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John Adams Elementary

  • Mission Statement
    At John Adams we exist to educate, inspire, and empower students for the future.
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  •  John Adams Elementary School is a "Friend of Core Knowledge" school.   Core Knowledge is an exciting and innovative approach to learning developed by professor emeritus E.D.Hirsch Jr. in 1986, that actively builds on previous knowledge with lessons that are coherent, cumulative and content-specific.  The Core Knowledge sequence provides a clear outline of content to be learned grade by grade so that knowledge, language and skills build cumulatively from year to year.  This provides a rich base of common knowledge across multiple subjects that becomes the base for the next layer of learning.  The Core Knowledge sequence incorporates both knowledge acquisition and critical thinking skills, which makes the cognitive processing of students much more effective, and learning more meaningful.
    "Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to a superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience.  Academic excellence, educational equity and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ----E.D. Hirsch Jr.'
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  • 8362 Colorado Avenue
    Riverside, CA  92504
    (951) 352-6709
    (951) 328-2547 (fax)
    Carolina Michel, Principal
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  • Office Hours:
    8:00 am - 3:45 pm
    Instructional Day for TK-6 Grades:
    Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 
    8:35 am -2:55 pm
    Every Wednesday (Collaboration Day for TK-6 Teachers)
    8:35 am -1:40 pm
    Minimum Day-4 times a year: (Dismissal at 12:05 pm for TK-6 grades)
    Friday, November 13, 2015
    Friday, March 4, 2016
    Friday, May 27, 2016
    Thursday, June 9 2016 
    Pre-School Hours:
    7:45 am -10:45am -First Session
    11:30 am -2:30 pm -Second Session
    Every day M-F until 6:00 pm.
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