Welcome to Betsy Ross School, home of the Roadrunners!
Our teachers and staff are honored to be in partnership with you in the education of your child and are committed to our mission of:
“Nurturing strong relationships with students, parents and the community
to build a safe, positive learning environment
that focuses on academic excellence and preparing life-long learners
who will be positive leaders in our global world.”
Our focus on learning and safety shape everything we do at Ross. Positive Behavior
Intervention and Support (PBIS) is a philosophy of directly teaching students how to be respectful, responsible, and safe, our three school-wide behavior expectations at Ross. After teaching these expected behaviors, we practice them until they become routinely exhibited. Students are acknowledged for exhibiting these expected behaviors with “Beep Beep Bucks,” and are encouraged to trade them in for classroom or school-wide privileges (ex. Attending a dance party, or sitting in a special chair for the day or having extra computer time).
Content of instruction is focused on the California Standards, transition to the Common Core Standards, and English Language Development. Instructional strategies follow research and evidence based “best teaching” strategies. Learning is closely monitored and assessment data is analyzed by teachers and staff regularly. Students meeting these rigorous standards are challenged further, and students who are struggling to meet them are provided a variety of supports to help them achieve. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s academic or behavioral progress, please call the school office to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher to discuss your concerns.
Betsy Ross has a very active PTA and all parents are encouraged to participate however they are able. For more information regarding parent involvement opportunities, please contact Beatriz Zavala, our community Liaison, or Nora Bermudez, our PTA president at (714) 517-8956.
On behalf of our entire staff at Betsy Ross School, I thank you for the privilege of partnering with you in your child’s education.
Principal, Betsy Ross School