Los Cerritos Brand

Where Creativity

and Rigor Meet

School Messenger

Did you know that you have control of how you receive messages from Los Cerritos via School Messenger? Some families enjoy the recorded phone calls, but others prefer texts or emails instead. If you'd like to change your preferences, please click below to open my locker, which contains directions for doing so through your ParentVUE account. We want you to stay informed about current events, but in the way that best works for you.


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Alissa Gamboa's locker


Nutrition Services

Roadrunner Times

To view the Roadrunner Times go to the PTA page


You are probably already aware that schools across the nation are facing serious budget cuts. LBUSD has set up a foundation making it easy for you to contribute to your school of choice. Click on the link below for more information. Every little bit helps!

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Student Supervision now begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM on regular school days (8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on district minimum days). It is the family's responsibility to arrange for student drop off after 8:30 AM and pick-up by 3:30 PM. Please contact our office if you need information about before/after school care providers.


Sept 19 School Site Council at 3:15 PM

Sept 20, Sept 27, & Oct 4 - Art Workshops 2:30-4:00 PM

Sept 26 Minimum Day 2:00 PM Dismissal

Los Cerritos is now a Closed Campus

Playground Supervision now begins at 8:30 AM 

California Distinguished Schools 2018

Congratulations to Los Cerritos students, teachers, staff members,

and families on this amazing recognition of our work together.

For more information please read this news release from the

California Department of Education

Los Cerritos News


With Halloween almost here, the Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween. The rules are the same as last year.  There will be three age categories for stories and drawings: elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Monday, Oct. 15.

• All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MB in size.

• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.

• Artwork must be original (no tracings).

• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.

• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Susan Jacobs at or call 310-543-6110. Local teachers  – current and retired – the Press-Telegram needs your help. If you have interest in being a judge, please let them know.


Communities have spoken and urged the superintendent to install fencing that will secure our schools. This request has been granted, and in anticipation of the new fences, that will be constructed by January 2019, we will begin the 2018-19 school year as a "Closed Campus." What does this mean for families? Only school staff and family/community members that are registered Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) will be allowed to access campus during school hours with the intention of supporting classrooms. This means campus will not be open during lunch for families to eat and spend time with their students. Also our campus may be closed to the community during the evenings and weekends once fencing goes up. We hope you understand the need for this change in our policy and procedures because our students' safety comes first. If you have any questions about becoming a VIPS or anything else regarding the new closed campus policy, please call our office when we reopen on August 20th. Thank you, have a great summer!


Alissa Gamboa,


Los Cerritos Elementary School


These meetings help the school district to strategize programs to support Pacific Islander students.  View the attached flier for details and a schedule of meetings through September.


State law requires all public schools to create a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about your child's school, which includes:

  • School Description and Mission
  • School Programs and Instructional Materials
  • Opportunities for Parent Involvement
  • Test Results
  • Safety Plan
  • Facilities

We invite you to view the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for your child's school.  You can find your school's SARC here.


Parent VUE

Parent VUE:  A New Website for Parents (Un Nuevo sitio web para padres)
Parent VUE is a website that allows parents to view their children’s current and historical information, including daily attendance, grades, report cards, test scores, discipline, graduation status, preparation for college and more.  It is also a one-stop location for links to other parent services including School Loop and MySchoolBucks (School meal accounts).

With one simple activation, parents can view information on all of their children, from elementary school to high school.  Parents also will be able to update emergency card information electronically.

Follow this link to sign up:

Keep in Touch with Schoolloop

For texts and emails please make sure to sign up for Schoolloop. This is not an automatic notification you mush see Michael, the school Secretary, to be on the notification list.  

Schoolloop allows you to:

  • Receive school bulletins
  • Receive notices from the Principal, PTA and school
  • Notifies you of school events (picture day, minimum days, etc.)

To reduce cost and paper waste much of the school information now goes out electronically.

Los Cerritos PALS/GATE

Did you know?

Los Cerritos' original school bell was used between the years 1913-1946. It was presented to the LBUSD by the Los Cerritos PTA and school patrons to mark the fine tradition of school and community.


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Green Team

Join our green team activities!  See the PTA Green Team page for more information. Green Team

Los Cerritos Vision

We all contribute to an interdependent, green community that promotes creativity, rigor and a growth mindset in preparing students for success.

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ALL STUDENTS are on the "ROAD" to Success!


On task and on time

Achieving & Growing

Dressed ready to learn


Today: 9/25/18

School District News

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Welcome to the Los Cerritos Library!

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday

Online Math Practice

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