Principal's Message

August 6, 2021

Dear Rocket Families,

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the 2021/2022 school year.

We have persevered throughout the last 18 months, despite the occasional setback, to keep students connected to school and to maintain open lines of communication with our entire school community. For the 2021-22 school year, CCUSD will continue to provide full in-person instruction, after school activities, and extracurricular programs. We are committed to providing the best environment for our students and believe that schools should be intellectually challenging, motivating, safe, and supportive of students, regardless of their needs. My commitment is to provide an environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and inspire learners to thrive in the twenty-first century. At El Rincon, we will continue to foster our culture of diversity through school wide events and celebrations. Additionally, teachers work together to create inclusive and meaningful classroom activities.


Each week, I will send a weekly newsletter via email. Please update your email address in Aeries or let the office know if you need assistance. We would also like to encourage you to check out our school’s facebook page by liking the El Rincon Elementary School page and our twitter page by following @elrinconrockets1. Here you will find the most up to date information and announcements throughout the year.

Please join me in welcoming new staff members:

Kana Nakagawa, Assistant Principal; LaKeisha Jereome, School Counselor, and Hoa Le, MTSS Site Specialist.; Erin Mulrooney, 2nd; Callie Harris, 4th; Chandra Williams, 4th; and Mason Sustaya, 5th


It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other, and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. The El Rincon staff and I are looking forward to welcoming your family to a year filled with fun and learning.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 310-842-4340.

With Rocket Pride,

Dr. Hodge 

Principal of El Rincon Elementary School