiser-Woodland Schools Foundation (KWSF) -funded engineering enrichment for all students.

Kaiser Elementary School provides public education to students in Grades 3 – 6. Approximately 660 students attend our school. Our wonderful student population is a reflection of our diverse, and welcoming community. Upon completion of 2nd grade, Woodland "Dragons" cross 21st Street and become Kaiser "Knights."

About Our School

Converted from its original purpose as a junior high school, Kaiser reopened (after a period of closure during an era of declining enrollment) as an elementary school embracing both the Woodland and Kaiser campuses. The two campuses were known as “Big Kaiser” and “Little Kaiser” during the time they were administered as one school. When enrollments swelled, Woodland and Kaiser separated and became two schools.

Kaiser's buildings were upgraded in 2003-2004 using NMUSD's Measure A funds to improve seismic safety, ADA access, and technology connectivity. Floors, windows and other replacements brought about a more code-compliant and effective learning environment. After Measure A, NMUSD undertook landscape improvements at Kaiser that were mostly completed by 2006. Further renovations at the site were funded under the Measure F bond approved by voters in 2005. Kaiser upgraded its science and technology resources with those funds. In more recent years, Kaiser has been the fortunate recipient of several Eagle Scout projects, which have beautified our campus and made it even more functional. Additionally, our school district has outfitted every Kaiser classroom with wireless internet connectivity. In 2014-2015, the Kaiser-Woodland PFO underwrote 130 Chromebook devices. In 2017, Kaiser became a 1:1 Chromebook school. Every 5th and 6th grader is eligible to “check out” a Chromebook to take home daily and care for, which will follow them into middle school. Every 3rd and 4th grade classroom is outfitted with a Chromebook cart and enough devices for every student in the class to use during the school day.

Kaiser sends its students on to Ensign Middle School for 7th and 8th Grades and then to Newport Harbor High School.

The Kaiser-Woodland Parent Faculty Organization (KWPFO) is a critical part of Kaiser’s success. PFO encourages parent participation in the school both through PFO activities and through direct assistance with classrooms, field trips, assembly programs, and special events. Art Masters, Walk through History, a phenomenal school play, and Science Camp are possible through PFO led fundraising. The organization actively enhances Kaiser's learning program through its volunteer support, funding and networking with community resources.

The Kaiser-Woodland Schools Foundation (KWSF) is dedicated to supporting cutting-edge, lab-based science instruction to prepare youngsters for 21st century career possibilities in fields related to science, technology, and engineering. Our Foundation underwrites the engineering enrichment opportunities all Kaiser students receive.

Kaiser is in its fifth year of implementing our new California State Standards in Language Arts and Mathematics. All Kaiser students use the Wonders curriculum for language arts (reading, writing, listening, and research/inquiry skills). Students read more non-fiction text than in the past and use technology for research and to practice keyboarding skills. Our PFO underwrites Renaissance Learning’s “360” program, which includes an extensive library of non-fiction articles for students to read throughout the year. Students in grades 3 – 5 learn mathematics using Bridges in Mathematics. Grade 6 will be using Illustrative Mathematics (IM) beginning in 2018. This program serves grades 6 – 8. Current state standards for mathematics instruction emphasize deep understanding of math concepts as well as how to use them in real life. “Story” or “word” problems as well as using more than one procedure at a time are key components of math today.

Kaiser offers extra support for students throughout the year. A reading resource teacher as well as an assistant support emerging readers and we provide special support for learners at all achievement levels during “Response to Instruction (RtI) time throughout the week. Teachers determine our flexible RtI groups based on assessments and student progress. We contact parents with details as needed. With great appreciation to our PFO, Kaiser will implement a new research-based reading intervention program this year.

Please call the school if you have questions or would like to arrange a visit - 949-515-6950. We'd love to show you our special school!

Deborah Granger, Ed.D.
Principal