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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2020-20121 school year.   WOW… These past 6 months have been quite the roller coaster. That said, whether virtual or hybrid, I am excited to be once again opening Newland Elementary for what I know will be a fantastic year!  I look forward to working diligently with faculty and parents to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community characterized by child centered differentiated instruction.   The faculty and staff at Newland are
dedicated to creating a safe and orderly learning environment where each student may achieve to the highest ability.   We are a school with a proven record of high academic achievement for all of our students.  It is our goal to work in partnership with the community and parents to produce students who will be well educated citizens of our future communities.  Cooperation and communication between the school and home play a major part of any child’s success, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.   We hope this will be an enjoyable, positive
and productive year for your child.


Newland is always changing, and this year, we seem to be starting off with quite a bit more than in a typical year. For the 2020-21 school year, we are planning on opening in the Virtual model and moving to a Hybrid model as soon as state and county officials deem it safe.  We have implemented a number of safe guards from regular cleanings, health checks, masks and special dividers to keep students safe while at school. Paired with our already superb teachers and staff, I know we will continue to offer students a wonderfully enriching and educational experience.

Although it will be unique, we are truly looking forward to the start of the school year, and appreciate the patience and cooperation of our entire school community as we continue to navigate the circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will continue to provide families with updates related to the school year via ParentSquare messages, our school website, and the District website.


I always get excited seeing so many smiling faces getting ready for our students to return. I truly believe I have one of the greatest jobs in the world. One I take seriously, knowing you entrust us with your greatest treasures. Once again, I'd like to welcome you to Newland for the 2020-2021 year.   Our offices are open with Ms. Lynn and Ms. Renee ready to help. We can be reached at 714-378-4200 and 714 378-4201. I, along with the entire staff, am eagerly looking forward to what is sure to be a remarkable year.

-Mr. Mullin

Newland Elementary Principal

 Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a process. Working together is a success. -Henry Ford