Principal's Message

Dear Rocket Families,


Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year at El Rincon Elementary School.  As we prepare to start our school year in distance learning, our focus remains the same: ensuring the growth, progress, and connection for each and every child in our school community. Our teachers and staff are committed to providing a clear and consistent schedule of rigorous daily live academic instruction for all grade levels.


During the first days of school, teachers will focus on social emotional learning, digital competency and citizenship, community building and small group assessment, and taking the time to ensure our scholars know the procedures and routines necessary to be successful in the virtual setting. .As we continue to grow together as a community of learners, there will be opportunities for all stakeholders to share what is and is not working in terms of distance learning, and together, we can go above and beyond to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of our scholars.  


Although we won’t be together in person, we will continue to have opportunities to build our school community, including monthly coffee & chats, parent education sessions, and PTA sponsored events. We have several ways to communicate events and exciting things happening at school in hopes that one or more is convenient for you.  Each week there will be an electronic “Rocket Review” newsletter emailed to you on Saturday at 10:00 AM with a weekly calendar of all the happenings. Please make sure your email address is updated in Aeries. Additionally, there are postings on the “El Rincon Elementary” Facebook page, tweets @elrinconrockets1 and the El Rincon Website is updated weekly with school wide activities!  You can also look forward to more detailed information about the school year when you attend our VIRTUAL Back to School Night-September 2 at 5:30 PM. 


Again, 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