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STARS: Support, Teach, And Reach all Students

Our Mission
The staff of Golden Elementary School is dedicated to the development of all students who through problem solving experiences, physical fitness, and overall academic excellence will demonstrate the skills necessary to be productive citizens showing personal accountability and sensitivity for themselves and a global society.

Welcome to John L. Golden Elementary School, where children shine. We are located in the northern portion of the City of Rancho Cucamonga, in San Bernardino County, California. John L. Golden Elementary School is part of the highly respected Etiwanda School District.

Our school is named for John L. Golden, who worked for the children of Etiwanda School District for 32 years. Mr. Golden served the Etiwanda School community as a teacher, principal, Assistant Superintendent, and eventually as the Superintendent of the Etiwanda School District. Mr. Golden contributed to the philosophy of education that permeates the Etiwanda School District and Golden Elementary.

Message from the Principal

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Golden News

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Please click the link to read information regarding the Blue Cut Fire located in the Devore/Cajon Pass area.

Student Class Placements 2016-2017
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Student class placements will be available:
Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten: August 1st, 2016 at 4PM
All other grade levels: August 4th, 2016 at 4PM

Class placements are tentative for the first two weeks of school as projected enrollment may change.

1st Week of School Traffic
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With the excitement of the 1st week of school comes much... traffic! If you live in the neighboring homes, please walk or ride your bikes to school to decrease our traffic. Our bicycle racks are next to our MPR. Parking for visitors is available at the park and on neighboring streets. Parking in the school parking lot requires a staff permit. Please remember to follow all driving laws around our school. Handicapped parking is only for people truly handicapped. The handicapped parking should not be used to wait in the car for a student. Similarly, for the safety of our students, there is no student pick-up or drop-off in our school parking lot. Thank you for helping us achieve our first priority- keeping our kids safe. We are excited to have you all back at school and look forward to a wonderful year!

Come to School Prepared

One of the best ways you can help your child is assist them in learning organization and responsibility through the daily lesson of coming to school prepared. By having them come with their homework, lunch, jacket and school materials, they learn the value of being responsible. If these items need to be dropped off later in the day, office staff will not interrupt instruction by calling the classroom. Items will be left in the teachers mailbox or the student should know to come up on their recess or lunch time to pick them up. Thank you for working with us to create responsible students and protect their instructional time at school.

Looking for Members for our Top Dog Team!
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Dads- If you are interested in being a part of our Top Dog Team that oversees the WATCH D.O.G.S. program, please contact the Assistant Principal. For more information visit our WATCH D.O.G.S. tab and come to our Dads Pizza Night on Aug. 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Class Change Requests

We strive to meet our students' needs by balancing our classes in many different ways. This process is a delicate one with many factors involved and at the forefront of our minds is that our students always come first. Class changes are not being considered until after August 22nd. Request for Class Change forms will be available in the school office after August 9th.

Setting Up a Parent Portal
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A message from Charlayne Sprague, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction:

The Etiwanda School District is transitioning to a new student information system called Aeries dot Net Web. This new system allows parents to easily register students or update emergency card information online. Parents will also be able to access and review the Parent Handbook electronically.

This new system has a robust parent portal that will provide access to your child’s grades and important school information. Our original parent portal, ESPRI, has been deactivated this summer.

In order to establish access to the new Aeries parent portal you will need to have a valid email account linked to your child’s directory information. On Monday, August 1, the Etiwanda School District will send a test message to the parent email address we have on file for you in our student directory.

If you receive the test email, you are good to go. A second email will be sent to you on the first day of school, Monday August 8, which will include directions for setting up your parent portal.

If you do not receive an email, please contact your child’s school to add an email address to your child’s directory information before Monday August 8.


Registration of New Students
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Students in grades TK-8 will be enrolled via our online registration.

Birthday Policy
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Please read through this short update regarding birthday policies during class.

Follow the Rancho PD
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Consider following the RanchoPD Facebook account HERE or Twitter account HERE to get breaking info on any emergency situations such as lockdowns or accidents in the area.

Upcoming Events


TK Orientation

Transitional Kindergarten orientation will be held on Friday, August 5th at 10:00 A.M. in our MPR (multi-purpose room). Bring your TK student as activities will be held to ease the transition into TK! Following the activities, students will sit with parents during a teacher presentation. The whole orientation should last about 30 minutes.


Kinder Orientation

Kindergarten orientation will be held on Friday, August 5th in the kindergarten area. (Please see you welcome letter for the time you are to attend.) Bring your K student as activities will be held to ease the transition into K! Following the activities, students will be supervised in the play area while parents attend orientation. The whole orientation should last about 1 hour.


First Day of School

Welcome back to school! We can't wait to see you all. Don't forget it is minimum day dismissal for 1st-5th graders (1:15).


1st-5th Back to School Night

Back to School Night is on our first day of school for 1st-5th grade students! This is such an important night for parents to be engaged in their student's education. We offer two sessions parents can choose from: 6:00 and 6:45 p.m.


Dads Pizza Night (WATCH D.O.G.S.)

Dads please come at 6:00 p.m. with your student to eat pizza and sign up for a day to volunteer as a WATCH D.O.G.S. hero! Go to the Watch D.O.G.S. tab for more information.

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Last Modified: Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016