First Day of School - Monday, August 16th

First Day of School

We are excited for Monday morning and welcoming your children back to school.  The first day is always special and we are doing what we can to maintain normalcy and safe practices.  Please be advised of the following expectations for the first day of school.

  • We will begin the year with a closed campus to non-employees and visitors. For the safety of our students, we will maintain the same gate entrances as last year to limit crowding.  Please be sure to review the maps, which includes classrooms the flow of traffic in our parking lots. 
  • As a precaution and protection to our students, please wear a mask when coming to school. Although our students do not need to wear a mask outside, there will be crowds and no social distancing.
  • Parking is very limited on campus, so please plan on arriving early as our breakfast services and gates will open at 7:40 AM.
  • Instruction ends at 2:30 PM and students will be dismissed at their assigned grade level gates.

At Newhope it is our goal to make the school year as “normal” as possible with all our health and safety requirements. This week, we will encourage our students to be responsible and wear their masks indoors without reminders.   

Breakfast, Lunch, and Water

GGUSD is happy to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all our students. Students may bring their own snacks or lunches, if so be sure to label it with your child’s name. Please be sure to complete School Funding form. The fastest and easiest way is to complete the on-line form at Due to safety guidelines, our drinking fountains are not available. Therefore, we recommend you provide a water bottle labeled with your child’s name. There are refillable water stations available.

Aeries Parent Portal and Data Confirmation

Parents need to complete Data Confirmation through the Parent Portal. We ask that you update all the emergency contacts and complete the forms online. If you need assistance, please contact our office.

Class/Teacher Assignments

View your class and teacher assignment in the Aeries Parent Portal or outside of the main office.

Parent Communication & Social Media

District and School information will be provided through our ParentSquare Application.  Please download the app or visit Also, please follow our Instagram page for fun updates and photos @NewhopeElementarySchool. 

Join our Newhope PTO!

Each year, families and teachers participate in the Newhope PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). The goal of the organization is to enrich the school experience by providing activities, assemblies, school spirit, and positive school culture. Your child will receive a flyer in their Wednesday folder about joining. Family membership includes all siblings.

Early Release Wednesdays

We release our students at 1:40 PM on Wednesday so our teachers may plan and collaborate together weekly. This begins Wednesday, August 18th. 

Back to School Night

Our Back to School Night is scheduled to be held in person on Thursday, September 9th at 6 PM. More details to come closer to the event.

Boys & Girls Club - Currently the registration for the Boys and Girls Club is full, however, they are maintaining a waitlist in the event they are able to increase staffing. Please contact our Boys & Girls Club supervisor should you have questions at: 714.376.7651 or

Registration- We are currently accepting new students. If interested, please begin the process by enrolling at  You may also contact the office for assistance at 714-663-6581.