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Welcome to the Dr. Jonas E. Salk School! Named for a hero who was deemed "The Man Who Saved the Children," Dr. Jonas E. Salk is a place where everyone works collaboratively to provide a safe, happy, and invigorating learning environment. We are dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of individuals of good character. Salk's dynamic school community is committed to working as a team to ensure that our students are actively engaged in a rigorous, standards-based, cohesive core curriculum that is meaningful and pertinent to their lives. We hold high expectations for our students and are unified in the belief that all students can achieve high standards. The district-adopted Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) program provides a foundation for a positive and respectful learning atmosphere. Students are recognized daily, both in classrooms and school-wide, for exhibiting the qualities of our Hawks Rules! (Have respect, Act responsibly,Work together, Keep safe and Soar to success!). At Dr. Jonas E. Salk School, students are empowered to become skillful, inquisitive, lifelong learners who will act responsibly and exert a positive influence on one another, their community, and the world.

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Magnolia Students Art Work is Featured in Traveling Art show

Seven Magnolia students had their artwork featured in the traveling art show "Arts on the Move". Arts on the Move partnered with VSA, whose mission is to provide arts, education, and cultural opportunities by, with, and for people with disabilities, making the arts accessible to people of all abilities.
November 11 School Reopening Update

Reopening Plan Update (11/10/20)

As you are aware, at our Board Meeting last week we discussed our School Reopening Plan and a comprehensive guide that we have developed titled "Family and Student Return to School Guide." Both of these documents are now posted on our website under the COVID-19 tab. We have also posted the weekly Coronavirus Test Positivity Rates that are published by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
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Preschool Students Perform At-Home Learning

We are proud of our Magnolia School District preschool students, who are engaged in fun and educational learning at home with their families! Last week, students were given a Friday challenge of “Who could build the tallest structure?” The students and their families created structures using household materials. Once constructed, they measured and submitted the height of their structures to the classroom teacher. The winner with the tallest structure received the honor of selecting the Fun Friday songs to be played in their weekly class Zoom meeting. Check out these awesome structures that the students and their families constructed!
Magnolia School District Teachers Help Assemble Bags of Food

Magnolia School District Continues its Hard Work to Serve the Needs of Our Students and Families

Magnolia School District continues its partnership with Giving Children Hope, an organization that delivers weekly backpacks to some of our District families. Normally, these backpacks are filled with food and put together by members of their organization and then distributed to Magnolia School District families. During these unprecedented times, Giving Children Hope is able to deliver the food to our District, but is not able to fill the backpacks. We are very proud of our teachers, who step in and volunteer their time to fill these backpacks for our families each week. The District is so thankful to have such amazing and dedicated employees. The teachers response to the call for help was so overwhelming some of the volunteers had to be turned away. Teachers help assemble the food bags and distribute them to our families.
Dr. Frank Donavan and Board President Nathan Zug receive Golden Bell Award

Magnolia School District Recognized with Distinguished California Education Honor

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (December 11, 2019) – Magnolia School District was selected as one of 57 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. The Golden Bell Awards, celebrating their 40th year, are presented by the California School Boards Association to promote excellence in public education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices. The awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs.
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2020 Magnolia Spelling Bee was a Success!

The top two spellers from each school participated in the annual Magnolia School District Spelling Bee. It was a very intense competition with words like tapestry, surmised, and trifecta. Congratulations to Bryan Pham from Walt Disney Elementary School who earned top honors as this year’s champion.